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Joe Allen | Midfielder | #4

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 137

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New Stoke City manager Paul Lambert won his first match in charge as the Potters topped Huddersfield Town 2-0 at the Bet365 Stadium.
Lambert, who succeeded Mark Hughes on Monday, began his spell at Stoke in fine fashion. Boosted by the return of defensive anchor and captain Ryan Shawcross, the Potters kept their first clean sheet since mid-December. After a goalless first-half, Joe Allen broke the deadlock when he steered home a cross from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in the 53rd minute. The home side took control of the match following Allen's goal and then doubled their advantage with a nifty team goal. Choupo-Moting was again the catalyst, as Xherdan Shaqiri and Mame Biram Diouf then combined on the edge of the area before the latter finished past Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl. The Potters move out of the relegation zone with the victory. Jan 20 - 1:27 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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Joe Allen contributed a goal and an assist and Mark Hughes is breathing a massive sigh of relief after the Potters beat West Brom 3-1 at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday.

The Potters have been struggling mightily with only five points from their last eight matches coming into the clash with equally dire West Brom. The Potters came into the match facing a defensive crisis with Bruno Martins Indi and both outside backs, Erik Pieters and Glen Johnson, out injured. It looked like there was a risk of another loss to a bottom half opponent before Joe Allen turned back the clock to early last season with a 19th minute goal and then an assist for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's goal which ended up being the winner. Ramadan Sobhi scored an insurance goal late in stoppage time.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 01:34:00 PM

Joe Allen missed the 7-2 loss to Manchester City last weekend due to a concussion suffered on international duty but is healthy enough to return for the Week 9 clash with Bournemouth.

With Xherdan Shaqiri likely absent with an ankle injury, Mark Hughes will be happy to get another one of his starting midfielders back from injury. While not a like-for-like replacement by any means, the visit of the Cherries is a rare opportunity where the Potters should be solid favorites to win and between missing center backs and the absent Shaqiri, missing Allen as well might have tipped things back to more of a coin flip. Look for Allen to be an integral part of an attack that should have significant opportunities.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 01:50:00 PM

Joe Allen is an early doubt for the trip to Manchester City after suffering a head injury.

The Wales midfielder was led from the field of play during last nights’ World Cup qualifying clash with Ireland at the Millenium Stadium and there are fears that Allen may have suffered concussion. Mark Bowen [Assistant Manager at Stoke] confirmed the 27-year-old was assessed by a doctor today but he wouldn’t be checked by the club until later this week: "He will come back in on Thursday and we will assess him then," he told the official club website. "There is protocol to follow with injuries of this nature, which we will of course follow." Allen could join captain Ryan Shawcross on the sidelines as he struggles to shake off an ongoing back problem, but there was better news regarding Bruno Martins Indi [groin] who should rejoin the group this week while Jese Rodriguez is already back in full training after missing the win over Southampton due to family reasons.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 05:13:00 PM

Joe Allen, out last weekend with a hamstring injury, trained during the week and there is a reasonable chance that he will play some role against his former club Swansea in Week 34.

A return to the Liberty Stadium for the Wales international is probably always a sentimental event. He came up with the Swans and his performances there earned him a big money move to Liverpool. Week 34 sees Allen at yet another crossroads of sorts. He started out the season in incredible form and has stalled significantly since. Perhaps a week or two off after a summer playing for Wales in the Euros on top of returning to a regular starting role at Stoke City is just what Allen needs to finish the season strong. If you have to make a decision on Allen before line-ups come out, he's not certain enough to play. If you can wait and he starts, you wouldn't bet against him coming up big back at home in Wales.
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 04:43:00 PM

Joe Allen will miss Stoke City's home match with Hull City on Saturday after failing to recover from a knock suffered last weekend.

The former Liverpool and Swansea City midfielder started off the season on fire scoring goals, picking up assists, and generally bossing the midfield for Mark Hughes' side. Since his early-season run of excellence, he has come back to earth. He has been a good player for the Potters overall but after glimpses of being a mid-table star he's reverted to being more of an above average contributor for a mid-table club. Still, his absence will be felt with high-flying Hull City coming to the Britannia. Allen has a chance of returning for Week 34 but that is hardly a sure thing.
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 03:33:00 PM

Stoke City brought an end to its three-match winless streak in the Premier League in 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace.

After surprising fantasy managers everywhere with five goals in the first half of the season, it took Allen six weeks before scoring his first league goal of 2017. Tied at 0-0 in a sluggish deadlock in the cold, Stoke found its breakthrough in the 67th minute when Marko Arnautovic sprung Ramadan Sobhi as an outlet. The Egyptian, who started in his first game back from the African Cup of Nations, found Allen for the match-winner to bring the Potters into ninth place. Meanwhile, the Stoke defense recorded its first clean sheet since Week 20, allowing only one shot on target.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Feb 11, 2017 12:18:00 PM

Joe Allen has been a great story after moving to Stoke City but his fantasy value hinges significantly on where he plays on the pitch.

Joe Allen is back from suspension and a date against Burnley at the Britannia looks tantalizing from a fantasy point of view given the Clarets' struggles on the road. That said, Allen's fantasy value has been very much dependent on where Mark Hughes has deployed him on the pitch. When deployed as a "number ten" Allen has been prolific while a role at the base of midfield has meant significantly less interesting production. With Glenn Whelan back in training and reportedly fit, Allen could move back up front. It is only the uncertainty that makes him less than a sure-fire fantasy pick for Week 14.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 01:39:00 PM

Joe Allen will miss the Potters trip to Watford due to suspension.

The Wales international will miss out on Stoke City's trip to Watford after picking up his fifth booking of the season in Week 12. The absence is complicated by Glenn Whelan's potential absence with a calf injury. Gianelli Imbula may be recalled to deputize despite poor performances to date this season.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 03:45:00 PM

Stoke City picked up their first win of the season thanks to a brace from Joe Allen, as the Potters defeated Sunderland 2-0 on Saturday.

Allen's pair of first-half strikes extended his scoring streak, while the result leaves Sunderland as the lone winless club in the Premier League. Allen's first goal came just eight minute into the match when the Welsh international headed in, from the edge of the six-yard box, a chipped cross from Marko Arnautovic. Allen went on to completed his brace just before half-time with a left-footed volley following Sunderland's failed clearance of Xherdan Shaqiri's corner. The victory for Mark Hughes and his side lifts them out of the relegation zone ahead of their fixture with Hull City next weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 01:31:00 PM

The hamstring injury that Joe Allen picked up with Wales during the international break may not be healed in time for him to face off with Sunderland in Week 8 action.

Mark Hughes went on record criticizing Wales' approach to Joe Allen's health during the international break. Hughes, as you might imagine, would have preferred that the Potters' new midfielder be treated with kid gloves as the club looks to dig itself out of the huge hole it has dug for itself early in the season. With a bottom-of-the-table scrap with the Black Cats on the cards in Week 8, Hughes will be hoping to have Allen available.
Source: @BenDinnery
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 08:33:00 AM

Wales will likely have to do without midfielder Joe Allen for the team's upcoming World Cup qualifier against Georgia.

The Stoke City midfielder was subbed off in the second half of the Dragons' World Cup qualifier against Austria on Thursday—a 2-2 draw that saw Allen score a goal. But manager Chris Coleman said the former Liverpool man will likely miss the weekend and will be assessed ahead of the Potters' next match: "The way it is, we probably won't have Joe. We probably could have gambled to keep him on. He had a twinge in his hamstring. He's with the medical team. [But] we wouldn't gamble with any player. He's Stoke's player and we respect that."
Source: OneFootball
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 06:44:00 PM

Stoke City survived a barrage of chances created by Manchester United on the day and Joe Allen scored a late equalizer to secure an improbable and crucial point for the Potters in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Stoke still have yet to win a match this season and are still firmly in the relegation zone, but today's result should really give them a shot in the arm. Manchester United were by far the more threatening side, especially in the first half, but Lee Grant came up huge in goal, stopping several quality shot by the Red Devils. United finally opened the scoring in the 69th minute but could not find that second goal to put the game away. Allen came to the rescue in the 82nd minute when a shot came off the bar, leaving United defenders in a state of confusion and the "Welsh Pirlo" pounced on it. Lee Grant deserves Man of the Match, providing a massive upgrade over Shay Given.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 09:01:00 AM

Joe Allen faces a race against the clock to be ready for Stoke City's trip to Old Trafford in Week 7.

Tightness in his hamstring has meant that the Wales international has yet to train since his goal-scoring turn against West Brom last weekend. With the Potters languishing in 19th place, Mark Hughes may err on the side of bringing his summer acquisition back sooner rather than later. Hughes' job may well be in danger if the Potters don't pick up their first win of the season soon.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Joe Allen looked to have won the Potters their first match of the season before a late Albion goal forced a draw.

At home against West Brom is the sort of match that Stoke City need three points from. They were almost there but couldn't quite get it over the line. The single point has them firmly in the relegation zone after six matches.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 01:12:00 PM