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Peter Crouch | Forward | #25

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/30/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 165

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A day after celebrating the arrival of a club-record signing, Stoke City had a night to forget in a 3-0 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Despite their defensive fortitude of late, the Potters conceded three goals in the first hour of the match to a Manchester United team notorious for low-scoring occasions this season. Mark Hughes elected to start Peter Crouch for the first time in a Premier League match this season rather than going with a fit Xherdan Shaqiri, but the former Liverpool man could not jumpstart the Stoke City attack. Meanwhile, Philipp Wollscheid added to Stoke's injury crisis (already without Geoff Cameron, Marc Wilson and Ryan Shawcross) by going off at half-time. New record signing Giannelli Imbula was not eligible to make his debut but should be available for the weekend. Feb 2 - 5:14 PM
Source: NBC Sports


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Peter Crouch injured his hamstring against Sheffield Wednesday in the Potters' 2-0 victory in midweek and will be out approximately a month recuperating.

Crouch hasn't been a regular in Mark Hughes Premier League sides this season so the impact is minimal for the club and fantasy managers alike. Mame Biram Diouf and Jon Walters are both decidedly ahead of Crouch in the pecking order at forward with Joselu may have moved ahead of him as well. That means that Hughes will still have plenty of depth to work with for the month Crouch is out.
Source: espnfc.com
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 03:22:00 PM

Peter Crouch scored a first half game-winner to give Stoke City a win over Fulham in the Capital One Cup today.

It seems Crouch has lost his Premier League starting job and should be content with getting playing time in Cup games. Fulham almost came back in this match when they pushed late on but missed a number of chances and will surely want some of those back. It's concerning to see Stoke struggle to keep Fulham contained and this might give Callum Wilson and Matt Ritchie some good opportunities this weekend.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 06:29:00 PM

Peter Crouch confirmed via social media that his planned surgery to cure a niggling groin issue has been a success with the striker expected to be ready for pre-season training in July.

Crouch delayed going under the knife due to a lack of attacking options and manager Mark Hughes confirmed the 34 year-old wasn’t able to play for more than 20 minutes during the last 2 months of the season. However the former Liverpool target man was able to score against his former club in GW38 – his third goal from bench during this period. Jon Walters is another player Stoke patched up for the run-in, the Republic of Ireland international has been struggling with an ongoing knee issue and will welcome the extended break. Peter Odemwingie is back to full fitness following a ruptured ACL while Bojan Krkic has missed most of this year due to a serious knee ligament injury.
Thu, May 28, 2015 04:50:00 AM

Peter Crouch joins Peter Odemwingie and Jon Walters as potential absentees for Stoke City's final match of the season against Liverpool at the Britannia.

The former Liverpool man may miss out on the season finale against his former club with a vague injury mentioned by the BBC in their Week 38 match preview. With Crouch, Odemwingie, and Walters all in the same category of being listed with vague injury concerns just about anything could happen with the Potters' strikeforce. It probably makes sense to stay away unless you're in a desperate situation.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, May 22, 2015 10:38:00 AM

Peter Crouch scored the only goal of the match a minute after entering 20 minutes from time as Stoke City beat Hull City 1-0.

Mark Hughes got his substitutions right as his only two subs of the match - Charlie Adam and Peter Crouch - combined for the only goal of the match. The first half didn't see much in the way of significant chances from either side. Charlie Adam came on a halftime for Stephen Ireland and improved things for the home side but it wasn't until the introduction of Peter Crouch that the scorekeeper was troubled.
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 12:13:00 PM

A header by Peter Crouch in the 90th minute salvaged a road point for Stoke City as they would draw 1-1 with Newcastle United.

Crouch has been more used of the bench lately than as a starter, and with the return of Mame Biram Diouf to the XI today, Crouch was once again asked to deliver as a substitute. He did just that. With Newcastle up a goal in the 90th minute, Geoff Cameron launched a 60 yard cross to the far post which Crouch curled in under the crossbar with one of his patented headers. It marks the fifth goal of the season in league play for the tall man and may earn him a start for the next match, which makes sense because it is a quick turnaround for a midweek clash with Manchester City.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Feb 8, 2015 11:08:00 AM

Beanpole forward Peter Crouch has signed a new contract with Stoke City that will see him remain at the club through the 2016-17 season.

One of the things that Mark Hughes has successfully done at Stoke City since his arrival is develop a deep squad capable of weathering even significant injuries. Peter Crouch is no longer expected to start every match but in rotation with Mame Biram Diouf and Jon Walters he forms a strikeforce that offers variety, quality and depth. Diouf brings speed, Walters brute force and Crouch aerial ability. The extension will see Crouch remain at the Britannia through his age 36 season.
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 11:53:00 AM

Peter Crouch's status for Boxing Day is up in the air due to a neck injury he picked up in the second half of the Potters' Week 17 loss to Chelsea.

With Everton coming off a drubbing at the hands of Southampton and generally looking less than impressive this season, Crouch will be wanting to do everything possible to get back for Stoke City's Boxing Day match at Goodison Park. Given the extra day between team news coming out and the actual matches being played there will inevitably be more uncertainty than usual. Fantasy managers should be cautious in situations like this where a player's status is uncertain.
Source: espnfc.com
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 10:10:00 AM

The toothless attacking forces of Crystal Palace and Stoke canceled each other out in an uninspiring 1-1 draw on Saturday.

James McArthur headed his first goal in 15 games to give Palace the lead after 11 minutes, but Stoke striker Peter Crouch equalized inside two minutes, tapping in Jon Walter's deflected shot.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 01:03:00 PM

Stoke City's attack struggled on the road as they only had one shot on target against Southampton.

Stoke were overall not good today as they only had 38.5% possession against a dominating Southampton squad. They couldn't keep possession and the counter-attack was often stopped quickly by them giving away possession. They only registered eight shots with one of them being on target. The only time we'd recommend using Stoke players is at home, and even then, you should focus on their defense.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 01:56:00 PM

After starting the season as a sub for the first two matches and producing little in his first two starts, Peter Crouch has come on with two goals and an assist in his last two PL matches.

Mark Hughes had a lot of new faces to integrate in the early part of the season with Mame Biram Diouf, Bojan, Victor Moses, and Oussama Assaidi all arriving to join the existing team. It has taken a while but Hughes seems to have settled on Crouch and Diouf as his preferred forwards with Moses firing in crosses at a prolific rate. The results have been strong for the lanky Crouch who has scored from two and knocked another to Diouf for a goal. With Diouf now injured it will be interesting to see how the dynamics change.
Source: Yahoo.com
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 09:58:00 AM

Peter Crouch scored for the second straight week with a header in the 15th minute, and Stoke City held on to take the points in the 1-0 final over Newcastle.

Also like last week, Victor Moses was the architect for most of the evening and is shaping up to have a fine season with the Potters after being an afterthought at Anfield last year. Moses sent in the cross that Crouch would beat Fabricio Coloccini to in order to score. Mame Diouf had to exit the game early due to injury and there should be details on that soon, but Stephen Ireland made a return from his own injury to play the final half hour.
Source: NBC Sports
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 05:57:00 PM

Peter Crouch was the attacking star of the day for Stoke City, assisting their first goal and scoring their next, but the Potters would let two advantages slip away and settled for a 2-2 draw with QPR.

It was a breakout day for Crouch, as he registered both his first goal and assist of the 2014/2015 campaign. When his height is taken advantage of, it is just a matter of finding him with a cross in the box, and Stoke's first goal was a result of just that, but instead of heading into goal, he flicked it on to Mame Diouf, who scored his second goal of the season. Crouch would get his in the second half after firing home a lovely low cross fross from Victor Moses. Diouf seems to be the better value in fantasy right now, but Crouch is hitting some form right now.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 09:55:00 AM

No, it isn't THAT Diouf that Stoke are pursuing but former Manchester United forward Mame Biram Diouf who has scored 33 goals over two seasons for Hanover in the Bundesliga.

With Peter Odemwingie, Peter Crouch and Jon Walters all on the wrong side of 30, it makes sense that Stoke are looking to refresh their options at forward this summer. Mark Hughes is never far from a connection to Manchester United when scouring the transfer market and Diouf fits the pattern as a former United player (granted one who only appeared 5 times for the Red Devils). Since leaving the Premier League, Diouf has flourished and could be a solid acquisition in the prime of his career at the age of 26.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 04:52:00 PM