Player News - Stoke City

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Charlie Adam scored another great goal to equalize an early Sunderland goal and seal the final score between Stoke City and Sunderland at 1-1.

In a match that saw an Asmir Begovic error gift Connor Wickham a first minute goal, Charlie Adam led the charge as Stoke City equalized and eventually drew the match. The early error not withstanding, the Potters were the better team for nearly the entire match dominating possession and shots on target on their home turf. Despite some strong opportunities they couldn't find a winner and had to settle for a 1-1 draw with the Black Cats. Adam's goal was his third in four matches in the month of April.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 25 - 12:32 PM

Peter Odemwingie is coming to the end of his recovery from an ACL injury and could be ready for the bench as soon as Week 34.

This is by no means a viable fantasy option for Week 34 but if Odemwingie plays even a bit part against Sunderland then he could be in line for a more significant role over the last couple of weeks of the season. With little to achieve over the final five matches, giving Odemwingie a little playing time to help push his recovering along before the summer could actually be pretty high on Mark Hughes' agenda. Odemwingie has had some big fantasy days so he could represent an interesting option in Weeks 37 and 38 as one of the few mid-table players with something to play for.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 24 - 11:16 AM

Stephen Ireland has been deemed fully fit after limping off against Southampton last weekend.

Stephen Ireland wasn't effective last weekend when he was in the match and Stoke City looked like a different team as soon as Charlie Adam was introduced. Adam also scored the match-winner. That leaves Mark Hughes with a selection dilemma as Ireland has recovered and has been the starter while Adam has been more productive in recent weeks. If Ireland starts, there's a good chance he could be a bargain given that Sunderland are this weekend's opposition. The same is true for Adam. Managers who can make changes after line-ups are announced will be interested in this one. Those who have to make late-Friday/early-Saturday decisions should probably steer clear of both players.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 24 - 11:13 AM

Mame Biram Diouf scored a goal in Stoke City's win over Southampton in Week 33 but his overall performance was tepid and he was the best Stoke City had to offer on the week.

It isn't often when a team wins and has as little fantasy production to show for it as Stoke City did on Saturday. Mame Biram Diouf and Charlie Adam scored the goals but barely exceeded double digit points in the Yahoo scoring system. Glenn Whelan was the only other Potters player in double digits. It was just that sort of day with no clean sheets and few other phantom points.
Source: Yahoo.com
Apr 21 - 9:56 PM

Charlie Adam ended Southampton's hopes for Champions League football with his match-winner in the 84th minute.

The halftime substitute came on for an ineffective Stephen Ireland and made an immediate impact as Stoke City looked a much better side. Within two minutes of the break Mame Biram Diouf equalized Morgan Schneiderlin's 22nd minute opener. The Saints had the better of the match on paper as far as possession, shots, and shots on target but it was Adam's 84th minute goal that decided the tie and sentenced Ronald Koeman's squad to a battle for a Europa League spot that they may or may not actually want.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 18 - 12:26 PM

Marc Wilson is doubtful for Stoke City's match with Southampton as he recovers from a hip injury picked up against West Ham last weekend.

Marc Wilson has had a rough 2015 so far with injuries and it may well continue in Week 33 after he picked up a hip injury against West Ham last weekend. With Wilson potentially out, Erik Pieters is likely to return to the starting line-up. With Southampton a strong opponent neither Wilson nor Pieters has a ton of value and even less so given the uncertainty between the two.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 17 - 12:15 PM

Victor Moses has been ruled out for the balance of the season with a hamstring injury picked up in Week 32.

Stoke City's attack has been hit with another season-ending injury as Victor Moses has been ruled out for the season. The injury effectively ends a very successful loan spell for Moses at Stoke City. The club will likely make a big summer push to make the move permanent with the player also likely being willing as a push into the Chelsea first team seems highly unlikely regardless of how well the season at Stoke City went. For the rest of this season, it may open up more playing time for Marko Arnautovic.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 17 - 12:06 PM

Jon Walters has had an excellent season by his standards already but he has seen his performance dip over the past month.

It's hard to imagine a scenario where a 30+ year-old attacker who bases his game more on effort and physicality than outrageous skill improved as much as it appeared Walters had earlier in the season. With seven goals already, you can buy that this season's output was just bunched together more than you might expect rather than predicting that Walters would move into the double digits. The tail end of the season has seen Walters' performance drop off significantly and fantasy managers who haven't already done so should sell and replace Walters with a more productive option.
Source: Yahoo.com
Apr 16 - 11:13 AM

Geoff Cameron has showed up two weeks in a row with strong phantom point efforts despite Stoke City winning neither match.

In Week 31 against Chelsea it was a defense-first effort from the occasional American international but Week 32 saw even better results with some attacking points added to the mix. Cameron contributed four successful crosses and two corners won going forward while managing three tackles won, a blocked shot and a pass intercepted as part of his defensive duties. With Southampton and their high tempo attack up next, Cameron will have lots of opportunities for tackles and interceptions.
Source: Yahoo.com
Apr 16 - 11:08 AM

Marko Arnautovic scored his first Premier League goal of the season at Upton Park but fantasy managers shouldn't expect more on the horizon.

Despite a rash of injuries at Stoke City, Marko Arnautovic has remained a secondary figure in Mark Hughes' plans. With Bojan out for the remainder of the season and Victor Moses and Stephen Ireland both suffering recent injuries, Arnautovic still hasn't managed to become a regular. After starting a string of matches from late December through early February, the combative attacker has found starting opportunities hard to come by with only two starts since February 11th. The quick summary: don't overreact to his goal this past weekend.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 16 - 11:04 AM

Mark Hughes is expecting to be able to call upon the services of Marc Wilson after a hip injury forced the defender off at West Ham in GW32.

Wilson "took a bang to the hip" restricting his movement at Upton Park during last weekends’ draw but after further tests the injury has responded well to treatment and Hughes will be looking to include the Northern Ireland international in the squad that takes on Southampton - Phil Bardsley and Erik Pieters remain on standby should Wilson suffer any minute problems. However Stoke will need to make at least one change with the news that Victor Moses returned to parent club Chelsea for treatment following a hamstring strain; Mark Hughes admits the winger is unlikely to play again this season. Mame Biram Diouf is a prime candidate for his place in the eleven. Peter Odemwingie [ruptured ACL] has started training and the striker will target game time within the next month.
Apr 16 - 7:14 AM

Stoke grabbed a last minute equaliser to end their run of 3-straight defeats but Mark Hughes will be counting the cost as Victor Moses and Marc Wilson were unable to complete the match because of injury.

Moses was making his first appearance since March following a groin problem but the Chelsea loanee pulled up on the stroke of half-time with a non-contact muscular problem believed to be his hamstring although a scan will confirm the exact issue. A tear could rule the winger out for "several" weeks but Hughes does have options with Mame Biram Diouf, Jon Walters and Stephen Ireland all available. Stoke will also need to check on defender Marc Wilson who was unable to shake off a "bang" to the hip.
Source: beIN Sports
Apr 13 - 9:01 AM

Marko Arnautovic scored an injury time equalizer to earn Stoke City a point on the road at Upton Park.

West Ham and Stoke finished 1-1 after goals from Aaron Cresswell and Marko Arnautovic in a match that lacked any exciting chances. The better goal was definitely the one of Cresswell, who netted from a beautiful free-kick early on. Both teams had expected goals that were very close 1.0, telling us the result was as fair as it gets, which one would expect from two middle of the table teams that are tied on points for ninth place. The season is fairly over for both of these teams as they are not fighting for relegation nor a European Cup spot, so experimentation may come in the final weeks of the season.
Apr 11 - 12:41 PM

Marc Wilson is available for Stoke City despite breaking his hand in the Potters' 2-1 loss to Chelsea last weekend.

Mark Hughes has most of his defense back and healthy so if Marc Wilson's hand is giving him trouble, Hughes can elect to start him on the bench. If the hand isn't a problem then you'd expect the versatile Irishman to continue to start somewhere in the Stoke City defense. With struggling West Ham this week's opponent any Stoke City defender is at least worth consideration.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 10 - 12:15 PM

Victor Moses is healthy after recovering from his hip injury but he is out for Week 31 because he is ineligible to face his parent club.

Stoke City were always going to struggle against Chelsea but it will be even more difficult minus Moses and Bojan. Without their two most creative players the Potters are a major long shot to score let alone pick up any points.
Source: espnfc
Apr 3 - 12:00 PM



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