A look ahead at Stoke City v Everton at the Britannia Stadium on the 6th February 2016
Stoke City Team News:
Captain Ryan Shawcross along with Charlie Adam, Geoff cameron and marc Wilson are all ruled out. Phillip wollscheid picked up a knock but should be ok.
Player to watch: Marko arnautovic
The Austrian international has come into his own this season and shown why he is so vital to stoke city fc to keep him fit. Powerful, pacey and strong. Big danger to any side.
Everton Team News:
Lukaku has shown improvement with his back injury. We hope he can join training today. Kevin Mirallas should be back for Stoke but Tim Howard and John Stones are likely to be out.
‘We are still waiting for paperwork on Oumar Niasse’s visa, but we hope to have him available.’ Roberto martinez
Player to watch: Romelu lukaku
The big Belgian is always a giant threat to any team. He knows where the net is and defenders will have to be on their gaurd.
Match Facts & Stats
Stoke city looking for back to back double over Everton after winning both home and away last season also.
Stoke city have lost just once in 11 games on February 6th.
The last 3 home games on this date stoke have scored 11 goals and conceded 0. Two 3-0 wins over hull (1993) and Blackburn (2010) and 5-0 win over Cambridge United (2002).
Everton have drawn 5 from their last 6 away games winning the other 1-0 against Newcastle on boxing day.
Andre marriner. Has given out 3 red cards this season 2 of them being straight red cards.
Has refereed Stoke twice this season both games finishing draws. West ham v Stoke (0-0) and Stoke v Leicester (2-2)
Has also refereed Everton twice this season with the toffee’s winning both games. Everton v Sunderland (6-2) and Everton v Chelsea (3-1)
Stoke won the reverse fixture 4-3 at goodison park back in December thanks to late penalty. However after a bad run of form of late Everton have back to back win’s in all competitions after beating Carlisle in the fa cup and victory over Newcastle United in the premier league.
Stoke city lost out on penalties to Liverpool in the capital one cup followed by an fa cup exit to crystal palace and then a crushing defeat at old Trafford in midweek.
For me stoke have a point to prove against Everton after a bad 7 days of football and with a very attacking side I believe stoke will have to much for the toffee’s
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