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Three and in - Sat Nov 4 9:30 AM
Stoke’s inconsistent start to the season could be on the turnaround after a huge 1-0 win at high-flying Watford last weekend. Leicester’s new manager Claude Puel got off to a winning start after easing past Everton 2-0, a win that could kick-start the Foxes’ climb up the Premier League table. Sto...
Three and in - Sat Oct 21 4:05 PM
After demolishing Stoke City 7-2 at the weekend, Pep Guardiola claimed that it was the best he had seen his Manchester City side play. Even without the prolific Sergio Agüero up front, they are still managing to score goals for fun. Kevin De Bruyne has been outstanding all season and he dictated...
Three and in - Sat Sep 9 1:27 PM
This weekend Stoke host Man United at the Bet 365 stadium hoping to carry on their current home “giant killing” form, which served them so well against Arsenal, thanks to a debut goal from Jesé. Mark Hughes’ men are 11th in the table, after 3 games, with four points, which also includes an impres...
Three and in - Tue Apr 25 5:51 PM
With Stoke City currently in free fall, failing to win any of their last five games and slipping down to just 8 points above the drop zone, Mark Hughes will be desperate to get maximum points on the board from this game and ease some of the pressure being applied by sections of their fans. …
Three and in - Sat Oct 15 2:53 PM
Both Stoke City and Sunderland come into this game desperately needing a victory. Currently entrenched in the bottom three, neither side have yet to register a single victory in the league. This encounter could be considered the first ‘6 pointer’ of the season. Stoke manager Mark Hughes is under...
Three and in - Fri Oct 14 1:39 PM
Manchester United are looking to extend their 3 match winning run when they face a winless Stoke side. Wayne Rooney is set to miss out again, while Marko Arnautovic is in line for his 100th Premier League appearance for the Potters. Form Guide: After three defeats in a week earlier this month, Un...
Three and in - Fri Oct 14 1:39 PM
It’s a big day at Old Trafford, as Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side seek to finally cement themselves as a team with title challenging credentials for this season. Their opponents are a Stoke City outfit who have failed to really get going, currently sitting down in 19th place, on just 2 po...
Three and in - Sat Aug 13 2:48 PM
Stoke boss Mark Hughes hopes to give Middlesbrough an early lesson in the realities of Premier League life. Hughes begins his fourth season in charge of the Potters with a trip to promoted Boro on Saturday. A sell-out is expected at the Riverside Stadium as Boro return to the top flight after a s...
Three and in - Mon Jul 25 8:26 PM
Stoke City and Crystal Palace have tabled bids in excess of £20 million for West Brom striker Saido Berahino igniting a tug of war for his services. Stoke have improved upon their previous £15 million offer last month in an attempt to secure the want-away strikers’ services. However a policy of ‘...
Three and in - Sat Jul 23 6:06 PM
According to the BBC, Liverpool have accepted a bid for Welsh midfielder Joe Allen this week. Should the deal go through, it will see him link up with fellow Welshman Mark Hughes. We are going to look at if and where Allen will fit in at Stoke and whether or not it’s a good signing …
Three and in - Sun Jul 17 5:59 PM
Last week TalkSport revealed that West Ham were being priced out of a move for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini. With Stoke having previously shown interest, it looks like it has now developed into a two way tug of war between Italian giants Inter Milan and West Ham. Napoli are looking to bring i...
Three and in - Tue Jul 12 4:57 PM
Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan has penned a one-year contract extension, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. Whelan has penned a one-year contract extension, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. The 32-year-old Republic of Ireland international, whose new deal runs until...
Three and in - Mon Jul 11 8:43 PM
Newly promoted Middlesbrough are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic, alongside fellow Premier League teams Stoke and Sunderland, according to reports from the Daily Mail. The Serbian international is available for £6.5 million, but the Premier League trio could be l...
Three and in - Sun May 15 1:43 PM
The Blue’s have the pleasure of welcoming Champions Leicester City at Stamford Bridge this afternoon. Chelsea could finish 10th, if Stoke beat West Ham, but are unlikely to drop to 11th as Swansea, who play Manchester City, are three points behind and have a far inferior goal difference. “When th...
Three and in - Thu May 12 6:51 PM
Stoke are set to revive their interest in Nathan Redmond following Norwich’s relegation, Press Association Sport understands. The winger is expected to leave Carrow Road this summer, with his contract due to expire next year, after the Canaries dropped out of the Barclays Premier League on Wednes...
Three and in - Fri May 6 3:06 PM
Stoke manager Mark Hughes has admitted that striker Peter Crouch has been disappointed with his amount of Premier League game-time this season. Crouch, 35, has made only 10 league appearances and has failed to score in any, but Hughes was impressed by his performance in the 1-1 draw with Sunderla...
Three and in - Sat Apr 30 7:49 PM
MOAN OF THE MATCH Sunderland were very fortunate to get a point. Their reaction to going behind was one of a team in mid-table rather than fighting for their lives and Defoe can take all the credit for digging them out of this hole STAR PLAYER Charlie Adam: Adam has been a bit-part player this …
Three and in - Sat Apr 30 7:38 PM
Jermain Defoe scored an injury-time penalty to earn Sunderland a potentially priceless point at Stoke. The Potters looked on course for victory after Marko Arnautovic gave them the lead five minutes into the second half but Defoe made it 1-1 having won the spot-kick himself. Newcastle’s victory o...
Three and in - Sun Apr 24 10:29 PM
Stoke have little to play for in terms of the league and face ending the season on a real low after conceding four goals for a third successive game. Injuries are also mounting up, with Ibrahim Afellay set to be on the sidelines until 2017 after rupturing a cruciate ligament in training on Friday...
Three and in - Sun Apr 24 10:20 PM
Manuel Pellegrini praised his Manchester City side after they warmed up for the Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid by thumping Stoke. With one of the biggest games in the club’s history to come on Tuesday, City could have been forgiven for taking their eye off the ball in the league. Bu...
Three and in - Sun Apr 24 8:24 PM
Kelechi Iheanacho is hoping his performance against Stoke will earn him the chance to fulfil a dream and face Real Madrid. The Nigerian youngster made his fourth Premier League start for Manchester City on Saturday and scored twice in a 4-0 win at the Etihad Stadium. Iheanacho has impressed every...
Three and in - Sat Apr 23 9:14 PM
MOAN OF THE MATCH Stoke’s end-of-season apathy was once again evident and this was the third straight game in which they have conceded four times. STAR PLAYER Kelechi Iheanacho. Manuel Pellegrini has been reluctant to start the teenager this season, frustrating City fans by using Wilfried Bony al...
Three and in - Sat Apr 23 9:05 PM
Manchester City warmed up for Real Madrid by moving back into third place in the Premier League with a 4-0 victory over Stoke. The empty seats at the Etihad demonstrated this was far from City’s biggest match of the week but, with Manchester United breathing down their necks, it was undoubtedly a...
Three and in - Mon Apr 18 10:55 PM
MOAN OF THE MATCH Danny Rose was booed by Stoke fans throughout the match because of an incident that happened during his loan spell in 2012. Ladies and gentlemen, let it go. STAR PLAYER Dele Alli. Just beats Harry Kane to the honour on an occasion when so many Tottenham men shone. Only shame was...
Three and in - Mon Apr 18 10:32 PM
Tottenham cut Leicester’s lead at the Barclays Premier League summit to five points as two goals each from Harry Kane and Dele Alli secured a win at Stoke which was as comprehensive as it was timely. Sunday’s fractious draw with West Ham saw Claudio Ranieri’s men drop points for the first time si...
Three and in - Mon Apr 18 7:02 PM
Normally with a match preview, I tend to write about the home side before moving on to that weekend’s visitors but as we start truly reach the pointy end of the season, Tottenham’s trip to Stoke City it’s the away side who takes precedence. As Leicester City’s march to a seemingly likely Premier...
Three and in - Mon Apr 18 6:33 PM
Stoke boss Mark Hughes believes Tottenham’s pressing need to win at the Britannia Stadium on Monday could well play into his side’s hands There is currently a seven-point gap between second-placed Spurs and leaders Leicester in the Barclays Premier League table, with each having five games remain...
Three and in - Mon Apr 18 6:28 PM
Despite all their excellence, Tottenham still have a monumental task ahead of them. Ranieri has noted that if it were one of the Manchester clubs in Leicester’s position, everyone would believe the title race to be over already. Despite this, there is still a glimmer of hope for Pochettino’s side...
Three and in - Mon Apr 18 6:25 PM
Stoke host a Spurs side tonight that are slowly watching Leicester City walk away with the title… While confident Tottenham will be eager to attack, Hughes is less sure about how the pressure of the situation Spurs are in might manifest itself more generally on Monday in terms of their performanc...
Three and in - Sat Apr 16 8:23 PM
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will watch Leicester’s game against West Ham on Sunday but insists he is not going crazy hoping they will lose. Time is running out for Spurs to catch the Foxes, who are seven points clear at the top of the table with five games remaining. Tottenham will not pla...