Stoke play Swansea, so surely Sam Clucas will turn out a world class performance
Fresh from the good win in the FA Cup over Wigan, Stoke now entertain Swansea with fresh optimism in the stands, following the great debuts from Maja & Moore combined with Powell’s return to the team.
Sam Clucas didn’t start the FA Cup game but should be a starter against a side he revels in playing.
Swansea defended for their lives in their last outing against Blackburn, having dominated the ball without doing much with it in the first half, their whole game plan ended shortly after the break when right back come right centre half got sent off shortly after the break. It’s was backs to the wall from then on but managed to keep Blackburn from equalising their first half goal.
How have we faired in previous meetings.
Tuesdays fixture will be the 78th meeting between the two sides
Stoke wins 31
Swansea wins 25
The last meeting
Stoke visited the Liberty stadium back in August and ran out 3-1 winner In A game Sam Clucas once again shone against his old club.
Form (last 4 games)
Stoke 2-3 Fulham
Coventry 1-0 Stoke
Huddersfield 1-1 Stoke
Stoke 2-0 Wigan(cup)
QPR 0-0 Swansea
Hull 2-0 Swansea
Swansea 0-1 Luton
Swansea 1-0 Blackburn
Swansea have only won 2 of their last 10 games, but the win against Blackburn is an eye opener going into this game.
Who’s the threat
Swansea are an all changed side to the one we are used to, many of the names are unknown to many. Joël Piroe has been involved in more goal this season than any other Swansea player but Jamie Paterson has the highest average rating.
How could Stoke set up for the game.
Stoke have no new injuries following Saturdays FA Cup game so we could see our strongest starting XI of the season so far. Cup tied Lewis Baker & Phil Jagielka should return to the side but that would mean a return two 3 at the back surely so it’s a hard call for O’Neill as too what side he plays.
What is your score Prediction?