Preview: Stoke City v Huddersfield Town

Preview: Stoke City v Huddersfield Town

It’s the Ramadan Sobhi Derby.

There are quiet a few connection between the two sides with Tom Ince & Tommy Smith coming to Stoke, and somehow we convinced Huddersfield Town that Ramadan Sobhi was anything other than someone who could stand on a ball.

The game is massive for Stoke, probably the biggest game since Hughes was sacked. Stoke and Huddersfield currently sit in the bottom two places in the league with virtually the same record. Nine games in and not a single win between them.

The game could be the last game for Nathan Jones as mounting speculation is growing over him being removed as manager if the result goes the wrong way, some even saying he could leave if we win.

Results have not come for Jones despite performances improving, this is due to our ability to shoot ourselves in the foot in every game, non more than our last game v Nottingham Forest, a game which Stoke were well on top until Jack Butland gifted Forest back into the game to which the obliged.

Huddersfield

Our opponents have recently changed manager and have been expecting the new manager bounce to kick in, let’s hope this doesn’t happy tomorrow to put the final nail in Nathan Jones’s coffin.

Players to watch out for

Karlan Grant: Grant is Huddersfield’s top goal scorer thus far with 5 goals in his 9 league games so far

Trevor Chalobah: Chalobah is a Left sided England U21 defender who often plays as a defensive midfielder. He is positionally sound & Huddersfield attacks tend to start from his deep position.

Recent results between sides

Stoke are unbeaten against Huddersfield in the last 5 meetings with Stoke coming out on top 2-0 in the last two home games together. The last League meeting was the first game under Paul Lambert but that revival was short lived under him.

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