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Stoke City boss outlines his summer transfer priority - regardless of division It's a big job, but a great job. "At this moment in time nobody knows what league we will be in. It could be Premier League, it could be Championship. If it's the Championship, then you re-build this place and get back to what made the club what it is.

Liverpool v. Stoke City preview Stoke City must get a win to have a chance at avoiding relegation, but will have a tough time against Liverpool.

Are three Premier League clubs already circling over Badou Ndiaye? From Turkey I know that Fenerbahce and Besiktas met his representatives over a potential move. "I also know that three clubs from the Premier League want him." Ndiaye is under contract at Stoke until 2022 while Butland's deal runs until 2021, Shaqiri's goes until 2020 and Ramadan has another four years.

Do I want Peter Coates to go? No. Do I want him to rectify his and Stoke City's errors. Yes! However, Smith put up a stout defence of the club's chairman Peter Coates, a man he once tried to force out of the club during the troubled days of the 1980s and early 90s.

Premier League clubs chasing Stoke City player, Newcastle United a reasonable bet Sabah’s Galatasaray reporter Mehmet Ozcan has spoken to Sporx about Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye and his future with the club. With Paul Lambert’s side on the verge of relegation from the Premier League there have been reports in the Turkish press linking the Senegal international with a move back to Turkey.

Relegation permutations: How Stoke could go down after Liverpool Stoke City have three games left to save their Premier League status. They have needed a hero to come to the fore over the last couple of months and now they need a miracle.

Stoke stopper gunning for Liverpool The Potters are four points adrift of safety with just three games to play and Butland is aware they need wins if they are to retain their place in the Premier League. The England international says Stoke cannot afford to dwell on the draw with Burnley last time out and insists they have to go all out for a win at Anfield.

Liverpool vs Stoke - Teams, streams, predictions and odds Liverpool face Stoke City between both legs of their Champions League semi-final but know a return to the competition next season is still not confirmed.

Liverpool v Stoke Live Stream, TV Channel, Preview, Team News and Kick-Off Time Liverpool take on Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime. The Reds will be full of confidence after they produced yet another blistering display at Anfield to defeat Roma 5-2 in the Champions League semi-final first leg. READ MORE: Is Arsenal vs Atletico Madrid on TV?

Audley aiming to upset Newcastle Town in Sentinel Cup final at Stoke City Audley describe themselves as the David to Newcastle Town's Goliath in tomorrow's Sentinel Cup final - and say that suits them just fine. Newcastle return to the bet365 Stadium for the final having won the under-18s competition last season as an under-17s team.

Stoke boss vows to fight on The Potters are four points adrift of safety with three games remaining and could be relegated on Saturday if they fail to get a result at Liverpool and other scorelines go against them.

Liverpool stars arrive at Melwood as they prepare for Stoke visit Mohamed Salah and his Liverpool team-mates have had little to no time to recover from their emphatic 5-2 victory over Roma after they arrived at Melwood for training on Wednesday.

Stoke City scrap awards dinner as relegation looms - report Stoke, who drew with Burnley on Sunday, could drop into the Championship this weekend if they lose at Liverpool and other results go against them. They are currently four points from safety and, having been due to hold the awards dinner next month, have decided it would be inappropriate in the current circumstances.

The good, the bad and who should play in midfield vs. Stoke? - Debating Liverpool 5-2 Roma The manager will have a delicate balancing act to perform: keep players fresh for the second leg, while picking a team to get three points against a side fighting for their Premier League lives. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's injury means he'll have to do that with just three fit senior midfielders at his disposal.

Awards dinner would have been rewarding failure, says Stoke fans chief It has been the glittering finale to each of Stoke City's years in the Premier League - but, with a lack of reasons to celebrate this time, it is no surprise that it has been shelved. Stoke have given out an official player of the season award for 40 years, including in the relegation campaigns of 1985, 1990 and 1998.

Stoke City's Harry Souttar enthused by new Ross County management duo on loan On-loan Stoke City defender Harry Souttar says Ross County's squad are delighted with Stuart Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson as permanent managers.

Stoke City cancel Player of the Year awards Stoke City have cancelled their Player of the Year awards with relegation to the Championship hanging over them. The club said that holding the annual black-tie event would be "inappropriate" given the troubles the team has endured this term, reports The Telegraph.

Fenerbahce in race to sign former Galatasaray midfielder who joined Stoke City in January for €16 million Former Galatasaray midfielder Badou Ndiaye could be on his way back to the Turkish Super League this summer. The Senegal international joined the Potters from Galatasaray for €16 million during the January transfer window.

Premier League gossip: Liverpool owner left 'bitching about fee for bargain Salah' And his performance has sparked a disagreement between the owners of Liverpool and Roma over the star man's true value. Liverpool paid Roma £37m for Salah last summer, a fee which the main man at the Serie A club, James Pallotta, now reckons was a bargain.

Stoke City's title-winning anniversary - glass ankle couldn't shatter The Beest's title dreams Which provides some validity to Beeston's insistence that "he was dirtier than me!" He continued: "We could do a bit of everything. Me and Stigger were just up and down and if we needed to make a tackle, we would. But we could pass the ball too.

Stoke cancel player of the year awards Paul Lambert still believes a miraculous escape is possible with three games remaining, but accepted to calling off the prize night when it became clear Stoke would be immersed in a battle for survival.

Stoke Are Aggressive, We Can't Afford Injuries, Liverpool Legend Warns Follow @insidefutbolLiverpool legend Steve McMahon thinks the Reds simply cannot afford to suffer any further injuries to key players in Saturday's Premier League meeting with Stoke City.

Stoke cancel 'inappropriate' end-of-season awards as relegation looms Stoke City have cancelled their Player of the Year awards after a troubled season fighting against relegation to the Championship. With Stoke struggling in the bottom three, the club has taken the decision to abandon the annual black-tie event as they believe it would be "inappropriate".

Wouldn't Be Out of Place Against Stoke - Teenager Backed For Liverpool Debut By Reds Legend Follow @insidefutbolLiverpool legend John Aldridge has raised the prospect of the Reds fielding 17-year-old midfielder Curtis Jones against Stoke City on Saturday. The Reds crushed Roma 5-2 in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie on Tuesday evening, but suffered an injury blow when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was forced off.

My players are ready says boss as Stoke City confront a near mission impossible Paul Lambert has had a meeting with his players and looked into the whites of their eyes to ensure they are ready to try and pull Premier League survival out of the fire. He says avoiding the drop is a tall order now, not an impossible one, and he is certain his players feel the same ahead of Saturday's daunting trip to Liverpool.

Paul Lambert's Stoke City job prospects: The latest with former Aston Villa and Wolves boss Paul Lambert has received a vote of confidence from the Stoke City board with the Potters on the brink of relegation. The former Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers manager replaced Mark Hughes in mid-January with the remit of guiding the best365 Stadium strugglers to safety.

3rd Place Liverpool V. Relegation-Threatened Stoke City This Saturday On NBCSN Premier League-leading scorer Mohamed Salah and third-place Liverpool host 19th-place Stoke City this Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo, kicking off NBC Sports Group's Premier League coverage this weekend.

Shawcross demands three wins Stoke's 10-year stay in the top flight is under serious threat, with the club four points from safety with just three matches remaining. The Potters have secured just 29 points this season, with Mark Hughes losing his job at the start of January.

'We've lost soul of our club' - fans react to news that Stoke City boss and recruitment chief are staying put There have been calls for change as the club slips towards relegation after a decade in the Premier League, and recruitment and the manager's record have been two of their biggest complaints. The Potters are on a run of one win from the 12 games Lambert has been in charge, and next up is a tough trip to Liverpool on Saturday.

Paul Lambert will stay at Stoke next season even if Potters are relegated However Coates believes Lambo was dealt a dreadful hand as Stoke failed to land a proven striker in the January window and says he has no plans to terminate the two-and-a-half year deal he handed the 48-year-old three months ago. The 80-year-old Potters' chief said: "Paul is under contract and there are no plans to change.

Stoke City striker goes viral on social media as he stands tall to welcome latest member of Royal Family Peter Crouch, Stoke City's resident social media jester, has been at it again as Royal Baby mania sweeps the country. The Potters' leading Premier League goalscorer has developed a knack of knocking out Tweets that rapidly go viral, and his latest effort is no exception.

Stoke City Delilah podcast: Ian Cranson on injuries, derbies and that unbeaten run Ian Cranson, one of the stalwarts of that team, now looks back on his career at Stoke up to that point and that year in particular, including a club record unbeaten run, favourites like Mark Stein, Vince Overson and Nigel Gleghorn and fierce derbies against Port Vale, West Brom and Stockport County.

Stoke City 'to stick with Paul Lambert if relegated' Stoke City have reportedly confirmed that they will stick with manager Paul Lambert even if they are relegated from the Premier League. The Potters are 19th in the table, four points from a position of safety with three games left to play.

Lambert & Cartwright to stay? 'The Sentinel' are reporting that Lambert and Cartwright will still be at Stoke next season based on comments from Chairman Peter Coates. As Lambert signed a two and a half years contract when he joined in January is does seem as though he will be allowed to rebuild our squad in the Championship next season.

'In the naughty chair' Stoke City's Saido Berahino in the words of all his managers Stoke City's Saido Berahino was once touted as one of English football's brightest young talents when he burst onto the scene at West Bromwich Albion. Making a name for himself as a clinical finisher, he fell out of favour at Albion because of disciplinary issues and then moved to Stoke.

Stoke chairman Coates confirms Lambert & Cartwright staying put Stoke City are likely to retain the services of manager Paul Lambert and director of recruitment Mark Cartwright regardless of what happens to the club at the end of the season. The Potters are currently in 19th position on the standings and four points adrift of safety with just three games remaining.

LFC Foundation Day to take place at Stoke game Log in now, or register to access a range of FREE benefits including videos and exclusive competitions. No thanks Yes, please! The special event will see a variety of activities and fundraising initiatives take place in and around Anfield on the day of the penaultimate Premier League home match of the season.

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The Swansea City, Stoke City and Southampton results that could see the Swans officially safe in just 11 days If you were a Swansea City fan watching Carlos Carvalhal's men shipping five goals at Manchester City on Sunday then it's fair to say you would have left the Etihad fully expecting this Premier League survival battle to go down to the wire.

Stoke Chairman Confirms Paul Lambert's Future & Speak Out on Transfer Policy Criticism Stoke City have confirmed that Paul Lambert and head of recruitment Mark Cartwright will remain at the club even if they're relegated. The Potters lie 19th in the Premier League with only three matches left to play, and must win their final trio of clashes to stand any chance of staying up.

Stoke City chairman standing in the firing line and taking flak for others Such news was never going to have supporters dancing in the streets and you can sympathise with the raw anger of those sitting and suffering this season's woeful storyline.

Coates vows that Lambert will stay on at Stoke The Potters brought in Lambert as Mark Hughes' managerial successor in January as they looked to stop the rot and avoid dropping into the Championship at the end of the season.

Adverts, fashion and topless pitch invader from Stoke's 4-3 thriller with West Brom We have been reprocessing pictures from our archives for several key games, including 37 here from the 4-3 win over West Bromwich Albion at the Victoria Ground in September 1992.

Stoke chairman Coates reveals failed swoop for Liverpool duo Sturridge & Ings Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has revealed the club tried to sign Liverpool duo Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings in the winter transfer window. The Potters have come under fire from supporters for failing to bring in a striker in January, with a lack of goals being a primary cause of their relegation battles.

Rafa Benitez's Pub Facts: Involving West Ham, Tottenham and Man United - FootballFanCast.com Rafael Benitez has a renowned penchant for the facts. Now, every Monday, he's here to save us from water cooler small talk and that one guy in the pub who thinks he has all the answers.

Premier League Gossip: Mark Hughes falls out with Saints star Mark Hughes has fallen out with one of his players. After leaving behind an apparent cluster of rotten apples at Stoke City, and failing to deal with them when he was here, he has now seemingly come to blows, figuratively speaking, with Southampton star Sofiane Boufal.

Premier League mainstays Stoke and Saints face relegation displeasure John Dykes weighs in on Southampton and Stoke City's recent state of affairs as they inch towards the unwanted Premier League relegation mire. Amidst the euphoria and awards, both collective and individual, handed out at this time of the year, a couple of depressing, troubling sagas appear to be coming to a grim end.

Stoke City's title-winning anniversary - No-one more shocked than Dave Kevan at late winner "The season before we had lost in the play-off semi-finals and that could have been a major disappointment going into the next season, but the manager didn't allow us to get down about it and soon had us moving on." Kevan has particularly fond memories of his late midfield partner / rival Paul Ware.

EPL review week 35: Stoke slide closer to the abyss; Swansea hammered Week 35 of the Premier League sees Arséne Wenger wave the white flag; Stoke slides closer to the abyss after failing to beat Burnley at home and Man City humiliate Swansea with a 5-0 drubbing. Arséne Wenger won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.

Liverpool v Stoke City There are still a few nuggets of interest to be found before the season draws to a close. One such comes in the form of Liverpool's Mo Salah, who could break the record 31 goals for a 38-game season, achieved by only Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suárez thus far.

It's a funny old game…not Football is a funny old game according to one of the hoariest of sporting clichés. That may well be so, but there's little to laugh about supporting Stoke City at the moment. For a club that has spectacularly underachieved for most of its largely inglorious 155-year history.

Clarets manager Dyche happy following away draw at Stoke Sean Dyche was happy with his side's performance as Burnley came back to draw 1-1 at Stoke City. Badou Ndiayes first goal for Stoke put the home side ahead after just 11 minutes and it took until the 62 minute for the Clarets to reply through Ashley Barnes.

Stoke City manager and recruitment boss set to stay Stoke City are poised to head into the next transfer window with manager Paul Lambert and director of recruitment Mark Cartwright still in place, The Sentinel can reveal. The club's board will meet to review all major aspects of the club once relegation is mathematically confirmed.

Stoke City's title-winning anniversary - Little Scottish volcano kept us erupting says Ian Cranson But when one of those mountains tried to be smart with a couple of touches in their own half, a little Scottish volcano would erupt in the dug-out.

Stoke City player sends agent looking for a new club in Spain It feels like Jese Rodriguez has been looking for a new club almost continually since just before he moved to PSG. Real Madrid weren’t too keen on mapping out a future for the striker, so a new home had to be found. Upon arrival in Paris things went wrong remarkably quickly and then he went off to Las Palmas on loan.

Live updates of Reading FC U23s v Stoke City Royals striker Sam Smith. Credit: Eddie Greville. Reading FC U23s return to action on Monday night when they take on Stoke City in Premier League 2. It is the final game of the league season for Scott Marshall's side and a win would see them finish in a play-off spot.

Everton, Newcastle United and Stoke City: What Huddersfield Town eyes will be on this week The Town fans will be hoping not to see a classic on Sky Sports tonight, but rather hope both Newcastle - and in particular Everton - are already on the beach now that they are both safe from the drop. Next up for the Town head coach is Arsenal's midweek match against Atletico Madrid.

Darrell Clarke on why Stoke City loanee Ryan Sweeney and has 'fallen by the wayside' at Bristol Rovers "He has fallen a bit by the wayside, and that can happen in football." Despite Clarke conceding that Sweeney was now down the pecking order, the Rovers boss said the youngster would be remaining with Rovers until the end of the season. "Absolutely. He's been out on the grass today working hard to get back in the squad and back into contention.

This is the moment that will linger longest for me from Stoke City's relegation campaign If there is one straw to cling to it is the fact that Liverpool are playing their Champions League semi-final against AS Roma either side of the Stoke game, so Jurgen Klopp might rest a few. But enough for Liverpool to risk losing at Anfield to a team in the bottom three?

On the box or in real live, how do you like your football served up? It has to be the season ticket. It buys nine months' entitlement to an opinion on everything that befalls the club you have been born into supporting. At the same time, though, you will have to put up with being an outsider when your Sky-based mates are arguing the toss about Manchester City versus Manchester United.

Shawcross says Stoke 'sleepwalking' to relegation Stoke City central defender Ryan Shawcross believes the team are "sleepwalking" as they head towards relegation from the Premier League. While Stoke have put in some better performances in recent weeks, they still appear to be heading for the Championship with four games of the season remaining.

West Ham Eyeing Up £40m Swoop for Stoke City Duo in Anticipation of Potters' Relegation Welsh midfielder Allen was linked with a move to the London Stadium in January, with Hammers' boss David Moyes seemingly interested in the former Liverpool star as he bids to improve his squad in that department. And with Joe Hart's future uncertain, West Ham are expected to prioritise bringing in a new addition between the sticks.

Pundits claim Stoke City goalkeeper was caught out for Burnley and West Ham goals Stoke were leading the Clarets 1-0 and on course for a precious three points until Ashley Barnes bundled home Burnley's equaliser midway through the second half. Six days before, Andy Carroll had vollied home an injury-time equaliser to deny Stoke victory at the London Stadium.

SLIDESHOW: Stoke City v Burnley fans' gallery Did you make the trip to the Britannia Stadium to see the Clarets secure another point in their push for European football? READ MORE: Full match reportDespite securing a 1-1 draw it seems that their route in the competition will now be through the qualifying rounds.

Shawcross lets Stoke anger out as prays Liverpool rest big guns Ryan Shawcross claims Stoke have been "sleepwalking" towards relegation after lamenting a catalogue of reasons for their struggles. The Potters are four points from safety with only three games left and manager Paul Lambert believes they need to win all their remaining matches to stay up.

Ryan Shawcross: 'Stoke City have been sleepwalking towards relegation' Stoke City centre-back Ryan Shawcross has said that the club have been 'sleeping walking towards relegation' after another frustrating result in the Premier League over the weekend.

Report: West Ham baulked at Stoke's £30m Joe Allen price-tag in January West Ham United are renewing their interest in Joe Allen this summer after Premier League rivals Stoke City demanded a huge fee in January. West Ham United are set to make another move to sign Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen this summer, according to The Mail.

10 THINGS WE LEARNED from the weekend's action RALPH ELLIS: Arsene Wenger kicked off the weekend's action with the huge news that he will be stepping down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season.

Stoke City 1 Burnley 1: What the pundits said BURNLEY took confidence from Mame Biram Diouf's glaring miss for Stoke on Sunday, according to Match of the Day pundit Kevin Kilbane. The Potters already led against the Clarets when Diouf failed to convert when unmarked 10 yards from goal just before half-time.

Stoke City Extra Time on a recruitment success story The fine form of Badou Ndiaye and Moritz Bauer since their January arrivals could be a doubled-edged sword for those wanting to see radical changes to Stoke City's recruitment process.

Stoke City haven't been unlucky, they haven't been good enough. That's why they are going down In the end, you couldn't help walking away from the bet365 Stadium wondering if what Napoleon used to say about his generals is true of Paul Lambert's time as Stoke manager - the Emperor didn't want good generals, only lucky ones.

City celebrate with five-star performance; Stoke continue to drop points Manchester City walked into the Etihad Stadium this weekend as English Premier League champions, donning silver warm-up kits to mark the occasion on Sunday afternoon when they welcomed Swansea City.

Ryan Shawcross admits Stoke City are 'sleepwalking' towards relegation Sunday's clash with Burnley at the bet365 Stadium was billed as a must-win fixture and the hosts made the perfect start when Badou Ndiaye gave them the lead but they eventually drew 1-1.

Worries grow for Stoke The Potters are four points from safety with only three games left and manager Paul Lambert believes they need to win all their remaining matches to stay up. Sunday's clash with Burnley at the bet365 Stadium was billed as a must-win fixture and the hosts made the perfect start when Badou Ndiaye gave them the lead early on.

Man City still breaking records, Stoke are goners and Arsenal need to be careful with their tributes to Arsene Wenger… our Premier League weekend re IT was a weekend where we juggled the demands of the Premier League and the FA Cup semi-finals. But it was also one where the FA still found time to troll England's best player on Twitter… Great move that ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

Premier League Gossip: Liverpool looking for Jack Butland alternative? Could Liverpool be looking beyond Jack Butland now? Jurgen Klopp has been linked intermittently with the Stoke City goalkeeper and with you-know-what looming here in the Potteries no-one would be surprised to see the big keeper leave in the summer.

Stoke City 1 Burnley 1: Five things we learned CLARETS reporter Tyrone Marshall discusses the talking points from Burnley's 1-1 draw at Stoke City. The stadium announcer was making no attempt to downplay how big an occasion this was for Stoke City before kick-off.

Stoke's draw is the worst of all relegation draws… In all three games, West Brom played unafraid against superior opponents, and none of the results were flukes, not even this weekend's 2-2 draw with the Reds. Sure, Klopp's men were the better side, but this never threatened to be a rout. And if you have the confidence, sometimes you get the result.

FA Cup and Premier League: talking points from the weekend's action Harry Kane is out of sorts, Joe Hart soars before being floored, and Stoke must choose between youth and experience up front.

Report: West Ham plot £40m raid for Stoke duo Allen and Butland West Ham United are reportedly keen on Stoke City duo Jack Butland and Joe Allen. According to the Mail on Sunday, West Ham United are preparing to launch a £40million double raid for Stoke City duo Jack Butland and Joe Allen this summer.

Stoke edge closer to drop after Burnley draw Cape Town - Stoke City's hopes of avoiding relegation took a major blow as they were held to a 1-1 draw against an in-form Burnley side during Sunday's Premier League clash at the Bet365 Stadium.

City and Arsenal cruise; Stoke edge closer to relegation LONDON: Manchester City celebrated their title success in style with a resounding 5-0 win over Swansea City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus were all on target as City outclassed the Swans in their first match since being crowned Premier League champions.

Potters must win three games to stay up says Lambert The Potters were held to a 1-1 draw with Burnley, and having targeted three wins from their final four games, Lambert now believes nothing less than victories over Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Swansea will prolong their decade-long stay in the Premier League.

Stoke pegged back by Burnley as relegation nears Paul Lambert's side dropped two points to Andy Carroll's late effort at West Ham United last time out, and they were once more unable to preserve an advantage, though Ashley Barnes's scrappy strike came much earlier and the hosts were clinging on towards the end at the bet365 Stadium.

Ryan Shawcross has message of thanks for Stoke City fans after 17th minute ovation I'm massively disappointed but the fans, like they always have, showed their support for me and the team. "Yeah it has been a tough week but life goes on.

Stoke star curses damage done at start of season as frustration bubbles under The hardest of his career? He said: "It will be if we go down."

Jack Butland: 'Stoke City have got to win at Anfield' Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has conceded that his side have to pull off an improbable victory away at Liverpool if they are to keep alive their Premier League survival hopes.

Stoke City 1, Burnley FC 1 highlights Stoke City opened the scoring in the first half, but Burnley came back in the second half to equalize as the teams settled for a 1-1 draw.

The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League and FA Cup photos Your weekend round-up of the best photography from the FA Cup and England’s top flight.

Stark differences in Stoke's changing room laid bare on day relegation took a grip Badou Ndiaye became only the second Stoke player since Christmas to score a first-half goal, following in the footsteps of Xherdan Shaqiri. It was only the fourth goal from midfield all season. A very welcome break with tradition.

Paul Lambert: 'As a team, Stoke City never give up' – video 'We have to go to Anfield and get a result' was the reaction of Stoke City manager Paul Lambert as his side were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley.

Stoke City 1, Burnley 1: Erik Pieters admits draw feels like a defeat for Potters He sat on the bet365 Stadium pitch at the final whistle seemingly unable to comprehend just what another draw would do for the Potters survival hopes. But speaking to the official club website later, he said: "I'm a bit down now because we've drawn, but you can't give up.

Diouf miss 'a turning point' for both Stoke and Burnley Managers Paul Lambert and Sean Dyche both reflected on Stoke City's second goal that never was after Mame Biram Diouf missed a huge chance in their 1-1 draw with Burnley.

Manchester City, Arsenal cruise to victory; Stoke edge closer to relegation Manchester City showed no signs of slowing down after securing the title, as the Premier League champions thrashed Swansea City. Arsenal overcame a sluggish start and got Arsene Wenger's farewell tour off to a great start with a 4-1 win over West Ham at the Emirates.

Stoke City 1 Burnley 1: Player ratings CLARETS reporter Tyrone Marshall hands out the ratings from Burnley's draw with Stoke City in the Premier League. Nick Pope 7. Usual impeccable handling as the crosses rained in. Done by the deflection for the opening goal. Matt Lowton 7. A real outlet in the second half as he forced Erik Pieters back, although crossing was inconsistent.

Stoke City 1-1 Burnley - Match Report Stoke City's bid for survival was again dented this afternoon after a 1-1 draw with Burnley at the Bet365 Stadium. A tense but also somewhat optimistic atmosphere filled the Bet365 Stadium prior to kick-off, with Paul Lambert's side needing to pick up 3 points for the first time in eleven games.

Stoke City FC news: Mame Biram Diouf miss cost us, bemoans Paul Lambert Mame Biram Diouf's second-half miss against Burnley was the key moment in their 1-1 draw as Stoke's survival bid took another blow, believes Paul Lambert. The Senegal forward offers plenty for the Potters with his dynamism but has struggled to find a cutting edge, which has cost them in recent matches.

Stoke City 1 Burnley 1: Diouf miss was key moment, says Paul Lambert PAUL Lambert pinpointed Mame Biram Diouf's miss as the key moment of Stoke's 1-1 draw with Burnley, which dealt another huge blow to the Potters' survival hopes.

Stoke held 1-1 by Burnley, heading for relegation from EPL Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Updated: April 22, 2018 @ 4:51 pm. STOKE, England - Stoke's grip on its Premier League status loosened significantly with a 1-1 home draw against Burnley on Sunday.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Time running out for Stoke as Burnley snatch draw Relegation looms for Stoke City after 1-1 draw with Burnley Badou Ndiaye put Stoke in front in first half Ashley Barnes's sixth goal in eight league games levelled score Stoke remain on longest current winless run in Premier League.

Stoke City 1, Burnley 1: How the Potters rated in drawing 'must-win' game SHAWCROSS: What a tribute from fans in the 17th minute, but would probably have loved his ding-dong with Barnes just as much 8. MARTINS INDI: Worried you with his hands, but got his boot to most things in his quarter 7. SHAQIRI: Not his day. Seemed to lose a bit of heart, in fact, and certainly couldn't summon the inspiration needed 6.

Paul Lambert: 'Stoke City not giving up fight against relegation' Paul Lambert has defiantly claimed that Stoke City will not give up their battle against Premier League relegation following their 1-1 draw with Burnley on Sunday. The Potters went ahead through Badou Ndiaye on 11 minutes at the Bet365 Stadium but were pegged back just after the hour when Ashley Barnes nudged home on the rebound.

Paul Lambert rues Diouf's missed opportunity for Stoke against Burnley MIKE KEEGAN AT THE BET365 STADIUM: The significance of the moment was not lost on Paul Lambert. 'The chance was huge,' he said of Mame Biram Diouf's glorious, spurned first-half chance.

Stoke City 1 Burnley 1: Sean Dyche feels Clarets could have won it SEAN Dyche felt Burnley could have claimed all three points against Stoke City despite seeing his side move a step closer to European football. The Clarets were on the ropes in the first half against a City side in desperate need of all three points, with Badou Ndiaye putting the Potters ahead.

Struggling Stoke have to win at Liverpool, concedes Butland "We need wins. It's a kick in the teeth," he said. "We tried everything and we're not getting the results we want or the luck of the draw. "The time for talking is done, we have to keep fighting. We had a 1-0 lead and we have to defend that. "It's emotional for everyone and a tough time of year.

Stoke City 1 Burnley 1 Boss refuses to accept relegation and has sympathy for Mame Diouf A defiant Paul Lambert insists he will keep on fighting and believing in Stoke City's Premier League survival hopes - until the maths no longer adder up.

Stoke City 1 Burnley 1 Ashley Barnes' remarkable scoring streak continued as the Clarets put another vital point on the board in their quest for Europe and pushed Stoke a step nearer the drop. View a Printer Friendly version of this Story.

Result: Stoke City suffer Premier League survival blow in Burnley draw Stoke City have suffered another blow in their fight against Premier League relegation as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Burnley in Sunday's match at the Bet365 Stadium. The Potters took the lead early on through Badou Ndiaye's deflected effort, but Ashley Barnes levelled for the Clarets just after the hour for a share of the spoils.

Soccer: Time running out for Stoke as Burnley snatch draw Neither team could find a winner, meaning that with three games to play, Stoke are four points behind Swansea City in 19th, with the South Wales side having played two games less. Burnley stay seventh, four points behind Arsenal in sixth.

Time running out for Stoke as Burnley snatch draw Stoke missed the chance to give their hopes of Premier League survival a major boost when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley at the bet365 Stadium on Sunday.

Stoke City 1 Burnley 1: Potters pegged back again as relegation nears The Potters are now winless in 11 and four points off safety with three games to play after a display that promised much when Badou Ndiaye netted his first Premier League goal early on.

Relegation looms for Stoke after home draw with Burnley Stoke's position in the Premier League looks increasingly precarious after they were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw with Burnley at the Bet365 Stadium. Paul Lambert's side are now four points from safety, with just three games remaining and 17th-placed Swansea have a game in hand, albeit against champions Manchester City.

Stoke 1-1 Burnley: Ashley Barnes equalises for Clarets in second half MIKE KEEGAN AT THE BET 365 STADIUM: Get the fork ready, Stoke would appear to be done. Paul Lambert called it in his programme notes, branding this 'a game we quite simply have to win'.

Stoke City 1, Burnley 1: Potters fans run up the white flag after 'must-win' game ends in stalemate Potters boss Paul Lambert had targeted three wins from their last four games to ensure their 10-year stay in the top flight continued, but with a trip to Liverpool to come next weekend followed by matches against fellow strugglers Crystal Palace and Swansea, that now appears hugely unlikely.

Stoke’s survival hopes receding after Burnley salvage point Stoke City’s hopes of escaping relegation from the Premier League are fading after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley at the Bet365 Stadium.

Stoke City vs. Burnley - Football Match Report - April 22, 2018 - ESPN Pressing Burnley high and not allowing their opponents any time on the ball, Stoke got their reward when Ndiaye combined with Mame Biram Diouf on the edge of the box and then flashed a 20-yard shot into the bottom corner via a deflection off Kevin Long.

Stoke City 1-1 Burnley: Deflating draw Neither Burnley not Stoke City will be pleased with a 1-1 draw at the bet365 Stadium on Sunday. Badou Ndiaye gave Stoke a first half lead en route to a hopeful three points which could help save the side's Premier League status, but Ashley Barnes' fortunate equalizer gave the Clarets a point.

Stoke City 1-1 Burnley: Ashley Barnes strike lands another blow to the Potters' survival hopes Stoke's grip on their Premier League status loosened significantly as they could only take a point from a self-proclaimed must-win clash with Burnley at the bet365 Stadium.

Stoke 1-1 Burnley: Barnes Equaliser Earns Point & Sends Potters Closer to Relegation The draw means that Stoke are still four points adrift of safety, and with a trip to Anfield to come next week, the Potters may find themselves needing to win their last two games of the season to stand any chance of staying up.

Stoke City on the brink of relegation after 11th Premier League game without a victory While Burnley are dreaming of European excursions next season, Stoke supporters must now be fearing a one-way ticket to the Championship. It was billed as a game Stoke had to win but Paul Lambert's survival mission appears increasingly forlorn after an 11th Premier League game without a victory.

Stoke City 1-1 Burnley: Potters Relegation Fears Grow With Clarets Draw As the final whistle blew and a chorus of boos rang out at the Britannia, it was hard not to conclude that Stoke City had just passed up their final opportunity to begin a great escape.

Stoke City 1-1 Burnley The hosts handed starts to former England duo Peter Crouch and Glen Johnson, while the Clarets stuck with the same XI who started the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Thursday evening.

Stoke City 1 Burnley 1: Match verdict IT was a classic end-of-season scenario. A team in urgent need of points taking on a team who have achieved all they could have hoped for and more this season. For the first half Stoke's desperation and desire proved decisive, but the Clarets wouldn't be the team you'd choose to face in these circumstances.

LIVE Stoke City - Burnley Premier League - 22 April 2018 "I think we've got to win three out of the four, regardless of where it comes from. And that's the mindset. We have to win," he said.

Stoke City's Badou Ndiaye puts his side in front against Burnley FC Stoke City's Mame Diouf lays the ball off for Badou Ndiaye who scores to give his side a 1-0 lead over Burnley.

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Paul Lambert: 'Stoke City have changed identity since Tony Pulis departure' Paul Lambert has claimed that Stoke City moved away from their "identity" after the departure of former boss Tony Pulis. The Potters, without a win in their last 10 fixtures, have four games left in the season to secure their Premier League status, starting against Burnley on Sunday.

Watch Live: Arsenal-West Ham, Stoke-Burnley The Premier League has a pair of 8:30 a.m. ET Sunday kickoffs for us this morning, including one of Arsene Wenger's final matches at Arsenal.

Team News: Two changes for Stoke City against Burnley Stoke City have made two changes to their starting XI for Sunday's Premier League encounter with Burnley at the Bet365 Stadium. Paul Lambert has handed striker Peter Crouch his first start for a month after his goal in Monday night's 1-1 draw at West Ham United, as Ramadan Sobhi drops to the bench.

Stoke City v Burnley team news: Johnson and Crouch start as Lambert revamps formation Veteran duo Glen Johnson and Peter Crouch return to the Stoke City starting line-up for today's must-win clash with Burnley at the bet365 Stadium.

Stoke City v Burnley Team News: Peter Crouch Starts For Potters Paul Lambert knows his Stoke City side must pick up all three points against Burnley in today's Premier League clash, and the Potters boss has made two changes from the side that drew 1-1 with West Ham United with Peter Crouch and Glen Johnson coming in for Kurt Zouma and Ramadan Sobhi.

Stoke Set to Rip Up Loan Flop's Contract as Club Prepare for Crucial Relegation Run-in Stoke City are ready to terminate Jese Rodriguez's loan deal and send him back to Paris Saint-Germain as the club prepare themselves for a huge final few weeks of the season.

Stoke vs Burnley LIVE SCORE: Latest updates from Premier League clash BURNLEY travel to Stoke City in the Premier League today. Sean Dyche's Clarets will be looking to continue their push towards a top-six place this season.

Pundits divided on outcome of Stoke City vs Burnley clash Well the good news is that none of them here see Stoke City losing this afternoon. But that doesn't necessarily mean victory for the relegation-haunted Potters. Former Arsenal man Paul Merson is tipping a home win in his weekly Sky Sports column, saying: "Stoke have to win.

Stoke City v Burnley Who to boo, who to buy and prediction It really is now or never as Stoke host Burnley this weekend and here's our sideways look, from behind both hands, at the biggest game of their season so far… PREVIOUS MEETING. December 12, 2017 : Burnley 1, Stoke City 0.

Plea for Stoke City fans to stage minute's applause in memory of dad, 34, at today's match Friends of a 34-year-old musician who died after being hit by a train are appealing for Stoke City fans to stage a minute's applause in his memory. They have launched an online appeal urging Stoke City fans to pay their respects to Asa Simpson during the 34th minute of this afternoon's Premier League match against Burnley.

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Lambert keen to restore Stoke's 'hard-working' identity built under Pulis Paul Lambert would relish the chance to rebuild Stoke in the Championship and restore what he feels is a lost identity. The Potters boss is still confident they can avoid relegation from the Premier League but knows his side need a minimum of three wins from their final four games - a stiff task given they have failed to win any of their last 10.

Stoke City in talks to rip up Jese Rodriguez loan deal from PSG Stoke are ready to cancel Jese Rodriguez's loan deal from Paris Saint-Germain, as the strugglers prepare for one of the most crucial games in their Premier League history. Jese's troubled spell at the bet365 Stadium is finally over after angering Stoke officials with his failure to attend training for the last two weeks.

Over 300 people gather to pray for Stoke City and Port Vale Religious faiths from across Staffordshire have come together to pray for Stoke City F.C. and Port Vale F.C. as they sink towards relegation. Over 300 people flocked to the King's Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, this morning to pray and give their support to both of the local football clubs.

Stoke City v Burnley Preview: Can Clarets thwart Potters' survival bid? Victory for the Clarets would see them open up an eleven-point gap over eighth-placed Leicester City, who have just four games remaining. Seventh would be enough to ensure a Europa League spot provided Southampton do not spring an enormous surprise by winning the FA Cup.

Premier League: Predicted 4-4-2 Burnley line-up vs Stoke City Chelsea managed to arrest Burnley's purple patch in the Premier League, but The Clarets have a real chance of qualifying for the Europa League as they are just two points behind Arsenal in 6th place with just four games to go.

Mame Biram Diouf: 'Stoke City need fans behind us from the first minute' Stoke City forward Mame Biram Diouf has urged Potters fans to get behind their side as they head into a vital clash with Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.

Stoke City's Mame Diouf pleads for support ahead of Burnley clash Mame Diouf has issued a rallying call to Stoke City faithful ahead of their clash with Burnley in Sunday's English Premier League at the bet365 Stadium. Paul Lambert's men last won a game on January 20 against Huddersfield Town and the winless run has seen them drop into the relegation zone.

Hope for the future as Stoke u18s sign off with fourth straight win to leapfrog Man City Stoke City's under-18s signed off their 2017-18 campaign in style with a 2-0 win over Newcastle United at a sun-drenched Clayton Wood. The hosts came into the game on the back of a three-match winning run and it didn't take them long to open the scoring.

Stoke City vs Burnley Preview: Recent Form, Previous Encounter, Prediction, Team News & More Right before Burnley began their run of 11 games without a victory they invited the Potters to Turf Moor. In the middle of a packed Christmas schedule, the game came sandwiched between two other fixtures in the space of seven days.

Diouf calls on 12th man Stoke have struggled for form all season and subsequently sit 19th, five points adrift of safety, with four games left to play. The Potters are without a win in their last 10 Premier League outings, having won just once in their last 15, and they need to finally start putting some victories on the board.

Stoke City v Burnley: Reporter predicts drop for struggling Potters CHRIS: Bar a couple of wins on their first few trips to the new ground at the turn of the century, Stoke isn't a happy hunting ground for the Clarets and, with Stoke fighting for their lives, I'm going to sit on the fence and say score draw. 8 And which three clubs do you see going down in a month's time ?

Premier League gossip: Next Arsenal manager latest odds, including long shots There is no love lost for Arsene Wenger in the Potteries, where he endured some of his worst days as manager and usually endeared himself to no one with his sniping from a safe distance.

Stoke City loanee has turned his season around, good news for summer transfer window Heavily criticised during the first half of the season, Giannelli Imbula, on loan from Stoke City at Toulouse in Ligue 1, has turned his season around. The former Marseille midfielder has gone from being pulled early from games and having strops to becoming one of the key members of the French team as they try and avoid relegation to Ligue 2.

Quique Sanchez Flores sacked: 'The offer from Stoke City tore everything apart' If Quique Sanchez Flores expected to be as a hero when he turned down the riches of the Premier League to stay with Espanyol it didn't last long. The former Watford, Valencia and Atletico Madrid manager emerged as Stoke City's number one target after the belated sacking of Mark Hughes in January.

Stoke City v Burnley: match preview Stoke have left it very late to start a surge for safety, and if it does not begin against Burnley, it is unlikely to materialise at all.

Stoke star tips defender to claim Chelsea and France starting spot It has been a difficult year for any Stoke City defender but Peter Crouch is sure Kurt Zouma will survive with his reputation intact. Stoke saw off competition from across Europe to secure the centre-back on loan from Chelsea, where he was sent off to gain experience immediately after signing a new six-year contract.

Who is going to answer for Stoke City's disastrous recruitment? But if I'm the owner of Stoke City, the person ultimately sanctioning the deals, I'd have been asking serious questions well before now. Why, I would have asked Hughes, do you want to spend a club record £18.3m on a player called Giannelli Imbula when you've only seen once and that was in a pre-season friendly?

Stoke City was built on likes of Jon Walters, let's give him fitting reception That's why I started this article with his question to me. I had already interviewed Jon twice before, and we had finished the latest interview and were talking about life in general, before he mischievously accused me of "breathing in to look slim" when we had the obligatory photo together at the end.

Stoke fans: Paul Lambert must be well-backed by the board this summer I would pretty much stick with the same team against Burnley as there was no lack of effort, even if there was still a lack of quality. So my team would be Butland, Zouma, Shawcross, Martin Indi, Pieters, Bauer, Allen, Ndiaye, Shaqiri, Diouf and, if fit, Choupo-Moting.

Stoke boss Paul Lambert commends 'colossal' Ryan Shawcross after death of his father Paul Lambert praised the "colossal'' performance of Ryan Shawcross against West Ham after it was revealed the Stoke captain played the day after the sudden death of his father.

Fa Cup betting tips and odds plus Premier League game-by-game guide It's not all about Arsene Wenger this weekend - we've got the FA Cup semi-finals as well as more crunch clashes in the Premier League. Here's our game-by-game betting guide.

Stoke City fans can make it an Old Firm atmosphere against Burnley And in Stoke's last home game against Tottenham he says he sampled something very similar, albeit with half the numbers, and now he wants a repeat of that hostility against Burnley on Sunday. Stoke go into the game needing, on the manager's own admission, three wins from their last four games to stay up.

Stoke City skipper Ryan Shawcross put club before personal grief "It's an emotional thing - you're never quite sure what to say to people when they lose a parent." Shawcross brushed aside the intense emotions accompanying his bereavement to turn in a typically solid display at the heart of his defence at West Ham.

We need three wins to beat the drop, insists Stoke boss Lambert Lambert has challenged Stoke to win three of their last four games to avoid relegation from the Premier League. The Potters go into the weekend five points adrift of safety.

Stoke need points against Burnley; while Champions, City go to Swansea A win for Swansea over City will go a long way in securing safety and could sink the bottom three to the inevitable depths of the Championship abyss.

Stoke v Burnley Betting & Match News Burnley's five-match winning run was ended by Chelsea on Thursday night but they have a great chance to get back to winning ways at Stoke, whose desperation increases game by game. Currently five points adrift of safety with only 12 available, they are potentially only two games away from the Championship.

Peter Crouch: I was so hurt after Carroll's goal I couldn't sleep PETER CROUCH: It still hurts now. You’d think after nearly 20 years as a professional footballer that dealing with setbacks would get easier but it doesn’t. In all honesty, it never will.

Tarkowski a doubt for Stoke trip The England international picked up the injury during the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Thursday night. Tarkowski, 25, managed to play the full 90 minutes at Turf Moor but is a doubt for the clash with the Potters. Fellow defender Ben Mee is still missing with a shin injury and is joined on the sidelines by Scott Arfield due to a calf problem.

VOTE: It's time to pick your Sir Stanley Matthews Stoke City Footballer of the Year for 2017/18 Who is your Sir Stanley Matthews Stoke City Footballer of the Year? The Sentinel, in conjunction with the Sir Stanley Matthews Foundation, is looking for the Stoke City player who has been the outstanding performer for the Potters over the past season.

Stoke vs Burnley: Team news, kick-off time, likely line-ups and odds Stoke welcome back midfielder Charlie Adam from suspension for their must-win clash with Burnley on Sunday. The Scot has sat out the last three matches, but comes back into contention.

Stoke pair won't feature against Burnley The Potters face Sean Dyche's men on Sunday looking to notch a crucial win to keep their hopes of staying in the Premier League for another season alive. However, they will have to do it without Choupo Moting and Stafylidis, who were both absent from Monday night's disappointing draw at West Ham.

Stoke v Burnley preview: Time running out for Paul Lambert's side Stoke City will look to boost their survival chances by registering their first win in 10 games when high-flying Burnley visit on Sunday. After 10 consecutive years in the Premier League, Paul Lambert's team are five points from safety with four games remaining.

Newcastle United transfer news: Everton, West Ham all hunt Stoke star Newcastle United are joined by Premier League rivals West Ham and Everton in hunting a summer transfer swoop for Stoke City attacker Eric Choupo-Moting, according to a report.

What Swansea City, Stoke, West Ham, Crystal Palace and others are saying about the race for survival It promises to be yet another huge weekend for Swansea City and the other sides battling for Premier League survival. Here's what the managers of every side involved at the bottom end of the table have said about the relegation scrap. Eddie Howe - Bournemouth.

Boss drops hint at Peter Crouch return for Stoke City against Burnley So says the man himself as he prepares for the home game against Burnley on Sunday knowing there really is no margin for error now. "We have got to win three out of four regardless who they come from," he said. "We have to do everything we can to win.

Newcastle United news LIVE - Magpies reportedly interested in Stoke City star According to the Gambling Times, Newcastle are one of a number of clubs interested in a summer move for Stoke's Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. The Cameroon international only joined the Potters on a free transfer in the summer and despite Stoke's struggles he has impressed in the Premier League.

FA Premier League Predictions - Week 35 It was rescheduled fixtures this week, so less fixtures although it seems that the BBC decided that the Burnley and Leicester midweek games would be week 35 and not 34, but hey ho. The four fixtures saw 1 correct result out of fout as Brighton and Spurs played out a 1-1 draw and not the 2-2 that I had predicted.

Stoke City v Burnley Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Stoke City and Burnley.

Sean Dyche 'hopeful' he will avoid defensive headache for Stoke clash SEAN Dyche is hopeful he will avoid a defensive headache for the trip to Stoke City this weekend after James Tarkowski picked up a knock in the defeat to Chelsea. With Ben Mee absent with a shin injury still the Clarets are down to the bare bones at the back with Tarkowski and Kevin Long.

Stoke star retains survival hope The Potters host Burnley on Sunday seeking to end a run of 10 Premier League games without a win. Stoke sit 19th in the table and are five points adrift of safety, and Butland is aware they need to go on a winning run if they are to avoid the drop.

We owe West Brom, says Roberts after Bradford beat Stoke BRADFORD City Women showed their ability to bounce back as they defeated Stoke City 2-1 in the FA Women's Premier League. The Bantams were on the end of a heavy loss at champions-elect Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday, but strikes from Laura Elford and Hannah Smith two days later saw them avenge defeat suffered to the Potters in January.

Stoke City Extra Time on the huge weekend challenge - against the team they once were Stoke City have never needed their fans more than they do this weekend when victory keeps the flame burning, a draw prolongs the agony and defeat leaves us planning for 46 league games next season.

Farewell Arsene Wenger - even Stoke City will miss you Wenger would decline to venture onto the touchline towards the end for fear of unleashing a torrent of abuse, abuse which was tinged with some affection towards the end perhaps, and would more often than not squirm in his seat as Stoke gained the upper hand by a variety of means.

Bundesliga pair ‘thinking’ about making a move for Stoke City forward in summer Bought to score and create goals, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has done that, to some extent, for Stoke City this season. Bagging five goals and five assists in 32 appearances, the Cameroon international has been a relative mainstay in both Mark Hughes' and Paul Lambert's squads this season.

Big Weekend: Mourinho, Pochettino, Aubameyang, Stoke Game to watch - Manchester United vs Tottenham: "I don't believe the FA Cup is going to change our lives," said Mauricio Pochettino in his pre-match press conference, continuing his mission to devalue Tottenham's interest in the competition despite plenty of players and plenty more supporters vociferously disagreeing with that assessment.

30 apps, 7 goals: The Middlesbrough ace that Stoke City should be lining up a move for It has been a strange season for Middlesbrough back in the Sky Bet Championship, with the Teessiders extremely inconsistent, but still managing to stage a promotion push. Now under Tony Pulis, Boro sit fifth in the Championship table, looking a good bet to push on and secure play-off football in the coming weeks.

Stoke City v Burnley: Time to play like lions says ex striker "There's so many things you can analyse, but goals change games and always will." Stoke's fight for survival has been stalked by several stories leaking out about indiscipline, bad time-keeping and the like, but Iwelumo acknowledges: "It probably always went on if I'm being honest, but the media's eyes are everywhere now.

No excuses, no alibis says defender as Stoke head into win-or-bust Burnley match Moritz Bauer says excuses are off the table as Stoke City face win-or-bust matches 'for the staff, the fans and the region'. Stoke have four games left to claw back what is in reality a six-point gap at the bottom and rescue their Premier League status, starting at home against Burnley on Sunday.

Aston Villa will face Premier League competition for six-goal forward According to France Football, Aston Villa will have to battle Swansea City and Stoke City for the signature of Strasbourg striker Stephane Bahoken in this summer's transfer window.

Everton fans on Twitter divided on Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri Everton have been linked with a move for relegation-threatened Stoke City's star Xherdan Shaqiri. Everton are interested in signing Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri this summer should the Potters go down, according to Calcio Mercato.

Clubs lining up to take Shaqiri The Switzerland international has enjoyed an impressive individual campaign even if it has not been enough to keep the Potters out of the bottom three.

Book review: Body & Soul by John Harvey "When his estranged daughter Katherine appears on his doorstep, ex-Detective Frank Elder knows that something is wrong. Katherine has long been troubled, and Elder has always felt powerless to help her. But now Katherine has begun to self-destruct.

Stoke player’s situation seen as ‘quite worrying’, club will find it ‘difficult to sell’ Even before Jesé was loaned to Stoke City, we kept an eye what the Spanish winger was doing, mostly because it was comical and quite entertaining. That's one of the reasons why when the Paris Saint-Germain forward was signed by the Potters, we had a weird feeling it wasn't the coup many labeled it as.

Lawro's Premier League and FA Cup predictions v BBC Asian Network DJ Noreen Khan BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on BBC Asian Network presenter Noreen Khan to predict this weekend's FA Cup semi-finals and Premier League fixtures.

How Ricardo Fuller has struck a chord with Stoke City fans It seems Ricardo Fuller's standing with Stoke City fans has somehow managed to climb even higher after his eloquent, angry appraisal of the current predicament.

Darrell Clarke set to give Stoke City loanee Dom Telford more minutes for Bristol Rovers Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke has said he expects Dom Telford to get more minutes on the pitch between now and the end of the season. The Stoke City loanee scored twice in a development match on Tuesday to take his tally to 14 goals in six matches for the reserve side.

Stoke legend Fuller: This team infuriates me Stoke City legend Ricardo Fuller has revealed that he is not happy with the style of play used by the current Potters team. Fuller was not happy with the work rate and team ethic that was seen within the club during the final months of Mark Hughes spell in charge.

Charity still waiting for donation from Stoke City striker's charity bash For it has just emerged that WaterAid is still to receive any money following an investigation into the Stoke striker's charity bash in London three years ago. The Saido Berahino Foundation was launched at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel in May 2015 and was dubbed as a fund-raising gala for the charity WaterAid.

Davies Group signs deal for Stoke's Smithfield Operations and digital solutions business Davies Group has completed a 40,000 sq ft letting at No.2 Smithfield in Stoke-on-Trent, which is owned by Stoke City Council.

Potters target Stasbourg star The talented Cameroon international has impressed in the French top flight this term and has managed to net seven times in 23 senior appearances for Strasbourg in Ligue 1.

Stoke City linked with striker who caused PSG rare misery Stoke will have at least one vacancy in its forward line next season once Jese has returned to PSG with his tail between his legs.

Swansea City 'lead Stoke City, Aston Villa in race for Stephane Bahoken' Swansea City are the frontrunners to sign Cameroonian striker Stephane Bahoken from Ligue 1 side Strasbourg, according to a report. The 25-year-old, who has previously enjoyed a stint on loan with St Mirren, is also said to be a target for Stoke City and Aston Villa.

Premier League Gossip: Wolves midfield star fancied by Liverpool Wolves must be braced for stories about their star players and The Mirror hasn't disappointed today with claims that Liverpool could dip into their reserves for midfielder Ruben Neves… he of the spectacular long-range shot last week.

The attacker that could be a perfect Championship signing for Stoke City Now that Hull City are almost safe, they can nearly start thinking ahead to next season and how to improve. It has been a disappointing season but one player in particular has been a revelation. Jarrod Bowen was handed a first team opportunity on the opening day of the season and he grasped it, scoring in a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

Ricardo Fuller: This current Stoke team has made me angry The Stoke City legend was dismayed as a fan about the work rate and team ethic during the latter stages of the Mark Hughes era. He won't give up hope that the 'club I love' can still rescue the Premier League status he helped earn and establish over six years in the Potteries.

Swansea lead Stoke, Aston Villa in chase for Strasbourg striker Bahoken Three English clubs are pursuing the Strasbourg attacker Stephane Bahoken in the summer transfer window. Bahoken is highly rated in Europe and the 25-year-old attacker is looking to move clubs in the summer. He is attracting interest from the likes of Swansea in the Premier League.

The disappointment of West Ham drawing with Stoke City Joe Hart has to take the lion's share of the blame in a draw that feels like a defeat. Silencing the growing drumbeat for his chances as England's number one, he spilled an easy shot to allow Peter Crouch to snatch Stoke City an undeserved one goal lead.

West Ham United Fans Fume at 'Shambles' England International Following Stoke City Howler West Ham fans are furious with Manchester City loanee Joe Hart following a blunderous night between the sticks on Monday evening. The England international's howler allowed Peter Crouch to send his side 1-0 up on 79 minutes, and the Hammers faithful are fuming.

Stoke City v. Burnley FC preview Stoke City have to win this match to avoid relegation, but it will be no easy task against a Burnley side pushing for sixth place in the table.

West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City and Southampton all odds-on for Premier League relegation Fortunes turned towards the layers at the weekend however, with BetVictor one of plenty layers profiting from the defeats of both Arsenal and Manchester United on Sunday - turned over by Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion during a rather underwhelming weekend of Premier League.

Shaqiri unhappy with broken promises The Potters are in real danger of seeing their decade-long stay in the Premier League come to an end, as they currently sit second-bottom of the standings and five points adrift of safety, with just four matches remaining in their campaign.

Cascarino suggests Stoke boss Lambert repeating his Aston Villa mistake Stoke City are in danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season. Tony Cascarino has suggested in The Times that Stoke City need to play like Norwich City did under Paul Lambert and not like Aston Villa did under the Celtic legend.

Available now! Beer brewed in honour of Stoke City hero hits pumps in the Potteries It's one of the nicer ways to raise money for such a good cause - and a lot easier than running the London Marathon." Andy, now a coach in the Stoke City academy, split the £100,000 he raised by hosting a testimonial match between the Donna Louise and Dougie Mac and has been determined to keep on helping the charities.

West Brom, Stoke, Southampton & Swansea: Why have clubs with 'strong identities' struggled this season? Stoke and West Brom are not the only clubs struggling. Southampton are only in their sixth successive season in the top flight but for each of the last four they have finished in the top eight, reaching cup finals and pushing for European football.

Young Stoke striker scores FOURTEEN goals in six matches as he bids for senior chance Dom Telford scores goals. The 21-year-old Stoke City striker has had to be patient during a season on loan at Bristol Rovers, with 19 of 23 appearances coming off the bench. He's scored twice in 276 minutes on the pitch in League One.

Everton, Crystal Palace and West Ham United keen to offer Stoke City star Xherdan Shaqiri Premier a League lifeline if Potters go down Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri is a target for as many as three Premier League clubs if the Potters fail to stay in the top-flight, according to reports. Wets Ham United, Everton and Crystal Palace are all keen on the former Bayern Munich winger who has enjoyed a fantastic individual campaign.

Stoke City fans question Xherdan Shaqiri's motive for latest outburst but also doubt club's ambition This hasn't happened." Some fans have doubted Shaqiri's motives for his latest outburst. Colin Mottram took to Facebook to say: "I agree with all the TV pundits. Shaqiri is a great talent, but a lazy so and so too. "He has not put his all into Stoke City from day one.

'I Love the Club': Star Man Claims Fondness for Stoke But Admits He Wants to Play at a Higher Level We have to win a minimum three games to survive." The West Ham fixture was if anything a reminder of how frustrating Shaqiri can be, an example of what held him back at the highest level. While Shaqiri has had a big impact this season, it's worth noting his modest goal return is equal to that of his first two seasons combined.

The steps Stoke City loanee Dom Telford is taking to increase his chances at Bristol Rovers The 21-year-old has now scored 14 goals in six matches for the development side, including two hat-tricks. While the quality of some of the opposition in those matches is questionable, the striker has also come up against experienced professionals and flourished.

Rating the Premier League managers in their performance this season Everton fans have been asked to rate the ability of Sam Allardyce to get the best out of his team from zero to 10 in an online questionnaire. But how would the other Premier League bosses rare?

Xherdan Shaqiri: Stoke promises have been broken We have to win a minimum three games to survive. But it's looking increasingly unlikely Stoke will stay up. They are second bottom of the league with 28 points from 34 games, and five points adrift of safety. How can Stoke be confident of winning their remaining games when they only have one win in their last 11?

Stoke still believe in Premier League survival - Crouch The 37-year-old veteran striker looked to have handed the Potters a vital first Premier League win in three months on Monday night when he stepped off the bench to fire in from close range to put them in front against West Ham on 79 minutes at the London Stadium.

Scott Bain wants Celtic stay amid Stoke City speculation Stoke City reportedly want to sign Scott Bain, who is on loan at Brendan Rodgers's Celtic from Dundee at the moment. Scott Bain has told The Scottish Sun that he wants to remain at Celtic beyond the summer of 2018. Bain joined Celtic on loan from Scottish Premiership rivals Dundee in the January transfer window.

West Ham transfer news: Hammers and Everton eye up Stoke's Shaqiri It is understood that Everton and Crystal Palace are keeping close tabs on the Switzerland international, who is by far and away one of Stoke's most valuable assets having signed for them from Bayern Munich for £12million in 2015.

Ambitious Shaqiri frustrated by Stoke's relegation scrap Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri has expressed his frustration at the club's ongoing struggle to avoid relegation from the Premier League, saying he had hoped to be competing in the top half of the table rather than the bottom.

Shaqiri: Stoke can still stay up Cape Town - Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri remains optimistic about the Potters' chances of Premier League survival and insists there is enough belief in the squad. Manager Paul Lambert's men have not won in their last 10 Premier League games, losing five, and consequently dropped to 19th position in the standings, five points below safety.

Premier League: Why Southampton, Stoke and West Brom are exiting Premier League Auf wiedersehen, West Brom. This season, three Premier League fixtures look like they are going to exit the top flight. Few would have tipped any of them for the drop at the start of the season. A sudden exit like this does not happen too often, not least for three clubs in one go.

Defiant Stoke hopeful of Premier League survival, says Lambert Stoke City manager Paul Lambert says the club can still avoid the drop despite being five points from safety with only four Premier League games left to play. Stoke, in 19th place and winless in their last 10 league matches, conceded an added-time equaliser against West Ham United on Monday.

Chelsea loanee Kurt Zouma fully focused on Stoke City's relegation battle On Monday, Stoke took on West Ham at the London Stadium, and got very close to winning all three points after Joe Hart gifted Peter Crouch his 44th league goal for the club 79 minutes into the match. However Stoke were unable to hold on to the 1-0 lead.

Analysis: Andy Carroll saving West Ham from avoiding the drop with Stoke all but down Monday's crunch tie between two sides heavily threatened by relegation saw West Ham draw 1-1 with ​Stoke City. ​The away side seemed to be on course for a pivotal three points before Andy Carroll's late goal sealed a point for David Moyes' side. Could that be enough to ensure they avoid the drop?

Peter Crouch: We still believe Stoke can stay in the Premier League Peter Crouch has called on his Stoke City team-mates to win three of their final four games to stay in the Premier League and insists that, despite everything, "the belief is still there".

How Stoke striker Saido Berahino pressed the self-destruct button When visiting Stoke City’s bet365 Stadium, Gareth Southgate has been known to reminisce about the striker he preferred to Harry Kane in his days as England Under 21 manager.

Stoke want Paul Lambert to stay if they are relegated - though Peter Crouch insists they can still beat the drop The belief is still there. We're playing well. Everyone's down, but we came close to winning. "I'm ready to start games - it's hard on the bench. I feel like a fan, biting my nails.

Everton eye swoop for Stoke City attacker Everton want to sign Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer transfer window, according to reports. The Toffees haven been cited as one of many Premier League clubs to have expressed an interest in landing Shaqiri, whose Stoke side are looking set for relegation this season.

Liverpool fans on Twitter want Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City Should Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool make a move for Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer transfer window? Liverpool fans on social networking site Twitter want the club to sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City in the summer transfer window.

Xherdan Shaqiri: I love Stoke City, I'm frustrated… I have more ambition than a relegation fight We have to win a minimum three games to survive." Stoke are expected to have a fight to hold onto the 26-year-old this summer even if they can pull off a great escape in the final four games.

90% pass accuracy, 54 touches: £16.2m-rated star would be perfect West Ham signing Statistics of 54 touches and three key passes also demonstrate his effectiveness on the night, and there is no question that he has the ability to slot into one of West Ham's attacking positions.

'Imagine thinking he's better than Pickford': Stoke and Liverpool fans react to Butland's latest showing Everton's Jordan Pickford is one of the goalkeepers rivalling the Liverpool linked Stoke City man to be England's number one this summer. Stoke City and Liverpool supporters are reacting on Twitter to Jack Butland's performance against West Ham United on Monday.

Stoke City: Jack Butland backs 'zero-tolerance' Paul Lambert Manager Paul Lambert's "zero tolerance, no-nonsense" approach is revitalising relegation-threatened Stoke, says goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Southampton 0-0 Stoke City Stoke boss Paul Lambert feels his side have the "momentum" heading into the final nine games of the season after drawing at Southampton.

Stoke City 0-2 Manchester City Vincent Kompany says Man City have "a once in a lifetime opportunity" to win the title against Man Utd on 7 April after restoring their 16-point lead at Stoke.

World Cup 2018: England goalkeeper Jack Butland 'up for the battle' Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland tells Football Focus he is "up for the battle" to be England's number one at the World Cup.

Stoke: Ibrahim Afellay told to stay away by manager Lambert Stoke manager Paul Lambert tells Ibrahim Afellay to stay away from the club so the Dutch forward will play no further part in their battle to avoid relegation.

Incredible - Half of Stoke City attacker's 34 touches against West Ham were headers - FootballFanCast.com Incredibly, having won a huge 17 aerial duels against the Hammers, half of Diouf's touches at the London Stadium were headers. He used that physicality to make opportunities for others, and actually created the second-most chances of any Stoke player after their Swiss playmaker.

Arsenal 3-0 Stoke City Arsene Wenger feels Arsenal's failure to mount a title challenge was the main reason for another sparse crowd as three late goals saw the Gunners beat relegation-threatened Stoke.

Survival the only focus for Zouma The France international has been a key figure in defence for the Potters this term, having joined the Staffordshire outfit on a season-long loan at the start of the Premier League campaign. Zouma still has a long-term contract at Stamford Bridge but questions have been raised about his future with the west Londoners ahead of next season.

'Never': West Ham fans stunned by Man of the Match against Stoke Declan Rice stood out as West Ham United snatched a draw with Stoke City in the Premier League but he wasn't the Man of the Match. Plenty of West Ham United fans cannot believe that the club awarded Aaron Cresswell the Man of the Match award for Monday night's smash-and-grab 1-1 draw at home to Stoke City.

Will referee who issued Stoke City's first Premier League red card get to hand out their last one too? The Wirral official, once vilified as Stoke's most hated Premier League referee, is probably not the man most Potters fans would want to see in the middle on Sunday with so much at stake.

Kurt Zouma: 'I'm not thinking about Chelsea future' Kurt Zouma has suggested that he remains fully focused on trying to keep Stoke City in the Premier League rather than his future at Chelsea.

Stoke City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur Christian Eriksen scores twice as Tottenham make it six Premier League wins in a row to increase Stoke City's relegation fears.

Gary Neville Slams West Ham Player Following 'Nightmare' Error Against Stoke City Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has criticised Joe Hart following the goalkeeper's poor performance in West Ham's 1-1 draw with Stoke City on Monday night.

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