The Fixture Forecast (Nov-Dec)

It’s hard to believe after the concerning start to the campaign that we would find ourselves on a run of six games unbeaten. A combination of factors such as Joe Allen literally imitating the heroics of Jesus means that Stoke now sit 12th in the table. But what next?


(Stoke City FC Image)

Bournemouth- Home (Sat 19th Nov)

Since thumping Hull 6-1 in October, Bournemouth have taken just one point from the three following games. A 0-0 draw against Tottenham and consecutive defeats at the hands of Middlesbrough and Sunderland mean that The Cherries sit one place, and one point, behind us in the table. It’s an inviting fixture that will hopefully see our unbeaten run extended to seven.

Watford- Away (Sun 27th Nov)

Watford were on the other side of a 6-1 score line more recently, having received a Jürgen Klopp attacking master class at Anfield. This aside, it’s been a steady season for the Hornets who are now 8th in the table, albeit only two points ahead of us. Away from home, it will be a good test for Mark Hughes and his rejuvenated Stoke side.

Burnley- Home (Sat 3rd Dec)

Burnley are a similar story to Watford. Currently ninth in the table, it will possibly provide another opportunity to leapfrog our way up the league. Their explosive bonfire night victory against Crystal Palace suggests it won’t come easy, though.

Arsenal- Away (Sat 10th Dec)

A tasty fixture that needs no introduction. Arsenal are challenging the top of the table and will be one of our toughest games this side of Christmas. They’re ten games unbeaten and will probably see us as as an ideal chance to get three points. Taking anything from the Emirates would surely be an incredible result.


(Stoke City FC Image)

How many points should we realistically be winning over these next four fixtures?


Written by Tom Hammersley

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