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FPL Stoke Preview – 2017/18

As the new Fantasy Premier League season approaches we will be previewing all 20 Premier League teams – here is our FPL Stoke preview. Firstly we’ll analysis each team’s performance from last season. From there we’ll look at each team’s new signings, which players are most likely to play, their set piece takers and most importantly which players present the best FPL value.

FPL Stoke Preview – Team Performance

Stoke 2016/17

Finishing Position: 13th
Home Away
19 7 6 6 24 24 0 27 19 4 5 10 17 32 -15 17

There are no real takeaways from Stoke’s home and away form last season. They were mid-table in both respects. They also finished exactly mid-table for the number of team clean sheets – 11. This indicates that whilst they’re a solid team they are not the fortress at home they once were. Attacking wise they scored 41 Premier League goals which is just over an average of two a game.

FPL Stoke Preview – Players

New Signings

  • Josh Tymon, Defender – £4.5m
  • Darren Fletcher, Midfielder – £5.0m

Predicted Starting 11

It is still relatively early to be predicting each team’s starting 11. However, as it stands this is the Stoke lineup we believe is most likely to start the Premier League season. The chances of starting percentage is based upon the information we have available as of writing. As the beginning of the Fantasy Premier League season draws closer please check our FPL Team News page for more accurate, up to date lineup predictions.

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Player Position Price % Chance of Starting
Jack Butland Goalkeeper £5.0m 80%
Glen Johnson Defender £4.5m 70%
Erik Pieters Defender £5.0m 90%
Kurt Zouma Defender £5.5m 80%
Ryan Shawcross Defender £5.0m 80%
Darren Fletcher Midfielder £5.0m 80%
Joe Allen Midfielder £5.5m 80%
Xherdan Shaqiri Midfielder £6.0m 80%
Bojan Krkic Midfielder £5.5m 60%
Saido Berahino Forward £6.0m 70%
Mame Biram Diouf Forward £5.5m 70%

Stoke Set Piece Takers

  • Free Kicks: Xherdan Shaqiri, Charlie Adam
  • Penalties: Charlie Adam, Bojan Krkic, Xherdan Shaqiri

Stoke Players to Pick for FPL

Stoke offer budget players across their team. Whilst being an unlikely source for big FPL points a player may emerge that proves to be great value.

Stoke Defence

The most certain starter in the Stoke defence is £5.0m rated Erik Pieters. He topped the Stoke defence in terms of FPL points last season with 103. The likely partnership in the centre of defence will be Stoke ever-present Ryan Shawcross (£5.0m) and the on loan Kurt Zouma (£5.5m). Favored to start at right back will be the experienced Glen Johnson (£4.5m). If he does end up starting on a consistent he does have the potential to provide assists. It should be noted however he neither scored or assisted anyone last season. Deputising in the centre of defence and at right back will be the versatile Geoff Cameron (£4.5m).

Stoke Midfielders

New signing Darren Fletcher (£5.0m) is expected to slot straight into the centre of midfield. He is unlikely to provide any real FPL value but does offer a certain starter. The more creative Joe Allen is priced £5.5m and is probably better value than Darren Fletcher. With the exit of Marko Arnautovic Bojan Krkic (£5.5m) will hope to fulfill his early potential on the left of the Stoke midfield. He also adds the bonus of being the favorite to take penalties when Charlie Adam (£5.0m) isn’t on the field. Xherdan Shaqiri (£6.0m) would provide a good value differential option if he can maintain fitness throughout the season. He scored 80 FPL points in 1,699 minutes last season.

Stoke Forwards

Predicting the two Stoke starting forwards isn’t clear cut at this point. We believe the most likely pairing is Saido Berahino (£6.0m) playing just behind Mame Biram Diouf (£5.5m). Peter Crouch always brings an alternative strategy for the manager to implement but he certainly won’t be favored to start. Another option that has only emerged very recently is the £5.5m Joselu who has scored 4 goals in Stoke’s last two friendly matches.


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