4. Stoke’s dismal start Continues
Ever since Mark Hughes took over the reigns at the the Britannia Stadium, he has broken club records, helping the club reach new heights and bringing in a new identity to Stoke City’s gameplay. Stoke are no more a physical team that would grind out results to survive in the Premier League. Creative players like Marko Arnautovic, Bojan Krkic have given Stoke a new dimension in their game and the addition of Shaqiri was said to Galvanize their side but what transpired was a dismal string of performances and lack of creativity. The side are drifting back to their original physical style of play but are unable to grind out results as teams like Arsenal overload their team’s defence time and time again. The team would benefit if the players went back to the basics and found out what has been affecting their performances lately.