Stoke City started the 2013/14 season with a new manager after the departure of Tony Pulis. However, Stoke fans should not have been worried as Mark Hughes’ arrival caused a complete change in style which produced the clubs best ever Premier League finish, finishing on 50 points with an final day win at West Bromwich Albion.
Throughout the season Stoke managed to claim home victories against the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United. However the club’s away record is where Hughes will want to improve.
STAR MAN – Asmir BEGOVIC
The Potters keeper Begovic is regarded as one of the Premier League’s best goalkeepers, and rightly so. He not only proves his worth each weekend with Stoke, but he has also shown it on the international stage with Bosnia, most recently being in the World Cup.
The Bosnian has produced many fine displays, whilst maintaining nine clean sheets in thirty-two games. With an FPL price of £5.0m he should be considered when building any team as he is generally one of the cheaper and consistent keepers in the league.
HIDDEN GEM – Geoff CAMERON
Last season Cameron managed to pick up the same amount of points as his defensive partner Ryan Shawcross. Cameron managed to keep a total of eight clean sheets throughout the season. It should also be noted that he can be somewhat of a goal threat with two goals and an assist during last season’s campaign which isn’t too bad for a defender that you can pick up for £4.5m.