Our Landlord in the Transfer Tavern has been surprised about Stoke City’s inconsistency so far this season.
The 1-0 defeat against West Brom last weekend would have been particularly disappointing for Mark Hughes’ men as a trip to The Hawthorns is viewed as a winnable game by many Potters punters sitting at the bar.
There is no doubt that Stoke possess quality within their squad, especially in the attacking sense with new signing Saido Berahino adding to the strength formulated by Xherdan Shaqiri and Marko Arnautovic.
But the under-performing has led to our landlord asking the question to our regular Stoke punters whether Hughes make changes and potentially get some different personnel in to the team?
With all that said, there are always dead certainties that should always keep their place in teams. Here are two players that should be sure of their place in the Stoke side against Crystal Palace this weekend…
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