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OFFICIAL club website of stoke city

The Southampton Statto

HOTSHOT: Rickie Lambert is the second highest scoring Englishman in the Premier League this season (seven).

HOME SWEET HOME: Stoke are unbeaten in 16 games at the Britannia Stadium; a run stretching back to February 2012.

TRIPLE: On Boxing Day, Stoke scored more than two goals in a Premier League game for the first time in 44 matches.

STARTER: Jonathan Walters has started each of Stoke's last 72 Premier League games, the longest current run of any outfield player in the League.       

TOUGH: Only Man City (2) and Everton (2) have lost fewer games than Stoke (3) this season.

SOLID: The Potters have the best defence in the Premier League (14 conceded), and the fifth best throughout Europe.

STOPPER: Asmir Begovic has nine clean sheets to his name this season; more than any other top-flight stopper.

UNBEATEN: Stoke are unbeaten in their last nine games. The only teams to have gone on longer unbeaten runs in the Premier League this season are Man City and Norwich.

CONTRAST: Southampton conceded two or more goals in nine of their first 10 League games this season but have not conceded more than one in the subsequent eight matches.

DELIVERY: 56% of Stoke's goals have come from set-pieces this season, the highest proportion in the Premier League.

PRODUCTIVE: 28 points is Stoke's best top-flight performance after 19 games since 1975-76 (based on the three points for a win rule).

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