• No team has hit the woodwork more often than Stoke this season (four times) in the Barclays Premier League.
  • Norwich have gone 202 minutes without scoring; the longest current run in the Barclays Premier League.
  • Each of the past five games between Stoke and Norwich have seen fewer than three goals scored.
  • Stoke’s average possession figure of 48% is the 11th highest in the Barclays Premier League this season. Their previous five seasons have seen them finish 20th, 20th, 20th, 20th and 17th in this category.
  • Stoke have the best long ball accuracy in the Premier League this season (41%)
  • Norwich have seen only two opposing players booked in the Premier League this season, fewer than any other side.
  • Despite their poor form, Norwich have one more point (4) than they did at this stage last season (3) in the Premier League.
  • But this is the first time Norwich have lost more than two of their opening five top-flight games since 1990-91 (have played seven full seasons since then).
  • Stoke have gained seven points from four goals this season (1.75 pts per goal), only three teams have managed a better return.
  • Only two of Ricky van Wolfswinkel’s 11 shots (inc. blocked) this season have been on target.