• Stoke City have conceded only three goals in their five Barclays Premier League games at the Britannia Stadium in 2013-14.
  • Sunderland are unbeaten in their last four Barclays Premier League games against Stoke (W2 D2), keeping a clean sheet in three of these.
  • Sunderland have had more possession than their opponent in just one of their 11 Premier League games this season so far (58% v Fulham).
  • No side has been given more red cards in the Premier League in 2013 than Sunderland (6), including one in the last meeting between these two sides in May (Craig Gardner).
  • Sunderland have used 26 different players in the Premier League so far this season; more than any other side. Each of those players have started in the competition this season.
  • Nine different players have scored a Premier League goal for Stoke this season, but only one of those has scored more than once (Adam, 2).
  • Only Arsenal and Chelsea (10) have seen more individual goalscorers than the Potters this season in the Premier League.
  • Stoke have conceded six headed goals this season; a joint-PL-high with Fulham.
  • The Potters are also one of only three sides yet to score a headed goal in the Premier League this season, alongside Tottenham and West Ham.
  • Sunderland have mustered just 26 shots on target this season; the lowest tally in the league.