• Stoke City have lost just one of their last seven Barclays Premier League matches (W2 D4 L1).
  • Christian Benteke has now gone 11 hours and 59 minutes without scoring a Barclays Premier League goal.
  • Six of the 10 Premier League meetings between Stoke and Villa have ended as draws (Two Stoke wins, two for Villa).
  • Aston Villa have conceded more handballs than any other Premier League team this season (15).
  • Stoke have lost only one home game in the Premier League this season (W3 D4).
  • Only four teams (Arsenal, Tottenham, Man Utd and Everton) have won more away points than Aston Villa (12) this season.
  • No team has been awarded more penalties than Aston Villa (3) this season.
  • In the week that Rory Delap retired from football, Stoke remain the only team to score from a long throw move this season.
  • Since they arrived in the Premier League in 2008, Stoke have taken 2507 long throws, 1271 more than any other side.
  • Both Aston Villa and Stoke have failed to score in three of their last four Premier League games.