• Sunderland have conceded five own goals this season, more than any other side in the Barclays Premier League.
  • Stoke have the worst away record in the Barclays Premier League this season with just five points from 11 games and a goal difference of -16.
  • There have been red cards in three of the last four Barclays Premier League meetings between Sunderland and Stoke.
  • There have been just five goals scored in the last four Premier League games between Stoke and Sunderland.
  • Adam Johnson has scored four goals in his last two Premier League appearances.
  • Johnson has scored or assisted each of Sunderland's last six Premier League goals.
  • 27 different players have started a Premier League game for the Black Cats this season; no side has given more players a start in 2013/14.
  • Stoke have won 61% of their aerial duels this season, by some way the highest proportion in the top-flight.
  • Half of the 20 Scottish goals scored in the Premier League have come from Sunderland and Stoke (five each).
  • Sunderland have picked up 1.1 points per game in the matches (12 games) Lee Cattermole has started this season but only 0.5 in those he hasn't (10 games).