Did you know?
AFC Bournemouth’s 1-0 win at Stoke City last season ended a run of six straight league defeats away against the Potters.
No Premier League team has conceded more goals this season than Stoke City (18), while no side has conceded more shots from inside the six-yard box than the Cherries (12).
Jermain Defoe, who is one away from 200 career league goals, has scored a PL goal against Stoke with each of the three previous clubs he’s faced them with (Portsmouth, Spurs and Sunderland).
Peter Crouch (42) is one away from moving level with Jon Walters as Stoke City's all-time top PL goalscorer (43).
What the managers say
Mark Hughes: “Losing in the manner we did against City hurt us but we’ll be ready to go again by the time the Bournemouth game comes around.”
Eddie Howe: "They’ll be looking for a response, games like Man City you have to take out on context, some of the football they played that day was incredible."
See: Howe on Defoe role
Referee: Lee Probert
Assistants: Adrian Holmes, Derek Eaton
Fourth official: Jeremy Simpson