Whisper it quietly, but the new Premier League season is not that far away now and, before you know it, we’ll but wondering just exactly what it’s like to not have football about…


Indeed, it isn’t long until we delve into another season of club football and so, as is customary at this time of year, it’s time to wheel out some season preview material.

Here at Rush Football, then, we’re taking a look at each Premier League club’s best four stars for the coming campaign and next up it’s Stoke.

See if you agree with our selections…

Darren Fletcher


The new signing may not have arrived for a massive fee but he could prove a real coup.

West Brom surprised many when they let him go and now he’ll be looking to add some energy into Stoke’s midfield.


Jack Butland


Butland has been frustrated with injuries in recent seasons but he should be back and playing for the new campaign.

Lee Grant has been a top deputy but we still think it’s Butland who is going to be number 1.


Xherdan Shaqiri


Shaqiri is a real talent and when he scores goals they are invariably screamers.

He does, however, need to score more to really become a leading light in the Premier League and, if he does, Stoke could be heading for a European berth.

Ryan Shawcross


Shawcross has been at Stoke ever since they got promoted to the Premier League and has been key throughout their stay.

Whether or not he’s fulfilled his potential is up for debate but he’s undoubtedly still as solid as they come.

Have we missed anyone? Let us know!


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