Date: 7th August 2018 at 4:16pm
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4th: Stoke.

Stoke could be a real threat but will undoubtedly miss star man Xherdan Shaqiri.

This summer they’ve made some big moves for Benik Afobe, Tom Ince and James McClean who will definitely bolster their starting squad. This team may revolve around the fitness of Joe Allen, the playmaking midfielder has proven his brilliance in the Premier League and will prove it in the Championship.

Stoke may also have to do everything they can to keep a hold of Jack Butland, England’s number two is subject to the interest of plenty of Premier League clubs but he could be the key to Stoke’s defence.

This Stoke team has the potential to do well but the lack of Championship experience may be an issue, some of the bigger players can struggle with the fixture congestion. This Stoke side has potential for good things but the new signings are going to have to settle in very quickly.