Steven Taylor - Newcastle United News

• Stoke come to this game having lost 3-1 to Arsenal in their last outing. Stoke covered 115.944km in that game, with Jonathan Walters covering most ground with 11.971km

• Walters is Stoke’s top rated outfield player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, having scored twice from 12 attempts at goal. Walters has averaged 10.681km per game so far this season, with only Ryan Shawcross covering more ground in the team’s cause.

• Peter Crouch scored in his second goal for Stoke in the Barclays Premier League against Arsenal, having previously had 14 efforts on goal with 50% on target.

• Newcastle remain unbeaten after a late goal from Yohan Cabaye secured all three points against Wigan in their last game

• Newcastle continue to build their impressive start to the season thanks to an incredible work rate and strong defensive performance

• Newcastle covered 110.820km in that game, with Cabaye and central midfield partner Cheik Tiote one again covering most ground with 11.333km and 11.051km respectively

• Newcastle have averaged an impressive 118.134km in distance covered for each game this season

• Cabaye’s first goal for the Magpies came after 14 attempts at goal with 64% on target. He has also won 55% of tackles attempted.

• Steven Taylor remains Newcastle’s top ranked player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance index, having won 94% of tackles attempted along with 15 clearances and 12 blocks

Stats courtesy of EA SPORTS Player Performance Index