Fulham and Stoke City didn’t imagine their seasons starting off this way. Stoke City sits in 15th place currently and their hosts, Fulham, sit in 18th, barely in the relegation zone. Both squads are looking for a win and three points to climb a bit in the table.
For Stoke City manager Mark Hughes it is a reunion of sorts, he resigned as Fulham manager in 2011. At his new gig with Stoke City he finds a similar environment.
“In terms of the club and the people they are very similar – top quality people, good people to work for,” Hughes said, via ESPN FC.
“They are clubs that are trying to be in the top half of the Premier League, that is what we are trying to do and Fulham will be trying to do that again. They are clubs that have established themselves for a long time in the Premier League now.
“You reap the benefits of that in terms of being able to invest and move forward. That’s what Fulham and Stoke have done.”
Date: October 5
Start Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
Location: London, England
Stadium: Craven Cottage
TV Info: Premier League Extra Time*, DirecTV (Channel 220)
Online Radio Stream: Talk Sport Radio
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
* – What is Premier League Extra Time?
Basically, it is a bonus package for overflow games that can’t be shown, due to the amount of games in a particular time slot.
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