2017–18 Stoke City F.C. season

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Stoke City
2017–18 season
ChairmanPeter Coates
ManagerMark Hughes
(until 6 January 2018)
Eddie Niedzwiecki (caretaker)
(until 15 January 2018)
Paul Lambert
(from 16 January 2018)
Stadiumbet365 Stadium
Premier League19th (33 points)
FA CupThird Round
EFL CupThird Round
Top goalscorerLeague: Xherdan Shaqiri (8)
All: Xherdan Shaqiri (8)
Highest home attendance30,022 v Everton (17 March 2018)
Lowest home attendance27,458 v Watford (31 January 2018)

The 2017–18 season was Stoke City's tenth season in the Premier League and the 62nd in the top tier of English football.[1]

There were major changes to the Stoke squad in the summer of 2017 with the departures of Marko Arnautović, Phil Bardsley, Joselu, Jonathan Walters, Philipp Wollscheid and Glenn Whelan whilst Giannelli Imbula, Bojan Krkić and Marc Muniesa left on season-long loans. Coming into the team were Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Darren Fletcher, Bruno Martins Indi, Josh Tymon and Kevin Wimmer with Jesé and Kurt Zouma joining on loan.

Stoke initially made a good start to the season with a 1–0 win against Arsenal and a 2–2 draw with Manchester United. However their defensive problems returned as heavy defeats against Chelsea (4–0), Manchester City (7–2), Liverpool (3–0), Tottenham Hotspur (5–1) and West Ham United (3–0) saw supporters turn against Mark Hughes. After an embarrassing FA Cup exit at League Two Coventry City in January, Hughes had his contract terminated by the club, and he was replaced by the former Aston Villa and Norwich City manager Paul Lambert. Lambert managed to improve the leaky defence but it left Stoke anemic as an attacking side meaning they were unable to see out victories and escape the relegation zone, Stoke finishing in 19th position three points from safety, ending their ten-year spell in the Premier League.

Pre-season[edit]

On 16 May 2017 Stoke announced that mobile game, Top Eleven, will be the club's sleeve sponsor.[2][3] Stoke announced pre-season friendly's against Swiss sides Neuchâtel Xamax and BSC Young Boys in the Uhrencup, Championship sides Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United, League Two Crewe Alexandra, Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and Ligue 1 side AS Monaco.[4][5][6][7]

Stoke announced their retained list on 26 May 2017, departing the club were goalkeepers Shay Given and Daniel Bachmann whilst U23 players, Liam Edwards, Harry Isted, Joel Taylor and George Waring also left the club.[8] Stoke's first signing of the 2017–18 season was Scottish veteran Darren Fletcher on a free from West Bromwich Albion.[9] The Stoke squad returned to training on 5 July 2017 and on the same day Stoke completed the signing of young left-back Josh Tymon from Hull City.[10] On 7 July 2017 Jonathan Walters joined Burnley for £3 million after spending seven years with the Potters.[11] The squad then departed for their Swiss training camp near Biel/Bienne on 9 July 2017.[12] Prior to the first match of pre-season Belgian U23 duo Julien Ngoy and Thibaud Verlinden were promoted to the first team.[13]

However they also suffered a blow with the news that Marko Arnautović had submitted a transfer request.[14] Stoke began their pre-season with a 1–0 win against Swiss Challenge League side Neuchâtel Xamax with Igor Djuric scoring a late own goal.[15] BSC Young Boys were Stoke's final opponents in the Uhrencup on 12 July 2017. The Swiss side scored twice either side of half-time through Guillaume Hoarau and Yoric Ravet. Stoke hit back with goals from Charlie Adam and Marc Muniesa and the match ended in a 2–2 draw. The winner was determined by a penalty shoot-out with Stoke winning 4–3 after 16 spot kicks.[16] Stoke's last match in Switzerland was a 4–2 defeat against AS Monaco.[17] On 20 July 2017 long serving Glenn Whelan joined Aston Villa after nine years with the Potters.[18] Defender Kurt Zouma arrived on a season-long loan from Chelsea.[19]

Stoke sold Arnautović to West Ham United for a club record fee of £20 million before they beat Amiens SC 1–0 at the Stade de la Licorne, Diouf scoring the only goal.[20] On 25 July 2017 Phil Bardsley joined Burnley and Stoke lost 2–1 at Championship side Sheffield United.[21] City then beat Bolton Wanderers 2–1 on 29 July with Joselu scoring twice.[22] Stoke played German side FC St. Pauli on 1 August 2017 to mark the start of a strategic partnership between the two clubs. St. Pauli won 4–2 with Joselu scoring a second consecutive brace.[23] Stoke ended a busy pre-season programme with a match against RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena. Despite falling behind early on to a Emil Forsberg penalty, City won the match 2–1 with a header from Diouf and an own goal from Marvin Compper.[24]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Report
1 10 July 2017 Neuchâtel Xamax A 1–0 Djuric 87' (o.g.) Report
2 12 July 2017 BSC Young Boys A 2–2 (4–3 pens) Adam 52', (pen), Muniesa 57' Report
3 15 July 2017 AS Monaco A 2–4 Berahino 10', Diouf 47' Report
4 22 July 2017 Amiens SC A 1–0 Diouf 45' Report
5 25 July 2017 Sheffield United A 1–2 Shaqiri 35' Report
6 29 July 2017 Bolton Wanderers A 2–1 Joselu (2) 77', 88' Report
7 1 August 2017 FC St. Pauli A 2–4 Joselu (2) 41', 67' Report
8 5 August 2017 RB Leipzig A 2–1 Diouf 44', Compper 78' (o.g.) Report

Premier League[edit]

The 2017–18 season fixtures were announced on 14 June with Stoke beginning the campaign away at Everton.[25][26]

August[edit]

For the season opener at Goodison Park, Mark Hughes decided to play a 5–2–3 formation, giving debuts to new arrivals Darren Fletcher and Kurt Zouma. In what was evenly contested match, the Toffees were able to claim a 1–0 win thanks to a Wayne Rooney header in first half stoppage time. Stoke's best chance came in the final minute of the match when Jordan Pickford produced a fine save to deny a long range strike from Xherdan Shaqiri.[27][28]

Stoke's first home match of the season was against old adversaries Arsenal. The capacity of the bet365 Stadium was now at just over 30,000 following the filling in of the south-east corner. A new record crowd of 29,459 witnessed the Potters win 1–0 with new loan signing Jesé scoring just after half time. Arsenal had 77% ball possession but were unable to force an equalizer although Alexandre Lacazette did have a goal ruled out for a tight offside.[29][30]

Stoke ended August with the short trip to the Hawthorns to take on Tony Pulis' West Bromwich Albion. In a match of few chances the Baggies took the lead through Jay Rodriguez in the 61st minute. A defensive mix up between Ben Foster and Ahmed Hegazi allowed Peter Crouch to head into an empty net to earn Stoke a 1–1 draw.[31]

September[edit]

Hughes gave a debut to his new £18 million defender, Kevin Wimmer for the visit of Manchester United who arrived in the Potteries having won all their first three matches without conceding. Stoke put in a strong performance and took the lead on 43 minutes through Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. That lead was short lived however as a header from Paul Pogba was deflected in by Marcus Rashford. The Red Devils then went in front through Romelu Lukaku on 57 minutes. Jesé forced David de Gea into a fine save and from the resulting corner Choupo-Moting scored his second goal and the match ended in a 2–2 draw.[32]

Stoke then made the long trip to St James' Park to play against newly promoted Newcastle United. Stoke put in a disappointing performance and lost 2–1 with Christian Atsu and Jamaal Lascelles finding the net either side of a Xherdan Shaqiri strike. The result could have been worse had former striker, Joselu not squandered several good chances.[33]

After a disappointing exit in the League Cup, Stoke faced the champions, Chelsea without defenders, Cameron, Shawcross, Wimmer and Zouma. Chelsea took full advantage of Stoke's defensive injuries and won 4–0 with Álvaro Morata hitting a hat-trick.[34]

The Potters ended September with a home match against Mauricio Pellegrino's Southampton. Stoke took the lead on 40 minutes with Mame Biram Diouf heading in a Shaqiri corner, and they had the chance to double their lead after Saido Berahino was brought down in the penalty area by Virgil van Dijk. Berahino, still without a Stoke goal, took the penalty but it was poor and easily saved by Fraser Forster. The Saints drew level on 75 minutes through an acrobatic strike from Japanese defender Maya Yoshida, but Stoke claimed victory with Crouch tapping in from close range.[35][36]

October[edit]

Following the international break Stoke faced a daunting trip to title favorites Manchester City and Mark Hughes decided to give a debut to academy graduate Tom Edwards. Stoke made a terrible start to the match and were three down after half and hour with goals from Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and David Silva. Stoke briefly made a comeback with a goal from Diouf and an own goal from Kyle Walker but Stoke had no answer to Man City's fast attacking play and goals from Jesus, Fernandinho, Leroy Sané and Bernardo Silva condemned Stoke to their second heaviest Premier League defeat.[37]

Stoke then lost again the following week at home to Eddie Howe's Bournemouth which increased supporter unrest towards Mark Hughes. The Cherries scored two quick fire goals in the first half through Andrew Surman and a penalty from Junior Stanislas, Diouf scored his third goal in as many matches but it ended 2–1.[38] Despite the defeat the Stoke board insisted that they still back Hughes.[39]

After conceding 20 goals the first nine matches Hughes decided to employ a defensive approach away at in-form Watford. The change in approach paid off as Stoke ground out a 1–0 win thanks to a volley from Darren Fletcher.[40] There were a number of confrontations during the match with Hornets captain Troy Deeney later being charged with violent conduct.[41] The FA also charged both Watford and Stoke for failing to control their players.[42]

November[edit]

City's first match of November was against Claude Puel's Leicester City at home. The Foxes were the brighter side in the first half and took the lead through Vicente Iborra. Shaqiri equalized for Stoke before half time but Riyad Mahrez put Leicester back in front after 60 minutes. Peter Crouch came off the bench and headed past Kasper Schmeichel to earn Stoke a 2–2 draw.[43]

Stoke then made the long trip south for their first match at the Falmer Stadium, to play against Brighton & Hove Albion in what was the first top flight meeting between the clubs since 1983. Choupo-Moting scored after 28 minutes after being put through by Shaqiri. Pascal Groß leveled for Brighton just before half time but Stoke responded instantly with a header from Kurt Zouma. However Stoke again failed to hold on to their lead and José Izquierdo earned Chris Hughton's side a point.[44]

Stoke played bottom of the table Crystal Palace on 25 November and were beaten 2–1. Shaqiri had given Stoke the lead with a fine individual goal but Palace scored through Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mamadou Sakho.[45]

The Potters ended a poor November with a 3–0 home defeat against Liverpool with goals from Sadio Mané and two from Mohamed Salah.[46]

December[edit]

Stoke began the Christmas period with a narrow victory over relegation rivals Swansea City. Wilfried Bony gave the Swans an early lead before two quick goal from Shaqiri and Diouf set Stoke up for a 2–1 win.[47] After the match it was revealed that Jese left the bench before the end of the match and was subsequently fined by Hughes.[48]

City then had a rare trip to Wembley, the temporary home of Tottenham Hotspur. Stoke put in an embarrassing performance, losing 5–1.[49] This prompted a furious reaction from the Stoke supporters who chanted against the manager.[50] This continued back at Stoke train station where angry supporters confronted Hughes and the players.[51]

Stoke fell to another defeat this time going down 1–0 away at in-form Burnley at Turf Moor, Ashley Barnes scoring the only goal in the 88th minute.[52]

The next home match against David Moyes' West Ham United was delayed by an hour after a power cut effected the bet365 Stadium and surrounding area. West Ham took the lead in controversial circumstances as Mark Noble scored from the spot after Manuel Lanzini went down in the area under minimal contact from Pieters and was later charged with diving by the FA.[53] Stoke failed to get back into the match and further goals from Diafra Sakho and ex-Stoke player Marko Arnautovic lead to more fan unrest towards Hughes.[54]

Prior to the match against Midland's rivals West Bromwich Albion, Hughes had to reject claims that his job at Stoke was under threat. Joe Allen and Choupo-Moting put Stoke into a 2–0 half time lead against the Baggies but a mistake by Shawcross let in Salomón Rondón to score. West Brom put Stoke under considerable pressure but a counterattack in the final moments allowed Ramadan Sobhi to score his first Premier League goal to make it 3–1.[55]

On Boxing day the Potters travelled to Huddersfield Town in what was the first top flight meeting between the clubs since 1972. City made a terrible start as Tom Ince gave the home side an early lead and then Shawcross had to leave due to injury. Ramadan scored his second goal in two matches and the game ended in a 1–1 draw.[56]

Stoke's final match of a poor 2017 saw them travel to champions Chelsea. Hughes decided to play a weakened team in order to rest players for the match against relegation rivals Newcastle United on New Years Day and Chelsea went on to win 5–0.[57]

January[edit]

Hughes's decision to rest players against Chelsea backfired as Newcastle United won 1–0, Ayoze Perez scoring the only goal of a poor quality match.[58]

After losing 2–1 to League Two side Coventry City in the FA Cup, on 6 January, Hughes was sacked by the club bringing an end to his four and a-half year spell as manager.[59] Former Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Norwich City and Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert was chosen by the board as Hughes' successor.[60] The board had previously approached Quique Sánchez Flores and Martin O'Neill but were unsuccessful.[61][62]

Eddie Niedzwiecki took charge of Stoke's trip to Manchester United with Lambert watching on high in the stands at Old Trafford. Despite Stoke putting in an improved performance Man United proved far too strong and won 3–0 with goals from Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Antonio Valencia.[63]

Paul Lambert's first match in charge of the Potters was against fellow relegation rivals Huddersfield Town. Under Lambert Stoke showed more energy and urgency but were unable to trouble Terriers 'keeper Jonas Lössl in the opening 45. In the second half goals from Allen and Diouf earned Stoke a vital 2–0 victory to move them out of the relegation places.[64]

On 31 January Stoke brought in Senegalese midfielder Badou Ndiaye from Turkish club Galatasaray for a fee of £14 million.[65] Stoke then played out a drab goalless draw against Watford.[66]

February[edit]

The Potters made the long trip to Bournemouth and took an early lead through a Shaqiri header. Stoke dominated the first half however the Cherries turned the match around in the second half and inflicted a damaging defeat on Stoke.[67]

Stoke then missed a golden opportunity to claim three points against Brighton. Shaqiri had cancelled out Izquierdo opener before in the dying stages Stoke were awarded a penalty after Jese was fouled by Dale Stephens. Charlie Adam took the kick but saw his effort saved by Mathew Ryan and Adam was then unable to score the rebound.[68]

City were then left to rue another missed opportunity in their next match at Leicester City. Stoke took the lead just before half time through another Shaqiri strike and were doing well to hold off a pacey Leicester side. However a uncharacteristic error from Jack Butland handed Leicester a draw.[69]

March[edit]

Stoke then traveled to relegation rivals Southampton on 3 March. The match was of very poor quality and both sides ended up cancelling each other out in a drab 0–0 draw leaving Stoke remaining in the relegation zone.[70]

Run-away leaders Manchester City were Stoke's next opponents and easily won 2–0 with a brace from David Silva, Stoke doing well to keep the scoreline respectable.[71]

Stoke then suffered another home defeat this time against Everton. The match was played in snowy conditions and the match took a turn for the worst when Charlie Adam was sent off for a tackle on Wayne Rooney. Everton took full advantage of the extra man and scored twice through Cenk Tosun either side of a Choupo-Moting strike. Despite the defeat Lambert remained confident of survival.[72]

April[edit]

Stoke's first match of a April was at Arsenal. After putting in a spirited display the match turned in the 75th minute when Arsenal were awarded a soft penalty, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring. From there on the players lost belief and further goals from Aubameyang and another penalty this time from Alexandre Lacazette condemned Stoke to another defeat.[73]

City's slide into the Championship continued after a narrow defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, Christian Eriksen scoring twice either side of a goal from Mame Diouf.[74]

Stoke then let slip yet another opportunity to gain a victory this time at West Ham United. After a goalless first half Stoke took the lead through Crouch with ten minutes remaining following an error by Joe Hart, but Andy Carroll equalized for the Hammers in the 90th minute.[75]

Stoke again failed to see out a victory in their next match against Burnley. Badou Ndiaye had given the Potters an early lead before poor defending allowed Ashley Barnes to score and the match ended in a 1–1 draw, leaving relegation inevitable.[76]

They then played out a goalless draw away at Liverpool on 28 April, leaving Stoke 3 points from safety with two games remaining although all their relegation rivals had games in hand and a much superior goal difference.[77]

May[edit]

Stoke then faced Crystal Palace on 5 May, knowing only a win would be enough to take the fight for survival to the last day of the season. However despite Shaqiri giving Stoke the lead in the first half, second half goals from James McArthur and Patrick van Aanholt condemned the Potters to Championship football.[78]

Stoke ended a disastrous season with a 2–1 win at Swansea City with goals from Badou and Crouch. The result relegated Swansea and also ensured that the Potters did not finish bottom of the table.[79]

Results[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
1 12 August 2017 Everton A 0–1 39,045 Report
2 19 August 2017 Arsenal H 1–0 29,459 Jesé 47' Report
3 27 August 2017 West Bromwich Albion A 1–1 22,704 Crouch 77' Report
4 9 September 2017 Manchester United H 2–2 29,320 Choupo-Moting (2) 43', 63' Report
5 16 September 2017 Newcastle United A 1–2 51,795 Shaqiri 57' Report
6 23 September 2017 Chelsea H 0–4 29,661 Report
7 30 September 2017 Southampton H 2–1 29,285 Diouf 40', Crouch 85' Report
8 14 October 2017 Manchester City A 2–7 54,128 Diouf 44', Walker 47' (o.g.) Report
9 21 October 2017 Bournemouth H 1–2 29,500 Diouf 63' Report
10 28 October 2017 Watford A 1–0 20,087 Fletcher 16' Report
11 4 November 2017 Leicester City H 2–2 29,602 Shaqiri 39', Crouch 73' Report
12 20 November 2017 Brighton & Hove Albion A 2–2 29,676 Choupo-Moting 28', Zouma 45+1' Report
13 25 November 2017 Crystal Palace A 1–2 23,723 Shaqiri 53' Report
14 29 November 2017 Liverpool H 0–3 29,423 Report
15 2 December 2017 Swansea City H 2–1 28,261 Shaqiri 36', Diouf 40' Report
16 9 December 2017 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–5 62,202 Shawcross 80' Report
17 12 December 2017 Burnley A 0–1 19,909 Report
18 16 December 2017 West Ham United H 0–3 29,265 Report
19 23 December 2017 West Bromwich Albion H 3–1 29,057 Allen 19', Choupo-Moting 45'+2, Ramadan 90'+5 Report
20 26 December 2017 Huddersfield Town A 1–1 24,047 Ramadan 60' Report
21 30 December 2017 Chelsea A 0–5 41,433 Report
22 1 January 2018 Newcastle United H 0–1 28,471 Report
23 15 January 2018 Manchester United A 0–3 74,726 Report
24 20 January 2018 Huddersfield Town H 2–0 29,785 Allen 53', Diouf 69' Report
25 31 January 2018 Watford H 0–0 27,458 Report
26 3 February 2018 Bournemouth A 1–2 10,614 Shaqiri 5' Report
27 10 February 2018 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1–1 29,876 Shaqiri 68' Report
28 24 February 2018 Leicester City A 1–1 31,769 Shaqiri 43' Report
29 3 March 2018 Southampton A 0–0 30,335 Report
30 12 March 2018 Manchester City H 0–2 29,138 Report
31 17 March 2018 Everton H 1–2 30,022 Choupo-Moting 77' Report
32 1 April 2018 Arsenal A 0–3 59,371 Report
33 7 April 2018 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–2 29,515 Diouf 57' Report
34 16 April 2018 West Ham United A 1–1 56,795 Crouch 79' Report
35 22 April 2018 Burnley H 1–1 29,532 Badou 11' Report
36 27 April 2018 Liverpool A 0–0 53,255 Report
37 5 May 2018 Crystal Palace H 1–2 29,687 Shaqiri 43' Report
38 13 May 2018 Swansea City A 2–1 20,673 Badou 31', Crouch 41' Report

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester City (C) 38 32 4 2 106 27 +79 100 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Manchester United 38 25 6 7 68 28 +40 81
3 Tottenham Hotspur 38 23 8 7 74 36 +38 77
4 Liverpool 38 21 12 5 84 38 +46 75
5 Chelsea 38 21 7 10 62 38 +24 70 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
6 Arsenal 38 19 6 13 74 51 +23 63
7 Burnley 38 14 12 12 36 39 −3 54 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
8 Everton 38 13 10 15 44 58 −14 49
9 Leicester City 38 12 11 15 56 60 −4 47
10 Newcastle United 38 12 8 18 39 47 −8 44
11 Crystal Palace 38 11 11 16 45 55 −10 44
12 Bournemouth 38 11 11 16 45 61 −16 44
13 West Ham United 38 10 12 16 48 68 −20 42
14 Watford 38 11 8 19 44 64 −20 41
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 9 13 16 34 54 −20 40
16 Huddersfield Town 38 9 10 19 28 58 −30 37
17 Southampton 38 7 15 16 37 56 −19 36
18 Swansea City (R) 38 8 9 21 28 56 −28 33 Relegation to the EFL Championship
19 Stoke City (R) 38 7 12 19 35 68 −33 33
20 West Bromwich Albion (R) 38 6 13 19 31 56 −25 31
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored. 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[80]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Since the winners of the 2017–18 FA Cup (Chelsea) and the winners of the 2017–18 EFL Cup (Manchester City) both qualified for European competition based on their league positions, the berths awarded to the 5th-placed team (Europa League group stage) and the League Cup winners (Europa League second qualifying round) were passed down the league.

FA Cup[edit]

Stoke were draw away at EFL League Two side Coventry City in the third round. Stoke went into the tie with Mark Hughes under considerable pressure after an awful run of results. There was no end to that run as goals from Jordan Willis and Jack Grimmer gave Coventry a 2–1 victory, leaving Hughes position untenable.[81]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
R3 6 January 2018 Coventry City A 1–2 14,199 Adam 54' (pen) Report

EFL Cup[edit]

Stoke were drawn against League One side Rochdale in the second round of the EFL Cup. Stoke ran out comfortable 4–0 winners with goals from Peter Crouch, Ramadan Sobhi and a brace from Joe Allen. Manager Mark Hughes gave debuts to three young players in the match Harry Souttar, Josh Tymon and Thibaud Verlinden.[82] Stoke played Championship side Bristol City in the third round where the team put in an woeful performance and the Robins easily won 2–0, with goals from Famara Diedhiou and Matty Taylor.[83]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
R2 23 August 2017 Rochdale H 4–0 9,930 Allen (2) 16', 42', Crouch 29', Ramadan 80' Report
R3 19 September 2017 Bristol City A 0–2 13,826 Report

Squad statistics[edit]

No. Pos. Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK England Jack Butland 35 0 1 0 0 0 36 0 0 0
2 DF Austria Moritz Bauer 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 4 0
3 DF Netherlands Erik Pieters 30(1) 0 0 0 1 0 31(1) 0 4 0
4 MF Wales Joe Allen 36 2 1 0 1 2 38 4 8 0
5 DF Austria Kevin Wimmer 14(3) 0 1 0 1 0 16(3) 0 5 0
6 DF France Kurt Zouma 32(2) 1 1 0 2 0 35(2) 1 1 0
7 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen Ireland 1(3) 0 1 0 0 0 2(3) 0 2 0
8 DF England Glen Johnson 7(2) 0 0 0 1 0 8(2) 0 2 0
9 FW England Saido Berahino 3(12) 0 1 0 0(1) 0 4(13) 0 0 0
10 FW Cameroon Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting 26(4) 5 0(1) 0 1 0 27(5) 5 3 0
11 FW Spain Jesé 8(5) 1 0 0 0 0 8(5) 1 0 0
12 DF England Josh Tymon 2(1) 0 0 0 2 0 4(1) 0 0 0
14 MF Netherlands Ibrahim Afellay 1(5) 0 0 0 0 0 1(5) 0 1 0
15 DF Netherlands Bruno Martins Indi 14(3) 0 0 0 2 0 16(3) 0 4 0
16 MF Scotland Charlie Adam 5(6) 0 1 1 2 0 8(6) 1 3 1
17 DF England Ryan Shawcross (c) 27 1 0 0 0 0 27 1 2 0
18 FW Senegal Mame Biram Diouf 30(5) 6 1 0 0(1) 0 31(6) 6 6 0
20 MF United States Geoff Cameron 17(3) 0 1 0 0 0 18(3) 0 3 0
21 DF Greece Kostas Stafylidis 4(1) 0 0 0 0 0 4(1) 0 0 0
22 MF Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri 36 8 0(1) 0 0(1) 0 36(2) 8 4 0
24 MF Scotland Darren Fletcher 25(2) 1 0 0 1(1) 0 26(3) 1 1 0
25 FW England Peter Crouch 14(17) 5 0(1) 0 2 1 16(18) 6 4 0
26 DF Germany Philipp Wollscheid 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
27 MF Senegal Badou Ndiaye 13 2 0 0 0 0 13 2 5 0
27 FW Spain Bojan 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
28 FW Belgium Julien Ngoy 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0
29 GK Denmark Jakob Haugaard 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 FW Belgium Thibaud Verlinden 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0(1) 0 0 0
32 MF Egypt Ramadan Sobhi 12(12) 2 1 0 2 1 15(12) 3 2 0
33 GK England Lee Grant 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0
36 DF Scotland Harry Souttar 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0(1) 0 0 0
40 FW England Tyrese Campbell 0(4) 0 0 0 0 0 0(4) 0 0 0
42 DF England Tom Edwards 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0
55 MF Denmark Lasse Sørensen 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Own goals 1 0 0 1

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
1 July 2017 MF Scotland Darren Fletcher England West Bromwich Albion Free[84][9]
1 July 2017 GK England Joe Bursik England AFC Wimbledon Undisclosed[85]
5 July 2017 DF England Josh Tymon England Hull City Compensation[86][87]
12 July 2017 MF England Tre Pemberton England Blackburn Rovers Undisclosed[88]
7 August 2017 FW Cameroon Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Germany FC Schalke 04 Free[89][90]
11 August 2017 DF Netherlands Bruno Martins Indi Portugal FC Porto £7 million[91]
29 August 2017 DF Austria Kevin Wimmer England Tottenham Hotspur £18 million[92]
9 January 2018 DF Austria Moritz Bauer Russia Rubin Kazan Undisclosed[93]
31 January 2018 MF Senegal Badou Ndiaye Turkey Galatasaray £14 million[65]

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee
1 July 2017 GK Austria Daniel Bachmann England Watford Free[8][94][95]
1 July 2017 DF England Liam Edwards Released Free[8][94]
1 July 2017 GK Republic of Ireland Shay Given Released Free[8][94]
1 July 2017 GK England Harry Isted England Luton Town Free[8][94][96][97]
1 July 2017 DF England Joel Taylor Released Free[8][94]
1 July 2017 FW England George Waring England Tranmere Rovers Free[8][94][98]
7 July 2017 FW Republic of Ireland Jonathan Walters England Burnley £3million[11][99]
20 July 2017 MF Republic of Ireland Glenn Whelan England Aston Villa £1.25million[18][100]
22 July 2017 MF Austria Marko Arnautović England West Ham United £20million[101][102]
25 July 2017 DF Scotland Phil Bardsley England Burnley Undisclosed[103][104]
16 August 2017 FW Spain Joselu England Newcastle United £5million[105]
30 August 2017 DF Germany Philipp Wollscheid France Metz Free[106]

Loans in[edit]

Date from Pos. Name From Date to
21 July 2017 DF France Kurt Zouma England Chelsea 30 June 2018[19]
16 August 2017 FW Spain Jesé France Paris Saint-Germain 30 June 2018[107]
18 January 2018 DF Greece Kostas Stafylidis Germany FC Augsburg 30 June 2018[108]

Loans out[edit]

Date from Pos. Name To Date to
4 August 2017 DF Republic of Ireland Ryan Sweeney England Bristol Rovers 30 June 2018[109]
4 August 2017 FW England Dom Telford England Bristol Rovers 30 June 2018[109]
11 August 2017 DF Spain Marc Muniesa Spain Girona 30 June 2018[110]
21 August 2017 MF Morocco Moha El Ouriachi Spain Espanyol B 30 June 2018[111]
31 August 2017 MF France Giannelli Imbula France Toulouse 30 June 2018[112]
31 August 2017 MF Spain Bojan Krkić Spain Deportivo Alavés 30 June 2018[113]

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