Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross receives treatment at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Stoke will be missing skipper Ryan Shawcross for Tuesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Liverpool, with the defender set to be sidelined f(...)

Liverpool’s Jordon Ibe celebrates his goal in the Capital One Cup semi-final first  leg against Stoke City at the Britannian Stadium. Photograph:  Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Stoke 0 Liverpool 1 Perhaps the greatest compliment that can be paid to Liverpool is that in the closing stages Stoke City had abandoned their new so(...)

Stoke manager Mark Hughes is confident his team can claim this year’s League Cup. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Stoke manager Mark Hughes claimed plenty of trophies as a player but is eager to hunt down some silverware from the dugout — something he feels Britis(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp  with striker Daniel Sturridge.  Photograph: John Powell/Liverpool FC/Getty Images

Liverpool’s attempt to get Daniel Sturridge fit for the rest of the season with a specialised training routine has been disrupted by injury, JüJ?rgen(...)

FA are looking to use the success of Tottenham’s Harry Kane to reduce the number of non-home grown players from the league. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

The Football Association will push English clubs to unearth their own Harry Kane next season by making it harder for foreign players to secure work pe(...)

Joshua King celebrates scoring his third and Blackburn’s fourth during their 4-1 FA Cup fifth round rout of Stoke City. (Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images)

Blackburn Rovers 4 Stoke City 1Ten-man Stoke suffered FA Cup embarrassment at Ewood Park as they were torn apart 4-1 by a second-string Blackburn side(...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero heads the ball towards goal  against  Stoke City at Britannia Stadium. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

  Stoke City 1 Manchester City 4 This ended as an emphatic victory, a first triumph in the Premier League since New Year’s Day and a(...)

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas celebrates scoring his sides second goal of the game against Stoke City   at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Stoke City 0 Chelsea 2The portents are promising for Chelsea and ominous for their rivals. This is the fourth time that Chelsea have enjoyed the view (...)

Shane Long celebrates scoring Southampton’s second goal in their League Cup fourth round victory over Stoke City at Brittannia Stadium. Photograph: Getty.

Stoke City 2 Southampton 3 Southampton completed a league and cup double over Stoke City, Graziano Pelle scoring his second goal of the night (...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)