If you've not already seen Guy Melton's offering on Stoke's prospects this year it's well worth a look.
As a taster, to quote him directly..."Amazingly Stoke had the worst shot differential in the Championship, allowing 143 more efforts on goal than they attempted. The team with the worst shot differential in the Premiership (Derby) was relegated by April but somehow Stoke won promotion. How did they do it?"
His analysis of The Potters heroic promotion effort last season is quite revealing,and he links it through to our likely fortunes this season in the Premiership.
Link : Stoke City FC Prospectus