Consolation cup tinkering is not in the Potters’ vocabulary and their overpriced to down Southampton.
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Newcastle were the first team to succumb to the Ivorian goal-threat this term and his 2013/14 record suggests the Potters are next.
A season in Anfield purgatory has done little to dull the fire in a forward reborn.
Its reputation as fortress is yet to be questioned despite successive defeats to moderate rivals.
The Senegalese striker doesn’t miss when bearing down on the Potters goal and he’ll guide his side to the Staffordshire spoils.
So often narrowly thwarted in quests for a big day out it’s high time the Welshman was rewarded.
Missing against Manchester United, it’s not the first time that Joey Barton’s influence has been advertised.
This quartet of seasoned top-tier performers must’ve been wondering what more they must do to receive international recognition.