Stoke City Should Have Sacked Mark Hughes Earlier, Former Potters Star Feels

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Stoke City came from a goal down to beat Swansea 2-1 and in the process relegate Carlos Carvalhal's side to the Championship.

Zouma's centre-back partner makes the cut, with Ryan Shawcross' WhoScored.com rating (7.09) the second best at Stoke this season.

Rounding off the defence is Dutch left-back Erik Pieters.

Midfield: Joe Allen has endured a tough time since swapping Liverpool for Stoke shortly after being named in the Euro 2016 team of the tournament. Allen ranked highly at Stoke for passes per game (37.7) and pass success rate (81.1%) under Mark Hughes and Paul Lambert, while 2.7 tackles per game was also a notable return. The 28-year-old has proven Premier League pedigree, however, famously being described as "the Welsh Xavi" by his former manager, Brendan Rodgers.

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The Portuguese took charge of the Swans in December following the sacking of Paul Clement, but will not stay on as manager following their relegation from the Premier League. He could be a target for sides needing to add more goals and a physical presence up front.

Dawson has been a vital part of West Brom's side in the last few seasons.

In a game Swansea needed to win and hope Southampton were thrashed by Manchester City - with a 10-goal swing in the Swans' favour - to keep alive their faint hopes of staying up, the hosts took an early lead through Andy King.

City have earned over £140million following their dominant season with bottom club West Brom still raking in nearly £100million as they begin the prepare for life in the Championship. Shaqiri's £12m release clause has reportedly piqued the interest of Everton, West Ham and Crystal Palace, but he might hold out for the chance to play European football again next season. He would be a valuable addition to the midfields of many Premier League clubs, though it is likely he will move to Serie A with AC Milan.

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