It's another game on the road for Mark Hughes and his buoyant Stoke side on Saturday as they make the trip up to Sunderland to take on Sam Allardyce's men following his side's morale-boosting 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Monday night.
Quite how much the match at Selhurst Park will have taken out of the players remains to be seen but the visitors will have plenty of grounds for optimism given their impressive form of seven wins in nine matches in all competitions.
While Sunderland shouldn't be...
Stoke boss Mark Hughes has made a habit of tearing up the record books since he arrived in 2013 and Saturday's 1-0 win against Southampton saw another one bite the dust.
Hughes' men went into the match seeking their first win at Southampton in over 35 years and while St Mary's Stadium can be found on Britannia Road, it's about as far away from Stoke's home as they will find in the league.
They deserved their victory though and it was far from the smash-and-grab that the score line perhaps suggests....
Stoke boss Mark Hughes saluted Bojan Krkic for the moment of quality which sank Southampton 1-0 at St Mary's.
Former Barcelona forward Bojan tucked in his third goal of the season after 10 minutes before Stoke shut up shop to register a fourth straight clean sheet on the road.
Xherdan Shaqiri charged clear down the right and, as England full-back Ryan Bertrand ushered the Swiss winger inside, he played the ball across the 18-yard line to Marko Arnautovic.
The Austrian helped the ball out to overlapping...