Yohann Cabaye has scored three goals in three Barclays Premier League appearances against Stoke.
Jon Walters has scored in four of his last five Premier League appearances against Newcastle.
Papiss Demba Cisse has scored three goals in three Premier League appearances against Stoke.
Jon Walters has scored more goals against Newcastle than versus any other Premier League opponent (4).
Newcastle are looking for their 200th win at St James Park in the Premier League.
Newcastle have lost six of their last seven Premier League games played on December 26.
But this is only the second home game in the last 12 Newcastle have played on December 26 to take place at St James’ Park.
It is a year to the day that an English player last scored a Premier League goal for Newcastle United (James Perch v Man Utd on Dec 26th 2012).
Newcastle United have scored in 14 of their last 15 PL games, only failing to score in a 0-3 defeat against Swansea.
This is Mark Hughes’ longest unbeaten run as a Premier League manager (four games – W2 D2) since March 2011, when he was Fulham supremo.