Stoke City boss eyes lucky streak

Stoke manager Tony PulisStoke boss Tony Pulis believes his side deserve more points than they have earned from their opening Premier League fixtures.

The Potters are still searching for their first win after last Saturday’s narrow 1-0 defeat at Chelsea followed draws against Reading, Arsenal, Wigan and Manchester City. But Pulis is refusing to panic by their failure to earn a victory and remains optimistic that his team’s fortunes will change in the near future. The Welshman felt they were on the receiving end of some dubious decisions at Stamford Bridge, but hopes luck will be on their side when they host Swansea on Saturday. He told Sky Sports:

“We are just hoping and praying that we get a bit of luck. Our performances this year have probably deserved more points than we have got, but that is the way it goes at times. You want to win every game and get as many points as you possibly can as quickly as you can. If we keep playing the way we are playing, and we get a little bit of good fortune, that will come.”