Nine games remaining and there are plenty of clubs at the wrong end of the Championship who are still looking nervously over their shoulders – or looking up to see if there’s anyone they can catch.
As Charlton Athletic and Hull City’s form has nosedived – and the two clash this weekend in a huge game – Stoke City have got themselves into a consistent groove under Michael O’Neill , while Wigan Athletic have got out of the bottom three too.
But only three points separate Stoke in 17th – and heading to 14th-placed Reading this weekend – from Charlton in third from bottom – and in crisis off the field. Luton are four points further adrift and Barnsley are a point behind them.
Can Stoke maintain their record without key man Joe Allen? Who will fall and who will rise – who will be playing in the Championship next season?
We have updated our prediction widget to look into your crystal ball to see who is going to be in the drop zone come May?
And don’t forget that Stoke under-18s are in action this evening in the PL Cup final at Manchester City. You can follow it as it happens with StokeonTrentLive.
Stoke City’s remaining fixtures
14/03/2020 15:00 Reading v Stoke City
18/03/2020 20:00 Stoke City v Middlesbrough
21/03/2020 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Stoke City
04/04/2020 15:00 Stoke City v Barnsley
10/04/2020 15:00 Leeds United v Stoke City
13/04/2020 15:00 Stoke City v Birmingham City
18/04/2020 15:00 Bristol City v Stoke City
25/04/2020 15:00 Stoke City v Brentford
02/05/2020 12:30 Nottingham Forest v Stoke City