After a very busy summer, Stoke City were pre-season favourites for the Championship title before a ball was kicked.
However, things have not gone well for the Potters since, with Gary Rowett’s men struggling in the bottom half of the table.
They seem unable to string consecutive wins together and it will be frustrating for everyone connected to the club.
Another worrying aspect has been the performances of certain individuals, with many big-name players not living up to expectations.
One of those is summer recruit Peter Etebo. The Nigerian enjoyed a good World Cup in Russia and there was real excitement at his arrival.
However, it hasn’t gone to plan so far and here we look at three reasons why fans will be worried…