Posted on Sunday, 13th May 2012 by Guest Blogger
1. West Brom are currently 8th overall according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for total distance covered this season. They’ve covered a total distance of 2,346 miles and trail 7th place Wolves by seven miles.
2. After a staggering first half to the season, West Brom’s Youssouf Mulumbu seems to have been tiring towards the end. Mulumbu hasn’t been in the top two for distance covered since their 1-0 win over QPR back on the 14th April. Despite this, the Congolese central midfielder is still top of the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for total distance covered for WBA.
3. On top of this, Mulumbu has successfully completed 75 tackles, making him the 10th best tackler in the Premier League. On top of this, Mulumbu has made 566 attacking passes – the most of anyone in WBA’s team.
4. In the heart of defence, Jonas Olsson remains a rock on which the team is built around. The towering Swede has made the third most clearances and blocks of any player in the Premier League.
5. Behind him, England stopper Ben Foster continues to be one of a few ever-presents in the league, having played all 3555 minutes of West Brom’s 37 games to date.
6. At the other end of the pitch, Chris Brunt continues to catch the eye, having created eight goals for the Baggies this season. Meanwhile, Nigerian striker Peter Odemwingie continues to be central to the Baggies attacking play. Not only does the striker lead the club’s scoring charts but he also has more shots on target than any WBA player and successfully completes 34 dribbles – more than any other player in Roy Hodgson’s team.
7. The Baggies have lost just one of their last six Premier League games
8. Tomorrow’s Premier League game will be Arsene Wenger’s 600th as Arsenal manager.
9. Unsurprisingly, Robin van Persie remains the Premier League’s most valuable player, being the most impressive performer in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.
10. On top of his 30 league goals this season, the Dutchman has 16 assists to his name and has covered a staggering 217.56 miles this season – making him the second hardest working player in the league.
11. Behind him, Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta has been a key player in Arsenal’s resurgence. Despite been ruled out for the rest of the season last month, the Spaniard has made 1189 passes in the opposition’s half. Only north London rival Luka Modric has made more.
12. The Gunners have not lost on the final day of the season since 2005.
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Tags: Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Ben Foster, Chris Brunt, Jonas Olsson, Mikel Arteta, Peter Odemwingie, Robin Van Persie, Roy Hodgson, West Brom, Youssouf Mulumbu
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