Stat Attack: Hull City vs Tottenham

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Hull come in to this weekend’s fixture without a win in four games, having suffered defeat of the league’s bottom club Burnley in their last outing. Hull will be hoping that they are running into Spurs at a good time as their opponents also failed to pick up any points last week and Hull will be looking to capitalize on any weaknesses.

Summer signing Abel Hernandez has impressed the Hull faithful when he has played this season, and the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index highlights his impressive statistics. Hernandez has scored three goals in 599 minutes of football as well as managing a squad best eight attempts on target.

Mohamed Diame has been very impressive in the middle of the park for Hull this season, since making the switch from West Ham, and has racked up 41 tackles won with a win rate of 61.3%. Diame also has the most dribbles within the Hull squad with 15 completed dribbles and is their joint top scorer on four goals, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

Hull centre back and rock Curtis Davies has been in fantastic form this season, which is again highlighted by the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Davies has won 74.1% of his tackles this season, made a remarkable 117 clearances and shown his quality reading the play with 32 interceptions. He is also not afraid to put his body on the line with 11 blocks made, and he will need to defend with the same fearlessness against the Spurs attack this weekend if Hull are to come away with all three points.

Tottenham will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend having slipped up at home to Stoke last weekend. The men from White Hart Lane launched a stunning and late fight back against Aston Villa on their last away day to come away with all three points. Spurs will be hoping for a similar outcome but will want to avoid leaving it quite so late this time around.

Tottenham strike Harry Kane is rapidly building a reputation as one the best young strikers in the Premier League and the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows us the level of contributions that he has made to the side. Despite playing just 185 minutes this season, he’s already racked up six attempts, with 83.3% of his shots hitting the target. Having already bagged one Premier League goal to seal the win against Villa, Kane will be keen to double his goals tally come Sunday.

For someone at the tender age of just 20, Eric Dier has settled into first team football with great maturity and has take no time at all to adapt to the Premier League. The highly regarded defender has won 26 tackles already this season, with a win rate of 81.25%. The young Englishman is equally adept with the ball at his feet as he is defending, and has already found the net twice this season, making him one to watch at both ends of the pitch.

Dier will be learning a lot from playing alongside centre back Younes Kaboul this season, who is the only Spurs outfield player play all 990 minutes of Premier League football so far this season. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index reveals how telling his contribution has been so far this season, having won 18 tackles so far this season, with a win rate of 75%. Even more impressive is his reading of the game which is consistently improving, and he has now racked up an impressive 32 interceptions. With his former ball playing teammates Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore lining up for Hull this weekend, Kaboul will need to ensure that he is perfectly positioned to add to his tally of picking off opposition passes.

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