Stat Attack: Spurs vs West Brom

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After being the early pace setters with two wins and racking up five goals in the process, Spurs are without a win in two after a late own goal denied them an early season top four position. They will be looking to bounce back this weekend with the same home form that saw them put four past QPR earlier on in the season.

Having taken a while to settle in to the Premier League last season, Nacer Chadli has hit the ground running this year, with three goals in the opening four games of the season. His quality on the ball is highlighted by the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, which shows that he has completed 87.62% of his passes. He has also completed 203 sprints, which is the highest amount in the Spurs squad.

This summer, Spurs continued to add to their squad, and Eric Dier has taken no time at all to settle in, already bagging two goals in the campaign so far. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index also shows us that he has won an impressive 88.88% of his tackles, having won more tackles than any other Tottenham player so far this season. He has also registered the fastest pace of any Spurs player this year, hitting a staggering 35km/h.

The man who is making everything tick for Tottenham in the middle of the park is Christian Eriksen, who was handed the man of the match award in his goal scoring display at Sunderland last week. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index tells us that he has won 84.61% of his tackles so far this season and made six interceptions. It is, however, on the ball where he is such a danger. He has completed 70% of his dribbles and has also completed an impressive 191 passes in the opposition half, where he proves such a threat.

West Brom are still in search of their first win of the campaign and will hope that their fortunes can change at White Hart Lane this weekend. Last weekend saw the Baggies lose 0-2 at home to Everton, after former loanee Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring against them. They will be looking to improve at both ends of the pitch, having only scored twice so far this season and having shipped seven goals in their first four games.

Spurs’ talented midfield will have the unenviable task of trying to find a way past West Brom’s midfield enforcer Youssuf Mulumbu who according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, has won an impressive 14 tackles and also holds 14 interceptions to his name this season. He has also covered an impressive 33.32km across his first three games this term.

This work ethic starts from the front at West Brom and is epitomised by Saido Berahino as the EA Sports Player Performance Index reveals. He has completed 162 sprints, the most in the Baggies’ squad, showing how he is willing to close down defenders and work hard for the team. He has also won an impressive amount of tackles for a striker, winning 76.47% of his tackles so far this year.

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