Stat Attack: Stoke City vs Spurs

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Christian Eriksen

Last week, Stoke fell to a 2-0 defeat against Swansea, and are now without a win in two, so will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways against Tottenham this Saturday.

Mame Biram Diouf remains Stoke’s top goalscorer, having scored nine goals and has put 19 of his 37 shots on target. Overall, 24.3% of Diouf’s shots have ended up in the back of the net, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross has helped to form a formidable defensive unit and has some impressive statistics according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Shawcross has completed the fourteenth most clearances in the Premier League with 208, in addition to making 28 blocks – which is the twelfth highest total in the division.

Steven N’Zonzi is now the only player to have appeared in every game for Stoke this season. N’Zonzi has covered a total distance of 391.79km, the third most in the league, and the French midfielder ranks in at ninth in the division in terms of distance covered per game, averaging out at 11.19km per game, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

Tottenham have just one win from their last five games and with Southampton sat just a point behind them, they will not want to let the good work they put in earlier on in the season slip.

Hugo Lloris has been exceptional for Spurs this season, and has played a large part in helping them in their quest for European football. Lloris has made the sixth most saves in the Premier League, with 99, at an average of 3.1 saves per game, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

In front of Lloris, Tottenham will be looking to centre back Jan Vertonghen to sturdy up the defence in search of a win. Vertonghen has won 50 tackles so far this season according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, making up 78.1% of his overall attempts. In addition, the Belgian defender has made 208 clearances, 63 interceptions and 21 blocks.

Christian Eriksen is another player who has impressed this season, as shown by the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. He has completed an impressive 395km already this campaign, which is the eighth furthest distance covered in the division. As well as this, Eriksen has recorded 1,042 passes in the opposition half, the sixth most in the top flight. As well as his passing prowess, Eriksen has notched 10 goals for Spurs, including several important winners.

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