Stat Attack: Tottenham vs Man City

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham drew 2-2 at Southampton last time out, and sit in sixth, remaining a point ahead of the Saints. A win against Manchester City would put Spurs six points behind the reigning champions, which many would see as evidence that Spurs could challenge for a top four spot next season.

Recently crowned PFA Young Player of the Year Harry Kane has had a superb season for Spurs, and has rightfully been given the aforementioned award at the PFA ceremony. Kane has netted 20 times in the Premier League this season, averaging a goal every 111 minutes, the seventh best ratio in the division. Kane has contributed by defending from the front too, winning 34 tackles this season.

Spurs will be hoping for another big performance from their keeper Hugo Lloris. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that the French international keeper has racked up 96 saves so far this season, at an average of 3.1 saves per game. He is sure to be tested this weekend with the amount of attacking talent City possess and he will need to be on the top of his game.

In the middle of the park, Christian Eriksen has been another stand out player for Tottenham over the course of the season. The Denmark international has completed 386.7km so far this term, which is the furthest distance covered by any Premier League player. He has also been in great goal scoring form, racking up ten goals for Spurs.

City are back up to second place after two consecutive wins and they will hope they can hold on to that spot, starting with a win against Spurs.

City will be looking for their big names to help them through to the end of the season. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index indicates that David Silva could be of particular importance to City. Siva has completed 1,228 passes in the opposition half. He has also racked up seven assists and netted 11 times. Silva has an 85.5% pass completion rate according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

Yaya Toure is the only player in the City squad to have had more influence than Silva in opposition territory, having made 1,357 passes in the opposition half. He has also completed 44 successful dribbles for City, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Infex, and Toure poses one of the biggest threats to the Spurs defence.

The biggest threat, however, is likely to come in the form of Sergio Aguero. The Argentinian forward now leads the Premier League goalscoring charts on 21, and has averaged a goal every 104 minutes. Aguero has hit the target an impressive 53 times so far this term according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

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