Stat Attack: Wigan v Spurs

  • The Wigan Athletic players covered a total of 121,260m (75.35miles) during last weekend’s 3-1 loss at Everton
  • The Tottenham Hotspur players covered a total of 109,134m (67.81miles) during their 4-0 home win against Liverpool last Sunday. This was 9,359m further than the Liverpool players covered during the game
  • Scott Parker made his presence felt all over the pitch during the game and was the Spurs player who covered the most ground (11,097m / 6.90miles) throughout, closely followed by Gareth Bale (10,847m / 6.74miles) and Emmanuel Adebayor (10,534m / 6.55miles)
  • Spurs midfielder Rafael van der Vaart may see this game as his chance to get on the score sheet. The unlucky Dutchman has had 10 attempts on target without scoring a single goal this season, the most of any player, while Gareth Bale is yet to score despite 7 attempts on target and 8 attempts off target
  • Ben Watson was the Latics player to cover the most ground (12,096m / 7.52miles) during the game at Goodison Park, closely followed by Patrick Van Aanholt (12,025m / 7.47miles) and James McCarthy (11,916m / 7.40miles)
  • Jermain Defoe has two goals in his last two Barclays Premier League games and this could be down to his increased movement – Defoe was the Spurs player who had the highest average speed (5.12MPH / 2.29 metres per second) while the ball was in play
  • Defoe is behind only Wayne Rooney and Edin Dzeko in terms of shots on target this season. Defoe has made the keeper work with 13 of his 15 shots up to now, giving him a shots on target percentage of 86.66%, far superior than that of Rooney (66.67%) and Dzeko (78.95%)
  • Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa is behind only Chelsea’s Ashley Cole when it comes to most tackles won in the Barclays Premier League this season. Cole has won 20 tackles, but Figueroa is just behind him having won 18

Premier League - EA Sports Stats

Stats courtesy of EA SPORTS Player Performance Index

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