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West Ham vs Tottenham
The Hammers will be hoping to bounce back from their defeat to West Bromich Albion last weekend. West Ham are not yet guaranteed Premier League safety and have now lost seven in their last nine games. Sam Allardyce blamed his side’s lack of clinical finishing for the defeat and will expect his side to take every chance against Tottenham this weekend.
Andy Carroll looked most likely to score in the Hammers’ defeat to West Bromich Albion. Carroll, who has missed most of the season through injury, had two shots out of a possible five on target. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he has scored three times in 12 appearances in the Premier League this season. He is 2/1 to score at any time with 888sport.com.
Stuart Downing was the Hammers’ greatest creative attacking threat last weekend, making five attacking contributions (shots on target, assists, dribbles and crosses). He has made 94 attacking contributions this season and has completed 491 passes in the opposition half. Allardyce will be hoping that Downing can provide the spark which can guarantee the Londoners safety.
Mark Noble will be integral to West Ham’s chances this weekend. If West Ham are to contain Tottenham’s attacking threats, Noble will have his work cut out in midfield. Hammers’ fans however will feel that Noble is capable, the EA SPORTS Player Performance index shows that he has won 97 out of a possible 150 tackles this season; the highest at the club.
Tottenham will be hoping to build on last week’s victory away to Stoke which ended a six away game losing streak. Spurs, who are currently in 6th place, sit just four points behind 4th placed Arsenal. Tim Sherwood will be hoping his side can build on last weeks win as he attempts to mount one last push for Champions League qualification.
Harry Kane continued to impress last weekend against Stoke. The forward registered two shots on target out of a possible five making him the most accurate in front of goal. Kane has made eight appearances this season and has had ten out of a possible 15 shots on target and has bagged himself three goals. Spurs fans will be hoping that he continues to develop into a merciless goal machine. He is 11/5 to score at any time with 888sport.com.
Emanuel Adebayor has had a seriously impressive season under boss Tim Sherwood; having looking to have lost his way under André Villas-Boas. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he made four attacking contributions (shots on target, assists, dribbles and crosses) against Stoke last weekend, including an assist which led to Rose’s goal.
Danny Rose was influential at both ends of the field against Stoke last weekend. In addition to scoring the only goal of the match, which was his first of the season, Rose also won eight out of a possible nine tackles and made 12 defensive contributions (tackles won, blocks, interceptions and clearances).
Manchester United vs Sunderland
Manchester United will be confident ahead of their clash with struggling Sunderland following their 4-0 thrashing of Norwich. The clash with the Black Cats this weekend will be Ryan Giggs’ second game in charge. Fans will be hoping that the Welsh Wizard’s magic touch can inspire their side to an unbeaten run-in to the end of the season.
Wayne Rooney added a brace to his Premier League season total last weekend, bringing the tally to 17 in 29 appearances. The England forward, who had four shots from a possible five on target; opened the scoring from the penalty spot before doubling his sides lead with a superb curling effort. In addition, the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he made seven attacking contributions (shots on target, assists, crosses and dribbles). He is 13/19 to score at any time with 888sport.com.
Juan Mata demonstrated his footballing prowess to temporary manager Ryan Giggs last weekend, coming off the bench to score two goals; guaranteeing Giggs a comfortable first home win. The Spaniard has found the back of the net five times for United and looks to be a promising prospect for next season when the Red Devils attempt to bounce back from this season’s hurt.
United skipper Nemanja Vidic was as effective as ever in defence last weekend. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that the Serbian, who is set to leave United in the summer, made a staggering 26 defensive contributions (tackles won, clearances, interceptions and blocks), including an impressive 19 clearances.
Sunderland’s 4-0 thrashing of fellow strugglers Cardiff last weekend may well have been the miracle boss Gus Poyet said was needed to keep the Black Cats in the Premier League. Sunderland are currently out of the drop zone on goal difference with 32 points, the same as Norwich. With a game in hand on those below them, Sunderland fans will be hoping that their team can make every game count as the Premier League comes to a close.
Connor Wickham looks to be Sunderland’s saviour this season, scoring twice in what may just have been the game that decided the Black Cat’s fate. Wickham has scored five times in just 12 appearances in the Premier League this season and has a shot accuracy of 69%. Sunderland boss Gus Poyet will be hoping the Englishman continues to show such impressive form against United. He is 7/2 to score at any time with 888sport.com.
Fabio Borini once again found himself on the score sheet this week, bringing his season total to five after scoring from the penalty spot. The Italian had two shots from a possible four on target against relegation threatened Cardiff. Sunderland fans will be hoping that he makes it three goals in three matches when the Black Cats attempt to ruin Giggs’ second game in charge of Manchester United.
Sunderland need to come away with at least a draw against Old Trafford this weekend if they are to build on the excellent result against Cardiff. Phil Bardsley will be invaluable to the Black Cats hopes in the face of Rooney, Welbeck and Mata. The Scot has won 57 tackles from a possible 69 in the Premier League this season, that’s a success rate of 83% which is the highest at the club.
Arsenal vs WBA
Arsenal fans will feel that next season’s Champions League football is within their grasp after thumping Newcastle 3-0 at the Emirates. The Gunners are currently four points ahead of Everton with two games remaining. With the return of Ramsey and Özil to the Arsenal side, the Gunners are beginning to look like the side that topped the table earlier in the season.
Arsenal fans may well be wondering what position they would be in had Aaron Ramsey remained injury free. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that the Welshman has scored nine times in 22 appearances for the Gunners this season and has looked impressive since returning from injury. He is 9/5 to to score at any time with 888sport.com.
With seven attacking contributions (shots on target, assists, crosses and dribbles), Mesut Özil was the most threatening player in attack for Arsenal. The German, who arrived from Real Madrid, demonstrated his creative class which some feel has been lacking at times this season. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index however shows that the record signing has had a 77% shot accuracy rating this season and leads the way in assists with ten to his name. Özil will be vital to Arsenal’s hopes of securing Champions League football next season.
Laurent Koscielny has proved to be a bedrock in defence for Arsenal this season. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he has made 381 defensive contributions (tackles won, clearances, interceptions and blocks) this season with an impressive 83% tackle success rate; both of which are the highest at the club.
West Brom will be buoyed by last weeks’ victory over West Ham. The Baggies are currently one point behind the Hammers and five points clear of the bottom three. Pepe Mel has predicted that the Baggies need to win just one more game to be safe. Fans will be hoping the Baggies can create an upset this weekend and finish the season in style.
Saido Berahino looked dangerous in attack last week against West Ham. Berahino scored his 5th of the season providing the games only goal which helped West Brom move to within just one point of West Ham. The Englishman had two shots on target against the Hammers and will be the Baggies’ best hope if they are to create an upset this weekend. He is 5/1 to score at any time with 888sport.com.
Morgan Amalfitano has constantly demonstrated his creative abilities in attack this season. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he has made 89 attacking contributions (shots on target, assists, crosses and dribbles) including five assists in 26 Premier League appearances.
Arsenal’s convincing performance against Newcastle will have given Pepe Mel plenty to think about ahead of this weekend. West Brom fans however will not be intimidated by the Londoner’s apparent return to form with Youssuf Mulumbu in midfield. Mulumbu has won an impressive 85 tackles out of a possible 118 but the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he has also committed the most fouls at the club with 54 to his name so far this season.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool
Crystal Palace will be determined to put last weeks two nil defeat at Manchester City behind them as they entertain title hopefuls Liverpool. Palace have experienced a serious turn around in fortunes this season; having looked destined for relegation earlier in the season. The Eagles are now 11th in the Premier League and will be eager to inflict an upset on Liverpool to show they are capable of beating the big teams.
Jason Puncheon’s recent form has been integral to Crystal Palace’s successful battle to beat the drop. The Englishman is Palace’s top scorer with seven to his name in 32 Premier League appearances. He was the most accurate in front of goal last week against City with two attempts on target and has had 30 shots from a possible 55 on target in the Premier League this season. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he also leads the way in attacking contributions (shots on target, assists, dribbles and crosses). He is 9/2 to score at any time with 888sport.com.
Mile Jedinak will play an important role if his side are to contain Liverpool’s notorious attacking capabilities. Jedinak has won 128 challenges this season out of a possible 168 attempted and has 417 defensive contributions (tackles won, blocks, interceptions and clearances). The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he has also committed the most fouls this season with 60 to his name. Palace fans will be hoping that he does not give away too many opportunities the Liverpool.
Damien Delaney has proved to be a bedrock in defense this season for Palace. With 328 clearances to his name in 35 appearances, nobody can deny that Irishman will be heavily involved in keeping his side in the game. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he also has made 29 blocks and 79 interceptions this season.
Liverpool will be eager not to give title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea anymore advantages when they travel to Crystal Palace. They had looked certain to lift the title after an 11 game unbeaten record but Chelsea’s resolute defense proved too much last weekend. As a result, Brendon Rogers’ side need to win every game and hope that both City and Chelsea slip up.
Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge, Lewis Suarez and Steven Gerrard have scored 66 goals in the Premier League this season between them; more than double Palace’s team effort of 27. With the Premier League no longer guaranteed, Liverpool need to score as many goals as possible if they are to cancel out City’s goal difference advantage. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that Gerrard is the most accurate in front of goal this season with 31 from a possible 48 shots on target this season. The England captain will want to make amends for last week’s shock home defeat to Chelsea. He is 2/1 to score at any time with 888sport.com.
There can be no doubts that Lewis Suarez will play a huge role this weekend against Palace. Suarez has scored an amazing 30 times in 31 appearances but he is not just lethal in front of goal; the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he has made 207 attacking contributions (shots on target, assists, crosses and dribbles) including 25 assists.
Liverpool were caught twice on the counter attack last weekend against Chelsea and will be aware of this threat when they travel to Palace this weekend. Jon Flanagan won five out of a possible five tackles last weekend against Chelsea with 11 defensive contributions (tackles won, clearances, blocks and interceptions).
Aston Villa vs Hull City
Aston Villa sit in 16th place in the Barclays Premier League, four points clear of the drop zone with three games to go. After the 4-1 thrashing they suffered at the hands of Swansea last weekend, Villa are in need of a big performance this weekend if they are to reverse their recent fortune. A win against Hull could see them climb to 13th if results go their way.
A silver lining for Villa fans of last weeks defeat to Swansea will be that Gabriele Agbonlahor has broken his goal drought, which stretched from New Years Day. The English International has scored four goals in 28 appearances in the Premier League this season. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he has made 56 attacking contributions (shots on target, assists, dribbles and crosses) this season, including seven assists. He is 12/5 to score at any time with 888sport.com.
Paul Lambert will pay particular attention to his side’s defence this weekend and will look to Ron Vlaar to close down Hull’s attacking threats. Vlaar has made 323 defensive contributions (tackles won, blocks, clearances and interceptions), including 63 successful tackles out of a possible 73. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he has only committed nine fouls this season.
Aston Villa Goalkeeper Brad Guzan will be focusing on keeping a clean sheet this weekend against Hull. Guzan was beaten four times last weekend and should have done better when Shelvey fired home from the half way mark. The American has made 99 saves this season and has made 28 clearances. Villa fans will be hoping that he has a quieter day this weekend against Hull.
Hull City staged a remarkable comeback against strugglers Fulham last weekend. Hull were 2-0 down with 25 minutes to go but fought back to salvage a point. Hull, who are currently 13th in the Premier League with 37 points, will need to show more attacking mentality than they did against Fulham if they are to beat Villa this weekend. Steve Bruce will be hoping his side can string a couple of wins together before they face Arsenal in the FA Cup final.
Jelavic opened the scoring for Hull against Fulham last weekend, pulling his side back into the fixture with 25 minutes left on the clock. Jelavic has five goals to his name so far this season and had one shot on target last weekend against Fulham.
Shane Long has scored seven goals this season making him Hull City’s top scorer. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he has had 23 shots on target from a possible 48; that’s an accuracy rating of 48%. Hull fans will be hoping that he doesn’t leave it until the 87th minute to get his name on the score sheet this weekend against Villa. He is 27/11 to score at any time with 888sport.com.
Hull lacked urgency in attack last weekend against Fulham, leaving it until the last third of the game to test their defense. Steve Bruce will turn to Ahmed Elmohamady to provide the creative spark to ignite Hull’s attacking movements this weekend. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that Elmohamady has made 99 attacking contributions (shots on target, assists, crosses and dribbles) this season.
Chelsea vs Norwich
Chelsea proved they are still very much in the title race in a season where the Champions are likely to be decided on the last day of the season. Liverpool were left frustrated by a Chelsea side who were superb defensively and clinical in attack. Despite Mourinho’s comments, Chelsea could still be crowned Champions this season and losing to Athletico Madrid in the Champions League means it’s their last opportunity for silverware this season.
Mourinho’s side managed to shut out Liverpool with a master class in defending last weekend. EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that a lot of Chelsea players showed high defensive stats. John Obi Mikel sat in front of the back four and made 17 defensive contributions (tackles, clearances, interceptions and blocks) more than any other Chelsea player. Ivanovic also made the most clearances (11) and Andre Schürrle made the most tackles (8) having only played 77 minutes.
Although most of game was spent in the Chelsea half, Matic and Willian were both looking for any opportunity to support their strikers when the ball was cleared. Matic made the most attacking contributions (shots on target, assists, dribbles and crosses) and Willian showed his eagerness to support Torres in the last minute of the game to make the game 2-0.
Demba Ba was the Chelsea’s sole striker for the majority of the game at Anfield and was left isolated for large periods of the game. The striker has however been in good form recently and was alert to a untimely slip from Steven Gerrard that sent Ba through on goal, which he coolly converted. What may concern Mourinho is that Torres and Ba only made two attacking contributions between them against Liverpool. Demba Ba is even odds to score at anytime with 888sport.com.
Norwich come into one of their most important games of the season on the back of five successive defeats. The Canaries currently sit in 18th position, level on points with Sunderland in 17th who boast a healthier goal difference. An upset will be needed to avoid relegation with Arsenal waiting to take on Norwich in the final game of the season.
Although Norwich were convincingly beaten by Manchester United last week there were some positive performances. Nathan Redmond has shown he can certainly play at this level since his move from Birmingham City. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows he made the highest amount of attacking contributions (6) and displayed his confidence in running at defenders with his 5 dribbles against United.
Robert Snodgrass has had a largely good season for Norwich. He is the Canaries top scorer and has made 83 attacking contributions this season, only bettered by Nathan Redmond (102). All of Norwich’s attacking players will need to be in top form to penetrate a Chelsea defence that stopped the League’s highest goal scorers, Liverpool, from scoring a single goal last week. Snodgrass is 6/1 to score at anytime with 888sport.com.
Everton vs Manchester City
Everton’s top four hopes took a serious dent last weekend with an away defeat to Southampton. Despite leaving St Mary’s empty handed the Toffees will believe that a Champions League position is not yet out of sight. Roberto Martinez will want his side to capitalise should Arsenal slip up on their race for fourth place.
Everton’s fate against Southampton was decided in the first half with two own goals. Antolin Alcaraz scored at the wrong end within the first minute of the match but went on to be Everton’s busiest defender in the game. The EA Player Performance index shows that the former Wigan man made 23 defensive contributions (tackles won, blocks, interceptions and clearances), comfortably more than any other Everton player. The Everton defence will have to be in top form to halt Manchester City this weekend.
On a quiet day for Everton’s strikers, Romelu Lukaku was the Toffees best hope of finding a goal. Only Lukaku (3) and Gerard Deulofeu (1) attempted any shots in a game where Everton were largely pinned back. The Belgian Striker is 9/4 to score anytime against City with 888sport.com. Stephen Naismith will be hoping to be more of a presence in front of goal having only one attacking contribution (shots on target, assists, crosses and dribbles) to his name against the Saints.
Seamus Coleman was the other unlucky member of the Everton team to score an own goal at St Mary’s. The always-improving full back continued to attack during the game providing the most attacking contributions (5) and most crosses (2). Coleman will be crucial in both attack and defence in a must-win game for both sides.
Manchester City took full advantage of a Liverpool defeat against Chelsea with a convincing 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace. The crucial win means that should City win their remaining matches the title is likely to be theirs as they boast a superior goal difference over Liverpool. City will not have it easy as Everton have beaten Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United at home this season.
Yaya Toure has been a force to be reckoned with for Manchester City this season. With 19 goals to his name this season and as City’s top goal scorer he shows no sign of slowing down. The Ivorian assisted Dzeko for the opener against Palace within the first five minutes and wrapped up the victory with a goal just before half time. Toure is 9/5 to score at anytime with 888sport.com
David Silva was out injured against Palace but Nasri is not a bad replacement for the Spaniard and was instrumental in the City midfield. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows Nasri made the most passes and provided the assist for Toure’s goal. He also made the five attacking contributions, only Sergio Aguero made more (7). His creativity and ability to pick out a killer pass will be invaluable in unlocking the Everton defence.
Stoke vs Fulham
Stoke come into the game with Fulham following an away defeat to Tottenham last weekend. The Potters currently sit tenth in the league and will be eyeing up Newcastle who are just two points ahead of them in ninth. The Britannia Stadium has been a tough place to visit this season and Stoke will be hoping to shut out Fulham who are fighting for survival.
Marko Arnautović was Stoke’s stand out player against Tottenham last weekend. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows the Austrian took the most shots (5), made the most passes (36) and made eight attacking contributions (shots on target, dribbles, crosses and assists) the most in the Stoke side. Arnautović has netted three times this season, four behind top goal scorer Peter Crouch on seven. With Stoke safely sitting mid table the Austrian will want to be a more regular scorer next season. He is an industry best of 11/4 to score at anytime against Fulham with 888sport.com.
In defence, Marc Wilson made 12 defensive contributions (blocks interceptions, crosses and clearances) against Spurs, the most in the team. Ryan Shawcross and Geoff Cameron were also busy in defence, both making nine defensive contributions each. With Fulham fighting for survival they are sure to give the Stoke defenders a serious work out.
In goal, Stoke have one of the best keepers in the Premier League. Amir Begovic has been one of Stoke’s best players for several seasons and he has been mentioned in a few transfer rumours for this summer’s window. He has made the 5th highest amount of saves this season (103) more than the likes of David de Gea (92), Simon Mignolet (102) and Hugo Lloris (95).
Fulham yet again missed out on another chance to exit the relegation places with a 2-2 draw against Hull. Felix Magath felt it was two points lost last week and games are running out for Fulham to secure another season in Premier League. A win against Stoke will do their survival chances no harm but they will also be keeping a keen eye on the results of teams around them.
Fulham started the scoring against Hull with a superbly taken goal from Ashkan Dejagah. The Fulham forward has now scored five goals this season, two behind top scorer Sidwell (7). With the highest amount of attacking contributions during the match against Hull (4) he is having a strong finish to the season but will need his teammates to put in a huge effort in their last two remaining games.
Jonny Heitinga joined Fulham in January and has proved to be a good signing since his switch from Everton. The Dutch defender made the most defensive contributions (14) aginst Hull but will be disappointed that his side let a two goal lead slip so late on in the game.
In midfield Steve Sidwell and Scott Parker have developed a good partnership. Although only playing 53 minutes against Hull, Sidwell still made the most tackles for Fulham (5) and is committed to keeping Fulham up.
Swansea vs Southampton
Swansea all but secured their Premier League status for another season following a convincing 4-1 win against Aston Villa last weekend. Back to back victories have rocketed The Swans out of the relegation battle and will be looking to close the gap to Crystal Palace in 11th position.
Jonjo Shelvy produced one of the goals of the season with a half volley from the centre circle against Villa bringing his tally for the season to six. Only Wilfred Bony has scored more than the ex-Liverpool man this term. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that as well as scoring, Shelvey assisted two goals and made eight attacking contributions (assists, shots on target, crosses and dribbles), the most in the Swansea side. With the England squad yet to be announced for the World Cup, Garry Monk believes Shelvey has a chance of making Roy Hodgson’s squad.
Swansea’s star striker, Wilfred Bony, added to his impressive debut season in the Premier League with two more goals against Aston Villa. He now has 16 goals this season, the same number as Sergio Agüero and joint 5th highest goal scorer in the league. The Ivorian is 13/10 to score at anytime against Southampton with 888sport.com
Welsh defender and Swansea captain Ashley Williams has been a key player for Swansea this season and he was again the stand out defender against Villa. Williams made 21 defensive contributions (blocks, tackles, clearances and interceptions), far more than second placed Ben Davies on nine.
Southampton recovered from a small dip in form last weekend with an impressive 2-0 victory over Everton who are pushing for a Champions League position. It was their first win in four games and The Saints will hope to further secure their position of 8th in the league.
Ricky Lambert yet again did his World Cup chances no harm with a solid display against Everton last week. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that Lambert has scored 11 goals this season, only Jay Rodrigez has scored more (15). What is just as impressive is he also has the same number of assists this season (11), two more than midfielder Adam Lallana. The Englishman will be looking to add to his tally and further improve his chances of making the World Cup Squad and is an industry best 2/1 to score at anytime with 888sport.com.
Left back Luke Shaw was in fine form against Everton last weekend boasting the highest number of attacking contributions (5) and providing the most crosses (3). Although employed as a defender Shaw is just as effective going forward and has provided the joint highest number of crosses (25) for the Saints this season alongside Adam Lallana.
In defence, Nathaniel Clyne was the stand out performer. He made the most tackles (9) during the game against Everton but what is even more impressive is that he was successful in every one. With Everton sure to attack at every opportunity Clyne will have be alert to counter attacks.
Newcastle vs Cardiff
Newcastle are currently experiencing their worst run of results this season with Arsenal taking their run of defeats to six. Alan Pardew is back on the touch line and will certainly sense a chance to turn around his side’s fortune against Cardiff who foot the table.
Cheick Toité has been at the heart of the Newcastle midfield this season and the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows he has played a big part in supporting the defence all season. Tioté made 14 defensive contributions (tackles, blocks, interceptions and clearances) against Arsenal more than any other Newcastle player and won all four of his tackles. The Ivorian has also won the most tackles for the Magpies this season with 105 successful challenges.
Loïc Remy has been Newcastle’s main goal threat this season with 13 goals to his name but against Arsenal he didn’t manage one shot. Yoan Gouffran on the other hand provided two shots on target against the Gunners and is second top goal scorer with six goals. Gouffran is an industry best 7/2 to score at anytime with 888sport.com.
The ever-present Michael Williamson will take up his usual place in the Newcastle defence against the Bluebirds. Williamson has made 345 defensive contributions this season, the most in the side. Mathieu Debuchy has also made 89 tackles this season which only Cheick Toité can beat. Newcastle’s defence will want to hold firm against Cardiff and not extended their run of six defeats to seven.
Cardiff are rooted to the bottom of the table on 30 points and three points from safety. The next two games are must wins for the Bluebirds and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will feel this is a good time to face Newcastle who are struggling to pick up points. Last weekend’s 4-0 defeat against fellow strugglers Sunderland will have been a hard pill to swallow but Cardiff will have to bounce back quickly should they want to stay in the Division.
Kévin Théophile-Catherine was Cardiff’s best performer in terms of stats last weekend against Sunderland. The Frenchman made a team high 14 defensive contributions and also showed his attacking intent with two crosses. The only other Cardiff defender to attempt a cross was Craig Bellamy, in a game that the Black Cats dominated.
Wilfred Zaha has had a mixed season at Cardiff since his loan move from Manchester United. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows the England under 21 was Cardiff’s most attacking player against Sunderland with four attacking contributions. Jordan Mutch is Cardiff’s top scorer this season with seven goals from midfield. He had a quiet match against Sunderland but still won the most tackles (4). Mutch is an industry best of 5/1 to score at anytime with 888sport.com
Possibly Cardiff’s player of the season is David Marshall in goal. No goalkeeper in the league has saved more shots than he has (145). Despite letting in four goals against Sunderland, Marshall will be keen to recapture the form that has made him one of the league’s best goalkeepers.