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Manchester United v West Ham

Last weekend saw Manchester United continue their topsy turvy start to the season, letting a two goal lead very quickly turn into a two goal defeat. Whilst having lost and conceded five goals in the process, the Red Devils have also managed an impressive seven goals in their last two games, and will be hoping for their second home win on the bounce after their 4-0 win over QPR two weekends ago.

One thing that is for certain is that United’s record signing Angel Di Maria has settled into the United side with aplomb, marking his first three games with two splendid goals. According to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, Di Maria has only needed four shots to bag his first two goals for the club, and also grabbed himself two assists. He has already attempted 17 dribbles for his new club and has hit a top speed of 34.2 km/h, and will look to combine these two threats to dismantle the West ham defence. He is 19/10 to score anytime with 888sport.com.

If Di Maria has instantly become accustomed to the Premier League, then the same must be said of Ander Herrera. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index tells us that he has also scored twice and assisted a further goal already this season. He has also won 100% of his tackles so far this season, completed 100% of his dribbles and completed 88.66% of his passes. He is continuing to show all of the attributed of a world class midfielder and could be the man to carry United back to form.

The man that most United fans (and players alike) will look to take inspiration from, is their captain, Wayne Rooney. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index tells us that he has bagged two goals and also created a further two assists. He has also completed more passes in the opposition area than anyone else in the squad, with 145 passes.  He has already covered 56.75km so far this season, the most in the United squad by over 6km, and he will hope his hard work pays off with three points come Saturday.

West Ham will go into this game in buoyant mood, having already conquered United’s fiercest rivals Liverpool last weekend. The Irons 3-1 victory came fro from a superb team display from front to back, and they will hope that their key players can replicate those performance.

The Hammers have continued to share the goal scoring responsibility amongst the squad with eight different goal scorers so far this season. Stewart Downing has got his season off to a flyer and whilst being one of West ham’s scorers, the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index teaches us a whole lot more. He has also laid on two more goals for his teammates, and hit a top pace of 35.1 km/h, the fastest recorded speed in the West Ham squad. The threat of his pace means that he is 9/1 to score anytime with 888sport.com.

Mark Noble has also strated the season in lightning quick fashion, as illustrated by the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Noble has covered 58.40km so far this season; over 5km more than any other member of the Irons’ side. On top of covering every blade of grass, he has also won 84.21% of his tackles, made six clearances and made eight interceptions. Having scored once, got two assists and completed 269 passes already this season, he is a player who can affect the game both on and off the ball.

Winston Reid is still proving to be West Ham’s rock at the back, even managing to grab himself a goal in the process. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows us that he has completed 49 clearances so far this season, one shy of averaging 10 per game. To add to this, he has made six interceptions and won 100% of his tackles. He is exactly the type of player that West ham will rely on to stop the new look Manchester United front line this weekend.

Chelsea v Aston Villa

Chelsea come in to this weekend’s match after picking up a point at the Etihad last Sunday. They sit top of the league with a total of thirteen points from a possible fifteen. Villa, however, are only three points behind Chelsea and a win this weekend would see them go level on points with the Blues.

Chelsea’s main attacking outlet was yet again through Eden Hazard against Manchester City. Hazard added seven dribbles to his tally for the season. His seven successful dribbles was more than anyone else in the league last weekend, and means he has now completed 31 successful dribbles this season, fourteen more than anyone else, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

Ramires recorded a pass completion rate of 93.8% last weekend, and the only player to top that was Eden Hazard. The Brazilian midfielder is beginning to show a vast improvement in his passing accuracy, with his pass completion being 79.8% prior to Chelsea’s fixture last weekend, and he will be hoping to continue this in to the Villa game.

Cesar Azpilicueta was the player to record the most sprints of any Chelsea player against City, racking up 54 sprints over the course of the 90 minutes, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, and the fullback is likely to start again this weekend.

Aston Villa forward Gabby Agbonlahor has clocked the fastest speed out of any Aston Villa player. This season, he has been recorded running at 34.4km/h this season, which puts him right up there with the fastest in the league according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

Despite being pipped to the title of being the fastest player at Villa, Fabian Delph has sprinted more than any of his teammates, also placing himself second in the Premier League for number of sprints. According to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, Delph has sprinted 277 times so far this season.

Lambert’s style of play is evident this year, with fullbacks pushing on and delivering balls in to the forward. The two wingbacks, Aly Cisshoko and Alan Hutton have more crosses between them than the rest of the squad combined, with sixteen apiece, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

Hull City v Man City

Both teams will be frustrated with last week’s results, as they both came away with only one of the available points. Hull took the lead through Nikica Jelavic at St James’ Park, and Diame extended their lead to 2-0, only for Newcastle to score late goals and ruin Hull’s chances of rising to seventh place in the league. Similar scenes were seen at the Etihad, where Man City and Chelsea took a point a piece, through a goal from Chelsea old boy Frank Lampard.

Man City lead the head to head record having won 8 of the total 18 matches between the two sides. Hull have won four, and six have ended in a draw. 888sport are currently offering odds on Man City to win at 5/9, with Hull massive underdogs at 5/1 and a draw looking unlikely at 58/19.

Manchester city striker Sergio Aguero currently tops the Manchester club’s scoring charts, with three goals in 276 minutes of playing time. The Argentinian international has had an impressive start to the season, with thirteen scoring attempts already, on top of seventeen attempted dribbles and 83 accurate passes. Aguero is favourite to score first in the match, with odds of 11/10 on 888sport.com. Spain international Jesus Navas has been the catalyst for many of Man City’s goals this season, with two assists, thirteen crosses attempted and 89 accurate passes. Navas’ international teammate David Silva has covered an impressive 51 km in his 450 minutes on the pitch; the midfielder has covered 6 km high speed running and 800m at a full sprint.

Hull’s Nikica Jelavic, who is 3/1 on 888sport.com to score anytime against Man City, leads his side’s goal scoring charts, with three goals. The Croatian striker has played 432 minutes for Hull City this season, and has covered a distance of 52 km, with an average speed of 7 km/h. Midfielder Jake Livermore has the stand out statistic within the Hull squad, with the Englishman covering an incredible 59 km in five games for the Tigers. Livermore has also won fifteen tackles and lost just two, as well as having made ten interceptions and 198 accurate passes.

The Manchester City fans will be confident going into this match, as their team has only conceded five goals this season, having already faced Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea.  The 2013/14 champions’ captain Vincent Kompany has 22 clearances, nine clearances and three blocks this season. His partner at the back Aleksander Kolarov also has impressive defensive statistics, with nine clearances and eight interceptions to his name, in just four appearances. Behind this pairing, England keeper Joe Hart has cleared six balls and saved his team from conceding on nine occasions, resulting in the 27 year old playing every minute for his side this season.

Hull’s summer signing Abel Hernandez will be hoping to impress his boss once again; the Uruguayan striker has covered 14km in just 134 minutes on the pitch. The 24 year old notched his first goal for the Tigers against West Ham, and has already attempted 3 dribbles and 3 attempts on goal. Hernandez is currently at 3/1 to score anytime against Man City.

Liverpool Vs Everton

Everton go into this match following a frustrating home defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend, despite an early goal for striker Romelu Lukaku, Crystal Palace fought hard and stole all three points when Yannick Bolasie scored in the 69th minute. Liverpool also go into this one on the back of a very disappointing loss to West Ham at Upton Park. Liverpool were outplayed by the London club, and although close for large periods of the game, Morgan Amalfitano ensured the Hammers’ victory in the 88th minute.

The famous Merseyside derby has put on some very entertaining matches in the last few years, including a 3-3 draw in November last year, and a 4-0 loss for Liverpool in their last meeting in January. The head-to-head record swings in Liverpool’s favor, with the Reds winning 77 of the total 201 matches, Everton winning 60, and 64 draws. 888sport.com are offering 9/11 odds on favourites Liverpool, and 13/4 on Everton.

The Everton forwards have had a storming start to the season, with their side scoring the second highest number of goals in the league, with 11. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for their defensive record, as they have conceded the most goals this season, letting 13 goals past them in just five games.  Goalkeeper Tim Howard, who famously starred for USA in the World Cup this summer, will be keen to show that the defensive frailties should not be put on his head, as according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, he has eight saves and three clearances to his name in his five appearances. England defender, Leighton Baines leads the tackle count within his defensive line up, despite the presence of his England counterparts Phil Jagielka and John Stones, who have a combined total of just thirteen tackles won.

Liverpool’s top scorer so far this season is young England International Raheem Sterling, who has scored three times in five games, equal third highest in the Premier Leauge so far. Sterling has also had an impressive 12 scoring attempts already, and performed thirteen successful dribbles, creating one assist from five crosses and 117 passes. The 19 year old has covered 43 km, reaching a top speed of 34.2 km/h, which puts him in the top 20 fastest players this season, Sterling is currently offered at 8/5 to score anytime with 888sport.com.

Liverpool’s other scorers so far this season, have been England Internationals Steven Gerrard, and Daniel Sturridge, and Spain left back Alberto Moreno, all with one Premier League goal. Gerrard, the long serving Liverpool captain, has completed an impressive 279 accurate passes in five games, and won eight tackles. However Gerrard does not top the Liverpool passing statistics, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, Jordan Henderson having completed 290 accurate passes in his five appearances, and Dejan Lovren has racked up a stunning 308 accurate passes in 450 minutes on the field.

Lukaku, Mirallas and Naismith share seven of Everton’s goals so far this season, and the three players form part of a very intimidating attacking threat for their side. Record signing Romelu Lukaku, has ten scoring attempts, two goals, one assist and 14 dribbles for the season. Lukaku is 2/1 with 888sport.com to score anytime. However chances are not just created by these players, as nine players have assisted goals for Everton this season, including 2 for Leighton Baines, who has a passing record to rival many defenders, with 263 accurate passes, and 154 passes in the opposition half, and has attempted fourteen dribbles.

Brendan Rodgers will be hoping for a performance from midfield workhorse Jordan Henderson, who has the travelled the furthest on the pitch in the Liverpool squad this season, covering a distance of 56 km, with an average of 7.1 km/h. Furthermore, Henderson sprinted for 1.7 km in the last game against West Ham, reaching speeds of 32.7 km/h. Much like Everton, their Merseyside rivals have also had issues in defence this season, conceding eight goals, including letting three goals past them in one game on two occasions, against West Ham and Man City.

Tottenham v Arsenal

Arsenal go into this season’s first North London derby on a high, having seen off Aston Villa last weekend 3-0 with goals from Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil, The Gunners currently sit in fourth place, two points above their rivals. Tottenham, however, go into this game following a defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League last weekend. Last season’s fixture ended in a 1-0 win for arsenal following an early goal for Tomas Rosicky in their last encounter at White Hart Lane.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team face a tough challenge, against a side who have won five of the last six head-to-head fixtures. Tottenham midfielder Nacer Chadli will be the man to stop for the Arsenal defenders, who sits in joint third on the Premier League scoring charts, having scored three goals in four appearances for Tottenham. Erik Lamela is also on a good run of form with two assists and 127 passes in the opposition half. The Argentina international has covered 52km this season already reaching top speeds of 33.8km/h. These stats are topped only by attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen, who has managed to cover an impressive distance of 55km with a maximum average speed of 8.1 km/h.

New signing Danny Welbeck is clear favourite in the anytime goalscorer market, followed by Alexis Sanchez, Yaya Sanogo and Lukas Podolski, Tottenhams best chances lie with former gunner Emmanuel Adebayor at 5/2.

The two goalkeepers both have played every minute for their respective clubs, and have conceded six goals so far this season. However, Hugo Lloris leads the head to head record with 13 saves and five clearances compared to Wojciech Szczesny’s 11 saves and two clearances. Younes Kaboul is the only other player to play every minute for Tottenham so far this season and has covered a distance of 48 km in his 450 minutes on the pitch, with a defensive record of 30 clearances, 13 interceptions and eight tackles won.

Arsenal fans will be hoping Alexis Sanchez can continue his run of scoring form, who has started his Arsenal career with two goals in four appearances. The Chilean forward has reached a top speed of 34.2 km/h and has already reached 10 successful dribbles, and attempted 17 crosses. Any performance from their new signing will rely on Arsenal’s key man Aaron Ramsey, who currently tops the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for passing, with 249 passes in the opposition half, 303 passes attempted, and is only topped by Tottenham’s Etienne Capoue for total accurate passes. Ramsey is also a scoring threat, with two goals from the midfield in the Premier League this year.

Arsene Wenger will also be eager for a return to form for midfielder Mesut Ozil, who has been coming under increased scrutiny due to some poor performances this season. The German International has covered 42.1km so far this season, however despite scoring against Aston Villa, has one assist and two on target attempts. Arsenal’s defence has come under a lot of criticism recently, with a seeming lack of depth in that part of the pitch. Arsenal’s top tackler according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index is Matthieu Debuchy, who of course is unavailable for the next three months due to injury. Arsenal’s next highest tackler is youngster Calum Chambers, who has 12 tackles won in five games, with three tackles lost and six fouls. France international Laurent Koscielny will provide a lot of security at the centre of Arsenal’s defence, the 29 year old has won eight tackles and lost just one, on top of 19 clearances, 131 accurate passes and 17 interceptions, third best in the league.

Crystal Palace v Leicester City

Leicester City are going into this one on a massive high following the incredible result at the King power stadium last weekend. The Foxes came back from 3-1 down to defeat giants Manchester United 5-3, with goals from Leonardo Ulloa, Jamie Vardy, Esteban Cambiasso and David Nugent. Crystal Palace will be equally happy with their 3-2 victory over Everton at Goodison Park, with Yannick Bolasie, Frazer Campbell and Mile Jedinak all scoring.

This will be the first time since 1998 that the two teams have faced each other in the Premier League, however Leicester narrowly lead the head to head record with 22 wins, Palace earning 20 wins and 16 of the games ended in draws. The last time the two played was in the Championship in 2013 in which honors were even in a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park.

Neil Warnock will be hoping for a performance from star striker Leonardo Ulloa, who is currently the league’s second top goal scorer with five goals already this season in as many games. According to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, Ulloa has already had six on target attempts and 89 passes in the opposition half, whilst also covering 51km and reaching speeds of 32.4 km/h. Ulloa is currently 19/10 to score anytime with 888sport.com. Argentina International Esteban Cambiasso made a crucial impact on his first start vs Manchester United, alongside his equalising goal, Cambiasso attempted 35 passes and  covered 8km in 71 minutes.

Mike Jedinak will be hoping to stop Ulloa however, who currently tops the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for tackles won with an astonishing 30 tackles in five matches. Young English defender Martin Kelly, who signed from Liverpool this summer, also has completed an impressive 13 tackles, with a further 22 clearances and 10 interceptions. 888sport.com have set Dwight Gayle as the favourite to score anytime for Palace at 23/10. The English striker has created the second most chances for Palace so far this season, trumped only by the on loan Wilfried Zaha.

Man of the match against Manchester United Jamie Vardy, will be hoping he can replicate his performance again against Crystal Palace, Vardy scored the crucial 5th goal and assisted all four other goals. The 27-year-old striker covered nine km reaching a top speed of 34km/h.  888sport.com have Leicester City forward David Nugent as favourite to score anytime at 9/4, Nugent has played 435 minutes already this season, and has covered an impressive 55km. The 29 year old has attempted nine dribbles this season and completed 88 accurate passes. Nigel Pearson will be aware however, despite Leicester’s attacking threat, that they have conceded eight goals already this season, and defenders Wes Morgan & Richie De Laet will have to perform well to prevent the impressive Palace forward line from scoring. Morgan has already achieved an astonishing 47 clearances, 11 blocks and 10 interceptions. De Laet is equal fourth in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index with 21 tackles won; he also has 34 clearances and 15 interceptions to his name.

Palace manager Neil Warnock will hope that goalkeeper Julian Speroni, who so far has played every minute for his side this season, can aid his side to stop leaking goals, Palace have conceded ten goals already in five games, currently sit in 15th place in the Premiership, ten places behind Leicester. Speroni has an impressive 17 saves this season and 54 accurate passes.

Stoke City v Newcastle

Both teams are going into this game on the back of 2-2 draws in the previous round. Newcastle drew with Hull at St James’ Park, amid increasing pressure on manager Alan Pardew, Papiss Cisse scored two late goals to cancel out Nikica Jelavic and Mohamed Diamé’s Goals. Stoke City will be glad to be returning to the Brittania Stadium after a late goal for Niko Kranjcar stole QPR a point at Loftus Road.

Newcastle lead the head to head record by 38 wins to 25, with 18 games ending in draws. The last 6 matches have been split between the two teams, with each team winning three out of the six, including a 5-1 win for Newcastle in December 2013 and the most recent 1-0 win for Stoke City in April 2014.

Stoke have had a mixed start to the season, with one win, two draws and two losses, however performances from Diouf, Crouch and Moses will have pleased manager Mark Hughes. Diouf has two goals in five games, and has had the most attempts on goal in the Stoke City squad. Former England striker Peter Crouch has one goal and one assist to his name so far this season, and has attempted more shots than any other Stoke City player. Despite this, the stand out player for Stoke City so far has been on loan midfielder Victor Moses, who has attempted 17 crosses and 19 dribbles earning one assist in his three matches.

Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross, midfielder Stephen N’Zonzi and defenders Phil Bardsley and Marc Wilson have all played every minute for Stoke this season, as well as goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who can be happy with his record so far in the Premier League, only allowing his side to concede five goals in five games, the third least in the premiership. Shawcross is key to these defensive strengths as well, and the England International has covered 50 km this season, third highest in the squad. The 26 year old has also got 11 tackles won, 52 clearances and 11 interceptions to his name.

Pardew will be hoping his team can take some of the pressure off of him with a win at Stoke, and midfielder Jack Colback will be crucial if this is going to happen, the 24 year old has the most passes completed and attempted for his team, as well as topping the crosses attempted charts. Colback has also covered an incredible 59km, which is trumped by just four players in the whole league.

West Bromwich Albion v Burnley

West Brom welcome Burnley to the Hawthorns this weekend having picked up their first win last weekend away at Tottenham, securing a 1-0 win. Burnley, meanwhile, are still in search of their first win this season but have showed some encouraging signs in the first few games, having drawn three of them.

West Brom midfielder Craig Gardner has made the most successful tackles of any West Brom player so far this season. The midfielder has managed 20 successful tackles in the league thus far, which, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, ranks him seventh out of any player in the division.

Youssuff Mulumbu has cut out the most opposition passes among the Baggies, and the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index illustrates that he is inside the top ten of the league for interceptions with fourteen to his name. The midfield enforcer is a vital cog in the West Brom midfield and Alan Irvine will be hoping he carries his form into the game against Burnley this weekend.

James Morrison impressed against Tottenham, picking up the only goal of the game. His ball retention and creativity going forward was particularly strong and the Scotsman had an impressive pass completion rate of 89.4%, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

Scott Arfield of Burnley has made the most sprints in the Premier League, bringing his total for the season up to 278. The midfielder has also covered the third most ground in the Premier League so far, totaling 60.52km, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

David Jones made the greatest number of passes in the opposition half last weekend, with 28, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. The midfielder has the ability to have a real impact going forward and he could well play a key part if Burnley are to grab their first win this weekend.

Jason Shackell has made the fifth most clearances in the Premier League, with 51, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. The defender has made a good start to Premier League life and he will have to continue his defensive work this coming weekend.

Sunderland v Swansea

Swansea have had a strong start to the season, having won three games from five so far, they currently sit in 5th place following a loss to Southampton last weekend. Sunderland are going into this one on the back of a 0-0 stalemate at Burnley last week, the Black Cats are sitting in 17th in the Premier League and have yet to find a win this season, drawing four and losing just one. The head to head record between these two teams is in Sunderland’s favour, with Gus Poyet’s side winning twelve out of the 28 matches between them, Swansea have won eight and the remaining eight ended up in draws. 888sport are currently offering the Welsh side as favourites at 5/3, with a draw unlikely at 23/10 and Sunderland to win at 7/4.

Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is the stand out player for his side so far this season, the Iceland midfielder has covered the second most ground out of any player in the league this season, with a staggering 61 km travelled in his five games for Swansea. Sigurdsson has an average speed of 7.9 km/h and leads his teams goal scoring charts this season with three strikes. The 25 year old bosses the midfield as well, with 152 accurate passes, five tackles won, four clearances and eight interceptions, as well as notching an excellent 4 assists.

Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell will be hoping to continue his run of good form this weekend, the English midfielder has been a regular in the Sunderland line up this season and has scored equal most goals in the Sunderland squad, and has 110 accurate passes to his name. The 23 year old has covered 44 km this season and reached speeds of up to 32.5 km/h. Midfielder Lee Cattermole has covered the most ground in the Sunderland team this season, having travelled 52 km in five matches, the 26 year old has played every minute for his side this season, and has an impressive defensive record, having won eleven tackles and twelve clearances.

Swansea’s goal scoring record is much to be desired this season, and the Welsh side has already scored eight goals in five games. This is down, in large parts, to an impressive start to the season for Nathan Dyer, who has three goals in five games. The English midfielder has attempted fourteen crosses and sixteen dribbles whilst covering an impressive 40 km and reaching a top speed of 34.1 km/h. Dyer is 4/1 to score anytime against Sunderland, with favourite Wilfried Bony at 9/5 to score at any point in the match. Bony is yet to score this season, but has had twelve scoring attempts and assisted one goal.

Poyet’s side have conceded just six goals this season, and this defensive record is in large part down to the impressive performances of defender Patrick Van Aanholt. The Dutchman has won an incredible 21 tackles this season, eighteen clearances and sixteen interceptions. Van Aanholt’s team mate and England international Wes Brown deserves much of the credit too, as he has the highest number of clearances in the Black Cats squad, with 36. The Englishman also has six blocks and 7 interceptions to his name, and has covered an impressive 44 km.

Southampton v QPR

The Saints are going into this one on the back of a 1-0 win away at Swansea, midfielder Victor Wanyama scored late on to become the first Kenyan to score in the Premier League. Southampton lead the head to head record, with Koeman’s side winning 26 out of the 69 matches, QPR winning 24 and 19 draws.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman will be hoping Morgan Schneiderlin can continue his incredible run of form this season. Schneiderlin has covered a staggering 62 km in his five games this season for Southampton, the most of any Premier League player. The French midfielder has an average speed of 7.9 km/h and has scored three goals. Schneiderlin is also in the top five for accurate passes this season with 328, 177 of which were in the opposition half. The French international has also been strong defensively for his side, and has won 23 tackles as well as making six clearances and seven interceptions.

Portuguese defender Jose Fonte has an impressive defensive record for Southampton this season, having won nine tackles, seventeen clearances and nineteen interceptions.  Fonte also has 301 accurate passes and has played every minute for his side this season, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

According to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, the Saints have two top scorers, the aforementioned Morgan Schneiderlin, and Italian striker Graziano Pellè who has notched three goals for his new club. Pellè has had eight attempts on target, which is the second highest in the league, behind top scorer Diego Costa. Pellè also has covered 50 km and has completed 152 accurate passes, with one assist.

Joey Barton has completed the most tackles in the QPR squad. The midfielder has managed sixteen tackles so far this season, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. The next closest challenger is Rio Ferdinand with eleven successful tackles.

Ferdinand has also managed the most clearances in the entire QPR squad. As well as this, he is also in the top fifteen in the league, having cleared his lines 38 times thus far in the league, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

This protection from Ferdinand will be much appreciated by his goalkeeper, Rob Green. Green has made the third most saves in the Premier League according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, with seventeen, and the former England goalkeeper has been in impressive form – despite the number of goals conceded.