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Leicester v Newcastle – 12:45, Saturday 2nd May
Jamie Vardy’s third goal in five games guided Leicester to a fourth straight Barclays Premier League win. It took them to 31 points and lifted them out of the dreaded relegation spots, and with the Foxes hosting Newcastle, a fifth win on the bounce would really help them continue their recent momentum.
Esteban Cambiasso has been something of a revelation since arriving at the King Power at the start of the season, providing composure and quality to the Leicester midfield. He may be 34 now, but the old dog clearly has plenty left in the tank – demonstrated by the fact he covered 11.3km against Burnley (the second most in the Leicester squad).
Robert Huth has been a consistent Premier League performer since arriving at Chelsea fourteen years ago, in a career that has earned him nineteen caps for his national team. His defensive excellence was evident against Burnley as, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, he made a total of 19 defensive contributions (based on blocks, interceptions, clearances and tackles won). This was the second most in the Foxes squad, behind only skipper Wes Morgan.
Jamie Vardy will have been delighted to get the winner on Saturday, as he has suffered a bit of stick from some quarters during certain parts of the campaign. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that it was no surprise that he hit the back of the net against Sean Dyche’s men, as he managed to hit the target with every shot that he attempted. If you fancy Vardy to score again this weekend, head to 888sport.com who have the former non-league man at 28/11 to score at any time.
A few weeks ago, the thought of relegation wouldn’t have been on the minds of many Newcastle fans, but a recent downturn in form has meant that it has suddenly become a realistic concern. A win against Leicester, though, would go some way to alleviating such worries.
It may not have been the most convincing of campaigns for the Magpies, but one player who has had a successful season personally is midfielder Jack Colback. The former Sunderland man has impressed in both attack and defence and he demonstrated his excellent ability to pick a pass against Spurs on Saturday. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he completed a total of 33 passes in the opposition half, which was the most in the Newcastle squad.
In addition to pulling the strings in midfield, Colback showcased his excellent eye for a tackle. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he won nine tackles, which was the second most in the league (only Chelsea’s Cesar Azpillicueta won more, with ten). If you fancy Colback to hit the back of the net this weekend, head to 888sport.com who have him at 7/1 to score at any time.
Ryan Taylor will be so delighted to be back in action after suffering a horrific injury that threatened to bring his career to a premature end. He was deployed in midfield against Spurs and showed no ill effects from the injury, as he covered an impressive 12.1km – which was the most in the Newcastle squad.
Aston Villa v Everton – 15:00, Saturday 2nd May
There’s been such a positive feel at Villa Park since Tim Sherwood’s arrival, that at times it’s easy to forget that they’re still very much in a relegation scrap. They face Everton in desperate need of three points to help propel them away from the relegation zone.
The Villains succumbed to a last gasp defeat at the hands of Manchester City in their last game, in a result that will have been sickening for the fans as the team produced one of their best performances of the season. Central to this effort was ‘Captain Fantastic Fabian Delph’, who completed an impressive 45 passes in the opposition half. This was 19 more than any of his teammates and the fifth most in the league. Delph is 15/2 with 888sport.com to score at any time.
Delph wasn’t the only Villa midfielder showcasing his excellent array of passing; youngster Jack Grealish was also spraying balls about the park. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he completed a pass in the opposition half at an impressive rate of a pass every 2.8 minutes.
Tom Cleverley is a player who has quietly gone about his business this year, impressing whilst on loan at Villa Park. The Englishman has a fantastic engine on him, something that was on show against City, as he covered an impressive 11.5km – the second most in the Villa squad, behind only Jack Grealish.
Carlos Sanchez has impressed since arriving at Villa Park, protecting the back four to great effect and stifling opposing attackers as they foray forward. His ability to act as a rearguard shield was on show against Manchester City, as he won more tackles than any of his teammates (three), and also made the second most interceptions in the squad (three).
A recent resurgence from Roberto Martinez’s men has meant that the prospect of a top-ten finish is very realistic, particularly after a fantastic victory over Manchester United last time out.
A player who’s had a real turnaround in fortunes over recent months is attacking midfielder Ross Barkley. Since impressing on international duty against Italy, Barkley has looked like he’s returning to the form he showed last year, which secured him a place in England’s World Cup squad. Against the Red Devils, he completed 17 passes in the opposition half, which was more than any of his teammates, registering an assist in the process. Barkley is 17/4 with 888sport.com to score at any time.
One of the first moves Roberto Martinez made in the transfer market at the start of the year was turning Gareth Barry’s loan into a permanent deal, after he’d impressed for the Toffees in the last campaign. His composure on the ball and general consistency has been an essential component of his skillset over his career, but what isn’t always appreciated is his outstanding work rate. Against Manchester United the England international ran his socks off, with the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he covered 11.4km – which was more than any of his teammates.
Another young Englishman who has shown real promise over the past couple of years, is central defender John Stones – with some pundits even tipping him as a possible future England captain! The former Barnsley man has been praised for his excellent distribution skills and natural ability to carry the ball out of defence, but he also has a fantastic eye for a tackle. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he attempted four tackles against Manchester United, winning every one of them.
Liverpool vs QPR – Saturday 2nd May, 15:00
Liverpool come in to this game without a win in two and last time out they fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Hull City. They still sit in 5th place, with Tottenham trailing them on goal difference and Southampton a point behind.
Raheem Sterling has announced himself on the world stage this season and is currently third in the division on successful dribbles with 99, meaning more than half of his 188 attempted dribbles have come off, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Averaging 3.1 successful dribbles per game, Sterling is almost certain to pass the century mark this weekend against QPR.
Just trailing Sterling is Phillipe Coutinho who was named in the PFA Team of the Year last weekend, and the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows what an impact he has had on the Liverpool side. Coutinho is fourth in the division for number of successful dribbles, with 94. The attacking midfielder also has four goals and five assists this season, and he has had a great influence in opposition territory, making 826 passes in the opposition half this season, which is the 16th highest total of any Premier League player and 12.2% of Liverpool’s passes in opposition half this season.
Midfielder and vice-captain Jordan Henderson remains the player to have covered the most ground in the Liverpool squad this season. Over the course of Henderson’s 33 games, he has covered 363.3km, which is the ninth highest total in the entire division. Henderson has recently taken his game average past the 11km mark and now runs on average 11.01 km per game, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Henderson has chipped in with six goals for Liverpool this season and is 10/1 to score first with 888sport.com.
QPR are now four points adrift of safety and without a win in three, so Chris Ramsey’s side will know the importance of three points on the weekend, and will look to take advantage of what has appeared to be a dip in form from Liverpool.
At the back, Steven Caulker has impressed for The Rs, making vital contributions on several occasions this season. Caulker has completed 374 clearances, the second most in the Premier League, and trails only two players in terms of blocks, having made 34, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.
Charlie Austin is a player who will be looking to get back to goalscoring ways after going without a goal yet again last weekend. Austin still remains on 17 goals after missing a crucial penalty, but the striker remains right up there in the list of top goalscorers behind leaders Diego Costa, Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane. He’s had the second most shots on target in the league with 50, which makes up an impressive 67.6% of his shots. Austin is 8/1 to score first with 888sport.com.
Rob Green is now the second busiest goalkeeper in the top flight this year after West Ham’s Adrian. Green has made 117 saves so far, which is one less than Adrian. The Englishman’s saves average out to 3.5 per game, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Costel Pantilimon remains the leader of saves per game in the Premier League of anyone who has played more than ten games (4.1), the only person ahead of Green.
Sunderland v Southampton – Saturday 2nd May, 15:00
Sunderland come into this weekend’s match in need of a win having slipped into the relegation zone, in spite of having picked up a point last weekend. The Black Cats will be looking to go one better this weekend and take all three points in front of the home faithful.
Sunderland will be looking for a big performance from their captain, John O’Shea this weekend. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that the former Republic of Ireland international has won 46 tackles so far this season, 79.3% of his overall attempts. He has also racked up 161 clearances, 60 interceptions and 20 blocks and will need to add to those tallies to keep the Saints at bay.
In the middle of the park, Sebastian Larsson is having another fine season for Sunderland. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that he has covered a squad best 337.35km so far this term, also winning a squad best 69 tackles, 65.7% of his overall attempts. He is also no slouch on the ball, having completed 577 passes in the opposition area and having laid on four goals, and could prove a threat with his set piece specialty.
On the wing, Adam Johnson will be a major threat to Southampton and Sunderland will be looking for a big performance from the English winger. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that his four goals have come from just nine efforts on target, turning 44.4% of those opportunities into goals. He will pose both a direct threat having completed 40 dribbles already this season, as well as a threat with his delivery, having completed a squad best 22 crosses. He is 6/1 to score anytime with 888sport.com.
Southampton have had a mixed bag of form of late with their last five matches yielding two wins, two defeats and a draw. They will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend with three points that could see them move up to fifth, with the potential of a late push for a Champions League place if anyone slips up.
Southampton will be looking for another big performance from their leader at the back, Jose Fonte. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that he has covered a squad best 330.89km, helping him to win 70 tackles, 82.4% of his overall efforts. Furthermore, he has also made 182 clearances and racked up a squad best 98 interceptions.
Joining Fonte at the back will be right back Nathaniel Clyne, who’s fine season has seen him gain his first international call-up. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that he has won a squad best 105 tackles, 78.4% of his overall attempts, also racking up 69 clearances and 59 interceptions. He also poses a threat going forward and having netted twice already this season, will pose a threat on goal.
The man who will pose the main threat however, is Saints forward Graziano Pelle. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that he has hit the target a squad best 35 times, finding the back of the net 11 times. Pelle has proved himself a team player this season, coming back to help make 39 clearances, also proving his selflessness in laying on five goals for teammates as well. He is 5/3 to score anytime with 888sport.com.
Swansea v Stoke – Saturday 2nd May, 15:00
Swansea will be keen to have a good finish to the season and to ensure that they reduce the gap between themselves and seventh placed Southampton down to four points.
Swansea will be looking for a big performance from their ever-dependable shot stopper, Lukasz Fabianski. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that the Swans’ keeper has racked up 112 saves so far this term, at an average of 2.55 saves per goal conceded. He will be hoping for a clean sheet in front of the home faithful to kick-start a good run at the back end of the season.
At the back, the Swansea leader Ashley Williams will be hoping to continue his fine form. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that he has won 36 tackles so far this campaign, 67.9% of his overall attempts. Furthermore, he has also made an impressive 373 clearances, 88 interceptions and 34 blocks, and will be looking to add to each of those respective tallies.
Swansea’s star midfielder this season has arguably been Gylfi Sigurdsson, who is impressing in his second period with the club. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that he has racked up 36 interceptions, also looking equally impressive on the ball having completed 594 passes in the opposition area. When in the final third, he is an equal threat with 10 assists and six goals to his name, and will be looking to further those stats this weekend. He is 14/5 to score anytime with 888sport.com.
Stoke come into this weekend’s fixture as a side unbeaten in three, and they will be keen to make that four with another win this weekend. Stoke currently sit three points behind their hosts but will be keen to ensure that they move level with victory on Saturday.
Stoke will also be looking for a big performance from their highly rated shot stopper, Asmir Begovic. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that the Stoke keeper has racked up 83 saves so far this term, at an average of 1.98 saves per goal conceded.
In the middle of the park, Steven N’Zonzi continues to impress for Stoke, as demonstrated by the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. He has covered a squad best 380.48km already this season, also making 27 interceptions and winning 66 tackles, 73.3% of his overall attempts. On the ball, he is equally integral to the team, having completed a squad best 892 passes in the opposition half, and will look to dictate the tempo of the game this weekend.
Up top, Jon Walters continues to have an impressive season for the Potters, and the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index demonstrates this. The Ireland international has netted seven times this season, converting 46.7% of his 15 attempts on target. Walters has also racked up six assists and proved his value to the team by winning 20 tackles, 89.6% of his overall attempts. He is 39/10 to score anytime with 888sport.com.
West Ham v Burnley – Saturday 2nd May, 15:00
West Ham come into this weekend’s fixture on the back of some mixed form, but they will be keen to bounce back straight away with victory. The Irons currently sit in 11th place in the league, but a win could see them move up to ninth, and a top half finish will be the least the West Ham faithful expect of their side.
West Ham will be looking for a big performance from their highly rated shot stopper, Adrian. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that the Irons’ keeper has racked up 118 saves so far this term, at an average of 2.81 saves per goal conceded. He will look to further boost that ratio with his second clean sheet in a row this weekend.
At the back, Aaron Cresswell has been fantastic all season long for West Ham, as demonstrated by the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. He has covered a squad best 356.8km so far this campaign, making 146 clearances and winning 41 tackles, 67.2% of his overall efforts. He is equally handy on the front foot, having added four assists and two goals to his name, and will be a threat to the Burnley back line.
Going forward, Stewart Downing has looked a threat all season long for West Ham, as demonstrated by the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. He has netted five times this season, converting 33.3% of his 15 attempts on targets. He can also turn provider, having completed a squad best 44 crosses and racked up nine assists. He is 24/5 to score anytime with 888sport.com.
Burnley have reached crunch time as the Premier League draws to a close. They currently sit bottom of the league following on from a narrow defeat to Leicester last weekend. They will be looking to reduce the five point gap to two with victory in London this weekend to give themselves a fighting chance.
Burnley will be looking for a strong performance from their ever-dependable keeper, Tom Heaton. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that the Burnley shot stopper has racked up 111 saves so far this term, at an average of 2.13 saves per goal conceded. He will look to his clean sheets against Tottenham and Man City, and look to emulate those performances to give his side a fighting chance.
In the middle of the park, the hard work of George Boyd has not gone unnoticed by the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Boyd has covered a squad best 384.63km so far this term, helping him to win a league best 108 tackles, 65.1% of his overall attempts. His five goals have come from just 12 shots on target, converting 41.7% of those efforts. He will look to boost that tally with another goal that could prove decisive at the end of the campaign.
Up top, Danny Ings has been in fine form for Burnley, and they will need him to continue his hot streak this weekend. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that he has netted his nine goals this weekend through his accuracy, hitting the target a squad best 28 times. His direct style will threaten the West Ham back line, having completed a squad best 50 dribbles, but with four assists to his name, he can also turn provider. He is 47/20 to score anytime with 888sport.com.
Man Utd v West Brom – Saturday 2nd May, 17:30
Following two straight defeats in the league away from home, Old Trafford will prove a welcome sight for the Manchester United team. United have now dropped down to fourth in the league, sitting two points behind Arsenal and Man City, and will be keen to overhaul that gap with as strong a finish to the league as possible.
Manchester United will be looking for a big performance from the only member of their squad to make the PFA team of the year, David de Gea. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that the Spain international keeper has racked up 86 saves so far this term, at an average of 2.53 saves per goal conceded. He will look to further boost that ratio with another clean sheet in front of his home support.
In the middle of the park, Angel Di Maria will be looking for a strong finish to his debut season in the Premier League. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that he has racked up a squad best 12 assists so far this campaign, also completing a squad best 27 crosses. He will be looking to add to that figure, and also to the three goals to his name for the season.
He will be joined in the middle of the park by the in-form Juan Mata. According to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, the Spanish midfielder has netted his eight goals from just 10 shots on target, converting 80% of those opportunities. He has also completed 734 passes in the opposition half and has four assists to his name, so will be looking to pick the decisive pass between the Burnley back line. He is 21/10 to score anytime with 888sport.com.
The Baggies will come into this match-up with confidence, knowing that United have hit a sticky patch in form in the league. West Brom picked up a good point at Liverpool last weekend, following on from an impressive 2-0 win away at Crystal Palace, and will be looking for a third impressive result on the spin this weekend at Old Trafford.
The Baggies will be looking to their talented midfielder Craig Gardner to ensure that they get a foothold in the battle in the centre of the park. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that he has won 46 tackles so far this season, 79.3% of his overall attempts. He has also made 189 clearances, 74 interceptions and 31 blocks.
James Morrison will join him in the middle, and the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can also demonstrate his value to West Brom. Morrison has won 69 tackles so far this season, 60.5% of his overall efforts, racking up 52 interceptions in the process. He has also completed 604 passes in the opposition area and has two goals to his name, and will hope to make a difference to the Baggies going forward.
Up top, Saido Berahino will be looking for a strong finish to his breakthrough campaign in the Premier League. The EA SPORTS player Performance Index reveals that he has netted his 12 goals this season from a squad best 30 attempts on target, and it is that accuracy on goal that proves vital to him. His direct style saw him score in the 2-2 draw earlier in the season and could have a similar impact should he add to his 25 dribbles completed. He is 7/2 to score anytime with 888sport.com.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace – Sunday 3rd May, 13:30
Chelsea are now three points away from being crowned champions but manager Jose Mourinho has warned against a party atmosphere at Stamford Bridge until the job his done, and will hope the crowd will his side on to the win that will see them guarantee top spot.
Nemanja Matic is almost certain to start this weekend, as he has done in every league game he has been available for this season. Matic has made the most successful tackles in the Premier League with 112 and is one of only four players to have surpassed 100 in that field. As well as breaking up play, Matic possesses great ability in carrying the ball and driving his side up the field and as such is the 16th most successful dribbler in the Premier League, completing 52, which gives him an incredible 81.3% success rate which is by far and away the highest percentage inside the top 20 dribbles.
Newly crowned PFA Player of the Year Eden Hazard has had an astonishing season for the Blues, scored 13 goals in 34 appearances. Hazard has 30 shots on target, the second most in the Chelsea side after Diego Costa. 58.2% of Hazard’s shots are on target. In addition, Hazard is, by some distance, the most effective dribbler in the Premier League. He has 158 successful dribbles to his name, with the next highest being Alexis Sanchez on 105. Hazard is 39/10 to score first with 888sport.com.
Cesc Fabregas is looking on course to break the all-time assists record in the Premier League in a season, which currently stands at 20. Fabregas has recorded 18 assists in 31 games, and the creative midfielder lays on a goal for his teammates every 148 minutes on average. Fabregas has completed 1,448 passes in the opposition half this season, more than any other Premier League Player, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance.
Crystal Palace have lost their last two games 2-0 each time, and although they are safe, Alan Pardew will want to finish the season strongly in order to take some momentum in to next year’s campaign.
Jason Puncheon has been in fine form for the Eagles of late. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index show’s Puncheon’s threat, having completing a squad best 19 crosses, ranking him inside the Premier League’s top 20, and has also completed 46 dribbles. Puncheon has scored four goals for Palace, as well as setting up a further seven for his teammates. He is 7/1 to score anytime with 888sport.com.
Palace will be looking for Joel Ward to return to the starting lineup to tighten up the back four. Ward has won 84 tackles so far this season, 78.5% of his overall attempts, also racking up 157 clearances, 58 interceptions and 12 blocks, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.
In the middle of the park, Palace captain Mile Jedinak has been key for Palace this season, and when he’s been available they have looked a better side for it, as demonstrated by the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Jedinak has won 75 tackles so far this season, 3.4 per game on average, also managing 77 interceptions in the process, which is 3.5 per game on average, the second highest interceptions per game of any player to have played 20+ games.
Tottenham vs Manchester City – Sunday 3rd May, 16:00
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. He is 6/4 to score anytime with 888sport.com.
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. He is 23/25 to score anytime with 888sport.com.
Hull vs Arsenal – Monday 4th May, 20:00
Hull have now won two on the trot, having beaten both Crystal Palace and Liverpool in the last week. Hull are still not safe, however, and they will be looking to build on their recent form and add another three points to push them towards safety.
Ahmed Elmohamady has been one of the key parts of Steve Bruce’s 3-5-2 formation this season with his pace and energy down the right hand side. Elmohamady has crossed the ball successfully 46 times, which is the second most in the Premier League behind Kieran Trippier, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.
One of Hull’s areas of strength is in central midfield., where Jake Livermore has impressed for Hull. Livermore has covered 379.1km this season, more than any other player in the Hull team and fifth most in the Premier League, averaging out at 11.5km per game, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Livermore is 23/2 with 888sport.com to score at any time this weekend.
Livermore’s midfield partner, Tom Huddlestone, has been equally impressive. Huddlestone is traditionally known to be someone who sprays the ball around the park, but he has shown proficiency when dribbling this season. Although only attempting 12 dribbles, he has been successful on 11 of those attempts, meaning he has recorded a 91.7% success rate.
Arsenal have now all but admitted defeat in the title race, with Chelsea needing just three points from their remaining four games – however the race for second is still on, and with City seemingly returning to form, a win is a must at the KC.
Olivier Giroud has been working his way up the goalscoring charts of late, and remains Arsenal’s joint top goalscorer alongside Alexis Sanchez on 14. Giroud has 26 shots on target in 22 appearances, and has scored with 28.6% of his shots, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Giroud is 39/10 to score first with 888sport.com.
Sanchez, joint with Giroud in goalscoring terms, has recorded some impressive statistics according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. He is one of only two players (alongside Eden Hazard) to have completed more than 100 successful dribbles, carrying the ball on 105 occasions this season. Sanchez has put 69.3% of his shots on target this season, and he is one of the more likely candidates to test Hull’s defence this weekend.
Santi Cazorla has been a key cog in the Arsenal midfield this season and currently finds himself in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index Team of the Season. Cazorla has completed the fifth most passes in the opposition’s half out of any Premier League player, with 1,126, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index and has also laid on eight assists for his teammate.