10 Things You Need To Know: Aston Villa vs Liverpool

Villa beat Bolton 2-1 in last game with strikes from Stiliyan Petrov and Marc Albrighton

James Collins made an incredible 31 interceptions in that game, the highest total for a single player in the league this season

Darren Bent has made 14 clearances this season, the highest total for a striker in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index

Petrov’s goal was his third of the season, boosting him to 45th in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Petrov has also contributed an impressive 45 interceptions in midfield this season.

Albrighton’s goal was his first of the season so far, he has also contributed 11 crosses and 11 dribbles so far this season

Albrighton covered the most ground for Villa in the game against Bolton with 6.4 miles

Liverpool beat QPR 1-0 in last outing with a goal from Luis Suarez. Suarez had been having a frustrating time in front of goal, having had 62 efforts at goal including 34 on target for a return of five goals. In comparison, Robin van Persie has had 66 efforts at goal and a return of 15 goals.

Hard working Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam has made 17 clearances so far this season, the joint highest total for a midfielder in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index

Adam has also made 7 assists, second only to David Silva for creating goals in the Barclays Premier League this season

Adam topped the charts for distance covered in the game against QPR with 5.12 miles, the 9th time the midfielder has covered more distance than any other Liverpool player

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