Premier League

8 Things You Need To Know: Stoke vs QPR

  • Despite being on the receiving end of a 5-0 loss last weekend, Stoke defender Jonathan Woodgate managed to contribute 19 interceptions in that game – more than any player has in a single Barclays Premier League game so far this season
  • Stoke out ran their opponents in that game, covering 102,281 metres compared to Bolton’s 100,266 metres
  • Jonathan Walters has covered the most ground for Stoke so far this season with 117,223 metres
  •  Walters is Stoke’s top rated played in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index in 80th place, having scored three goals and contributed two assists
  •  QPR came close to giving Manchester City their first taste of defeat this season in their 3-2 loss
  •  Joey Barton remains QPR’s top rated player in 86th place having won 83% of 24 tackles attempted, delivered 26 crosses, and completed 196 passes in his opponent’s half
  •  Joey Barton has covered more ground than any other QPR player in 6 of his 8 games so far this season, including the gameagainst Man City in which Barton covered 10,141 metres
  •  Jay Bothroyd scored his second goal of the season against Manchester City. The striker’s goals have come from 20 attempts, including 60% on target.

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