Premier League

8 Things You Need To Know: Sunderland vs Fulham

  • Clint Dempsey got eight shots on goal in the game against Tottenham in the last round of Barclays Premier League fixtures. That’s more than a player has in any one game so far this season.
  • Dempsey’s Fulham team mate Andy Johnson has had a great start to the season, and currently has the second best shots on target % of any player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index with 82% of shots on target (discounting players who have had fewer than ten efforts at goal this season).
  • Johnson is also in the top ten players for converting chances to goals, with 27.27% of his efforts hitting the back of the net.
  • Looking at those stats, it’s no surprise that Fulham are third poverall for % of shots on target this season. As a team Fulham have had 153 efforts at goal with 63.40% on target, behind just Bolton and Spurs
  •  Wes Brown suffered a nightmare return to Old Trafford in his last Barclays Premier League outing, scoring an own goal which went on to decide the game
  • The defender remains Sunderland’s second highest ranked player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index having won 81% of tackles attempted, contributed 19 clearances, 11 interceptions and 11 block
  •  Lee Cattermole covered most ground in that game, with 11,278 metres
  •  Cattermole is one of the league’s top tacklers, having won 80% of 35 attempted so far this season

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