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9 Things You NEED To Know: Aston Villa vs West Brom

Aston Villa’s Gabriel Agbonlahor is the only player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index’s top ten NOT from Man Utd, Man City, or Chelsea. He is the 8th ranked player and 3rd ranked striker (behind Rooney and Aguero)

The England striker will be pushing for consideration for Euro 2012 in light of Rooney’s ban, and 4 goals in 8 games so far this season will aid his cause

Agbonlahor also has a 67% shots on target rate (more than Rooney, who has 59% on target)

The hard working striker has also added three assists, put in 10 crosses and completed 23 dribbles for his team.

Agbonlahor averages 108.11m in ground covered per minute of the game, compared to Aguero’s 102.28m and Rooney’s 115.08m

West Brom’s Peter Odemwingie scored his second goal of the season last weekend and rose 16 places to 102nd in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index

Odemwingie’s two goals have come from 12 attempts at goal with 67% of shots on target

Jonas Olsson is West Brom’s top ranked player in 96th place. The Swedish defender has won 89% of tackles attempted and added 24 clearances, the most of any player in the Barclays Premier League

West Brom covered 123.055km in their Black Country derby victory against Wolves last weekend, with Shane Long covering the most ground with 11.854km

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