Premier League

9 Things You Need To Know: Wigan Athletic vs Fulham

Wigan host Fulham after their sixth successive Barclays Premier League defeat to Newcastle last weekend

Wigan covered 108.331km in that game, and David Jones covered most ground for the second successive game with 11.831km

Despite their poor run, Wigan have some high performing players in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Defender Maynor Figueroa and midfielder Ben Watson are the top two tacklers, having won 39 and 29, 91% and 81% of all attempted respectively

Watson has also made more interceptions than any other player with 23

Victor Moses continues his unlucky streak in front of goal – no other player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index has had so many shots on target (17) without scoring.

Moses has now had 26 attempts at goal in total without a goal.

Fulham suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Everton last weekend, covering 115.108km in the process

Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey has troubled goalkeepers more than any other midfielder so far this season, getting 18 attempts on target from 29 efforts overall and scoring twice

Damien Duff also continues to threaten the box and has put in 31 crosses so far, the fifth highest in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index

Bryan Ruiz scored his first goal for Fulham in the Barclays Premier Legaue against Everton. The striker had previously had four attempts at goal in 123 minutes of Premier League action

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