Everton produced a magnificent performance to end Swansea’s unbeaten home record this season. Goals from Victor Anichebe, Kevin Mirallas and Marouane Fellaini formed part of a dominant 3-0 display from the Toffees who moved to second in the league.
– Anichebe had nine shots at goal in the game against Swansea, the most of any player in the last round of games and the second highest for a game in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.
– Fellaini has added a deadly attacking game to his performances this season, he has three goals in the Premier League so far and has had more shots on goal than any other midfielder in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index with 1.
– However he continues to let himself down in his defensive duties. Fellaini has lost out on 79% of his 29 tackle this campaign and has given away 17 fouls, more than any other player on the EA Sports Player Performance Index.
– Leighton Baines has had a great start to the season, and has contributed more crosses than any other player this season with 29, ahead of Merseyside rival Steven Gerrard with 23. 12 of those crosses from Baines came in the last game against Swansea.
– Southampton secured their first league win of the season with a 4-1 victory over Aston Villa. With Gaston Ramirez very impressive on his home debut, two goals from Rickie Lambert, along with one from Nathaniel Clyne and a Villa own goal, completed a excellent win for Nigel Adkin’s side.
– Southampton continue to build their performances on an exceptional work rate. They remain top of the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for distance covered as a squad with 317.26 miles. They have a nine mile lead on the second placed team Newcastle.
– Morgan Schneiderlin remains top of the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index with 34.56 miles covered so far this season, while team mate Adam Lallana is 6th with 30.83 miles.
– Lallana does have the questionable honour of being the player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index to have had most shots on goal without scoring (12, with 7 on target).
– Schneiderlin also holds the unwelcome distinction of having conceded more fouls than any other Southampton player this season with 10.