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Fulham vs West Brom: Top 10 Prematch Facts

Fulham turned in a disappointing performance against West Ham, going down 3-0 in a match in which they rarely threatened the Hammers until after the break by which point the damage had been done

– Although Fulham have been on the receiving end of a couple of poor results recently, their work effort has evidently not been dimmed. They place 3rd in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for team distance covered with 182.53 miles

– Despite the poor result, Steve Sidwell still managed to turn in a workmanlike performance, topping the distance charts for Fulham with 6.29 miles.

– This was made even more impressive by the fact that Sidwell also recorded the greatest average speed for Fulham with 4.54 mph

– Mahamadou Diarra certainly did his best to try and ignite something in the Fulham midfield. He recorded 53 passes in his opponent’s half in this game according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index

– The Mali midfielder would do well to tighten up his defensive efforts though. A total of 71% of his challenges so far this season have resulted in fouls

– West Brom continued their incredible start to the season with a 2-0 victory over Everton. A strike from Shane Long and header from Gareth McAuley ensured the Baggies made their best ever start to a Premier League season. Aside from his goal Shane Long was also the fastest player on the pitch against Everton at 20.98mph

– Youssouf Mulumbu was integral to West Brom’s success from midfield against Everton with 7 interceptions and 21 passes

– Liam Ridgewell was West Brom’s hardest working player against Everton, clocking up 5.47 miles

– Gareth McAuley’s goal against Everton was just one of his contributions to the West Brom effort this season. He’s also compiled 20 interceptions, 4th in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index

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