Newcastle v Sunderland Sun 4 Mar 12:00
Newcastle United let a two goal lead slip against Wolves in their last Premier League fixture
Goals from Jonas Gutierrez and Papiss Cisse put Newcastle ahead before Wolves fought back
Gurierrez has covered more ground than any other Newcastle player this season with 153.1 miles, the 5th highest overall in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index
Gutierrez’s goal was just his second in the Barclays Premier League this season, despite having had 34 shots at goal with an impressive 62% on target
As a team, Newcastle have the third highest cumulative total for distance covered with 1706 miles, behind only Norwich and Chelsea
Yohan Cabaye returned for Newcastle to start a game for the first time since the game against Liverpool at the end of December, and continued where he had left off covering more ground than any of his team mates with 5.71 miles
Sunderland will be hoping to bounce back from a 4-0 defeat at West Brom against bitter rivals Newcastle United this weekend
Craig Gardner covered the most ground for Sunderland in that game with 6.03 miles
Sunderland striker Frazier Campbell was a surprise call up for the England team this week
Campbell has played just 211 minutes in the Barclays Premier League this season, covering 13.05 miles and scoring once from four shots on target and also contributing an assist
Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson has been one of the stars of the Black Cats season so far, and has delivered 89 crosses, behind only Nani in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index
Fulham v Wolves Sun 4 Mar 14:05
Fulham will be looking to make it three consecutive wins in the Premier League when they come up against Wolves this weekend.
Klint Dempsey has been the hardest working player in the Premier League all season; he’s covered 156.99 miles, more than any other player.
Wolves Stephen Ward and Karl Henry both feature in the top ten for individual distance covered this season, according to the EA SPORTS Premier League Player Performance Index. Ward has covered 150.9 miles and just tips Karl Henry who’s currently covered 149.4 miles this season.
According to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index Wayne Hennessey has been the busiest goalkeeper in the Premier League. Hennessey has pulled of a remarkable 180 saves this season. Which is an average of 7 per game.
Stephen Fletcher, has scored ten goals this season with only 20 shots on goal, which gives him a conversion rate of 50% so far this season.
Brede Hangeland has been won the most tackles in the Fulham squad this season. Of the 60 tackles he’s attempted he’s won 51, which gives him a success rate of 85%
James McCarthy has been strong in the midfield for Wigan this season. McCarthy who has featured in 21 Premier League games so far this season, has won 57 of his 75 tackles, a completion rate of 76%
Tottenham v Man Utd Sun 4 Mar 16:10
Spurs players have had a mixed week, seeing a 2-0 lead turn into 5-2 defeat at the hands of arch rivals Arsenal, while Scott Parker was sent off against Arsenal before being handed the captain’s arm band for England in the week
Louis Saha and Emmanuel Adebayor had put Spurs ahead before Arsenal’s fight back
Saha is looking an inspired signing by Spurs, scoring three times since joining in just 117 minutes on the pitch
Adebayor’s goal was his 11th of the season from 67 shots on target and 60% on target
A red card for Scott Parker means he is suspended for this game, and he will be missed by Spurs. Parker has covered 137.4 miles for Spurs so far this season, averaging 6.25 miles per game
Meanwhile Gareth Bale has covered more ground than any other Spurs player this season with 156.7 miles, and second only to Arsenal striker and North London rival Robin van Persie in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.
It was Bale who covered the most ground for Spurs against Arsenal too, clocking up 5.71 miles
Manchester United stars Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs continued to roll back the years scoring against Norwich in their last Barclays Premier League game
Giggs scored the winner on his 900th appearance for the club, while Michael Carrick covered the most ground with 6.64 miles on his 500th league appearance. Carrick has won 96% of tackles attempted this season the second highest total in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for players who have attempted twenty or more tackles
Giggs has covered 69.06 miles so far this season, while Scholes has covered 24.98 miles, averaging 108.9 yards and 107.8 yards per minute respectively, on a par with the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index’s top performers
Danny Welbeck may miss the game after picking up an injury on England duty. Welbeck has 73% of shots on target this season, the third highest among players who have had twenty or more shots at goal.
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