TOP PLAYER STATS: Norwich vs Everton

– On a day when clear-cut chances were in very short supply, Norwich could only earn a point in a 0-0 draw against Fulham.


Sebastian Bassong remains Norwich’s defensive rock this season, having made a squad-high 174 positive defensive contributions according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.


– Look for Robert Snodgrass to provide the main focal point of Norwich’s attack against Everton. The winger has provided more crosses than any other Norwich player with 104, and has successfully completed a pass in the opponent’s half once every 3.8 minutes he has been on the pitch.


– Despite being noted more for his defensive capabilities, Bradley Johnson has been more than willing to try his luck in front of goal this season. He ranks joint second in the Canaries squad for attempts on goal with 34.


Anthony Pilkington is another Norwich player who has been showcasing all facets of his game this season. According to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index the midfielder has established an excellent 73.1% tackles success rate from 26 attempted challenges.


Everton were unable to halt the Man Utd juggernaut as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford. Tim Howard was one of David Moyes’ star performers in a game were the visitors struggled to impose their will on a Utd side in a rich vein of form.


– Striker Victor Anichebe has been having an extended starting run in the Everton team in recent weeks and has been turning in some solid performances. He’s now racked up an on-target shot on goal once every 48.7 minutes, scoring 5 goals along the way.


– Every week the media delight in the continued rise of Leighton Baines and every week he seems to continue on his incredible run of form, demonstrating his ability in both defence and attack. The England international has a superb 72.3% tackle success rate from 65 challenges and has successfully completed 635 passes in the opponent’s half this season.


– His defensive colleague Phil Jagielka is another who is cementing his reputation as one of the top defenders in the Premier League. The centre-half has a superb 87.9% tackle success rate from 58 challenges, as well as ranking fourth on the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for interceptions with 159


Marouane Fellaini would do well to learn from his colleagues’ example, as for all his dominance in the middle of the park, he conceding fouls with alarming regularity. He tops the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index with 52, conceding a foul on average once every 38.7 minutes.

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