In-depth player stats: Everton vs West Brom

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Everton come into the game against West Brom on the back of successive nil nil draws against Southampton and Swansea, and you can get an industry best price of 16/1 with on this fixture being another nil nil draw


Phil Jagielka remains the key to Everton’s excellent defensive record this season. Jagielka has won 87% of the 54 tackles he has made this season, a percentage bettered only by Reading’s Shaun Cummings.


In fact, no player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index has contributed more this season defensively than Jagielka. Jagielka has made 260 defensive contributions this season across tackles won, interceptions, clearances and blocks.


Meanwhile Leon Osman is having something of a renaissance this season, earning his first England cap thanks to a string of impressive performances for the Toffees. Osman is ranked fifth overall for distance covered this season with 140.53 miles.


West Brom’s last league game was a 2-2 draw against Aston Villa, with goals from Chris Brunt and Peter Odemwingie, who seems to be on his way out of the Hawthorns after taking to Twitter this week to voice his dissatisfaction.


Odemwingie has five Premier League goals this season, coming from 36 shots at goal with exactly half on target. Odemwingie also has four assists to his name, averaging a goal or assist every 139 minutes.


Brunt has completed 290 passes in the opposition half this season, averaging one every 4 minutes 36 seconds. It’s midfield team mate James Morrison, however, who has the most impressive passing stats in the West Brom squad, with 408 passes in the opposition half, averaging one every 4 minutes 28 seconds. Morrison is an industry best price of 6/1 to score at any time against Everton with


If Everton are to avoid a third successive game without scoring they will need to find a way past West Brom defender Jonas Olsson. Olsson has made more clearances than any other player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index this season with 61.

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