Southampton v Tottenham, Sunday 15:00
Southampton were swept aside 4-1 by an impressive second half performance from West Ham in their last Premier League game
A consolation goal from Adam Lallana wasn’t enough to prevent defeat, and Southampton’s goals conceded column now reads 21 from 8 games
Lallana’s first goal of the season came after 14 efforts at goal with 8 on target so far. Lallana also has an impressive four assists, coming having delivered 16 crosses and completed 179 passes in his opponents half
Despite Southampton’s poor run of form, Morgan Schneiderlin continues to impress in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. He has now won more tackles than any other player with 28 won and just 13 lost, to add to his impressive stats on distance covered. 7 of those tackles won were in the game against West Ham as Schneiderlin tried to prevent the oncoming West Ham attack.
Spurs looked at one stage like defeating league leaders Chelsea in their last game, going 2-1 up through goals from William Gallas and Jermain Defoe before capitulating to a 4-2 loss
Defoe’s impressively confident start to the season under Andre Villas Boas continues, and his goal was his fifth of the season coming from 40 shots at goal with 60% on target. Only Luis Suarez has had more attempts this season, but the Liverpool striker falls behind Defoe on accuracy having got only 47% on target
Spurs midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson was prolific at Swansea last season, but has yet to score in the Premier League so far for Spurs. Sigurdsson has had 16 attempts at goal without scoring, the joint highest in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.
Sigurdsson did, however, cover more ground against Chelsea than any Spurs player has in a single game this season – something he did regularly for Swansea. Sigurdsson covered 7.05 miles in total, inspiring Spurs to cover their highest cumulative distance of the season with 65.31 miles. That performance by Sigurdsson was the 7th most distance covered by an individual game this season