Norwich v Swansea 15:00
– Norwich were left hanging just about the relegation zoneafter a late winner from Wigan sent Norwich back from the DW Stadium with nothing after a 10 defeat.
– Robert Snodgrass again retains his place at the top of the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for crosses delivered this season with 119. Only one Swansea player (Ashley Williams) ranks in the top 60 players for clearances this season, a possible weakness that Snodgrass may look to exploit.
– Given the array of attacking talent on display for Swansea, Sebastian Bassong’s ability to intervene at key moments will be vital should Norwich hope to get anything out of this weekend. He ranks second on the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for clearances with 75.
– Expect Bradley Johnson to have his work cut out for him this weekend. Swansea’s technical midfielders will be looking to dominate possession and Johnson will likely be called upon to add to his 177 defensive contributions to break up their play.
– Swansea fell victim to two moments of inspired brilliance as Tottenham inflicted a 1-2 defeat on the Swans at the Liberty Stadium.
– Despite taking the league by storm this season, Michuhas been surprisingly inaccurate with some of his attempts on goal. His technique and movement has seen him rightly lauded by the pundits but you wonder just how many more goals he could have bagged had he not been off target with 49.5% of his 85 efforts.
– Ashley Williams has been in fine form all season and he will looking to kick on as Swansea push for a high league finish. His instinctive ability to read the game has seen him attract interest from numerous other Premier League clubs, with the Welshman currently sitting first on the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for interceptions with 202. He remains the only Premier League player to break the 200-mark so far this season.
– When he’s played this season, Leon Britton has shown he’s more than happy to get involved with the rougher side of the game as well as the slick passing football that Swansea embody. Britton has a better tackle success rate than any of his midfield colleagues, coming out on top in 68.5% of his 54 attempted challenges.