Spurs Miss Key Man as Clark Key to Villa Hopes – Spurs vs Aston Villa Statistical Preview


Tottenham vs Aston Villa 2015

Spurs Stat Attack

Tottenham will be eager to get back to winning ways this weekend, having being held in a goalless stalemate against Burnley last weekend. Spurs are still in good form though, having won three of their past five matches and they’ll be looking to pick up another three points here to help them leapfrog fifth placed Liverpool.

Unfortunately for Spurs they will be missing their key shot stopper Hugo Lloris. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that the French international keeper has racked up 94 saves so far this season, at an average of 2.09 saves per goal conceded. His absence may lead to some uncertainty in their defence.



In the middle of the park, Chrisitan Eriksen is having a fantastic season in the white of Tottenham. The Denmark international has completed a squad best 350.06km so far this term, helping him to rack up a squad best 934 passes in the opposition area. He has also been in great goal scoring form, racking up nine for the season so far, including five from outside the area.

Up top, Harry Kane has continued his brilliant season for Spurs, going from strength to strength. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that he has netted 19 times in the league this season, averaging a goal every 103 minutes. Hard work is also proving key for Kane, who has even won 31 tackles this season, 67.4% of his overall attempts.

Aston Villa Stat Attack

Aston Villa will be relieved that a Christian Benteke hat-trick prevented their relegation rivals QPR from picking up all three points on Tuesday night, and will look to build on what could be a point gained. Villa will look to emulate the success that they had at the beginning of March, winning back-to-back games against West Brom and Sunderland, and look to build momentum once more at the crunch end of the season.

Villa will be hoping for a big performance from their shot stopper Brad Guzan. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that the American keeper has racked up 95 saves so far this campaign, at an average of 2.11 saves per goal conceded. He will be hoping to deliver a clean sheet in front of the Villa away faithful to boost their hopes of survival.



At the back, Villa will be looking to their centre back Ciaran Clark to lead the line and keep Harry Kane quiet. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that he has won 39 tackles already this season, winning 84.8% of his overall attempts, whilst also amassing 194 clearances, making 45 interceptions and 23 blocks.

Going forward, Christian Benteke will be hoping for a repeat performance from Tuesday night. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that Benteke completed 75% of his 60 passes on Tuesday, winning both of his tackles and hitting the target with 60% of his five shots. More importantly, he converted all three of his shots on target, and will be hoping to deliver the goods again on Saturday.


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