Aston Villa’s Surprise Main Provider – WBA vs Aston Villa Statistical Preview

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West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa 

 

[quote_center]The defender has attempted more crosses than any other Villa player this season, with 62 to his name – Guess who?[/quote_center]

 

WBA Stat Attack

West Brom could only manage a point against Hull last time out after Allan McGregor saved an early Graham Dorrans penalty.

Sebastian Pocognoli will likely be the man tasked with containing what can at times be a very difficult to handle Aston Villa front line. His stats suggest he is up to the task though given that he has won 80.6% of his 31 attempted challenges this season according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

Despite his penalty miss last weekend, Graham Dorrans has nonetheless been a key lynchpin in the West Brom midfield this season. He’s completed more passes in the opponent’s half than any other Baggies player this term with 310 to his name, as well as racking up three assists.

Defender Craig Dawson has been in typically physical form at the back this season, compiling some impressive statistics whilst marshaling the Baggies back four. No West Brom player has compiled more blocks than Dawson (14), who also ranks highest in the squad for clearances with 101 according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

 Aston Villa Stat Attack

A winner from Alan Hutton helped Aston Villa to all three points as they secured a 2-1 win over Leicester last weekend to move them within two points of the top half of the table.

Alan Hutton may have grabbed the winner last weekend but it is at the back where he has been most impressive this season. He’s won a remarkable 90.6% of his 32 attempted challenges so far this term, also compiling 50 clearances and conceding just eight fouls.

 

 

Forward Andreas Weimann continues to quietly impress this term, consistently getting himself in strong positions in front of goal. He’s had more attempts on goal than any other Villa player (15), working the keeper with 60% of them according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

Expect defender Aly Cissokho to be looking for his target men from the flanks this weekend. The French defender has attempted more crosses than any other Villa player this season, with 62 to his name according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

Data supplied by the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Select and manage your own team of stars at http://fantasy.premierleague.com or with FIFA Ultimate team.

 

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