Burnley vs Aston Villa – Saturday 3pm
With Aston Villa featuring in 20th position in most attacking stats there’s still some salvation for Villa players in the effort department when it comes to midfield and defence stats. It’s small change, but in the latest ‘must win’ game against Burnley a bit of effort will be a good starting point. UTV
[quote_center]He’s won a remarkable 95.2% of his 21 attempted challenges this season, conceding just six fouls. This makes him the most effective tackler in the Barclays Premier League this term – Guess Who?[/quote_center]
Burnley Stat Attack
Burnley won for the second time this season as Danny Ings struck twice in quick succession early in the first half to give Sean Dyche’s side all three points again Stoke in a 1-2 win at The Brittannia.
Striker Danny Ings has been at the centre of Burnely’s recent results, the frontman discovering the kind of form that could help propel his side further up the table. He’s scored three goals from his 19 attempts on goal and if he can get into good positions this weekend you wouldn’t bet against him adding to that total.
George Boyd is known for his workrate and stamina but he took this reputation to new levels against Stoke last weekend. During this game he covered a remarkable 13.3km according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, the highest total from an individual in a single game in the Barclays Premier League this season.
When teams are adapting to the attacking talents of some of the best in the Barclays Premier League, a willingness to physically defend is often a must. No one has epitomised this more for Burnley this season that Michael Duff, who’s completed a squad-best 15 blocks, a figure which also places him 3rd in the Barclays Premier League in this category.
Aston Villa Stat Attack
An error from opposition ‘keeper Fraser Forster gifted Aston Villa the lead against Southampton as Gabriel Agbonlahor pounced, however they were unable to hold onto their lead eventually leaving with a point in a 1-1 draw.
Tom Cleverley clearly has a point to prove this season, with the midfielder, who is normally known more for his passing skills, hunting down defensive work as often as he can. He has attempted more challenges than any other Villa player this season with 40, winning 67.5% of them according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.
Fabian Delph is known to be something of an all-round midfielder but he has particularly impressed when going forward for Villa this season. His 18 dribbles is the highest total in the Villa squad and marks him out as someone in Paul Lambert’s side who is certainly not afraid to take the game to the opposition, making him a big loss due to his injury.
Defender Alan Hutton has appeared rejuvenated this season and that new confidence has bred similar results on the pitch. He’s won a remarkable 95.2% of his 21 attempted challenges this season, conceding just six fouls. This makes him the most effective tackler in the Barclays Premier League this term.
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