Tottenham face Sunderland this weekend having not won either of their last two league games against Burnley and Crystal Palace. Spurs will be looking to bounce back against a Sunderland side without a win in four.

Christian Eriksen has been one of Tottenham’s standout players this season, but he has proven that there is a lot more to his game than just creativity and guile. Under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino, Eriksen has covered the second most ground of any player in the Premier League, clocking 235.0km in total, which averages out at 11.2km per game, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

In form striker Harry Kane is likely to be one of the main threats to Sunderland this Saturday, having scored eight goals in seventeen games this season. The striker has recorded 57.6% of his shots on target, and has scored with 24.2% of his shots on goal, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Kane is 16/5 to score first with 888sport.

Danny Rose could well play supplier to Kane this weekend as the fullback has completed the most successful crosses in the Spurs squad. Rose has found his man on twelve occasions this season according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, which ranks him seventeenth in the division.

Sunderland have this week signed former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, and the forward is sure to receive a great reception at White Hart Lane. Should Defoe receive international clearance, he will be eligible to play against Spurs and Gustavo Poyet will certainly be hoping this is the case. Defoe is 33/10 to play and score with 888sport.

Lee Cattermole has been a regular in the centre of midfield for Sunderland and he has played a key part in breaking down opposition play. Cattermole has made a squad-best 44 interceptions, which ranks him fourteenth in the league, as well as winning 49 tackles successfully, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

Only Seb Larsson betters his tackling record in the Sunderland squad, racking up 50 successful tackles, albeit having played three more games than Cattermole. Larsson has also covered the most distance of any Sunderland player, and the twelfth most in the division, clocking up a total of 221.3km this season.

Wes Brown has featured in seventeen of Sunderland’s games so far and has blocked fifteen shots so far this season, nearly working out at one per game. His fifteen blocks rank him in fourteenth place in the division for number of blocks, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.



  1. Little advice: before writing, double check the facts. We have won one (against Chelsea) and lost one (Crystal Palace) of our last two PL games. We played with Burnley in FA Cup recently, drawing first and winning the replay.


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