Norwich City vs Liverpool Preview


Norwich City vs Liverpool
Premier League; Saturday 28th April 2012; 5:30pm

Carrow Road

Both teams lost last weekend and will be looking to put their current poor form behind them and finish the season on a high.

Liverpool have only won one game in their last six and have picked up only four of the possible 18 points.

Norwich have only fared marginally better picking up seven points in their previous six fixtures.

According to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index the two players to watch are Enrique for Liverpool ranked 35th and Russell Martin for Norwich ranked 46th.

So it would seem its going to be a battle of the defences when these two sides, this is how the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index sees it:

Jose Enrique has won 66% of all tackles he attempted this season, Martin however has won 75%.

Martin has been successful down in the opposition end as well, he’s picked up two goals this season and Enrique hasn’t scored at all for Liverpool this season.

Martin has only been shown a yellow card once in his 30 appearances this season. Enrique, who has made 33 appearances for Liverpool this season, has been awarded two yellows. Neither Enrique nor Martin has seen a red card this season.

The index also tells us that Enrique has completed 134 defensive duties (Inc. tackles won, clearances, interceptions and blocks). Martin has made 263.

Jordan Henderson and Enrique have both covered 168.7 miles this season in the Premier League, which puts them joint top for distance covered in the Liverpool squad.

Russell Martin leads the individual distance covered table for Norwich this season. He’s covered 168.2 miles at an average of 5.6 miles per game in his previous 30 appearances.

John Ruddy remains second in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for saves made this season. John has completed 196 saves this season and currently averages 5.6 saves per game, in his previous 34 games.

Article courtesy of EA Sports Player Performance Index.

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  • saraceninc

    I wonder what the excuses will be this time ???

    • Deggsy

      Really optimistic there aren’t you soft lad,you must be a great laugh at parties,not.

      • papred06

        Deggsy, what on earth are you doing here??  The word ‘soft lad’ gave you away!!

    • papred06

      @saraceninc, try and be optimistic for once will you??

  • Redblooded Male

    EA Sports player performance index stats mean naff-all. These allied to the moneyball Philosophy are the reason we’ve ended up with sub-standard personnel, & in turn sub-standard performances. For instance Berbatov is probably the least mobile CF in the Prem (Heskey/Yakubu), but you’d have him over Carroll.
    P.S imagine we finished 4th, & Chelsea won CL, doing to us what we did to Everton 2005! Hope toon qualify. COYR

  • Intelligent man

    Do you reckon KD should “blood the youngsters” for this clash? That seems to be the opinion of many fans any way. It seems these “youngsters” that can’t beat Newcastles reserves will suddenly show up at places like norwich against Premier league oppostion and WIN!

  • timmy

    Whatever …..Liverpool will not win 3 of their last four matches……………and kenny will be sacked………..IJN