Stat Preview: Everton v Liverpool

Liverpool make the short trip across Stanley Park to face Everton in the Merseyside Derby on Saturday (12:45pm kick off).

EA Sports bring the pertinent stats ahead of the big game…

  • The Liverpool players covered a total of 112,645m (69.99miles) during their 2-1 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend
  • Lucas Leiva was the Liverpool player to cover the most ground (11,900m/7.39miles) during the game against Wolves, closely followed by Charlie Adam (11,637m/7.23miles) and Stewart Downing (10,636m/6.61miles)
  • The Everton players covered a total of 115,703m (71.89miles) during their 2-0 loss at Manchester City last weekend
  • Marouane Fellaini was the Everton player to cover the most ground (12,611m/7.84miles) against Manchester City, followed by Leon Osman (12,112m/7.53miles) and Jack Rodwell (11,099m/6.90miles)
  • Liverpool’s Charlie Adam is the player from either side to be currently ranked highest on the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Adam is currently in 23rd place while Everton’s highest ranked player is Phil Jagielka in 75th place
  • Adam has one goal in 507 minutes of Barclays Premier League action this season and has hit the target with 66.67% of his 12 total shots this season. Adam has also won 72.73% of all the tackles he has entered in to this season
  • Stewart Downing has had 7 shots on target (58% of all shots) without scoring this season
    Leiva Lucas has won 21 tackles this season, behind only Wigan’s Maynor Figueroa and Chelsea‘s Ashley Cole in the tackles won category of the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index
  • Jagielka also has one Barclays Premier League goal this season and has won every one of the eight tackles he has entered in to this season. Jagielka has also made five clearances and six interceptions for the Everton cause already this season
  • The two goalkeepers, Tim Howard and Jose Reina, facing up on Saturday have 462 Barclays Premier League appearances between them, conceding 238 goals (Howard) and 186 goals (Reina) respectively. Between them, they have only received one red card, Reina’s in the 2005/06 season
  • Everton‘s Sylvain Distin has now won 12 tackles without conceding a single foul this season, making him the cleanest tackler in the league (in comparison Lucas Leiva has conceded 9 fouls from 21 tackles won)
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