·      Newcastle produced a superb attacking display to beat West Brom 3-1 in their last league game
·      Two goals from Papiss Cisse and one from the superb Hatem Ben Arfa kept the Magpies within reach of European football next season
·      Cisse now has five goals in six appearances since joining the Magpies, and has needed just seventeen shots at goal to score them, meaning 29% of his efforts have found the back of the net
·      Ben Arfa has four goals and five assists in eighteen appearances this season
·      As well as impressing in attack, young defender James Perch put in a dominant defensive performance making eight clearances in the game, putting him in the top ten for clearances made in an individual game this season
·      Newcastle’s form this season has been underpinned by an impressive work rate, which places the Magpies fourth overall in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for distance covered with 1,938 miles
·      Jonas Gutierrez ranks third in the individual rankings with 174.91 miles covered this season.
·      Liverpool’s poor run of league form continued with a 2-1 defeat to Wigan in their last league game
·      A goal from Luis Suarez and a first credited assist of the season for Steven Gerrard were not enough to beat a battling Wigan side
·      Suarez has seven goals now this season, but has needed 81 shots to get there, meaning just 9% of shots have hit the back of the net, compared to league top scorer Robin van Persie who has hit 26 goals, converting 21% of shots to goals
·      Kenny Dalglish has blamed tiredness for Liverpool’s poor recent form, Liverpool have covered 1899 miles so far this season as a team, the tenth highest total in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index
·      Charlie Adam has covered the most ground for Liverpool this season with 164.4 miles, ranking him 14th overall in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index
·      Jose Enrique has completed 41 dribbles this season, more than any other defender in the league. He has also delivered 74 crosses, the third highest for a defender after Ryan Taylor today’s opponent and Leighton Baines

·      Ryan Taylor has also had more shots at goal than any other defender in the league with 40, and the second highest number of crosses with 76

Stats courtesy of EA SPORTS Player Performance Index