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EA Sports Player Performance Index : Man City Vs Newcastle
Thursday, 19th Feb 2015 18:02

Man City will hope that they can find their first back-to-back wins in the league since the turn of the year with victory over Newcastle in Saturday’s late kick off. The hosts will need a victory to ensure that Chelsea do not further extend the seven point gap between the sides, to keep City in with a chance of defending their title.

City will need to work hard against a well-drilled Newcastle side to ensure that they can break them down, and Jesus Navas may be key to this. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that the diminutive Spain international winger has covered a squad best 197.7km so far this term, also hitting a top speed of 34.3km/h. His work rate and pace in conjunction with his squad best 18 completed crosses and six assists will make him a menacing threat down the right hand side.

James Milner has also been in fantastic form for the Blues, and the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can demonstrate just how good this form has been. Milner has scored twice this season from just eight attempts, converting 25% of his shots into goals. He has also racked up an impressive seven assists and is therefore just as likely to turn provider.

The man he will look to feed is Argentina international striker Sergio Aguero. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that his 16 goals this season have come at an impressive average of a goal every 88.3 minutes. He also has five assists to his name but it is his goal scoring record that will worry opponents. He is 5/9 to score anytime with 888sport.com.

Newcastle will come into this match-up with confidence, having remained unbeaten in their last three fixtures. They will hope for a victory that will help them climb back into the top half of the league, where they will look to cement a place in the coming weeks.

Key to this will be keeping out Aguero and Daryl Janmaat will be part of a defence charged with that duty, The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that he has covered 263.7km already this season, and he will need to be on his toes all game long to not lose sight of Aguero. He has racked up a squad best 56 interceptions and won 69 tackles this term; he will need to increase both of those tallies with another solid display this weekend to help keep City at bay.

In the middle of the park, Jack Colback continues to impress, as demonstrated by the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. The England midfielder has won 55 of his 77 tackles, winning 71.4% of his overall challenges, whilst also racking up 29 clearances, 49 interceptions and a squad best 492 passes completed in the opposition half. He will need to come out on top in the battle of the engine rooms if Newcastle are to get a foothold in the match.

Newcastle will hope that Papiss Demba Cisse can perform just like he has all season long, and the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index reveals why. The Senegal international forward has been in lethal form, racking up 10 goals, converting 66.7% of his 15 attempts on target. He has

average a goal every 74.4 minutes so far this season, and he is 39/10 to score anytime with 888sport.com.

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