The Scout reviews Gameweek 6
Luis Suarez tops the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index after an outstanding display for Liverpool. The Uruguayan scored 3 goals and provided an assist in the 5-2 win at Norwich City, while Peter Crouch’s double for Stoke City against Swansea City is enough to earn him second place. Nikica Jelavic makes up the top three after scoring twice and supplying an assist in Everton’s win over Southampton.
With the ten scheduled matches now complete, The Scout breaks down the bonus of the Gameweek gone by:
Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea
Juan Mata earned the maximum bonus points (BP) in Saturday lunchtime’s early kick-off at the Emirates Stadium. The Spaniard produced a goal and assist for the visitors, supplementing this with 2 shots on target, a successful tackles and 30 completed passes as Arsenal’s unbeaten start came to an end. Fernando Torres was awarded a couple of BP, with a goal, an assist and 3 successful tackles amongst his EA SPORTS PPI stats, while Gervinho’s third goal of the season was enough to help the Ivorian to a single BP.
Aston Villa 1-1 West Bromwich Albion
Shane Long and Jonas Olsson were both awarded the maximum bonus points (BP) in Sunday afternoon’s midlands derby. Long opened the scoring for the visitors and also produced a couple of shots on target, a successful tackle and a clearance, while Olsson’s resilience proved crucial at the back, with a successful tackle, 2 clearances and 3 blocks amongst his EA SPORTS PPI stats. Aston Villa’s Ciaran Clark earned a single BP. The centre-half supplied the assist for Darren Bent’s equaliser and also managed a shot on target, a clearance and 3 blocks – he has now picked up 6 BP in the last four Gameweeks.
Everton 3-1 Southampton
Nikica Jelavic collected the maximum bonus points (BP) as Everton moved to second in the table. The Croatian scored twice and provided an assist for the Toffees to earn his first BP of the season, while Seamus Coleman was awarded a couple of BP for his all-round performance at right-back. Deputising for the injured Tony Hibbert, the Irishman had an assist, 2 successful tackles, 6 interceptions, 3 successful dribbles and 4 crosses amongst his EA SPORTS PPI stats. A goal, 5 interceptions and a clearance helped Leon Osman to a single BP for the hosts.
Fulham 1-2 Manchester City
John Arne-Riise earned the maximum bonus points (BP) in Saturday’s clash at Craven Cottage. A resilient display from the left-back produced 2 successful tackles, a couple of clearances, 3 interceptions and 5 blocks, while Carlos Tevez picked up a couple of BP. The Argentine managed 2 shots on target, a couple of successful dribbles, a block and an interception over his 66 minutes on the pitch to take his tally to 43 points for the season so far. David Silva was awarded a single BP for the visitors. The playmaker had 5 shots on target, 5 successful tackles, an assist and 51 completed passes amongst his EA SPORTS PPI stats as the champions fought back from a goal down to clinch a crucial victory.
Manchester United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur
Gareth Bale picked up the maximum bonus points (BP) in Saturday evening’s thriller at Old Trafford. The Welshman was instrumental as the visitors racked up their third win in succession, with a goal, 2 assists, 2 shots on target and 3 successful tackles amongst his EA SPORTS PPI stats – he has now returned maximum BP in each of his last three matches. Jan Vertonghen received a couple of BP for his contribution at both ends. The summer signing from Ajax fired the visitors ahead and also produced 3 successful tackles, a couple of interceptions and 3 clearances, while a goal, 3 shots on target and 4 crosses helped Nani deliver a single BP for the beaten hosts.
Norwich City 2-5 Liverpool
Luis Suarez earned the maximum bonus points (BP) for a devastating display at Carrow Road. Notching a hat-trick away to Norwich for the second season in a row, the Uruguayan also produced an assist, 2 successful tackles, 4 interceptions, 7 successful dribbles and 4 crosses to help Liverpool register their first win of the season under Brendan Rodgers. Nuri Sahin picked up a couple of BP for a strong midfield showing. Making his second start of the campaign, he provided a goal and a pair of assists for the visitors, in addition to making a successful tackle and 4 interceptions. Steven Gerrard was awarded a single BP, with a goal, 2 shots on target, 4 interceptions and 42 completed passes amongst his EA SPORTS PPI stats.
Reading 2-2 Newcastle United
Demba Ba was awarded maximum bonus points as Newcastle extended their unbeaten run to four matches. The Magpies forward scored with both his efforts on target in addition to making a successful tackle and completing 18 passes – he has now returned 47 points for his Fantasy owners, more than any other player. The remaining BP went to a pair of Reading players making their first starts of the season. Noel Hunt earned a couple of BP after producing a goal, 2 shots on target and a successful tackle, while a goal, 3 successful tackles and a couple of interceptions helped Jimmy Kebe to a single BP.
Stoke City 2-0 Swansea City
Peter Crouch picked up maximum bonus points (BP) as Stoke clinched their first victory of the 2012/13 campaign. The 6.6 priced forward scored both the Potters’ goals and supplemented this with 2 clearances and a couple of interceptions – he has now earned 11 BP already this term, only 4 less than his total for last season. An assist, 2 clearances and a couple of interceptions helped Glenn Whelan to a couple of BP, while Charlie Adam and Jonathan Walters both received a single BP for the home side. Adam had a shot on target and a successful dribble amongst his EA SPORTS PPI stats and Walters produced an assist and a couple of shots on target.
Sunderland 1-0 Wigan Athletic
Steven Fletcher received the maximum bonus points (BP) in Sunderland’s narrow win at the Stadium of Light. Scoring with his only shot on target, the forward also made a successful tackle to pick up the maximum BP for the fourth match in a row – he has scored all 5 of his side’s goals this season. A shot on target, a successful dribble, 28 completed passes and a successful tackle helped Stephane Sessegnon to a couple of BP, while Adam Johnson earned a single BP in his second start for the Black Cats since moving from Manchester City in the summer. The winger had a shot on target, 4 interceptions and 3 crosses amongst his EA SPORTS PPI stats.
Queens Park Rangers 1-2 West Ham United
Ricardo Vaz Te collected the maximum bonus points (BP) in Monday night’s showdown at Loftus Road. The Hammers’ forward produced a goal, 3 shots on target and a successful tackle – he has now returned 6 BP for his owners so far. Matt Jarvis picked up a couple of BP with a goal, a successful tackle and an interception amongst his EA SPORTS PPI stats, while a resilient display at the back earned James Collins a single BP. The centre-half made 2 interceptions and a couple of blocks as West Ham won on the road for the first time this term.
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