Chelsea have had a stuttering start to the season and won’t be looking forward to a visit to Old Trafford with United on unbeatable form

  • Chelsea’s tough start is reflected in the fact that their two highest ranked players in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index are defenders, with Jose Bowinga in 11th and John Terry in 15th
  • Terry has won 85% of the 20 tackles he has had to make this season, while Bosignwa has won all 7 he has attempted. Lampard has also been helping out on defensive duties, winning 62% of the tackles he has attempted
  • With such an imperious defensive performance Chelsea fans may look to their strikers for some relief, with Anelka and Torres both getting just 50% of their shots on target
  • Their visitors, on the other hand, have been putting on a goal scoring masterclass this season scoring an incredible 18 goals in their first 4 games toy go top of the Barclays Premier League
  • Wayne Rooney has scored 8 of those and is the top ranked player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index with 67% of shots on target, a goal every 48 minutes 15 seconds
  • Rooney has been ably supported by Ashley Young, the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index’s top ranked midfielder. The winger hit a top speed of 11.43 metres per second in last weekend’s defeat of Bolton, and Bosingwa will need to be on top form to cope with him

Stats from the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index