Queens Park Rangers find themselves two points clear of the drop-zone ahead of their trip to Manchester City on Sunday. With five goals in seven games, Castrol EDGE Performance Data shows that Djibril Cissé will be crucial to the London club’s final battle for survival.
Cissé’s return to the Premier League has been overshadowed by two sending offs, but his goals have come at a rate of one every 95 minutes – by far the best of any QPR player. His clinical ability in front of goal is confirmed by the fact that his chance conversion rate (56%) is the sixth best in the league.
Premier League 11/12 – QPR Minutes Per Goals & Overall Conversion Rates
PL 2011/12 – QPR
YAYA RULES THE WAY FOR CHAMPIONS ELECT CITY
With one game to go, Manchester City are in poll position to win the 2011/12 Premier League. Castrol EDGE Performance data shows that Ivory Coast star Yaya Touré has been central to the team’s success, making more passes on average than any other player in the League this season.
Touré’s penchant for pushing forward has also seen him bag a decent haul of six goals along with five assists. Indeed, only one other central midfielder this season, Frank Lampard, has been involved in more goals.
Premier League 11/12 – Minutes Per Pass & Goal Involvements For Central Midfielders
Prem Lge 11/12 – Mins per Pass
Prem Lge 11/12
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MARK HUGHES ENJOYING HIS CITY BREAKS
QPR fans can travel to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday in the knowledge that their manager Mark Hughes has an impressive record against Manchester City.
Castrol EDGE Performance Data shows that Hughes has visited City five times as a manager in the Premier League and is yet to lose there. In four visits in charge of Blackburn Rovers, Hughes registered one win and three draws while last season he secured a 1-1 draw for Fulham.
With third-from-bottom Bolton just two points behind Rangers, a decent result for QPR at the Etihad could be the difference between another season in the top tier or a painful relegation to the Championship.
Premier League – Mark Hughes Visits To Man City As A Manager
Mark Hughes (As Manager) Away To Man City In Prem Lge