Stat attack - the bare facts ahead of Crystal Palace's trip to West Bromwich Albion
Despite Ian Holloway’s departure and a 0-2 defeat, Crystal Palace turned in a solid display against Arsenal, and could feel unlucky to come away with nothing.
Captain Mile Jedinak has impressed many this season with his physical style of play, and his impressive performance against Arsenal nearly got him on the scoresheet with a sweetly struck effort.
The midfielder is ranked fifth in the Premier League for total defensive contributions (including tackles won, blocks, clearances, interceptions) with 118, which shows how impressive he has been for the Eagles.
However, Palace fans will be looking for a more disciplined performance from Adiene Guedioura should he feature this weekend.
The Algerian international conceded the joint second highest number of fouls in the league last weekend with four, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, including the crucial mistimed tackle on Serge Gnabry which led to Mikel Arteta’s penalty.
Centre back Damien Delaney signed a contract extension this week - reward for his good form and a performance against Arsenal that saw him top the list for defensive interceptions with nine.
As for West Brom, a scintillating attacking display from Liverpool put them on the wrong end of a 4-1 defeat at Anfield last weekend, where a solitary James Morrison penalty provided scant consolation for Steve Clarke’s men.
Youssuf Mulumbu is attracting the attention of other Premier League teams ahead of the January transfer window.
It is not surprising, given his solid form of late - the DR Congo international has completed more passes in the opponent’s half than any other West Brom player, with 231 to his name so far this season.