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Stat Attack: West Ham Home

19 October 2015

It was a Saturday to forget for the ten man Eagles, who fell to a 3-1 defeat to West Ham United at Selhurst Park. Dwight Gayle's first half red card meant that Palace had to spend much of the encounter on the back foot.

Despite looking likely to hang on for a very hard-fought point, the home side's heroic defensive efforts were for nothing after Manuel Lanzini's 88th minute strike was added to by Dimitri Payet soon after.

Below we've taken a look at some of the best Palace statistics from the game, as well as some from the season as a whole.

  • No Premier League player has won more tackles than Palace's hard-working central midfielder Yohan Cabaye (33). The Frenchman has impressed Eagles fans in the nine games so far this season with his defensive efficiency, having been known for his ability on the ball, Cabaye is also proving to be a great player for winning it back.
  • Cabaye has also made more interceptions (34) than any other player in the English top flight this season, showing how effective he is in the centre of midfield.
  • Palace centre-back Scott Dann has made the second highest number of blocks in the Premier League this season (13), with only Swansea City skipper Ashley Williams and Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini ahead of him (both on 14).
  • Palace remain the league leaders for set-piece goals, having scored six already this term (joint with Leicester City). Three of those have come from the spot, with top scorer Cabaye continuing his 100% record from 12 yards on Saturday against the Hammers.

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