Premier League Opta Facts - 15-16 January
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Premier League Opta Facts - January 15th-16th
Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers
Chelsea have won 11 of their last 14 Premier League meetings with Blackburn, losing just one.
After winning their first six Premier League home games without conceding a goal, the Blues have taken just five points from the last available 12 at the Bridge.
Rovers have lost four of their last five away league games, conceding 17 in the process.
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has netted five goals in his last four league games against Rovers at Stamford Bridge.
Nicolas Anelka has scored 11 goals in 15 Premier League appearances against Rovers.
Blackburn are the only team who have not recovered any points from a game where they have been losing this season.
Chelsea have only won one of their last nine Premier League matches.
Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
There have been five previous Premier League meetings between these two sides. Both sides have been victorious on two occasions with the other finishing as a draw.
City have kept five clean sheets in their last six league games at Eastlands.
Wolves have the worst away record in the Premier League this season, taking just four points from their 10 games on the road so far.
The Black Country side have lost eight of their last nine away games.
City have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League matches since losing to Wolves in October.
Wolves have only scored four goals in their last six Premier League outings.
If City shut Wolves out, they will equal their best ever run of successive clean sheets (4) in the Premier League era and the first time within a single Premier League season.
Stoke City v Bolton Wanderers
The Trotters have won two of their last three trips to Stoke; both by a scoreline of 2-1.
Bolton's Matt Taylor has scored three goals in his last three games against the Potters, with all three coming after the 85th minute.
Stoke have found the net at least once in all five of their Premier League clashes with the Trotters.
Bolton have lost their last four Premier League away games, all by a single goal margin.
Stoke City are the only team who have not scored any goals in the opening 15 minutes of a game this season.
Bolton have kept just one clean sheet in their last 21 Premier League matches.
The Trotters have only won two of their last eight Premier League matches.
West Bromwich Albion v Blackpool
The Baggies have won six of their last eight clashes with Blackpool in all competitions, with the Seasiders winning the other two. Neither side has kept a clean sheet in this run.
Blackpool have failed to win any of their last 10 trips to the Hawthorns, drawing three and losing seven. Their last victory at West Brom came in 1964.
The last four league meetings between the sides have all seen a penalty converted.
Charlie Adam has netted two goals in three league games against West Brom.
The Baggies have lost their last five Premier League games, the worst run of any side in the division this season.
Blackpool striker DJ Campbell has netted five goals in his last five league games.
West Brom have had six players sent off, more than any other team in the Premier League.
Only Man City and Arsenal (21 each) have picked up more points away from home than Blackpool (17).
Wigan Athletic v Fulham
Wigan have only won two of the 11 Premier League meetings between the sides, losing four and drawing five.
The last four meetings between the sides in Wigan have ended in draws.
Wigan have never scored more than one goal in a Premier League game against Fulham.
Fulham striker Clint Dempsey has netted five goals in seven appearances against Wigan, including a brace in this season's reverse fixture.
Wigan have won just one of their last six home games, drawing four and losing one.
Fulham's 2-0 victory at Stoke on December 28 is their only win in 28 Premier League games away from Craven Cottage.
Fulham have earned fewer cards, 23 yellow and no reds, than any other team in the Premier League this season.
West Ham United v Arsenal
The Gunners have won five and drawn two of their last seven league games against West Ham.
Four of the last seven at Upton Park, however, have ended in draws with Arsenal winning two and the Hammers victorious on just one occasion.
The Hammers have failed to score in six of their last seven clashes with the Gunners.
Carlton Cole is the only current West Ham player to have scored against Arsenal.
West Ham have won two and drawn one of their last four home games.
No Premier League team this season has taken more points away from home than the Gunners (21).
West Ham's Premier League games have seen no red cards (the fewest) while Arsenal's matches have seen 11 (the most).
Birmingham City v Aston Villa
Villa have won six and drawn one of their last seven meetings with their city rivals in the Premier League, although they were knocked out of this season's Carling Cup by the Blues.
The Blues have scored just three goals in their last seven league meetings with Villa.
Gabby Agbonlahor has scored three goals in five league games against Birmingham, and also netted in this season's Carling Cup tie between the sides.
The Blues have won just one of their last five home games; a shock 1-0 victory over champions Chelsea.
No Birmingham striker has found the net in any of the Blues' last eight league games.
Only Wolves (four) have picked up fewer away points this season than Villa (five.)
Aston Villa have dropped more points (14) from winning positions that any other team this season.
Villa have won just one of their last nine Premier League games and have gone 11 matches without a clean sheet.
Sunderland v Newcastle United
Sunderland have won just one of their last 12 meetings with Newcastle in the Premier League, drawing four and losing seven.
Newcastle have successfully converted a penalty in three of their last four meetings with the Black Cats.
Sunderland have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 21 meetings with the Magpies.
Shola Ameobi has netted six times in nine games against the Magpies including four in his last three.
Sunderland have won five of their last seven league games at the Stadium of Light, drawing one and losing one.
Sunderland have earned 13 Premier League red cards in Steve Bruce's 60--game reign as manager.
Liverpool v Everton
Everton have lost eight of the last 12 Merseyside derbies against Liverpool in the Premier League, drawing two and winning two.
The Toffees' have won just two of their 18 clashes with Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League, and have not won any of the last 10.
There have been five red cards shown in the last seven Premier League meetings between the sides including two in this fixture last season.
Fernando Torres has scored three goals in four league appearances against the Toffees.
There have been 19 red cards in this fixture, more than any other match up in Premier League history.
Everton have won just two of their last 12 Premier League away matches.
Liverpool have only failed to score in one of their last 10 Premier league games at Anfield.
Fernando Torres has scored 45 goals in 50 Premier League appearances at Anfield.
Liverpool have lost four of their last five league games and have 21 points fewer than they did at this stage two seasons ago.
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United
Tottenham have recouped more points from losing positions (16) than any other team in the Premier League.
84% of the goals United have conceded have come in the second half, a higher proportion than any other team in the top flight.
Javier Hernández has scored six goals in the last eight Premier League appearances where he has played 20 minutes or more.
Man Utd are unbeaten in their last 25 Premier League matches, the sixth best run in the league's history.
Sir Alex Ferguson's side are unbeaten in their last 14 Premier League matches away from home but have only won two of the last nine.
Spurs have won none and lost 15 of their last 19 Premier League games against Man Utd.