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Simon Gott 4th Dec 2014 - 12:24

Barclays Premier League Opta Facts December 6-8


Newcastle United v Chelsea

  • After five home games without a win against Chelsea, the Magpies have won the last two Barclays Premier League matches against the Blues at St James Park.
  • Eden Hazard has scored four goals in three Premier League appearances against Newcastle United - more than against any other side.
  • In the last four games where Newcastle have actually found the net against Chelsea, at least one of their goals has been scored in or after the 89th minute.
  • Newcastle's 2-0 win over Chelsea at St James' Park in November 2013 is Alan Pardew's only Premier League victory over Jose Mourinho (L5).
  • Jose Mourinho's Chelsea have never won at St James' Park in four visits (D2 L2).
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 23 games (in all competitions), they have never before gone 24 competitive games in a row without defeat.
  • The suspended Nemanja Matic was booked in only one of his opening eight Premier League appearances this season, but has been yellow carded in four of his last six.
  • If Chelsea avoid defeat in this game they will only be the fourth team to go unbeaten in their opening 15+ games in a Premier League season (after Arsenal twice, Man Utd and Man City).
  • The Magpies are the only team yet to score in the opening 30 minutes of their league matches this season. Their earliest goal this season has come in the 37th minute.
  • Jose Mourinho could reach the 400-point landmark as a Premier League manager in this game (currently 398).


Hull City v West Bromwich Albion

  • Hull City have won two and lost none of the four Premier League meetings with the Baggies (D2).
  • West Brom have scored just five goals in their last 11 Premier League games on the road and never more than once in this run.
  • Robert Snodgrass has scored in two of his three Barclays Premier League appearances against West Brom.
  • Hull City have scored only two goals in their last six Premier League games.
  • Michael Dawson has been booked in each of his last two Premier League appearances - his previous two yellow card came over a 23-game period.
  • Saido Berahino has now gone 436 minutes without a goal in the Premier League.
  • WBA have lost their last four Premier League games. The last time this happened they sacked their manager (Steve Clarke in Dec 2013).
  • The Baggies have not lost five Premier League games in a row since January 2011.
  • Hull City have won only six Premier League games in 2014 so far, fewer than any ever-present team (D8 L19).
  • The Tigers have hit the woodwork only once this season, fewer than any other Premier League side.


Liverpool v Sunderland

  • Liverpool have won five and lost just one of the last nine Barclays Premier League meetings with Sunderland.
  • Seven of the last 11 goals Liverpool have scored against the Black Cats were netted by Luis Suarez (and two by Daniel Sturridge).
  • Sunderland have won none of their last 15 league trips to Anfield (W0 D7 L8).
  • Last season, Brendan Rodgers' side scored 20 Premier League goals during December with 10 of them scored by Luis Suarez.
  • No English player has scored more Premier League goals in 2014 than Steven Gerrard (13; level with Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge).
  • The Liverpool captain has scored one and assisted three more in his last three league games against Sunderland.
  • Liverpool are looking to win three league games in a row for the first time since their unlikely spell of 11 successive wins earlier in the year.
  • Lee Cattermole has been booked in five of his last six Premier League appearances.
  • Each of Liverpool's last five Premier League goals have been scored by five different Englishmen.
  • Liverpool's players have made 20 errors leading directly to a goal or attempt this season, more than any other side.


Queens Park Rangers v Burnley

  • QPR have lost just one of their last six home league games (W3 D2).
  • Burnley are unbeaten in their last nine matches against QPR in all competitions (W5 D4).
  • Danny Ings scored three goals across the two league games against QPR last season.
  • QPR would be eighth if only home games counted in the Premier League this season.
  • Four games without a defeat is Burnley's longest ever unbeaten run in the Premier League.
  • The last time the Clarets went four unbeaten in the top-flight was October 1975.
  • Charlie Austin has scored four goals in QPR's last three Premier League home games.
  • Lukas Jutkiewicz has attempted more shots (excl. blocked) without scoring than any other player in the Premier League this season (26).
  • Against Leicester last weekend, QPR attempted 33 shots on goal, the most in a single PL game this season. They followed it up by having just five against Swansea City on Tuesday.
  • Burnley have never won a Premier League match in December (D4 L3).


Stoke City v Arsenal

  • Stoke have only lost one of their last eight home games against Arsenal in all competitions (W4 D3 L1).
  • Arsenal's only previous Premier League away victory at the Britannia came back in February 2010 (3-1). They've lost two and drawn two since.
  • Peter Crouch has scored seven goals against Arsenal, only against Blackburn (8) has he netted more in the Premier League.
  • The Potters have lost their last three Premier League matches in December having previously gone unbeaten in 12 during the last month of the year (W4 D8).
  • Alexis Sanchez has now scored three match-winning goals in the Premier League this season; only Diego Costa (4) has more.
  • Sanchez has scored 14 times in all competitions for Arsenal; only Sergio Aguero (19) has more in all comps.
  • Stoke have lost their last three Premier League games. They have not lost four in a row since February 2012.
  • Arsenal's last five clean sheets have coincided with their last five Premier League wins.
  • Arsenal have scored seven goals in the final five minutes of Premier League games in 2014-15; more than any other side.
  • Mark Hughes is unbeaten in his last six Premier League home games as a manager versus Arsenal (W4 D2).


Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace

  • Tottenham have won their last two league clashes against Crystal Palace without reply; they've not won three in a row since November 1989.
  • Bit-part Palace player Kevin Doyle has scored four goals against Tottenham, his joint-highest tally against any Barclays Premier League opponent (along with Fulham).
  • Mauricio Pochettino has lost twice as many Premier League games at White Hart Lane (4) as Tim Sherwood did (2), despite taking charge of four games fewer there (7) than his predecessor (11).
  • Christian Eriksen has created more goalscoring chances without actually providing an assist than any other Premier League player this term (28).
  • Tottenham have conceded a season-high five penalties in the Premier League this season.
  • Spurs are kings of the short corner, having taken 24 - more than any other team this season.
  • Crystal Palace have not claimed a single point from any of their three London derbies so far this season (level on zero with QPR).
  • Mile Jedinak has scored three of Crystal Palace's last six Premier League goals.
  • Palace have won only one of their last eight Premier League games (L5 D2).
  • Crystal Palace have won 99 points from their previous 106 Premier League games away from home (W23 D30 L53).


Manchester City v Everton

  • Manchester City have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 Premier League encounters with Everton.
  • Only against West Ham United (21) have Everton secured more Premier League wins than versus Man City (17).
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored in both of his Premier League appearances for Everton against City.
  • Five of Lukaku's six Premier League goals this season have come before the 35th minute.
  • Sergio Aguero scored in both of the league clashes between these two sides last season, having failed to score his previous three games against Everton.
  • Aguero has scored seven times in his last eight home league appearances for Man City.
  • Sergio Aguero (14) has now scored more goals than Sunderland (13), Burnley (10) and Aston Villa (8) in the Premier League this season.
  • Only one defender - Graeme Le Saux (44) - has more Premier League assists than Leighton Baines (43).
  • Roberto Martinez has faced Manchester City 10 times in the Premier League as a manger, and never been on the winning side (D1 L9).
  • The Citizens are the side Martinez has faced the most in the PL history without winning (10), but he won the 2013 FA Cup final with Wigan Athletic versus City, however.
  • Frank Lampard has scored three goals in his last three Premier League starts against Everton.


West Ham United v Swansea City

  • West Ham have won nine and lost none of their last 11 home games against Swansea in all competitions.
  • Swansea have failed to score in their last three Barclays Premier League games against the Hammers.
  • None of West Ham's last five league goals have been scored by their strikers. Of the previous nine, seven were netted by their front men.
  • 15 of Swansea's 19 league goals this season have been either scored or assisted by one of Wilfried Bony or Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • Sigurdsson has eight assists in the Premier League this season; only Cesc Fabregas (10) has more.
  • Only Chelsea (12) have had more goalscorers in the Premier League this season than West Ham United (11).
  • Seven players have appeared in every Premier League game for Swansea City this season - only Chelsea have had as many ever-present players (7).
  • Andy Carroll hasn't scored or assisted a single goal in any of his last 10 Premier League appearances for West Ham (756 mins).
  • Of all regular first choice goalkeepers, Lukasz Fabianski has the best saves to shots ratio in the Premier League this season (76%).
  • Before this season Kevin Nolan had started all 68 Premier League he had played for West Ham. This season, he has started just three of the 10 league games he has played in.


Aston Villa v Leicester City

  • The last three meetings between Aston Villa and Leicester City in all competitions have ended as away wins.
  • Aston Villa have suffered a defeat in just one of their last seven league games against the Foxes (W3 D3 L1).
  • Leicester City have scored in each of their last nine league trips to Villa Park to play Aston Villa, but they have also conceded in eight of these game
  • The last three Premier League games between Villa and Leicester have seen 13 goals scored (4.3 per game on average).
  • Christian Benteke's goal against Crystal Palace was his first in the Premier League since March (versus Stoke).
  • Since joining Villa, Benteke has scored 30 times in the Premier League - 14 more than any of his team-mates.
  • The Villains are the only side yet to pick up a point after falling behind in the league this season.
  • Just four players have scored a Premier League goal for Aston Villa this season (J.Cole, Agbonlahor, Weimann and Benteke); a lower spread than any other side.
  • Aston Villa are the only side yet to see a single substitute score or assist a Premier League goal for them this season.
  • Overall in their 90 Premier League games under Paul Lambert, just three goals have been scored by an Aston Villa substitute.


Southampton v Manchester United

  • Southampton have scored the first goal in four of their last five PL meetings with Man Utd but lost three and won none of those four matches.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored five goals in five Premier League starts against Southampton.
  • Manchester United have won nine and lost just one of the last 12 Premier League games against Saints.
  • Robin van Persie has scored five goals in six Barclays Premier League games against Southampton.
  • This will be the first Premier League game to be contested by two Dutch managers.
  • Just six of Manchester United's 25 points so far this season have been claimed away from Old Trafford (W1 D3 L2).
  • Of all teams to have played more than twice in December. Manchester United are the only team in Premier League history to average more than two points per game in the month (2.19).
  • Southampton have started the fewest spread of players this season in the Premier League (15), while Man Utd have handed starts to more than any other team (26).
  • Manchester United have used a league-high 31 players this season and David de Gea is the only Red Devil to play in all 14 games.
  • Nathaniel Clyne has made more tackles than any other Premier League player this season (63).


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