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Eden Jon 30th Jan 2014 - 10:34

Barclays Premier League Opta Facts | 1 - 3 February

Newcastle United v Sunderland

  • Newcastle have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last six Barclays Premier League games at St James Park and have lost the last two without scoring.
  • Fabio Borini has scored in each of his two Barclays Premier League appearances against Newcastle United (38 minutes of action in total).
  • Shola Ameobi has scored more goals against Sunderland (7) than he has managed against any other Premier League opponent.
  • There have been five red cards shown in the last seven Premier League meetings between Newcastle and Sunderland.
  • The Black Cats are unbeaten in the last four Premier League Tyne Wear derbies (W2 D2).
  • Sunderland are unbeaten in their last five Premier League away games (W2 D3).
  • Sunderland have not won three successive league games against Newcastle United since 1923.
  • Over the past six Premier League games, only five teams have picked up more points than Sunderland (11)
  • Newcastle have failed to score in four of their last five Premier League games.
  • Adam Johnson has scored or assisted each of Sunderland's last seven Premier League goals.
  • Newcastle have the third best all-time Premier League points per game rate in February (1.71), Sunderland have the worst (0.63).

West Ham United v Swansea City

  • In West Ham's last nine Barclays Premier League games at the Boleyn Ground, they have conceded exactly three goals (six times) or kept a clean sheet (three times).
  • Swansea have won none of their last five Barclays Premier League away games (L3 D2), scoring just two goals in that run.
  • Sam Allardyce's side have won just one of their last 10 Premier League home games (W1 D3 L6).
  • The away side has failed to score in the last four meetings in all competitions between Swansea and West Ham.
  • West Ham have won eight and lost none of the last 10 times they have hosted Swansea in all competitions.
  • West Ham have kept 10 clean sheets in the Premier League this season, only Arsenal have as many.
  • The Hammers have picked up only nine points at home this season, fewer than any other side in the Premier League.
  • Andy Carroll is yet to record a shot on target in the Premier League this season in three appearances.
  • Wilfried Bony has scored six goals in his last six competitive appearances for Swansea City.
  • Adrián has been forced to make six saves per game in the Premier League on average this season; more frequently than any other goalkeeper.

Cardiff City v Norwich City

  • Cardiff have won just one of their last six Barclays Premier League home games (W1 D2 L3).
  • Norwich have won just one of their last eight Barclays Premier League away games (W1 D2 L5).
  • 12 of Cardiff's 18 Premier League points this season have been secured at home.
  • Cardiff have lost four PL games in a row, only Hull are on as long a losing run currently.
  • Eight of Norwich's last nine Premier League games have seen fewer than three goals scored.
  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel is now without a goal in 15 games (all competitions) for Norwich City.
  • Two of Norwich's three Premier League games in February last season ended 0-0.
  • Steven Caulker has blocked more opposition shots than any other player in the Premier League this season (34).
  • Leroy Fer has conceded 41 fouls this season, only Chelsea's Ramires (44) has been penalised more often.
  • This game pitches together the two goalkeepers to have conceded the most goals this season (Marshall 39 & Ruddy 35).

Everton v Aston Villa

  • Everton have lost just one of their last 20 Barclays Premier League games at Goodison Park (W14 D5 L1).
  • In Aston Villa's last 10 Barclays Premier League away games they have either conceded exactly two goals (six times) or kept a clean sheet.
  • Villa have suffered just seven defeats in their last 25 Premier League away games (W9 D9 L7).
  • Aston Villa have lost none of the last seven Premier League visits to Goodison Park (W2 D5) but the last four in a row have been draws.
  • Indeed, nine of the last 14 Premier League meetings between the two sides have ended as draws.
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored seven Premier League goals against Everton, more than he has managed against any other opponent in the competition.
  • Leon Osman has scored six Premier League goals against Aston Villa, more than he has managed against any other opponent in the competition.
  • Grant Holt has scored in three of his four Premier League appearances against Everton.
  • Everton are looking for their 300th Premier League win, something Aston Villa achieved in midweek against West Brom.
  • Christian Benteke has scored in three consecutive Premier League appearances after going 11 Premier League games without one.

Fulham v Southampton

  • Fulham have won just three of their last 15 Barclays Premier League games at Craven Cottage (W3 D1 L11).
  • Southampton have won just one of their last eight Barclays Premier League away games (W1 D4 L3).
  • Fulham have conceded 14 goals from long-range this season in the Premier League, more than any other side.
  • The Whites have now gone eight league games without keeping a clean sheet, the longest run without a shutout in the top division.
  • Under Rene Meulensteen, Fulham have shipped 26 goals in 10 games, more than they conceded under Martin Jol this season in 13 games (24).
  • James Ward-Prowse has found a teammate with more crosses and corners (46) than any other player.
  • Southampton players have been caught offside (69) and they caught their opponents offside (91) more often than any other side.
  • Fulham have conceded only four goals in their last 10 Premier League home games in February.
  • Steve Sidwell has scored two of Fulham's three Premier League goals in 2014. His goal tally this season (5) is his highest in a single PL campaign.
  • Southampton's last two games have ended 2-2; only one team in Premier League history (Liverpool in September 2002) has drawn three successive matches 2-2.

Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur

  • Only one of the last six meetings between Hull and Spurs in all competitions has ended as a home win (three away wins, two draws).
  • Tottenham have won their last five Barclays Premier League away matches, their best run since 1960.
  • Jermain Defoe scored a hat-trick on Spurs' last visit to the KC Stadium.
  • Tottenham are in fifth place in the Premier League table but have a negative goal difference (-1) - the only side in the top nine places to do so.
  • George Boyd is the most used substitute in the division this season (15 times).
  • Tottenham's last Premier League clean sheet away from home came on November 3rd and they have failed to keep one in their six road trips since.
  • Spurs have scored at least once in every Premier League game under Tim Sherwood.
  • No team has hit fewer shots on target than Hull this season (71 - level with Cardiff).
  • Hull have received a red card in each of their last two Premier League games - this after going 19 PL games without one.
  • Since putting six past Fulham; Hull City have gone four league games without a goal.

Stoke City v Manchester United

  • Defeat against Liverpool last time out ended a run of seven home games without defeat in the Barclays Premier League for the Potters (W3 D4).
  • Robin van Persie has scored nine goals in eight Barclays Premier League matches against Stoke City.
  • Defeat to Chelsea ended a run of seven games on the road without defeat for Manchester United in the league (W5 D2).
  • Javier Hernandez has scored five goals in seven Premier League games against Stoke.
  • Manchester United have won 10 and lost none of the 11 Premier League meetings with the Potters.
  • Since August 2011, only David Silva (30) has more assists in the Premier League than Juan Mata (28).
  • Robin van Persie has scored a goal in five of his last six Premier League appearances (five goals in total).
  • Manchester United have earned 20 points away from home this season, only Arsenal (26) and Tottenham (25) have more.
  • Stoke are looking to avoid losing four Premier League games in a row for the first time since February 2012.
  • Wayne Rooney needs one goal to become only the second player in Premier League history (after Frank Lampard) to score 10+ goals in 10 successive seasons.

West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool

  • West Brom have won just three of their last 15 Barclays Premier League games at the Hawthorns (D6 L6)
  • Liverpool have only failed to score in one of their last 13 Barclays Premier League away games and have netted 33 in that run.
  • However, the Reds have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 trips on the road and conceded 20 times in those matches.
  • After losing the first nine Premier League meetings with Liverpool, West Brom have won four of the last six (two defeats).
  • Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge have played a combined 33 Premier League games this season and scored 36 goals.
  • Daniel Sturridge has found the net in 12 of his 15 Premier League appearances for Liverpool this season.
  • Liverpool have scored 37 first half goals this season, 10 more than West Brom have in total (27) in the Premier League in 2013-14 so far.
  • Liverpool have scored in each of their last 13 Premier League games, averaging 3.1 goals per game over this period (40 goals in total).
  • Luis Suarez has matched his league goal total from last season in just 18 appearances (compared to 33 in 2012/13).
  • Liverpool have made fewer substitutions than any other Premier League side this season (53).

Arsenal v Crystal Palace

  • Arsenal have won 14 and lost just one of their last 20 Barclays Premier League games at the Emirates.
  • Crystal Palace have scored just five goals away from home in the Barclays Premier League, fewer than any other team and never more than once in a single match.
  • The Gunners have kept six clean sheets in their last seven Premier League games on home soil.
  • Arsenal have won five and lost none of the last eight meetings with Palace in all competitions.
  • The Gunners average 1.84 points per game in Premier League London derbies and Palace 0.90 per match. These are the best and worst points returns respectively of any capital clubs.
  • Arsenal have drawn 99 Premier League games at home in Premier League history.
  • Crystal Palace head into this matchday in 14th place having scored only 15 goals; the fewest of any side in the Premier League this season so far.
  • Seven different Arsenal players have scored headed goals this season, more than at any other club.
  • Arsenal have won 12 and drawn two of their last 14 Premier League games in February.
  • No player has scored the first goal of a Premier League game on more occasions than Olivier Giroud this season (6).

Manchester City v Chelsea

  • Manchester City have won 19 and lost just one of their last 21 Barclays Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium, including winning the last 11 in a row.
  • Chelsea have kept three clean sheets in a row away from home in the Barclays Premier League.
  • Chelsea have lost their last four Premier League visits to the Etihad, but no team has won more games away at Man City in Premier League history than the west Londoners (10).
  • Sergio Aguero has scored 15 goals in his last 12 appearances at the Etihad Stadium.
  • Manchester City are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games played on a Monday (W5 D1), but their last PL defeat on a Monday came against Chelsea (1-2 in Dec 2011).
  • Five of Chelsea's last eight Premier League games on a Monday have ended in a draw, with three of these ending goalless.
  • Edin Dzeko will attempt to score in four successive Premier League appearances within the same season for the first time.
  • Chelsea had 39 shots against West Ham in midweek (incl. blocked shots); the most by any team who failed to score in the PL since 2003/04.
  • Man City have won their last eight Premier League games in a row, longer than any run secured in the title winning season of 2011-12 (most was seven).
  • Chelsea have won only two of their last eight Premier League games in February (L4 D2).
  • Alvaro Negredo has scored 16 goals in his last 13 competitive appearances at the Etihad Stadium.

 

 

 
 
 

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