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Rich 27th Feb 2014 - 18:00

Barclays Premier League Opta Facts – March 1-2

Everton v West Ham United

  • Everton have won seven and lost none of their last 11 Barclays Premier League meetings with West Ham.
  • Kevin Nolan has scored six goals in his last seven Barclays Premier League appearances.
  • There have been four red cards in the last four Premier League games between West Ham and Everton, three for the Hammers.
  • In the last 10 league meetings between these two sides, there has only been one clean sheet kept by either side, Everton winning 2-0 at Goodison Park last season.
  • West Ham have conceded the highest proportion of Premier League goals from set pieces this season (41%).
  • The Toffees have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 Premier League games, conceding exactly one goal in 10 of those games.
  • Roberto Martinez's side have failed to score in three of their last four Premier League matches, including the last two.
  • West Ham United have kept more clean sheets than any other team in the Premier League (13), including four shut outs in their last five matches in the competition.
  • Everton have conceded the joint-most penalties in the Premier League this season (six - along with Crystal Palace).
  • Everton have lost just one of their last 21 Premier League games at Goodison Park (W15 D5 L1).

Fulham v Chelsea

  • Darren Bent has scored in four of his last six Barclays Premier League games against Chelsea.
  • Chelsea have recovered more points from losing positions than any other team in the Barclays Premier League this season (14).
  • Fulham have failed to score in six of their last nine Premier League games against Chelsea and netted only one goal in each of the other three.
  • The Blues have won 14 and lost just one of the 25 Premier League meetings with their west London rivals, with their only defeat in this fixture coming at Craven Cottage in March 2006.
  • Only Wayne Rooney (10) has scored more Premier League goals against Fulham than Frank Lampard (8).
  • Fulham have allowed the opposition more shots on target against them than any other team in the Premier League (173).
  • Chelsea have allowed the opposition fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the Premier League (81).
  • Chelsea are looking for their 100th win in Premier League London derbies having won 99 and lost 42 of the 200 they have contested.
  • Branislav Ivanovic has scored Chelsea's last two Premier League goals away from home.
  • Jose Mourinho's side have kept eight clean sheets in their last 11 Premier League games and conceded just one goal in each of the other three.

Hull City v Newcastle United

  • Hull City have won five and lost just one of the last eight meetings in all competitions with Newcastle.
  • Newcastle United are looking for their 100th Barclays Premier League away win, having won 99 and lost 173 of the 378 they have played so far.
  • Hull City have seen more opposition players sent off than any other team in the Premier League (5).
  • Newcastle United have failed to score in seven of their last nine Premier League games.
  • Hull City have failed to score in five of their last eight Premier League games, but in the other three games during this run they have netted seven times.
  • Loic Remy has been caught offside more often than any other player this season (29).
  • The Tigers have won just one of their last six Premier League home games (W1 D2 L3), but this victory came in emphatic fashion as they defeated Fulham 6-0 on Dec 28th.
  • Only Luis Suarez (33) has fired in more shots in the Premier League in 2014 so far than Hull's Nikica Jelavic (29).
  • This is the third different fixture where Steve Bruce and Alan Pardew have faced each other, after Birmingham v West Ham and Newcastle v Sunderland. Pardew has three wins and Bruce just the one in five previous encounters.
  • Only Chelsea (469), Liverpool (464) and Man City (472) have fired in more shots (inc. blocked) than Newcastle (429) this season.

Stoke City v Arsenal

  • Peter Crouch has scored seven Barclays Premier League goals against the Gunners; only against Blackburn (8) has he been more prolific.
  • Arsenal have only scored in the first half of three of their last 13 Barclays Premier League matches.
  • Arsenal have won seven and lost just one of the last 10 Barclays Premier League games against Stoke City, but won none of the last three trips to the Britannia Stadium (W0 D2 L1).
  • Peter Crouch has scored four goals his last six Premier League appearances at the Britannia Stadium.
  • Only five teams in the Premier League have taken more points on home soil than Stoke have at the Britannia this season (21).
  • Only Tottenham (29) have earned more points away from home than Arsenal (26) this season.
  • Stoke have scored the joint-fewest headed goals this season (2) while only Liverpool (11) have netted more headers than Arsenal (10).
  • Olivier Giroud has scored the opening goal of a game more often than any other player in the Premier League this season (7).
  • Arsenal have hit the target with 55.3% of their shots, a divisional high shooting accuracy.
  • The Potters have committed more fouls than any other team in the Premier League (360) and picked up the most cards (58 yellows and three reds).

Southampton v Liverpool

  • Southampton have dropped more points from winning positions than any other team in the Barclays Premier League (15).
  • Liverpool have scored 11 headed goals from just 15 headers on target this season in the Barclays Premier League.
  • Daniel Sturridge has scored in eight consecutive Premier League appearances. Only Ruud van Nistelrooy (10) has scored in more consecutive appearances in the history of the competition.
  • Liverpool have conceded the highest proportion of goals from headers of any team in the top flight this season (26%).
  • Liverpool have scored the highest proportion of first half goals of any team in the Premier League this season (66%).
  • Southampton have won four of their five Premier League games against Liverpool at St Mary's (L1), including the last three in a row.
  • Liverpool will be looking for revenge against Southampton, as the Saints are the only team to defeat the Reds at Anfield this season in all competitions (0-1 in Sept 2013).
  • Liverpool have fired in more shots on target than any other team this season (186).
  • Only four teams have kept fewer clean sheets than Liverpool in the top flight this season (7), three of those teams are in the bottom four.
  • Saints are one of only two teams in the Premier League to keep a clean sheet against Liverpool this season (the other being Arsenal at the Emirates).

Aston Villa v Norwich City

  • Aston Villa have lost just one of the last 11 Barclays Premier League games against Norwich City (W5 D5 L1).
  • The Canaries have won just four of their 32 Barclays Premier League away games under Chris Hughton (W4 D9 L19).
  • Paul Lambert's side have failed to score in each of their last three Premier League matches.
  • No player has had more headed shots (20) or scored more headed goals (4) in the Premier League this season than Christian Benteke.
  • In Norwich's last 12 Premier League games they have failed to score six times and scored exactly one goal in each of the other six.
  • Leroy Fer has committed more fouls than any other player in the top division this season (49).
  • Only Crystal Palace (7.89%) have a lower shot conversion rate than Norwich City in the Premier League this season (7.91%).
  • Paul Lambert joined Aston Villa from a spell as manager of Norwich City. His win ratio with the Canaries was 32% compared to 26% with the Villans in the Premier League.
  • Aston Villa have conceded a joint-league high seven goals in the opening 15 minutes of games, but a joint-league low four times in the final 15 minutes.
  • Aston Villa have scored just one goal from a corner this season, fewer than any other team.

Swansea City v Crystal Palace

  • Swansea have scored the highest proportion of second half goals of any team in the Barclays Premier League this season (75%).
  • Crystal Palace have recovered just one point from losing positions in the Barclays Premier League this term, fewer than any other team.
  • Swansea City have won the last four games against Crystal Palace in all competitions.
  • The south Londoners have failed to score in each of their last five competitive matches against the Swans.
  • Crystal Palace have the worst shot conversion rate in the top flight this season scoring with just 7.9% of their shots.
  • Palace have conceded just nine goals in their last nine Premier League games and just one of those came in the first half of a match.
  • Wilfried Bony has scored five goals in his last eight Premier League appearances.
  • Crystal Palace have conceded the joint-most penalties in the Premier League this season (six, along with Everton).
  • Swansea have benefited from a league-high seven own goals this season, accounting for almost a fifth of their goals (19%).
  • 22% of Crystal Palace's goals have been scored in the opening 15 minutes of matches, a league high proportion.

Tottenham Hotspur v Cardiff City

  • Tottenham have conceded fewer headed goals than any other team in the Barclays Premier League this season (1).
  • Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored seven Barclays Premier League goals against Spurs, his joint-highest tally against any opponent in the competition.
  • 32% of the goals Cardiff City have scored have been from headers, the highest proportion of any team in the top flight this season.
  • Cardiff have failed to score in five of their last six meetings with Tottenham in all competitions.
  • Cardiff City have fired in fewer shots on target than any other team in the top flight this season (84).
  • The Bluebirds have failed to score in more games than any other team in the Premier League this season (15), including the last three in a row.
  • Former Spurs defender Steven Caulker has blocked more opposition shots than any other player in the Premier League this season (38).
  • Cardiff City have yet to win or concede a penalty in the Premier League this season - the only side yet to do so.
  • Emmanuel Adebayor has scored just once at White Hart Lane in the Premier League this season, with seven (88%) of his eight PL goals this term coming away from home.
  • David Marshall has made more saves than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League (106).
 
 
 

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