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Eden Jon 8th May 2014 - 9:43

Barclays Premier League Opta Facts – May 11

 

Cardiff City v Chelsea

  • Cardiff City have not beaten Chelsea at home in the league since February 1963, drawing one and losing four since.
  • Samuel Eto'o scored his first Premier League goal in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge.
  • Eto'o is yet to score away from home in any competition for the Blues, with all 12 of his goals for Chelsea coming at Stamford Bridge.
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won just three of his 17 Premier League games in charge of Cardiff City, one fewer than predecessor Malky Mackay won in his 18 games as manager (4).
  • Cardiff City have failed to score in more games than any other Premier League side this season (19), while Chelsea have kept the most clean sheets (18).
  • Chelsea have won 79 points in 37 games this season and regardless of the result in this match, it'll be Jose Mourinho's lowest points tally while in charge of a full season at the Blues.
  • Chelsea have conceded a league-low 10 goals in the first half of matches this season.
  • Cardiff City have scored fewer first half goals than any other Premier League side in 2013-14 (9).
  • Frank Lampard has scored against 38 different clubs in the Premier League; a record that he shares with Andrew Cole. He is yet to score against Cardiff City in the competition, however.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 15 Premier League games to be played on a Sunday, winning 13 and drawing two.

Fulham v Crystal Palace

  • Fulham have won five and lost just one of the last seven league matches against Crystal Palace.
  • Fulham and Crystal Palace have the worst records in Premier League London derbies this season, averaging 0.67 and 1 point per game respectively.
  • The Whites have used 38 different players in the Premier League this season; more than any team in any previous Premier League season.
  • Regardless of the result in this game, this will be Fulham's lowest points tally in a Premier League season (currently 31, previous lowest was 36 in 2007-08).
  • Crystal Palace have already won more games this season (13) than ever before in a single Premier League campaign.
  • The Eagles have not won a single game played on a Sunday in the last two seasons that they have played in the Premier League (L3 D1 in 2004-05 and L4 D1 this season).
  • Fulham have conceded 83 goals in the Premier League this season - the only team to have conceded more in a 38-game season are Derby County in 2007-08 (89).
  • Five different players have taken the six Premier League penalties awarded to Crystal Palace this season; more than any other side.
  • Just two of the goals that Crystal Palace have conceded this season have followed errors by an Eagles player - a league-low.
  • Mile Jedinak is the only player to have reached triple figures in terms of tackles (131) and interceptions (137) in the Premier League this season.

Hull City v Everton

  • Hull City have lost five of their last eight Barclays Premier League home games (W2 D1).
  • Nikica Jelavic scored 16 goals in 59 Barclays Premier League appearances for Everton before moving to Hull City in January.
  • Hull City have failed to score in their two previous Premier League matches on the final day of the season.
  • The Tigers have already achieved their highest points tally in a single Premier League season (37).
  • Everton's 69 point tally is their best in a single Premier League season, beating their previous highest of 65 in 2007-08. A win in this game will give them their best total since winning the title in 1986-87 (86).
  • 13 of Everton's goals this season have come from defenders; a league-high.
  • Everton have won five of their last six Premier League games played on a Sunday (L1).
  • If only the second half of Premier League games counted this season, Hull City would be bottom of the league by two points.
  • Only Cardiff (12) have won fewer points than Hull City (14) in the Premier League in 2014 (Norwich also have 14)
  • Hull City have never won a Premier League game in the month of May (P8 W0 D3 L5).

Liverpool v Newcastle United

  • In 39 Barclays Premier League meetings between Liverpool and Newcastle United, there has never been a goalless draw.
  • There have been 126 goals in Barclays Premier League games between Newcastle and Liverpool, the joint-most of any fixture in the history of the competition.
  • Liverpool have won just one of their last four Premier League games played on the final day of the season (W1 D1 L2) - this win coming against already relegated QPR last season (1-0).
  • Newcastle have failed to win on the final day of the Premier League campaign in each of their last six seasons in the top-flight (D2 L4).
  • Luis Suarez has 31 Premier League goals this season - he needs one more goal to set a standalone record for a 38-game PL campaign.
  • Liverpool need one more goal to reach the 100 mark this season in the Premier League - this has only happened twice before (Chelsea - 103 in 2009-10 and Man City - 100 this season).
  • The last time that more than one team scored 100+ goals in the same top-flight season was 1960-61 (three teams did so).
  • Newcastle have scored just four goals in seven games against the current top four sides in the Premier League this season.
  • Daniel Sturridge's goals have won Liverpool 18 points this season; no player in the Premier League has won as many points for their side in 2013-14.
  • Newcastle have not won any of their last 18 Premier League trips to Anfield (L15 D3).

Manchester City v West Ham United

  • Man City have lost just one of their last 13 Barclays Premier League meetings with West Ham (W9 D3).
  • The Hammers have won just two of their last 25 away league games against Manchester City, losing 20 and drawing three.
  • This is the first time that West Ham have played away from home on the final day of a Premier League season since 2006-07 - on that occasion they won 1-0 in Manchester against City's rivals United.
  • In only one previous Premier League season (21 in 2006-07) have West Ham United lost more games than they have so far in 2013-14 (19).
  • Four of Manchester City's six Premier League defeats this season have come on a Sunday.
  • Andy Carroll has scored five Premier League goals against Manchester City; more than he has against any other opponent in the competition.
  • Yaya Toure (20) is only the second central midfielder to score 20+ goals in a single Premier League season after Frank Lampard (22) for Chelsea in 2009-10.
  • City have won more points at home than any other Premier League team this season (49).
  • Manchester City have converted 20.4% of their shots in to goals this season - no other side has converted 20% of their shots into goals in any of the last 10 seasons.
  • West Ham have won just one point in their seven Premier League games against the current top four sides this season (D1 L6).

Norwich City v Arsenal

  • Norwich have won just one of their six Barclays Premier League home games against Arsenal, but that was last season. (W1 D3 L2).
  • In fact in all competitions, that defeat ended a run of 12 games unbeaten at Carrow Road for the Gunners (W5 D7 L0).
  • Mesut Ӧzil registered his first Premier League goal in the reverse fixture at the Emirates this season, scoring twice in that game.
  • The Gunners managed 11 shots on target against Norwich at the Emirates, their highest tally in a single Premier League game this season.
  • Arsenal have won six and drawn two of their last eight Premier League games on the final day of the season.
  • Norwich City have lost 20 games this season; more than they have in any previous Premier League campaign.
  • Regardless of the result in this match, this will Arsenal's highest points tally in the last six Premier League seasons (currently 76).
  • Arsenal have won five and lost one of their last six Premier League games to be played on a Sunday, keeping a clean sheet in each of those five victories.
  • Norwich City have scored the highest proportion of goals from outside the box in the Premier League this season (32%).
  • Norwich have scored just 28 goals this season in the Premier League - only three lower figures have been recorded in a full Premier League campaign (Derby 20 in 07-08, Sunderland 21 in 02-03 & Sunderland 26 in 05-06).

Southampton v Manchester United

  • Only Chelsea (nine), Arsenal, Liverpool (both eight) and Manchester City (six) have won more Barclays Premier League home games against Manchester United than Southampton (five).
  • Robin van Persie has scored five goals in five Barclays Premier League appearances against Southampton (four in three for Man Utd).
  • Southampton have already achieved their highest ever Premier League points tally (55).
  • Manchester United (63 points), on the other hand, will finish the season on their lowest ever points tally in a Premier League campaign regardless of the result in this game (previous lowest was 75 points in 2003-04 & 1996-97).
  • However, should Manchester United win this game they'll finish the season with more points away from home than any other side (currently 33 from 18 away games).
  • Southampton have lost each of their last four Premier League games played on a Sunday.
  • Manchester United have won just two and lost five of their 10 Premier League games on a Sunday this season (W2 D3 L5).
  • Manchester United are the only side in Premier League history to have won more than two points a game on average in the month of May (2.03).
  • Manchester United have conceded the highest proportion of goals from outside the box in the Premier League this season (21%).
  • Adam Lallana has created more goalscoring chances than any other English player in the Premier League this season (69).

Sunderland v Swansea City

  • Sunderland have only won one of their last 11 league games against Swansea City (D5 L5).
  • The Swans have not won back to back Barclays Premier League away games since September.
  • Sunderland have won just one of their previous 12 Premier League games on the final day of the season (W1 D2 L9).
  • Swansea have won 39 points so far this season and regardless of the result in this match, they can't match their previous PL-low of 46 points in 2012-13.
  • Sunderland have won their last three Premier League matches to be played on a Sunday - all of which have been at the Stadium of Light.
  • Swansea have not won any of their last 11 Premier League games played on a Sunday (L7 D4).
  • Only Man City (16) have won more Premier League points since the start of April than Sunderland (13, level with Palace).
  • Sunderland have not won five successive Premier League games since October 1999. This is the only time they have won five in a row in the PL.
  • The Black Cats have named the same starting XI in their last five Premier League games in a row - the only team to have done this in 2013-14.
  • After failing to score in his first 11 away appearances in the Premier League, Wilfried Bony has scored five in his last five away games for Swansea.

Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa

  • Against no Barclays Premier League side has Emmanuel Adebayor scored more Barclays Premier League goals than he has against Aston Villa (six).
  • The Villans are without a win in 10 league games against Spurs, drawing three, losing seven and scoring just five times.
  • Tottenham Hotspur have won on the final day of the season in each of the last three Premier League campaigns - all of which have been played at White Hart Lane.
  • Should Spurs win this match, they'll equal their highest number of wins in a single Premier League season (21 in 2009-10 and 2012-13).
  • Spurs are the only side to not score in the opening 15 minutes of a Premier League game this season.
  • Only one team in Premier League history (Crystal Palace in 1994-95) have gone through an entire season without scoring in the opening 15 minutes.
  • 21 of Spurs' 37 Premier League games this season have been played on a Sunday - no side have ever played 22 in a single season on a Sunday.
  • Aston Villa have currently won 497 points away from home in the Premier League. If they win this match, they'll be the fifth side in Premier League history to have won 500 away points.
  • Tottenham have seen more players net a Premier League goal for them than any other side this season (18).
  • In contrast, Villa have seen the smallest spread of players score a Premier League goal for them this season (10).

West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City

  • There have been just 13 goals scored in the nine Barclays Premier League meetings between these two sides.
  • Stoke have kept a clean sheet in seven of their previous nine Barclays Premier League games against West Brom.
  • Stoke City have never won on the final day of the Premier League season (D2 L3).
  • West Brom have drawn four and lost one of their last five Premier League games played on the final day of the season.
  • Stoke need a point to make this season their outright best in terms of points (currently 47, tied with 2009-10).
  • Stoke have averaged 401 passes per game this season under Mark Hughes - the highest average that they managed under Tony Pulis was 323 per game in 2012-13.
  • West Brom have not won any of their last 12 Premier League games played on a Sunday (L6 D6).
  • There have been 22 goals in the last four Premier League games played on a Sunday involving Stoke City (5.5 per game).
  • The Baggies have conceded a league-high 58% of goals in the first half of games this season.
  • Stoke City have scored just two headed goals all season in the Premier League, fewer than any other side.

 

 
 
 

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