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Callum Jones 29th Mar 2016 - 13:50

Premier League Opta Facts 02-03 Apr


Aston Villa v Chelsea

Saturday 02 April 2016 (12:45)
Villa Park, Birmingham

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Aston Villa wins Draws Chelsea wins Aston Villa goals Chelsea goals
Overall: 47 12 12 23 46 75
At home: 23 7 7 9 22 27
Average Goals scored per Game 2.57

o Chelsea have won seven of the last eight Barclays Premier League meetings with Aston Villa (L1).
o Aston Villa have won just two of their last 16 Premier League matches at Villa Park, scoring just 11 goals in that run.
o Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six Premier League away games (W4 D2), conceding just two goals in the process.
o Branislav Ivanovic has scored five Premier League goals against Aston Villa, more than versus any other opponent.
o There have been four red cards in the last three meetings between these two sides at Villa Park.
o The opening goal has come in the opening 15 minutes in six of the last eight Premier League matches between the Blues and the Villans.
o Only two teams (Derby 2007-08 & Sunderland 2005-06, both 10) have had fewer points after 31 games of a Premier League campaign than Aston Villa have so far (16).
o Cesc Fabregas has never been on the losing side when he has scored in a Premier League match (38 games).
o Aston Villa have made more errors leading to goals in the Premier League this season than any other side (12).
o Villa have the worst chance conversion rate in the top flight scoring with just 9.5% of their attempts.
o Chelsea have won 199 games away from home in the Premier League. Only Manchester United (245) and Arsenal (208) have recorded more away wins in Premier League history.
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Aston Villa Chelsea
Last five games LLLLL DDWWW

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Rémi Garde 20 2 6 12 12 38 -26 12 0.60
Guus Hiddink 26 16 9 1 48 23 25 57 2.19

Arsenal v Watford

Saturday 02 April 2016 (15:00)
Emirates Stadium, London

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Arsenal wins Draws Watford wins Arsenal goals Watford goals
Overall: 5 5 0 0 12 3
At home: 2 2 0 0 4 0
Average Goals scored per Game 3.00

o Arsenal had won the previous six meetings with Watford before a 1-2 defeat last month in the FA Cup quarter final.
o The Hornets scored with their only two shots on target in that 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium.
o Watford and Arsenal have met 17 times in the league with both sides winning eight times, with one draw.
o Watford have won just one of their last six Barclays Premier League away games (W1 D1 L4) and failed to score in four of the last five.
o Arsenal have scored just six goals in their last eight home games in all competitions, averaging 25 shots for each goal scored. They have averaged nine shots faced for each goal conceded.
o Arsenal have led at half time in none of their last 10 matches in all competitions at Emirates Stadium.
o 23 of Watford's 30 Premier League goals this season have either been scored by Odion Ighalo or Troy Deeney (77%).
o Watford have recovered just two points from losing positions in the Premier League this season, the fewest in the division.
o Watford have not won twice against Arsenal in the same season (all comps) since 1987-88, but they have never won away against the Gunners twice in a season (all comps).
o Only Crystal Palace (2) have collected fewer points from Premier League games in 2016 than Watford (8).
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Arsenal Watford
Last five games WDLLW LLLDW

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Arsène Wenger 744 430 183 131 1393 706 687 1473 1.98
Quique Sánchez Flores 30 10 7 13 30 32 -2 37 1.23

Bournemouth v Manchester City

Saturday 02 April 2016 (15:00)
Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Bournemouth wins Draws Manchester City wins Bournemouth goals Manchester City goals
Overall: 1 0 0 1 1 5
At home: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Average Goals scored per Game 6.00

o Bournemouth and Manchester City have played seven times in the league with the Citizens winning five and losing none.
o Bournemouth have failed to score in all three previous competitive games in which they've hosted Manchester City.
o Manuel Pellegrini's side have scored just six goals in their last 10 Premier League away games.
o Glenn Murray has scored in both of his last two Premier League games against Man City.
o The Cherries' goal came from their only shot on target when they lost 1-5 to City back in October.
o Bournemouth have netted more goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches than any other team (8).
o City have scored 11 goals from outside the penalty area this season, more long range goals than any other Premier League side.
o Manuel Pellegrini's side have failed to score in three of their last four Premier League matches. The last time they failed to score in three Premier League games in a row was March 2008.
o Benik Afobe has scored four goals from just five shots on target in the Premier League.
o Only Leicester (37) and Spurs (36) have earned more points than Bournemouth (28) since December 1st.
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Bournemouth Manchester City
Last five games LWWWD LDWLL

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Eddie Howe 31 10 8 13 38 50 -12 38 1.23
Manuel Pellegrini 106 66 18 22 237 107 130 216 2.04

Norwich City v Newcastle United

Saturday 02 April 2016 (15:00)
Carrow Road, Norwich

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Norwich City wins Draws Newcastle United wins Norwich City goals Newcastle United goals
Overall: 13 3 3 7 14 24
At home: 6 3 2 1 9 6
Average Goals scored per Game 2.92

o Newcastle United have won four and lost none of the last six Barclays Premier League matches against Norwich City.
o Newcastle scored six goals from six shots on target when they hammered Norwich City 6-2 at St James Park back in October.
o Norwich haven't lost at home to Newcastle in the Premier League since January 1994, winning three and drawing two since then.
o Newcastle United have lost each of their last seven away games in the Premier League, scoring just twice - their longest run without a win on the road in the league since a nine-game run between May-October 1977.
o The Canaries have won none of their last five Premier League games at Carrow Road (D2 L3).
o Rafael Benitez has won all three of his previous meetings with Norwich City in the Premier League.
o Norwich haven't won back-to-back games in the Premier League since January.
o The Magpies have won just seven away points this season, with only Aston Villa collecting fewer than them (6).
o Only in one previous top-flight campaign have Newcastle had fewer points from 30 games than this season (24 in 1977/78, assuming three points for a win). Newcastle were relegated that season.
o The Canaries haven't kept three clean sheets in a row in the Premier League since November 2012.
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Norwich City Newcastle United
Last five games WDLLL DLLLL

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Alex Neil 31 7 7 17 32 54 -22 28 0.90
Rafael Benítez 256 141 62 53 423 211 212 485 1.89

Stoke City v Swansea City

Saturday 02 April 2016 (15:00)
Britannia Stadium, Stoke

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Stoke City wins Draws Swansea City wins Stoke City goals Swansea City goals
Overall: 9 4 2 3 12 12
At home: 4 3 1 0 7 2
Average Goals scored per Game 2.67

o Stoke City are unbeaten in four Barclays Premier League home games against Swansea City (W3 D1).
o Marko Arnautovic has scored three times in his last three matches at the Britannia Stadium for the Potters.
o Bafetimbi Gomis has found the net just once in his last 24 Premier League games.
o Peter Crouch has scored four Premier League goals in four appearances against Swansea at the Britannia Stadium
o Swansea have kept just one clean sheet in their last 16 Premier League away games.
o Ryan Shawcross could make his 250th Premier League appearance in this match, becoming the first Stoke player to achieve that milestone.
o Swansea have conceded the most goals from corners this season (11).
o Jack Butland has made more saves than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this season (103).
o Stoke have scored 199 goals in the Premier League at the Britannia Stadium.
o Ashley Williams is one of four outfield players to have played every minute this season (2790). The others are Andrew Surman, Toby Alderweireld and Wes Morgan.
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Stoke City Swansea City
Last five games WLDWW WLWWL

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Mark Hughes 377 138 101 138 481 484 -3 515 1.37
Francesco Guidolin 9 4 2 3 11 10 1 14 1.56

Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion

Saturday 02 April 2016 (15:00)
Stadium of Light, Sunderland

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Sunderland wins Draws West Bromwich Albion wins Sunderland goals West Bromwich Albion goals
Overall: 17 3 5 9 20 30
At home: 8 2 3 3 14 12
Average Goals scored per Game 2.94

o West Bromwich Albion have lost just one of their last 12 Barclays Premier League meetings with Sunderland (W8 D3 L1).
o Saido Berahino has scored three goals in his last three Premier League appearances against the Black Cats.
o Sunderland have exactly the same number of points from 30 Premier League games this season as they had in 2014/15 (26).
o The Baggies have beaten Sunderland more times in the Premier League than any other team (9).
o Tony Pulis' side have won just one of their last nine Premier League away games (W1 D4 L4).
o Jermain Defoe's tally of 12 Premier League goals is his best in a season since 2009/10, in which he scored 18 times for Spurs.
o However, only three of those 12 goals for Defoe have been scored at the Stadium of Light.
o Tony Pulis' side have fired in 87 shots on target this season, fewer than any other top flight club.
o Sunderland have allowed their opponents more shots on target against them than any other team (179).
o Salomón Rondón has scored in four of his last six Premier League starts for WBA.
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Sunderland West Bromwich Albion
Last five games DDDLW LWDWW

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Sam Allardyce 459 154 125 180 545 630 -85 587 1.28
Tony Pulis 264 84 76 104 263 335 -72 328 1.24

West Ham United v Crystal Palace

Saturday 02 April 2016 (15:00)
Boleyn Ground, London

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games West Ham United wins Draws Crystal Palace wins West Ham United goals Crystal Palace goals
Overall: 9 4 1 4 15 12
At home: 4 2 0 2 6 5
Average Goals scored per Game 3.00

o The last three Premier League meetings between West Ham and Crystal Palace have ended as 3-1 away wins.
o The two sides have met nine times in the Premier League with both winning four and drawing one.
o Crystal Palace sat 5th in the Premier League at the end of 2015. Since then they have dropped to 16th. They are the only side in the top four tiers yet to win in 2016.
o Yohan Cabaye has scored three goals in his last two Premier League appearances against West Ham.
o Since the start of last season, Dimitri Payet has created 221 chances, more than any other player in the top five European leagues in that time.
o The Eagles have won just one of their six Premier League London derbies this season (W1 L5).
o Wilfried Zaha has won more fouls than any other player this season (77).
o The Hammers have conceded the highest proportion of top flight goals in the first half of matches this season (60%).
o West Ham have scored the most goals in the top flight in the last 15 minutes of matches (14).
o Crystal Palace have conceded the joint-most in this period (14 along with Newcastle).

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form West Ham United Crystal Palace
Last five games DWWWD LLDLL

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Slaven Bilic 30 13 11 6 47 35 12 50 1.67
Alan Pardew 277 102 57 118 340 405 -65 363 1.31

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur

Saturday 02 April 2016 (17:30)
Anfield, Liverpool

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Liverpool wins Draws Tottenham Hotspur wins Liverpool goals Tottenham Hotspur goals
Overall: 47 22 12 13 81 53
At home: 23 15 6 2 48 21
Average Goals scored per Game 2.85

o Liverpool have won five and lost one of their last six Barclays Premier League meetings with Tottenham Hotspur.
o Spurs have failed to score in four of the last five Premier League meetings with the Reds.
o Tottenham have won just one of their last 21 Premier League visits to Anfield (W1 D6 L14).
o Liverpool have scored 18 goals in their last six Premier League games against Spurs, though failed to net last time out at White Hart Lane.
o Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur has seen more own goals than any other fixture in Premier League history (9).
o Liverpool haven't won back to back Premier League home games since May 2015.
o Spurs have lost just one of their last 14 Premier League away matches (W8 D5 L1).
o The Lilywhites have the best defensive away record in the Premier League, conceding just 12 goals this season and allowing only 41 shots on target, also a league best.
o Liverpool have dropped the most points from winning positions in the Premier League this season (15).
o Tottenham have recovered the most points from losing positions in the top flight in 2015-16 (18).
o Spurs have lost 199 away games in Premier League history.
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur
Last five games LWWWD WWDLW

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Jürgen Klopp 21 9 5 7 37 30 7 32 1.52
Mauricio Pochettino 123 55 35 33 187 143 44 200 1.63

Leicester City v Southampton

Sunday 03 April 2016 (13:30)
King Power Stadium, Leicester

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Leicester City wins Draws Southampton wins Leicester City goals Southampton goals
Overall: 19 7 7 5 30 30
At home: 9 6 2 1 18 14
Average Goals scored per Game 3.16

o Leicester City have won only one of their last eight top-flight contests against Southampton (D4 L3).
o Southampton's only win away to Leicester in the Premier League came in December 2001, winning 4-0 at Filbert Street (D2 L6).
o Saints have lost just one of the last five Premier League away games (W3 D1 L1).
o The Foxes have 41 more points from 31 Premier League games this season (66) compared to last season (25). They were also bottom of the league after playing 31 in 2014/15.
o The last three Premier League meetings between these two sides have seen a player score a brace (Jamie Vardy in October, Riyad Mahrez last May and Shane Long in November 2014).
o Leicester have won 12 and lost just one of their last 18 Premier League home games (D5).
o The Foxes have kept six clean sheets in their last seven Premier League games at the King Power Stadium.
o Graziano Pelle has been involved in each of Southampton's last five goals, scoring three himself and assisting the other two for Sadio Mane.
o Riyad Mahrez has scored more winning goals in the Premier League than any other player this season (7).
o Southampton have scored more headed goals than any other team (12) in the Premier League this season.
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Leicester City Southampton
Last five games WWWDW WWDLL

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Claudio Ranieri 177 95 46 36 316 173 143 331 1.87
Ronald Koeman 69 31 14 24 95 65 30 107 1.55

Manchester United v Everton

Sunday 03 April 2016 (16:00)
Old Trafford, Manchester

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Manchester United wins Draws Everton wins Manchester United goals Everton goals
Overall: 47 32 7 8 89 44
At home: 23 17 4 2 47 18
Average Goals scored per Game 2.83

o After winning just four of the first 40 Barclays Premier League meetings with Manchester United (W4 D7 L29), Everton have won four of the last seven (W4 L3).
o The Red Devils have conceded just seven goals in their last 14 Premier League games at Old Trafford.
o Everton have lost just one of their last 14 Premier League away matches (W6 D7 L1).
o Romelu Lukaku is one of only four players to score a hat-trick against Man Utd in the Premier League (Dirk Kuyt, David Bentley and Samuel Eto'o are the other three).
o Lukaku has scored six goals in his last seven appearances for Everton in all competitions.
o Everton have scored with 18% of their shots at goal making them the most clinical team in the top flight.
o The Red Devils are looking to record four successive home wins for the first time since April last year (six in a row).
o Manchester United have scored 999 goals in the Premier League at Old Trafford.
o The Toffees have suffered 199 defeats away from home in the Premier League. They have earned 499 points in total on the road.
o Manchester United's win percentage in all competitions with Morgan Schneiderlin starting is 57%, compared to 35% without.
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Manchester United Everton
Last five games WLWWL LLWLW

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Louis van Gaal 68 34 18 16 100 64 36 120 1.76
Roberto Martinez 257 80 74 103 326 405 -79 314 1.22

 

 

 
 
 

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