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Stuart Dalgleish 9th Dec 2015 - 12:41

Premier League Opta Facts - 12-14 December

Norwich v Everton

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Norwich City wins

Draws

Everton wins

Norwich City goals

Everton goals

Overall: 14

4

6

4

21

17

At home: 7

2

4

1

12

9

Average Goals scored per Game

2.71

 

  • Five of the last seven meetings between Norwich and Everton in all competitions have ended as draws, including the League Cup tie played at Goodison Park earlier this season which was decided on penalties.
  • The Toffees have won only one of their seven Premier League visits to Carrow Road (W1 D4 L2).
  • The Canaries have won just one of the last 10 Barclays Premier League meetings with Everton (W1 D5 L4).
  • Norwich have won just two of their last 10 home Premier League matches (W2 D2 L6).
  • Everton have lost just one of their last eight Premier League away games (W3 D4 L1).
  • Norwich City have scored just three goals in their last six Premier League matches.
  • Romelu Lukaku has now scored 50 goals in 100 competitive appearances for Everton, with these goals coming against 20 different opponents. If he scores in this game, Norwich will be the 21st different team he's scored against for the Toffees in all comps.
  • Lukaku has scored nine goals in his last nine Premier League appearances for Everton.
  • The Canaries have conceded the most goals from crosses in the Premier League this season (10).
  • Only Bournemouth's Andrew Surman (183.5km) has run further than Everton veteran Gareth Barry (177.7km) in the Premier League this season.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Norwich City

Everton

Last five games

LDLWL

DDWDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alex Neil

15

3

4

8

17

27

-10

13

0.87

Roberto Martinez

243

76

70

97

303

384

-81

298

1.23

 

Crystal Palace v Southampton

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Crystal Palace wins

Draws

Southampton wins

Crystal Palace goals

Southampton goals

Overall: 12

0

4

8

8

19

At home: 6

0

3

3

5

9

Average Goals scored per Game

2.25

 

  • Crystal Palace have only won back to back Premier League games at Selhurst Park once since April 2014.
  • Sadio Mane has scored in both of his Premier League appearances against Crystal Palace.
  • The Eagles have failed to score in six of their last seven league matches against Southampton.
  • Crystal Palace have won none of their last 13 top-flight meetings with Southampton (D4 L9).
  • In fact, Saints have won the last seven league games in a row against Crystal Palace across the Premier League and Championship.
  • Southampton have lost just one of their last seven Premier League away games (W2 D4 L1), that defeat coming last time out against Manchester City.
  • Crystal Palace have scored a league-high proportion of their goals from set-pieces this season (45%).
  • Jason Puncheon has attempted the most shots (28, incl. blocked) without scoring in the Premier League in 2015-16 so far.
  • Steven Davis has created the most goalscoring chances without having assisted a Premier League goal so far this season (27).
  • Graziano Pellè netted five goals from 11 shots on target in his opening eight league apps of the season, but in his six games since he has only mustered two shots on target and netted one goal in 540 minutes.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Crystal Palace

Southampton

Last five games

DWLWD

DLLWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alan Pardew

262

100

53

109

328

380

-52

353

1.35

Ronald Koeman

53

23

12

18

75

51

24

81

1.53

 

Man City v Swansea

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester City wins

Draws

Swansea City wins

Manchester City goals

Swansea City goals

Overall: 8

6

1

1

17

6

At home: 4

4

0

0

10

1

Average Goals scored per Game

2.88

 

  • Manuel Pellegrini's side have won 13 and lost two of their last 15 Premier League home games.
  • Swansea have won just one of their last eight Premier League away outings (W1 D2 L5).
  • Wilfried Bony has scored four goals in the last three Premier League meetings between Man City and Swansea, three for the Welsh side and one in the last meeting as a Man City player.
  • Yaya Toure has scored four goals in the last three league meetings between Man City and Swansea.
  • Manchester City have fired in more shots on target than any other team in the Premier League so far this season (99).
  • Swansea have failed to score in seven of their last 11 Premier League games, including four of their last five.
  • Man City have had the most different scorers in the Premier League this season (13), while Swansea have had the joint-fewest (four, alongside Watford and Stoke).
  • The Swans have earned three penalties so far this season in the Premier League; all of them have been scored by different players (Shelvey, Gomis & Sigurdsson).
  • Ashley Williams has blocked 22 opposition shots this season, more than any other player in the Premier League.
  • Joe Hart has kept more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this season (7).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Manchester City

Swansea City

Last five games

LWLDW

LLDLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Manuel Pellegrini

91

60

14

17

215

91

124

194

2.13

Garry Monk

67

24

16

27

85

90

-5

88

1.31

 

West Ham v Stoke

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

West Ham United wins

Draws

Stoke City wins

West Ham United goals

Stoke City goals

Overall: 12

4

4

4

14

13

At home: 6

2

2

2

7

5

Average Goals scored per Game

2.25

 

  • West Ham have won just two of their last eight Barclays Premier League home games (W2 D3 L3), but are unbeaten in the last five.
  • Stoke have scored just six goals in their last 10 Premier League away trips and conceded just nine.
  • Marko Arnautovic has scored in both of his Premier League appearances against West Ham.
  • Arnautovic has already scored as many goals in 14 Premier League games this season (5) as he had in 59 PL apps in 2013-14 and 2014-15 combined.
  • The Potters have not conceded a Premier League goal while Ryan Shawcross has been on the pitch this season (407 minutes).
  • Stoke City have kept six clean sheets in their last eight Premier League games.
  • The Potters have the lowest chance conversion in the top flight this season, scoring with just 10.6% of their attempts.
  • Stoke City's Premier League games have seen just 27 goals scored this season - fewer than any other club.
  • The injured Dimitri Payet has created 47 goalscoring chances for West Ham in the Premier League this season - no other Hammers' player has created more than 19.
  • The meeting pits the team with the highest proportion of attempts from set-pieces this season (West Ham - 35.8%) against the team with the highest proportion of attempts from open play (Stoke - 16.3%).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

West Ham United

Stoke City

Last five games

DDLDL

WLWWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Slaven Bilic

15

6

5

4

25

21

4

23

1.53

Mark Hughes

361

131

98

132

460

461

-1

491

1.36

 

Sunderland v Watford

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Sunderland wins

Draws

Watford wins

Sunderland goals

Watford goals

Overall: 2

2

0

0

5

2

At home: 1

1

0

0

2

0

Average Goals scored per Game

3.50

 

  • Sunderland are unbeaten in their last six league matches against Watford (W4 D2).
  • Coming into this season, Watford had won just three of their 38 Premier League away games but they have won three of seven so far in 2015-16.
  • The Black Cats haven't won successive Premier League games at the Stadium of Light since May 2014. In fact, since that time they have won only six of 27 games on home soil (W6 D10 L11).
  • Troy Deeney has scored in five of his last six Premier League appearances, including the last four in a row - the first Watford player to score in four successive PL games.
  • If he scores in this match, Troy Deeney will be the first ever player to score in five successive top-flight matches for Watford.
  • Odion Ighalo has been directly involved in 11 goals (nine goals, two assists) in 15 Premier League appearances - already more than any other Watford player in the history of the competition.
  • Ighalo (25) and Deeney (17) have scored 42 goals combined in league football in 2015; 10 more than Sunderland have overall this year (32).
  • Sunderland have allowed their opponents to have the most shots on target in the Premier League so far this season (91).
  • Watford now have six victories in the league this season, equalling the most they have ever enjoyed in a full Premier League season (1999/00).
  • Sunderland have the worst passing accuracy in the opposition half (64.3%) and in the final third of the pitch (55.8%) this season.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Sunderland

Watford

Last five games

LWWLL

WWLLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Sam Allardyce

444

151

120

173

526

604

-78

573

1.29

Quique Sánchez Flores

15

6

4

5

17

16

1

22

1.47

 

Bournemouth v Man Utd

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Bournemouth wins

Draws

Manchester United wins

Bournemouth goals

Manchester United goals

Overall: 0

0

0

0

0

0

At home: 0

0

0

0

0

0

Average Goals scored per Game

0.00

 

  • Bournemouth have played Manchester United eight times - all in cup competitions - and have won just once (W1 D2 L5). This victory was a famous FA Cup win in January 1984 (2-0).
  • The Cherries have won just one of their seven Premier League home games (W1 D3 L3).
  • The Red Devils have drawn 0-0 eight times in 2015 in all competitions, their highest tally in a calendar year since 2005 (10).
  • Of all Manchester United managers, only Lal Hilditch (14.3%) has drawn a higher proportion of league games 0-0 than Louis van Gaal (13.2% - 7/53).
  • Bournemouth have conceded the joint-most goals in the Premier League (30 - alongside Newcastle), while Manchester United have conceded the fewest (10).
  • Bournemouth have scored four goals in their last two league games, all from the 80th minute or later.
  • Manchester United have lost just two of their last 18 Premier League games (W9 D7 L2) and are unbeaten in the last seven (W3 D4).
  • Callum Wilson is still Bournemouth's top goal scorer in the Premier League this season (5 goals) even though he has not featured due to injury since 26th September.
  • Wayne Rooney has averaged a goal every 525 minutes in the Premier League so far this season - his worst ever ratio in a single PL campaign (two goals in 1050 mins). His previous worst was in 2003-04 at Everton (nine goals in 2440 mins - 271 mins per goal).
  • Juan Mata has created 24 chances for Man Utd in the Premier League this season - twice as many as any other player for the club (Rooney is the next most with 12).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Bournemouth

Manchester United

Last five games

WDDLL

DDWWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Eddie Howe

15

3

4

8

18

30

-12

13

0.87

Louis van Gaal

53

28

15

10

82

47

35

99

1.87

 

Aston Villa v Arsenal

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Aston Villa wins

Draws

Arsenal wins

Aston Villa goals

Arsenal goals

Overall: 46

8

14

24

40

79

At home: 23

3

9

11

20

36

Average Goals scored per Game

2.59

 

  • Aston Villa have gone 14 games without a win, the longest run without a victory in their league history (1888-present day).
  • Arsenal have lost just two of their last 14 Premier League away games (W10 D2 L2).
  • Aston Villa have earned more points away from home against Arsenal (20) than they have at home (18) in the Premier League era.
  • Aston Villa have won none of their last eight Barclays Premier League games at Villa Park (D2 L6).
  • Eight consecutive home games without a victory equals Aston Villa's longest ever run in the league set in March 1921 and matched in October 1987.
  • Arsenal have lost none of their last 16 Premier League visits to Villa Park (W9 D7). Only three teams have ever enjoyed better runs of away results in Football League history (Liverpool at Sunderland - 20 games, Man Utd at Aston Villa - 20 games, Chelsea at Spurs - 17 games).
  • Petr Cech has kept 168 clean sheets in the Premier League - just one behind the all-time leading goalkeeper in this category, David James (169).
  • Olivier Giroud has scored in each of his last four appearances against Aston Villa in all competitions and has currently scored 49 goals in the Premier League.
  • Since he first became a regular in the Aston Villa side at the start of 2012-13, Brad Guzan has conceded more goals in the Premier League than any other goalkeeper (202).
  • Mesut Ozil has both scored and assisted in his last two Premier League appearances against Aston Villa. Only against Everton (4 - one goal, three assists) has he had a hand in as many goals as he has against Villa (4 - two goals, two assists).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Aston Villa

Arsenal

Last five games

DLLDL

WDLDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Rémi Garde

4

0

2

2

3

8

-5

2

0.50

Arsène Wenger

729

423

179

127

1372

689

683

1448

1.99

 

Liverpool v West Brom

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Liverpool wins

Draws

West Bromwich Albion wins

Liverpool goals

West Bromwich Albion goals

Overall: 18

12

2

4

35

11

At home: 9

7

0

2

16

5

Average Goals scored per Game

2.56

 

  • Liverpool have won 19 and lost just two of the last 25 league games against West Brom at Anfield.
  • West Bromwich Albion have won five and lost just three of their last 11 Barclays Premier League away games.
  • West Brom's last four Premier League away wins have all been by a 1-0 scoreline.
  • Daniel Sturridge has scored in three of his five Premier League appearances against West Brom including both for Liverpool.
  • Liverpool have allowed fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the top flight this season (43).
  • Philippe Coutinho has scored four goals in his last three Premier League appearances for the Reds.
  • Only in 2012-13 (26) have West Bromwich Albion had more points after 15 games of a Premier League campaign than they have this season (19).
  • Only Aston Villa (42) have fired in fewer shots on target than West Brom (46) this season.
  • Liverpool have won just eight of their last 24 Premier League matches (W8 D7 L9) - this after winning eight of their nine PL games prior to this run.
  • In the last 24 Premier League matches, West Brom (30) have taken just one point less than Liverpool (31).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Liverpool

West Bromwich Albion

Last five games

LWWLW

DDWLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Jürgen Klopp

7

3

2

2

10

7

3

11

1.57

Tony Pulis

249

79

71

99

247

317

-70

308

1.24

 

Tottenham v Newcastle

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Tottenham wins

Draws

Newcastle United wins

Tottenham goals

Newcastle United goals

Overall: 42

17

6

19

64

65

At home: 21

12

1

8

37

25

Average Goals scored per Game

3.07

 

  • Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten in their last nine Barclays Premier League home matches (W5 D4 L0).
  • Newcastle have won just one of the last 14 Premier League away games (W1 D2 L11), scoring a total of just five goals in that run and conceding 35.
  • None of the last 18 Premier League games between these two sides at White Hart Lane has ended as a draw (11 Spurs wins, seven for the Magpies including the last two).
  • Tottenham have hit the target with 59% of their shots at goal, the highest percentage in the Premier League this season.
  • Spurs have committed the most fouls in the Premier League this season (208) and picked up the most yellow cards (35).
  • The Magpies have dropped the joint-most points from winning positions this season (10 - along with Aston Villa).
  • This is Newcastle's lowest points tally at this stage of a Premier League season since 1999-2000 when they had 13 points after 15 matches, but recovered to finish 11th at the end of the campaign.
  • Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten in 14 league games (W6 D8) - their best run in the top-flight since March 1985.
  • Spurs have not remained unbeaten in 15 consecutive league games since a 19-game run between December 1977 and March 1978.
  • Georginio Wijnaldum has now been involved in 56% of Newcastle's Premier League goals this season (9/16).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Tottenham Hotspur

Newcastle United

Last five games

DDWDW

WLLWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Mauricio Pochettino

107

44

33

30

156

131

25

165

1.54

Steve McClaren

205

67

54

84

244

277

-33

255

1.24

 

Leicester v Chelsea

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Leicester City wins

Draws

Chelsea wins

Leicester City goals

Chelsea goals

Overall: 18

3

4

11

20

37

At home: 9

2

2

5

13

21

Average Goals scored per Game

3.17

 

 

  • The Foxes have won seven and lost just one of their last 10 Premier League home games.
  • Chelsea have won the last six Barclays Premier League meetings with Leicester City.
  • Jose Mourinho's side have won just one of their last eight Premier League away games (W1 D2 L5).
  • No side have allowed their opponents more shots on target from inside the box this season than Chelsea (57).
  • Since losing to Chelsea in April, Leicester City have lost just one of their last 19 Premier League matches (W12 D6 L1).
  • The Foxes have recovered 10 points from losing positions this season, more than any other team in the Premier League.
  • N'Golo Kante has made more interceptions than any other Premier League player this season (64).
  • This is Chelsea's worst start to a Premier League season (15 points from 15 games) since 1993-94 when they had 13 points after 15 matches.
  • Jamie Vardy has scored or assisted in 13 consecutive Premier League games, beating Stan Collymore's run of 12 set between March and August 1995.
  • Chelsea have failed to score in their last two Premier League away games - they haven't gone three on the road without scoring since April 2002.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Leicester City

Chelsea

Last five games

WDWWW

LDWLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Claudio Ranieri

161

85

42

34

294

163

131

297

1.84

José Mourinho

211

140

44

27

376

150

226

464

2.20

 

 
 
 

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