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Stuart Dalgleish 12th May 2016 - 12:37

Premier League Opta Facts - 15 May

Arsenal v Aston Villa

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games Arsenal wins Draws Aston Villa wins Arsenal goals Aston Villa goals
Overall: 47 25 14 8 81 40
At home: 23 13 5 5 43 20
Average Goals scored per Game 2.57

o Arsenal have averaged 1.5 goals per game scored at home this season in the Barclays Premier League, their lowest return since 1994-95 (1.3).
o Aston Villa have lost nine of their last 11 meetings with the Gunners in all competitions (W1 D1).
o Arsenal have scored 14 goals without reply in the last four meetings in all competitions with Aston Villa.
o Only against Man Utd (87) and Liverpool (82) have Aston Villa conceded more goals in the Premier League than they have against Arsenal (81).
o Olivier Giroud has scored in each of his last five appearances against Aston Villa in all competitions.
o The Villans have won none of their last 17 Premier League away games, losing 14 in that run. Their only win this season on the road so far was on the opening day against Bournemouth.
o Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 10 games on the final day of the season (W8 D2). The last team to beat them on the final day of a Premier League season was Birmingham City in 2005.
o Aston Villa have scored just seven goals in their last 14 Premier League road trips.
o Arsenal have now secured a top four finish for 20 consecutive top-flight seasons. Only Man Utd (22) in 2012/13 have managed more.
o Petr Cech has conceded more goals from outside the box than any other goalkeeper this season (10).


Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Arsenal Aston Villa
Last five games DWDWD DLLLL

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Arsène Wenger 751 433 187 131 1406 712 694 1486 1.98
Eric Black 8 0 1 7 6 18 -12 1 0.13


Chelsea v Leicester City

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games Chelsea wins Draws Leicester City wins Chelsea goals Leicester City goals
Overall: 19 11 4 4 38 22
At home: 9 6 2 1 16 7
Average Goals scored per Game 3.16

o Chelsea had won six straight league games against Leicester City before the Foxes' 2-1 win back in December.
o Leicester City have lost just two of their last 21 Barclays Premier League away games (W13 D6 L2).
o The Foxes will end the season with the most points away from home in the Premier League this season (38 currently).
o Chelsea have won just five Premier League games at home this season; against the bottom four and Arsenal.
o The Foxes have played seven away matches on the final day of a Premier League campaign, winning just one (W1 D1 L5).
o The Blues have gone 11 Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge without a clean sheet.
o Leicester have equalled the record for penalties won in a single Premier League season (13), set by Crystal Palace in 2004-05.
o Chelsea have played at home on the final day more than any other team in Premier League history (15 times W11 D2 L2).
o Claudio Ranieri can register his 100th Premier League win in this game (W99 D48 L36), thus becoming the 18th manager to hit that milestone in the competition.
o If Wes Morgan plays the full 90 minutes in this game he'll become only the third outfield player to play every minute of a Premier League title-winning season (after Gary Pallister in 92/93 and John Terry in 14/15).

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Chelsea Leicester City
Last five games DLDWL WDWDW

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Guus Hiddink 33 18 11 4 61 34 27 65 1.97
Claudio Ranieri 183 99 48 36 329 177 152 345 1.89


Everton v Norwich City

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games Everton wins Draws Norwich City wins Everton goals Norwich City goals
Overall: 15 4 7 4 18 22
At home: 7 3 2 2 8 9
Average Goals scored per Game 2.67

o Six of the last eight meetings between Everton and Norwich City in all competitions have ended as draws.
o Norwich have visited Goodison Park once already this season, drawing 1-1 in the Capital One Cup before losing 3-4 on penalties.
o The Canaries have won just one of the last 11 Premier League meetings against Everton (W1 D6 L4).
o Norwich City's last win at Goodison Park (in 1993) saw Efan Ekoku become the first player to score four goals in a Premier League match as the Canaries ran out 5-1 winners.
o Even if Everton win this game, this will be their lowest total for points at home in a single Premier League season (currently on 20, previous low of 25 in 1996/97).
o Norwich have lost eight of their last nine Premier League away matches (W1).The Canaries have failed to score in seven of those nine matches.
o Midfielder Gareth Barry has made more Premier League starts than any other player, 572, one more than David James.
o Norwich have now been relegated from the Premier League a joint-high four times, level with Crystal Palace.
o The Toffees have registered just one win in their last 10 top-flight games (D3 L6).
o The Canaries have kept a league-low five clean sheets in the top-flight this season.
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Everton Norwich City
Last five games LLWLD WLLLL

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Roberto Martinez 265 81 77 107 331 419 -88 320 1.21
Alex Neil 37 9 7 21 39 64 -25 34 0.92

Manchester United v Bournemouth

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games Manchester United wins Draws Bournemouth wins Manchester United goals Bournemouth goals
Overall: 1 0 0 1 1 2
At home: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Average Goals scored per Game 3.00

o Manchester United have conceded fewer goals than any other team in the Barclays Premier League on home soil this season (8).
o There have been just 32 goals in the Premier League at Old Trafford, fewer than on any other ground in the top flight this season.
o Bournemouth have lost just three of their last 12 Premier League away matches (W5 D4 L3).
o The Red Devils have taken 19 points from a possible 21 in their last seven Premier League games at Old Trafford.
o Bournemouth have visited Old Trafford four times in all competitions, losing all four without scoring.
o Wayne Rooney has scored just seven Premier League goals this season; he's never before failed to reach double-figures in a top-flight campaign with Manchester United.
o The Cherries have won just one of their last seven Premier League matches (W1 D1 L5).
o The Red Devils have netted just 46 top-flight goals this season so far; their lowest goal tally in a completed Premier League campaign is 58 in 04/05.
o Bournemouth full-back Charlie Daniels has provided five assists in the Premier League this season, more than any other defender.
o Manchester United have won just 18 league games this season; if they don't beat Bournemouth, they'll set a new club record for fewest wins in a full Premier League season (current record is 19 in 13/14).

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Manchester United Bournemouth
Last five games LWDWW DLLLW

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Louis van Gaal 75 38 19 18 108 71 37 133 1.77
Eddie Howe 37 11 9 17 44 64 -20 42 1.14


Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games Newcastle United wins Draws Tottenham Hotspur wins Newcastle United goals Tottenham Hotspur goals
Overall: 43 20 6 17 67 65
At home: 21 11 5 5 40 27
Average Goals scored per Game 3.07

o Newcastle United have lost just one of their last eight Barclays Premier League games at St James Park (W4 D3).
o The Magpies have won just one of their last five Premier League home matches against Tottenham Hotspur (W1 D2 L2).
o Newcastle have kept just one clean sheet in their last 22 Premier League matches against Spurs.
o Only Leicester (38) have picked up more points away from home than Spurs this season (34).
o Mauricio Pochettino's side have lost just one of their last 17 Premier League away matches (W9 D7 L1).
o Spurs have allowed fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the Premier League this season (112).
o Spurs have now recorded their highest tally of goals in a single Premier League season (68).
o If Spurs win this fixture, they will beat their highest ever points tally in a single season set in 2012-13 (72)
o Rafa Benitez's side are unbeaten in five in the Premier League, their best run since November 2014 (six matches unbeaten).
o Harry Kane needs one goal in this game to equal the record for most away goals in a Premier League campaign, currently held by Kevin Phillips with 16 in 1999/00 (Kane currently on 15).

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Newcastle United Tottenham Hotspur
Last five games DWDDW LDDWW

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Rafael Benítez 263 143 65 55 433 220 213 494 1.88
Mauricio Pochettino 129 57 38 34 199 149 50 209 1.62

 

Southampton v Crystal Palace

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games Southampton wins Draws Crystal Palace wins Southampton goals Crystal Palace goals
Overall: 13 8 4 1 19 9
At home: 6 5 1 0 10 3
Average Goals scored per Game 2.15

o Crystal Palace's 1-0 win earlier this season was their first in the Barclays Premier League against the Saints, having lost eight and drawn four of the previous 12 meetings.
o The Eagles have won none of their last 10 Premier League games on the road (D5 L5).
o Southampton have won seven and lost just one of their last nine Premier League games at St Mary's (D1).
o Yohan Cabaye has scored in both of his Premier League appearances against Southampton.
o Palace have won none of their four final day Premier League games away from home (D2 L2).
o Saints have lost just one of their final day Premier League games on home soil (W4 D4 L1).
o Dusan Tadic has been involved in eight goals in his last four Premier League games (scored two, assisted six).
o Only West Ham (15) have scored more headed goals this season in the top-flight than Southampton (14).
o Palace have scored the highest percentage of goals from set pieces in the Premier League this season (47%).
o The Eagles have also conceded the lowest percentage of goals from set pieces of any team this season (21%).


Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Southampton Crystal Palace
Last five games WWWDW WLLDD

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Ronald Koeman 75 35 15 25 109 73 36 120 1.60
Alan Pardew 284 104 60 120 346 412 -66 372 1.31


Stoke City v West Ham United

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games Stoke City wins Draws West Ham United wins Stoke City goals West Ham United goals
Overall: 13 4 5 4 13 14
At home: 6 2 2 2 8 7
Average Goals scored per Game 2.08

o Stoke City are unbeaten in their last five Barclays Premier League matches against West Ham (W2 D3).
o The Hammers have won just one of their six final day Premier League matches away from home (W1 D1 L4).
o Stoke have won none of their last four Premier League matches at the Britannia Stadium (D2 L2). Not beating West Ham would see them equal their longest run without a home win in the Premier League (five games September 2012).
o West Ham are unbeaten in their last five Premier League away games (W2 D3), scoring at least two goals in each of those matches.
o Stoke City have the lowest shooting accuracy in the Premier League this season hitting the target with just 39% of their attempts.
o West Ham will finish the season with a positive goal difference (currently +15) for the first time in a top-flight campaign since 1985/86.
o The Potters have kept just one clean sheet in their last 15 Premier League games.
o The Hammers have already registered their best-ever points haul in a Premier League campaign (62, five more than their next best return of 57 in 1998/99).
o Austrian attacker Marko Arnautovic needs one goal to become Stoke's outright top-scorer in a single Premier League campaign (currently level on 11 with Ricardo Fuller 08/09 and Mame Biram Diouf 14/15).
o Dimitri Payet has been involved in 11 goals in his last 12 Premier League appearances (scoring three, assisting eight).
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Stoke City West Ham United
Last five games LDLLL WLWWD

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Mark Hughes 383 138 103 142 486 501 -15 517 1.35
Slaven Bilic 37 16 14 7 64 49 15 62 1.68

Swansea City v Manchester City

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games Swansea City wins Draws Manchester City wins Swansea City goals Manchester City goals
Overall: 9 1 1 7 7 19
At home: 4 1 1 2 5 7
Average Goals scored per Game 2.89

o Wilfried Bony has scored in both of his Barclays Premier League matches against former club Swansea City.
o Bony also scored three goals in his last two appearances in this fixture for Swansea against Man City.
o Manchester City have won six and lost none of the last seven Premier League meetings with Swansea.
o Yaya Toure has scored four goals in his last four Premier League games against Swansea.
o Swansea have conceded just three goals in their last seven Premier League games at Liberty Stadium
o The Swans have won their last four Premier League home matches, their best run of home results in the history of the competition.
o Manchester City have won only one of their six final day Premier League games that they have played away from home (D2 L3).
o Bafetimbi Gomis has scored on both of his last two Premier League appearances against Man City.
o Sergio Aguero has scored in six Premier League game in a row, his longest ever run in the competition.
o Swansea could become the second team to beat Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Man United at home in a single Premier League season, after Blackburn in 1993/94.

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Swansea City Manchester City
Last five games WWLLW DLWDW

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Francesco Guidolin 15 7 3 5 21 21 0 24 1.60
Manuel Pellegrini 113 70 20 23 255 115 140 230 2.04


Watford v Sunderland

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games Watford wins Draws Sunderland wins Watford goals Sunderland goals
Overall: 3 1 0 2 3 5
At home: 1 0 0 1 2 3
Average Goals scored per Game 2.67

o Watford's win over Sunderland earlier this season ended a run of six league games without a win over the Black Cats (D2 L4).
o Sunderland have won just one of their last seven Premier League away matches (W1 D4 L2).
o Only one team (West Ham) have stopped Sunderland from scoring in the Black Cats' last 13 Premier League away games.
o Sunderland have won just one and lost 11 of their 14 final day fixtures in the Premier League (D2).
o Troy Deeney has assisted Odion Ighalo seven times this season in the Premier League - no player has assisted another more often (Alli to Kane also 7).
o The Black Cats have scored four times directly from a free-kick this season in the Premier League, no club has scored more (level with Chelsea and West Ham).
o In 2016, Watford have averaged just 0.83 points per game in the top-flight (W4 D3 L11), compared to 1.53 points per game in the first-half of the season (W8 D5 L6).
o Sunderland have named the same starting XI for the last seven games in succession, something they've never done before in the Premier League.
o A league-low eight different players have scored for the Hornets in the top-flight this season.
o The Black Cats spent 237 days in the relegation zone this season but still survived; only Southampton in 1998/99 were in the drop-zone for longer without being relegated (252).

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Watford Sunderland
Last five games LLWLW WWDDW

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Quique Sánchez Flores 37 12 8 17 38 48 -10 44 1.19
Sam Allardyce 466 157 128 181 555 635 -80 599 1.29


West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games West Bromwich Albion wins Draws Liverpool wins West Bromwich Albion goals Liverpool goals
Overall: 19 4 3 12 13 37
At home: 9 2 2 5 6 19
Average Goals scored per Game 2.63

o Liverpool have lost none of the last five Barclays Premier League games against West Bromwich Albion (W2 D3).
o Daniel Sturridge has scored in both of his Premier League appearances for Liverpool against West Brom.
o Liverpool have lost each of their last three final day fixtures in the Premier League which have been away from Anfield (2011, 2012 and 2015).
o Tony Pulis' side have lost their last three Premier League matches at the Hawthorns without scoring. The last time they went four without finding the net was January 2005.
o West Brom have won just one of their nine final day Premier League matches (W1 D5 L3).
o Six of Christian Benteke's nine Premier League goals for Liverpool have come as a substitute - more than any other player has managed this season in the top-flight.
o West Brom have fired in fewer shots on target than any other team in the Premier League (106).
o The Reds have found the back of the net in each of their last 13 Premier League games, their longest scoring run in the competition since April 2014 (25).
o James Milner has provided 11 assists in the Premier League this season, two more than any other English player (Dele Alli next on nine).
o The Baggies have failed to score from four of their five Premier League penalties this season, the most misses by a side in this campaign.

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form West Bromwich Albion Liverpool
Last five games DLDLL DWLDW

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Tony Pulis 271 84 79 108 266 345 -79 331 1.22
Jürgen Klopp 29 13 8 8 54 39 15 47 1.62

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