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Eden Jon 12th Oct 2015 - 18:25

Premier League Opta Facts: 17-19 Oct

 

 

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool

 

 

Saturday 17 October 2015 (12:45)

White Hart Lane, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Tottenham Hotspur wins

Draws

Liverpool wins

Tottenham Hotspur goals

Liverpool goals

Overall: 46

13

11

22

53

81

At home: 23

11

5

7

32

33

Average Goals scored per Game

2.91

 

 

  • Spurs are the only Premier League team not to have lost since the opening weekend (W3 D4).
  • Liverpool have won five successive league games against Spurs for the first time since 1976; this is the 145th league clash between the sides but neither has ever won six in a row.
  • The last time Spurs lost six consecutive games against the same PL opponent was against Newcastle United between 2006 and 2008.
  • Gerard Houllier is the only Liverpool manager to win his first Premier League game in charge at the club (2-1 v Southampton in 1998, he was joint-manager with Roy Evans at the time).
  • Tottenham's last five Premier League home defeats have all been by a one goal margin; the last team to win by more at White Hart Lane were Liverpool (3-0 in August 2014).
  • Since his Premier League debut in Sept 2013, Christian Eriksen has scored more direct free-kicks than any other player (6).
  • Liverpool have scored exactly once in eight of their last 11 league matches.
  • Daniel Sturridge scored three times in five PL games against Spurs before moving to Anfield but has failed to net in four appearances against them for the Reds.
  • The Reds have only won one of their last nine Premier League away games (D4 L4).
  • Roberto Firmino has had five shots in total in the Premier League and has hit the woodwork twice.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Tottenham Hotspur

Liverpool

Last five games

DWWWD

DWDLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Mauricio Pochettino

100

41

29

30

142

126

16

152

1.52

Jürgen Klopp

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Chelsea v Aston Villa

 

 

Saturday 17 October 2015 (15:00)

Stamford Bridge, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Chelsea wins

Draws

Aston Villa wins

Chelsea goals

Aston Villa goals

Overall: 46

22

12

12

73

46

At home: 23

13

5

5

46

24

Average Goals scored per Game

2.59

 

 

  • Jose Mourinho has never lost successive home league games as a manager.
  • Aston Villa have lost four Premier League games in a row by a one-goal margin; no side has ever done this in five consecutive matches.
  • 12 of the 23 teams to be 16th after eight Premier League games (as Chelsea are now) have been relegated, while no side has finished higher than fifth (Everton 2008/09).
  • Chelsea have conceded at least two goals in seven of their eight Premier League games this season (the other game was a 2-0 win against Arsenal).
  • Only Sunderland (18) have conceded more Premier League goals than Chelsea (17) this term.
  • Branislav Ivanovic has scored five Premier League goals against Aston Villa; against no other side has he netted more than twice.
  • Ivanovic has scored 20 PL goals in total; only one player with 20+ goals in PL history has scored a higher percentage against one club than he has v Villa (Ivanovic 25% v Villa, Luke Moore 30% v Middlesbrough).
  • Villa have not kept a PL clean sheet at Stamford Bridge since March 1998, conceding 30 times in their last eight at the West London venue.
  • Tim Sherwood's side have scored in their last nine away league games; the longest current run in the top-flight.
  • Chelsea, meanwhile, have scored in their last 23 home league matches; also the longest current run of its kind in the Premier League.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Chelsea

Aston Villa

Last five games

LDWLL

LLLLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

José Mourinho

204

138

43

23

371

143

228

457

2.24

Tim Sherwood

43

19

5

19

67

66

1

62

1.44

 

 

 

 

Crystal Palace v West Ham United

 

 

Saturday 17 October 2015 (15:00)

Selhurst Park, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Crystal Palace wins

Draws

West Ham United wins

Crystal Palace goals

West Ham United goals

Overall: 8

4

1

3

11

12

At home: 4

2

1

1

6

6

Average Goals scored per Game

2.88

 

  • The last time that Crystal Palace had more points after eight games in a top-flight season (15 this season) was in 1990-91 (16 points) - they finished third that season.
  • Dimitri Payet has had a hand in 14 goals (five goals, nine assists) in his last 16 league appearances (Premier League & Ligue 1 combined).
  • Alan Pardew has won 58% of his PL games as Crystal Palace manager; he won just 36% as Hammers boss between 2003 and 2006.
  • Both meetings between these sides last term ended in 3-1 away wins.
  • Marouane Chamakh has scored both of Crystal Palace's goals in this exact fixture in the last two campaigns, against the side he spent time at on loan in 2013.
  • 15 of the 18 goals in games featuring Crystal Palace this season have come after half-time (both scored and conceded).
  • No player has made more interceptions this season than Yohan Cabaye (30, level with Jordan Amavi).
  • West Ham, unbeaten in four on the road, have not gone five Premier League away games without defeat since January 2009 (7).
  • The Eagles have alternated between victory and defeat in their last six home league games; they beat West Brom 2-0 last time at Selhurst Park.
  • West Ham have the best shot conversion rate in the top-flight this season (23%).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Crystal Palace

West Ham United

Last five games

WWLLW

DDWWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alan Pardew

255

98

51

106

319

372

-53

345

1.35

Slaven Bilic

8

4

2

2

17

11

6

14

1.75

 

 

 

 

 

Everton v Manchester United

 

 

Saturday 17 October 2015 (15:00)

Goodison Park, Liverpool

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Everton wins

Draws

Manchester United wins

Everton goals

Manchester United goals

Overall: 46

8

7

31

44

86

At home: 23

6

3

14

26

39

Average Goals scored per Game

2.83

 

 

  • Romelu Lukaku is one of only four players to score a Premier League hat-trick against Manchester United (Bentley, Kuyt, Eto'o).
  • Anthony Martial has touched the ball in the opposition box more often than any other Premier League player this season (every 9.2 minutes, minimum of 90 minutes played).
  • Everton are the only Premier League side yet to score from a set piece this term.
  • Wayne Rooney has not scored an away PL goal since last November (17 games without one) and has not scored at Goodison Park since April 2007 (six games).
  • Roberto Martinez's side have only won one of their last six at Goodison Park (D2 L3).
  • Everton have won three consecutive home league games against Manchester United, keeping a clean sheet in each victory. They had won just three of their previous 20 at Goodison against the Red Devils in the Premier League before this.
  • The last team to win four consecutive home league matches against Man Utd was also Everton (1984-1987) and the last team to do it without conceding was West Brom (1976-1979).
  • Louis van Gaal (8/23) is still two short of the number of PL away wins recorded at Man Utd by David Moyes (10/18) despite managing five more games on the road.
  • Gareth Barry will become only the second player to make 550 Premier League starts if he is named in the eleven in this game (David James 571, Barry 549).
  • The Red Devils have won their four league games this season when Bastian Schweinsteiger has not started but have won just one of four with him in the eleven (D1 L2).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Everton

Manchester United

Last five games

DWDWD

LWWWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Roberto Martinez

236

74

67

95

287

372

-85

289

1.22

Louis van Gaal

46

25

11

10

74

45

29

86

1.87

 

 

 

Manchester City v Bournemouth

 

 

Saturday 17 October 2015 (15:00)

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester City wins

Draws

Bournemouth wins

Manchester City goals

Bournemouth goals

Overall: 0

0

0

0

0

0

At home: 0

0

0

0

0

0

Average Goals scored per Game

0.00

 

  • Sergio Aguero has 16 goals in 13 Premier League appearances in the month of October.
  • Eddie Howe played in the last meeting between these sides; a 0-0 draw on the south coast in February 1999.
  • Aguero now has 84 Premier League goals; the same number as Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez.
  • Of the four previous players to score five in a Premier League game, Alan Shearer scored twice in his next game, Dimitar Berbatov scored once while Andrew Cole and Jermain Defoe both failed to net.
  • The Citizens have won four and drawn two of their previous six meetings with Bournemouth.
  • Kevin De Bruyne has scored three goals and assisted two in his three Premier League starts for Man City.
  • De Bruyne has never scored in four consecutive appearances in either the Bundesliga or Premier League.
  • Manuel Pellegrini's side have scored in all but one of their last 24 league games, including each of the last 17.
  • The Cherries have now covered 944km this season; 18km more than any other side.
  • Eddie Howe's side have scored in 12 of their last 13 away league matches.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Manchester City

Bournemouth

Last five games

WLLWW

DLWLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Manuel Pellegrini

84

57

12

15

204

82

122

183

2.18

Eddie Howe

8

2

2

4

10

12

-2

8

1.00

 

 

 

 

 

Southampton v Leicester City

 

 

Saturday 17 October 2015 (15:00)

St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Southampton wins

Draws

Leicester City wins

Southampton goals

Leicester City goals

Overall: 18

5

6

7

28

28

At home: 9

4

4

1

14

10

Average Goals scored per Game

3.11

 

  • Both meetings between these sides last season ended 2-0 to the home team with a player scoring a brace (Long, Mahrez).
  • Jamie Vardy has scored eight goals in his last nine Premier League appearances, including in each of his last five matches in the competition.
  • Only three English players have scored in six consecutive PL appearances this century: Michael Owen (6 in 2003), James Beattie (6 in 2003) and Daniel Sturridge (8 in 2014).
  • The Foxes have won more points from losing positions than any other top-flight side this season (6).
  • Saints have only lost one of their last 18 top-flight home games against Leicester (W10 D7).
  • Leicester are unbeaten in seven Premier League away games; only once in their top-flight history have they gone eight without defeat on the road (nine in 1973).
  • Leicester have scored and conceded in all eight of their league games this season.
  • Graziano Pelle has missed the target from inside the box twice as many times as any other Premier League player this season (18, Gestede 9).
  • Maarten Stekelenburg has made only 10 saves in eight games this term, that's four fewer than David de Gea has made in half as many matches (14 in four).
  • Sadio Mane has two goals and four assists in his last five league appearances.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Southampton

Leicester City

Last five games

WWLDW

WLDWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Ronald Koeman

46

21

9

16

67

43

24

72

1.57

Claudio Ranieri

154

80

40

34

279

157

122

280

1.82

 

 

 

 

 

West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland

 

 

Saturday 17 October 2015 (15:00)

The Hawthorns, West Bromwich

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

West Bromwich Albion wins

Draws

Sunderland wins

West Bromwich Albion goals

Sunderland goals

Overall: 16

8

5

3

29

20

At home: 8

5

2

1

17

6

Average Goals scored per Game

3.06

 

  • The Baggies have won five and lost none of their last six home league meetings with Sunderland.
  • The Black Cats have failed to score in four of their last six trips to the Hawthorns.
  • In their last 15 home league games, West Brom have kept eight clean sheets but conceded three or more goals in the other seven.
  • West Brom are the only side yet to score in the first half an hour this season and are also the only side yet to net in the final 30 minutes.
  • The Black Cats have had fewer shots on target than any other PL side this term (23).
  • Tony Pulis has not gone five Premier League home games without a win since a run of five draws at Stoke between April and September 2012. He has never gone five without one within the same top-flight campaign.
  • West Brom have not won any of their last nine league games in the month of October (D4 L5).
  • Only twice in their top-flight history have Sunderland gone nine games from the start of a season without a win (10 in both 1969/70 and 1976/77).
  • Darren Fletcher has not missed a minute of Premier League football since making his debut for the Baggies in February (2070 minutes).
  • The last three permanent Sunderland managers have all started with an away defeat.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

West Bromwich Albion

Sunderland

Last five games

LLWDW

DLLLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Tony Pulis

242

76

69

97

239

309

-70

297

1.23

Sam Allardyce

437

148

120

169

517

593

-76

564

1.29

 

 

 

 

 

Watford v Arsenal

 

 

Saturday 17 October 2015 (17:30)

Vicarage Road, Watford

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Watford wins

Draws

Arsenal wins

Watford goals

Arsenal goals

Overall: 4

0

0

4

3

9

At home: 2

0

0

2

3

5

Average Goals scored per Game

3.00

 

 

  • Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has scored Watford's last five Premier League goals.
  • Petr Cech has the best save percentage in the PL this season (82%, minimum 5 saves).
  • Watford have the lowest shot conversion rate (8.6%) and shooting accuracy (34.3%) figures in the Premier League this season.
  • Alexis Sanchez has scored five times in his last two league appearances.
  • Heurelho Gomes has made 14 punches this season; five more than any other PL keeper.
  • The top two players for most sprints in the Premier League this term are Aaron Ramsey (560) and Ikechi Anya (533).
  • Theo Walcott has 12 goals and three assists in his last 14 Premier League starts.
  • Watford have never won a Premier League game in the month of October (D4 L5).
  • The Gunners have won their last five meetings with the Hornets in all competitions, including all four previous Premier League clashes.
  • Watford have only conceded three goals in their last six top-flight matches at Vicarage Road.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Watford

Arsenal

Last five games

DLWWL

WWLWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Quique Sánchez Flores

8

2

4

2

6

7

-1

10

1.25

Arsène Wenger

722

419

177

126

1358

683

675

1434

1.99

 

 

 

 

 

Newcastle United v Norwich City

 

 

Sunday 18 October 2015 (16:00)

St. James' Park, Newcastle

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Newcastle United wins

Draws

Norwich City wins

Newcastle United goals

Norwich City goals

Overall: 12

6

3

3

18

12

At home: 6

5

1

0

12

3

Average Goals scored per Game

2.50

 

 

  • The Magpies are unbeaten in five Premier League meetings with Norwich (W3 D2), keeping four clean sheets in the process.
  • Norwich have never won at St James Park in the Premier League (D1 L5); only at Old Trafford have they played more often without winning (D1 L6).
  • David Silva (6) is the only player with more Premier League assists this season than Wes Hoolahan (5).
  • Newcastle have not scored or conceded a goal to an English player in the league this term.
  • Steve McClaren is now without a win in 12 Premier League games (D5 L7), including spells at Middlesbrough and Newcastle.
  • Newcastle United have won just one of their last 19 Premier League games (D4 L14).
  • The Magpies have lost a league-high seven points from winning positions this season.
  • Newcastle have failed to win any of their first eight league games for only the second time in their history (10 in 1898/99).
  • Norwich are one of only three Premier League sides yet to keep a clean sheet this season (Leicester and Sunderland).
  • Newcastle have had fewer shots (excluding blocked) than any other Premier League team this season (50, 35 fewer than Norwich).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Newcastle United

Norwich City

Last five games

LDLLL

LDDWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Steve McClaren

198

64

53

81

234

264

-30

245

1.24

Alex Neil

8

2

3

3

12

14

-2

9

1.13

 

 

 

 

 

Swansea City v Stoke City

 

 

Monday 19 October 2015 (20:00)

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Swansea City wins

Draws

Stoke City wins

Swansea City goals

Stoke City goals

Overall: 8

3

2

3

12

11

At home: 4

3

1

0

10

4

Average Goals scored per Game

2.88

 

 

  • Only 14 players have started for Swansea in the league this season; the fewest of all Premier League sides.
  • Stoke have only won one of their last 18 league visits to Swansea (D5 L12), keeping only two clean sheets in that run.
  • Bafetimbi Gomis has been caught offside 19 times this term; 11 more than any other Premier League player.
  • Garry Monk's men have only won two of their last 10 league fixtures (D4 L4).
  • Six of the eight PL clashes between these sides have been won by the home team, with the other two ending in draws.
  • The Welsh side have not lost a Premier League home game against a team that did not finish in last season's top seven since March 2014 (W10 D6).
  • Stoke have not won consecutive Premier League away games since December 2011.
  • Ashley Williams has played more minutes than any other Premier League player since Swansea were promoted to the top-flight (13,750).
  • Andre Ayew has three goals and one assist in four PL appearances at Liberty Stadium.
  • Ibrahim Afellay has the best pass completion rate of any player to make more than 100 passes for Stoke in PL history (92%).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Swansea City

Stoke City

Last five games

DLDLW

WWDLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Garry Monk

60

23

15

22

81

78

3

84

1.40

Mark Hughes

354

127

97

130

455

457

-2

478

1.35

 

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