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Andrew Tibot 16th Dec 2015 - 11:46

Premier League Opta Facts - 19-21 Dec

 

 

Chelsea v Sunderland

 

 

Saturday 19 December 2015 (15:00)

Stamford Bridge, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Chelsea wins

Draws

Sunderland wins

Chelsea goals

Sunderland goals

Overall: 28

20

2

6

67

35

At home: 14

11

0

3

42

15

Average Goals scored per Game

3.64

 

  • Chelsea have won 18 and lost just two of their last 21 Barclays Premier League games against Sunderland.
  • Jose Mourinho and Sam Allardyce have met 10 times in the Premier League as opposition coaches, and the Portuguese is unbeaten (W7 D3 L0).
  • Chelsea have lost as many Premier League games this season (9) as in 2013-14 (6) and 2014-15 (3) combined.
  • The Blues have lost four of their last seven Premier League home games - prior to this run, Chelsea had lost just one of their 99 PL home games under Jose Mourinho.
  • The only team to defeat Chelsea in their opening 99 Premier League home games under Jose Mourinho were Sunderland; 2-1 in April 2014.
  • In four of the last five Premier League games between Sunderland and Chelsea, the team who scored first ended up losing the match while the other ended 0-0.
  • Sunderland (10) have picked up more points than Chelsea (7) in the Premier League since the start of October.
  • Diego Costa has scored just three goals in 13 Premier League appearances this season - in his first 13 PL apps of 2014-15 he had netted 12 goals.
  • Loic Remy has scored three goals in four Premier League appearances against the Black Cats.
  • Sunderland have allowed their opponents a league-high 99 shots on target in the Premier League this season.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Chelsea

Sunderland

Last five games

LLDWL

LLWWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

José Mourinho

212

140

44

28

377

152

225

464

2.19

Sam Allardyce

445

151

120

174

526

605

-79

573

1.29

 

 

 

 

 

Everton v Leicester City

 

 

Saturday 19 December 2015 (15:00)

Goodison Park, Liverpool

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Everton wins

Draws

Leicester City wins

Everton goals

Leicester City goals

Overall: 18

4

13

1

24

22

At home: 9

2

7

0

14

12

Average Goals scored per Game

2.56

 

  • Leicester have won only one of their 18 Premier League meetings with Everton (W1 D13 L4) and none of the last 11 (W0 D9 L2).
  • Of all fixtures that have been played at least five times in the Premier League, Everton vs Leicester City has the highest percentage of draws (72%).
  • Steven Naismith has scored in both of his Premier League appearances against Leicester City.
  • If Leicester City win this match, they'll be top of the league on Christmas Day. Five of the last six teams to have been leading the league at Xmas have gone on to win the title, with the exception in this period being Liverpool in 2013-14.
  • The Foxes are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League away games, winning seven in that run. Their previous best unbeaten run in the Premier League on the road was four matches.
  • Indeed, 11 matches unbeaten on the road is Leicester's best ever run in the top flight and is just two short of their overall league record of 13 away games without defeat set in April 2014.
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored in his last seven consecutive matches in all competitions for Everton.
  • Since Lukaku's Premier League debut for Everton in September 2013, only Sergio Aguero (49) has more goals in the competition than the Belgian (37).
  • Riyad Mahrez has been involved in 18 goals in the Premier League this season (11 goals, 7 assists); more than any other player. Jamie Vardy is next with 17 (15 goals, 2 assists).
  • Only Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (18) has netted more goals in Europe's top five leagues this season than Jamie Vardy (15) coming into this weekend.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Everton

Leicester City

Last five games

DDDWD

WWDWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Roberto Martinez

244

76

71

97

304

385

-81

299

1.23

Claudio Ranieri

162

86

42

34

296

164

132

300

1.85

 

 

 

 

 

Manchester United v Norwich City

 

 

Saturday 19 December 2015 (15:00)

Old Trafford, Manchester

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester United wins

Draws

Norwich City wins

Manchester United goals

Norwich City goals

Overall: 14

11

1

2

26

8

At home: 7

6

1

0

16

3

Average Goals scored per Game

2.43

 

  • Manchester United have kept six clean sheets in their last seven Premier league games at Old Trafford.
  • Norwich City have won just one of their last 19 Barclays Premier League away games (W1 D5 L13).
  • Juan Mata has scored four goals in six Premier League appearances against Norwich.
  • Norwich have lost 11 and won two of their 14 Premier League meetings with Manchester United.
  • Wes Hoolahan has been involved in more goals in the Premier League this season than any other Norwich City player (seven - two goals, five assists).
  • Manchester United have won 10 and lost just one of their last 15 Premier league games at Old Trafford.
  • Wayne Rooney has netted three goals and provided three assists in four Premier League games against the Canaries.
  • Rooney's next appearance for Manchester United will be his 500th for the club - only nine players have reached this landmark for the club.
  • Old Trafford is the stadium to have seen the fewest goals scored in the Premier League so far this season (10).
  • This match pits the team with the most clean sheets in the Premier League this season (Man Utd - nine) against the team with the fewest (Norwich City - one).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Manchester United

Norwich City

Last five games

LDDWW

DLDLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Louis van Gaal

54

28

15

11

83

49

34

99

1.83

Alex Neil

16

3

5

8

18

28

-10

14

0.88

 

 

 

 

 

Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur

 

 

Saturday 19 December 2015 (15:00)

St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Southampton wins

Draws

Tottenham Hotspur wins

Southampton goals

Tottenham Hotspur goals

Overall: 32

10

6

16

35

53

At home: 16

8

4

4

20

15

Average Goals scored per Game

2.75

 

  • Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games against Southampton, winning five of those.
  • Saints have taken the lead in three of their last four Premier League matches against Spurs, losing two and drawing one of those three matches.
  • Christian Eriksen has scored three goals in his last three Premier League games against Southampton.
  • Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was in charge for 54 Premier League games at Southampton; winning 35% of his games (Ronald Koeman has won 43%).
  • Spurs are unbeaten in their last six Premier League away games, winning two and drawing four.
  • Tottenham have lost a league-high 11 points from winning positions this season in the Premier League.
  • Southampton have fired in the most open play crosses (309) and have had the most headed shots (51) in the Premier League this season.
  • Of players to have scored 4+ goals for Spurs in the history of Premier League, Harry Kane (32 goals) has the best minutes per goal ratio (140 mins per goal).
  • In fact, of all English players to have scored 15+ goals in the Premier League, only Daniel Sturridge (goal every 140 mins) has a better mins per goal ratio than Harry Kane (goal every 144 mins for Spurs/Norwich combined).
  • Steven Davis has created the most goalscoring chances without having assisted a goal in the Premier League this season (28 chances created, 0 assists).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Southampton

Tottenham Hotspur

Last five games

LDLLW

LDDWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Ronald Koeman

54

23

12

19

75

52

23

81

1.50

Mauricio Pochettino

108

44

33

31

157

133

24

165

1.53

 

 

 

 

 

Stoke City v Crystal Palace

 

 

Saturday 19 December 2015 (15:00)

Britannia Stadium, Stoke

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Stoke City wins

Draws

Crystal Palace wins

Stoke City goals

Crystal Palace goals

Overall: 4

1

1

2

4

5

At home: 2

1

0

1

3

3

Average Goals scored per Game

2.25

 

  • The side scoring first has only gone on to win once in the four previous Premier League meetings between Stoke and Crystal Palace.
  • Yohan Cabaye has scored four goals in four Premier League matches against Stoke City.
  • Crystal Palace have won 10 of their last 15 away games in the Premier League (D1 L4).
  • In fact, since Alan Pardew took charge of his first Palace game on January 10th, Crystal Palace have won 10 Premier League away games - only Arsenal have collected more (12) in this period.
  • Stoke City have converted a league-low 10% of their shots in the Premier League this season.
  • As well as making the joint-most saves (67 - alongside Costel Pantilimon) in the Premier League this season, Jack Butland has the best saves to shots ratio (82.7%).
  • Stoke City's 16 Premier League games this season have produced just 27 goals; a league-low.
  • The Potters have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine Premier League matches.
  • Crystal Palace are the only side to have not been behind at half-time in a Premier League game this season (winning three and drawing 13 at half-time).
  • Wilfried Zaha has embarked on a league-high 111 dribbles in the Premier League this season and has managed 10+ dribbles in six different PL matches in 2015-16 so far.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Stoke City

Crystal Palace

Last five games

DWLWW

WDWLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Mark Hughes

362

131

99

132

460

461

-1

492

1.36

Alan Pardew

263

101

53

109

329

380

-51

356

1.35

 

 

 

 

 

West Bromwich Albion v Bournemouth

 

 

Saturday 19 December 2015 (15:00)

The Hawthorns, West Bromwich

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

West Bromwich Albion wins

Draws

Bournemouth wins

West Bromwich Albion 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

 

  • West Bromwich Albion have won just three of their last 12 Barclays Premier League home matches (W3 D3 L6).
  • West Brom and Bournemouth haven't met in the league since 1992-93 in the third tier of English football when the Baggies won both fixtures.
  • The last meeting between these two sides in any competition came in last season's League Cup where the Cherries won 2-1.
  • Bournemouth have never won away at West Brom in six visits in all competitions (W0 D2 L4).
  • The Baggies have the lowest average possession figure in the Premier League so far in 2015-16 (39%) and have averaged a league-low 234 successful passes per game.
  • Bournemouth have averaged a distance of 119.1 km per game in the Premier League this season; averaging 3.7km further than any other team per game.
  • Of current Premier League clubs, WBA have the worst record in December; winning just 10 of their 50 games in the month and averaging 0.86 points per game.
  • Tony Pulis' next defeat will be his 100th in the Premier League - only 14 managers have reached this tally in the competition.
  • 15 of the 19 Premier League goals that Saido Berahino has scored since the start of 2014 have come at the Hawthorns (79%).
  • Callum Wilson is still Bournemouth's top goal scorer in the Premier League this season (five goals) even though he has not featured due to injury since 26th September.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

West Bromwich Albion

Bournemouth

Last five games

DDDWL

WWDDL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Tony Pulis

250

79

72

99

249

319

-70

309

1.24

Eddie Howe

16

4

4

8

20

31

-11

16

1.00

 

 

 

 

 

Newcastle United v Aston Villa

 

 

Saturday 19 December 2015 (17:30)

St. James' Park, Newcastle

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Newcastle United wins

Draws

Aston Villa wins

Newcastle United goals

Aston Villa goals

Overall: 42

22

12

8

63

38

At home: 21

14

5

2

41

16

Average Goals scored per Game

2.40

 

  • Newcastle United are unbeaten in their last eight Barclays Premier League matches against Aston Villa (W5 D3).
  • Aston Villa have won none of their last nine Premier League visits to St James' Park (D3 L6).
  • The Villans have failed to score in any of the last three Premier League games against the Magpies.
  • Since beating Aston Villa 1-0 last February, Newcastle have won only three of their 14 Premier league home matches (W3 D4 L7).
  • Aston Villa have won none and lost six of their last seven Premier League away games, though that draw did come last time out on the road against Southampton.
  • The last time Aston Villa won this fixture at St James' Park was one of only three occasions where a team has had three players sent off in the same Premier League game (April 2005 - Lee Bowyer, Kieron Dyer & Steven Taylor).
  • Aston Villa have won twice as many Premier League points away (4) than at home (2) in 2015-16.
  • All seven of Georginio Wijnaldum's Premier League goals this season have come at home - only Jamie Vardy (8) has scored more home goals in the opening 16 MD's of 2015-16 (Aguero also has seven home goals).
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor has failed to score in eight Premier League apps (566 mins) in 2015-16 - he has scored in each of his previous 10 Premier League seasons as a player.
  • Idrissa Gueye has made more passes (693), tackles (41) and interceptions (46) than any other Aston Villa player in the Premier League this season.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Newcastle United

Aston Villa

Last five games

WWLLW

LDLLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Steve McClaren

206

68

54

84

246

278

-32

258

1.25

Rémi Garde

5

0

2

3

3

10

-7

2

0.40

 

 

 

 

 

Watford v Liverpool

 

 

Sunday 20 December 2015 (13:30)

Vicarage Road, Watford

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Watford wins

Draws

Liverpool wins

Watford goals

Liverpool goals

Overall: 4

1

0

3

3

8

At home: 2

0

0

2

2

6

Average Goals scored per Game

2.75

 

  • Watford have never won back to back home games in the Premier League.
  • Liverpool have won eight and lost just one of the last nine meetings with Watford in all competitions, including their last four trips to Vicarage Road.
  • Watford have only conceded in three of their Premier League home games this season, but they have lost on each of these occasions.
  • Ahead of MD17, only Manchester United (6) have kept more clean sheets at home in the Premier League this season than Watford (5).
  • If Premier League games ended at half-time this season, Watford would be top of the league with 27 points.
  • Odion Ighalo has scored a higher proportion of his team's Premier League goals this season than any other player (56% - 10 of 18).
  • Liverpool have scored just two goals in the three Premier League games that Philippe Coutinho has missed this season (0.7 per game), compared to an average of 1.4 goals per game with him in the side.
  • Watford are the 11th newly-promoted side to have won 25+ points in their opening 16 games of a Premier League season - none of the previous 10 have been relegated.
  • It is the highest points tally after 16 games by a newly-promoted side since Hull's 26 points in 2008-09 - the Tigers only narrowly avoided relegation on the final day that season.
  • Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo have created 29 goalscoring chances for one another in the Premier League this season; more than any other combination.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Watford

Liverpool

Last five games

WWWLL

DLWWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Quique Sánchez Flores

16

7

4

5

18

16

2

25

1.56

Jürgen Klopp

8

3

3

2

12

9

3

12

1.50

 

 

 

 

 

Swansea City v West Ham United

 

 

Sunday 20 December 2015 (16:00)

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Swansea City wins

Draws

West Ham United wins

Swansea City goals

West Ham United goals

Overall: 6

1

2

3

5

7

At home: 3

1

2

0

4

1

Average Goals scored per Game

2.00

 

  • The Swans have won none of their last six Premier League home games at Liberty Stadium (D3 L3), failing to score in four of those matches.
  • Andy Carroll has scored four goals in his last four Barclays Premier League appearances against Swansea City.
  • West Ham have won three and lost none of their last five Premier League games against Swansea.
  • West Ham have won four and lost just two of their last eight Premier League away games.
  • Swansea have scored the opening goal in just three Premier League games this season; less often than any other team.
  • Both Swansea and West Ham United have seen their opponents receive more red cards than any other teams in the Premier League this season (4).
  • Bafétimbi Gomis scored with four of his first 10 shots (excl. blocked) in the Premier League this season, but has since netted just one goal from 21 shots (excl. blocked).
  • Swansea have played a lower proportion of their passes in the opposition half than any other Premier League side this season (54%).
  • The Hammers have had the most goal attempts from set-piece situations in the Premier League this season (29).
  • The injured Dimitri Payet has created 47 goalscoring chances for West Ham in the Premier League this season; 27 more than any other player for the club.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Swansea City

West Ham United

Last five games

LLLDL

DDDLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alan Curtis (Caretaker)

1

0

0

1

1

2

-1

0

0.00

Slaven Bilic

16

6

6

4

25

21

4

24

1.50

 

 

 

 

 

Arsenal v Manchester City

 

 

Monday 21 December 2015 (20:00)

Emirates Stadium, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Arsenal wins

Draws

Manchester City wins

Arsenal goals

Manchester City goals

Overall: 36

22

8

6

61

31

At home: 18

11

6

1

28

10

Average Goals scored per Game

2.56

 

  • Arsenal have lost just one of their 18 Barclays Premier League home games against Manchester City (W11 D6 L1), but have won just one of the last six (W1 D4 L1).
  • Manchester City have lost 22 Premier League games against Arsenal, their joint-most defeats against any opponent (along with Chelsea).
  • There have been five red cards in the last five Premier League matches between Man City and Arsenal at the Emirates.
  • The Gunners have conceded just 11 goals in their last 20 Premier League games at the Emirates.
  • Man City have won none of their last four Premier League away matches and failed to score in the last three in a row.
  • The last time that Manchester City failed to score in four successive Premier League away games was in February 2006.
  • Kelechi Iheanacho's two Premier League goals this season have won Man City four points; the same total that Olivier Giroud's nine goals have earned Arsenal.
  • Petr Cech has equalled David James' record of 169 Premier League clean sheets and needs one more to be the outright leader.
  • Mesut Ozil has had a hand in 15 goals in 15 Premier League appearances this season (two goals, 13 assists) - he was only involved in nine goals (four goals, five assists) in 22 PL apps in 2014-15.
  • Olivier Giroud has scored in eight of his last 12 Premier League appearances for Arsenal and has 11 goals in his last 13 appearances for the club in all competitions.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Arsenal

Manchester City

Last five games

WWDLD

WLWLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Arsène Wenger

730

424

179

127

1374

689

685

1451

1.99

Manuel Pellegrini

92

61

14

17

217

92

125

197

2.14

 

 
 
 

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