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Andrew Tibot 18th Nov 2015 - 13:00

Premier League Opta Facts - 21-23 Nov

 

 

Watford v Manchester United

 

 

Saturday 21 November 2015 (12:45)

Vicarage Road, Watford

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Watford wins

Draws

Manchester United wins

Watford goals

Manchester United goals

Overall: 4

0

0

4

4

13

At home: 2

0

0

2

3

5

Average Goals scored per Game

4.25

 

  • Manchester United have won the last nine matches in all competitions against Watford, with the Hornets' last win coming back in September 1986, 1-0 at home in the league.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored three goals in two appearances against the Hornets in all competitions.
  • The Hornets have suffered just two defeats in their last nine league games at Vicarage Road, winning four and drawing three.
  • The Red Devils have lost just one of their last eight Premier League games (W5 D2).
  • Louis van Gaal's charges have now gone five games in all competitions without conceding a goal (555 mins); they last enjoyed a longer run of clean sheets between the end of 04/05 and start of 05/06 (six games in total).
  • However, on the other hand, United have failed to find the back of the net in three of their last five top-flight games.
  • Wayne Rooney needs one more goal to become Manchester United's outright second-highest-scorer in all competitions; he's currently tied with Denis Law on 237, 12 behind Bobby Charlton.
  • Since debuting for Manchester United in January 2014, Juan Mata has been involved in more Premier League goals than any other player at the club (30).
  • Man Utd have the best chance conversion rate of any team in the Premier League this season (20%).
  • However, only Sunderland (79) have fired in fewer shots than the Red Devils (85, excluding blocked attempts).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Watford

Manchester United

Last five games

LWWLD

WDDWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Quique Sánchez Flores

12

4

4

4

11

12

-1

16

1.33

Louis van Gaal

50

27

13

10

79

45

34

94

1.88

 

 

 

 

 

Chelsea v Norwich City

 

 

Saturday 21 November 2015 (15:00)

Stamford Bridge, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Chelsea wins

Draws

Norwich City wins

Chelsea goals

Norwich City goals

Overall: 14

7

3

4

25

15

At home: 7

4

1

2

16

7

Average Goals scored per Game

2.86

 

  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 11 matches in all competitions against Norwich City (W8 D3), last losing to the Canaries 3-0 away in the league in December 1994.
  • Norwich won four and lost one of their first six Barclays Premier League meetings with Chelsea, but have won none and lost six of the last eight.
  • Eden Hazard has scored two goals in four Premier League appearances against Norwich, with one of those goals coming in his only start against the Canaries (October 2012).
  • Jose Mourinho has lost seven league games in a campaign for the first time as a manager in any league.
  • Chelsea have lost three league games in a row for the first time since October 1999.
  • Norwich have won just one of their last seven top-flight games (D2 L4), although that victory did come last time out (1-0 v Swansea).
  • Dieumerci Mbokani has been involved in three of the Canaries' last five Premier League goals (scored two, one assist).
  • Chelsea have allowed more shots on target against them than any other team from inside the penalty area this season (49).
  • Chelsea have scored three goals direct from free kicks this season. The rest of the Premier League have scored four between them.
  • The Blues have dropped the joint-most points from leading positions in the top flight this season (eight along with Aston Villa).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Chelsea

Norwich City

Last five games

LLLWL

WLLLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

José Mourinho

208

139

43

26

375

149

226

460

2.21

Alex Neil

12

3

3

6

16

23

-7

12

1.00

 

 

 

 

 

Everton v Aston Villa

 

 

Saturday 21 November 2015 (15:00)

Goodison Park, Liverpool

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Everton wins

Draws

Aston Villa wins

Everton goals

Aston Villa goals

Overall: 46

11

17

18

57

67

At home: 23

8

9

6

34

29

Average Goals scored per Game

2.70

 

  • Everton have lost just one of their last nine Premier League encounters with Aston Villa (W4 D4), although that defeat did come last time out, 2-3 at Villa Park last May.
  • The Toffees have scored either two or three goals in each of their last nine Premier League games against Villa (along with a 1-1 in January 2012).
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored in each of his three top-flight games for Everton against Aston Villa (one in each game).
  • Lukaku is one goal off hitting 50 in the Premier League, which would make him only the fifth player in Premier League history to make that milestone before turning 23 (along with Owen, Fowler, Rooney and Ronaldo).
  • Everton have gone six top-flight games without keeping a clean sheet; only West Ham have gone longer without a shutout (seven games).
  • The Villans have now gone 11 Premier League games without enjoying a victory (D2 L9), the longest winless streak in the division.
  • Villa's haul of just five points after 12 games is their worst-ever haul at this stage of a top-flight season.
  • New Villa boss Remi Garde met Everton twice in the Premier League as an Arsenal player, winning one and drawing one, with both games coming at Goodison Park in 1997.
  • Everton are the only side in the Premier League this season to see all their goals scored from open play (20 out of 20).
  • Only David Silva (6) and Mesut Ozil (10) have more Premier League assists this season than Gerard Deulofeu (5).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Everton

Aston Villa

Last five games

DWLLD

DLLLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Roberto Martinez

240

75

68

97

295

380

-85

293

1.22

Rémi Garde

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

1.00

 

 

 

Newcastle United v Leicester City

 

 

Saturday 21 November 2015 (15:00)

St. James' Park, Newcastle

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Newcastle United wins

Draws

Leicester City wins

Newcastle United goals

Leicester City goals

Overall: 18

9

5

4

24

21

At home: 9

7

1

1

17

10

Average Goals scored per Game

2.50

 

  • Newcastle have lost just one of their last eight Premier League clashes with Leicester (W4 D3), although that defeat did come last time out: 0-3 at the King Power Stadium last May.
  • At St. James' Park, the Magpies have won each of their last four home Premier League clashes with Leicester, with the Foxes netting just one goal in total in those games.
  • There have been three players sent off in the last three league meetings between these two sides (Newcastle's Mike Williamson and Darryl Janmaat last May and Richie Wellens for Leicester in January 2010 in the Championship).
  • Leonardo Ulloa has scored three goals across the Foxes last two meetings with Newcastle in all competitions.
  • The Magpies have kept two Premier League clean sheets in the row. They last went three top-flight games without conceding back in November 2014.
  • Steve McClaren's charges have managed just one goal in total in their last three Premier League fixtures.
  • Claudio Ranieri's side have suffered just one defeat this season in the top-flight, a league-low figure along with Tottenham.
  • The Foxes have scored the highest percentage of second half goals of any team in the Premier League (72%).
  • Giorginio Wijnaldum has scored a league-high four headed goals from just four headers on target in the Premier League this season.
  • Jamie Vardy can equal Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of scoring in 10 consecutive Premier League appearances (currently on nine).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Newcastle United

Leicester City

Last five games

WDLWL

WWWDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Steve McClaren

202

66

54

82

241

269

-28

252

1.25

Claudio Ranieri

158

83

41

34

287

162

125

290

1.84

 

 

 

Southampton v Stoke City

 

 

Saturday 21 November 2015 (15:00)

St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Southampton wins

Draws

Stoke City wins

Southampton goals

Stoke City goals

Overall: 6

1

4

1

9

9

At home: 3

1

2

0

4

3

Average Goals scored per Game

3.00

 

  • Both sides have enjoyed one win each in their six Premier League clashes (D4), with both victories coming last season (both at home).
  • In only one of those six meetings has a team failed to score (Saints' 1-0 home win in October 2014).
  • Mame Biram Diouf has scored in Stoke's last two clashes with Southampton in all competitions (two goals in total).
  • Southampton are unbeaten in six Premier League games (W4 D2); the last time they enjoyed a longer unbeaten run in the top-flight was back in November 2013 (eight games in total).
  • The Potters have lost just one of their last seven top-flight games and have kept four clean sheets in their last five Premier League matches.
  • Indeed, this is Stoke's best-ever start to a Premier League campaign (16 pts, -2 goal difference).
  • Saints have scored the most headed goals in the top division this season (6).
  • Peter Odemwingie has scored three goals in three Premier League appearances against Southampton.
  • Jack Butland has made more saves than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this season (50).
  • Southampton have seen a player sent off in two of their last three league games, though they've not been beaten in either match (W1 D1).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Southampton

Stoke City

Last five games

WWDDW

WDLWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Ronald Koeman

50

23

11

16

73

46

27

80

1.60

Mark Hughes

358

129

98

131

457

459

-2

485

1.35

 

 

 

 

 

Swansea City v Bournemouth

 

 

Saturday 21 November 2015 (15:00)

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Swansea City wins

Draws

Bournemouth wins

Swansea 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

 

  • Swansea have lost just one of their last six league meetings with Bournemouth, winning four and drawing one.
  • The last time the two sides met came in League One 07/08 when Swansea lost 2-1 at home in a season which ultimately saw the Swans promoted and the Cherries relegated.
  • The Swans have enjoyed just one victory in their last eight top-flight games (D2 L5).
  • At the Liberty, Swansea are without a win in four top-flight games (D2 L2); they last went longer without a Premier League home win in September 2013 (eight games in total).
  • The Cherries have lost each of their last four Premier League games, netting just two and conceding 13 in the process.
  • Sylvan Distin is one game short of making 450 Premier League starts and thus becoming the first outfield player from outside the UK to hit that milestone and third overall (also Brad Friedel - 450 and Mark Schwarzer - 514).
  • Swansea are now without a clean sheet in six Premier League games, their worst run since August 2014 (seven).
  • Swansea have had the fewest different goalscorers of any team in the Premier League this season (three).
  • The Swans have conceded the highest proportion of goals from set pieces of any club in the top flight this season (50%).
  • Bournemouth have scored 67% of their goals in the opening 30 minutes of games, the highest proportion in the top flight.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Swansea City

Bournemouth

Last five games

LLWLD

LLLLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Garry Monk

64

24

15

25

83

84

-1

87

1.36

Eddie Howe

12

2

2

8

12

25

-13

8

0.67

 

 

 

 

 

West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal

 

 

Saturday 21 November 2015 (15:00)

The Hawthorns, West Bromwich

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

West Bromwich Albion wins

Draws

Arsenal wins

West Bromwich Albion goals

Arsenal goals

Overall: 18

2

3

13

18

39

At home: 9

1

2

6

10

17

Average Goals scored per Game

3.17

 

  • West Brom have registered just two wins in their 18 Premier League meetings with Arsenal (D3 L13), and are without a win against the Gunners in the last nine top-flight clashes.
  • The Gunners have scored in every one of those 18 Premier League games against West Brom, the longest 100% scoring record of any side against a single opponent in Premier League history.
  • West Brom have averaged 0.5 points per game against Arsenal in the Premier League, their joint-lowest return against any side they've met more than twice.
  • The Gunners have taken 31 points from a possible 36 in the last 12 Premier League matches on the road (W10 D1 L1).
  • Olivier Giroud has scored in four of his last six Premier League appearances.
  • Since joining the club in 2012, Giroud has scored more headed goals than any other player in the Premier League (15), including one against West Brom in May 2014.
  • Including blocked, West Brom have fired in the fewest shots this season (113) while Arsenal have mustered the joint-most (221, level with Man City).
  • Only 56% of the shots on target faced by Arsenal have been from inside the penalty area - the lowest proportion in the top flight.
  • Only Southampton (six) have scored more headed goals in the Premier League than West Brom and Arsenal (five each).
  • 80% of the goals West Brom have scored have been netted in the 15 minute periods either side of half time.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

West Bromwich Albion

Arsenal

Last five games

LLWWL

DWWWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Tony Pulis

246

78

69

99

243

314

-71

303

1.23

Arsène Wenger

726

422

178

126

1367

685

682

1444

1.99

 

 

 

 

 

Manchester City v Liverpool

 

 

Saturday 21 November 2015 (17:30)

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester City wins

Draws

Liverpool wins

Manchester City goals

Liverpool goals

Overall: 36

7

14

15

42

55

At home: 18

6

9

3

25

19

Average Goals scored per Game

2.69

 

  • Man City have won four and lost none of their last six Premier League games against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.
  • The Reds have lost just one of their last six Premier League away games (W2 D3 L1), but that came in Manchester at Old Trafford v Man Utd.
  • Liverpool have scored just 13 Premier League goals, the joint-lowest tally of any Premier League season for the Reds after 12 matches.
  • This is Manchester City's third best start to a Premier League season after 2011-12 (34 points) and 2012-13 (28).
  • Manchester City have fired in the most shots on target of any team in the Premier League (83).
  • Liverpool have the worst chance conversion rate of any team in the Premier League (10.5%).
  • Philippe Coutinho has scored three goals in four Premier League appearances against Man City.
  • Only opposing goalkeeper Joe Hart (14) has kept more Premier League clean sheets in 2015 than Simon Mignolet (13).
  • Man City have allowed their opponents just 28 shots on target this season, fewer than any other team in the Premier League.
  • Philippe Coutinho has scored as many goals in his last two Premier League appearances under Jurgen Klopp as his final 18 under Brendan Rodgers (3).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Manchester City

Liverpool

Last five games

DWDWW

LWDDD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Manuel Pellegrini

88

59

14

15

211

84

127

191

2.17

Jürgen Klopp

4

1

2

1

5

4

1

5

1.25

 

 

 

 

 

Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United

 

 

Sunday 22 November 2015 (16:00)

White Hart Lane, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Tottenham Hotspur wins

Draws

West Ham wins

Tottenham Hotspur goals

West Ham goals

Overall: 38

18

8

12

52

44

At home: 19

10

5

4

26

18

Average Goals scored per Game

2.53

 

  • This is Tottenham's third best start to a Premier League season in terms of points (2011-12 (28) and 2009-10 (22). Spurs finished fourth in each of those seasons.
  • This is West Ham's best ever start to a Premier League season after 12 matches (21 points).
  • The injured Dimitri Payet has been involved in 35% of West Ham's Premier League goals this season; more than any other player at the club.
  • West Ham have won four of their six Premier League away matches this season; they had won just four of the previous 25.
  • Spurs have lost just two of their last 19 Premier League home matches (W11 D6 L2).
  • There have been three red cards in the last three Premier League meetings between Spurs and the Hammers. This season, West Ham have earned the most reds (four) and Spurs the most yellow cards (27).
  • Andy Carroll has scored in two of his three Premier League appearances for West Ham against Tottenham.
  • Three of the last four goals Spurs have scored against West Ham have been netted in the 90th minute and those three goals have earned an additional five points.
  • Only West Ham (11) have scored more first half goals than Spurs (10) going into this weekend's fixtures.
  • 69% of the goals West Ham have conceded have come in the first half, the highest proportion in the top flight.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Tottenham Hotspur

West Ham United

Last five games

DWWDD

DLWWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Mauricio Pochettino

104

43

31

30

151

129

22

160

1.54

Slaven Bilic

12

6

3

3

23

16

7

21

1.75

 

 

 

 

 

Crystal Palace v Sunderland

 

 

Monday 23 November 2015 (20:00)

Selhurst Park, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Crystal Palace wins

Draws

Sunderland wins

Crystal Palace goals

Sunderland goals

Overall: 4

2

1

1

8

5

At home: 2

1

0

1

4

4

Average Goals scored per Game

3.25

 

  • There has been a 90th minute goal scored in three of the four Premier League meetings between Palace and Sunderland.
  • Steven Fletcher has scored three goals in four Barclays Premier League appearances against Crystal Palace.
  • The Black Cats have won just one of their last 15 Premier League games, drawing five and losing nine.
  • Palace have scored the highest proportion of goals from set pieces in the top division this season (50%).
  • Sunderland have only ever had fewer points after 12 matches in one of their previous 14 Premier League campaigns (five in 2005-06).
  • There has been a red card in both of the Premier League meetings between Palace and Sunderland at Selhurst Park.
  • 19 points after 12 matches is Crystal Palace's best start to a Premier League campaign.
  • Palace have won only three of their last 10 Premier League outings at Selhurst Park (W3 D1 L6).
  • Sunderland and Palace have met four times in the Premier League in the last two seasons and Palace have had a different manager on each occasion. After this game, both sides will have had four different managers over the five meetings.
  • Since winning this fixture last season, the Black Cats have played 20 away games in the Premier League winning just two (W2 D8 L10).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Crystal Palace

Sunderland

Last five games

WDLLW

LLWLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alan Pardew

259

99

52

108

322

377

-55

349

1.35

Sam Allardyce

441

149

120

172

522

601

-79

567

1.29

 

 

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