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Stuart Dalgleish 27th Dec 2015 - 21:42

Premier League Opta Facts - 28-30 December

Crystal Palace v Swansea

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Crystal Palace wins

Draws

Swansea City wins

Crystal Palace goals

Swansea City goals

Overall: 4

1

2

1

3

4

At home: 2

1

0

1

1

2

Average Goals scored per Game

1.75

 

  • The Eagles have won only one of their last eight league matches against Swansea (W1 D3 L4).
  • Swansea City have won three of their last four league away trips to play Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park (W3 D0 L1).
  • The Swans have conceded only three goals in their last eight league games against Crystal Palace.
  • Crystal Palace have failed to win their final league game in each of the last three years - drawing with QPR in 2014, losing to Man City in 2013 and drawing with Nottingham Forest in the Championship in 2012.
  • Swansea have won just one of their last 10 Premier League trips to London (W1 D3 L6).
  • Palace have won their last two Premier League home games - they haven't won three in a row at Selhurst Park in the competition since February 2014.
  • Alan Pardew has picked up just eight points in eight previous Premier League encounters with Swansea City (W2 D2 L4).
  • Swansea have won just one of their last nine Premier League away games, losing six of these (D2).
  • The Swans have suffered defeat in their last three Premier League away trips - they have not lost four successive top-flight away games since their opening four trips in the Premier League (Aug-Oct 2011).
  • Crystal Palace are unbeaten in five Premier League games, their best run since April 2014 (also five unbeaten).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Crystal Palace

Swansea City

Last five games

DWWDW

WDLLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alan Pardew

265

102

54

109

331

381

-50

360

1.36

Alan Curtis (Caretaker)

3

1

1

1

2

2

0

4

1.33

 

Everton v Stoke

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Everton wins

Draws

Stoke City wins

Everton goals

Stoke City goals

Overall: 14

5

5

4

16

13

At home: 7

4

1

2

10

4

Average Goals scored per Game

2.07

 

  • Everton have conceded only nine goals in their last 20 home league games against Stoke and never more than once in a single match during this run.
  • Stoke City won both of their Premier League meetings with Everton in 2014-15 without conceding a single goal (2-0 at home, 1-0 away).
  • The Toffees have won seven of their last 10 top-flight home games against Stoke (W7 D1 L2).
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored six goals in his last six Premier League appearances at Goodison Park after a run of just one goal in his previous 14 PL apps there.
  • Everton have lost more Premier League games (5) than they have won (3) at Goodison Park since the start of May (D3).
  • There have been 19 goals scored in the last four Premier League games played at Goodison Park; an average of 4.8 per game.
  • Stoke City have lost just one of their last six Premier League away games (W3 D2 L1).
  • The Potters have kept a clean sheet in five of their last six Premier League games away from home - this is more than they'd kept in their previous 33 PL away games (4).
  • Overall, Stoke City have kept a clean sheet in eight of their last 11 Premier League games.
  • Marko Arnautovic has now scored more Premier League goals this season (6) than his previous two combined (5).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Everton

Stoke City

Last five games

WLDDD

WLDWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Roberto Martinez

246

77

71

98

307

388

-81

302

1.23

Mark Hughes

364

132

99

133

463

463

0

495

1.36

 

Norwich v Aston Villa

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Norwich City wins

Draws

Aston Villa wins

Norwich City goals

Aston Villa goals

Overall: 14

3

5

6

14

20

At home: 7

2

2

3

6

6

Average Goals scored per Game

2.43

 

  • The Canaries have scored in all but two of their 27 league meetings with Aston Villa at home.
  • Aston Villa have won their last three league meetings with Norwich City - they have never won four in a row in league competition versus the Canaries.
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor has had a hand in six goals (three goals, three assists) in six Premier League appearances against Norwich.
  • Norwich City haven't won their final league game in a calendar year since 2010; losing in 2014, 2013 and 2012 and drawing in 2011.
  • The last time that Aston Villa ended a calendar year with a league victory was in 2011, when they won 3-1 away at Chelsea on New Year's Eve.
  • Aston Villa have won just three of their last 12 Premier League games against newly-promoted opposition (W3 D3 L6).
  • The Canaries have netted just four goals in their last five Premier League games at Carrow Road, three of which have been scored from corners.
  • Since winning away at Bournemouth on MD1, Aston Villa have picked up just two points in eight Premier League away games in 2015-16 (D2 L6).
  • Villa have drawn their last two Premier League away games - they haven't gone three away games in a row unbeaten in the competition since December 2014.
  • Jordan Ayew has now scored in five of his last nine league games for Aston Villa (five goals).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Norwich City

Aston Villa

Last five games

LWDLD

DDLDL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alex Neil

18

4

5

9

20

32

-12

17

0.94

Rémi Garde

7

0

4

3

5

12

-7

4

0.57

 

Watford v Tottenham

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Watford wins

Draws

Tottenham Hotspur wins

Watford goals

Tottenham Hotspur goals

Overall: 4

0

2

2

2

8

At home: 2

0

2

0

1

1

Average Goals scored per Game

2.50

 

  • Watford are unbeaten in their last five league home games against Spurs (W2 D3).
  • Tottenham are undefeated in their last seven competitive games against Watford (W5 D2 L0).
  • Watford's last win over Tottenham in all competitions was a 3-2 League Cup victory at White Hart Lane in October 1994.
  • This will be the first Premier League meeting between managers Mauricio Pochettino and Quique Sánchez Flores - their first ever meeting in La Liga saw Flores' Atletico Madrid side beat Pochettino's Espanyol outfit 4-0 at home (Nov 2009).
  • Watford have not ended the calendar year with a league defeat since 2007 (2-4 versus QPR in the Championship).
  • Spurs have not lost their final league game of a calendar year since 2008, when they lost 0-2 away at West Bromwich Albion.
  • Watford have kept six clean sheets in their nine Premier League home games so far in 2015-16.
  • The Hornets will be looking to win three successive top-flight home games for the first time since December 1986 (four in a row).
  • Since losing away to Manchester United on MD1 (0-1), Tottenham are unbeaten away from home in the Premier League (W3 D4).
  • Harry Kane has bagged 27 Premier League goals in 2015, more than any other player.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Watford

Tottenham Hotspur

Last five games

DWWWW

WWLDD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Quique Sánchez Flores

18

8

5

5

23

18

5

29

1.61

Mauricio Pochettino

110

46

33

31

162

133

29

171

1.55

 

West Brom v Newcastle

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

West Brom wins

Draws

Newcastle United wins

West Brom goals

Newcastle United goals

Overall: 18

3

5

10

22

35

At home: 9

2

3

4

10

15

Average Goals scored per Game

3.17

 

  • WBA striker Victor Anichebe has scored five goals in the Premier League versus Newcastle; more than against any other opponent.
  • Newcastle United have lost just one of their last seven Premier League meetings with WBA (W4 D2 L1).
  • The Magpies have only failed to score in two of their last 28 league meetings with West Brom.
  • West Bromwich Albion have not won their final Premier League game of the calendar year since they were re-promoted in 2010 (L3 D2).
  • WBA have lost seven of their last 13 Premier League home games (W3 D3 L7).
  • West Brom have scored 22 goals in 18 Premier League home matches under Tony Pulis (1.22 per game).
  • Newcastle United have won two of their last three Premier League away games (W2 L1) - this after winning just one of their previous 18 on the road in the competition (W1 D3 L14).
  • The Magpies have failed to score in nine of their last 14 Premier League away games.
  • The Baggies have gone five successive Premier League games without a win for the first time under Tony Pulis (D3 L2).
  • West Brom have attempted a league-low 155 shots (inc. blocked) in the Premier League in 2015-16.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

West Bromwich Albion

Newcastle United

Last five games

LLDDD

LDWWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Tony Pulis

252

79

72

101

250

322

-72

309

1.23

Steve McClaren

208

68

55

85

247

280

-33

259

1.25

 

Arsenal v Bournemouth

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Arsenal wins

Draws

Bournemouth wins

Arsenal 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

 

  • The Gunners are unbeaten in their last 21 Premier League meetings with newly-promoted opposition (W17 D4).
  • This will be only the second-ever competitive meeting between Arsenal and Bournemouth.
  • The only previous meeting between these two sides was a League Cup third round tie in 1987/88 that saw Arsenal prevail 3-0 thanks to goals from Alan Smith, Kevin Richardson and Michael Thomas.
  • Bournemouth will become Arsenal's 80th different opponent in league football in this match.
  • Arsenal have not lost their final Premier League game in a calendar year since 2006; when they lost 0-1 away at Sheffield United.
  • Arsenal have scored in each of their last 29 Premier League games against newly-promoted opposition.
  • Arsenal's last Premier League defeat against a newly-promoted side was in March 2012 in a 1-2 away loss to Queens Park Rangers.
  • The Cherries have won on five of their last six league trips to London (L1), including a win at reigning Premier League champions Chelsea earlier this month.
  • Arsenal have won 16 points from a possible 18 in their last six Premier League home games (W5 D1 L0).
  • Bournemouth are now unbeaten in six Premier League matches (W3 D3).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Arsenal

Bournemouth

Last five games

LWWWD

DWWWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Arsène Wenger

732

425

179

128

1376

694

682

1454

1.99

Eddie Howe

18

5

5

8

22

32

-10

20

1.11

 

Man Utd v Chelsea

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester United wins

Draws

Chelsea wins

Manchester United goals

Chelsea goals

Overall: 46

13

17

16

58

61

At home: 23

8

9

6

32

27

Average Goals scored per Game

2.59

 

  • The last three fixtures between these two sides at Old Trafford in the Premier League have produced just three goals in total.
  • Chelsea have inflicted more defeats over Manchester United in the Premier League than any other club (16).
  • Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in their final Premier League game of 2012, 2013 and 2014.
  • The Blues are unbeaten in their last five Premier League meetings with Man Utd (W3 D2).
  • Wayne Rooney has scored six goals in his last 11 Premier League starts against Chelsea.
  • There have been five red cards in the last six Premier League meetings between these two sides - three to Chelsea, two to Man Utd.
  • Manchester United have won just four of their last 10 Premier League home games (W4 D4 L2).
  • The Red Devils have kept six clean sheets and conceded just three goals in their eight Premier League home games in 2015-16.
  • Man Utd have lost four competitive matches in a row within a single season for the first time since October-November 1961.
  • Guus Hiddink has won his last three competitive meetings with Louis van Gaal; all with PSV against AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands in 2005-06.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Manchester United

Chelsea

Last five games

LLLDD

DWLLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Louis van Gaal

56

28

15

13

84

53

31

99

1.77

Guus Hiddink

14

11

2

1

26

11

15

35

2.50

 

West Ham v Southampton

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

West Ham United wins

Draws

Southampton wins

West Ham United goals

Southampton goals

Overall: 26

11

7

8

36

30

At home: 13

9

1

3

27

15

Average Goals scored per Game

2.54

 

  • None of the last 12 Premier League games between these two at the Boleyn Ground have ended in a draw (nine wins for West Ham).
  • Southampton will be looking to win successive league away games at West Ham for the first time since April 1992.
  • Mark Noble has scored three goals in his last three Premier League appearances against Southampton at the Boleyn Ground.
  • The last time that West Ham won their final league game of a calendar year was in December 2008 (2-1 v Stoke City).
  • Southampton last won their final league game in a calendar year in December 2010 (4-1 v Huddersfield), losing two and drawing two of their year-ending league games since.
  • Southampton have lost just one of their last five Premier League trips to London (W3 D1 L1).
  • West Ham are unbeaten in their last six Premier League home games, but four of these have been draws (W2 D4 L0).
  • Southampton have won just two of their last 15 Premier League away games (W2 D5 L8), netting just 11 goals in this run.
  • Despite being injured since early November, Dimitri Payet has created more than twice as many chances as any other West Ham player in the Premier League this season (47).
  • West Ham have recorded five successive top flight draws for the first time since October 1968 (they've never drawn six in a row in the top flight).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

West Ham United

Southampton

Last five games

DDDDD

WLLDL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Slaven Bilic

18

6

8

4

26

22

4

26

1.44

Ronald Koeman

56

24

12

20

79

54

25

84

1.50

 

Leicester v Man City

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Leicester City wins

Draws

Manchester City wins

Leicester City goals

Manchester City goals

Overall: 8

3

1

4

7

7

At home: 4

0

1

3

2

5

Average Goals scored per Game

1.75

 

  • Leicester City lost both of their league meetings with Man City last season, but they've not lost three successive league games against the Citizens since August 1961.
  • Manchester City are unbeaten in their last five league away trips to Leicester City (W3 D2).
  • Leicester City ended 2012, 2013 and 2014 with a victory in their final league game of the calendar year.
  • Manchester City have not suffered a defeat in their final league game of a calendar year since a 1-4 home loss to Charlton Athletic in December 2000.
  • Leicester City have scored in each of their last 14 Premier League home games.
  • The Foxes have won 10 of their last 14 Premier League matches at the King Power Stadium (W10 D2 L2).
  • Manchester City are on a five game winless run away from home in the Premier League (D2 L3); their worst away run in the competition since April 2011 (six away games without a win).
  • The Citizens have scored just one goal in their last four Premier League away games.
  • Wilfried Bony has scored in four of his last six appearances for Man City in all competitions.
  • Kevin De Bruyne has had a hand in 20 goals (10 goals, 10 assists) in 23 competitive appearances for Manchester City.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Leicester City

Manchester City

Last five games

LWWWD

WLWLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Claudio Ranieri

164

87

42

35

299

167

132

303

1.85

Manuel Pellegrini

94

62

14

18

222

95

127

200

2.13

 

Sunderland v Liverpool

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Sunderland wins

Draws

Liverpool wins

Sunderland goals

Liverpool goals

Overall: 28

3

9

16

14

39

At home: 14

3

2

9

8

19

Average Goals scored per Game

1.89

 

  • Sunderland have managed to pick up just two points in their last six Premier League meetings with Liverpool (W0 D2 L4).
  • Liverpool have conceded only 10 goals in their last 22 league meetings with Sunderland.
  • Sunderland have lost 70 league matches against Liverpool - only against Everton (71) have they lost more often (also lost 70 v Aston Villa).
  • Sunderland have won just three of their 28 Premier League games against Liverpool, all by a one goal margin at the Stadium of Light.
  • Perhaps the most famous win by Sunderland against the Reds came in 2009-10 when their winning goal saw Darren Bent's shot deflected into the net by a beach ball thrown from the crowd.
  • James Milner has scored five Premier League goals against Sunderland; more than against any other opponent in the competition.
  • Christian Benteke has netted five goals in six Premier League appearances against Sunderland; more than versus any other side - this includes one of only two hat-tricks in the competition (April 2013).
  • Benteke's winning goal against Leicester City on Boxing Day was his first in the competition for the Reds since October.
  • Sunderland have conceded just two goals in their four Premier League home games under Sam Allardyce, but both of these goals have contributed to 0-1 defeats.
  • Liverpool have lost their last two Premier League away games without scoring - they haven't lost three consecutive away games in the competition since April 2012 (four in a row).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Sunderland

Liverpool

Last five games

LLLLW

WLDLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Sam Allardyce

447

151

120

176

528

612

-84

573

1.28

Jürgen Klopp

10

4

3

3

13

12

1

15

1.50

 

 
 
 

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