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Stuart Dalgleish 30th Apr 2014 - 18:45

Premier League Opta Facts | 3-5 May


West Ham v Tottenham

  • Andy Carroll has scored in both previous meetings with Tottenham as a West Ham player, but has ended up on the losing side both times.
  • Tottenham have won nine and lost just two of their last 13 Barclays Premier League meetings with the Hammers (D2).
  • West Ham and Tottenham are both unbeaten in 12:45 kick-offs this season.
  • Roberto Soldado has not scored a Premier League away goal since October 20.
  • Andy Carroll has not scored a Premier League goal at Upton Park since March 2013.
  • West Ham would have an extra 20 points if they had not let any leads slip this season.
  • Tottenham, in contrast, have come from behind to claim 17 points this season, more than any other side.
  • West Ham lost 6-0 (to Everton) in their 37th game of the 1998-99 season; their joint biggest defeat in the competition.
  • The Hammers have gone 230 minutes without a Premier League goal.
  • If West Ham lose this match it will be the first time since May 2011 that they've lost five top-flight games in a row.



Aston Villa v Hull

  • Aston Villa have won four and lost none of five previous Barclays Premier League meetings with the Tigers, keeping a clean sheet in all five games.
  • The Tigers have not scored in any of their last eight competitive meetings with Villa (D1 L7), a run that goes back to August 1987.
  • Villa have made fewer substitutions than any other Premier League team this season (83).
  • Nathan Baker has picked up four bookings in his last six Premier League appearances.
  • Hull haven't won without keeping a clean sheet since beating Liverpool in 3-1 in December.
  • Shane Long has scored four goals in 13 appearances for Hull after bagging three in 15 for West Brom earlier in the season.
  • Long needs one more goal this season to record eight goals in three successive Premier League campaigns.
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored 13 Premier League goals since the start of last season but only three of them have come at Villa Park.
  • Villa have scored more than once in only one of their last 12 Premier League games.
  • Villa have 35 points from 35 games; last season they had 37 from 35 and 36 from 35 the season before.



Man Utd v Sunderland

  • Manchester United have won 10 and lost none of their 12 Barclays Premier League home games against Sunderland (D2).
  • The Black Cats are without a win in 23 league games against the Red Devils overall, taking just five points in total in that spell (D5 L18).
  • Adnan Januzaj scored a brace on his first ever Premier League start in this season's reverse fixture with Sunderland (2-1 to Manchester United).
  • After nine Premier League games without a win, Sunderland have won their last two.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored six goals in his last five Premier League appearances, with the six goals coming in three braces.
  • Gus Poyet's side have scored in all but one of their last 10 away league games.
  • Sunderland have taken seven points against the top four this season; more than Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool and level with Man City.
  • Connor Wickham was the top scoring Premier League player in April with five goals.
  • Wickham has scored five goals in his three PL appearances after netting just one in his first 37 top-flight outings.
  • Sunderland have won only six of 28 Premier League games played in May.



Newcastle v Cardiff

  • Newcastle have won their last seven league games against Cardiff; a run that goes back to 1981.
  • Both meetings between these sides this season (one league, one FA Cup) have ended 2-1 to the away side.
  • If the Premier League season had started on December 27, Newcastle would be bottom of the table.
  • Cardiff have conceded 24 goals in the final 15 minutes this season; more than any other PL side.
  • City stopper Steven Caulker is one of only two outfield players to play every minute of every game this season (along with Palace's Mile Jedinak).
  • Newcastle have drawn only four games this season, their lowest top-flight total since recording two in the 1904-05 season.
  • Newcastle were in eighth place on December 29 after losing to Arsenal. Since then they have lost 12 of their 17 league games but have only fallen one place in the table.
  • When this game kicks-off it will be 493 days since an English player scored for Newcastle in the Premier League (James Perch on Boxing Day 2012).
  • Three of the last five Englishmen to score for Newcastle in the Premier League have been playing for the opposition.
  • Cheick Tiote has been booked in three of his last four Premier League appearances.



Stoke v Fulham

  • Only the Barclays Premier League's top five have taken more points at home than Stoke City this season (33).
  • If only away points counted this season, Fulham would be outside the relegation zone on 14 points, while Stoke would be in it with just 11.
  • Stoke's home game with Aston Villa is the only Premier League fixture this season to see fewer than 45 minutes of ball-in-play time (40:50).
  • Fulham have named the eight oldest starting XIs in the Premier League this season.
  • A win in this game will mean Stoke match their highest total in a Premier League season (47 in 2009-10).
  • The Potters last finished in the top half of the table (in the top-flight) in 1980-81 (11th).
  • Fulham have only ever won 38 of 246 Premier League away games.
  • Of teams to play 100+ Premier League home games, Stoke have lost the fewest (27).
  • The Potters have conceded 299 goals in Premier League history.
  • Fulham have conceded 79 goals. The last three teams to concede as many in the top-flight and not go down are Wigan (79 in 2009-10), Oxford (80 in 1985-86) and Luton (84 in 1982-83).



Swansea v Southampton

  • Swansea have scored in 16 of their 18 home league games this season; only Chelsea and Fulham (17) have scored in more (Arsenal, Liverpool & Man City also on 16).
  • Southampton are without a win in seven away league games against Swansea (D3 L4), not winning there since January 1962.
  • Swansea are the top scoring team in the bottom half of the table (51 goals - only one fewer than sixth-placed Tottenham).
  • The Swans have already scored four more goals than they did last season and seven more than they did in their debut Premier League campaign.
  • Southampton need one more point to record a higher points total than they have in any of their last 11 top-flight seasons.
  • The Saints have gone 205 minutes without conceding a goal in the Premier League.
  • The Swans have won their last two games; they have not won three in a row within a single season since March 2012.
  • Wilfried Bony has scored a brace in each of Swansea's last two Premier League games.
  • Southampton's last three goals have been own goals (2) or penalties.
  • Southampton are one of three Premier League teams not to pick up a red card this season (along with Aston Villa and West Brom).



Everton v Man City

  • Everton have won nine of their last 13 Barclays Premier League meetings with Manchester City (D1 L3).
  • The Citizens have lost their last four league games at Goodison Park and have won just one of their last 15 (D4 L10).
  • Six of Man City's last seven Premier League goals have come before half-time.
  • Roberto Martinez has lost eight of his nine Premier League encounters with Man City (D1).
  • Yaya Toure needs one more goal to become only the second central midfielder to score 20+ goals in a PL season (after Lampard with 22 in 2009-10).
  • Since the start of December, City have taken more points away from home (27) than any other team.
  • City have scored in each of their last 10 games; no other Premier League team is on a run longer than five currently.
  • Sergio Aguero has been substituted 47 times in his Premier League career, more than any other player in the division in that period.
  • Aguero has scored only one goal in four Premier League games after notching in each of his previous five appearances.
  • Alvaro Negredo has scored no goals in 14 appearances since returning from injury, after bagging 23 in 33 beforehand (all comps).



Arsenal v West Brom

  • Arsenal have scored in all 15 previous games against the Baggies in the Barclays Premier League (W10 D3 L2).
  • West Brom have drawn four of their five Barclays Premier League games in London this season (L1).
  • Arsenal last failed to score in a Premier League game in May back in 2009 (0-0 v Man Utd).
  • The Gunners have scored 109 Premier League goals in May, more than any other side.
  • Arsenal have scored exactly three goals in each of their last three Premier League games.
  • Arsenal are on the longest current winning run in the Premier League (three games).
  • Mesut Ozil has been involved in 14 goals in 24 Premier League appearances for Arsenal.
  • WBA have lost only one of their last five league games (W2 D2).
  • The Baggies have won only three of their 20 Premier League games played in May.
  • The four teams immediately below West Brom in the table have won more games than them this season.



Chelsea v Norwich

  • Chelsea have not lost consecutive home league games since October/November 2011, when they lost to Arsenal and Liverpool.
  • The Canaries have lost their last eight away games in the Barclays Premier League.
  • Eden Hazard has created more goalscoring chances than any other player in the Premier League this season (87).
  • Fernando Torres and Ricky van Wolfswinkel have managed a combined 25 shots on target between them in the Premier League this season.
  • Torres has come on from the bench and been booked in each of his last two league appearances.
  • Demba Ba and Willian have scored four of Chelsea's last five league goals.
  • Chelsea have won their last 11 games on a Sunday but only two of their last five played on a Saturday.
  • Jose Mourinho has won all eight games played on a Sunday this season after winning only one of his final 10 Sunday games in his first spell at the club.
  • Norwich have scored 13 goals in their last five Premier League games played in May.
  • Chelsea have won only four of their last 10 Premier League games played in May.



Crystal Palace v Liverpool

  • Had the Barclays Premier League started on January 1st, Crystal Palace would be seventh in the table on 27 points.
  • Liverpool have scored in 17 of their 18 away league games this season, failing to score only at Arsenal.
  • Three of Liverpool's last five Premier League defeats have been to London clubs.
  • Liverpool have won 44 points in 2014, one more than Palace have recorded all season.
  • 21 of Luis Suarez's 30 Premier League goals this season have come against teams currently in the bottom half, with 14 of them coming against the teams in the bottom four heading into this weekend.
  • Palace have taken six points from their last five Premier League home games, despite scoring only two goals in that spell.
  • Despite having 37 points fewer than Liverpool, the Eagles have conceded three goals fewer.
  • There have been 61 goals in Liverpool's last 17 Premier League games in London, an average of 3.6 per match.
  • Liverpool can set a new club record of seven top-flight away wins in a row if they win this game.
  • Palace have scored just 16 goals from open play this season, fewer than any other side and fewer than Suarez (25) and Sturridge (17).
  • Palace and Liverpool have both named an unchanged line-up eight times this season, more than any other side.




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