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Callum Jones 1st Oct 2014 - 11:00

Premier League Opta Facts – 4th & 5th October

Hull City v Crystal Palace

The away side had a player sent off in both Barclays Premier League meetings between these two sides last season which were both won 1-0 by Crystal Palace.

The Eagles are unbeaten in their last eight league matches against the Tigers, winning four and drawing four.

Hull City have won just one of their last 11 Premier League matches since their FA Cup semi-final win in April (W1 D4 L6).

The Tigers have won none of their last five Premier League games at the KC Stadium (W0 D2 L3).

Crystal Palace have lost just one of their last seven Premier League away games (W4 D2 L1).

Crystal Palace have committed 91 fouls so far, more than any other side in the top flight.

Since the start of last season, Ahmed Elmohamady has fired in 275 crosses from open play; 51 more than any other player.

Mile Jedinak has made more tackles (33) and interceptions (23) than any other player this season in the Premier League; two categories that he also led in last term.

Steve Bruce has won 41% of his games in charge of Hull City (all comps), the only club he managed a higher win ratio in charge of was Crystal Palace (61%).

Crystal Palace have the lowest average possession figure in the Premier League so far this season (34.6%).

 

Leicester City v Burnley

Leicester have won five and lost none of the last seven league meetings with Burnley.

Burnley have scored with just two percent of their shots this season, the lowest conversion rate in the Premier League.

In contrast, the Foxes have netted with 23% of their shots at goal, a figure only Chelsea (26%) can better.

Nigel Pearson's side have lost just one of their last 18 league games on home soil (W12 D5 L1). They have scored in every game in that 18-match run. In that solitary defeat, Leonardo Ulloa scored two goals against Leicester in a 4-1 win for Brighton.

In their last home game, Leicester scored five goals from just five shots on target.

Leonardo Ulloa has scored five goals in six Premier League games, four of them in three at the Walkers Stadium.

Burnley have lost just two of their last 15 league games away from home (W6 D7 L2), but those two have come in their three Premier League outings (W0 D1 L2).

Lukas Jutkiewicz has attempted the most shots (excl. blocked) without scoring in the Premier League so far this season (14).

Burnley pair Kieran Trippier (32) and Ben Mee (30) have made more long throws than any other player in the Premier League this season.

12 of the 18 players that Burnley have used in the Premier League this season have been English; more than any other side. Leicester City have used 11 English players.

 

Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion

Daniel Sturridge has scored in three of his five Barclays Premier League appearances against West Brom including both games for Liverpool.

West Brom have won three and lost just one of their last five Premier League games against Liverpool.

The Baggies have only scored 10 Premier League goals against Liverpool, the earliest being in the 43rd minute and nine coming in the second half.

West Brom have only ever won back to back away Premier League matches on three occasions, the last time in November 2012.

After a run of 40 points from a possible 42 at Anfield, Liverpool have won just two of their last five home Premier League games (W2 D1 L2).

The Reds have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 Premier League matches.

Jonas Olsson is the only player to have made more than one error leading to an opposition goal in the Premier League this season (2).

Alan Irvine has already won as many competitive games as West Brom manager (three wins from eight games) as Pepe Mel did (three wins from 17 games).

This is the third time in the last five Premier League seasons that Liverpool have won seven points or fewer from their opening six games (2014-15, 2012-13 and 2010-11).

The Baggies have scored more goals from corners than any other team in the Premier League this season (3).

 

Sunderland v Stoke City

Peter Odemwingie has scored four goals in seven Barclays Premier League appearances against Sunderland.

There has been a red card in four of the last five Premier League games between Sunderland and Stoke.

There have been only six goals scored in the last five Premier League games between the Black Cats and the Potters.

After winning four games in a row in April/May, Sunderland have now gone seven games without a victory (L2 D5).

Of first-choice goalkeepers in the Premier League this season, Vito Mannone has the best saves to shots ratio (76%).

After having a save to shots ratio ranging between 71-75% in his four previous seasons as first choice Stoke goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic has only saved 58% of shots in 2014-15.

Peter Crouch is looking to score in three successive Premier League appearances for the first time since December 2008.

Crouch has scored 43 headed goals in the Premier League, only Alan Shearer (46) and Dion Dublin (45) have scored more.

Sunderland have failed to score in their last two PL games - they haven't got three games without scoring in the Premier League since a run of four games in April 2012.

Stoke City are unbeaten in five successive PL away games (W2 D3) - if they avoid defeat in this game, they'll equal their longest unbeaten away run in the Premier League of six games set in between Feb-Apr 2010.

 

Swansea City v Newcastle United

Swansea City have won the last four Barclays Premier League games against Newcastle United.

In each of the last three Premier League meetings, Swansea haven't had a single player booked, while Newcastle have had only two players shown a yellow card.

Rémy Cabella has created the most goalscoring chances without having assisted a Premier League goal this season (17).

Swansea City have had the fewest touches in the opposition box (62) in the Premier League this season.

Newcastle have used as many French players in the Premier League this season as French Ligue 1 sides Paris Saint Germain and Toulouse have so far in 2014-15 (6).

Alan Pardew has a better win percentage as Newcastle manager in the Premier League (36%) than any other last five Magpies' managers in the competition.

Of the 17 ever-present Premier League sides in 2014, Newcastle have won the fewest points (19), scored the fewest goals (19) and conceded the most (47).

Despite leaving in January, the only player to have scored more Premier League goals for Newcastle than Yohan Cabaye (7) since the start of last season is the now-departed Loic Remy (14).

Swansea have 11 players that have appeared in every Premier League game so far this season; more than any other side.

Alan Pardew has gone seven games without a win in the Premier League (L4 D3), his worst run of results in the competition at Newcastle United.

 

Aston Villa v Manchester City

Manchester City have won five and lost one of their last six Barclays Premier League meetings with Aston Villa.

Villa have failed to score in four of the last five Premier League games against City, the exception being the 3-2 win over the champions last season at Villa Park.

Sergio Aguero has scored 10 goals in his last 12 Premier League away games.

Edin Dzeko scored three goals in two appearances against the Villans last season.

Frank Lampard has scored 13 Premier League goals against Aston Villa, more than he has netted against any other opponent, including eight in his last six starts against them.

Aston Villa have attempted just nine shots on target in six Premier League games this season; fewer than any other side.

Manchester City have scored in 18 of their last 19 Premier League games. Indeed Manuel Pellegrini's side have scored at least twice in their last six Premier League away games.

David Silva now has 41 Premier League assists for Manchester City; 17 more than any other player for the club.

31 of Edin Dzeko's 48 Premier League goals have come away from home (65%).

Manchester City have lost just one of their last 16 Premier League away games (W11 D4 L1).

 

Manchester United v Everton

Only four players have ever scored a hat-trick in the Barclays Premier League against Manchester United and two of them could play for Everton in this match: Samuel Eto'o and Romelu Lukaku.

Manchester United have won just one of the last five Premier League games against Everton (W1 D1 L3).

Alex Ferguson and David Moyes both lost their first Premier League home games as United boss against Everton.

Everton have lost 299 Premier League games, which is more than any other team in the competition.

Roberto Martinez's side have dropped more points from winning positions than any other team in the Premier League (7).

Robin van Persie is the second non-British player (after Dwight Yorke) to score 40+ Premier League goals for two different clubs

Everton have won five and lost just one of their last eight Premier League away matches.

Manchester United have lost eight Premier League games at Old Trafford since the start of last season, as many as they had lost in the previous five campaigns from 2008-09 to 2012-13.

Phil Jagielka could make his 250th Premier League appearance in this match. This could also be his 200th start for Everton in the competition.
The Red Devils have already used 29 players in the Premier League this season; six more than any other team. They used 30 different players in the whole of 2013-14.

 

Chelsea v Arsenal

Didier Drogba has scored 15 goals in 15 appearances against Arsenal in all competitions (including Emirates Cup).

Arsenal have lost just one of their last 14 Barclays Premier League games since defeat at Stamford Bridge in March.

The last time these two sides met was Arsene Wenger's 1000th competitive game in charge of Arsenal and turned out to be his heaviest defeat (0-6).

Jose Mourinho has never lost as an opposition coach against Arsene Wenger in any competition (W6 D5 L0).

Arsenal have won away at Stamford Bridge more often than any other visiting side in the Barclays Premier League (7).

The last five Premier League wins Arsenal have enjoyed at Stamford Bridge have all seen the Gunners come from behind to win.

Arsenal have won none of their last 14 Premier League meetings against Chelsea, Man Utd or Man City (W0 D7 L7).

Former Gunner Cesc Fabregas leads the league with six goal assists and has 76 overall ranking him seventh in the all-time Premier League list.

Arsenal and Chelsea have both recovered six points from losing positions this season, the joint-most in the Premier League.

Chelsea have scored with 26% of their shots this season, the best chance conversion in the Premier League.

Arsenal have conceded 199 goals in Premier League London derbies while Chelsea have conceded 198.

 

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton

Two Spurs players scored braces in 3-2 wins over Southampton in last season's Barclays Premier League games (Adebayor & Eriksen).

Mauricio Pochettino comes up against his former club who he coached for 54 Premier League games with a record of W19 D18 L17.

Tottenham have won all four Premier League games against Saints since the south coast club's return to the top flight.

Southampton's total of 13 points from six games is their best since claiming 14 in 1983-84.

Spurs have lost their last two home Premier League games. The last time they lost three in a row on home soil was in September 2008 under Juande Ramos.

Southampton have won three of their last five Premier League away games (W3 D1 L1).

Graziano Pelle has scored four goals in his last four Premier League outings.

Since August 2012, Pelle has scored 54 goals in 63 league appearances.

Sadio Mane has made five assists in five league games this season (Premier League & Austrian Bundesliga).

The 19 players to have made a Premier League appearance for Southampton this season are made up of 14 different nationalities; the most diverse of PL teams.

 

West Ham United v Queens Park Rangers

There have been red cards in three of the last five Barclays Premier League meetings between West Ham and QPR

West Ham ended their game vs QPR in October 2012 with eight players on a yellow card, more than any team has had in any game in Premier League history.

QPR have won none of their last five Premier League London derbies (W0 D2 L3), losing the last three in a row.

Diafra Sakho has scored in all three of his Premier League starts for West Ham United.

Harry Redknapp has overseen just 12 goals in 15 Premier League away games as The R's boss.

QPR have won just two of their last 35 Premier League away games (W2 D7 L26).

Each of West Ham's last three home Premier League wins have been followed up by back to back home defeats.

Rio Ferdinand could make his 500th Premier League appearance in this match and would become the 11th player to reach this landmark.

Ferdinand has conceded just two fouls and has not been given a single card in his last 35 Premier League appearances.

Queens Park Rangers have picked up the fewest yellow cards (6) and have committed the fewest fouls (49) in the Premier League so far this season.

Stewart Downing has created more goalscoring chances than any other English player since the start of 2013-14 in the Premier League (82).

 

 
 
 

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