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Andrew Tibot 2nd Dec 2015 - 11:19

Premier League Opta Facts - 5-7 December

 

 

Stoke City v Manchester City

 

 

Saturday 05 December 2015 (12:45)

Britannia Stadium, Stoke

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Stoke City wins

Draws

Manchester City wins

Stoke City goals

Manchester City goals

Overall: 14

2

5

7

7

23

At home: 7

1

5

1

6

8

Average Goals scored per Game

2.14

 

  • Stoke have won just two of their 14 Premier League meetings with Manchester City (D5 L7), and just one of the last 12.
  • Sergio Aguero has bagged five goals in his five Premier League appearances against Stoke.
  • Stoke have netted just seven goals in their 14 Premier League games against Manchester City.
  • At the Britannia Stadium, the Potters have lost just one of their seven Premier League clashes with City (W1 D5), although that defeat came last time out (1-4 in February) while their solitary home win came in their maiden Premier League season, in January 2009 (1-0).
  • Stoke are the only side against which Pablo Zabaleta has scored more than one goal for Man City in all competitions (two goals in total).
  • The Potters have lost just two of their last nine Premier League games, winning five and drawing two as well as keeping five clean sheets in their last seven.
  • Manchester City have only managed two clean sheets in their last nine Premier League games after keeping six in a row directly before that.
  • Stoke has averaged 326 accurate passes per game and posted a 79% passing accuracy rate in 2015-16 so far, both season-highs in the club's Premier League history.
  • Kevin De Bruyne has been directly involved in 10 goals in his 10 Premier League appearances this season (four goals, six assists).
  • A league-high nine different nationalities have scored for the Citizens in the top-flight this season.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Stoke City

Manchester City

Last five games

LWWDL

WLDWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Mark Hughes

360

130

98

132

458

461

-3

488

1.36

Manuel Pellegrini

90

60

14

16

215

89

126

194

2.16

 

 

 

 

 

Arsenal v Sunderland

 

 

Saturday 05 December 2015 (15:00)

Emirates Stadium, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Arsenal wins

Draws

Sunderland wins

Arsenal goals

Sunderland goals

Overall: 28

16

9

3

47

17

At home: 14

9

5

0

28

9

Average Goals scored per Game

2.29

 

  • Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 11 top-flight clashes with Sunderland (W7 D4) and have suffered defeat in just one of the last 23 versus them.
  • Sunderland have now won as many league games in six games under Sam Allardyce as they had in 17 matches under Dick Advocaat (3).
  • Allardyce has lost seven successive Premier League games against Arsenal and hasn't beaten the Gunners in the competition since May 2010 (Blackburn 2-1 Arsenal).
  • On home soil, the Gunners are yet to lose to the Black Cats in the Premier League (W9 D5), although four of the last seven top-flight meetings at the Emirates have ended 0-0.
  • Indeed, that total of four home goalless draws is the most by Arsenal against any opponent in the Gunners' Premier League history.
  • French striker Olivier Giroud has had a hand in five goals in his five Premier League appearances against Sunderland (three goals, two assists).
  • Mesut Ozil and Santiago Cazorla have exchanged passes 339 times this season in the top-flight, 40 more than any other combination between two players.
  • Ozil has had a hand in 13 goals in his last 12 Premier League appearances (two goals, 11 assists).
  • The Gunners have now gone three games without a Premier League win (D2 L1) - they last went four games without tasting victory last April.
  • Sunderland 'keeper Costel Pantillimon has made a league-high 59 saves this season in the Premier League.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Arsenal

Sunderland

Last five games

DLDWW

WWLLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Arsène Wenger

728

422

179

127

1369

688

681

1445

1.98

Sam Allardyce

443

151

120

172

525

601

-76

573

1.29

 

 

 

 

 

Manchester United v West Ham United

 

 

Saturday 05 December 2015 (15:00)

Old Trafford, Manchester

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester United wins

Draws

West Ham wins

Manchester United goals

West Ham goals

Overall: 38

25

9

4

82

33

At home: 19

17

0

2

46

10

Average Goals scored per Game

3.03

 

  • Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League meetings with West Ham, winning 11 and drawing two.
  • West Ham have lost seven successive Premier League games at Old Trafford & have won only twice there in the Premier League-era (W2 D0 L17).
  • Indeed, of teams Man Utd have faced 10+ times at Old Trafford, the hosts' best Premier League points per game rate has come against West Ham (2.70).
  • On their 19 Premier League visits to Old Trafford, West Ham have netted just 10 goals in total and have never scored more than one in a game.
  • Both meetings between these two sides last season saw a man sent off - Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford in December and Luke Shaw at the Boleyn Ground in February.
  • Mauro Zárate has scored in three of his four Premier League starts for West Ham United in 2015-16.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored three goals in his last three Premier League apps versus West Ham.
  • Overall, only against Aston Villa (13) and Newcastle (12) has Wayne Rooney scored more Premier League goals than against the Hammers (11).
  • West Ham could become the first team in Premier league history to beat Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City and Man Utd away from home in the same season.
  • The Red Devils have lost just two Premier League home games in 2015, a joint-league-low figure along with Arsenal and Tottenham.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Manchester United

West Ham United

Last five games

DWWDD

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

52

28

14

10

82

47

35

98

1.88

Slaven Bilic

14

6

4

4

25

21

4

22

1.57

 

 

 

 

 

Southampton v Aston Villa

 

 

Saturday 05 December 2015 (15:00)

St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Southampton wins

Draws

Aston Villa wins

Southampton goals

Aston Villa goals

Overall: 32

11

8

13

42

40

At home: 16

7

2

7

32

24

Average Goals scored per Game

2.56

 

  • Southampton have registered just three wins in their last 11 Premier League games against Aston Villa (D4 L4), although they did win handsomely last time out (6-1 at home last May).
  • The last four Premier League clashes between these two sides at St. Mary's have averaged 5.5 goals per game.
  • The last meeting between these two sides saw Sadio Mané net the quickest hat-trick in Premier League history (2m 56s).
  • Aston Villa have won five points from their opening 14 games of the season - all seven teams to have won seven points or fewer from their first 14 games of a PL season prior to 2015-16 have been relegated.
  • Saints have now lost two consecutive Premier League games; they last lost more in a row back in December 2014 (four games).
  • Southampton have netted a league-high seven headed goals; last season they managed a league-low three in total.
  • Only York City (14 games) are currently enduring a longer current winless run than Aston Villa (13 games) in England's top-four tiers.
  • The Villans made made a league-low 33 substitutions this season, four fewer than any other team.
  • Since September 28th 2013, only two of Aston Villa's goals have come courtesy of substitutes (There have been 212 Aston Villa subs made in that time).
  • Shane Long has netted three goals in his last five Premier League starts for Southampton, although he hasn't scored in consecutive league apps since February 2014.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Southampton

Aston Villa

Last five games

LLWWD

LLDLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Ronald Koeman

52

23

11

18

74

50

24

80

1.54

Rémi Garde

3

0

1

2

2

7

-5

1

0.33

 

 

 

 

Swansea City v Leicester City

 

 

Saturday 05 December 2015 (15:00)

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Swansea City wins

Draws

Leicester City wins

Swansea City goals

Leicester City goals

Overall: 2

1

0

1

2

2

At home: 1

1

0

0

2

0

Average Goals scored per Game

2.00

 

  • Swansea City have won their last three league games at home against Leicester without conceding a single goal.
  • Leicester City have lost just one of their 14 Premier League games so far this season - their lowest tally of defeats at this stage of a top-flight season.
  • The Swans have enjoyed just one victory in their last 10 Premier League games, drawing three and losing six.
  • Leicester City have suffered defeat in just one of their last 18 top-flight games; winning 11 and drawing six.
  • The Foxes remain the only side to score in each of their 14 Premier League games this season.
  • Bafetimbi Gomis has been caught offside 27 times this season in the Premier League, over twice as often as any other player (Diego Costa and Jonathan Walters on 13).
  • Jamie Vardy's 14 goals in the Premier League this season have won the Foxes 14 points, more than any other player in the competition.
  • Vardy's 14 goal haul also makes him the highest scoring Leicester player in a single Premier League season, one above Tony Cottee who scored 13 in 1999/2000.
  • Swansea City have failed to score in six of their last 10 Premier League games.
  • The Swans have used 19 players in the Premier League this season, fewer than any other side.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Swansea City

Leicester City

Last five games

LDLLW

DWWWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Garry Monk

66

24

16

26

85

87

-2

88

1.33

Claudio Ranieri

160

84

42

34

291

163

128

294

1.84

 

 

 

 

Watford v Norwich City

 

 

Saturday 05 December 2015 (15:00)

Vicarage Road, Watford

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Watford wins

Draws

Norwich City wins

Watford goals

Norwich City goals

Overall: 0

0

0

0

0

0

At home: 0

0

0

0

0

0

Average Goals scored per Game

0.00

 

  • Nine of the last 10 league meetings between Watford and Norwich City at Vicarage Road have seen both teams score.
  • Norwich City have scored in 22 successive league meetings with Watford.
  • Watford have already matched their number of wins in their last Premier League campaign in 2006-07 (5) and are one away from matching their tally in 1999-00 (6).
  • Troy Deeney has scored in four of his last five Premier League games, including in each of the last three - no Watford player has ever scored in four successive Premier League appearances.
  • Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo have combined to create 23 goal-scoring chances for each other in the Premier League this season, more than any other two players.
  • The Canaries have registered just one win in their last nine Premier League games, drawing three and losing five.
  • Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes conceded six goals against Norwich in the Championship last season, double the amount that he shipped against any other side.
  • Norwich have managed just one clean sheet in the Premier League this season, a joint league-low total (alongside Bournemouth).
  • A league-high 81% of the goals that Watford have conceded in the Premier League this season have come after half-time (13 out of 16).
  • Norwich striker Lewis Grabban has not ended on the losing side in any of the last 24 games that he's scored in (W19 D5) - the last time he lost a game he scored in was back in October 2013.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Watford

Norwich City

Last five games

WLLWW

DLWLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Quique Sánchez Flores

14

5

4

5

15

16

-1

19

1.36

Alex Neil

14

3

4

7

17

25

-8

13

0.93

 

 

 

 

West Brom v Tottenham Hotspur

 

 

Saturday 05 December 2015 (15:00)

The Hawthorns, West Bromwich

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

West Brom wins

Draws

Tottenham Hotspur wins

West Brom goals

Tottenham Hotspur goals

Overall: 18

3

7

8

20

27

At home: 9

2

3

4

12

15

Average Goals scored per Game

2.61

 

  • Since Tony Pulis' first game in charge on January 10th 2015, West Brom have kept more clean sheets than any other Premier League side (16).
  • Tottenham have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League meetings with WBA (W5 D5 L1).
  • West Brom have picked up just two points in their last five Premier League home matches against Spurs (W0 D2 L3).
  • Tony Pulis has lost 99 Premier League games as a manager and his next defeat will see him become one of only 15 managers to have lost a century of games in the competition.
  • Christian Eriksen has scored in three of Spurs' last four top-flight clashes with the Baggies, with his haul of three goals his joint-most against any opponent in the Premier League.
  • Harry Kane has netted three goals in his two Premier League appearances against West Brom. Only against Leicester City has he scored more (4).
  • Kane's eight league goals this season have come in his last eight games, however they have won Tottenham only one point.
  • Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten in 13 league games - their best run in the Premier League and their best run in the top-flight since March 1985 (14 games).
  • The Baggies have posted a 39.9% average possession rate this season, a league-low figure for 2015-16 so far.
  • West Brom have benefited from an own-goal in each of their last two Premier League games; only Everton in April 2014 can better this run (three successive games in total).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

West Bromwich Albion

Tottenham Hotspur

Last five games

DWLLW

DWDWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Tony Pulis

248

79

70

99

246

316

-70

307

1.24

Mauricio Pochettino

106

44

32

30

155

130

25

164

1.55

 

 

 

 

 

Chelsea v Bournemouth

 

 

Saturday 05 December 2015 (17:30)

Stamford Bridge, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Chelsea wins

Draws

Bournemouth wins

Chelsea 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

 

  • Chelsea have won their last three competitive meetings with Bournemouth without conceding a goal.
  • Bournemouth have used 14 English players in the Premier League this season; more than any other club.
  • The Cherries have won on four of their last five league trips to London (L1).
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 43 home league games against newly-promoted teams (W37 D6), last losing to top-flight new-boys in April 2001 (0-1 v Charlton).
  • Dan Gosling ranks both one and two in terms of most distance covered in a single Premier League game this season (13.9km vs Everton and 13.8km vs Sunderland).
  • Eden Hazard is one goal away from hitting 50 for Chelsea in all competitions, but he is without a goal in his last 24 games for the Blues (in all comps).
  • 10 of Bournemouth's 17 Premier League goals this season have come within the first 30 minutes of their games, a league-high tally.
  • John Terry is one away from hitting 300 Premier League wins; a haul reached by only three players in the history of the competition (Giggs 407, Lampard 349 and Scholes 321).
  • The Cherries have shipped a total of 18 goals away from home in the top-flight this season, a joint-league-high figure (along with Newcastle United and Sunderland).
  • Since the start of 2014/15, only Cesc Fabregas (20) has provided more assists in the top-four tiers of English football than Matt Ritchie (19).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Chelsea

Bournemouth

Last five games

DWLLL

DDLLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

José Mourinho

210

140

44

26

376

149

227

464

2.21

Eddie Howe

14

2

4

8

17

30

-13

10

0.71

 

 

 

 

 

Newcastle United v Liverpool

 

 

Sunday 06 December 2015 (16:00)

St. James' Park, Newcastle

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Newcastle United wins

Draws

Liverpool wins

Newcastle United goals

Liverpool goals

Overall: 42

10

8

24

46

86

At home: 21

9

5

7

28

36

Average Goals scored per Game

3.14

 

  • Of games to have been played at least 34 times in Premier League history, this fixture has the highest goals per game average (3.14 - 132 goals in 42 games).
  • No side have scored more Premier League goals against Newcastle than Liverpool (86).
  • There have been a total of seven red cards shown in the last seven top-flight meetings between these two sides (the last six all for the Magpies with the one before that for the Reds).
  • Indeed, only Liverpool v Everton (20) and Liverpool v Manchester United (16) have produced more Premier League red cards than the clashes between Liverpool and Newcastle (14).
  • Daniel Sturridge has bagged six goals against Newcastle in the Premier League (including four in his last three); more than against any other side.
  • The Reds have averaged 6.9km more and 84 sprints more per game under Jurgen Klopp than Brendan Rodgers in the top-flight this season.
  • The Magpies have registered just one victory in their last seven Premier League games at St. James' Park (D3 L3).
  • Liverpool have both taken (135) and scored (103) more penalties than any other side in Premier League history.
  • Newcastle are one of three sides yet to benefit from a goal scored by an English player this season (along with Southampton and Stoke City).
  • Steve McClaren met Jurgen Klopp twice in the 2010/11 Bundesliga season, with Klopp's Dortmund winning both games against Wolfsburg, 2-0 at home and 3-0 away.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Newcastle United

Liverpool

Last five games

LLWDL

WWLWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Steve McClaren

204

66

54

84

242

277

-35

252

1.24

Jürgen Klopp

6

3

2

1

10

5

5

11

1.83

 

 

 

 

Everton v Crystal Palace

 

 

Monday 07 December 2015 (20:00)

Goodison Park, Liverpool

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Everton wins

Draws

Crystal Palace wins

Everton goals

Crystal Palace goals

Overall: 12

6

1

5

21

14

At home: 6

2

0

4

12

11

Average Goals scored per Game

2.92

 

  • Everton are unbeaten in their last 15 Premier League games played on a Monday (W7 D8).
  • Crystal Palace have lost just one of their last four Premier League games against Everton (W2 D1 L1).
  • At Goodison Park, the Toffees have lost four of their six Premier Leagues clashes with Crystal Palace (W2), including the last two (both by a 2-3 scoreline).
  • Romelu Lukaku scored in both top-flight clashes between these two sides last season, with both goals coming before the 10th minute.
  • Lukaku has scored eight goals in his last eight Premier League games for the Toffees.
  • Palace are the only side yet to throw away any points from leading positions in the Premier League this season; winning all seven games that they have led in.
  • Everton have netted a total of 14 goals in their last four Premier League games, one more than they managed in their previous 10 games this season.
  • Since Alan Pardew took over in January, only Arsenal (35) have amassed more Premier League points away from home than Crystal Palace (30 pts - W10 D0 L4).
  • Pardew has now enjoyed 100 Premier League wins as a manager, and is the 10th quickest boss to reach that total (261 games).
  • If Everton win this game, Roberto Martinez will have accrued 300 points as a Premier League manager (currently 297).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Everton

Crystal Palace

Last five games

DWDWL

WLWDL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Roberto Martinez

242

76

69

97

302

383

-81

297

1.23

Alan Pardew

261

100

52

109

327

379

-52

352

1.35

 

 
 
 

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