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Craig Porter 22nd Dec 2015 - 16:09

Premier League Opta Facts - Boxing Day

Stoke City v Manchester United

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Stoke City wins

Draws

Manchester United wins

Stoke City goals

Manchester United goals

Overall: 14

1

2

11

11

32

At home: 7

1

2

4

5

10

Average Goals scored per Game

3.07

 

  • Stoke City have won just one of their 14 Barclays Premier League matches against Manchester United (W1 D2 L11), but have lost just one of the last four at home (W1 D2 L1).
  • The Potters have never kept a clean sheet against Man Utd in the Premier League.
  • Stoke have won three and lost three of their seven Premier League games on Boxing Day.
  • Manchester United have won 18 of their last 19 fixtures played on Boxing Day (W18 L1).
  • Wayne Rooney has scored on Boxing Day in the last two years (two goals v Newcastle in 2014, one goal v Hull in 2013).
  • Rooney has scored only two goals in 1140 minutes of Premier League action this season and his minutes per goal ratio (one every 570) is more than double that of any of his previous 13 Premier League seasons as a player.
  • Stoke City have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last 10 Premier League games, but have conceded exactly two goals in the other three games in this period.
  • Manchester United have failed to win any of their last six games in all competitions (L3 D3) - the last time that they went on a run this long within a single season was in their treble-winning campaign of 1998-99 (Dec 1998).
  • The Red Devils have averaged just 1.29 goals per game in the league this season; their lowest average since 1989-90 (1.21).
  • As a manager, Mark Hughes was unbeaten in his first three Premier League games against Man Utd (W2 D1) but has won just one of his 14 meetings with them since (W1 D3 L10).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Stoke City

Manchester United

Last five games

LDWLW

LLDDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Mark Hughes

363

131

99

133

461

463

-2

492

1.36

Louis van Gaal

55

28

15

12

84

51

33

99

1.80

 

Aston Villa v West Ham United

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Aston Villa wins

Draws

West Ham United wins

Aston Villa goals

West Ham United goals

Overall: 38

13

17

8

45

36

At home: 19

9

7

3

26

16

Average Goals scored per Game

2.13

 

  • Both Aston Villa and West Ham have failed to score in three of the last four meetings between the two sides.
  • West Ham have won just one of their last eight trips to Villa Park in the Premier League (W1 D2 L5), failing to score in five of the games in that run.
  • Nikica Jelavic has scored in three of his four Barclays Premier League starts against Aston Villa.
  • Aston Villa have won just one of their last 14 Premier League games played on Boxing Day (W1 D4 L9).
  • The Villans have failed to score in their last four Premier League matches on Boxing Day.
  • Aston Villa are bottom of the top-flight division at Christmas for the third time in their history. They were bottom on Xmas Day in 1935-36 and 1958-59 and were relegated on both those occasions.
  • The team that were bottom of the Premier League at Christmas in the last two seasons has stayed up (Leicester City in 2014-15 and Sunderland in 2013-14). The only other team to do this in the Premier League era were West Brom in 2004-05.
  • West Ham have drawn their last three Premier League games 0-0 - the first time they've been involved in three successive goalless draws in the league.
  • Only on three previous occasions have a team drawn four successive Premier League games 0-0; Arsenal (Feb 2009), Spurs (Feb 2001) and Arsenal (Oct 1993).
  • The Hammers have failed to score in over half of their 19 Premier League away games in 2015 so far (10).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Aston Villa

West Ham United

Last five games

DLDLL

DDDDL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Rémi Garde

6

0

3

3

4

11

-7

3

0.50

Slaven Bilic

17

6

7

4

25

21

4

25

1.47

 

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Bournemouth wins

Draws

Crystal Palace wins

Bournemouth goals

Crystal Palace goals

Overall: 0

0

0

0

0

0

At home: 0

0

0

0

0

0

Average Goals scored per Game

0.00

 

  • Crystal Palace and Bournemouth have not met in a competitive fixture since March 1989.
  • Crystal Palace have lost three of their last four league matches played on Boxing Day (W1).
  • The last 10 league meetings between the Cherries and the Eagles have seen both sides win five matches apiece.
  • Bournemouth have only lost one of their last eight Boxing Day matches (W5 D2 L1) in a run that saw two matches in the fourth tier, four in the third and two in the Championship.
  • Crystal Palace have won 35 away points in 2015 so far (W11 D2 L4) - only Arsenal (38) have won more on the road this calendar year in the Premier League.
  • Bournemouth have won three successive league games and will be looking to win four in a row for the first time since December 2014 (five wins in a row).
  • Bournemouth have seen their opponents pick up five red cards this season in the Premier League; more than any other side.
  • Crystal Palace have scored a league-high 11 goals from set-piece situations in the Premier League so far in 2015-16.
  • Bournemouth have conceded a league-high 12 goals from set-piece situations so far in 2015-16.
  • Glenn Murray played 113 league games for Crystal Palace between August 2012 and August 2015, scoring 44 goals (more than any other Eagles' player in that timespan).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Bournemouth

Crystal Palace

Last five games

WWWDD

WWDWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Eddie Howe

17

5

4

8

22

32

-10

19

1.12

Alan Pardew

264

102

53

109

331

381

-50

359

1.36

 

Chelsea v Watford

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Chelsea wins

Draws

Watford wins

Chelsea goals

Watford goals

Overall: 4

3

0

1

7

2

At home: 2

2

0

0

6

1

Average Goals scored per Game

2.25

 

  • Chelsea have won seven and lost none of the last eight meetings with Watford in all competitions.
  • The last meeting between these two teams came at Stamford Bridge in last season's FA Cup 3rd Round, which the Blues won 3-0.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in the Premier League on Boxing Day since 2003, winning six and drawing four matches since then.
  • Watford have won just two of their last 13 league matches played on Boxing Day (W2 D4 L7).
  • Watford have already equalled their entire points tally from their last Premier League season in 2006/07 (28).
  • Odion Ighalo has scored in four successive Premier League games, equalling Troy Deeney's record for Watford earlier in the season.
  • If he scores in this match, Ighalo will be the first ever player to score in five successive top-flight matches for Watford.
  • The reigning Premier League champions have only lost at home to a newly-promoted team on four previous occasions; one of which was Chelsea's 0-1 defeat to Bournemouth earlier this month.
  • Chelsea have lost just three Premier League home games against newly-promoted opposition; 0-1 v Bournemouth in Dec 2015, 0-1 v Charlton in April 2001 and 0-2 v Nottingham Forest in Jan 1995.
  • In his previous tenure as manager of Chelsea, Guus Hiddink lost just once in all competitions (P22 W16 D5 L1).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Chelsea

Watford

Last five games

WLLDW

WWWWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Guus Hiddink

13

11

1

1

24

9

15

34

2.62

Quique Sánchez Flores

17

8

4

5

21

16

5

28

1.65

 

Liverpool v Leicester City

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Liverpool wins

Draws

Leicester City wins

Liverpool goals

Leicester City goals

Overall: 18

8

5

5

24

17

At home: 9

4

2

3

10

9

Average Goals scored per Game

2.28

 

  • Liverpool have won four and lost none of their last six Barclays Premier League games against Leicester City.
  • Liverpool have never lost at home in the Premier League on Boxing Day (W5 D3), but Leicester were one of the teams to earn a draw back in 1996.
  • Leicester were unbeaten in their last nine Boxing Day matches before returning to the top flight (W4 D5). However, they have won just one of their last 10 fixtures on this day in the top division of English football (W1 D3 L6).
  • Jamie Vardy has won six penalties in the Premier League since the start of 2014-15; more than any other player.
  • Jürgen Klopp has won just three of his first nine Premier League games in charge of Liverpool; the same tally that Brendan Rodgers managed in eight PL games as the Reds manager this season.
  • Leicester City have won 18 of their last 26 Premier League games (D6 L2) - in the same period, Liverpool have collected just eight wins (D8 L10).
  • Riyad Mahrez has scored seven goals in nine Premier League appearances in the month of December.
  • Only two players have been involved in more goals than Riyad Mahrez (20) in the top five European leagues so far in 2015-16 - Aubameyang (22) and Ibrahimovic (21).
  • Jamie Vardy has scored or assisted a goal in 15 successive Premier League appearances (extending his own Premier League record).
  • Leicester are only the second team in top-flight history to be bottom of the league at Xmas one season and top of that league on Xmas day the following season, after Norwich City in 1987-88 (bottom) and 1988-89 (top).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Liverpool

Leicester City

Last five games

LDLWW

WWWDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Jürgen Klopp

9

3

3

3

12

12

0

12

1.33

Claudio Ranieri

163

87

42

34

299

166

133

303

1.86

 

Manchester City v Sunderland

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester City wins

Draws

Sunderland wins

Manchester City goals

Sunderland goals

Overall: 22

14

3

5

46

22

At home: 11

9

2

0

31

13

Average Goals scored per Game

3.09

 

  • Manchester City have won four and lost four of the last 10 Barclays Premier League matches against Sunderland, though they won both meetings last season.
  • The Black Cats have won only two of their last 10 Premier League Boxing Day matches (D4 L4).
  • Manchester City have only lost one of their last eight Premier League fixtures on Boxing Day (W6 D1 L1) and that was to Sunderland.
  • Former Man City winger Adam Johnson has scored in his last two Premier League appearances on Boxing Day, one of those coming against the Citizens (2014 v Hull, 2012 v Man City).
  • Jermain Defoe has scored six goals in 10 Premier League appearances on Boxing Day.
  • Manchester City have won 15 of their 19 Premier League home games in 2015 so far (D1 L3).
  • The Citizens have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last seven Premier League games at home; their longest run without a clean sheet at the Etihad since December 2009 (also seven).
  • If Man City concede a goal in this game, it'll be their longest run without a clean sheet at home in league competition (eight games) since October 1991 (13 games).
  • Sunderland have lost their last three Premier League games - they haven't lost four in a row in the competition since April 2014 (five defeats in a row).
  • The Black Cats have conceded the most goals (33) and allowed their opponents the most shots on target (106) in the Premier League this season.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Manchester City

Sunderland

Last five games

LWLWL

LLLWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Manuel Pellegrini

93

61

14

18

218

94

124

197

2.12

Sam Allardyce

446

151

120

175

527

608

-81

573

1.28

 

Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Swansea City wins

Draws

West Bromwich Albion wins

Swansea City goals

West Bromwich Albion goals

Overall: 8

5

0

3

15

8

At home: 4

3

0

1

10

3

Average Goals scored per Game

2.88

 

  • There have only been two goals scored across the three Barclays Premier League Boxing Day fixtures featuring Swansea City.
  • West Bromwich Albion have won only one of their nine Premier League Boxing Day matches (W1 D2 L6).
  • The last six meetings between these two sides have seen both teams pick up three wins apiece and take turns in doing so. WBA won the last fixture, so if the run was to continue then Swansea would win this match.
  • Wayne Routledge has scored three goals in the last three Premier League games between these two clubs at the Liberty Stadium; all coming in the first half.
  • Rickie Lambert has scored in two of his three Premier League appearances on Boxing Day (2012 v Fulham, 2013 v Cardiff).
  • Swansea City have failed to score in eight Premier League games so far this season; more often than any other side.
  • Swansea are now winless in seven successive Premier League matches (D2 L5); their worst run in the competition since an eight-game winless streak between Dec 2013-Jan 2014.
  • The Swans have won none of their last seven Premier League home games at Liberty Stadium (D4 L3), failing to score in five of those matches.
  • WBA have gone four games without a victory in the Premier League (W0 D3 L1) - they have never failed to win in five successive league games under Tony Pulis.
  • Bafétimbi Gomis scored with four of his first 10 shots (excl. blocked) in the Premier League this season, but has since netted just one goal from 23 shots (excl. blocked).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Swansea City

West Bromwich Albion

Last five games

DLLLD

LDDDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alan Curtis

2

0

1

1

1

2

-1

1

0.50

Tony Pulis

251

79

72

100

250

321

-71

309

1.23

 

Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Tottenham Hotspur wins

Draws

Norwich City wins

Tottenham Hotspur goals

Norwich City goals

Overall: 14

7

4

3

20

10

At home: 7

3

2

2

11

7

Average Goals scored per Game

2.14

 

  • Spurs have conceded only five goals in their last 10 Premier League games against Norwich City.
  • Norwich City have lost just one of their last five Premier League meetings with Tottenham Hotspur (W2 D2 L1).
  • Cristian Eriksen has scored in both of his Premier League appearances on Boxing Day (2013 v WBA and 2014 v Leicester).
  • Only Newcastle (12) have dropped more points from winning positions than Spurs (11) so far this season in the Premier League.
  • Norwich City have never won a Premier League game on Boxing Day (W0 D1 L4).
  • Harry Kane has scored eight goals in his last eight Premier League games for Spurs.
  • Dele Alli has scored or assisted four goals in his last four Premier League games (two goals, two assists).
  • Tottenham Hotspur have lost just one of their last 16 Premier League matches (W7 D8 L1).
  • Spurs have won 17 and lost none of their last 19 Premier League meetings with newly-promoted opposition since losing to QPR in April 2012.
  • Since defeating Spurs at White Hart Lane in April 2012 (2-1), Norwich City have failed to win any of their last 15 Premier League away trips to London (L9 D6).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Tottenham Hotspur

Norwich City

Last five games

WLDDW

WDLDL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Mauricio Pochettino

109

45

33

31

159

133

26

168

1.54

Alex Neil

17

4

5

8

20

29

-9

17

1.00

 

Newcastle United v Everton

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Newcastle United wins

Draws

Everton wins

Newcastle United goals

Everton goals

Overall: 42

17

9

16

60

59

At home: 21

12

4

5

37

25

Average Goals scored per Game

2.83

 

  • Newcastle have won 12 Premier League home games against Everton - only against Aston Villa (14) have they won more at St James' Park.
  • Everton have won five and lost just one of their last seven Premier League meetings with Newcastle United (W5 D1 L1).
  • Romelu Lukaku has had a hand in nine goals in six Premier League apps against Newcastle (five goals, four assists).
  • Papiss Cissé has scored in all three of his Premier League appearances on Boxing Day (2012 v Man Utd, 2013 v Stoke, 2014 v Man Utd).
  • Newcastle United have dropped more points from winning positions than any other team in the Premier League this season (12).
  • Romelu Lukaku is the first Everton player to score in eight successive matches in all comps since Dave Hickson between Jan-Mar 1954.
  • The last player to score in nine successive games (all comps) for Everton was Dixie Dean in October 1927.
  • Lukaku has now scored in seven successive Premier League matches - there have only been four previous occasions of a player scoring in eight successive Premier League games.
  • Newcastle are unbeaten in three Premier League games (W2 D1) - the first time they've managed to go three league games without defeat since February 2015 (W1 D2).
  • Ross Barkley has scored or assisted 12 goals in 17 Premier League appearances this season (six goals, six assists). Before 2015-16 he had a hand in 10 goals (eight goals, two assists) in 76 Premier League games.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Newcastle United

Everton

Last five games

DWWLL

LDDDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Steve McClaren

207

68

55

84

247

279

-32

259

1.25

Roberto Martinez

245

76

71

98

306

388

-82

299

1.22

Southampton v Arsenal

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Southampton wins

Draws

Arsenal wins

Southampton goals

Arsenal goals

Overall: 32

5

9

18

30

62

At home: 16

5

5

6

16

21

Average Goals scored per Game

2.88

 

  • Southampton will be looking to win successive league meetings against Arsenal for the first time since April 1988 after winning 2-0 versus the Gunners back in January.
  • Arsenal have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League games against Southampton (W6 D4 L1).
  • The Gunners have won just one of their last six away league trips to Southampton (W1 D3 L2).
  • Southampton have lost just one of their last seven Barclays Premier League games played on Boxing Day (W3 D3 L1).
  • Arsenal have only ever lost one Barclays Premier League match on Boxing Day (W12 D5 L1).
  • Arsenal have won the most Premier League points away from home in 2015 so far (38).
  • Southampton have picked up just one point in their last five Premier League matches (D1 L4).
  • Saints have never failed to win for six consecutive Premier League games under Ronald Koeman, last doing so in December 2013 under Mauricio Pochettino.
  • Olivier Giroud has scored in five of Arsenal's last six Premier League away matches.
  • Mesut Özil now has 15 goal assists in the 2015-16 Premier League - only five players have ever managed more in a single Premier League season.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Southampton

Arsenal

Last five games

LLDLL

WWWDL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Ronald Koeman

55

23

12

20

75

54

21

81

1.47

Arsène Wenger

731

425

179

127

1376

690

686

1454

1.99

 

 
 
 

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