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Andrew Tibot 14th Jan 2015 - 21:14

Premier League Opta Facts - Jan 17-19

 

Aston Villa v Liverpool

Christian Benteke has scored four goals in four Barclays Premier League appearances against Liverpool - more than against any other opponent.

Liverpool have lost just one of their last 16 Premier League visits to Villa Park (W10 D5 L1).

Aston Villa have scored just five goals in their last 15 Premier League home games against Liverpool.

The Villans are unbeaten in their last five home league matches but have drawn four of those and overall won just one of the last eight at Villa Park (W1 D4 L3).

Steven Gerrard has scored more Premier League goals against Aston Villa than any other side in his career (12).

Five of Gerrard's 12 Premier League goals against Villa have been from penalties and five from outside the box, including two direct free kicks. The other two were headers.

Mario Balotelli has scored four goals in three Premier League games against the Villans - twice as many goals as he has against any other opponent.

Daniel Sturridge has scored in each of his last three Premier League appearances against Aston Villa.

Paul Lambert and Brendan Rodgers have met seven times as opposition coaches in the Premier League and the Scot has the upper hand with four wins and just two defeats.

Aston Villa have scored first in five of the last six league meetings with the Reds (W2 D2 L2).

Burnley v Crystal Palace

None of the last 16 league meetings between Burnley and Crystal Palace has ended in an away win (seven home wins and nine draws).

Crystal Palace have won none of their last eight Premier League away games (W0 D5 L3).

The Eagles have failed to score in five of their last six Premier League away games including the last four in a row.

Only Spurs (12) have recovered more points from losing positions than Crystal Palace this season (11).

Burnley have conceded more headed goals than any other team in the top flight this season (11).

Crystal Palace have committed more fouls than any other team in the Premier League this season (279).

Burnley are one of just two teams yet to pick up a red card in the Premier League this season (along with Stoke).

Only Aston Villa (39.6%) have a lower shooting accuracy than Burnley (36.7%).

Eight of the top 14 distances posted in a single PL game this season have been recorded by George Boyd.

The Clarets have lost just one of their last six Premier League home matches (W3 D2 L1).

 

Leicester City v Stoke City

Leicester have lost just one of their last 25 home games against Stoke City (W9 D15 L1).

The Foxes and the Potters have met 79 times in the league with both teams winning 27 matches.

Leicester City scored from their only shot on target in their 1-0 win over Stoke in mid September.

Only Burnley (11) have conceded more headed goals than Stoke City (9) in the Premier League this season.

Mark Hughes' side have conceded a divisional high 48% of their goals from set plays this season.

25% of Leicester's goals have been scored from outside the box (5/20) which is the highest percentage in the Premier League.

Stoke are one of just two teams yet to pick up a red card in the Premier League this season (along with Burnley).

The Foxes' win over Aston Villa ended a run of six home league games without a win (D2 L4).

Wes Morgan has blocked more shots than any other player in the top flight this season (28).

Only Burnley (7) have conceded more goals from corners than Stoke City this season (6).

Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United

Queens Park Rangers have allowed more shots on target against them than any other team in the Premier League (118).

Juan Mata has scored five goals from just seven shots on target this season.

Manchester United have lost just one of their last 19 Premier League visits to London (W11 D7 L1).

Wayne Rooney has scored in three of his four Premier League starts against Queens Park Rangers and assisted two more goals.

Manchester United have won 13 and lost none of the last 16 matches in all competitions against Queens Park Rangers.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last nine matches in all competitions against Rangers at Loftus Road (W6 D3).

Louis van Gaal has collected same number of points through 21 Premier League fixtures as David Moyes did last season.

QPR are the only team yet to score a goal in the opening 15 minutes of a Premier League game this season.

Charlie Austin has scored eight goals in his last seven Premier League games at Loftus Road.

QPR have had more of their shots cleared off the goal-line than any other team in the Premier League this season (6).

Swansea City v Chelsea

The two goals netted by the Swans in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge ended a run of four games in all competitions where they failed to net against the Blues.

Chelsea have won five and lost none of the seven Barclays Premier League meetings with Swansea City.

Jose Mourinho's side have won just one of their last five Premier League away games (W1 D2 L2).

Swansea City have dropped more points from winning positions than any other team in the Premier League (16).

Cesc Fabregas has more Premier League assists this season (14) than any player managed last term (Steven Gerrard 13).

Only one team (Sunderland) has stopped Chelsea from scoring in the Premier League this season.

Chelsea have seen six opposition players red carded this season, more than any other team.

Swansea are one of two teams who have not had an opposition player sent off against them so far (along with Newcastle).

Swansea's woodwork has been struck 14 times this season, more than any other club.

Chelsea have hit the target with 50.4% of their attempts, the best shooting accuracy in the Premier League.

 

Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland

Christian Eriksen has netted in both of his Barclays Premier League appearances against Sunderland.

Sunderland managed to net two goals despite only having one shot on target in the reverse fixture at the Stadium of Light earlier this season against the Londoners.

Tottenham are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League games against the Black Cats (W6 D3).

Defeat last time out against Manchester City (2-3) ended a run of five on the road without loss for the Black Cats in the Premier League (W3 D2). It also ended a run of four consecutive clean sheets away from home.

Spurs are unbeaten in their last five Premier League home games (W3 D2).

Tottenham Hotspur have recovered 12 points from losing positions in the Premier League this season, the most in the top flight.

Harry Kane has scored six goals in his last six Premier League games for Spurs.

Nacer Chadli has provided an assist in four of his last five league appearances for Tottenham.

Spurs have given away six penalties in the Premier League; two more than any other side in the division.

Sunderland have scored a higher proportion of their goals in the final 15 minutes of Barclays Premier League games than any other side (33%).

 

Newcastle United v Southampton

Newcastle United have lost just one of the last nine Barclays Premier League games at St James Park (W5 D3 L1).

Southampton have dropped just two points from winning positions so far this season, the fewest in the top flight.

The Magpies are unbeaten in their last 10 home Premier League games against the Saints (W8 D2).

Newcastle have not kept a clean sheet in their last eight Premier League matches against Southampton.

Ronald Koeman's side have allowed their opponents fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the top flight this season (58).

Newcastle United have scored the highest proportion of second half goals in the Premier League (76%).

Newcastle have scored more goals from substitutes than any other team in the top flight (8).

Papiss Cisse will be missing for Newcastle United in this match - the Senegalese striker has scored nine PL goals these season; four more than any other player for the club.

Graziano Pelle has hit the woodwork more often than any other player in the top flight this season (5).

Morgan Schneiderlin has scored three goals from just five shots on target this season.

West Ham United v Hull City

West Ham have won five and lost just one of the last eight league meetings with Hull City.

Hull have cleared seven shots off the line in the Premier League this season, more than any other side.

The Hammers have won the last five home games in a row against the Tigers.

West Ham have lost just one of their last nine Premier League home matches (W6 D2 L1).

Sam Allardyce's side have scored the most headed goals in the Premier League this season (14).

Only Aston Villa (56) have fired in fewer shots on target this season than Hull City (61).

Stewart Downing has been involved in as many Premier League goals this season (11 - four goals and seven assists) as he managed in his previous three campaigns combined.

Sam Allardyce's side have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight Premier League matches, but they have also only failed to score once during this run.

The Hammers have won just one of their last six Premier League games, drawing three and losing two.

Hull have conceded eight goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches, more than any other team.

Manchester City v Arsenal

The last seven Barclays Premier League games between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium have seen 28 goals scored.

Alexis Sanchez has been involved in more goals (19 - 12 goals and seven assists) than any other player in the Premier League this season.

There have been six red cards in the last nine Premier League matches between these two sides.

Arsenal's away form this season is patchy with four wins, four defeats and three draws in their 11 Premier League road trips.

In contrast, City's home form under Manuel Pellegrini has been impressive with 25 wins from 29 Premier League games under his stewardship at the Etihad Stadium (W25 D2 L2).

Arsenal are the only team to score three goals at the Etihad in a Premier League game during Manuel Pellegrini's reign - but this was in a 3-6 defeat.

Only Chelsea (11) have won more Premier League games away at Manchester City than Arsenal (10).

Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League matches (W9 D3 L0).

Only West Ham (14) have scored more headed goals than the Gunners this season (8).

Manchester City have conceded at least two goals in each of their last two Premier League home games. They haven't shipped two or more goals in three consecutive home Premier League games since October 2002.

Everton v West Bromwich Albion

Everton have won four and lost just one of the last seven Barclays Premier League games against West Bromwich Albion.

Saido Berahino has netted six in his last three games for the Baggies in all competitions.

Arouna Kone has scored in two of his three Premier League games against the Baggies.

West Brom have won just four of their last 26 Premier League matches away from home (W4 D7 L15).

Only Swansea (16) have dropped more points from winning positions than Everton (15) in this season's Premier League.

West Brom have scored a league-high 55% of their goals from set pieces in the Premier League this season.

Tony Pulis has won six of his last nine Premier League game as a manager, drawing two and losing just one.

The Toffees have lost six of their last nine Premier League matches (W1 D2 L6).

Everton have conceded 34 goals already this season after only letting in 39 in the whole of 2013-14.

59% of the goals West Brom have conceded have come before half-time, the highest proportion in the top flight.

 

 
 
 

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