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Eden Jon 25th Sep 2014 - 8:23

Premier League Opta Facts: Sept 27 - 29

 

Liverpool v Everton

  • Liverpool have lost only one of their last 15 Merseyside derbies in the Barclays Premier League.
  • Everton have scored only five goals in their last 12 Premier League games at Anfield.
  • The Toffees have not won away at Liverpool in the league since September 1999 (L7 D7 since).
  • Raheem Sterling has been involved in nine goals (six goals, three assists) in his last 10 Premier League appearances.
  • Mario Balotelli has scored just one goal in his last 19 Premier League games, this despite attempting 37 shots (excl. blocked) in these games.
  • In his final 19 games in the Premier League, Luis Suarez scored 12 goals.
  • There have been a league-high 24 goals in Everton's Premier League games this season, an average of 4.8 per game.
  • Last season, Liverpool's Premier League games averaged a league-high 4.0 goals per game (151 in 38 matches).
  • Liverpool have kept only one clean sheet in their last 11 Premier League games.
  • Everton have scored at least two goals in each of their last seven Premier League games. The Toffees have never scored 2+ goals in eight successive PL games before.

Chelsea v Aston Villa

  • Chelsea have scored 27 goals in their last seven Barclays Premier League home games against Aston Villa, including a 7-1 win and an 8-0.
  • Aston Villa have attempted just eight shots on target in five Premier League games this season; fewer than any other side.
  • 10 of the 13 points (from nine games) that Jose Mourinho has taken against Aston Villa in the Barclays Premier League have come at Stamford Bridge.
  • Diego Costa (11) has had three more shots on target in the Premier League than Aston Villa (8) this season.
  • Only two of Andre Schurrle's 10 Premier league goals have come at Stamford Bridge.
  • Villa are the only Premier League team yet to concede an away goal this season.
  • Seven different nationalities have scored for Chelsea in the Premier League this season, a wider spread than at any other club.
  • Chelsea have kept only one clean sheet in their last six Premier League games.
  • Thibaut Courtois has kept only one clean sheet in his opening five Premier League games, three fewer than Petr Cech (4) did in his first five.
  • Aston Villa have not won three Premier League away games in a row since April 2010.

Crystal Palace v Leicester City

  • The last time this fixture was played in the English top-flight, Palace were being managed by Attilio Lombardo (April 1998).
  • Leicester's Andy King scored in both league fixtures between these sides two seasons ago.
  • Three of Leonardo Ulloa's five Premier League goals this season have come within two minutes of the opposition scoring.
  • After conceding only one set-piece goal under Tony Pulis, Palace have already let in five this season (excl. penalties).
  • Palace are in danger of going five Premier League home games without a win for the first time since returning to the top-flight.
  • Jamie Vardy has won two penalties this season (both versus Man Utd); more than the 19 other Premier League clubs this season.
  • The Foxes have a shot conversion rate of 43% inside the penalty area this season, higher than any other side.
  • Leicester are the only Premier League side yet to hit the woodwork this season.
  • Neil Warnock is looking to go four Premier League games unbeaten for the first time since December 2006 when he was Sheffield United boss.
  • The Foxes have won none of their last 15 Premier League games in London (D3 L12).

Hull City v Manchester City

  • Hull have lost only one of their three Premier League home encounters with Manchester City.
  • City played with 10 men for 80 minutes of this fixture last season and still won 2-0.
  • Frank Lampard has now scored in 18 consecutive Premier League seasons.
  • Nikica Jelavic has scored three goals in his last four Premier League appearances, after scoring three times in the previous 13.
  • Croatian striker Jelavic has scored three goals from four shots on target this season.
  • Manchester City have eight points from five games; the last time they had fewer was in 2006-07 (4).
  • Manchester City have been booked 15 times in the Premier League this season, already 21% of the total they recorded in 2013-14.
  • No team saw more opponents sent off than Hull last season (six).
  • Hull's last two Premier League games have ended 2-2. Only one team (Liverpool in 2002) have recorded three in a row.
  • Manchester City have scored in 17 of their last 18 Premier League games.

Manchester United v West Ham United

  • Manchester United's total of five points from five games is their worst haul at this stage since 1989-90.
  • The Hammers have scored nine goals in 18 Premier League games at Old Trafford and never more than one in a single game.
  • Manchester United have taken 31 points from their last 11 Barclays Premier League games against West Ham.
  • West Ham have netted a league-high four goals from outside the box this season.
  • Eight goals conceded after five games is Man Utd's highest total since leaking 10 in their opening five in 2001-02.
  • Sam Allardyce's side have the best cross completion rate in the top-flight this season (24.36%) while only Arsenal's is lower than Manchester United's (12.12%).
  • Manchester United have conceded six penalties in their last 15 Premier League games - before this run, they hadn't conceded one in 85 PL matches.
  • Wayne Rooney has two goals and two assists in five Premier League games this season.
  • Man Utd have lost 10 of their last 25 Premier League home games. The previous 10 defeats came across a period of 148 games.
  • West Ham have scored five goals in their last two Premier League away games, more than they managed in the previous six on the road (4).

Southampton v Queens Park Rangers

  • Southampton have won three of their last five Barclays Premier League games against QPR after winning none of the previous five.
  • Queens Park Rangers have had more shots from outside the box than any other Premier League team this season (27).
  • Last weekend Victor Wanyama became the first Kenyan player to score in the Premier League. Players from 91 different nations have now scored in the PL.
  • Southampton have conceded the fewest goals in the Premier League this season (3).
  • The Saints are the only PL team yet to concede a home goal this season.
  • Southampton have scored four goals in three of their last seven Premier League home games.
  • QPR have failed to score in each of their last five Premier League away games.
  • Harry Redknapp has overseen just 11 goals in 14 Premier League away games as The R's boss.
  • Redknapp has a Premier League win percentage of 17% at QPR, he managed 18% at Southampton in the competition.
  • QPR are the only side yet to score an open play goal in the Premier League this season.

Sunderland v Swansea City

  • Sunderland conceded seven goals to Swansea last season, only Arsenal and Tottenham scored as many against the Black Cats.
  • Along with Liverpool, Swansea are one of two teams yet to draw this season. Sunderland have drawn a league-high four times this term.
  • After winning four games in a row in April/May, Sunderland have now gone six games without a victory (L2 D4).
  • Sunderland have kept three clean sheets in four Premier League home games against Welsh sides.
  • Swansea have kept only three clean sheets in their last 18 Premier League games.
  • Jonjo Shelvey has been booked in three of his five Premier League appearances this season.
  • Swansea have won just eight corners in five league games this season.
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson has assisted four Premier League goals this season; he has never recorded more than four in a single campaign in England.
  • Garry Monk's Premier League win percentage of 42% is better than Brendan Rodgers (32%) or Michael Laudrup (27%) recorded for the Swans.
  • Gus Poyet's win percentage of 28% at Sunderland is level with former Black Cats managers Steve Bruce and Roy Keane. Peter Reid (33%) and Martin O'Neill (29%) are the only bosses with a higher rate.

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur

  • Arsenal have won four of their last five Barclays Premier League games against Tottenham (two 1-0 wins and two 5-2 wins).
  • Tottenham have won just one of their last 21 Barclays Premier League games away at Arsenal.
  • Arsenal last failed to score at home to Spurs in the Premier League in November 1998. Since then the Gunners have scored 38 times in 15 games.
  • Tottenham have conceded six penalties in the Premier League in 2014, only Manchester United have conceded as many.
  • Arsenal took 25 points from their 10 London derbies in the Premier League last season (W8 D1 L1) and defeated Crystal Palace on the opening weekend this season.
  • Six of Tottenham's seven league points this season have come in London derbies.
  • If there are four goals in this game then it will become the outright highest scoring fixture in Premier League history (currently 126 goals).
  • Seven points from five games is Tottenham's slowest start since gaining just two under Juande Ramos in 2008-09.
  • Arsenal (154) and Tottenham (125) are first and third respectively for dribbles attempted this season.
  • Emmanuel Adebayor has scored more goals than any other player in north London derby history (8 for Arsenal and 2 for Spurs).

West Bromwich Albion v Burnley

  • WBA have conceded a league high four goals from outside the box this season.
  • Burnley have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 19 games against West Brom (all competitions).
  • The last time Burnley failed to score against WBA was six games ago in November 2006. Mike Duff was playing for the Clarets that day.
  • This game is the 786th different fixture combination in Premier League history.
  • WBA have only scored three times this season but have five points to their name.
  • Burnley have gained three points from just one goal in the Premier League this season.
  • The Clarets have collected only five points from their 21 Premier League away games (W1 D2 L18).
  • Burnley's clean sheet at Selhurst Park in their last road trip was the first they have recorded away from home in PL history.
  • Burnley did not draw any of their first 40 games 0-0 but each of the last three matches have ended goalless.
  • The only teams to draw 0-0 for four Premier League games in a row are Arsenal (twice) and Tottenham.

Stoke City v Newcastle United

  • Stoke have won three of their last four Barclays Premier League home games against Newcastle.
  • The Magpies have only mustered one clean sheet in 10 previous Premier League encounters with the Potters.
  • After 10 Premier League appearances without a goal or assist, Peter Crouch both scored & assisted against QPR last time out.
  • Alan Pardew's side have conceded two or more goals in 10 of their last 13 league games.
  • Stoke are the only team yet to score a home goal in the Premier League this season.
  • Newcastle have been caught offside just once in five games this season.
  • Three of Stoke's last four Premier League home games have ended as 0-1 home defeats.
  • Stoke's last three Premier League games on a Monday have ended 1-1
  • This fixture was on a Monday night in 2011-12 and Demba Ba scored a perfect hat-trick (header, left-foot, right-foot) as Newcastle won 3-1.
  • Newcastle have lost their last four Premier League games on a Monday, conceding 12 goals in the process.

 

 

 

 
 
 

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