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Andrew Tibot 9th Sep 2015 - 8:58

Premier League Opta Facts - September 12-14

 

 

Everton v Chelsea

 

 

Saturday 12 September 2015 (12:45)

Goodison Park, Liverpool

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Everton wins

Draws

Chelsea wins

Everton goals

Chelsea goals

Overall: 46

8

16

22

47

71

At home: 23

7

7

9

29

31

Average Goals scored per Game

2.57

 

  • On home soil, Everton have lost just two of their last seven top-flight encounters with the Blues (W4 D1), albeit with those defeats coming in the last three clashes at Goodison Park.
  • Chelsea have shipped a total of eight goals in their last three away Premier League games, twice as many as they conceded in the seven games on the road before that.
  • The Merseysiders have won just one of their last six Premier League encounters with Chelsea, losing each of the other five.
  • Last season's meeting between these two sides at Goodison Park ended in a 6-3 win for the Blues - only six games in PL history have produced more goals.
  • Everton have failed to score in two consecutive PL games. They last failed to score in three back in April 2006 when they ultimately went four fixtures without scoring.
  • The Blues have registered just two wins in their last seven PL games, drawing two and losing three.
  • Chelsea have picked up just four points from their opening four PL games this season, their worst start to a campaign since 1995/96 (3 pts).
  • Eden Hazard has failed to score in any of his last seven PL games, the second-longest goal drought of his career (he hit nine games without a goal in September 2013).
  • With 39 league goals, John Terry is the highest scoring member of Chelsea's current squad in the Premier League.
  • The Blues have conceded 2+ goals in four consecutive games (all venues) for the first time since December 2006.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form (2015-16)

Everton

Chelsea

Last five games

DLWD

LWLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Roberto Martinez

232

72

65

95

280

368

-88

281

1.21

José Mourinho

200

137

42

21

365

135

230

453

2.27

 

 

 

 

 

Arsenal v Stoke City

 

 

Saturday 12 September 2015 (15:00)

Emirates Stadium, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Arsenal wins

Draws

Stoke City wins

Arsenal goals

Stoke City goals

Overall: 14

8

2

4

25

14

At home: 7

7

0

0

17

3

Average Goals scored per Game

2.79

 

  • The Gunners have won each of their seven home PL games against the Potters, their best 100% home record against any side in the Premier League.
  • Stoke are without a win in their last seven PL games on the road (D4 L3), a current winless streak on the road only Newcastle and Southampton (both 9) can better.
  • Arsenal have lost two of their last three Premier League meetings with Stoke.
  • Arsenal have averaged 2.4 goals in those seven home PL games against Stoke (17 goals in total), with the visitors managing only three in total.
  • In all competitions, the north Londoners have now won 13 home games in a row against Stoke (dating back to 1983), their longest such winning streak against any side in the club's history.
  • Aaron Ramsey has netted three Premier League goals against the Potters, his joint-highest tally against any side (Also 3 vs Sunderland).
  • The Gunners have posted a league-high 65.3% average possession figure this season (Man Utd are second with 59.5%).
  • Under Mark Hughes, Stoke have completed 77.7% of their passes and averaged a 48.6% possession figure compared to a 66.5% passing accuracy and 39.4% possession figure under Tony Pulis.
  • Arsenal have put away only 5.6% of their PL shots, with that chance conversion rate superior only to Liverpool (5.4%) this season.
  • Spanish schemer Santi Cazorla leads the way this season with 16 PL chances created, while since 12/13 (when he joined the PL), he's racked up a league-high 30 assists.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form (2015-16)

Arsenal

Stoke City

Last five games

WDWL

LDDL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Arsène Wenger

718

416

177

125

1348

679

669

1425

1.98

Mark Hughes

350

125

96

129

450

452

-2

471

1.35

 

 

 

 

 

Crystal Palace v Manchester City

 

 

Saturday 12 September 2015 (15:00)

Selhurst Park, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Crystal Palace wins

Draws

Manchester City wins

Crystal Palace goals

Manchester City goals

Overall: 10

2

3

5

7

14

At home: 5

2

1

2

5

6

Average Goals scored per Game

2.10

 

  • Under Alan Pardew, Crystal Palace have averaged 2.4 pts away from home in the PL but only 1.3 per game at Selhurst Park.
  • Manchester City have now won four away Premier League games in a row. They last won five away leagues games in a row in 1912.
  • Crystal Palace have won just one of their last six Premier League clashes with City (L5), although that victory did come last time out (2-1 at home in April 2015).
  • On home soil, the Eagles have enjoyed two wins from their five PL clashes with the Citizens (D1 L2).
  • The last four times these two sides have met in the PL at Selhurst Park, the winning team has scored exactly two goals.
  • Yaya Touré has found the back of the net in each of Man City's last three games against Crystal Palace (all PL).
  • Manchester City are top of the Premier League table in September for the first time ever.
  • The Citizens have won 10 PL games in a row, a streak only five sides can better and just four off the PL record held by Arsenal (14, reached in August 2002).
  • The Eagles have won five of their last six top-tier games (L1).
  • Bakary Sako has had a hand in nine goals in his last nine league games (five goals and four assists for Wolves and Crystal Palace).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form (2015-16)

Crystal Palace

Manchester City

Last five games

WWLW

WWWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alan Pardew

251

96

51

104

316

370

-54

339

1.35

Manuel Pellegrini

80

55

12

13

195

75

120

177

2.21

 

 

 

 

 

Norwich City v Bournemouth

 

 

Saturday 12 September 2015 (15:00)

Carrow Road, Norwich

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Norwich City wins

Draws

Bournemouth wins

Norwich City 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

 

  • At Carrow Road, the Canaries haven't beaten the Cherries in the league since 1951, losing five and drawing four of the nine meetings since then.
  • Bournemouth have suffered just one defeat in their last eight league games on the road (W5 D2).
  • Norwich have lost just one of their last five league meetings with Bournemouth, although three of those games have ended in a draw (W1).
  • Norwich have only registered one win in their last 11 Premier League games (D2 L8).
  • A league-high five of the six PL goals the Cherries have shipped this season have come from dead-ball situations (two penalties, two from corners and one from a throw).
  • Alex Neil will be 34y 94d and Eddie Howe 37yrs 286d for this game, the youngest combined managerial age (26314 days) in a PL game since Gareth Southgate (36y 62d) met Aidy Boothroyd (35y 269d) for Middlesbrough v Watford in November 2006 (26264 days).
  • Striker Callum Wilson has netted four in his last two league games for the Cherries and eight in his last 10.
  • There were 10 yellow cards and one red shown in the two meetings between these sides in the Championship last season.
  • Norwich have only managed to win 34 free kicks this season, no Premier League side have won fewer.
  • Simon Francis has the joint second-most tackles in the league so far this season (18), only Sunderland full back Patrick Van Aanholt has made more (20).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form (2015-16)

Norwich City

Bournemouth

Last five games

LDWL

DWLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alex Neil

4

1

1

2

5

8

-3

4

1.00

Eddie Howe

4

1

1

2

5

6

-1

4

1.00

 

 

 

 

 

Watford v Swansea City

 

 

Saturday 12 September 2015 (15:00)

Vicarage Road, Watford

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Watford wins

Draws

Swansea City wins

Watford goals

Swansea City goals

Overall: 0

0

0

0

0

0

At home: 0

0

0

0

0

0

Average Goals scored per Game

0.00

 

  • At Vicarage Road, Watford have lost their last two league meetings with Swansea, after winning each of the three games before that.
  • The Swans have kept only one clean sheet in their last six top-tier games on the road.
  • The Hornets are without a win in their last four league meetings with Swansea (D2 L2).
  • On home soil, Watford have netted exactly two goals in four of their last five league clashes with Swansea.
  • The Hornets have failed to direct a single shot on target in their last two Premier League games.
  • Bafétimbi Gomis has scored in each of his first four games of the PL season. Only four players have managed to score in their first five (M. Quinn 6, I. Marshall 5, W. Rooney 5, J. Reyes 5).
  • Gomis has scored nine goals in his last 10 Premier League games for Swansea.
  • Only Arsenal's Santi Cazorla (16) has created more goal-scoring chances in the PL this season than Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey (14).
  • The last time these two sides met at Vicarage Road, Swans' boss Garry Monk played in defence for the Welsh side in a 3-2 Championship away win (28th Sep 2010).
  • Watford players have racked up 91 interceptions so far this season, more than any other side.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form (2015-16)

Watford

Swansea City

Last five games

LDDD

WDWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Quique Sánchez Flores

4

0

3

1

2

4

-2

3

0.75

Garry Monk

56

23

13

20

78

72

6

82

1.46

 

 

 

 

 

West Bromwich Albion v Southampton

 

 

Saturday 12 September 2015 (15:00)

The Hawthorns, West Bromwich

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

West Brom wins

Draws

Southampton wins

West Brom goals

Southampton goals

Overall: 10

4

3

3

9

5

At home: 5

3

1

1

4

1

Average Goals scored per Game

1.40

 

  • At the Hawthorns, the hosts have lost just one of their five Premier League games against the Saints (W3 D1), with the visitors netting just one goal in total on those five visits.
  • Only Newcastle United can equal Southampton's current run of nine Premier League away games without a win.
  • The Baggies have lost four of their last six Premier League games at the Hawthorns (W1 D1), conceding at least three goals in each of those defeats.
  • West Brom have enjoyed just one win in their last four top-tier meetings with Southampton (D1 L2).
  • The last four PL meetings between these two sides have produced a total of just three goals.
  • Premier League games between these two sides have averaged 1.4 goals per game (14 in 10). Of PL fixtures played 10+ times, only Bolton v Southampton has averaged fewer goals (1.17).
  • West Brom have four points from their first four games in 15/16: only in 12/13 have they ever had more at this stage of a PL campaign (7).
  • Only two of Graziano Pellé's 14 Premier League goals have come away from St. Mary's.
  • The Saints have now kept two PL clean sheets in a row. They last made it three shut-outs in a row in November 2014 (4 in total).
  • New Southampton signing Virgil van Dijk netted nine goals in the Scottish Premiership with Celtic (13/14 - 15/16), a figure only one other defender could better.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form (2015-16)

West Bromwich Albion

Southampton

Last five games

WLDL

WDLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Tony Pulis

238

75

68

95

236

304

-68

293

1.23

Ronald Koeman

42

19

8

15

59

38

21

65

1.55

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manchester United v Liverpool

 

 

Saturday 12 September 2015 (17:30)

Old Trafford, Manchester

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester United wins

Draws

Liverpool wins

Manchester United goals

Liverpool goals

Overall: 46

25

8

13

68

54

At home: 23

14

4

5

37

22

Average Goals scored per Game

2.65

 

  • Manchester United have registered just one win in their last four top-flight games at Old Trafford (D2 L1), after winning six in a row prior to that.
  • Liverpool have won just one of their last seven PL away games (D3 L3) after winning five of the previous six (D1).
  • Manchester United have won five of their last seven Premier League meetings with Liverpool (L2).
  • Christian Benteke has scored in his last two Premier League appearances against Manchester United (both for Aston Villa).
  • This will be the 47th PL meetings between these two sides. No two teams have met more often in the competition.
  • This Premier League fixture has produced 16 red cards. Only Everton v Liverpool (20) has seen more sendings-off.
  • Wayne Rooney has averaged 0.23 goals per game in the PL against Liverpool (5 in 22 games). Of teams the striker has faced 10+ times in the PL, only against Middlesbrough has he posted a lower goals per game rate (0.17).
  • Juan Mata netted three goals in his two PL games against Liverpool last season.
  • David de Gea has not kept a clean sheet in any of his last seven full 90 minute appearances for Man Utd in the PL.
  • Wayne Rooney has gone 10 Premier League games without a goal for only the second time in his career (also between Aug-Dec 2003 while at Everton), with his current goal drought standing at 864 minutes.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form (2015-16)

Manchester United

Liverpool

Last five games

LDWW

LDWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Louis van Gaal

42

22

11

9

65

39

26

77

1.83

Brendan Rodgers

156

74

39

43

270

195

75

261

1.67

 

 

 

 

 

Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur

 

 

Sunday 13 September 2015 (13:30)

Stadium of Light, Sunderland

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Sunderland wins

Draws

Tottenham Hotspur wins

Sunderland goals

Tottenham Hotspur goals

Overall: 28

5

5

18

29

52

At home: 14

4

4

6

18

21

Average Goals scored per Game

2.89

 

  • Under Dick Advocaat, Sunderland have averaged 1.3 points in their six PL home games (W2 D2 L2), after managing 0.64 per game in the 11 home PL games before that under Gus Poyet (W1 D4 L6).
  • Tottenham have failed to score in half of their last eight Premier League away games and have netted just twice in their last four.
  • At the Stadium of Light, the hosts are without a victory in their last five PL meetings with Spurs, (D2 L3), conceding exactly two goals in four of those games.
  • Sunderland have now gone 10 PL games without a win against Tottenham (D3 L7), with their last top-flight win against the Lilywhite coming in April 2010 (3-1).
  • Tottenham have averaged 2.75 goals per game in their last four PL games against the Black Cats (11 goals in total).
  • Tottenham have failed to win their first four games of a Premier League season for the first time since 2008/09.
  • Harry Kane has now scored only two goals from 28 shots in his last 12 Premier League appearances. In the 12 PL games before that, he scored 14 goals from 33 shots.
  • Eight of the 10 goals the Black Cats have conceded in the PL this season have come in the first half.
  • Three of the four goals Tottenham have conceded this season in the top division have come in the final 15 minutes of their games.
  • The Black Cats have drawn more PL games in 2015 than any other side (8).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form (2015-16)

Sunderland

Tottenham Hotspur

Last five games

DDLL

DDDL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Dick Advocaat

13

3

5

5

14

20

-6

14

1.08

Mauricio Pochettino

96

38

28

30

134

123

11

142

1.48

 

 

 

 

 

Leicester City v Aston Villa

 

 

Sunday 13 September 2015 (16:00)

King Power Stadium, Leicester

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Leicester City wins

Draws

Aston Villa wins

Leicester City goals

Aston Villa goals

Overall: 18

6

8

4

27

27

At home: 9

4

4

1

11

11

Average Goals scored per Game

3.00

 

  • At home, the Foxes have suffered just one defeat in their nine Premier League games against Aston Villa (W4 D4).
  • The Villans have conceded a total of 11 goals in their last four top-tier away games (W1 L3).
  • Leicester have enjoyed just one win in their last five Premier League meetings with Aston Villa (D1 L3).
  • The two league meetings between these Midlands' sides last season produced three red cards (Matthew James for Leicester and Ciaran Clark for Villa at the King Power Stadium and the Foxes' Paul Konchesky at Villa Park).
  • Claudio Ranieri has averaged 1.43 points in his seven PL games against Aston Villa. Only against Man Utd, Charlton and Arsenal has he won fewer points on average (min 2 games).
  • The Foxes have netted a league-high three headed goals already this season, 38% of their total haul.
  • Villa boss Tim Sherwood's Premier League managerial win % rate has now fallen below 50% for the first time in his career (48.7%).
  • Winger Scott Sinclair has bagged a total of five goals in his last two games in all competitions for the Villans.
  • Leicester have scored 37 top-tier goals in 2015. Only Man City (52), Arsenal (40) and Chelsea (38) have netted more.
  • Jordan Amavi has embarked on 32 dribbles in the Premier League this season, eight more than any other player.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form (2015-16)

Leicester City

Aston Villa

Last five games

DDWW

DLLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Claudio Ranieri

150

78

39

33

270

147

123

273

1.82

Tim Sherwood

39

19

5

15

63

58

5

62

1.59

 

 

 

 

 

West Ham United v Newcastle United

 

 

Monday 14 September 2015 (20:00)

Boleyn Ground, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

West Ham United wins

Draws

Newcastle United wins

West Ham United goals

Newcastle United goals

Overall: 36

10

10

16

40

58

At home: 18

7

4

7

25

25

Average Goals scored per Game

2.72

 

  • At the Boleyn Ground, the hosts have won just two of their last nine PL games against Newcastle, drawing three and losing four.
  • The Magpies have picked up just two points from their last nine top-tier games on the road (D2 L7).
  • West Ham have enjoyed just one win in their last five Premier League meetings with Newcastle (D2 L2).
  • The Hammers have netted a total of just four goals in their last eight PL clashes with the Magpies.
  • In the teams' two meetings last season, Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko was sent off at Upton Park but scored at St. James' Park.
  • West Ham have netted three or more goals in consecutive Premier League games for the first time since March 2011, when they did it three times in a row.
  • Managers Slaven Bilic and Steve McClaren have met before, in the Euro 2008 qualifiers, when Bilic's Croatia beat McClaren's England home and away. Croatia's 3-2 away win at Wembley in November 2007 ended McClaren's reign with the Three Lions.
  • The next player to make his PL debut for Newcastle United will be the 200th to play for the club in the competition.
  • Newcastle have been shown nine red cards since the start of last season in the PL, more than any other Premier League side.
  • The Hammers have been shown six red cards in 10 games this season (all comps), compared to three in 43 matches in 2014-15.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form (2015-16)

West Ham United

Newcastle United

Last five games

WLLW

LDLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Slaven Bilic

4

2

0

2

9

6

3

6

1.50

Steve McClaren

194

64

52

78

230

252

-22

244

1.26

 
 
 

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