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Andrew Tibot 23rd Sep 2015 - 11:33

Premier League Opta Facts - September 26-28

 

 

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City

 

 

Saturday 26 September 2015 (12:45)

White Hart Lane, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Tottenham Hotspur wins

Draws

Manchester City wins

Tottenham Hotspur goals

Manchester City goals

Overall: 36

20

5

11

49

50

At home: 18

11

3

4

26

22

Average Goals scored per Game

2.75

 

 

  • Against Crystal Palace on MD6, Spurs' starting XI was the youngest of any team in a Premier League game so far in 2015/16 (24y 118d).
  • Sergio Aguero has scored 10 goals in seven PL appearances against Spurs, his highest goal tally against any club in the competition.
  • In the seven PL matches that Sergio Aguero has played against Spurs, he's only failed to score on one occasion.
  • Manchester City have scored 27 goals in their last eight Premier League games against Tottenham - an average of 3.4 a game.
  • Hugo Lloris has conceded 17 goals in five Premier League games against City, at a rate of one every 26 minutes.
  • Harry Kane has failed to score in any of his six Premier League appearances this season, but on the last occasion he faced opposition that were top of the league he scored two (Spurs 5-3 Chelsea in Jan 2015).
  • Manchester City have won five successive Premier League away games - they haven't won six away games in a row in the top-flight before.
  • Wilfried Bony has scored in his last two Premier League starts against Spurs, but has netted just two goals in 15 PL apps for Manchester City.
  • The Citizens have scored in each of their last 14 Premier League away trips to London.
  • These two clubs have had the widest spread of nationalities to score a Premier League goal for them - Man City (40 different nationalities) & Spurs (39 different nationalities).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester City

Last five games

WWDDD

LWWWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Mauricio Pochettino

98

40

28

30

136

123

13

148

1.51

Manuel Pellegrini

82

56

12

14

197

77

120

180

2.20

 

 

 

 

 

Leicester City v Arsenal

 

 

Saturday 26 September 2015 (15:00)

King Power Stadium, Leicester

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Leicester City wins

Draws

Arsenal wins

Leicester City goals

Arsenal goals

Overall: 18

1

6

11

15

41

At home: 9

1

5

3

9

15

Average Goals scored per Game

3.11

 

 

  • Riyad Mahrez has had a hand in eight goals (five goals, three assists) in the Premier League this season; more than any other player.
  • Only once in the 18 Premier League meetings have Arsenal failed to score against Leicester.
  • The Foxes haven't beaten Arsenal since their debut season in the Premier League in 1994/95 (W1 D6 L11).
  • Leicester have come from behind to salvage at least a point in four successive Premier League games - only one team has managed a longer run than this in PL history; Everton's six game run between Sept-Nov 2012.
  • Arsenal have converted just 6.1% of their shots in the Premier League this season; a lower ratio than any other team.
  • Santi Cazorla has created the most goalscoring chances (23) and completed the most passes (471) in the Premier League this season.
  • Jamie Vardy has scored in three successive Premier League games for the first time.
  • The Foxes have won as many points in their last 15 Premier League games (34 - W10 D4 L1) as they had in their previous 48 matches in the competition before this run (34 - W6 D16 L26).
  • Including blocked shots, Alexis Sanchez has had more attempts at goal than any other player in the Premier League this season (31) but is yet to score.
  • This game pits the team with the highest proportion of long passes in 2015-16 - Leicester (21.3%) against the team with the lowest proportion - Arsenal (7.4%).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Leicester City

Arsenal

Last five games

DWDDW

LWWDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Claudio Ranieri

152

79

40

33

275

151

124

277

1.82

Arsène Wenger

720

417

177

126

1350

681

669

1428

1.98

 

 

 

 

 

Liverpool v Aston Villa

 

 

Saturday 26 September 2015 (15:00)

Anfield, Liverpool

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Liverpool wins

Draws

Aston Villa wins

Liverpool goals

Aston Villa goals

Overall: 46

24

10

12

73

44

At home: 23

12

5

6

44

26

Average Goals scored per Game

2.54

 

 

  • Liverpool have won 24 Premier League games against Aston Villa - only against Newcastle (also 24) have they won as many.
  • None of the last eight meetings between Aston Villa and Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League have ended as a home win (six away wins & two draws).
  • Daniel Sturridge has scored in both of his appearances against Aston Villa for the Reds.
  • During the three seasons that Christian Benteke spent at Aston Villa he scored 42 goals in 89 Premier League apps; 23 more goals than any other Villa player in this period.
  • Benteke has scored five goals in six games in this fixture in all competitions, while playing for Aston Villa.
  • No side has lost more Premier League games in 2015 than Aston Villa (16 - level with Newcastle).
  • Liverpool are on a four game winless run in the Premier League (L2 D2) - the last time they failed to win five in a row in the PL under Brendan Rodgers was in his first five games as boss (L3 D2).
  • Aston Villa have lost six and won just one of their last eight Premier League games (D1).
  • Villa have scored in their last eight successive Premier League away games; this after failing to score in the previous six before this run.
  • Simon Mignolet has kept a clean sheet in 12 of his 25 Premier League appearances in 2015 - only Joe Hart (12) has as many in this calendar year.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Liverpool

Aston Villa

Last five games

DLLDW

LLDLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Brendan Rodgers

158

74

40

44

272

199

73

262

1.66

Tim Sherwood

41

19

5

17

65

62

3

62

1.51

 

 

 

 

 

Manchester United v Sunderland

 

 

Saturday 26 September 2015 (15:00)

Old Trafford, Manchester

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester United wins

Draws

Sunderland wins

Manchester United goals

Sunderland goals

Overall: 28

20

6

2

53

16

At home: 14

11

2

1

30

6

Average Goals scored per Game

2.46

 

 

  • Anthony Martial could become the first player to score in each of his first three Premier League apps for Manchester United.
  • Sunderland have only defeated the Red Devils on one occasion in their last 26 Premier League encounters (W1 D6 L19).
  • Manchester United have conceded just two goals in their last five Premier League home games against Sunderland.
  • Sunderland have won just one of their last 14 Premier League away games (D6 L7).
  • The Red Devils have scored with all six shots on target in their last two Premier League games (versus Liverpool and Southampton).
  • After scoring in his first three consecutive matches against Man Utd in the PL, Jermain Defoe has only managed two goals in 18 PL apps versus them since.
  • Sunderland are looking for their 50th Premier League away victory (currently 49).
  • The Black Cats are now on a nine-game winless streak in the Premier League (D4 L5); the longest current run in the competition.
  • Sunderland have conceded 10 goals in the first half of PL games so far this season - of the other 19 teams, only Chelsea (12) have conceded more overall than this.
  • Antonio Valencia could make his 250th Premier League appearance in this game - the only other South American to reach this landmark is Nolberto Solano (302 PL apps).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Manchester United

Sunderland

Last five games

WWLDW

LLDDL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Louis van Gaal

44

24

11

9

71

42

29

83

1.89

Dick Advocaat

15

3

5

7

14

23

-9

14

0.93

 

 

 

 

 

Southampton v Swansea City

 

 

Saturday 26 September 2015 (15:00)

St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Southampton wins

Draws

Swansea City wins

Southampton goals

Swansea City goals

Overall: 6

3

2

1

5

2

At home: 3

1

1

1

3

2

Average Goals scored per Game

1.17

 

 

  • The last three Premier League encounters between these sides have seen the away team win 1-0.
  • There have only been seven goals scored in the six Premier League clashes between the Saints and the Swans.
  • Swansea City have won just three of their 16 Premier League games in the month of September (W3 D4 L9).
  • Southampton have attempted more shots than any other team in the Premier League this season (83, excl. blocked).
  • Southampton have won just two of their last 12 Premier League matches (W2 D4 L6).
  • Saints have fired in a league-high 131 crosses from open play this season.
  • The South-coast side have also attempted 25 shots from headers in the Premier League in 2015-16; 10 more than any other side.
  • 14 of Graziano Pellè's 16 Premier League goals for Southampton have come at St. Mary's Stadium (88%).
  • Swansea have failed to score in their last two Premier League games - they last went three PL games without scoring in May 2013 under Michael Laudrup.
  • The Swans have conceded only three goals in their last five Premier League games - the same number that Southampton conceded in their last PL match (2-3 v Man Utd).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Southampton

Swansea City

Last five games

LDWDL

DLWDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Ronald Koeman

44

19

9

16

61

41

20

66

1.50

Garry Monk

58

23

14

21

78

73

5

83

1.43

 

 

 

 

 

Stoke City v Bournemouth

 

 

Saturday 26 September 2015 (15:00)

Britannia Stadium, Stoke

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Stoke City wins

Draws

Bournemouth wins

Stoke 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

 

 

  • 11 of Jonathan Walters' 13 Premier League goals since the start of 2014 have come at the Britannia Stadium.
  • Bournemouth have covered more ground than any other Premier League team after six matches so far this season (697km).
  • Callum Wilson has scored five goals in the Premier League this season, despite only attempting eight shots (excl. blocked).
  • Only Man City (11) and Southampton (13) have allowed their opponents fewer shots on target than Bournemouth (17) in the Premier League after the opening six matchdays of 2015-16.
  • Chelsea (40) are the only side to have allowed their opponents more shots on target than Stoke (39) in the Premier League so far this season.
  • The Cherries have conceded a joint-high five goals from set-piece situations in the Premier League this season (along with Sunderland).
  • Stoke have won three points from their six PL games so far in 2015-16; their worst ever start to a Premier League season.
  • Prior to 2015-16, only 25 teams have failed to win any of their opening seven Premier League games in a season - 52% have been relegated (13/25).
  • Stoke have made a league-low 79 touches in the opposition box this season after six games.
  • Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson has touched the ball in the opposition box on 45 occasions this season; only Alexis Sanchez (46) has more.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Stoke City

Bournemouth

Last five games

DLLDD

WLDWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Mark Hughes

352

125

97

130

452

456

-4

472

1.34

Eddie Howe

6

2

1

3

8

9

-1

7

1.17

 

 

 

 

 

West Ham United v Norwich City

 

 

Saturday 26 September 2015 (15:00)

Boleyn Ground, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

West Ham United wins

Draws

Norwich City wins

West Ham United goals

Norwich City goals

Overall: 8

2

4

2

10

10

At home: 4

2

2

0

9

6

Average Goals scored per Game

2.50

 

 

  • The Hammers have an unbeaten Premier League record against the Canaries at Upton Park (W2 D2).
  • Norwich's Russell Martin is the top scoring defender in the Premier League so far this season (three goals).
  • West Ham have used 24 different players in the Premier League this season; two more than any other side.
  • The Hammers have converted 29% of their shots this season in the Premier League; a higher conversion rate than any other team in 2015-16.
  • Norwich City have not won any of their last 13 Premier League away games in London (D5 L8).
  • Diafra Sakho has scored in four of his five Premier League appearances in the month of September.
  • Dimitri Payet has had a hand in 12 goals (four goals, eight assists) in his last 14 league appearances (Premier League & Ligue 1 combined).
  • Wes Hoolahan has had a hand in five goals in his last five Premier League appearances for Norwich (one goal, four assists).
  • If West Ham win this game they'll have 15 points from their opening seven games of 2015-16 - they have never previously won more than 13 points in their opening seven PL games of a season.
  • The Canaries have scored just four goals in their last seven away Premier League games, failing to find the net in five of these.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

West Ham United

Norwich City

Last five games

WWWLL

DWLDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Slaven Bilic

6

4

0

2

13

7

6

12

2.00

Alex Neil

6

2

2

2

9

10

-1

8

1.33

 

 

 

 

 

Newcastle United v Chelsea

 

 

Saturday 26 September 2015 (17:30)

St. James' Park, Newcastle

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Newcastle United wins

Draws

Chelsea wins

Newcastle United goals

Chelsea goals

Overall: 42

11

11

20

37

60

At home: 21

10

5

6

27

22

Average Goals scored per Game

2.31

 

 

  • Newcastle United have won their last three Premier League home games against Chelsea.
  • Jose Mourinho has never won a Premier League game at St James' Park (D2 L3) - the only other PL stadium he's not won at is the Emirates (D3).
  • Both Chelsea and Newcastle have only used three English players in their opening six games of the Premier League season - only Watford (2) have used fewer.
  • Papiss Cissé has scored four Premier League goals against Chelsea - only against Stoke and Swansea (also 4) has he scored as many.
  • Eden Hazard has scored more goals against Newcastle in the Premier League (4) than against any other opponent.
  • Newcastle United have won just one of their last 17 Premier League games (D3 L13).
  • Chelsea have won eight and lost none (D4) of the 12 Premier League matches that Diego Costa has missed since the start of 2014-15.
  • Steve McClaren has won just two of his last 19 league games as a manager (W2 D8 L9 - six games at Newcastle, 13 at Derby County).
  • The Magpies have scored the fewest goals (3) and had the fewest shots (37, excl. blocked) in the Premier League so far in 2015-16.
  • Chelsea have allowed their opponents a league-high 40 shots on target in the Premier League this season and have conceded 12 goals - a tally that only Sunderland (13) have conceded more than.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Newcastle United

Chelsea

Last five games

LLLDL

WLLWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Steve McClaren

196

64

52

80

231

256

-25

244

1.24

José Mourinho

202

138

42

22

368

138

230

456

2.26

 

 

 

 

 

Watford v Crystal Palace

 

 

Sunday 27 September 2015 (16:00)

Vicarage Road, Watford

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Watford wins

Draws

Crystal Palace wins

Watford 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

 

  • Odion Ighalo has scored 20 goals in 24 league appearances in 2015; more than any other player in the top four tiers of English football.
  • Palace have won 15 points in their last seven PL away games (W5 L2), two more than they have won in their last 12 PL home games (13 points).
  • The Hornets have only managed one win (including 2013 Championship play-off final) against Crystal Palace in their last nine league matches (W1 D2 L6).
  • Crystal Palace have won only four of their 23 Premier League games in the month of September (W4 D7 L12).
  • Watford have won just one of their eight Premier League matches played on a Sunday (W1 D2 L5), but are unbeaten in their last three.
  • The Golden Boys are looking to win three successive top-flight games for the first time since April 1987.
  • Troy Deeney has been directly involved in 33 goals (21 goals, 12 assists) in 48 league appearances for Watford since the start of last season.
  • Yohan Cabaye has made a league-high 29 interceptions in the opening six matchdays of the 2015-16 Premier League season.
  • Crystal Palace have conceded three goals from opposition subs in the Premier League this season so far, the same number they shipped in the whole of the 2014/15 campaign.
  • Coming into this matchday, only Arsenal (8) have won as many away games as Crystal Palace (8) since Alan Pardew was named Eagles' manager.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Watford

Crystal Palace

Last five games

WWLDD

LLWWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Quique Sánchez Flores

6

2

3

1

5

5

0

9

1.50

Alan Pardew

253

96

51

106

316

372

-56

339

1.34

 

 

 

 

 

West Bromwich Albion v Everton

 

 

Monday 28 September 2015 (20:00)

The Hawthorns, West Bromwich

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

West Bromwich Albion wins

Draws

Everton wins

West Bromwich Albion goals

Everton goals

Overall: 18

5

4

9

19

20

At home: 9

4

1

4

11

8

Average Goals scored per Game

2.17

 

 

  • West Brom have failed to win against the Toffees is their last five Premier League encounters (D3 L2).
  • On the nine occasions Everton have scored first against WBA in the Premier League, they have remained unbeaten and dropped just two points (W8 D1).
  • Everton have kept three successive clean sheets away from home in the Premier League for the first time since December 2013.
  • The Toffees last kept four clean sheets in a row away from home in the PL back in August 1995 (a five game run).
  • Steven Naismith could make his 100th Premier League appearance in this match, but just 49 of the previous 99 have been starts.
  • 11 of Saido Berahino's 15 Premier League goals since the start of last season have been scored at the Hawthorns (73%).
  • Ross Barkley has had a hand in five goals (two goals, three assists) in his six Premier League appearances this season. Last season, he had a hand in four goals in 29 PL apps.
  • Everton have failed to find the net in three of their last four Premier League games.
  • Since Tony Pulis took charge of his first WBA game on January 10th, West Brom have kept more clean sheets in the Premier League than any other side (14).
  • The Baggies will be looking to keep their fourth clean sheet in a row - the last time that they did this in the top-flight was in March 1983.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

West Bromwich Albion

Everton

Last five games

WDWLD

DWDLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Tony Pulis

240

76

69

95

237

304

-67

297

1.24

Roberto Martinez

234

73

66

95

283

369

-86

285

1.22

 

 
 
 

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