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Eden Jon 10th Sep 2014 - 10:39

Premier League Opta Stats : Sept 13 - 15


Arsenal v Manchester City

  • Arsenal won 18 of their first 22 Barclays Premier League fixtures against Manchester City, but have only won three of the last 12 (D4 L5).
  • The Citizens have only won one of 17 previous Barclays Premier League games away at Arsenal; a 2-0 win in January 2013 (L11 D5).
  • Indeed, that 2-0 win was also the only time Manchester City have scored more than once in 17 Premier League games at either Highbury or the Emirates.
  • Danny Welbeck could become only the third player in Premier League history to play for both Arsenal and Manchester United (Mikael Silvestre, Robin van Persie).
  • The Gunners have won more Premier League games in September than any other Premier League side (48) and also have the best points/game average (2.02).
  • Arsene Wenger's side are unbeaten in 19 Premier League games at the Emirates Stadium (W14 D5) and have won their last four in a row there.
  • Arsenal have conceded four goals from only seven shots on target faced in the top-flight this term.
  • Manchester City have not lost two consecutive league games since October 2010 - one of the games that they lost back then was against Arsenal.
  • Arsenal have already gained a league-high four points from losing positions in 2014/15.
  • Sergio Aguero has scored eight goals in his last 10 Premier League away appearances.

Chelsea v Swansea City

  • Chelsea have won all three Barclays Premier League home meetings with Swansea and are unbeaten in six overall in the competition versus the Swans (W4 D2).
  • The Swans did win 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the League Cup in January 2013, however, with Michu and Danny Graham on the scoresheet.
  • Didier Drogba scored on his one previous appearance against the Swans, in a 4-1 home win back in September 2011.
  • Diego Costa has scored four goals in three Premier League games; Fernando Torres took 39 games to reach this figure for Chelsea.
  • Only Eden Hazard (7) and Fernando Torres (5) got more goal assists for Chelsea in 2013-14 than Cesc Fabregas already has in 2014-15 (4).
  • Chelsea and Swansea are the only two sides yet to drop a point this season (P3 W3).
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored one and assisted four of Swansea's six league goals this season. He has assisted as many goals in three appearances this term as he did in 58 for Tottenham overall in the Premier League.
  • The Swans have already claimed 21% of their entire points total from last season (9 of 42) in only three games.
  • Indeed Garry Monk's side have won four consecutive games for the first time in the Premier League.
  • This is only the second time in Premier League history that the top two sides in the table have faced off as early as this in the campaign (MD4). Then-leaders Chelsea beat second place Tottenham 2-0 in August 2005.

Crystal Palace v Burnley

  • The Eagles are unbeaten in nine home league meetings with Burnley (W4 D5, six clean sheets), a run that goes back to December 2001.
  • Burnley have won all four previous top-flight meetings with the Eagles, but the sides have not met in the top tier since 1970/71.
  • Wilfried Zaha has scored twice and been sent off once in his last three competitive appearances against Burnley.
  • Crystal Palace have never won a Premier League home game in September (D3 L5).
  • Dwight Gayle has scored eight goals in his last six games in all competitions, including four in his last two.
  • Burnley have used at least nine English players in all three league games this season.
  • The Clarets have never kept a clean sheet in a Premier League away game.
  • Indeed, the Lancashire side have lost 18 of their 20 Premier League matches on the road, winning just once (4-1 v Hull City).
  • Crystal Palace have conceded at least twice in their last six league games.
  • Crystal Palace have lost more points from winning positions than any other side this season (5).

Southampton v Newcastle United

  • Southampton have won 10 and lost just one of 14 previous Barclays Premier League home games against Newcastle (D3).
  • The Magpies have only kept one clean sheet in their last 14 Barclays Premier League games against Southampton and have never managed a shutout against them on the south coast in 14 PL trips there.
  • Indeed, Saints have scored in each of their last 24 home league games against Newcastle, last drawing a blank in February 1969.
  • The Magpies have failed to score in seven of their last nine away league games (W1 D2 L6).
  • Overall, Alan Pardew's side have taken just five points from the last 33 on offer (W1 D2 L8).
  • Saints have only lost one of their last seven league games (W3 D3).
  • Only at Liverpool (0.30) do Newcastle average fewer points per game than they do at Southampton (0.43) in the Premier League era (minimum four games).
  • Sadio Mané scored two and assisted four in just four Austrian Bundesliga appearances this season. Last term, he scored 13 and assisted 12 in 33 games.
  • Two of Newcastle's goals in their last Premier League match were scored by Englishmen (Aarons and Williamson); more than in the whole of 2013-14 (1).
  • Southampton have only lost two of their last 10 league games at St Mary's, winning four and drawing four.

Stoke City v Leicester City

  • The Potters are unbeaten in five home meetings with Leicester in all competitions (W4 D1).
  • Indeed, none of the last 10 clashes between the Potters and the Foxes have been won by the away side (six home wins, four draws).
  • Leicester City are without a clean sheet in 11 Premier League games; the longest run of any current top-flight side.
  • Since the start of last season, only Chelsea (2) and Liverpool (5) have scored more than once against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.
  • The Potters, who lost 1-0 to Aston Villa on the opening day, have not lost consecutive home league games since April 2013.
  • Nigel Pearson's side have scored in 33 of their last 34 league games, failing only to net against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
  • Indeed, that 2-0 defeat at Chelsea was Leicester's first away defeat this calendar year (W8 D4).
  • The Foxes have blocked 25 opposition shots so far this season; at least 10 more than any other team in the Premier League.
  • Stoke are the only Premier League side yet to net in the first-half in 2014-15.
  • Leicester new boy Nick Powell currently has the best min/goal ratio of any player in Premier League history, having scored once in 29 minutes of top-flight football.

Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur

  • Sunderland scored first in both of their Barclays Premier League games against Spurs last season, but ended up losing on both occasions.
  • Spurs have won six and lost none of their last eight Barclays Premier League meetings with Sunderland (D2).
  • Tottenham's last four league away wins against Sunderland have all ended 2-1.
  • Spurs have been shown more red cards (1) than yellow cards (0) in the Premier League this season.
  • Gus Poyet's side have only won three of their last 14 home league games (D4 L7).
  • Etienne Capoue has completed a league-high 267 passes so far this season.
  • Ricardo Alvarez was Internazionale's leading assister in Serie A last season, setting up eight goals.
  • Had the Premier League started on January 1st, Tottenham would be fifth on 41 points, just one short of Arsenal in fourth.
  • Will Buckley has made more dribbles than any other Sunderland player this term (16) despite only playing 117 of a possible 270 minutes.
  • Erik Lamela has drawn more fouls than any other Premier League player this campaign (10).

West Bromwich Albion v Everton

  • West Brom's joint-biggest Barclays Premier League home win was a 4-0 drubbing of Everton in November 2005.
  • Everton have only managed one clean sheet in eight previous Barclays Premier League trips to The Hawthorns.
  • The Toffees have equalled the Premier League record for most goals conceded after three games (10, last equalled by Arsenal in 2011/12).
  • Samuel Eto'o's 10 Premier League goals have all come at home, with nine coming at Stamford Bridge and one at Goodison Park, against Chelsea last time out.
  • Everton have scored a 45th minute goal in all three of their Premier League games this season.
  • Steven Naismith has scored three goals from three shots on target this season.
  • England centre-back Phil Jagielka has made a league-high three errors leading to attempts this term.
  • New Baggies' signing Georgios Samaras scored his last two Premier League goals against Everton, whilst playing for Manchester City on New Year's Day 2007.
  • Romelu Lukaku is still to score a Premier League goal for a club that owns him; his 32 to date have all come whilst out on loan.
  • Seven of the last 10 league games at The Hawthorns have ended level, with the Baggies winning one and losing two.

Liverpool v Aston Villa

  • Steven Gerrard has scored 12 Barclays Premier League goals against Aston Villa; four more than versus any other side.
  • The Villans are unbeaten in three Premier League trips to Anfield, winning once and drawing twice.
  • Indeed, Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has never tasted defeat at Anfield as a Premier League manager, drawing once with Norwich and winning once and drawing once with Villa.
  • Rickie Lambert has scored three goals in four Premier League meetings with Aston Villa.
  • Reds new boy Mario Balotelli has scored four times in two clashes with the Villans, scoring his only Premier League hat-trick against them in December 2010.
  • Andreas Weimann has either scored (two) or assisted (one) all of Aston Villa's league goals this season.
  • Aston Villa are the only team in the Premier League with more points (7) than shots on target (5).
  • Liverpool's starting eleven in their 3-0 win at Tottenham last time out was the youngest seen in the Premier League this campaign (24 years, 211 days). It was their youngest starting XI since January 2003.
  • The Reds have taken three more points than any other Premier League side in 2014 (54).
  • Brendan Rodgers' side have been forced into a league-high four last man tackles.

Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers

  • The Red Devils have won 10 and lost none of their 12 previous Barclays Premier League meetings with QPR.
  • Queens Park Rangers have not kept a clean sheet against Man Utd since September 1992, when they drew 0-0 at Old Trafford in the first ever Premier League meeting.
  • Since that stalemate, Manchester United have won five consecutive home league games against the Londoners.
  • The R's have only won one of 21 previous away league games against Man Utd (D3 L17); winning 4-1 in January 1992.
  • Two points from three games is Manchester United's worst start since 2007-08 (also two points from three games). That season, they won the league and Champions League.
  • Richard Dunne could make his 400th Premier League start in this game; he would become only the 22nd player to reach the milestone.
  • Since 2009-10, Falcao has scored 104 goals in 139 league apps (for Porto, A.Madrid & Monaco combined).
  • Harry Redknapp's side have had just two shots fewer than Chelsea this season, but have scored 10 fewer goals (one goal from 33 shots).
  • The Red Devils have entered September with only two competitions to compete for the first time since 1962/63, when they only entered the league and the FA Cup.
  • Only three Premier League players (Sturridge, Bony, Sterling) have had more shots at goal than Steven Caulker this season (seven, six headed).

Hull City v West Ham United

  • The Tigers have been reduced to 10 men in three of their last four Barclays Premier League meetings with West Ham United.
  • The Hammers have won four of their last five league games against Hull City (L1).
  • Carlton Cole has scored four goals and one own goal in his last five games against Hull City.
  • The most recent occasion in which the Hammers scored seven (or more) goals in a league game came when they beat Hull City 7-1 in October 1990.
  • None of West Ham's last 18 Premier League games have ended level (W8 L10).
  • Nikica Jelavic has scored with both of his shots on target this season.
  • Hull's new signing Abel Hernandez scored just once in 14 appearances in his last top-flight season (2012/13, Serie A) though he did score 14 times in Serie B last term.
  • The Tigers have had fewer shots than any other Premier League side this season (18).
  • Steve Bruce's side have also seen their woodwork hit a league-high three times.
  • West Ham have scored more goals from outside the box than any other Premier League team this term (3).



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