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Lewis Constable 27th Nov 2014 - 10:50

Barclays Premier League Opta Facts 29 - 30 November

Barclays Premier League Opta Facts

November 29-30

West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal

West Brom have won none of the last seven Barclays Premier League meetings with Arsenal (W0 D2 L5).

Arsenal have won three and lost none of their last five Premier League visits to the Hawthorns and lost none of the last seven in all competitions (W4 D3 L0).

Mikel Arteta has scored three goals in five Premier League games for Arsenal against West Brom.

17 points is Arsenal's lowest haul after 12 games since the 1982-83 season (15 points).

WBA have not lost three Premier League games in a row since the final three games of 2013-14.

Both of Olivier Giroud's Premier League goals this season have come in the 90th minute.

Aaron Ramsey has not completed 90 minutes in a Premier League game since September 13 - Arsenal have played eight PL games since then.

Danny Welbeck has failed to score in each of his last four Premier League appearances, this despite attempting 11 shots (excl. blocked) in these games.

Saido Berahino has scored the most goals from the penalty spot in the Premier League this season (3).

All of Arsenal's Premier League wins this season have come against teams currently 14th or lower in the table. West Brom are 13th as it stands.

 

Burnley v Aston Villa

Burnley have lost none of their last 13 home matches against Aston Villa in all competitions (W8 D5 L0) dating back to 1959.

The Villans' away record at Turf Moor is even worse in the league alone where they have won none of their last 23 visits dating back to 1936 (W0 D5 L18).

Aston Villa have scored a league low six goals and hit a league-low 24 shots on target this season.

Burnley have not won three top-flight games in a row since January 1975.

If the season had started on September 1, Villa would be bottom while Burnley would be 15th.

Aston Villa have scored 92 goals in 88 Premier League games under Paul Lambert.

Burnley have kept three clean sheets in their last five Premier League games at Turf Moor.

Last Monday, Gabriel Agbonlahor became the 48th player in Premier League history to score 70+ goals. He is level with Eric Cantona on 70.

Danny Ings has scored three goals in his last four Premier League appearances for Burnley.

Since the start of October, Ings (3) has scored more Premier League goals than Aston Villa (2).

 

Liverpool v Stoke City

Rickie Lambert has scored in three of his four Premier League games against Stoke.

Stoke City have failed to win on their last 29 league visits to Anfield (W0 D4 L25).

Stoke have scored one goal in their last 13 league visits to Anfield, failing to net in any of their last eight matches there.

The last meeting between these two sides saw eight goals scored (Stoke 3 v 5 Liverpool), the same amount of goals as in the previous six meetings altogether (8).

Jonathan Walters has scored four goals in his last six Barclays Premier League games against Liverpool.

Mario Balotelli has not scored or assisted a single goal in his last 12 hours and 48 minutes on the pitch in the Premier League.

Along with Aston Villa, Liverpool are the only team not to score a headed goal in the Premier League this season.

11 of Stoke's 13 Premier League goals this season have come from open play.

Of Peter Crouch's 90 Premier League goals, 27 have come for Stoke (the most), 22 for Liverpool (second most).

Brendan Rodgers' Premier League win percentage at Liverpool is 52%, two percentage points lower than Andre Villas-Boas recorded at Tottenham (54%).

 

Manchester United v Hull City

Manchester United have won the last nine straight matches against Hull City including all six meetings in the Barclays Premier League.

Hull have played 11 away games in the league at Man Utd losing 10 and winning none.

Wayne Rooney has scored six goals in four Premier League matches against Hull.

Hull City have made more clearances (525) and more blocks (73) than any other Premier League team this season.

There have been 25 goals scored in the six Premier League matches between the Tigers and the Red Devils, 18 of them by Man Utd.

The Tigers have won just one of their last 11 Premier League away games (D4 L6).

No team has thrown away more points from a winning position in the Premier League than Hull City this season (11, level with Swansea).

Angel Di Maria has assisted 20 goals in 2014, more than any other player in Europe's top five leagues.

Wayne Rooney has scored 66 goals in his last 100 Premier League games at Old Trafford.

Robin van Persie has scored only eight goals in 21 Premier League games in 2014, down from 19 in 29 in 2013.

 

Queens Park Rangers v Leicester City

Queens Park Rangers had a player sent off in both league meetings with Leicester last season. Both games ended in 1-0 wins for the Foxes.

Leicester City have won three and lost just two of their last six league visits to Loftus Road.

Richard Dunne has three bookings and an own goal in his last five Premier League appearances for QPR.

No Premier League team has picked up fewer points over their past six games as Leicester (two, level with Villa).

Leicester have won only one of their last 25 Premier League games against London sides (L15 D9).

The Foxes have taken just three points (all from draws) in their last 16 Premier League games in London.

Charlie Austin has scored four goals in QPR's five Premier League games at Loftus Road this season.

QPR & Leicester are two of the three (alongside Newcastle) Premier League sides not to score in the opening 15 minutes of games this season.

QPR & Leicester have both conceded a joint-high five goals in the 15 minute period after half-time.

Leonardo Ulloa scored five goals in his first five Premier League appearances, but has failed to score in the seven games since in the competition for the Foxes.

 

Swansea City v Crystal Palace

Swansea City have won four and lost none of the last six meetings with Crystal Palace.

Palace have scored just one goal in their last six league games against Swansea and that came in the last meeting, 1-1 at Liberty Stadium.

Wilfried Bony is the top scoring Premier League player in 2014 with 17 goals.

Bony has scored five goals in his last six Premier League outings for Swansea.

Crystal Palace have made a league-low 2464 successful passes this season, only just more than half of Swansea's total (4716).

Swansea have had just six headed attempts at goal all season, fewer than any other Premier League side.

Including penalties, Palace have conceded nine goals from set-pieces in the league this season, more than any other side.

However, Crystal Palace have also scored the most goals from set-pieces (9, including penalties) in the Premier League this season.

Gylfi Sigurdsson has assisted only goal in his last five Premier League appearances, after crafting six in his opening seven PL games of the campaign.

Four of Dwight Gayle's nine Premier League goals for Palace have come as a substitute.

 

West Ham United v Newcastle United

Carlton Cole has scored in three of his last four Barclays Premier League matches against Newcastle United.

Newcastle have won four and lost just one of their last eight Premier League visits to Upton Park.

This match sees former Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce (PL record at Newcastle: W7 D5 L9) against former West Ham manager Alan Pardew (PL record at West Ham: W20 D9 L26).

West Ham have only won two of the last 17 Premier League matches against the Magpies (W2 D7 L8).

West Ham have gone three Premier League games without a win for the first time since April.

Newcastle are looking to win six Premier League games in a row for the first time since April 2012.

The Magpies' record run of wins in the Premier League is seven (recorded in 1994 and 1996).

Andy Carroll has nine Premier League goals in 41 apps for West Ham; he scored 14 in 41 PL apps for Newcastle.

West Ham have lost both games that Kevin Nolan has started this season.

Newcastle are the only team not to score a single goal in the opening 30 minutes of a Premier League game this season.

 

Sunderland v Chelsea

There have been 53 goals scored in the last 12 Premier League games between these two sides, including 29 in the last six at the Stadium of Light.

Chelsea have won 17 of the last 19 Barclays Premier League meetings with Sunderland.

Cesc Fabregas has scored four goals against Sunderland in the Premier League, more than he has netted against any other opponent in the competition.

Fabregas has scored in three of his four Premier League matches against the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light.

There have been 12 goals scored in the opening 20 minutes of the last 10 Premier League games between Chelsea and Sunderland.

Sunderland have lost their last nine Premier League home games against Chelsea. Another win for Chelsea would set a Premier League record for consecutive home defeats to the same opposition.

Diego Costa has scored 11 goals in 10 Premier League appearances, while Sunderland's Jozy Altidore has scored two in 65.

Since the start of last season, Costa has scored 38 goals in 45 league matches. Within the top five Euro Leagues, only Cristiano Ronaldo (51) has more in this period (Messi also has 38 goals).

Since the start of last season, Sunderland have seen players score more own goals (10) and be given a joint-league-high seven red cards (alongside Newcastle & Spurs) in the Premier League.

There have been three own goals netted in the last three PL meetings between Sunderland and Chelsea.

 

Southampton v Manchester City

Saints have won six and lost none of their last eight Premier League home games, conceding just two goals in total in this run.

Edin Dzeko has scored in three of his four Premier League appearances against Southampton.

Manchester City have won 99 away games in Barclays Premier League history.

This will be Sergio Aguero's 100th Premier League appearance if he plays. Only Ruud van Nistelrooy (68) and Alan Shearer (79) have a higher tally of goals in their first 100 appearances than the Argentinean has currently netted in his 99 games (64).

Southampton have made the fewest substitutions in the Premier League this season (28).

Man City have hit the woodwork more than any other team this season (11 times).

Sergio Aguero has scored 14 goals in his last 12 appearances for Manchester City (in all competitions).

Manchester City have scored in all six of their Premier League away games this season.

Man City have hit the most shots on target this season (76), Southampton have allowed the fewest on their goal (25).

Nathaniel Clyne, Fraser Forster, Jose Fonte & Ryan Bertrand have played every minute of every game for Southampton in the Premier League this season.

 

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton

Tottenham are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games against Everton at White Hart Lane (W3 D2 L0).

Everton have made a league-high six errors leading to goals this season.

Three of Tottenham's five Premier League wins this season have come via 90th minute goals.

This will be Tottenham's 31st Premier League game on a Sunday since the start of last season.

Spurs have conceded five goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season (29% of their total).

Two of Samuel Eto'o's Premier League goals for Everton have come away from home (all nine of his PL goals for Chelsea came at Stamford Bridge).

Leighton Baines has already assisted six goals in the Premier League this season, two more than he managed in the whole of 2013-14.

Before this game, Everton's last six Premier League games against London sides have all taken place at Goodison Park.

Everton have kept just two clean sheets in their last 21 Premier League visits to London.

Tottenham have conceded more goals from the penalty spot than any other side in the Premier League this season heading into matchday 13 (3).

 

 
 
 

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