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Lewis Constable 28th Oct 2015 - 12:23

Premier League Opta Facts - Oct 31 - Nov 2

Chelsea v Liverpool

• Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six Premier League meetings with Liverpool, winning three and drawing three.
• Liverpool have failed to score in just one of their last 10 league clashes with the Blues.
• At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have enjoyed just one victory in their five Premier League games against Liverpool (D2 L2), although are they unbeaten in the last three (W1 D2).
• The Blues have lost two of their last four home league games after going unbeaten in the previous 21 (W15 D6).
• Liverpool are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games (W1 D4), their longest top-flight unbeaten spell since March (13 games unbeaten).
• Jose Mourinho has lost six of his last 12 Premier League matches; immediately before that run, he had lost six in 64 in the English top-flight.
• Liverpool are without a win on their last five top-tier trips to London, losing two and drawing each of the last three.
• This season, Cesc Fabregas has provided just one assist after the first 10 Premier League games; last season at this stage the Spaniard had already racked up nine.
• Jose Mourinho has only one of his previous four meetings with Jurgen Klopp, all in the 12/13 Champions League (D1 L2), including the semi-final where Dortmund beat Real Madrid 4-3 on aggregate.
• Christian Benteke has netted 14 headers since the start of his first Premier League season in 2012/13, a haul no player can better (level with Olivier Giroud).

Crystal Palace v Manchester United

• Crystal Palace have never won a Premier League game against Manchester United, drawing two and losing 10 (including each of the last four).
• Manchester United have failed to find the back of the net on just one of their six PL visits to Selhurst Park to play Palace, netting 10 goals in total.
• Of current PL teams, Crystal Palace's total of 12 games without ever winning against Man Utd is the joint-longest 0% win rate against a single opponent in the division (level with Palace v Southampton).
• Indeed, Palace last tasted victory against Manchester United in league competition back in May 1991; courtesy of a 3-0 home win on the last day of the season.
• The Eagles have managed a total of just one goal in their last five top-tier clashes with the Red Devils and have failed to score in nine of the 12 PL clashes overall.
• Crystal Palace have lost four of their last six Premier League games, netting a total of just four goals in the process.
• Three of the four goals that Palace have scored in their last six Premier League games have been a Yohan Cabaye penalty.
• Louis van Gaal's charges have lost just one of their last six league games (W4 D1 L1), keeping three clean sheets in the process.
• At Selhurst Park, the hosts have alternated between a loss and a win in their last seven games; they'll need to win against Manchester United to extend the sequence.
• Spanish schemer Juan Mata scored in both of Manchester United's Premier League games against Crystal Palace last season.

Manchester City v Norwich City

• Manchester City have lost just two of their 14 Premier League clashes with Norwich, winning seven and drawing five.
• The Canaries are without a victory in their last four away league games (D2 L2), their longest winless streak since November 2014 (also four games).
• The Citizens have enjoyed just two victories in their last five Premier League fixtures (L2 D1) after winning each of the 11 prior to this run.
• Norwich City are the only side yet to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League this season.
• Joe Hart currently has 100 PL clean sheets with Man City and is only the sixth goalkeeper to hit that milestone with a single club in the PL (along with Cech 162 at Chelsea, Seaman 137 at Arsenal, Reina 134 at Liverpool, Howard 112 at Everton and Schmeichel 112 at Man Utd).
• The Canaries have now lost three in a row in the league; they last four consecutive league games back in April 2014 (five in a row in total).
• Yaya Toure has been directly involved in five goals (two goals, three assists) in his six Premier League appearances against Norwich City.
• Norwich players have scored a total of three own-goals in the Canaries' last four top-tier clashes with the Citizens.
• Kevin De Bruyne has had a hand in six goals in his six Premier League appearances this season (scoring three, assisting three).
• In his last 27 league appearances (Premier League and Bundesliga combined), De Bruyne has had a hand in 25 goals (11 goals, 14 assists).

Newcastle United v Stoke City

• Newcastle United are without a win in their last three Premier League clashes with Stoke (D1 L2), scoring just once in the process, after winning four of the previous five.
• The Potters have scored exactly one goal in each of their last five PL meetings with Newcastle.
• Newcastle have lost just one of their six Premier League games against Stoke at St James' Park (W3 D2 L1), and are unbeaten in the last four (W3 D1).
• No side has won fewer Premier League games this season than Steve McClaren's team (one win, along with Aston Villa and Sunderland).
• The Magpies' last four Premier League games have produced a total of 22 goals (GF: 9, GA: 13).
• The Potters have picked up three wins in their last four Premier League games (W3 L1); this after failing to win any of the six before that.
• Peter Crouch scored in both of the Potters' league meetings with Newcastle last season.
• Republic of Ireland forward Jonathan Walters has bagged four PL goals against Newcastle - only against Liverpool and QPR has he managed more (both five).
• Since the start of 2014/15, Newcastle have picked up 10 red cards in the Premier League, three more than any other side.
• The Magpies have thrown away seven points from leading positions in the top-flight this season; only Aston Villa have dropped more (eight).

Swansea City v Arsenal

• Swansea are unbeaten in their last three Premier League meetings with Arsenal (W2 D1), after losing three of the five before that (W2).
• The Gunners have scored on each of their four PL visits to Liberty Stadium (W2 L2).
• Bafetimbi Gomis scored the winning goal in both of Swansea's meetings with Arsenal last season in the Premier League.
• Swansea have picked up just one win from their last six top-flight games (D2 L3), although that victory did come last time out - 2-1 at Aston Villa.
• Arsenal have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League away games (0-2 v Chelsea), winning nine and drawing one.
• Garry Monk's side are without a win in three home league games (D2 L1); their worst run since last February (also three games). They've never gone four without a victory at home under their current boss.
• Arsenal have scored 1999 goals in all competitions under Arsene Wenger.
• Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored or assisted 30 goals in 60 Premier League apps for Swansea (16 goals, 14 assists) - only Wilfried Bony (31) has been involved in more for the club in the competition.
• Oliver Giroud has the best minutes per goal rate of any player in the PL this season, scoring every 88.8 minutes on average (min. two goals).
• Mesut Özil has the best games per assist rate in Premier League history - averaging an assist every 2.71 matches (min. 20 assists).

Watford v West Ham United

• Watford have won just one of their last 22 league meetings with West Ham, drawing four and losing 17.
• However, the Hornets have lost just one of their last six clashes with the Hammers in all competitions (W3 D2 L1) and all three wins were by a 1-0 scoreline.
• West Ham are unbeaten in their last 11 league visits to Vicarage Road (W8 D3), last suffering a league defeat away to Watford in April 1985 (0-5).
• Watford have lost their last two league games at Vicarage Road; they last lost three consecutive home league games in December 2013 (five home defeats in a row).
• The Hammers are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games (W5 D2), only one short of their best-ever run without a loss in the competition (eight games in both Dec 2000 and May 1995).
• West Ham are unbeaten in their five Premier League away games so far this season (W4 D1) and have collected more points on the road than any other side in 2015-16 (13).
• Odion Ighalo has been involved in each of Watford's last seven Premier League goals (five goals, two assists).
• No West Ham player has been involved in more goals in their first 10 PL apps for the club than Dmitri Payet (eight - scored five, assisted three); level with Ian Wright and Diafra Sakho.
• Watford have used a league-low two English players this season in the Premier League (Troy Deeney and Ben Watson).
• Troy Deeney will be looking to score in back to back appearances for the first time since March 2015. He has netted just three times in his last 18 apps for the Hornets.

West Brom v Leicester

• West Brom have lost just two of their last nine league meetings with Leicester (W6 D1), although one of those defeats came last time out; 2-3 last April at the Hawthorns.
• Leicester have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 14 league clashes with the Baggies.
• West Bromwich Albion have won just two of their last six league games against Leicester City at the Hawthorns, losing four.
• The Baggies have lost just two of their last seven top-flight games (W4 D1), while they have registered five clean sheets in these matches.
• Indeed, since taking charge of his first West Brom game on Jan 10th 2015, Tony Pulis has seen his side keep 16 clean sheets; three more than any other side.
• Since April 4th 2015, the Foxes have lost just two of their 19 top-tier games (W12 D5) as well as picking up more points than any other side in that period (41).
• In-form striker Jamie Vardy has netted in each of his last seven PL appearances, a run bettered only three times before - Ruud van Nistelrooy in Aug 2003 (10) and Jan 2002 (8) and Daniel Sturridge in Feb 2014 (8).
• Leicester City midfielder N'Golo Kanté has made a league-high 38 interceptions this season.
• All eight of West Brom's Premier League goals this season have come in either the 15 minutes before half-time or the 15 minutes after the break (four in each period).
• That haul of just eight goals this season for the Baggies is the joint-lowest total this season (along with Watford).

Everton v Sunderland

• Everton have enjoyed just one victory in their last five Premier League games against Sunderland, drawing one and losing three.
• The last five top-tier meetings between these two sides have produced a total of just seven goals (two for Everton, five for Sunderland).
• At Goodison Park, the Toffees have lost their last two Premier League clashes with Sunderland, after going unbeaten in the previous 11 (W9 D2).
• Black Cats' boss Sam Allardyce has lost each of his last six PL games against Everton (all with West Ham) overall and each of his last five top-tier visits to Goodison Park (with Bolton, Blackburn and West Ham).
• Everton have lost two consecutive PL games; they last lost three in a row back in January 2015.
• Sunderland have enjoyed just one win in their last 13 top-flight games (D5 L7), although that victory did come last time out against rivals Newcastle (3-0).
• The Toffees are the only side in the top division yet to score a goal from a set-piece situation, with all 13 goals so far coming from open-play.
• Yann M'Vila has assisted three goals in his last three games for Sunderland in the Premier League.
• With three goals and three assists this season, Ross Barkley has already equalled his best-ever haul of goal involvements in a single PL campaign (also six in 2013/14).
• Roberto Martinez has won five of his last six Premier League contests with Sam Allardyce (L1), including all four as Everton manager.

Southampton v Bournemouth

• Southampton are unbeaten in their last five league meetings with Bournemouth (W4 D1).
• The Cherries have failed to score on five of their eight visits to Southampton in the league.
• The two sides have never met before outside the third tier of English football, with their last meeting coming in March 2011 (3-1 away win for Saints).
• Southampton are unbeaten at home in league competition against Bournemouth, winning six and drawing two.
• The Cherries have used 13 English players in the Premier League this season, more than any other side.
• Eddie Howe's side have won just one of their last seven Premier League games, losing four and drawing two.
• Graziano Pellè has mustered a league-high 36 shots this season (excl. blocked); scoring with five of them.
• Southampton have won just one of their last 12 Premier League away games (W1 D5 L6).
• Bournemouth have scored in each of their last eight PL games (netting exactly once in six of those matches) - only Leicester (11) and West Ham (10) can better this run.
• Sadio Mané has been directly involved in seven Southampton goals in his last seven appearances (three goals, four assists).

Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa

• Tottenham have lost just one of their last 13 Premier League games against Aston Villa (W9 D3), although that defeat came last time out (0-1 at home in April 2015).
• At White Hart Lane, Villa have enjoyed just one win in their last six league games, losing four and drawing one.
• The Villans have bagged a total of just two goals on their last six league trips to White Hart Lane to face Spurs.
• Aston Villa had a player sent off in both meetings with Spurs last season (Christian Benteke at Villa Park, Carlos Sanchez at White Hart Lane).
• Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten in their last nine PL games (W4 D5) and remain the only side unbeaten since the opening matchday (when they lost to Manchester United).
• The Villans are enduring the longest current losing streak of any Premier League side, failing to pick up a single point in their last six games.
• Indeed, Villa have lost eight of their 10 Premier League games in 2015-16; becoming only the 10th side to lose 8+ of their opening 10 PL matches in a season. Of the previous nine, five were relegated at the end of the campaign.
• Spurs hitman Harry Kane has bagged four goals in his last four Premier League games after netting just twice in his previous 14 appearances in the competition.
• Kane scored with three of his four shots against Bournemouth, having netted with just one of his previous 32 shots (incl. blocked) in the competition in 2015-16.
• Jordan Amavi has embarked on 58 dribbles in the Premier League this season, the third-highest total overall and 26 more than any other defender.

 

 
 
 

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