20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 17 ft. Man City & Claude Puel

1 – Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth was José Mourinho’s first home win against Bournemouth in the Premier League, in what was his third attempt (D1, L1).

2 – Manchester City kept only their second clean sheet in their last eight Premier League games.

2 – Southampton 1-3 Leicester City saw two different Asian players scorer for the first time in Premier League history (Shinji Okazaki & Maya Yoshida).

2 – Brighton & Hove Albion are only the second team that Harry Kane has faced in the Premier League without scoring (also Cardiff City).  The Tottenham striker has scored against 25 of the 27 different teams he has faced.

2 – Newcastle United’s Jonjo Shelvey became the first player sent off twice this season.

5 – Liverpool 0-0 West Brom was only the fifth time Liverpool have failed to score in a Premier League game at Anfield under Jürgen Klopp – the Reds had scored in 38 of their previous 42 home matches.

6 – Burnley have taken six points from goals scored in the last 10 minutes this season – only Manchester City have gained more (9).

7 – Swansea City have only taken seven points at home – the fewest of any team in the Premier League to date.

10 – Chelsea have scored 10 headed goals in the Premier League this season – two more than they scored in the whole of last season.

10 – Games at Turf Moor so far this season have seen just 10 goals – five fewer than any other ground.

13% – Olivier Giroud has scored in only one of his last eight Premier League starts.

15 – Manchester City have set a record 15 consecutive Premier League wins.

15 – West Brom are winless in their last 15 Premier League games (D8, L7).

15 – Wayne Rooney has scored more Premier League goals versus Newcastle United than he has against any other team.

16 – Everton ended a run of 16 Premier League away games without a win (D8, L8) with their 1-0 win at Newcastle on Wednesday.  This was the Toffees’ first victory on the road since winning 1-0 at Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace back in January.

17 – Since Claude Puel became manager of Leicester only Manchester City (21) and Burnley (18) have collected more points than the Foxes (17).

50 – Chelsea’s win at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night means the Blues have won at 50 different stadiums in the Premier League – only Liverpool have won at more in the competition (53).

52 – Manchester City have scored 52 goals in their first 17 games this season – more than 12 teams scored in the entire 2016-17 campaign.

88% – Newcastle have lost seven of their last eight Premier League games (D1).

270′ – West Brom have failed to score in all three Premier League games under Alan Pardew.

Manchester City’s record-breaking run

Manchester City set an English top flight record on Wednesday evening with their 4-0 thrashing of Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium which was their 15th consecutive Premier League victory.

Pep Guardiola’s side have picked up a staggering 49 points from a possible 51 this season, with a draw at home to Everton in their second game being the only time they haven’t won so far during the 2017-18 campaign.

The Citizens have opened up an 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League table above rivals Manchester United.  The 49 points they have collected through 17 games is already more than 13 teams picked up in the 2016-17 campaign, and their 52 goals is more than 12 teams scored last season.

City are also into the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup and won their Champions League group, drawing FC Basel in the second round which recommences in February.

Manchester City’s record-breaking 15 consecutive Premier League victories came from the following games:

Win # Date Opponent Venue Result
1 26/08/17 Bournemouth A 2-1
2 09/09/17 Liverpool H 5-0
3 16/09/17 Watford A 6-0
4 23/09/17 Crystal Palace H 5-0
5 30/09/17 Chelsea A 1-0
6 14/10/17 Stoke City H 7-2
7 21/10/17 Burnley H 3-0
8 28/10/17 West Bromwich Albion A 1-0
9 05/11/17 Arsenal H 3-1
10 18/11/17 Leicester City A 2-0
11 26/11/17 Huddersfield Town A 2-1
12 29/11/17 Southampton H 2-1
13 03/12/17 West Ham United H 2-1
14 10/12/17 Manchester United H 2-1
15 13/12/17 Swansea City A 4-0

Chelsea have won at 50 different Premier League stadiums [full list]

Chelsea’s 3-1 win at Huddersfield Town’s John Smith’s Stadium on Tuesday night was the 50th different stadium they have won at during the Premier League era.

The Blues have been an ever-present in the Premier League, now into its 26th season, and have won at 50 of the 57 grounds they have visited, including Stamford Bridge.  Chelsea have yet to play at the AMEX Stadium, home of Brighton & Hove Albion, whom they are scheduled to face in January.

Here is a full list of the 50 stadiums Chelsea have won a Premier League game at:

# Stadium Opposition First Win
1 Villa Park Aston Villa 02/09/1992
2 Stamford Bridge Queens Park Rangers 29/08/1992
3 Maine Road Manchester City 20/09/1992
4 Highfield Road Coventry City 24/10/1992
5 Goodison Park Everton 21/11/1992
6 White Hart Lane Tottenham Hotspur 05/12/1992
7 County Ground Swindon Town 01/01/1994
8 Old Trafford Manchester United 05/03/1994
9 Elland Road Leeds United 27/08/1994
10 Selhurst Park Crystal Palace 24/09/1994
11 City Ground Nottingham Forest 19/11/1994
12 The Dell Southampton 03/12/1994
13 Upton Park West Ham United 25/02/1995
14 Loftus Road Queens Park Rangers 02/01/1996
15 Hillsborough Sheffield Wednesday 07/09/1996
16 Filbert Street Leicester City 12/10/1996
17 Oakwell Barnsley 24/08/1997
18 Pride Park Derby County 05/04/1998
19 Ewood Park Blackburn Rovers 21/09/1998
20 St James’ Park Newcastle United 09/01/1999
21 The Valley Charlton Athletic 03/04/1999
22 Riverside Stadium Middlesbrough 25/09/1999
23 St Mary’s Southampton 25/09/2001
24 St Andrews Birmingham City 08/02/2003
25 The Hawthorns West Bromwich Albion 16/03/2003
26 Stadium of Light Sunderland 05/04/2003
27 Anfield Liverpool 17/08/2003
28 Molineux Wolverhampton Wanderers 20/09/2003
29 Walkers Stadium Leicester City 11/01/2004
30 Fratton Park Portsmouth 11/02/2004
31 Reebok Stadium Bolton Wanderers 13/03/2004
32 Craven Cottage Fulham 13/11/2004
33 Carrow Road Norwich City 05/03/2005
34 JJB Stadium Wigan Athletic 14/08/2005
35 Highbury Arsenal 18/12/2005
36 City of Manchester Stadium Manchester City 28/12/2005
37 Madejski Stadium Reading 14/10/2006
38 Bramall Lane Sheffield United 28/10/2006
39 Vicarage Road Watford 31/03/2007
40 Britannia Stadium Stoke City 27/09/2008
41 KC Stadium Hull City 29/10/2008
42 Emirates Stadium Arsenal 10/05/2009
43 Bloomfield Road Blackpool 07/03/2011
44 Liberty Stadium Swansea City 13/04/2014
45 Cardiff City Stadium Cardiff City 11/05/2014
46 Turf Moor Burnley 18/08/2014
47 Dean Court Bournemouth 23/04/2016
48 London Stadium West Ham United 06/03/2017
49 Wembley Stadium Tottenham Hotspur 20/08/2017
50 John Smith’s Stadium Huddersfield Town 12/12/2017

The seven stadiums that Chelsea have played at in the Premier League but failed to win are:

Boundary Park (Oldham Athletic)
Ayresome Park (Middlesbrough)
Burnden Park (Bolton Wanderers)
Baseball Ground (Derby County)
Portman Road (Ipswich Town)
Roker Park (Sunderland)
Valley Parade (Bradford City)

Only Liverpool (53) have won at more different grounds in the Premier League era than Chelsea.

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 16 ft. Man City & Wayne Rooney

1 – Everton were awarded their first penalty at Anfield in Premier League history.

3 – Charlie Austin has scored in all three of his Premier League appearances against Arsenal.

5 – Wayne Rooney has scored five goals in his past six Premier League starts against Liverpool.

6 – Ryan Shawcross scored the sixth own goal of his Premier League career – only Richard Dunne (10), Martin Škrtel and Jamie Carragher (7 each) have scored more in the competition.

9 – There have only been nine goals scored in eight Premier League games at Turf Moor so far this season – fewer than at any other ground.

10 – No team has won more points from losing positions in the Premier League so far this season than Arsenal (10) – level with Manchester City.

11 – Newcastle United have dropped 11 points from winning positions in the Premier League so far this season – more than any other team in the competition.

14 – Manchester City have set a single season Premier League record 14 consecutive victories.

14 – Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 14 Premier League Merseyside derbies (W6, D8).

14 – West Bromwich Albion are now winless in their last 14 Premier League matches (D7, L7).

17 – Olivier Giroud has now scored 17 Premier League goals as a substitute for Arsenal – only Jermain Defoe has scored more (23).

20% – José Mourinho has won just four of his 20 meetings with Pep Guardiola as managers in all competitions (D7, L9).

38% – Three of the eight red cards to have been shown in the first half this season have been in Burnley’s favour.

46 – Manchester City’s 46 points after 16 games this season was as many as Southampton collected in 38 games when they finished 8th last season.

56% – Five of Antonio Conte’s nine Premier League defeats have been in London derbies (Crystal Palace (x2), Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham).

60% – Christian Benteke has now missed three of his five penalties for Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

86% – Newcastle have now lost six of their last seven Premier League games (D1).

90 – Harry Kane scored his 90th goal in only his 131st Premier League game – only Alan Shearer has scored 90 goals quicker (113 games).

100 – Thibaut Courtois conceded his 100th goal in his 107th Premier League appearance.

Players with most shots in 2017-18 Premier League, 0 goals

Here are the top 10 players to have had the most attempts on goal in the Premier League so far this season without scoring a single goal:

Player Team Appearances Minutes Played Attempts
Tom Ince Huddersfield Town 15 1338 38
Granit Xhaka Arsenal 16 1369 32
Matt Ritchie Newcastle United 16 1377 31
Nathan Redmond Southampton 15 1087 29
Andros Townsend Crystal Palace 16 1380 27
Christian Benteke Crystal Palace 11 853 24
Yohan Cabaye Crystal Palace 13 1021 22
Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson Burnley 15 1068 21
Jonjo Shelvey Newcastle United 12 747 20
Andy Carroll West Ham United 8 543 19

Only eight players have had more efforts on goal than Huddersfield Town’s Tom Ince this season, each of them scoring.  The Englishman has had as many efforts as Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero.

Granit Xhaka can be frustrating to the Arsenal fans.  One for his bad tackling that always makes his vulnerable to picking up a yellow card or two.  But also for his long-range efforts.  Of the Swiss midfielder’s 32 efforts on goal this season, 29 of them have come from outside the penalty area.  Of all of his efforts only seven have forced a save out of the opposition goalkeeper.  He’s hit the frame twice.

Crystal Palace have three entries in the list with Christian Benteke the highest-ranked striker.  The Belgian international was the centre of attention on Saturday when he took the ball off teammate Luka Milivojević only to see his tame effort saved in a 2-2 draw at home to Bournemouth on Saturday.