Bournemouth End of Season Review

Bournemouth defied expectations last season when they avoided relegation straight back to the Championship.  The minnows have certainly upsets the odds under manager Eddie Howe for two straight seasons now after gaining promotion from the second tier in 2015-16 when few expected them to do so.

Despite a good run at the end of the season that saw them take 20 points from their final 12 games, losing only twice, the south coast club are one of the three favourites for relegation this season by the majority of bookmakers.

This despite the south coast making some astute signings already this summer.  Goalkeeper Asmir Begović has joined from Chelsea for £10 million after previously impressing with Stoke City for five Premier League campaigns.  In front of him Bournemouth have signed Nathan Aké from the champions as well after a brief loan spell last season that coincided with Bournemouth’s best defensive spell on the season.  The young Englishman also chipped in with a couple of goals.

Jermain Defoe has also joined the club he had a loan spell at at the start of the millennium.  The striker turns 35 in October and did have a quiet spell for the second half of last season but that was with Sunderland.  Don’t be surprised to see the former-England international appear on the scoresheet a fair few times this campaign.

One player they have lost from last season is Jack Wilshere.  The Arsenal midfielder spent the 2016-17 campaign on loan at the Vitality Stadium.  The 25-year-old has since returned to the Emirates and been linked with a move away from the club this summer.

Bournemouth, who are officially sponsored by Mansion Group, owner of gaming brands like Casino.com, are one club linked with a move for the England international and if they could get both a deal agreed with the player and Arsenal then it would seem a smart move.  The box-to-box midfielder was composed in the middle of the park looking after the ball in a midfield five.  He can pull the strings in the opposition half whilst do some defensive work when out of possession also.

Whilst Wilshere’s never been a goalscorer (0 goals in 27 Premier League appearances last term) and only registered two assists, his link up play with the defence and attack is important in a side like Bournemouth who like to retain a lot of possession and don’t have the best of defences.  No Bournemouth player actually had more than five assists last season anyway.  Wilshere actually averaged more chances created than any of his teammates too.

With their three summer signings so far the Cherries are certainly showing their intent to beat off the bookmakers’ predictions of relegation.  A few more additions may need to be added and if Jack Wilshere could be one of them it would certainly put a stronger message out to the rest of the field that they’re here to stay.

2016-17 Premier League vs La Liga vs Bundesliga vs Serie A Stats

For many years there has been an argument over which is the best football league in Europe.  Sky Sports have long boasted that the Premier League is the best, despite Spain dominating the UEFA coefficient ranking and the UEFA Champions League for a number of seasons now.

The German Bundesliga certainly offers the best value for money for fans attending games and that is represented with the highest average attendance between the top four leagues.  However, it has been dominated by Bayern Munich for the past five seasons, and they have Borussia Dortmund have shared the title over the past eight seasons.  In fact, those two have topped the league for 16 of the past 19 seasons.

Serie A has got a bad reputation for Catenaccio and slow football but it may be a little harsh on the Italians over the past few seasons with the game speeding up and some of the top players currently plying their trade over there.  However, Juventus have dominated the league for the past six seasons, and before that Internazionale won it for five consecutive seasons between 2005-10, with AC Milan winning it once in between.

Here’s a look at the basic statistics from the 2016-17 season:

League Matches Played Goals Scored Goals per Game Champions’ Margin of Victory Average Attendance
La Liga 380 1,118 2.94 3 points 27,856
Premier League 380 1,064 2.8 7 points 35,821
Bundesliga 306 877 2.87 15 points 41,518
Serie A 380 1,123 2.96 4 points 22,047

Hard to believe it, but the Italian league actually averaged more goals per game than any of its three competitors.  Roma and Napoli both scored 90+, whilst Torino down in mid-table managed 71.  In comparison, no team outside the top five in England scored 70+, whilst Tottenham were the league’s highest scorers with 86 goals.  Competitive.

La Liga’s stats can be taken with a pinch of salt.  Both Real Madrid and Barcelona scored more than a century of goals, whilst the runners-up finished some 12 points ahead of Atlético Madrid in third.  Apart from Atléti’s shock title win in 2014, the title has been split between the big two for 12 of the past 13 seasons.

Germany has certainly reinvented itself over the past few years – particularly when Jürgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund won back-to-back league titles between 2010-12.  They also faced Bayern Munich in the all-German Champions League final in 2013 – the last time a Spanish team didn’t win Europe’s most elite club cup competition.

The Bundesliga offers attractive and unpredictable football games (unless you’re watching Bayern Munich), which included both RB Leipzig and 1899 Hoffenheim finishing in Champions League places at the end of this past season. Big clubs such as VfL Wolfsburg, Hamburg and Bayer 04 Leverkusen were also in a relegation scrap, whilst VfB Stuttgart were playing outside the top flight this past season. Both Wolfsburg and Stuttgart have won the top flight title this millennium – although they’re both 400/1 outsiders in the Bundesliga betting to repeat the feat in the upcoming season.

England is able to trump these three leagues in my opinion.  There have been four different champions in the past five seasons, including Leicester City.  Big clubs such as Newcastle United and Aston Villa have been relegated.  The battle for Champions League football and relegation is always competitive and only Germany averages a higher attendance than England’s top flight.  And let’s be honest, English clubs don’t do their fans any favours with extortionate ticket prices.

Can Anyone Stop Aston Villa Now?

Aston Villa have been made the bookmakers’ favourites to win the 2017-18 Football League Championship with less than a month before the season kicks off.

The arrival of former-England and Chelsea captain John Terry only enhances their chances of returning to the Premier League at the second attempt.

Villa made a slow start to last season’s campaign under Roberto Di Matteo before he was relieved of his duties in October. Whilst some thought his replacement, Steve Bruce, could guide them to promotion during the remainder of the season, the West Midlands club ended up finish 13th having drawn 14 of their 46 matches.

Aston Villa can be found at a tasty 15/2 to win the 2017-18 Championship and 11/5 to be promoted. Those who want to be more cautious; Steve Bruce’s side are 5/7 to finish in the top six. If you sign up with 10bet today you can get the 10bet free bet to place on this or any other selection.

With a full summer to work with his squad, of which they were reported to have spent more than a staggering £80 million in transfers during the course of last season – more than three times what Real Madrid spent last season with the Spanish giants going on to win both the UEFA Champions League and La Liga.

Bruce has been promoted to the Premier League on more occasions than any other manager so the Villans certainly have one of the best managers in the division to get them out of it. Their squad is full of talent which suggests the bookmakers have got the odds right.

Up front Scott Hogan and Jonathan Kodjia each cost around £15 million last season whilst they do still have the pacey Gabby Agbonlahor, even though the former-England international has never proven to be a regular goalscorer.

Albert Adomah down the right wing offers great creativity, as do Conor Hourihane and Henri Lansbury in midfield. Much is still expected of Jack Grealish, though in truth the youngster is still yet to deliver very much in senior football. Perhaps under the tutelage of Steve Bruce this could change for the midfielder this season.

The experienced Mile Jedinak offers great protection of the back four from centre midfield and has previous promotion experience with Crystal Palace from this division. The Australian should be a huge factor in Bruce’s side.

Defensively Aston Villa have strengthened this summer with their first signing, John Terry. The pace of the Championship should not be a huge problem for the 36-year-old though their is the odd player who may cause him some problems. He’s won numerous medals at the top of the game and played against the world’s best – Terry has the potential to be one of the top players in this division this season. He’s also a goalscoring threat from corners.

Whether Bruce feels the goalkeeping situation needs changing remains to be seen. here’s plenty of time for the former-Birmingham City manager to bring in new players before the start of the season and before the end of the summer transfer window, which closes on 31 August.

2016-17 Premier League Goalkeeper Stats

Here are the statistics for every goalkeeper to have made at least one appearance during the 2016-17 Premier League season:


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42 goalkeepers in all made an appearance this past season.

Southampton’s Fraser Forster and West Brom’s Ben Foster were the only goalkeepers to play every minute for their team, whilst Gomes also started every game for Watford but didn’t finish two of them.

Clean Sheets

10 goalkeepers kept at least nine clean sheets with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois winning the Golden Glove award.  Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris missed out on the award after conceding a late goal at Hull City on the final day of the season.

Goalkeeper Club Appearances Clean Sheets
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea 36 16
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 34 15
David de Gea Manchester United 35 14
Fraser Forster Southampton 38 13
Petr Čech Arsenal 35 12
Joel Robles Everton 20 10
Tom Heaton Burnley 35 10
Simon Mignolet Liverpool 28 9
Lee Grant Stoke City 28 9
Artur Boruc Bournemouth 35 9

The Tottenham goalkeeper conceded few goals than Chelsea’s number one, whilst Manchester United’s David de Gea came in third place.  Everton’s Joel Robles kept an impressive 10 clean sheets in only 19 Premier League starts.

Minutes per Goal Conceded

Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris averaged the most minutes between goals conceded – a massive 125 minutes.

Goalkeeper Club Appearances Mins per Goal Conceded
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 34 125
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea 36 116
Willy Caballero Manchester City 17 112
David de Gea Manchester United 35 109
Joel Robles Everton 20 87
Simon Mignolet Liverpool 28 84
Petr Čech Arsenal 35 84
Claudio Bravo Manchester City 22 76
Loris Karius Liverpool 10 75

Last season, Petr Čech topped this category averaging 99 minutes.  The Arsenal goalkeeper was down at 84 minutes per goal this past season but there were four goalkeepers in all that had longer spells between goals conceded than the Arsenal goalkeeper of 2015-16.  Thibaut Courtois averaged 116 minutes between goals conceded, Manchester City’s Willy Caballero 112 minutes and Manchester United’s David de Gea 109 minutes.

Most Saves

Burnley’s Tom Heaton was the clear winner in this category, making 141 saves during his 35 Premier League appearances during 2016-17 for the newly-promoted side.  Credit to Jordan Pickford for finishing six saves behind Heaton as he played six games fewer for bottom of the league Sunderland.

Goalkeeper Club Appearances Saves
Tom Heaton Burnley 35 141
Jordan Pickford Sunderland 29 135
Łukasz Fabiański Swansea City 37 115
Gomes Watford 38 115
Petr Čech Arsenal 35 114
Artur Boruc Bournemouth 35 114
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City 30 110
Ben Foster West Bromwich Albion 38 109
Lee Grant Stoke City 28 91
Wayne Hennessey Crystal Palace 29 83

Watford’s Gomes topped this category in 2015-16 with 120 saves – he made five fewer this past season but enough to tie in third spot with Swansea City’s Łukasz Fabiański.

Manchester United’s Sergio Romero saved all 10 shots he faced in his two games, giving him a 100% record.

Chelsea’s Asmir Begović made only one save from the six shots on target he faced in his two appearances (versus Manchester United and Watford).

Arsenal’s David Ospina faced eight efforts on target – saving four and conceding four goals.

Save Percentage

Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris had the safest hands in the Premier League this past season as he saved a league-high 76.5% of the shots he faced, of goalkeepers to have made at least 10 appearances.  Petr Čech had been joint-top of this category last season on 76% and was only a fraction down on that in 2016-17 with a 75.5% save percentage.

Goalkeeper Club Appearances Save %
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 34 76.5%
Petr Čech Arsenal 35 75.5%
Tom Heaton Burnley 35 74.6%
Joel Robles Everton 20 73.0%
Jordan Pickford Sunderland 29 73.0%
Lee Grant Stoke City 28 72.8%
David de Gea Manchester United 35 71.8%
Loris Karius Liverpool 10 71.4%
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea 36 70.5%

Tom Heaton, Joel Robles and Jordan Pickford all round off the top five, whilst Stoke City’s Lee Grant placed in sixth having initially been brought in on a late loan deal from Championship side Derby County.

Asmir Begović’s one save gave him a 16.7% save percentage in the Premier League this past season – by far the lowest among the 42 goalkeepers.

Data collected from Opta Sports

150+ Stats from the 2016-17 Premier League Season

0 – Chelsea and Crystal Palace were the only teams not involved in a 0-0.

0 – Tottenham Hotspur have gone unbeaten at home in a Premier League campaign for the first time (W17, D2).

0 – Southampton failed to produce a single shot on target in both games versus Liverpool this season.

0 – Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s goal for Manchester United at Sunderland in April came 45 seconds into the second half and before any Black Cats player had touched the ball.

1 – Chelsea were the first team to win the Premier League on a Friday.

1 – West Brom were awarded the fewest penalties.

1 – N’Golo Kanté became the first player to win the Premier League back-to-back with two different clubs.

1 – Arsène Wenger recorded his first-ever Premier League win over José Mourinho at the 12th attempt (D6, L5).

1 – Arsène Wenger won his first game away from home to a team managed by Mark Hughes (D3, L5).

1 – Sam Allardyce won his first game at Liverpool as a manager at the 14th attempt (D3, L10).

2 – Bournemouth 2-2 Stoke City was the only game where both teams scored an own goal.

2 – Both of Bournemouth’s Premier League hat-tricks have been scored against West Ham.

2 – Riyad Mahrez and Christian Benteke both missed two penalties.

3 – Sunderland have tied Nottingham Forest’s record of finishing bottom of the Premier League on 3 occasions.

3 – Harry Kane and Sergio Agüero became the fourth and fifth players to score 20+ goals in three successive seasons.

3 – Three different players scored from the penalty spot for Tottenham this season – Harry Kane, Vincent Janssen and Dele Alli.

3 – Philippe Coutinho scored the most direct free kicks.

3 – Salomón Rondón became only the second player to score a hat-trick of headers in the Premier League (after Duncan Ferguson).

3 – Christian Benteke has scored in his last three Premier League appearances at Stamford Bridge, each with a different club (Aston Villa, Liverpool and Crystal Palace).

4 – No teams scored more goals versus Chelsea than Arsenal and Watford over two games (4 each).

4 – Middlesbrough have been relegated from the Premier League for a joint-record fourth time – (level with Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Sunderland).

4 – Diego Costa has scored in all four of his Premier League games versus Hull City.

4 – Harry Kane scored four Premier League hat-tricks throughout the season.

4 – Jürgen Klopp is still winless versus Southampton (D3, L1).

4 – Craig Shakespeare became the first British manager to win each of his first four Premier League games.

4 – Sam Allardyce became the first manager to beat Chelsea in the Premier League as manager of four different teams (Bolton Wanderers, West Ham United, Sunderland and Crystal Palace).

4 – Mamadou Sakho won his first four Premier League games in which he has started for Crystal Palace whilst on loan.

5 – Chelsea are unbeaten in their last five Premier League trips to Anfield (W2, D3).

5 – John Terry became the first captain to win five Premier League titles.

5 – Harry Kane became the fifth player to score consecutive hat-tricks.

5 – Harry Kane and Jermain Defoe scored the most goals from the penalty spot.

5 – Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser has won the most penalties in the Premier League so far this season – more than nine teams.

5 – Christian Benteke has now scored five goals in three visits to Anfield with the away team.  The Belgian striker only scored four goals in his 13 Premier League appearances at Anfield as a Liverpool player.

6 – Hull City picked up the fewest points in away games.

6 – Philippe Coutinho scored the most goals from outside the penalty area.

6′ – Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick received the earliest red card of the season (6 minutes).

7 – All seven of Manchester United’s goals versus Leicester City this season came in the 49th minute or earlier.

7 – Middlesbrough picked up the most 0-0 draws.

7 – Petr Čech has now kept more clean sheets versus Manchester United than any other goalkeeper.

7 – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain provided as many assists in the Premier League this season as he did in his previous five seasons combined for Arsenal.

7 – Christian Benteke and Fernando Llorente scored the joint-highest amount of headed goals.

9 – Tottenham conceded the fewest goals at home.

9 – Liverpool are now unbeaten in their last nine Premier League matches versus Tottenham (W6, D3).

9 – Arsenal conceded more goals from penalties this season than they have in any other Premier League campaign.

9 – Hull City scored the fewest goals of any team on their travels.

10 – Arsenal have now done the double over West Ham on 10 occasions in the Premier League – more than they have versus any other side.

10 – Bournemouth were awarded the most penalties.

11 – Watford have conceded more goals at Old Trafford than at any other Premier League away ground.

11 – Gabriel Jesus was involved in 11 goals in his eight starts for Manchester City (7 goals, 4 assists).

11 – Sergio Agüero and Alexis Sánchez scored the joint-most opening goals in games this season.

11 – Ashley Barnes is now Burnley’s all-time joint-top Premier League goalscorer with Danny Ings.

12 – Tottenham are now unbeaten in all 12 Premier League matches versus Swansea City, winning 10.

12th – Leicester City finished in the lowest position of any reigning champion in Premier League history.

13 – Chelsea went on the longest winning run of the season.

13 – Liverpool took 13 points from a possible 15 in London this season.

13 – Liverpool were unbeaten in their first 13 matches with Joël Matip and Dejan Lovren as the centre-back partnership (W8, D5).

13 – Hull City conceded a record 13 penalties in a single Premier League campaign.

13 – Curtis Davies became the 13th player to be relegated from the Premier League on four or more occasions (along with Tal Ben Haim, Marcus Bent, Nathan Blake, Steven Caulker, Marc Edworthy, Rob Green, Hermann Hreiðarsson, Roger Johnson, Carlton Palmer, Nigel Quashie Neil Redfearn and Ashley Ward).

14 – Tottenham went on a Premier League era club record 14 consecutive wins at White Hart Lane.

14 – Tottenham recorded a club record 14 Premier League wins at White Hart Lane in a single season.

14 – Chelsea won all 14 Premier League games in which Eden Hazard scored.

14 – Watford’s José Holebas picked up a joint-Premier League record 14 yellow cards in a single season (after Mark Hughes, Robbie Savage, Cheick Tioté and Lee Cattermole).

15 – Manchester United drew a league-high 15 games.

15 – Alexis Sánchez scored 15 away goals in the Premier League this season – only Kevin Phillips (16 in 1999-00) has scored more in a single campaign.

15 – Shkodran Mustafi went unbeaten in his first 15 Premier League games (W11, D4).

16 – Chelsea conceded the fewest goals in away games.

16 – Liverpool have won more Premier League home games versus Tottenham than they have against any other current top flight side.

16 – Watford conceded the most goals from corners.

16 – Middlesbrough went on a winless run of 16 games before beating Sunderland in April.

16 – David Moyes has now lost 16 times to Arsène Wenger in the Premier League – his most defeats against any manager in the competition.

16 – Sunderland scored the fewest goals in home games.

16 – Thibaut Courtois kept the most clean sheets, taking the Golden Glove award.

16 – Southampton’s Manolo Gabbiadini became the 16th player to score three goals in his first two Premier League appearances.

16 – David Marshall played the most games among goalkeepers not to keep a single clean sheet.

17 – John Terry has scored in each of his 17 Premier League campaigns.

17 – All 17 of Georginio Wijnaldum’s Premier League goals have been scored at home – more than any other player not to score an away goal.

18 – Manchester United set a club record low Premier League wins in a single season.

18 – Leicester City’s 18 defeats was the most by a defending Premier League champion.

19 – Sunderland failed to score in 19 Premier League games this season – more than any other side.

21% – Six of Middlesbrough’s 28 points came against Sunderland.

22 – Tottenham finished above rivals Arsenal for the first time in 22 years.

23 – Troy Deeney is now Watford’s all-time top Premier League goalscorer.

24 – Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen didn’t score his first Premier League goal in open play until his 24th appearance in the competition.

24 – Dele Alli has not lost a Premier League game when he has scored (W19, D5).

24 – Romelu Lukaku became the 24th player to score four or more goals in a single Premier League game (after Efan Ekoku, Andrew Cole (2), Robbie Fowler (2), Gianluca Vialli, Jürgen Klinsmann, Michael Owen (2), Ole Gunnar Solskjær (2), Alan Shearer, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Mark Viduka, Thierry Henry, Yakubu (2), Dimitar Berbatov (2), Frank Lampard (2), Andrey Arshavin, Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe, Wayne Rooney, Louis Saha, Edin Džeko, Luis Suárez, Kun Agüero (2) and Georginio Wijnaldum).

25 – Manchester United went on the longest unbeaten run during the season.

25+ – Harry Kane became the fifth player to score 25+ goals in successive Premier League seasons (after Robbie Fowler, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and Robin van Persie).

26 – Tottenham Hotspur conceded the fewest goals.

26 – Toby Alderweireld went on a run of 26 games without a yellow card in the Premier League, beginning towards the end of last season, after he collected a card in Tottenham’s 2-0 loss at Liverpool in February.

26 – Patrick Bamford finally scored his first Premier League goal in what was his 26th appearance, during Middlesbrough’s 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Southampton in May.

27 – Middlesbrough scored the fewest goals.

29 – Harry Kane scored more goals than Middlesbrough and as many as Sunderland.

30 – Chelsea broke the record for most wins in a single Premier League campaign.

30 – Chelsea scored in the opening goal in more games than any other team.

32 – Arsenal are the only side to have won more Premier League games (32) than they’ve lost (26) when having a player sent off.

32 – Liverpool had 32 shots in the Premier League without scoring versus Southampton this season.

33 – Hull City became the 33rd team to be relegated from the Premier League in their first season following promotion from the second tier.

34 – Philippe Coutinho is the highest-scoring Brazilian in Premier League history.

34 – Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Chelsea in April meant that José Mourinho has now beaten all 34 teams he has faced in the Premier League.

34 – Gylfi Sigurðsson became Swansea City’s all-time top Premier League goalscorer.

35 – Hull City conceded more goals at home than any other team.

38 – St Mary’s saw the fewest Premier League goals this season.

38 – Jack Rodwell recorded his first Premier League win as a starter for Sunderland in what was his first 38th start.

42 – Jamie Vardy is now Leicester City’s all-time Premier League top goalscorer.

43 – Manchester City scored the most goals in away games.

43 – Everton picked up more points at Goodison Park this season than they did in any previous Premier League campaign.

43% – Simon Mignolet has saved six of the 14 penalties he has faced in the Premier League for Liverpool.

43 – Rudy Gestede went on a record run of 43 Premier League appearances without a single win before a late substitute appearance in Middlesbrough’s 1-0 win over Sunderland in April.

44 – Leicester City picked up the fewest points as a reigning champion in Premier League history.

45 – Hull City conceded the most goals in away games.

47 – James Milner now holds the Premier League record for scoring in the most games without losing (W37, D10).

48 – West Ham scored their first goal at Bournemouth only 48 seconds after the home side missed their first penalty in February.

50 – Crystal Palace scored a club record 50 goals.

50 – Angel Gomes became the 50th teenager to make a Premier League appearance for Manchester United.

50 – Peter Crouch became the first player to score 50 headers in the Premier League.

50% – Two of Ryan Shawcross’ four Premier League own goals have come in favour of Everton.

52 – Liverpool have now won at 52 different grounds in the Premier League – more than any other side.

55 – Chelsea scored more goals in home games than any other team.

63% – Crystal Palace won five of their eight Premier League matches with Mamadou Sakho (D1, L2) but only seven of 30 without him (D4, L19).

68 – Romelu Lukaku is now Everton’s all-time top Premier League goalscorer.

70+ – Arsenal picked up more than 70 points for the 17th time in 20 full seasons under Arsène Wenger.

72 – Stamford Bridge saw more goals than any other Premier League ground this season.

75 – Arsenal picked up the most points for a team that have ever finished fifth.

76.5% – Hugo Lloris had the highest save percentage among goalkeepers to make at least 10 appearances.

80 – Hull City conceded 10 more goals than any other team.

83% – Chelsea’s Asmir Begović conceded five goals from the six shots on target he faced.

85 – Manchester United had 85 efforts on goal versus the three newly-promoted sides at Old Trafford this season, but scored only twice.

86 – Runners-up Tottenham picked up five more points than Leicester City did as champions last season.

86 – Tottenham Hotspur scored the most goals.

88% – Seven of the eight red cards in Premier League Manchester derbies have been shown to Manchester United players.

92% – Both teams have scored in 11 of the last 12 Premier League meetings between Chelsea and Liverpool.

92% – Leicester City won 11 of the 12 games in which they scored the opening goal (only failed versus Crystal Palace).

96% – Harry Kane has scored against 24 of the 25 Premier League teams he has faced – only failing to score versus Cardiff City.

96% – Raheem Sterling has won 25 of the 26 Premier League games in which he has scored (L1).

100% – Yaya Touré extended his penalty record to 11 from 11 in the Premier League.

100% – Jürgen Klopp is three out of three in Merseyside derbies as Liverpool manager.

115 – There were 115 different players who scored a Premier League goal between Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe’s goal against Crystal Palace and Wahbi Khazri’s goal against West Ham.

117 – Pablo Zabaleta made his 117th and final Premier League appearance at the Etihad Stadium – more than any outfield player for Manchester City.

141 – Burnley’s Tom Heaton made the most saves.

150 – Mark Hughes became the seventh manager to record 150 Premier League wins.

158 – José Mourinho has more wins in his first 250 Premier League games than any other manager.

189 – Sunderland were bottom of the Premier League for 189 of the 282-day season.

189 – John O’Shea has made more Premier League appearances for Sunderland than any other player.

258 – Petr Čech has now won more matches in the Premier League than any other goalkeeper.

319′ – Watford had gone more than five hours (319 minutes) without conceding a goal until Liverpool’s Emre Can ended that run in a 1-0 win in May.

492 – John Terry ended his Chelsea career having played 492 Premier League games.

641′ – Watford had a run of 641 minutes without a goal in an away game before Étienne Capoue’s strike at Chelsea in May.

701′ – Sunderland had gone over 11 hours (701 minutes) without scoring before Wahbi Khazri’s goal direct from a corner against West Ham in April.

1000 – John Terry’s opener versus Watford in April was Chelsea’s 1,000th Premier League goal since Roman Abramovich took over in the summer of 2003.

1703′ – Marcus Rashford played more minutes than any other teenager this season.

2000 – Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Watford in February saw them become the first team to reach 2,000 points in Premier League history.

2000 – Manchester United’s Angel Gomes became the first player born this millennium to play in the Premier League.

3420 – César Azpilicueta, Fraser Forster, Ben Foster, Ben Gibson and Steve Cook were the only players to play every single minute this season.