30 stats ahead of Aston Villa-Derby County 2019 Championship play-off final

1 – Derby County’s only previous play-off success was against a West Midlands club (1-0 vs WBA in 2007).

1 – Tammy Abraham’s only shot on target in their semi-final vicory over West Bromwich Albion was from the penalty spot in the first leg.

2 – Leeds United 2-4 Derby County is the only EFL play-off match to be won by more than one goal, prior to the Championship final.

2 – Leicester City are the only side to have lost back-to-back Championship play-off finals. Aston Villa lost to Fulham a year ago.

3 – Aston Villa have lost all three of their Championship matches played at Wembley Stadium this season.

3 – Reading and Sheffield United are the only sides to have lost two Championship play-off finals. Derby could join that list today.

4 – Tammy Abraham is unbeaten in 4 matches versus Derby (W2, D2), scoring four goals in the process.

5 – Derby had just five shots on target in their two games combined versus Aston Villa this season, compared to the Villans’ 11.

7 – Derby lost both of their Championship fixtures against Aston Villa earlier this season by an aggregate score of 7-0 (3-0 at home and 4-0 away).

7 – No player scored more goals from outside the penalty area than Harry Wilson (7) this season (tied with Norwich City’s Mario Vrančić).

8% – Derby County lost just 1 of their 13 Championship matches without Ashley Cole in their starting lineup (W7, D5), compared to winning just 1 of 7 that the former England international started (D2, L4).

13 – Aston Villa won 13 corners compared to Derby’s 3 in their two regular season meetings this season.

14% – Ashley Cole won just one of his seven starts for Derby County this season (D2, L4).

24 – Only Sheffield United (25) scored more goals inside the six-yard box than Aston Villa (24) this season.

26 – Only Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki (29) scored more goals in the Championship this season than Tammy Abraham (26).

31 – Derby committed 31 fouls in their two Championship meetings versus Aston Villa this season, compared to the Villans’ 15.

38 – Ashley Cole is expected to make his final professional football appearance in today’s game, at the age of 38.

54% – Aston Villa had 54% of the possession in both regular season games against Derby this season.

64% – Aston Villa scored with seven of their 11 shots on target versus Derby in their two regular season meetings.

67% – Aston Villa have won six of their last nine matches versus Derby in the league (D2, L1).

72% – Kelle Roos saved 43 of the 60 shots on target he faced this season, compared to 31 of the 45 shots on target Jed Steer faced this season (69%).

80% – Derby scored with four of their five efforts on target versus Leeds United in the semi-finals.

83% – Aston Villa have lost five of their last six matches played at Wembley Stadium.

93% – Excluding the goalless 2017 final between Huddersfield Town and Reading, 14 of the last 15 occasions the team that scored first in the Championship play-off final has gone on to win promotion, with the exception being Cardiff City against Blackpool in 2010.

103 – Only Nottingham Forest (104) have received more yellow cards than Derby (103) this season.

158 – The two players to win the most fouls in the Championship this season (including play-offs) are Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish (158) and Derby’s Harry Wilson (113).

£170m – The winners of the Championship play-off final will benefit from an estimated £170 million over the next three seasons.

309 – Only Leeds (341) and Brentford (311) attempted more shots from outside the penalty area than Derby (309) this season.

675 – Aston Villa won the most free kicks in the Championship this season.

38,000 – Derby County sold 38,000 tickets at Wembley Stadium, compared to Aston Villa’s 36,288.


20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 38 ft. Man City & Sadio Mané

1 – There has been just one goal scored in the last three Premier League meetings between Chelsea and Leicester City.

1 – Arsenal kept just one clean sheet away from home in the Premier League this season.

2 – Manchester United kept only two home clean sheets in the Premier League this season

4 – Manchester City have won their fourth Premier League title – only Manchester United (13) and Chelsea (5) have ever won more since the English top flight was rebranded in 1992.

8 – This was the eighth time the Premier League title was decided on the final day of the season, with Manchester City winning it on three of those occasions.

9 – Crystal Palace striker Michy Batshuayi has ended on the winning side in all nine Premier League games in which he has scored.

12 – Trent Alexander-Arnold provided 12 assists for Liverpool in the Premier League this season – the most by a defender in a single campaign in the competition’s history.

16 – Everton conceded the most goals from set-pieces in the Premier League this season (excluding penalties).

16 – Only Derby County in 2007-08 (11) and Sunderland in 2005-06 (15) picked up fewer points in a single Premier League campaign than Huddersfield Town this term.

17 – Mason Greenwood (17 years, 223 days) became the youngest ever player to start a Premier League game for Manchester United.

18 – Sadio Mané scored 18 home Premier League goals for Liverpool this season – more than any other player and eight more than Huddersfield Town scored in total in their home games.

32 – Manchester City won 32 Premier League games this season, equalling their own record from last season for most wins in a single campaign.

32 – Manchester United finished 32 points behind the champions this season – more than they have ever finished behind the Premier League winners.

36% – Glenn Murray has scored 25 of Brighton & Hove Albion’s 69 total Premier League goals – the highest proportion of any team’s goals in the competition’s history.

53% – Eight of Newcastle United’s last 15 Premier League goals have been scored by Ayoze Pérez.

90% – Arsenal have won their last nine Premier League fixtures against Burnley since drawing their first meeting back in December 2009.

97 – Liverpool’s tally of 97 points is the third-highest by any club in Premier League history.

100 – Roy Hodgson recorded his 100th win as a Premier League manager.

126 – Bournemouth’s matches saw a total of 126 goals (56 for, 70 against) – the most of any side in the competition this season.

1072 -There were 1,072 goals scored in the Premier League this season – more than any previous 38-game season in the competition’s history.

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 37 ft. Liverpool & Eden Hazard

2 – Manchester City became the first club to have beaten all 19 opponents at least once in back-to-back Premier League seasons.

2 – Manchester United have failed to win both of their visits to the John Smith’s Stadium in the Premier League (D1, L1); they are the only side to visit the ground on more than one occasion in the Premier League without winning.

2 – Cardiff City are the only team to play in more than one Premier League campaign and be relegated every time.

6 – Tottenham Hotspur have lost their last six Premier League matches away from home.

7 – Only relegated pair Fulham and Huddersfield Town (5 each) have kept fewer Premier League clean sheets this season than Manchester United (7).

8 – Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster has conceded eight goals in his last two Premier League outings.

12 – Liverpool have seen more goals from their substitutes than any other team this season.

15 – Eden Hazard has registered a Premier League high 15 assists this season.

16 – Fulham lost their 16th away Premier League game of the season – only Burnley in 2009-10 have lost more in a single campaign (17).

18 – Liverpool have scored the most headed goals in the Premier League this season.

21 – Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko has won all 21 of his Premier League appearances.

25 – Fulham have now lost 25 Premier League games this season.

29 – Crystal Palace have won 29 away Premier League points this season (W9, D2, L8) – only Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have gained more on their travels.

49% – Eden Hazard has been involved in 31 of Chelsea’s 63 Premier League goals this season (16 goals, 15 assists).

50% – Manchester City have won 5 of their last 10 Premier League games with a 1-0 scoreline.

52 – Manchester United have conceded more goals this season than in any other Premier League campaign previously.

83% – Manchester City have kept clean sheets in 10 of their last 12 Premier League games.

90% – Nine of Wilfried Zaha’s 10 Premier League goals for Crystal Palace this season have been scored away from home.

98 – Liverpool have scored more goals against Newcastle United in the Premier League than against any other team.

203′ – Burnley have had just one shot on target in their last 203 minutes of Premier League action.

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 36 ft. Man City & Michail Antonio

0 – Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has never won a Premier League away game in London (D3, L13).

3 – Arsenal have lost their last three Premier League games, conceding three goals in each of them.

5 – All five of Diogo Jota’s assists for Wolverhampton Wanderers this season have been for Raúl Jiménez.

7 – Newcastle United forward Ayoze Pérez has scored seven goals in his past seven Premier League games.

8 – Cardiff City had 8 shots on target in their 1-0 loss at Fulham, with seven coming after the 72nd minute.

9 – Since Brendan Rodgers’ first game as Leicester City manager, Jamie Vardy has scored more Premier League goals than any other player.

12 – Watford’s José Holebas picked up his 12th yellow card of the season. Only teammate Étienne Capoue (13) has collected more so far this season.

14 – Huddersfield Town have lost all 14 Premier League games in which Juninho Bacuna has started.

14 – Huddersfield have conceded the most headed goals in the Premier League this season.

20 – Sergio Agüero became only the second player in Premier League history to score 20+ goals in five consecutive campaigns (after Thierry Henry between 2001-02 & 2005-06).

26 – All 26 of Michail Antonio’s Premier League goals have come from inside the penalty area.

27 – Southampton have lost 27 points from winning positions this season – more than any other Premier League side.

60% – Tottenham Hotspur have lost six of their last 10 Premier League games (W3, D1).

78% – Everton have kept seven clean sheets in their past 9 Premier League games.

80% – Arsenal have lost four of their last five Premier League games (W1).

82% – Manchester City have kept clean sheets in nine of their past 11 Premier League matches.

90+ – This is the first season in Premier League history where two sides have earned 90+ points.

100% – Fulham have taken 9 points from a possible 9 since they were relegated, compared to just 17 from a possible 99 (17%) before.

427′ – Michail Antonio’s goal for West Ham United was the first Tottenham Hotspur have conceded at their new stadium in 427 minutes in all competitions.

645′ – Brighton & Hove Albion ended a run of 645 minutes without a Premier League goal courtesy of Pascal Gross’ strike in their 1-1 draw against Newcastle United on Saturday.

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 35 ft. Liverpool & Juninho Bacuna

0 – Huddersfield Town have won none of the 45 Premier League matches in which they have conceded the first goal (D3, L42).

2 – Fulham have won back-to-back Premier League games for the first time this season.

2 – Georginio Wijnaldum’s goal for Liverpool in their 2-0 win at Cardiff City was only the Dutch international’s second to be scored away from home in the Premier League, with the other 19 all coming in home games.

3 – No side has failed to have a single shot on target in more Premier League games this season than Brighton & Hove Albion (vs Liverpool, Watford & Wolves).

4 – Everton 4-0 Manchester United was the Merseyside club’s biggest-ever Premier League win over the Red Devils.

4 – All four of Lucas Pérez’s Premier League goals (1 for Arsenal, 3 for West Ham) have come as a substitute.

5 – Tottenham Hotspur have lost their last five Premier League away games.

7 – Jamie Vardy has scored seven goals in his seven appearances under manager Brendan Rodgers.

8 – David de Gea has now conceded eight goals from outside the box in the Premier League this season.

10 – Vincent Kompany picked up his 10th yellow card in a Premier League Manchester derby.

11 – Tottenham have lost 11 league games this season – as many as they have lost in their previous two campaigns combined.

12 – Cardiff City have conceded the most goals from corners in the Premier League this season.

13 – Liverpool have scored the most goals via corners in the Premier League this season.

13 – Huddersfield have lost all 13 Premier League matches in which Juninho Bacuna has started this season.

14 – Huddersfield have lost 14 home games in the Premier League this season; a joint record in the competition’s history (along with Sunderland in 2002-03 & 2005-06).

47 – Wolverhampton Wanderers have had 47 shots against Brighton & Hove Albion this season without scoring.

50 – Manchester United have conceded 50 league goals in 2018-19 – their highest tally in a single Premier League season.

60% – West Ham United’s Michail Antonio scored his 25th Premier League goal, with 15 of them coming via his head.

88 – Liverpool have now collected 88 points this season – their best tally in a single Premier League season.

557′ – Brighton have gone more than 6 matches since they last scored a Premier League goal; during their 2-1 win at Crystal Palace in early March.