20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 26 ft. Sheff Utd & Joe Gomez

1 – Aston Villa have taken just one point from their last 10 Premier League matches against sides from London (D1, L9).

2 – Liverpool have conceded just two goals in the 12 Premier League games Joe Gomez has started this season.

2 – Chelsea became only the second side to have two goals overturned by VAR in a Premier League game, after Sheffield United against Brighton & Hove Albion back in December.

5 – Chelsea have lost all five of their home Premier League games when conceding the first goal this season.

6 – Sheffield United have scored six Premier League goals via substitutes this season – more than any other club.

6 – Since the start of last season, Watford have conceded six own goals in the Premier League – more than any other side.

8 – Arsenal have won each of their last eight home Premier League fixtures versus Newcastle United.

9% – Brighton & Hove Albion have won just one of their last 11 Premier League games (D6, L4).

11 – Southampton have taken just 11 points at home this season – fewer than any other side.

17 – Liverpool have won 17 games in a row – one shy of Manchester City’s record.

24 – Brighton have failed to win any of their 24 home games after conceding the opening goal (D10, L14).

78 – Newcastle have now lost 78 Premier League games as an away side in London – the most defeats of all sides in the competition’s history in the capital.

86% – Sheffield United have won six of their last seven Premier League games against teams starting the day in the bottom half of the table (D1).

103 – Liverpool have collected 103 points from the past 105 available.

156 – There were only 156 seconds between Arsenal’s first two goals during their 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle.

186′ – There have been 186 minutes of football without a goal being scored by either side in matches featuring Wolverhampton Wanderers, dating back to 23 January.

200 – Jamie Vardy became only the second Leicester City player to make 200 Premier League appearances for the club, after Muzzy Izzet (222).

200 – Odion Ighalo became the 200th player to make a Premier League appearance for Manchester United.

765′ – Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke ended his run of 765 minutes across 17 appearances without a Premier League goal during their 3-1 loss at Everton.

1,014′ – Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka became the first teenager to play more than 1,000 minutes in the Premier League this season – 244 minutes more than Callum Hudson-Odoi who is next on the list.


Just how far are Liverpool ahead (visualised)?

The 2019-20 Liverpool side is on course to be the greatest football team of all-time.

That sentence above is no exaggeration. Jürgen Klopp’s side have taken an incredible 73 of a possible 75 points though 25 Premier League games this season.

They have a 22-point lead over defending champions Manchester City and could have the title mathematically secured as early as Saturday 7 March 2020 – with 10 games to spare.

Their points tally is so amazing that they collected more points from their 12 away games (34) then the likes of Everton (33) and Arsenal (31) have taken from all 25 of their Premier League games to date.

Liverpool’s 39 points at home (from a maximum 39) is more than 16 Premier League teams have picked up home and away combined.

To visualise this lead that the Merseyside club have produced, the table below shows them versus the rest of Europe’s top five divisions, with each row of the spreadsheet representing a point.

Whilst it is worth noting that each Premier League side has played 25 games, teams in La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 have played 22, and the Bundesliga is only 20 games into the season.

However, only 10 points split the top four in La Liga, five points between the top three in Italy, and there are just three points between Bayern Munich in first and Borussia Mönchengladbach in fourth. Paris Saint-Germain in France do have a 12-point lead in the uncompetitive Ligue 1.

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 25 ft. Sheff Utd & Mbwana Samatta

0 – West Ham United are winless in all six Premier League meetings with Brighton & Hove Albion (D3, L3).

2 – Wolverhampton Wanderers have kept clean sheets in both of their Premier League games in Manchester this season.

1 – Aston Villa scored their first headed goal in the Premier League this season.

5 – Sheffield United are unbeaten in the capital this season (W1, D4).

6 – Aston Villa have seen their opponents pick up six red cards in the Premier League this season – more than any other side.

8 – Leicester City have dropped eight points from winning positions in their past four Premier League games alone.

8 – There were 8 Portuguese players on show during the Manchester United 0-0 Wolves game on Saturday.

10 – Burnley ended a 10-game losing streak versus Arsenal with a 0-0 draw at Turf Moor on Sunday.

19 – West Ham have lost more points from winning positions than any other Premier League side this season.

20 – Sheffield United won for the first time in their last 20 Premier League games in London (D8, L11).

22 – Liverpool have a staggering 22 point lead after 25 games and could mathematically win the Premier League title as early as Saturday 7 March 2020.

23 – Only leaders Liverpool (15) have conceded fewer goals in the Premier League this season than Sheffield United (23).

24% – Arsenal have won just six of their 25 Premier League games so far this season (D13, L6).

38 – Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero became the oldest player to appear in the Premier League so far this season (38 years 126 days).

62% – Norwich City have now failed to score in eight of their 13 away Premier League matches this season.

80% – Crystal Palace have failed to score a first-half goal in a Premier League-high 20 of their 25 games this season.

100 – Liverpool have taken 100 points from the last 102 available to them in the Premier League (winning 33 of their last 34 matches).

111 – Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish has been fouled 111 times this season – 28 more times than any other player.

117 – Mbwana Samatta became the first Tanzanian to play in the Premier League. There have now been players of 117 different nationalities represented in the history of the competition.

285′ – Manchester United have now gone more than three Premier League matches without scoring and scored in just one of their five games in 2020.

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 24 ft. Liverpool & Teemu Pukki

0 – Crystal Palace failed to produce a single shot on target in their 0-2 loss at home to Southampton on Tuesday.

5 – Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki is the only player so far this season to have scored against each of last season’s top five (Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal).

7 – Everton have conceded seven goals in the 90th minute onwards in the Premier League this season – four more than any other side.

8 – Arsenal have been shown more Premier League red cards against Chelsea than they have against any other side in the competition.

10 – All 10 of Roberto Firmino’s goals this season have come away from Anfield.

11 – Chris Wood’s 39th minute goal against Manchester United ended a run of 11 games for Burnley without a first half goal.

12 – Since Ole Gunnar Solskjær was made permanent manager in March, Manchester United have lost more Premier League games (12) than they have won (11).

17 – Wolverhampton Wanderers have conceded the opening goal in 17 of their 24 matches so far this season.

21 – Norwich City are now winless in their last 21 Premier League visits to London (D6, L15) – losing each of the last seven.

22 – Liverpool have already won as many Premier League games this season as Manchester United did in their 1998-99 treble-winning season.

22 – There have only been 22 goals scored at Selhurst Park this season – the fewest among Premier League stadiums.

27 – Burnley manager Sean Dyche has now beaten 27 of the 29 teams he has faced in the Premier League – only failing to do so against Arsenal (9 games) and Sheffield United (1).

27 – Mark Noble has now scored 27 of his 31 penalties in the Premier League – the fourth-most of any player in the competition’s history (behind Alan Shearer (56), Frank Lampard (43) and Steven Gerrard (32)).

40 – Liverpool became only the third team in English top flight history to remain unbeaten in 40+ consecutive matches (W35, D5), after Arsenal (49, 2003-04) and Chelsea (40, 2004-05).

60% – Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has now failed to score three of his five Premier League penalties.

65% – Southampton have won 20 of their 31 Premier League points in away games this season.

102 – There were only 102 seconds between Newcastle United’s two stoppage time goals in their 2-2 draw at Everton on Tuesday.

450′ – Bournemouth ended a run of 450 minutes without a goal in the Premier League.

725′ – Raúl Jiménez’s goal for Wolves ended Liverpool’s run of 725 minutes without conceding a Premier League goal.

1319 – Callum Wilson has ended a run of 1,319 minutes without a Premier League goal.

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 23 ft. Wolves & Jack Grealish

0 – Aston Villa remain the only side without a clean sheet away from home this season.

4 – Bournemouth have taken just four points from a possible 36 in their last 12 Premier League games (W1, D1, L10).

4 – Darren Randolph became the fourth different goalkeeper to start a Premier League match for West Ham United this season.

5 – Chelsea have now lost five of their last seven trips to St James’ Park (W1, D1).

5 – Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has now failed to win any of his five Premier League matches against David Moyes (D3, L2).

6 – Tottenham Hotspur have failed to win any of their past six Premier League matches without Harry Kane.

7 – Wolverhampton Wanderers have conceded the opening goal in each of their past seven Premier League matches.

8 – Ben Foster (Watford), Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) and Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City) have kept the most clean sheets in the Premier League so far this season.

9 – Manchester United have lost nine of their last 16 Premier League away games (W3, D4) – and have failed to score in eight of those.

11 – Arsenal have drawn the most games so far this season.

11 – Burnley have now failed to score a first-half goal in 11 successive Premier League games.

11 – Watford have failed to score in a league-high 11 games this season.

13 – Arsenal have now dropped 13 points from winning positions this season – as many as they did throughout the whole of the last campaign.

17 – West Ham have dropped more points from winning positions than any other side.

18 – Wolves have picked up 18 points from losing positions this season – seven more than any other side.

67% – Leicester City have lost four of their past six Premier League matches (W2).

91 – Liverpool have taken 91 points from the last 93 available (W30, D1, L0).

99 – Jack Grealish has won 99 free kicks this season – 28 more than any other player in the Premier League. In fact, the Aston Villa midfielder has won more than twice as many free kicks as the 5th highest player on the list.

277′ – Spurs have failed to score in their last three Premier League games since Harry Kane’s late penalty at Norwich City at the end of December.

675′ – Liverpool have gone seven-and-a-half Premier League games since they last conceded, during their 5-2 win over Everton on 4 December 2019.