10 Interesting Stats about La Liga in the Champions League

Zinedine Zidane

1 – Zinedine Zidane has become the first French manager to win the UEFA Champions League.

3 – Spanish La Liga sides have won the last three Champions League finals.  English clubs hold the record at six in a row.

3 – Atlético Madrid are the only team to have reached as many as three Champions League finals and lose them all.

3 – Atlético Madrid’s three Champions League final defeats have come via a replay, extra-time and penalties – never in 90 minutes.

5 – Real Madrid have won the competition more times than any other team in the Champions League era.

11 – Real Madrid are now only one Champions League success behind English teams combined in the competition.

38% – Spanish sides have won 9 of the 24 finals in the Champions League era.

50% – Of the 6 Champions League finals involving both teams from the same county, Real Madrid have been involved in half of them.

69% – 11 of Cristiano Ronaldo’s 16 Champions League goals this season came vs Malmo & Shakhtar (0 vs Atleti, PSG & Man City).

75% – Spanish sides have won 6 of 8 Champions League finals vs foreign opponents.

300+ Stats from the 2015-16 Premier League Season

Leicester City

0 – Arsenal failed to score in each of their opening two home league games for the first time in the Premier League.

0 – Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City were the only teams not to receive a red card.

0 – José Mourinho has still never won a Premier League match at St. James’ Park (D3, L3).

0 – Norwich City have never won a Premier League game on Boxing Day (D1, L5).

0.95 – West Brom have averaged just under one goal per game since Tony Pulis has been in charge (53 goals in 56 Premier League games).  His goal ratio in charge of Crystal Palace was 1.00 (26 in 26) and 0.99 (188 in 190).

1 – Leicester City’s Andy King has become the first-ever player to win League One, the Championship and the Premier League with the same club.

1 – Riyard Mahrez became the first Algerian player to score a Premier League hat-trick.

1 – Alexis Sánchez became the first player to score hat-tricks in the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga when he netted three at Leicester City back in September.

1 – Manchester United’s Anthony Martial scored with his first ever shot in the Premier League as Manchester United beat Liverpool 3-1 in September.

1 – Gérard Houllier remains the only Liverpool manager to win his first Premier League game in charge at the club (2-1 v Southampton in 1998, he was joint-manager with Roy Evans) as Jürgen Klopp was held 0-0 by Tottenham Hotspur on his debut.

1 – Chelsea’s Bertrand Traoré became the first player from Burkina Faso to score in the Premier League.

1 – Newcastle United were the only team not to beat Aston Villa this season (drawing 1-1 and 0-0).

1 – The 2015-16 season is the first time the Premier League’s first goal has been an own goal (Kyle Walker).  The season also ended with an own goal (Chris Smalling).

2 – Stamford Bridge became the first ground in Premier League history to see the title won in back-to-back seasons.

2 – Stoke City 2-0 Manchester United was only the second time the Red Devils have lost a Premier League game on Boxing Day (W1,8 D2).

2 – Chelsea conceded at least two goals in seven of their first eight Premier League games this season.

2 – West Brom 2-3 Chelsea was only the second time in Premier League history that three different Spanish players have scored for the same team in the same game since Michu, Pablo Hernández and Àngel Rangel all scored for Swansea City versus Queens Park Rangers in February 2013.

2 – Heurelho Gomes saved two penalties in a single match for the second time in his Premier League career.

3 – Leicester City remain one of only three teams Wayne Rooney has faced with Manchester United without scoring against in the Premier League (along with Blackpool and Derby County).

3 – Riyad Mahrez became the third Leicester City player to score a Premier League hat-trick (after Ian Marshall and Stan Collymore).

3 – Arsenal had two players sent off for only the third time in the Premier League during their 2-0 loss at Chelsea.

3 – Arsenal’s three goals in 3 minutes, 20 seconds versus Manchester United in October was the quickest any team has scored three goals versus the Red Devils in Premier League history.

3 – Only Arsenal, Manchester United and Bournemouth went undefeated versus Bournemouth this season.

3 – Manchester City took only three points versus the top five (D3, L5).

3 – Sergio Agüero became the third opposition player to score a hat-trick at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League (after Nwankwo Kanu and Robin van Persie).

Sergio Aguero

3 – City and United played out only the third goalless draw in a Premier League Manchester derby.

3 – Manchester United conceded only three goals in the first half of their 19 games at Old Trafford this season (Norwich City, Arsenal, Leicester City).

3 – Manchester United’s Sergio Romero became the first goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in each of his first three Premier League games since David Ospina last season.

3 – Southampton’s Dušan Tadić became the fourth player to have recorded 3+ assists in two different Premier League games (after Eyal Berkovic, Cesc Fàbregas and Thierry Henry).

3 – West Ham drew three successive league games 0-0 for the first time in their history.

3 – West Ham were shown three red cards in their first four games of the season, equalling the most undisciplined start to a Premier League season (with Leicester City in 2003-04).

3 – Liverpool became the first visiting team to score three goals in the first-half of a Premier League game at the Etihad Stadium during their 4-1 win in November.

3 – Chelsea 1-3 Liverpool was the first time the Reds have netted more than two goals at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.

3 – Thibaut Courtois became third Chelsea goalkeeper to see be sent off in the Premier League (after Frode Grodås in 1997 against Everton and Petr Čech against Wigan Athletic in 2009) and ended up being sent off twice this season.

3 – Everton have started three consecutive Premier League seasons with a 2-2 draw.  The Toffees were held 2-2 by newcomers Watford on the opening day of this season.

3 – Swansea City’s last three permanent managers have all won their first Premier League game – Francesco Guidolin, Michael Laudrup and Garry Monk (Alan Curtis was caretaker manager).

3 – West Brom’s Saido Berahino became only the third player to miss two penalties in a single Premier League match (after Juan Pablo Ángel and Darren Bent).

4 – Leicester City became the first team since Everton in 2012 to claim at least one point in four successive Premier League games after coming from behind.

4 – Andy King became the fourth Welshman to score on St David’s Day in Premier League history (after also Mark Pembridge, Dean Saunders and Jack Collison).

4 – Manchester City’s first four penalties in the Premier League this season were taken by different players (Yaya Touré, Wilfried Bony, Aleksandar Kolarov and Sergio Agüero).

4 – Manchester United were only trailing at half-time on four occasions in their 38 Premier League games – fewer than any other team.

4 – Manchester United and Aston Villa gained the fewest points from losing positions this season.

4 – Liverpool became the first visiting team to score four goals at the Etihad in Premier League history during their 4-1 win back in November.

4 – The last four results between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park have been 2-2, 3-3, 0-0 and 1-1.

4 – Stoke City became the third team in Premier League history to concede 4+ goals in three consecutive Premier League games (after West Ham in March 2008 and Wigan in August 2010).

4 – Everton’s two heaviest Premier League Merseyside derby defeats have both been under Roberto Martínez (4-0 on both occasions).

4 – Bafétimbi Gomis became the first Swansea City player to score in each of their opening four games of a Premier League season.

4 – Watford won four consecutive Premier League games for the first time.

4 – Troy Deeney became the first Watford player to score in four consecutive Premier League games.

4 – West Brom missed four penalties this season – only Tottenham Hotspur (1994-95) and Liverpool (2011-12) have missed more in a single Premier League campaign (both 5).

4 – Yohan Cabaye became only the fourth player in Premier League history to score a penalty in four successive appearances (after Ian Wright 1994, Ruud van Nistelrooy 2003, Michael Owen 2003).

Yohan Cabaye

4 – All three of Sunderland’s goalkeepers (Costel Pantilimon, Vito Mannone and Jordan Pickford) conceded four goals in their first Premier League appearance this season.

4 – Norwich City were relegated from the Premier League for the fourth time – only Crystal Palace have been relegated as many times.

4 – Aston Villa only led at half-time on four occasions in their 38 Premier League games – fewer than any other team.

5 – Leicester City kept five consecutive clean sheets in the top flight for the first time in their history.

5% – Arsenal have lost only one of their 19 Premier League matches at home to Manchester City (W12, D6).

5 – There were only five minutes and 46 seconds between Tottenham’s first and third goals in their 3-0 demolition of Manchester United in April.  Mauricio Pochettino had previously seen his side fail to score in three matches versus Louis van Gaal’s side.

5 – Prior to their 5-1 defeat at Newcastle in their final game, all five of Tottenham’s Premier League defeats had been by a single goal.

5 – Harry Kane became only the fifth Englishman to score 20+ goals in consecutive Premier League seasons (after Andrew Cole, Les Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler and Alan Shearer).

5 – Sergio Agüero scored more goals from outside the penalty area than any other player.

5 – West Ham recorded five successive Premier League draws for the first time.

5 – Liverpool became the fifth team to start a Premier League game with 3+ Brazilians (after Middlesbrough, Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea).

5 – Arouna Koné became the fifth Ivorian to score a Premier League hat-trick during Everton’s 6-2 thrashing of Sunderland – more than any other African nation (after Aruna Dindane, Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Yaya Touré).

5 – Odion Ighalo became the first Watford player to score in five successive Premier League games.

5 – Callum Wilson became only the fifth player in Premier League history to score hat-trick away from home for a newly-promoted side (after Kevin Phillips, Marcus Stewart, Rob Earnshaw and Somen Tchoyi) during Bournemouth’s 4-3 win at West Ham back in August.

5 – Newcastle 5-1 Tottenham on the final weekend was only the second time in Premier League history that a team has scored 5+ goals and picked up a red card in the same game (after Manchester City 6-2 Bolton in October 2003).

6 – Rolling over from the final day of 2014-15, Manchester City went six Premier League goals without conceding a single goal – a new club record.

6 – Sergio Agüero became the first Manchester City played to score in six consecutive Premier League games.

6 – All six of Raheem Sterling’s Premier League goals for Manchester City came against sides finishing in the bottom eight and four of them were against newly-promoted teams.

6 – Southampton picked up the most red cards.

6 – West Ham were shown six red cards in their first 10 games of the season in all competitions, compared to only three in all 43 games the previous season under Sam Allardyce.

6 – Aston Villa 0-6 Liverpool was the first time the Reds have had six different goalscorers in a single Premier League match.

6 – Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge has scored more goals in the Premier League against Everton than he has against any other team.

6 – Six of Christian Benteke’s nine Premier League goals for Liverpool have been as a substitute – more than any other player this season.

6 – Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois became the sixth goalkeeper in Premier League history to receive two red cards in the same season (after Neville Southall, Pavel Srníček, Jussi Jääskeläinen, Maik Taylor and Allan McGregor).

6 – Alexandre Pato became the sixth Brazilian to score on his Premier League debut (after Geovanni, Robinho, Gilberto, Ilan and Willian).

Pato

6 – Everton 3-1 Chelsea saw Steven Naismith become only the sixth player to score a Premier League hat-trick after coming on as a substitute (after Ole Gunnar Solskjær (1999), Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (2004), Rob Earnshaw (2005), Emmanuel Adebayor (2008) and Romelu Lukaku (2013).

6 – Romelu Lukaku became the first Everton player to score in six successive Premier League games.

6 – Watford won twice as many Premier League away games this season (6) as they did in their previous two Premier League campaigns combined.

6 – Aleksandar Mitrović became the sixth player in Premier League history to score, assist and receive a red card in the same game (after Charlie Austin, Shaun Bartlett, Marc-Antoine Fortuné, Mark Viduka, and Bobby Zamora).

7 – Mesut Özil set a Premier League record for recording at least one assist in seven consecutive games.

7 – Manchester City scored seven of their nine goals versus Bournemouth in the first half.

7 – Southampton’s Victor Wanyama became the seventh player to be sent off three times in the same Premier League season (after Vinnie Jones, David Batty, Slaven Bilić, Craig Short, Frank Queudrue and Wes Brown).

7 – Andy Carroll’s hat-trick versus Arsenal was the quickest in the Premier League this season, timed at seven minutes and 14 seconds.

7 – Martin Škrtel has now scored seven Premier League own goals – only Richard Dunne (10) has more (Jamie Carragher also has 7).

7 – West Brom failed to register a single shot on target in seven of their 38 games this season.

7 – Aston Villa had two separate spells where they lost at least seven consecutive games.

8 – Manchester United have come from behind to beat Southampton on eight occasions in the Premier League – more than they have against any other opponent.

8 – Aston Villa 0-6 Liverpool was the eighth time in Premier League history that an away team has won by this scoreline – four of them have been by Liverpool.

8 – Mark Hughes is unbeaten in his past eight home Premier League matches against Arsène Wenger, spread across five clubs (W5, D3).

8 – Tony Pulis has lost all eight of his Premier League visits to the Emirates Stadium.

8 – Aston Villa only scored eight first half goals in their 38 Premier League matches this past season.

8 – Only Sunderland (6 in 2005-06) and Derby County (7 in 2007-08) had fewer points at the halfway stage than Aston Villa did this season (8).

8 – There were only eight home wins in the first four gameweeks of the 2015-16 Premier League season.

9 – Arsenal have won nine successive Premier League games versus Newcastle.

9 – During the season Manchester City became the ninth team to win 10+ consecutive Premier League games.

9 – Liverpool increased their home Premier League record on Boxing Day by beating Leicester City 1-0 (W6, D3).

9 – Chelsea are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League matches versus Arsenal (W6, D3).

9 – José Mourinho’s nine defeats in 16 games this season was the same number as his previous two seasons combined.

9 – During the season Newcastle lost nine consecutive away games for the first time in their Premier League history.

9 – Newcastle have now lost their last nine Premier League games and have failed to score in the last six in a row.  The Magpies were beaten 2-0 at West Ham and 1-0 at both West Brom and Leicester City on Monday’s this season.

9 – Nine teams took a maximum six points off of Aston Villa (Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, Stoke City, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspurs and Watford).

9 – Referee Mike Dean dished out the most red cards.

10 – Only four Premier League sides have won the title by a greater points margin than Leicester City this season (10) – Manchester United in 1999-2000 (18), Chelsea in 2004-05 (12), Arsenal in 2003-04 (11) and Manchester United in 2012-13 (11).

10 – Claudio Ranieri has never lost a Premier League match versus Tottenham (W7, D3).

10 – Manchester United have won none of the last 10 Premier League games where they conceded the first goal (D1, L9).

10 – Stoke 0-1 West Brom was the 10th time a side have been reduced to nine men before half-time in the Premier League.

10 – All 10 of West Brom’s wins came by a single goal.

10 – Norwich City conceded 10 penalties in the Premier League this season – the most in the division.

11 – Claudio Ranieri’s 11 points from his first five games in charge of Leicester City is second second only to Carlo Ancelotti’s Premier League record haul of 15 points from his first five matches (with Chelsea in 2009-10).

11 – Jamie Vardy set a new Premier League record by scoring in 11 consecutive games.

Jamie Vardy

11 – Manchester City won 11 consecutive Premier League matches up until their home defeat by West Ham in September – a club record.

11 – Sergio Agüero has scored more Premier League goals versus Newcastle than any other team.

11 – Raheem Sterling became the 11th different player to score a Premier League hat-trick while below the age of 21.

11% – Manchester United 3-0 Sunderland was the first time Louis van Gaal recorded a win against a side managed by Dick Advocaat, in his ninth attempt.

11% – Chelsea won only one of their nine away games when Asmir Begović played (D3, L5).

11 – Everton have now gone 11 Premier League games without a victory in the Merseyside derby – their longest run in the Premier League (D7, L4).

11 – Newcastle United’s Jack Colback received the most yellow cards this season.

12 – In the last 12 meetings between Tottenhamand West Brom there has only been one home win (Spurs in January 2012).

12 – Chelsea ended the season on 12 consecutive Premier League games without a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge – their longest run in the competition.

12 – Everton have finished in the bottom half of the Premier League on 12 occasions – more than any other side.

12 – Watford only conceded one goal in the first half of their first 12 Premier League matches this season.

12 – Steve McClaren went 12 Premier League games without a single victory (8 at Newcastle, 4 at Middlesbrough) until he guided Newcastle to a 6-2 thrashing of Norwich City in their ninth game of the season.

13 – Leicester City conceded the fewest goals in the first half.

13 – Leicester City won 13 penalties – five more than any other side (8 – Manchester City).  Only Crystal Palace (2004-05) have taken as many in a single season.

13 – West Ham scored in each of their last 13 Premier League games – their longest scoring streak in the competition.

13 – West Ham have won only one of their last 13 Premier League visits to St James’ Park (D5, L7).

13 – Any Carroll is still yet to score a Premier League goal versus Manchester United (in 13 appearances).

13% – Aston Villa were bottom on Christmas Day meaning that 21 of the 24 teams bottom on 25 December have been relegated in Premier League history.

13 – Aston Villa conceded 3+ goals in 13 of their 38 Premier League matches this season.

14 – Jamie Vardy went on a run of 14 consecutive games with either a goal or an assist.

14 – Jamie Vardy scored the opening goal in 14 different Premier League games this season – more than any other player.

14 – Tottenham Hotspur set a new club record of going 14 consecutive Premier League games unbeaten.

14 – Manchester United are unbeaten in all 14 Premier League fixtures versus Crystal Palace (W11, D3).

14 – Guus Hiddink is the first manager to go 14 Premier League games unbeaten from the beginning of a single managerial spell at a club (overtaking Frank Clark’s record of 11 games set back in 1994 at Nottingham Forest).

14 – Bournemouth and Norwich City became the 13th and 14th newly-promoted teams to beat Manchester United in the Premier League.

14 – Sunderland finally recorded their first-ever Premier League win over Manchester United at the Stadium of Light in their 14th attempt (D4, L9).

15 – Mesut Özil reached 15 assists in only 16 appearances – faster than any player in a single Premier League season.

Mesut Ozil

15 – West Ham picked up the most points in London derbies this season (13 – Tottenham Hotspur, 12 – Chelsea, 10 – Arsenal, 5 – Crystal Palace).

15 – West Ham ended a run of 15 Premier League matches without a win over Everton in March with a 3-2 win at Goodison Park (D5, L10).

15 – Liverpool scored more goals outside the penalty area than any other team.

15 – Jermain Defoe has scored in 15 different Premier League seasons.

15 – Odion Ighalo’s 15 Premier League goals for Watford make him their all-time top Premier League goalscorer – two more Troy Deeney and nine more than both Heiðar Helguson and Hameur Bouazza.

15 – Aston Villa have scored only four goals in their last 15 Premier League visits to London.

15 – Aston Villa have won only one of their past 15 Boxing Day games (D5, L9).

16 – Oliver Giroud scored his first goal in his past 16 Premier League appearances in Arsenal’s penultimate game of the 2015-16 season.

16 -Southampton’s Fraser Forster saved the first 16 shots he faced this season.

17 – Leicester City led at half-time on more occasions than any other team.

17 – Leicester City scored in each of their first 17 games this season, the only team to do so.

17 – Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 17 Premier League visits to Villa Park (W10, D7), dating back to 13 December 1998.

17 – Chelsea’s opening day draw versus Swansea City means the Blues are unbeaten in their 17 opening fixtures (since a 2-1 defeat to Coventry City in 1998-99) – the longest run in the Premier League.

17 – Eden Hazard went on a run of 17 Premier League games without an assist before setting up Kenedy for Chelsea’s opener in their 2-1 win at Norwich City in March.

17 – Aston Villa’s 17 points  is the third-fewest in Premier League history (15 by Sunderland in 2005-06 and 11 by Derby County in 2007-08).

18 – Kelechi Iheanacho (18 years, 344 days) became the third youngest player to score for Manchester City in the Premier League (after Micah Richards and Daniel Sturridge).

18 – Romelu Lukaku’s 18 goals is the most by an Everton player in a single Premier League season (overtaking Tony Cottee who scored 16 in 1993-94).

19 – Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 19 Premier League games against Leicester City, since November 1994 (W13, D6).

19 – Mesut Özil finished the season with 19 assists only Thierry Henry can better this in a single Premier League season (20 in 2002-03.

19 – Tottenham Hotspur recovered the most points from losing positions.

19 – Manchester City are unbeaten in their past 19 Premier League matches versus Newcastle (W16, D3) – their longest run without defeat against a single Premier League opposition.

19 – Manchester United only won 19 league games this season – their joint-lowest total of victories in a single Premier League season (also 19 in 2013-14).

19 – Wayne Rooney’s penalty in their 3-3 draw with Newcastle in January was the 19th time he has converted a penalty in the Premier League for Manchester United, taking him past Ruud van Nistelrooy (18).

Wayne Rooney

19 – Wes Hoolahan has now provided more assists for Norwich City than any other player in the Premier League.

19 – Aston Villa went on winless run of 19 Premier League games – only three teams have ever had a longer run in the competition (32 – Derby County, 26 – Sunderland and 21 – Norwich City 21 (Nottingham Forest also had a run of 19).

20 – Arsenal have scored in all 20 of their Premier League games versus West Brom – the best 100% record in the competition.

20 – Tottenham Hotspur dropped the most points from winning positions this season.

20 – Sergio Agüero’s five goals versus Newcastle in October all came in a 20-minute spell, beating the previous record held by Jermain Defoe against Wigan Athletic in 2009 by 16 minutes.

20 – West Ham’s win at Liverpool at the end of August was their first-ever Premier League win at Anfield in their 20th attempt.

20 – Darren Randolph has conceded 20 goals in his last four league appearances versus Bournemouth.

21 – Arsenal have finished above Tottenham Hotspur for a 21st consecutive season.

21 – There have now been 21 red cards in Premier League Merseyside derbies – more than any other fixture (14 Everton, 7 Liverpool).

21 – Liverpool have scored in each of their last 21 Premier League games versus Newcastle United at Anfield, combining for 52 goals. The Magpies’ only clean sheet at Liverpool came in their first-ever Premier League trip there in 1994.

21 – Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 21 Premier League matches at home to Newcastle (W17, D4).

21 – Roberto Martínez became the 21st manager to take charge of a milestone 250 Premier League games.

21 – John O’Shea is unbeaten in all 21 games versus Newcastle in the Premier League – a record for any player versus a single opponent (W15, D6).

22 – Manchester United and Crystal Palace were level on 22 occasions at half time this past season.

22% – Only five of Graziano Pellè’s 23 Premier League goals have come away from St. Mary’s.

23 – Everton’s 23 points at Goodison Park is their worst tally at home in a single Premier League season (previously 25 in 1996-97).

23 – Jermain Defoe has now scored 23 Premier League goals as a substitute – more than any other player.

24 – Leicester City became the 24th different team to win the English top flight.

24 – Lewis Grabban has not been on the losing side in any of the last 24 games in which he has scored (W19, D5) for Norwich City and former club Bournemouth combined.

25 – Only Steed Malbranque (26 times in 2009-10) has been substituted on more occasions in a single Premier League campaign than Shinji Okazaki this season (25).

25 – Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 25 matches versus newly-promoted sides (W21, D4).

25 – Harry Kane’s 25 goals this season is the most by any Tottenham player in a single Premier League campaign.

25% – 19 of Chelsea’s 75 red cards in Premier League history have come under José Mourinho.

26 – Sergio Agüero has now scored against 26 of the 28 different Premier League teams he has faced (only failed to score against Bolton Wanderers and Burnley).

26 – West Brom 1-0 Manchester United saw Juan Mata pick up two yellow cards in only 26 minutes from kick-off, quicker than any player in the Premier League this season.

27 – Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 25 home Premier League matches against newly-promoted teams (W25, D2).  The Citizens’ last defeat came against Reading in February 2007.

27 – Aston Villa scored a league-low 27 goals – seven less than any other team (34 – West Bromwich Albion).

28 – Claudio Ranieri became a champion for the first time in his 28-year managerial career.

28 – West Ham picked up 28 points away from home this season, compared to only 16 in 2014-15.

28 – West Brom kept 16 clean sheets in their first 28 Premier League games under Tony Pulis but only five in their last 28 games under the same manager.

29 – Jamie Vardy is now only four goals behind both Emile Heskey and Muzzy Izzet (33 each) as Leicester City’s all-time top Premier League goalscorer.

29 – Peter Schmeichel and his son Kasper Schmeichel were both 29 years old when they won their first Premier League title and both won it on 2 May as a result of their competitors’ failing to win (1993 and 2016 respectively).

Peter and Kasper Schmeichel

34 – Liverpool used 34 players in this campaign – four more players than in any previous season.

34% – Arsenal 0-0 Liverpool saw the Reds maintain the lowest possession figure in any Premier League game under Brendan Rodgers.

34 -Everton 0-1 West Brom saw the Toffees have 34 shots on goal – the most by any team in a single Premier League game this season.

34 – Alex Neil (34 years, 193 days) became the third youngest visiting manager to win at Old Trafford (after Chris Coleman (33 years, 137 days) and Ruud Gullit (34 years, 62 days)).

35 – Arsenal scored more first half goals than any other team.

35 – Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United conceded a league-low 35 goals.

35 – Bournemouth’s Joshua King became the 35th different Norwegian to score in the Premier League.

36 – Mark Hughes has now failed to win any of his past 36 Premier League visits to Anfield, Emirates/Highbury, Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge (D5, L31).

37 – Olivier Giroud’s first Premier League hat-trick on the final weekend of the season was the 37th scored in the competition by an Arsenal player – more than any other team.

37 – Liverpool’s Divock Origi took 37 seconds to score after coming on as a substitute in Liverpool’s 6-0 thrashing of Aston Villa – the quickest goal by a substitute during the 2015-16 season.

37 – Chelsea were 37 points worse off this season compared to last – this is the biggest points drop-off in Premier League history.

37 – Everton have conceded 37 goals on the opening day in Premier League history – more than any other side.

37 – Bournemouth’s Max Gradel picked up the quickest yellow card of the season (37 seconds vs Leicester in August).

38 – It took Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 38 games to score his first-ever Premier League goal.

38 – Bournemouth conceded more goals in the first half than any other team.

38.5 – Sunderland have averaged 38.5 points over each of their past four seasons.

39 – Leicester City won the most points away from home this season.

39 – South Korea’s Heung-min Son took the number of different nationalities to a Premier League goal for Tottenham to 39 this season.

39 – Kenedy’s goal for Chelsea at Norwich City after 39 seconds was the quickest of the season.

39 – Jonathan Walters is now Stoke City’s all-time leading Premier League goalscorer – six more than Peter Crouch, second on the list.

40 – Stoke City’s Shay Given became the 14th player to start a Premier League game aged 40 or older (40 years and 3 days).

41 – The last 10 Premier League games between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield have seen 41 goals scored.

41 – James Milner has now scored in 41 different Premier League matches and has never lost – only Darius Vassell (46 games) has a superior record to this in history.

James Milner

41% – Watford’s Odion Ighalo scored a higher percentage of his team’s goal than any other player this season.

41 – Aston Villa have won only one of their past 41 Premier League games versus Manchester United (D10, L30).

43 – Jermain Defoe was caught offside more than any other player.

44% – Jamie Vardy was involved in 30 of Leicester City’s 68 goals (24 goals, 6 assists).

45 – Watford picked up their record points tally in the Premier League.  In their previous two seasons in the competition they had finished bottom with 24 and 28 points respectively.

46% – Six of Troy Deeney’s 13 goals this season were scored from the penalty spot.

49 – Harry Kane now has half-as-many Premier League goals for Tottenham Hotspur as Teddy Sheringham did during his career (98), moving up to fourth on their all-time list (Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane both on 91).

49 – Manchester United’s 49 goals was the fewest they’ve ever scored in a single Premier League season.

50% – Leicester City became the 12th team of the 24 Premier League seasons to lead at Christmas and go on to win the title.

50 – Liverpool have won at 50 different grounds in the Premier League – more than any other side.

50% – Three of Dame N’Doye’s six Premier League goals have come against Crystal Palace.

53 – Chelsea conceded 50+ goals in a Premier League season for the first time since 1996-97 when they allowed 55.

56% – José Mourinho lost nine of his 16 Premier League games in charge of Chelsea before his dismissal this season.

60% – Claudio Ranieri has now drawn six of his 10 Premier League matches versus Manchester United as manager (W2, L2).

63 – Liverpool played 63 games in all competitions this season – more than any other club.

65 – Manuel Pellegrini recorded 65 wins in his first 100 matches as a Premier League manager – only José Mourinho (73) has won more in his first 100 matches.

66 – Manchester United have benefited from more own goals than any other side in Premier League history.

67% – Swansea City have won four of their last six games versus Manchester United in all competitions, all with a 2-1 scoreline.

68 – Leicester City scored 68 goals to win the Premier League title – only Manchester United in 1992-93 have scored fewer to do so (67 in a 42-game season).

68 – The Etihad score more goals than any other stadium this season.

68 – Aston Villa’s Idrissa Gueye committed the most fouls.

69 – Tottenham recorded their highest goal tally in a Premier League season.

69% – Nine of Crystal Palace’s first 13 Premier League games were goalless at half-time.

70 – Christian Eriksen had the most shots from outside the penalty area.  70% of his efforts came from 18+ yards.

Christian Eriksen

71 – Only Newcastle United (68 in 1996-97) and Arsenal (70 in 2000-01) finished as runners-up with fewer points than second-place Arsenal this season.

71 – Manchester City scored the most goals in the 2015-16 Premier League season (71) – 12 less than when they were the top scorers the previous season.

71 – Norwich City 3-1 Bournemouth was the youngest combined managerial age in the Premier League (Alex Neil, 34 vs Eddie Howe, 37) since Middlesbrough 0-2 Watford (Gareth Southgate, 36 vs Aidy Boothroyd, 35) – in November 2006 with the latter pair only five days younger.

74 – Tottenham had won 74 Premier League home games in a row when they had gone two goals in front before blowing a 2-0 lead at home to Stoke City to draw 2-2 back in August.

74 – Gabby Agbonlahor is Aston Villa’s all-time leading Premier League top goalscorer – extending his lead to 14 ahead of Dwight Yorke in second place.

75 – Chelsea’s five red cards picked up this season takes them to 75 in their Premier League history.

76 – Aston Villa conceded a league high 76 goals – nine more than any other team (67 – Bournemouth).

78% – Manchester United have won seven of their past nine Premier League games versus Arsenal at Old Trafford (D2).

78% – Chelsea have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine Premier League matches versus Arsenal, including the last six in a row.

79% – Tony Pulis has lost 11 of his 14 Premier League matches versus Manchester United (W2, D1).

81 – Leicester City’s points tally of 81 was 40 better than in 2014-15.

82 – There were fewer goals involving West Bromwich Albion than any other side.

82% – Aston Villa became only the fourth team in Premier League history to lose nine of their opening 11 games (no team has lost more than nine).

83 – Everton have received more red cards than any other team in Premier League history.

83% – 19 of Saido Berahino’s 23 Premier League goals have been scored in the West Midlands (17 at The Hawthorns, 2 at Villa Park).

85% – Mark Noble has scored 17 of his 20 penalties in the Premier League.

86% – The team leading the Premier League at Christmas have gone on to win the title in six of the past seven seasons.

86% – Liverpool have finished outside the top five for the sixth time in seven seasons.

88 – Of the 220 players who started the 10 opening Premier League games of the 2015-16 season, only 88 of them were English.  The previous low was 90 in 2014-15.

90 – Wilfried Zaha won the most free kicks this season.

91 – Arsenal have scored more goals versus Tottenham Hotspur than any other team during Arsène Wenger’s reign.

92% -Arsène Wenger has won 11 out of his 12 matches versus Steve McClaren as a manger (L1).  The Gunners won both fixtures 1-0 versus Newcastle.

92 – Crystal Palace were the last team in the top four tiers of English football to register a league point in 2016.

94% – Arsenal have lost just one of their last 17 Premier League matches versus Everton (W11, D6).

94% – Leighton Baines has now scored 16 of the 17 penalties he has taken in the Premier League.

95% – Arsenal have ever only failed to score once against Leicester City in their 20 Premier League meetings.

95 – Swansea City’s Modou Barrow became the first Gambian to score a Premier League goal, meaning that 95 different nationalities have now scored in the Premier League.

Modou Barrow

96 – Wayne Rooney is now third for assists in Premier League history.

97 – John Terry’s equaliser in Chelsea’s 3-3 draw with Everton was the latest scored in the Premier League this season (97 minutes 53 seconds).

100 – Leicester City’s 1-0 win at home to Crystal Palace was their100th Premier League win.  They end the season on 118 in total.

100% – Arsenal have won all six Premier League matches versus Watford.

100 – Danny Welbeck’s winner versus Leicester City in February was Arsenal’s 100th goal scored in 90+ minutes of a Premier League game; more than any other club.

100 – Sergio Agüero scored 100 Premier League goals in only 147 appearances – only Alan Shearer (124 apps) reached this milestone in fewer games.

100% – Manchester United scored with all four of their shots on target versus Liverpool this season.

100% – Louis van Gaal has won all four of his Premier League matches versus Liverpool.  Manchester United were 3-1 and 1-0 winners this season but the Reds did eliminate van Gaal’s side from the UEFA Europa League.

100% – All six meetings between Louis van Gaal and Ronald Koeman have gone the way of the away manager.  Van Gaal’s Manchester United won 3-2 at Southampton in September before the Saints won 1-0 at Old Trafford in January.

100 – Wayne Rooney scored his 100th Premier League goal at Old Trafford – only Thierry Henry at Highbury has scored more at a single ground in the competition (114).

100% – Chelsea scored with all four of their shots on target versus Bournemouth in April.

100% – Rickie Lambert has scored all seven of his penalties in the Premier League, scoring his only one, versus Kasper Schmeichel, this season.

100% – All 11 of Georginio Wijnaldum’s Premier League goals were scored at St James’ Park in his first season at Newcastle.

100% – Aston Villa lost all 16 Premier League games that Jack Grealish played in.

102 – Sergio Agüero extended his record as Manchester City’s all-time Premier League top scorer to 102 goals; 44 more than Carlos Tevez, second on the list.

103 – Leicester City have picked up 103 points since the start of April 2015 – 17 points more than any other team (Arsenal – 86).

107 – West Brom had fewer shots on target than any other team.

111 – Referee Mike Dean showed the most yellow cards.

112 – Gareth Barry extended his Premier League record to 112 yellow cards.

116 – There were more goals in games involving West Ham than any other side.

116 – Southampton 3-2 Liverpool saw the Reds lose a game in which they led by 2+ goals at half-time for the first time in Premier League history (W112, D3).

120 – Watford’s Gomes made the most saves.

125 – Russell Martin ended the season having made 125 Premier League appearances for Norwich City in his career, making him the most appearances in the competition for the club (overtaking Mark Bowen on 119).

137 – There have been 137 goals scored in the North London derby in the Premier League – more than any other fixture in the competition.

147 – Leicester City were top of the table for 147 days.

157 – Sam Allardyce ends the season on 157 wins in the Premier League.  Only Sir Alex Ferguson (528), Arsène Wenger (434), Harry Redknapp (236) and David Moyes (190) have only won more.

159 – Harry Kane had the most shots in the Premier League this season – 40 more than any other player (119 – Sergio Agüero).

176 – José Mourinho substituted John Terry for the first time in his 177th game under the Portuguese manager during Chelsea’s 3-0 loss at Manchester City back in August.

178 – Petr Čech set a Premier League record for keeping 178 clean sheets in his career (ahead of David James on 169).

Petr Cech

178 – Wayne Rooney (178) overtook Arsenal’s Thierry Henry (175) as the scorer of the most goals for a single club in Premier League history.

178 – Only Sir Bobby Charlton (199) and Jack Rowley (182) have more league goals for Manchester United than Wayne Rooney (178).

201 – Everton’s James McCarthy was shown his first Premier League red card in his 201st game in the competition.

211 – Fabricio Coloccini has now made more Premier League appearances than any other Argentine (overtaking Carlos Tevez on 202).

222 – During their opening five games of the season, newly-promoted Watford had a run of 222 minutes without a single shot on target.

237 – Sunderland were in the relegation zone for 237 days but survived.  Aston Villa were in the relegation zone for 233 days but didn’t survive.

245 – Tottenham Hotspur had more shots on target than any other team.

250 – Leighton Baines became the fourth Everton player to reach the milestone 250 Premier League starts (after David Unsworth, Leon Osman and  Tim Howard).

273 – During their opening four games of the season, Newcastle had a run of 273 minutes without a single shot on target.

300 – Kolo Touré made his 300th Premier League start during the season – the first African player to reach this milestone.

371 – Leicester City went on a run of six hours and 11 minutes without conceding a Premier League goal, ended by Aston Villa’s Rudy Gestede.

399 – Tim Howard made his 399th and final Premier League game during Everton 3-0 Norwich City in the final match of their season.

400 – James Milner became the third-youngest player to make 400 Premier League appearances (after Wayne Rooney and Gareth Barry).

400 – Stoke City striker Peter Crouch also reached the 400-Premier League game milestone during the season.

450 – Manchester United went on a run of scoring only one goal in the first half of 10 Premier League matches at Old Trafford.

454 – Kevin Mirallas had gone 454 days without a Premier League assist before setting up two goals in Everton’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa to start March.

455 – Manchester City opened the season by going 455 minutes without conceding a single goal – second only to Chelsea’s 583-minute start to the 2005-06 season.

467 – West Ham United ended their run of 467 minutes without a goal against Chelsea in their 2-1 win at Upton Park in October.

475 – Emmanuel Adebayor’s goal versus Watford was the striker’s first Premier League goal in 475 days (since October 2014 vs Newcastle).

502 – Arsenal became the second team in Premier League history to reach the 500 wins milestone (after Manchester United, now on 586 wins).

511 – There were 511 days between Tony Hibbert’s last appearance in 2014-15 and his first Premier League appearance in 2015-16.

542 – Stoke City did not concede a single Premier League goal during Ryan Shawcross’ first 542 minutes this season.

542 – Arsenal have gone 542 minutes since they last scored a Premier League goal versus Chelsea.  The Blues did the double over their London rivals this season – winning 2-0 at Stamford Bridge and 1-0 at the Emirates.

545 – At one point during the season David de Gea and Manchester United went 545 minutes without conceding from open play.

573 – Everton’s Gareth Barry has now made more starts (573) than any other Premier League player, overtaking goalkeeper David James (571).

617 – Jamie Vardy went on a personal goal drought of 10 hours, 17 minutes without a Premier League goal during the season.

708 – Southampton’s Fraser Forster went 708 minutes before conceding his first goal of the season.

709 – Newcastle United only scored one goal in a run of 709 minutes of Premier League football against Sunderland until Aleksandar Mitrović’s late equaliser in the second Tyne-Wear derby this season.

884 – Sunderland have averaged a red card every 884 minutes in Premier League history – only Blackburn Rovers (842 mins) and Hull City (720 mins) received one more frequently.

999 – Wayne Rooney had gone 999 minutes without a Premier League goal before scoring in the 3-0 win over Sunderland at the end of September.

1,000 – Manchester United became the first team to score 1,000 Premier League goals at home.  Anthony Martial scored it during their 1-0 win over Everton in April.  The first Manchester United player to score at Old Trafford in the Premier League was by Denis Irwin versus Ipswich Town back in August 1992.

1,000 – Aleksandar Mitrović scored the 1,000th goal of the 2015-16 Premier League season.

1,005 – Yannick Bolasie’s goal in Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win over West Brom in October was his first at Selhurst Park for 1,005 days.

1,169 – Adnan Januzaj’s winner versus Aston Villa in August ended a drought of 1,169 minutes without a goal in the Premier League for the Belgian –  his first since April 2014 versus Newcastle.

1978 – Leicester City became the first first-time champions of England since Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest back in 1977-78.

1,991 – Cesc Fàbregas’ goal against Everton in January ended his drought of 1,991 minutes without a Premier League goal that dated back to 12 April 2015 versus Queens Park Rangers.

1999 – Jonathan Leko (16 years, 344 days on his debut) became the first player born in 1999 to make a Premier League appearance.

Jonathan Leko

2,000 – Olivier Giroud scored the 2,000th Arsenal goal during Arsène Wenger’s reign.

2001 – Norwich City became the first newly-promoted side to win at Old Trafford since Bolton Wanderers in October 2001.

2003 – Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United in August was the first Friday night game on a non-bank holiday to be played since 2003.

2007 – Wayne Rooney scored his first goal at Goodison Park since April 2007 when Manchester United thrashed Everton 3-0 in October.

2010 – Aston Villa’s relegation was the earliest from the Premier League since Portsmouth were relegated with five games to go in 2009-10.

2,243 – Jermain Defore went 2,243 days between scoring a hat-trick.  His gap of more than six years is the longest run between any two Premier League hat-tricks.  Prior to his treble versus Swansea in January this season, Defoe last scored a ha-trick (5 in fact) for Tottenham against Wigan in November 2009.

3,044 – Odion Ighalo scored the 100th Premier League at Vicarage Road – 3,044 days after the 99th.

3,420 – Leicester City’s Wes Morgan became only the third outfield player to play every minute of a Premier League title-winning season (after Gary Pallister in 1992-93 and John Terry in 2014-15).

2015-16 Premier League Goalkeeper Stats

Petr Cech

Here are the statistics for every goalkeeper to have made at least one appearance during the 2015-16 Premier League season:

2015-16 Premier League goalkeeper statsClick to enlarge

47 goalkeepers in all made an appearance; two more than last season.

Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel was the only goalkeeper to have played every minute for their team this season.  Watford’s Gomes was the only other goalkeeper to start every game, but the Brazilian missed the final 23 minutes of their 3-2 win at Aston Villa at the end of November.

Clean Sheets

10 goalkeepers kept at least nine clean sheets during the season, with Arsenal’s Petr Čech coming away with the Golden Gloves award in his first season at the Emirates.  Manchester City’s Joe Hart won this award with 14 clean sheets in 2014-15.

Goalkeeper Club Appearances Clean Sheets
Petr Čech Arsenal 34 16
David de Gea Manchester United 34 15
Joe Hart Manchester City 35 15
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City 38 15
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 37 13
Simon Mignolet Liverpool 34 11
Gomes Watford 38 11
Jack Butland Stoke City 31 10
Adrián West Ham United 32 9
Łukasz Fabiański Swansea City 37 9

Manchester United’s David de Gea, Manchester City’s Joe Hart and Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel all finished one clean sheet behind the experienced Czech Republic international.

Crystal Palace’s Alex McCarthy made the most appearances (7) without keeping a single clean sheet.  He was followed by Bournemouth’s Adam Federici (6) and Stoke City’s Jakob Haugaard (5).

Minutes per Goal Conceded

Among goalkeepers to have played at least 15 Premier League games, Arsenal’s Petr Čech topped the list of minutes between goals conceded, allowing only one goal on average every 99 minutes. Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris was only one minute behind, whilst Fraser Forster, Kasper Schmeichel and David de Gea were the only other goalkeepers to go more than 90 minutes between goals against.

Goalkeeper Club Minutes Played Minutes per Goal Conceded
Petr Čech Arsenal 3,060 99
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 3,330 98
Fraser Forster Southampton 1,620 95
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City 3,420 95
David de Gea Manchester United 3,060 93
Joe Hart Manchester City 3,110 86
Maarten Stekelenburg Southampton 1,530 81
Ben Foster West Bromwich Albion 1,350 79
Jack Butland Stoke City 2,790 75
Vito Mannone Sunderland 1,710 74

At the other end of the table, Aston Villa’s Brad Guzan averaged a goal against every 43 minutes, Sunderland’s Costel Pantilimon every 46 minutes and Newcastle’s Rob Elliot every 50 minutes.

Watford’s Giedrius Arlauskis technically conceded goals most frequently having conceded one in his 23-minute appearance this season.

Most Saves

Watford’s Gomes made the most saves during the season with 120 in all.  There were actually four goalkeepers who made more saves than this last season [see 2014-15 Premier League goalkeeper stats].  Swansea City’s Łukasz Fabiański was the next busiest goalkeeper, followed by Stoke City’s Jack Butland before an injury with England ended his season at the start of April.

Goalkeeper Club Minutes Played Saves
Gomes Watford 3,397 120
Łukasz Fabiański Swansea City 3,330 115
Jack Butland Stoke City 2,790 103
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City 3,420 99
Adrián West Ham United 2,880 98
Petr Čech Arsenal 3,060 98
Brad Guzan Aston Villa 2,520 89
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 3,330 87
Tim Howard Everton 2,250 81
David de Gea Manchester United 3,060 81

Watford’s Giedrius Arlauskis, Bournemouth’s Ryan Allsop, Liverpool’s Ádám Bogdán and Bournemouth’s Adam Federici all conceded more goals than saves made in their brief spells on the pitch.

Save Percentage

Sunderland’s Vito Mannone proved pivotal in their dramatic escape from relegation as he lead the league in save percentage among all goalkeepers to have made at least 10 appearances this season.  His record was a very small fraction better than Golden Gloves winner Petr Čech, both 1.4% better than Fraser Forster in third place.

Goalkeeper Club Minutes Played Save %
Vito Mannone Sunderland 1,710 76.0%
Petr Čech Arsenal 3,060 76.0%
Fraser Forster Southampton 1,620 74.6%
Jack Butland Stoke City 2,790 73.6%
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City 3,420 73.3%
Ben Foster West Bromwich Albion 1,350 72.1%
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 3,330 71.9%
Adrián West Ham United 2,880 71.5%
David de Gea Manchester United 3,060 71.1%
Gomes Watford 3,397 71.0%

At the bottom of the table, neither Giedrius Arlauskis or Ryan Allsop made a single save in their 23 or 45 minutes respectively.  Of those whom played at least five games, Bournemouth’s Adam Federici had a 46.4% save percentage, Stoke City’s Jakob Haugaard and West Ham’s Darren Randolph both had a 50% success rate.

Data collected from Opta Sports

10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 38

4 – Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-1 defeat at 10-man Newcastle was their only defeat by more than a one-goal margin this season.

6 – Watford’s Troy Deeney scored more penalties in the Premier League this season than any other player.

8 – Southampton’s Sadio Mané ended the 2015-16 Premier League season by scoring eight goals in his last eight games.

10 – Only four Premier League sides have won the title by a greater points margin than Leicester City this season (10) – Manchester United in 1999-2000 (18), Chelsea in 2004-05 (12), Arsenal in 2003-04 (11) and Manchester United in 2012-13 (11).

12 – Chelsea have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 12 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge.

15 – Anthony Martial was involved in 15 Premier League goals during his debut season (11 goals, 4 assists) – more than any other Manchester United player.

21 – Arsenal have finished above Tottenham Hotspur for a 21st consecutive season.

100 – Wayne Rooney scored his 100th Premier League goal at Old Trafford.  Only Thierry Henry (114) at Highbury has scored more goals at a single stadium in Premier League history.

1,000 – Newcastle United’s Aleksandar Mitrović scored the 1,000th goal of the 2015-16 Premier League season.

3,420 – Leicester City’s Wes Morgan became only the third outfield player to play every minute of a Premier League title-winning season (after Gary Pallister in 1992-93 and John Terry in 2014-15).

10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 37

0 – Joe Hart did not make a single save in Manchester City’s 2-2 draw at home to Arsenal on Sunday.

3 – Following Craig Gardner’s penalty miss at Bournemouth, West Brom have now failed to score any of their last three penalties in the Premier League.

6 – Sergio Agüero became the first Manchester City player to score in six consecutive Premier League games.

11 – Aston Villa’s 0-0 draw at home to Newcastle ended their run of 11 Premier League games without a single point.

12 – Jamie Vardy has scored the opening goal 12 times in the Premier League this season – more than any other player.

13 – Leicester City have tied the Premier League record of taking 13 penalties in a single season (with Crystal Palace in 2004-05).

16 – Olivier Giroud netted his first Premier League goal in 16 matches.

44 – It took Gary Cahill only 44 seconds to receive a booking at Sunderland on Saturday – the second quickest booking of the 2015-16 Premier League season (after Max Gradel, 37 seconds, for Bournemouth versus Leicester City).

51 – Chelsea have conceded more than 50 Premier League goals for the first time since 1996-97 (55).

400 – West Brom scored their landmark 400th Premier League goal on Saturday.