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10 interesting Thierry Henry stats

December 16, 2014 by Barrie

3 – The former Arsenal star won the domestic league in three different countries – French Ligue 1 with AS Monaco (1996-97), the Premier League with Arsenal (2001-02 & 2003-04) and La Liga with Barcelona (2008-09 & 2009-10).

4 – Thierry Henry won the Premier League Golden Boot on a record four occasions (2001-02, 2003-04, 2004-05 & 2005-06).

8 – Only Alan Shearer (11) and Robbie Fowler (9) scored more Premier League hat-tricks during their career than Thierry Henry.

£11 million – Arsène Wenger snapped up Thierry Henry for a bargain £11 million from Italian Serie A giants Juventus, back in 1999.  Less than a year later Liverpool paid the same price for Emile Heskey.

15 – Thierry Henry holds Premier League records for most consecutive seasons for scoring 15+ goals (7) and 20 goals (5).

49 – Thierry Henry was a key component of Arsenal’s ‘invincibles’ that went a record 49 games unbeaten.

51 – Thierry Henry is the all-time top scorer of the French national team, scoring 51 goals in 123 caps.  He was part of the side that won both the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000.

60% – Thierry Henry won six of his 10 Premier League matches versus Tottenham Hotspur and never experienced a single loss to the Gunners’ biggest rivals (D4).  The French striker scored five goals versus Spurs.

175 – Thierry Henry is the joint-fourth all-time Premier League top scorer.  He accomplished this in only eight seasons at Highbury and has scored the most Premier League goals for a single club.

10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 15

December 9, 2014 by Barrie

2 – Leicester City have taken just two points from a possible 30 in their last 10 Premier League matches (D2, L8).

5 – José Mourinho remains winless at St James’ Park in five Premier League visits (D2, L3) after his side went down 2-1 on Saturday.

5 – Sunderland have been involved in the most 0-0 draws in the Premier League so far this season.  The Black Cats held Liverpool to a scoreless draw at Anfield this weekend.

8 – Queens Park Rangers’ Charlie Austin is the highest-scoring Englishman in the Premier League this season.

12 – West Ham have scored twice as many headed goals as any other team in the Premier League so far this season.

19 – Peter Crouch’s opener for Stoke City was the fastest goal in the 2014-15 campaign (19 seconds) and the earliest Arsenal have ever conceded in the Premier League.

80% – 16 of Swansea City’s 20 Premier League goals so far this season have either been scored or assisted by Wilfried Bony or Gylfi Sigurðsson.

100% – Hull City’s Allan McGregor has saved all three penalties he has faced in the Premier League (Frank Lampard, Charlie Austin, Graham Dorrans).

498 – Papiss Cissé’s first goal against Chelsea ended the Blues’ run of 498 minutes without conceding a goal in the Premier League.

878 – Andy Carroll ended his goal drought of 878 minutes without a goal with his first of two in West Ham’s 3-1 win over Swansea City.

10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 14

December 4, 2014 by Barrie

0 – Arsenal’s last five Premier League games have all been 0-0 at half-time.

1 – Aston Villa’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace was their first Premier League win since manager Paul Lambert signed his new four-year contract on 17 September (W1, D2, L6).

2 – Chelsea striker Loïc Rémy has scored as many Premier League goals this season as Liverpool’s four strikers combined – Daniel Sturridge, Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini.  Liverpool deemed Rémy’s £8 million price tag too much of a gamble.  His two goals have come in 165 minutes of action this season, compared to the combined 1,557 minutes on the pitch.

10 – Eden Hazard’s last 10 Premier League goals have all come at Stamford Bridge.

14 – After 14 games, Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero has scored more goals than Sunderland (13), Burnley (10) and Aston Villa (8).

22 – José Mourinho is unbeaten in all 22 Premier League London derbies that he’s been in charge of at Stamford Bridge (W16, D6).

29% – For only the second time in their seventh Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium this season, Arsenal have not trailed at home.  Their 1-0 win at home to Southampton was only the Gunners’ second shut out at the Emirates in the 2014-15 Premier League so far.

34 – Aston Villa have fired in a league-low 34 shots on target in their first 14 Premier League games of the 2014-15 season.

80% – Chelsea have kept 12 clean sheets in their last 15 Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge.

92 – Chelsea have now taken 92 points from their 45 Premier League matches versus Tottenham Hotspur.  The Blues record is: W25, D17, L3.

Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs’ woeful record vs top 4

by Barrie

Chelsea were convincing 3-0 winners over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

Tottenham’s woes against top clubs continued as they suffered their 10th defeat in their last 12 matches versus last season’s top four.

Eden Hazard and Didier Drogba gave the home side a comfortable lead at half-time before Loïc Rémy wrapped the game up shortly after coming on in the second half.

Spurs had their opportunities to take the lead early in the game – Harry Kane headed onto the crossbar and shortly after dragged a shot wide as the visitors took the game to the home side.

The home side quickly reacted and took the lead through Eden Hazard, finishing off a nice move with a powerful low effort from close range that went through goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Lloris would be at fault for the second goal when the French goalkeeper’s goal kick went to Eden Hazard midway through the Tottenham half. He passed to Oscar, who fed Drogba, who made it 2-0 after 22 minutes.

Chelsea played the game out in the second half with Cesc Fàbregas pulling the strings in the middle of the pitch and Thibaut Courtois not being greatly tested.

Loïc Rémy would outmuscle Jan Vertonghen before side-footing home the icing on the cake for José Mourinho’s side.

Chelsea maintained their six-point lead over Manchester City who were 4-1 winners away at Sunderland. There is a 10-point gap between them and Southampton who are in third.

Tottenham are down in 10th position in their first season under Mauricio Pochettino – 5 points behind fourth spot and UEFA Champions League football.

The North London club have now taken only two points from 12 games against last season’s top four since the start of last season. Their results since then are as follows:

Tottenham Hotspur record vs top 4 2013/14Tottenham Hotspur record vs top 4 2014/15

Goals Scored: 4
Goals Conceded: 38

Simply put: Tottenham do not have the players to compete with the top teams in this league.

10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 13

December 1, 2014 by Barrie

3 – Joe Cole became only the third different player to score for Aston Villa this season.  Andreas Weimann and Gabby Agbonlahor have three each.

4% – Leicester City have won only one of their last 26 Premier League matches versus London sides (D9, L16).

7 – Manchester United have won all seven of their Premier League matches versus Hull City, scoring at least three goals in six of these.

7 – Stoke City have failed to score in all seven of their Premier League visits to Anfield.  Liverpool’s 1-0 win this weekend means there have only been a total of two goals in the last four Premier League meetings at Anfield between these two.

9 – Mark Hughes has failed to win any of his nine Premier League matches against Liverpool (D4, L5).

10 – Queens Park Rangers have conceded the opening goal in 10 of their 13 Premier League matches so far this season – more than any other side.

21 – Steve Bruce is winless in 21 matches against Manchester United as a manager (D4, L17).

54′ – West Brom went 54 minutes before firing their first attempt at goal during their 1-0 loss at home to Arsenal on Saturday. This is the longest any team has gone without a shot in a single Premier League game this season.

174 – Frank Lampard scored his 174th Premier League goal, putting him one behind Thierry Henry who is fourth in the list of all-time goalscorers.

504′ – Esteban Cambiasso’s goal at Queens Park Rangers end Leicester City’s run of 504 minutes without a goal in the Premier League.

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