20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 4 ft. Man Utd & José Holebas

1 – Adama Traoré scored Wolverhampton Wanderers’ first-ever 90th-minute match-winning goal in the Premier League.

3 – Striker Christian Benteke has scored just three goals in his past 36 Premier League appearances for Crystal Palace.

4 – Watford have won their opening four games in a top flight campaign for the first time in their history.

5 – José Holebas has been involved in more Premier League goals than any other player this season (1 goal, 4 assists).

5 – Eden Hazard has scored in all five of Chelsea’s Premier League victories over Bournemouth.

6 – Maurizio Sarri became only the sixth manager to win his first four Premier League games – after José Mourinho (Chelsea), Guus Hiddink (Chelsea), Carlo Ancelotti (Chelsea), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) and Craig Shakespeare (Leicester City).

7 – Alexandre Lacazette has been involved in seven goals in his past five Premier League starts (5 goals, 2 assists).

10 – Brighton & Hove Albion have now been awarded 10 penalties in the Premier League since the start of last season – a joint-high along with Crystal Palace.

11 – Leicester City have lost their past 11 Premier League matches against sides starting the day top of the table.

17 – Sergio Agüero has been involved in 17 goals in 12 Premier League appearances against Newcastle United (14 goals, 3 assists).

18 – Dwight McNeil became the first teenager to start in the Premier League for Burnley (18 years, 284 days).

21 – Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 21 Premier League games against Newcastle (United W18, D3).

24 -Manchester United have won each of their past 24 Premier League matches in which they have scored the opening goal.

48 – Tottenham Hotspur had been unbeaten in their previous 48 Premier League games in which they took the lead in, until their 2-1 loss at Watford on Sunday.

64% – Javi Gracia has won seven of his 11 home Premier League games as Watford manager, losing just once (D3).

100% – José Mourinho has won all four of his Premier League games at Burnley’s Turf Moor as a manager.

200 – Everton recorded their 200th score draw in the Premier League – more than any other team in the competition.

250 – Marouane Fellaini made his 250th Premier League appearance on Sunday.  The only Belgian with more appearances in the competition’s history is Vincent Kompany (251).

315′ – Cardiff City became the final team to score in the 2018-19 Premier League season as Víctor Camarasa’s goal against Arsenal on Sunday ended a run of 315 minutes without netting.

3,305 – Cardiff City’s Danny Ward made his first Premier League start – 3,305 days after his first appearance in the competition (for Bolton Wanderers in August 2009).


20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 3 ft. Watford & Harry Kane

2 – Manchester United have lost two of their opening three Premier League games for the first time since in the inaugural 1992-93 season.

3 – Manchester United 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur was José Mourinho’s biggest home defeat in all competitions as a manager.

3 – Watford have won their opening three games of a top-flight campaign for the first time in their history.

3 – Burnley have taken only three points from their past eight Premier League matches (W0, D3, L5).

6% – Cardiff City have won just one of their last 18 away Premier League games.

7% – Neil Warnock has won only one of his last 15 Premier League matches as a manager.

8% – Southampton have won only one of their last 13 Premier League matches at St Mary’s (D6, L6).

8 – West Ham United’s Issa Diop became the eighth player to score an own goal on his Premier League debut.

24 – Wilfried Zaha is now Crystal Palace’s top scorer in Premier League history (24).

25 – Since the start of last season, Bournemouth have picked up a league-high 25 points from losing positions in the Premier League.

31% – Four of Aleksandar Mitrović’s 13 Premier League goals have been scored against Joe Hart.

56% – Since the start of last season, Huddersfield Town have failed to score in 23 of their 41 Premier League games – more than any other side during this period.

61% – Liverpool have kept 11 clean sheets in their 18 Premier League games since Virgil van Dijk’s debut for the Reds in January 2018.

64% – Roberto Pereyra has been involved in seven of Watford’s last 11 Premier League goals (6 goals, 1 assist).

67% – Watford have won six of their nine home Premier League games under Javi Gracia, losing just once (D2).

89% – Tottenham striker Harry Kane has now scored at 25 of the 28 Premier League grounds he has played at, with Upton Park, the Stadium of Light and Cardiff City Stadium the only grounds he has played at without netting.

91 – Richarlison’s red card was the 91st that Everton have received in Premier League history – more than any other team in the competition.

158 – Chelsea’s Jorginho completed more passes (158) than the whole Newcastle side combined (131) in the Blues’ 2-1 win on Sunday.

250 – Vincent Kompany made his 250th Premier League appearance in Manchester City’s 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

1,500 – 118 different French goalscorers have combined for 1,500 goals in Premier League history.

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 2 ft. Tottenham & Pep Guardiola

2 – Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge became the first goalkeeper to save a penalty in two consecutive Premier League games since Thomas Sørensen for Stoke City in December 2009.

2 – Unai Emery is the first Arsenal manager to lose his first two Premier League games in charge.

3 – Everton’s Richarlison has scored three goals in his opening two Premier League games for Everton, more than he did in his last 31 for Watford (2).  The Brazilian has scored with each of his three shots on goal for the Toffees.

6 – Lucas Moura has been involved in six goals in his seven starts for Tottenham Hotspur (2 goals, 4 assists).

8 – Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been involved in eight goals in his 13 Premier League appearances for Arsenal (3 goals, 5 assists).

9 – Huddersfield Town have conceded nine goals in their first two matches this season. Only Wigan Athletic in 2010-11 (10) have conceded more in Premier League history.

9 – Sergio Agüero scored his ninth Premier League hat-trick (level Robbie Fowler) – only Alan Shearer (11) has managed more in the competition’s history.

14% – Southampton have won only two of their last 14 Premier League matches (D5, L7).

19 – Tottenham have won 19 consecutive home Premier League matches against newly-promoted sides.

19 – Bournemouth have picked up 19 points from losing positions in the Premier League in the year 2018 – seven more than any other side.

19 – Fulham have now conceded in their last 19 Premier League away games.

24 – Harry Kane has scored 24 goals in 36 London Premier League derbies.

48 – James Milner extended his Premier League record for most games scored in without losing – 48 (W38, D10).

80% – Crystal Palace have lost 16 of their last 20 Premier League matches against the ‘big six’ sides at Selhurst Park (W2, D2).

86% – Chelsea have won six of their last seven Premier League games against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge (D1).

90% – Tottenham have won nine of their last 10 Premier League meetings against Fulham (L1).

96% – 23 of Glenn Murray’s 24 Premier League goals have been scored from inside the penalty area.

100% – Brighton & Hove Albion have won both of their home Premier League games against Manchester United.

100 – Roy Hodgson suffered his 100th defeat in the Premier League as a manager (W87, D65).

104 – Manchester City have now scored 104 goals in 39 Premier League games at the Etihad under Pep Guardiola (2.67 per game).

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 1 ft. Watford & Richarlison

1 – Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge became the first player from the Philippines to play in the Premier League.

2 – Richarlison scored with his first two shots for Everton, having failed to score with any of his last 53 at Watford.

3 – Leicester City have now conceded the opening Premier League goal in each of the past three seasons. Btts was a favourable price from the bookmakers.

4+ – Liverpool have scored four or more goals in each of their past four Premier League matches versus West Ham United.

6 – Roberto Pereyra has had a hand in each of Watford’s last six Premier League goals (5 Goals, 1 Assist).

8 – Manchester City have won their opening game of the campaign for each of their past eight seasons.

11 – Paul Pogba has won all 11 Premier League matches in which he has scored.

12 – West Ham have now lost their opening match of a Premier League season on 12 occasions – more than any other side.

14 – Harry Kane is still yet to score a Premier League goal in the month of August, now playing 14 games.

21% – Fulham have won only 25 of their 119 Premier League London derbies – the lowest win rate in such matches.

23 – Wilfried Zaha scored his 23rd Premier League goal for Crystal Palace – no player has scored more for the Eagles (joint with Chris Armstrong).

27 – Mattéo Guendouzi is the 27th French player to play for Arsenal in the Premier League.

33 – Dele Alli stretched his unbeaten run to 33 Premier League games in which he has scored (W27, D6).

67% – Willian has been involved in four of Chelsea’s six Premier League goals at Huddersfield Town (1 Goal, 3 Assists).

71% – Manual Pellegrini has lost five of his seven Premier League matches as a manager versus Liverpool (D0, L2).

90 – Phil Jagielka’s red card was the 90th Everton have picked up in Premier League history – more than any other side.

96% – Tottenham have now scored in 25 of their past 26 Premier League matches against Newcastle.

134 – Luke Shaw scored his first senior goal in what was his 134th appearance in all competitions (67 games each for Southampton and Manchester United).

500 – Paul Pogba’s penalty for Manchester United on opening night was the 500th Premier League goal scored by a José Mourinho team in the Premier League.

4108 – Ben Foster made his first Premier League appearance for Watford since 13 May 2007 – 4,108 days ago. This is the second-longest gap between two games for a single team in the competition (after Wayne Rooney for Everton (4,837 days)).

20 betting stats ahead of the 2018-19 season

1/33 – Paris Saint-Germain are as low as 1/33 on some betting exchanges to win Ligue 1. If they don’t, it would be one of the biggest betting upsets in history.

1/20 – Some bookmakers are as low as 1/20 on Celtic winning the Scottish Premiership, meaning a £20 bet would make £1 profit. In the past few seasons, several bookmakers have paid out on Celtic after just a few weeks.

8/13 – Manchester City start the Premier League season odds-on to retain the title. No team has started the season with such low odds before.

4/6 – Whether Portuguese maestro Cristiano Ronaldo arrives or not, Juventus are big favourites to win the Scudetto again at odds of 4/6 (Bet365).

2/1 – Harry Kane is favourite with BetStars to win the Premier League Golden Boot.

9/4 – Cardiff City are favourites to finish bottom of the Premier League (Sky Bet).

3rd – Real Madrid are third favourites at 15/2 (Paddy Power) to win the UEFA Champions League, despite winning four of the last five trophies. Manchester City are 11/2 favourites, despite never making it past the semi-final stage.

9/2 – Mohamed Salah’s odds are more than double Harry Kane’s to win the Premier League Golden Boot, despite the Egyptian outscoring the England striker last season.

9/2 – ‘Sleeping Giants’ Aston Villa are 9/2 with Coral to get promoted back to the Premier League. The Villans had 28 consecutive seasons in the top flight before their 2015-16 relegation. You can check out the latest Coral offers to back the giants to wake up.

6/1 – Stoke City are favourites with most bookmakers to ‘bounce-back’ and win the Championship.

6/1 – Chelsea are favourites to win the Europa League. They won it six years ago, but they came through the Champions League route that time.

9 – 45% of the 20 Premier League clubs will have betting companies as the main sponsor on their shirts during the 2018-19 season.

12/1 – The best odds (888sport) for Steven Gerrard’s Rangers to win the Scottish Premiership and stop Celtic from winning their eighth title in a row.

26.999% – Of the 30 teams relegated to the Championship in the last 10 seasons, nine have won promotion back to the Premier League the following season, giving Stoke City, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion a statistical chance of just under 27%.

33 – Number of seasons since any team outside of Glasgow won the Scottish Premiership. Sir Alex Ferguson’s Aberdeen were the last team to do so in 1984-85. Aberdeen are 20/1 to win this year.

40/1 – Sunderland, who suffered the ignominy of ‘double relegation’ over the past two seasons can be backed at 40/1 (Bet365) to drop to League Two. They are actually clear favourites at 3/1 to win the League One title.

67% – Nearly two-thirds of Champions League bets have been placed on Juventus (14/1) in recent days – undoubtedly fueled by the rumours Cristiano Ronaldo is coming to Turin.

200/1 – Leicester City have been given odds of 200/1 to win the Premier League by William Hill. They were 5,000/1 when they won in 2015-16.

250/1 – Accrington Stanley, a side who performed heroics to win League Two last season, are the rank outsiders for the League One title at 250/1 (SkyBet).

2000/1 – The bookmakers have learned a lesson over Leicester City’s Premier League title win. Cardiff City have the biggest odds this season (Bet365), but they are 60% shorter than the Foxes were in that remarkable season.