20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 34 ft. Man City & Luka Milivojević

1 – Everton scored with their only shot on target of the match against Newcastle United.

1 – Crystal Palace produced just one shot on target in their 0-0 draw at Watford.

4 – The last three occasions that West Ham United have conceded four goals in the second half of a Premier League game have all been against Arsenal.

4 – Badou Ndiaye became the fourth different Senegalese player to score for Stoke City in the Premier League (after Abdoulaye Faye, Salif Diao and Mame Biram Diouf) – only Newcastle have had more (6).

5 – Kevin De Bruyne has scored more goals from outside the penalty area than any other player this season.

7% – Newcastle have won just one of their last 14 trips to Goodison Park in the Premier League (D3, L10).

7 – West Brom’s Salomón Rondón has scored in seven different Premier League matches this season but not won any of them.

10 – No player has picked up more yellow cards than Burnley’s Ashley Barnes this season (10 – joint with Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucouré).

10 – Theo Walcott has been directly involved in 10 goals in his past nine Premier League games against Newcastle (5 goals, 5 assists).

11 – Stoke City have now gone 11 Premier League games without a victory (D6, L5).

14 – West Ham’s Marko Arnautović has had a hand in 14 goals in his last 16 Premier League appearances (10 goals, 4 assists).

18 – Raheem Sterling has scored 18 goals in the Premier League this season – twice as many as his previous best campaign.

18Arsène Wenger is unbeaten in all 18 of his matches against David Moyes in all competitions (D4, L14).

22 – Arsène Wenger has beaten David Moyes in 22 matches in all competitions – more than any another manager during his reign as Arsenal boss.

29 – Manchester City have recorded a club record 29 wins in a single Premier League season.

50 – Chris Brunt became the first Northern Irishman to register 50 career Premier League assists.

62 – Crystal Palace’s Luka Milivojević has committed the most fouls in the Premier League this season.

83% – Manchester City recorded a season-high 83% possession in their 5-0 mauling of Swansea City on Sunday.

90 – Manchester City’s 90 points is already more than 16 of the previous 22 champions in a 38-game Premier League season.

100% – Manchester City have won all six of their home games versus Swansea City in the Premier League.


20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 33 ft. West Brom & Olivier Giroud

1 – Watford have taken just one point from a possible 30 in their previous 10 away games.

2 – West Bromwich Albion’s win at Old Trafford was only the second time Manchester United have lost at home to the bottom of the table club (after Blackburn Rovers in December 2011).

2 – Darren Moore has taken just two matches to equal Alan Pardew’s total number of Premier League wins (1 in 18) as West Brom manager.

3 – Mark Hughes became only the second manager to lose three Premier League games against one opponent in the same season (after Graeme Souness vs Arsenal in 2004-05).

4 – Joe Willock became only the fourth player who was born after Arsène Wenger‘s first match in charge to make a Premier League appearance for Arsenal (after Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson & Eddie Nketiah).

5 – Manchester City have won the Premier League title with five games to spare – a joint record in the competition (along with Manchester United in 2000-01).

5 – Arsenal have lost five successive away matches for the first time in the Premier League era.

5 – Crystal Palace 3-2 Brighton & Hove Albion saw five first-half goals – the most in any Premier League game this season.

6 – Olivier Giroud has scored six goals as a substitute this season – more than any other player.

8 – Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah became the eighth different player to score 30+ goals in a single Premier League campaign (after Andrew Cole, Alan Shearer, Kevin Phillips, Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robin van Persie & Luis Suárez).

8 – Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy has been on the losing side on eight occasions when he has scored this season – a Premier League record for a single season.

14 – Brighton & Hove Albion have conceded the most goals from corners this season.

19 – Stoke City are winless in their last 19 Premier League visits to London (D7, L12).

19 – Olivier Giroud has now scored 19 goals as a substitute in the Premier League – only Jermain Defoe has netted more (24).

20% – West Brom have lost only one of their last five Premier League visits to Old Trafford (W3, D1).

30 – Arsenal are closer to the bottom of the Premier League table (30 points) than they are to the top (33).

44 – Sadio Mané became the top scoring Senegalese player in Premier League history with his goal in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

80% – Watford have failed to score in eight of their past 10 away Premier League games.

98 – Chelsea have been caught offside more than any other side this season.

125 – Stoke City’s Jack Butland has made the most saves in the Premier League this season.

Arsenal’s 56 Premier League teenagers

Joe Willick made his Premier League debut for Arsenal on Sunday in their 2-1 loss at Newcastle United.  The 18-year-old became only the fourth player born after Arsène Wenger took charge of the club to feature in the competition.

The England under-19 international spent more time defending than he did attacking from midfield during the 68 minutes he was on the pitch.

Willock has actually featured five teams in the UEFA Europa League (3 starts), once in the FA Cup and three times in the EFL Cup (1 start) for the Gunners this season, before being handed an opportunity in the greatest league in the world.

The youngster became the 56th teenager to represent Arsenal during the Premier League era – more than any other club.  A full list of those players, ordered by youngest at the top, is as follows:

Player Age at Debut
Jack Wilshere 16y, 8m
Serge Gnabry 17y, 3m
Cesc Fàbregas 17y, 3m
Ainsley Maitland-Niles 17y, 3m
Gavin McGowan 17y, 3m
Theo Walcott 17y, 5m
Aaron Ramsey 17y, 8m
Chuba Akpom 17y, 11m
Alex Song 18y
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 18y
Nicolas Anelka 18y
Reiss Nelson 18y, 1m
Graham Barrett 18y, 1m
Ian Selley 18y, 2m
Stephen Hughes 18y, 3m
Paolo Vernazza 18y, 3m
Gaël Clichy 18y, 3m
Justin Hoyte 18y, 5m
Gavin Hoyte 18y, 5m
Armand Traoré 18y, 5m
Mark Randall 18y, 7m
Joe Willock 18y, 7m
Nico Yennaris 18y, 7m
David Grondin 18y, 8m
Arturo Lupoli 18y, 8m
Matthew Upson 18y, 8m
Eddie Nketiah 18y, 9m
Denilson 18y, 10m
Quincy Owusu-Abeyie 18y, 10m
Ignasi Miquel 18y, 10m
Kerrea Gilbert 18y, 10m
Jérémie Aliadière 18y, 10m
Johan Djourou 18y, 11m
Fran Mérida 18y, 11m
Craig Eastmond 19y
Kieran Gibbs 19y, 4m
Ashley Cole 19y, 4m
Ray Parlour 19y, 5m
Alex Iwobi 19y, 5m
Carlos Vela 19y, 6m
Carl Jenkinson 19y, 6m
Rhys Weston 19y, 6m
Calum Chambers 19y, 6m
Nicklas Bendtner 19y, 6m
Henri Lansbury 19y, 6m
Héctor Bellerín 19y, 6m
Emmanuel Frimpong 19y, 7m
Ryan Garry 19y, 7m
Isaiah Rankin 19y, 7m
Jermaine Pennant 19y, 7m
David Bentley 19y, 8m
Abou Diaby 19y, 8m
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas 19y, 9m
John Hartson 19y, 9m
Philippe Senderos 19y, 10m
Mark Flatts 19y, 11m

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 32 ft. Burnley & Paul Pogba

0 – Manchester United failed to produce a single shot on target in the first half at Manchester City but scored three goals within the first 24 minutes of the second half.

0 – There were no cards shown in the Merseyside derby on Saturday.

4 – Javier Hernández has scored in all four substitute appearances at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.

4 – Charlie Austin has scored in all four of his Premier League games against Arsenal.

7 – Tottenham Hotspur have won more Premier League away games at Stoke City than any other team.

7 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been involved in seven goals in his first seven Premier League games (6 goals, 1 assist).

7 – Jamie Vardy has been on the losing side in seven of the matches he has scored in.

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

9 – Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucouré has now received the most yellow cards in the Premier League this season.

17 – Tammy Abraham ended a run of 17 Premier League games without a goal with his equaliser for Swansea City at West Bromwich Albion.

22 – Burnley’s Sam Vokes scored only 22 seconds after coming on as a substitute.

24 – Turf Moor has seen the fewest goals in the Premier League this season.

26 – West Bromwich Albion have dropped 26 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season – more than any other club.

59 – There have been fewer goals in games featuring Burnley than any other side.

75 – Swansea City have had the fewest shots on target in the Premier League this season.

89 – There has been a goal in the 89th minute or later in each of Bournemouth’s last seven Premier League matches.

97 – There were just 97 seconds between Paul Pogba’s first and second goals in the Manchester derby.

120 – Stoke City’s Jack Butland has made the most saves in the Premier League so far this season.

200 – Mauricio Pochettino became the first non-European manager to take charge of his 200th Premier League game.  Tottenham Hotspur are 29/20 to beat Manchester City with netbet.co.uk on Saturday.

426′ – Huddersfield Town ended their run of 426 minutes without a goal in the Premier League when Steve Mounie scored in their 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.

Fantasy Football picks for Gameweek 33

One of the regular activities for football fans is to update their Fantasy Premier League team on a weekly basis, with it being something that some players take more seriously than others. There’s a lot of different ways to take part in Fantasy Football but nothing’s bigger than Fantasy Premier League, which is made to revolve exclusively around the world’s best football league.

Deciding who to add into your team in time for the next full fixture list in the Premier League can be difficult to work out, so Footy Accumulators have made things easier with fantasy football tips, recommendations and predictions for which players are likely to cause a major impact in their next game. In the run-up to another action-packed gameweek, we see who looks worth adding to your fantasy team with our own fantasy football tips:

Defence – Shkodran Mustafi (£5.4)

There’s been an excruciating level of criticism heading Shkodran Mustafi’s way since he joined Arsenal from Valencia back in 2016, but he looks set to step up to the plate when his side need him most. Many have pointed out the sheer lack of leaders in Arsène Wenger’s squad in recent times, but the German put himself forward to make an impact at home to Stoke City on Sunday, where he was ranked as the second-best player on the pitch after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who as able to seal a crucial brace against The Potters.

It’s unlikely that all too much credit will go in Mustafi’s direction but keeping clean sheets against sides who need points as much as Stoke do says a lot about his chances of leadership in future years.

Midfield – Dele Alli (£8.9)

It will come as no surprise at all to see Dele Alli included in contention for a lot of people’s Fantasy Football Tips this weekend as he stole the show in Spurs’ crucial game with Chelsea on Sunday, scoring a fantastic brace to pick up the first win at Stamford Bridge for Tottenham Hotspur since Gary Lineker was still playing.

Some controversial behaviour conducted by Alli has ruined his chances at being quite as respected as he should be but putting two past Chelsea in Tottenham’s incredible 3-1 should go a long way, and he’s expected to be as important when Spurs face struggling Stoke City away from home this Saturday. Harry Kane could still be out as he races to return from an injury suffered against Bournemouth at the start of March, so it’s likely that Dele Alli will be their fiercest attacking figure.

Forward – Chris Wood (£6.2)

The attacking efforts of Mohamed Salah for Liverpool and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Arsenal have been front page news recently but Burnley’s incredible battle up the table has been helped by some solid finishing from striker Chris Wood, which there hasn’t been all too much exposure of.

Netting four goals and an assist over the last three games, the former Leeds United number 9 has shown why he was so important to Sean Dyche through signing last summer, and those goals against Everton, West Ham and West Bromwich Albion were crucial in taking nine points out of a possible nine. They take on Watford away from home and based on his mere £6.2 pricetag, he’s worth bringing in.