20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 12 ft. Liverpool & Unai Emery

0 – Tottenham Hotspur failed to register a single shot on target in the first half of a Premier League game at their new stadium for the first time.

0.92 – Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace was the Eagles’ 100th Premier League London derby (W23, D23, L54). Only Fulham have posted a lower points-per-game rate (0.84) than Crystal Palace (0.92).

1 – Liverpool have only lost one of their last 51 Premier League games (W42, D8).

2 – Liverpool scored with their first two attempts on goal in their 3-1 win over Manchester City on Sunday.

3 – Liverpool, Norwich City and Southampton are the only teams without a clean sheet at home so far this season.

3 – Leicester City’s James Maddison has scored more goals from outside the box than any other player in the Premier League this season

3 – After picking up six yellow cards in his first eight appearances this season, Crystal Palace’s Luka Milivojević has not been booked in his last three games.

4 – Southampton have lost four consecutive Premier League games at St Mary’s for the first time.

5 – Chris Wood has scored in all five of his Premier League games against West Ham United.

8 – Sergio Agüero has failed to score in all eight visits to Anfield in the Premier League. He has never been on the winning side either (D2, L6).

9 – Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy has scored nine goals in his nine Premier League starts against Arsenal.

12 – Tottenham have lost more points from winning positions than any other side this season.

17 – Liverpool are unbeaten in their past 17 Premier League games against Manchester City at Anfield (W12, D5).

21 – Southampton have now conceded 21 goals in only six home games already this season.

68 – Manchester United have benefited from 68 own goals – at least five more than any other team in Premier League history.

75% – Norwich City have lost nine of their first 12 games of the 2019-20 Premier League season (W2, D1).

87 – Arsenal have won 87 points in their 50 Premier League games under Unai Emery (W25, D12, L13). This is one point less than they gained in their final 50 games under Arsène Wenger (W27, D7, L16).

233 – Liverpool are unbeaten in 233 Premier League matches at Anfield when they have lead by 2+ goals (W228, D5).

392′ – Bournemouth had gone 392 minutes without conceding in the Premier League until DeAndre Yedlin equalised for Newcastle United in their 2-1 win over the Cherries on Saturday.

1631 – Aston Villa’s Jed Steer made only his second ever Premier League appearance – it came 1,631 days after his first, in May 2015.

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 11 ft. Newcastle & Ben Foster

1 – No Watford player had more shots on target in their 2-1 loss to Chelsea than goalkeeper Ben Foster.

3 – Newcastle United’s 3-2 win at West Ham United was the first time Steve Bruce’s side have scored more than one goal in a single Premier League game this season.

9 – Sergio Agüero has scored nine goals from only 10 shots on target in the Premier League this season.

11 – Manchester United have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 11 Premier League away games.

11 – Aston Villa have lost 11 points in games in which they have gone ahead this season – more than any other Premier League side.

11 – Leicester City’s Çaglar Söyüncü became the 11th different Turkish player to score in the Premier League.

12 – Tottenham Hotspur are winless in their last 12 Premier League away games (D3, L9).

17 – Bournemouth’s Jefferson Lerma has collected 17 yellow cards in 40 Premier League games. He has never been sent off.

19 – Jamie Vardy has scored 19 goals in 21 Premier League games under Brendan Rodgers.

26 – Aston Villa’s Wesley has committed the most fouls so far this season.

27 – Arsenal have received the most cards in the Premier League this season (26 yellow, 1 red).

32′ – Arsenal’s last shot on target in their 1-1 draw at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers came in the 32nd minute.

35 – Liverpool have scored a 90th-minute winning goal in the Premier League on 35 occasions – 10 more than any other side in the competition’s history.

39 – Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten in all 39 Premier League games when Dele Alli has scored (W31, D8).

44 – Arsenal’s Bernd Leno has made the most saves in the Premier League this season.

56% – Five of Newcastle United’s nine Premier League goals have been scored by defenders this season.

78% – Seven of Tammy Abraham’s nine Premier League goals have come away from home.

81% – Norwich City have failed to score in 13 of their last 16 Premier League away games, losing 14.

97′ – Cenk Tosun’s equaliser for Everton after 96 minutes and 57 seconds is the latest goal scored in a Premier League game this season.

351′ – Bournemouth have now gone over five hours since they conceded a Premier League goal – David Luiz in their 1-0 loss at Arsenal on 6 October 2019.

Çağlar Söyüncü becomes the 11th Turkish player to score in the Premier League

Leicester City moved back into third place in the 2019-20 Premier League table on Sunday with a 2-0 win away to Crystal Palace.

The win saw the Foxes move six points ahead of Arsenal down in fifth to further increase their chances of UEFA Champions League football next season.

Centre-back Çağlar Söyüncü opened the scoring just before the hour mark – the 23-year-old’s first goal for the club.

In the process, Söyüncü became the 11th different Turkish player to score in the Premier League, and second for Leicester – after Muzzy Izzet.

Izzet was actually the first Turkish player to score in the Premier League, since it inauguration in 1992. The midfielder did so for Leicester, although originally came through the youth ranks of Chelsea in the early 1990s, without playing a single Premier League game for the Blues.

The Leicester club legend finished his career in 2008 with Birmingham City.

Between the first and latest Turkish goalscorer in the Premier League, the other nine can be found in the table below, sorted by number of goals:

PlayerGoals
Muzzy Izzet34
Tuncay20
Tugay10
Cenk Tosun9
Emre Belözoğlu5
Hakan Şükür2
Alpay1
Jem Karacan1
Colin Kazim-Richards1
Nuri Şahin1
Çağlar Söyüncü1

36 different nationalities to score for Chelsea

Christian Pulisic’s hat-trick for Chelsea at Burnley on Saturday saw the 21-year-old become the first American to score for Chelsea in the Premier League era.

In the process, the forward became only the second American to score a Premier League hat-trick, after Clint Dempsey for Fulham against Newcastle United in 2012.

Pulisic’s goals mean that there have been players of 36 different nationalities to score for Chelsea in the Premier League. The full table, in order by when they scored first, is below:

#PlayerNationality
1Mick HarfordEnglish
2Vinnie JonesWales
3Robert FleckScotland
4Andy TownsendRepublic of Ireland
5Mal DonaghyNorthern Ireland
6Erland JohnsenNorway
7Jakob KjeldbjergDenmark
8Frank SinclairJamaica
9Ruud GullitNetherlands
10Dan PetrescuRomania
11Roberto Di MatteoItaly
12Franck LeboeufFrance
13Gus PoyetUruguay
14Celestine BabayaroNigeria
15Mikael ForssellFinland
16George WeahLiberia
17Eiður GuðjohnsenIceland
18Mario StanićCroatia
19Juan Sebastián VerónArgentina
20GeremiCameroon
21Didier DrogbaIvory Coast
22TiagoPortugal
23Mateja KežmanSerbia
24Michael EssienGhana
25Andriy ShevchenkoUkraine
26Michael BallackGermany
27Claudio PizarroPeru
28AlexBrazil
29Yossi BenayounIsrael
30Fernando TorresSpain
31Eden HazardBelgium
32Demba BaSenegal
33Mohamed SalahEgypt
34Radamel FalcaoColombia
35Bertrand TraoréBurkina Faso
36Christian PulisicUSA

You could have got astronomical odds pre-game on Christian Pulisic to score a hat-trick at Turf Moor over at freebetshub.com.

Englishman Mick Harford became the first Chelsea player to score in the Premier League when he did so against Oldham Athletic at Stamford Bridge on the inaugural day on Saturday 15 August 1992.

Harford finished the inaugural season at the club’s joint-top scorer, with Graham Stuart, each with nine goals.

The first player born outside of Europe to score for the Blues was Gus Poyet, during their 6-0 drubbing of Barnsley at Oakwell on 24 August 1997 (Frank Sinclair had scored before this point, but the defender was born in England and represented Jamaica at international level).

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 10 ft. Leicester & Fernandinho

1 – Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth on Sunday 6 October was the only goal scored in any of the Cherries’ Premier League games this month.

1 – Newcastle United haven’t scored more than once in any of their 10 Premier League games so far this season.

2 – Leicester City became only the second side in Premier League history to have two players score a hat-trick in the same game (after Arsenal against Southampton in May 2003).

2 – Christian Pulisic became the second American to score a Premier League hat-trick (after Clint Dempsey for Fulham against Newcastle United in 2012).

3 – Fernandinho has been sent off at Etihad Stadium more times than any other player in the Premier League since it opened back in 2003.

6 – Watford have now failed to score in a Premier League-high six games this season.

9 – Southampton 0-9 Leicester City on Friday night was the biggest away victory in Premier League history and the joint-record margin of victory in the competition’s history (along with Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town in March 1995).

9 – West Ham United have dropped more points from winning positions than any other side so far this season.

10 – Watford have failed to win any of their opening 10 games of a Premier League season for a second time (also 2006-07).

11 – Tottenham Hotspur are without a win in their last 11 Premier League away games (D2, L9).

16 – Chelsea have scored a league-high 16 goals in their five away Premier League games to start the 2019-20 season.

23 – There have now been 23 penalties in Premier League fixtures between Liverpool and Spurs – two more than any other fixture in the competition.

24 – Watford’s Gerard Deulofeu has had more shots without scoring than any other player in the Premier League so far this season.

43 – Raheem Sterling has now scored in 43 Premier League games for Manchester City without finishing on the losing side (W41, D2).

83% – Everton have lost 20 of the 24 Premier League games in which they have fallen behind under Marco Silva (W0, D4).

93% – Aston Villa have lost 14 of their last 15 away Premier League games against Manchester City (W1).

106 – There were just 106 seconds between Sokratis Papastathopoulos and David Luiz’s goals for Arsenal on Sunday.

200 – Fernandinho became the third Brazilian to make 200 Premier League appearances after Lucas Leiva (247) and Willian (206).

314′ – Bournemouth have failed to score in the Premier League for more than five hours now, since their 2-2 draw at home to West Ham United on 28 September 2019.

2002 – Manchester United became the first team to score 2,000 Premier League goals.