20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 5 ft. Liverpool & Tammy Abraham

0 – Sheffield United and Southampton remain the only two sides yet to score a first-half goal in the Premier League so far this season.

1 – Norwich City became the first newly-promoted club to beat Manchester City under Pep Guardiola in the Premier League.

3 – Arsenal conceded their third penalty in only their fifth game of the 2019-20 Premier League season.

4 – Son Heung-min has scored in all four of his Premier League home games against Crystal Palace.

4 – Marcus Rashford has scored four Premier League goals against Leicester City – more than he has against any other opponent.

7 – Burnley are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games on the south coast (W4, D3).

8 – Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha was fouled eight times in their 0-4 defeat at Spurs – the most free kicks won by a player in a single game so far this season.

8 – Norwich’s Teemu Pukki has been involved in eight goals (6 goals, 2 assists) in his first five Premier League appearances.

9 – Tottenham have won each of their last nine Premier League games against Crystal Palace.

11 – Manchester United have won 11 penalties in 26 Premier League matches under Ole Gunnar Solskjær, and four in only five games to start the new campaign.

14 – Liverpool have now won a club record 14 consecutive Premier League games.

16 – Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has conceded more goals from penalties (16) in the Premier League in his 176 appearances than his dad Peter conceded in his 310 appearances (15).

18 – Tammy Abraham became the 18th player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Chelsea.

21 – Tammy Abraham became the youngest player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Chelsea (21 years, 347 days).

31 – Watford had 31 efforts on goal in their 2-2 draw at home to Arsenal on Sunday.

35 – Sadio Mané has never lost a Premier League home game when scoring (W33, D2).

60% – Crystal Palace have failed to score in three of their first five games of the new season.

90% – Leicester City have lost nine of their last 10 Premier League matches at Old Trafford (W0, D1).

101 – Liverpool became the first team to score a century of Premier League goals against Newcastle United.

701 – Tom Cleverley scored his first home Premier League goal for Watford since October 2017, which also came against Arsenal – 701 days ago.

The 18 Chelsea players to score Premier League hat-tricks

Tammy Abraham scored his first Premier League hat-trick as Chelsea thrashed Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-2 at Molineux on Saturday.

The 21-year-old produced a fine turn and first time finish to give Frank Lampard’s side a 2-0 lead in the first half before heading home his second before the break.

Abraham completed his hat-trick by producing an excellent touch to knock the ball past Conor Coady, followed up by an excellent finish across Rui Patrício’s goal into the far corner.

His third goal meant he became the 18th different player to score a hat-trick in the Premier League for Chelsea. All the Blues players are listed below:

04/02/96Gavin PeacockMiddlesbroughHome
13/04/96Mark HughesLeeds UnitedHome
24/08/97Gianluca VialliBarnsleyAway
29/11/97Gianfranco ZolaDerby CountyHome
06/12/97Tore Andr? FloTottenham HotspurAway
21/10/00Jimmy Floyd HasselbainkCoventry CityHome
24/10/04Ei?ur Gu?johnsenBlackburn RoversHome
11/11/06Didier DrogbaWatfordHome
12/03/08Frank LampardDerby CountyHome
01/11/08Nicolas AnelkaSunderlandHome
25/04/10Salomon KalouStoke CityHome
29/04/12Fernando TorresQueens Park RangersHome
19/01/14Samuel Eto'oManchester UnitedHome
08/02/14Eden HazardNewcastle UnitedHome
01/03/14Andr? Sch?rrleFulhamAway
13/09/14Diego CostaSwansea CityHome
23/09/17?lvaro MorataStoke CityAway
14/09/19Tammy AbrahamWolverhampton WanderersAway

Gavin Peacock was the first player to score a hat-trick for Chelsea in the Premier League when he did so in a 5-0 win over Middlesbrough on 4 February 1996.

Liverpool vs Premier League Rivals – Ultimate Stat Guide

Ever-presents in the Premier League since its inception in 1992-93, Liverpool have seen their fortunes undulate down the years. Right now, the Reds are in pole position to clinch the coveted trophy for the first time, and this is how they measure up against their most esteemed opponents in the quest for glory.

Manchester City – the New Force of Nature

Given how pivotal both meetings of Liverpool and Manchester City were last season, they will once again be the two standout fixtures in terms of deciding the title race of 2019-20. In the context of the present-day climate, it is arguably valid to ignore the Premier League head-to-head record between these sides prior to ADUG’s takeover of Manchester City in 2008-09.

City now, and City before then are two totally different propositions, and that was proven in the first meeting of 2018-19, held at a packed Anfield. Though Liverpool had most of the gilt-edged chances, City were by far the more composed and controlled team. Only Riyad Mahrez’s missed penalty in the dying minutes stopped City from ending a sixteen-year winless run at Anfield, but their home league record against Liverpool is far more encouraging.

Since the start of 2010-11, the Citizens have won two-thirds of their home league meetings with Liverpool. In turn, two-thirds of those wins have yielded a margin of victory greater than 1.5 goals. Every one of City’s six home league wins over Liverpool since August 2010 have seen them hold out for victory – or even improve upon their half-time lead – after winning the first half.

‘The big red’

The Citizens’ success in the 2010s riles many Liverpool fans. Indeed, those that bet on football can see that Manchester City are still the title favourites, despite Liverpool’s perfect start. However, there is still no team that draws the ire of red-blooded Liverpudlians more than Manchester United. Winners of 13 Premier League titles (to Liverpool’s resounding zero) the Red Devils are now the most successful top-flight team in England. They also have the advantage across 54 all-time Premier League head-to-head clashes against Liverpool, with 28 wins to Liverpool’s relatively paltry 14.

Overall, no team has beaten Liverpool more times in the league since 1992/93, and Chelsea are quite a distant second, with just 20 Premier League wins over the Reds. Even the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, which has seen United fall to once-unimaginable depths in the league, has done little to disrupt United’s good form over Liverpool.

Last season’s meeting at Anfield also marked Liverpool’s first victory over United since a league double in 2013-14. That 3-1 victory, which sealed the long-overdue sacking of then-United manager Jose Mourinho, was also a departure from the usually low-scoring affair that is Liverpool v United at Anfield. The three prior Premier League encounters before that had all yielded under 1.5 total goals, with each producing a goalless first half.

The Reds’ away form against United is another issue. Held to a goalless draw there last season, Liverpool have gone winless at Old Trafford since the days of David Moyes’ disastrous reign at United, with two draws and three losses over the past five seasons. Each defeat in that group saw Liverpool lose one half by a two-goal margin.

‘Zinging the Blues’

However, Liverpool can at least take pride in their Premier League record against a much nearer nemesis.

The Merseyside derby is now the most played top-flight league fixture across the whole of time. Curiously though, it was Everton that enjoyed the better record earlier in the Premier League era, beating Liverpool six times across the first 16 Premier League derbies, including two wins at Anfield. Liverpool, in return, won just three league derbies between March 1993 and April 2000, and failed to win at all at Goodison Park in that time.

In 2000-01, it was all-change, with Liverpool securing a first league double over Everton in ten years, and now the Reds are miles ahead of their Stanley Park neighbours. Last beaten by Everton in October 2010, Liverpool are currently unbeaten in 19 competitive meetings with Everton, which is well in excess of any other unbeaten run they are presently enjoying against a fellow Premier League ever-present.

Much of this is down to the fact that Liverpool have not conceded first in a league game against Everton since that last derby defeat, and last trailed at any point in a league derby back in November 2013. Indeed, Merseyside derbies are notorious for favouring the first goalscorer, with October 2007 being the last instance either side has won a league derby after conceding first – and only the third occasion across 54 Premier League meetings altogether.

That is not to say Liverpool have had it all their own way in the stalemate-rich 2010s. Moments like Phil Jagielka’s late Kop End thunderbolt in September 2014, and Wayne Rooney’s Anfield Road end penalty in December 2017, have seen the Blues earn some semblance of bragging rights against all prior odds. So too have they contributed to the Merseyside derby’s status as the most-drawn of Liverpool’s Premier League fixtures.

Liverpool’s 22 Premier League draws with Everton account for nearly half of the 54 league derbies played out, with that tally standing comfortably ahead of the second-high 16 Premier League stalemates between Liverpool and Manchester City.

Newcastle United4827101191
West Ham United462710991
Tottenham Hotspur5425151490
Aston Villa4826101288
Manchester City441916973
Blackburn Rovers361712763
Bolton Wanderers26184458
Manchester United5414122854
West Bromwich Albion24146448
Leeds United24144646
Leicester City26136745
Stoke City22126442
Crystal Palace20123539
Norwich City17123239
Queens Park Rangers14111234
Wigan Athletic1695232
Derby County14101331
Sheffield Wednesday1694331
Coventry City1893630
Charlton Athletic1683527
Swansea City1473424
Wolverhampton Wanderers1072123
Ipswich Town1053218
Birmingham City1438317
Nottingham Forest1044216
Hull City1043315
Brighton & Hove Albion440012
Cardiff City440012
Huddersfield Town440012
Bradford City43019
Oldham Athletic43019
Sheffield United62228
Swindon Town21104

Liverpool’s all-time Premier League head-to-head record

Former Peers in Peril

It is not just Manchester United that have contributed to the Liver Bird’s fall from the top of the title table. Teams like Newcastle, Arsenal and Chelsea have all enjoyed their own spells of greatness in the Premier League before now, contriving to keep Liverpool away from the upper reaches of the table.

Though something of a no-contest now, Liverpool v Newcastle is always a fixture that will generate images of goalfests, end-to-end combat, and Kevin Keegan slumped in iconic fashion over the Anfield hoardings after late heartbreak. On that particular occasion, in April 1996, Liverpool won a thriller 4-3. In addition to effectively ending Newcastle’s title challenge, it contributed three of the current 91-point tally Liverpool have against the Magpies from 48 Premier League encounters.

Along with the 91 Premier League points Liverpool have accrued against West Ham and Everton, that is a joint-high, but even a mere clean sheet against Newcastle this Saturday would change that – at least temporarily. While the 91 points from just 46 Premier League against West Ham represents the best ratio of points against games, Newcastle are undoubtedly the most defensively generous of Liverpool’s opponents. Indeed, just two goals for Liverpool against Newcastle will be enough to see the Tyneside outfit become the first club to concede 100 Premier League goals to Liverpool.

Liverpool’s dominant all-time Premier League home form against Newcastle is the primary factor, with the Reds last losing a league game at home to Newcastle way back in April 1994. Since then, Liverpool have taken 19 head-to-head home league wins out of a possible 23, including four of the last five Anfield meetings – three of which have seen Liverpool win both halves with a clean sheet.

Mixed Reflections on London’s ‘Big Two’

After Newcastle’s strong period in the mid-1990s ended, it was Arsenal’s turn to become Manchester United’s closest rivals. Over the past two decades, Liverpool and Arsenal have taken turns to enjoy good runs of league form against the other, but Liverpool have a healthy edge, with their current tally of 21 league wins set against 19 draws and 15 defeats.

With Liverpool unbeaten in the league against Arsenal since the start of 2015/16, and victorious by a margin of 2+ goals in the last four home league games against the Gunners, the Reds chances of augmenting that record from here look good.

However, it is Liverpool’s record against another successful London club, Chelsea, that will be at the forefront of the mind in the short-term. The Reds travel to Stamford Bridge for their next league road trip, and do so with the all-time Premier League series finely poised at 20 wins apiece, leaving 14 wins.

Despite draws being relatively uncommon, a majority (five) of the last nine league clashes have yielded a 1-1 scoreline, and the most recent instance of that result came in the corresponding Stamford Bridge meeting in 2018/19.

That head-to-head encounter, highlighted by a moment of sheer genius from then-Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, was the eighth Stamford Bridge league clash of the last nine to be either drawn or settled by a one-goal margin.

Encouragingly for the Reds, Liverpool will enter the upcoming matches against Newcastle and Chelsea as favourites. Since the start of 2018/19, Liverpool have avoided defeat in every single league game entered as favourites, while winning a resounding 34 of a possible 41 games in that category.

The 53 Brazilians to score in the Premier League

Roberto Firmino became the first Brazilian in Premier League history to score 50 goals in the competition during Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.

The striker in his fifth season with the Reds following his move to Anfield from German Bundesliga outfit 1899 Hoffenheim in 2015.

Firmino is considered an integral part of Jürgen Klopp’s attack, playing a central row in their front three, alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané.

The Brazilian international has scored double figures in each of his four full seasons in the Premier League, despite having managed to achieve this feat in one of four full seasons in Germany.

In total there have been 53 different Brazilians to score in the English Premier League since its rebranding in 1992. Coventry City’s Isaías was the first of those, and Joelinton of Newcastle United was the most recent.

The full list of Brazilians to score in the Premier League is as follows:

1Roberto Firmino50
2Philippe Coutinho41
4Gabriel Jesus28
9Gilberto Silva17
14David Luiz11
14Lucas Moura11
16Afonso Alves10
17Felipe Anderson9
23Juliano Belletti5
23Fábio Rochemback5
33Fábio Aurélio3
33Júlio Baptista3
33Emerson Thome3
37André Santos2
41Claudio Caçapa1
41Alexandre Pato1
41Gabriel Paulista1
41Andreas Pereira1
41Lucas Leiva1
41Douglas Rinaldi1
41Douglas Luiz1

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 4 ft. Liverpool & Alex Iwobi

1 – Liverpool have now lost just one of their last 43 Premier League games (W35, D7).

1 – Arsenal have lost just one of their last 27 Premier League home games against Tottenham Hotspur (W15, D11).

2 – Both of Alex Iwobi’s goals for Everton have come via headers – already one more than during his time at Arsenal.

2 – Crystal Palace have kept clean sheets in their opening two home games of a Premier League campaign for the first time.

4% – Yorkshire teams have now won only one of their last 26 Premier League trips combined to Stamford Bridge (D9, L16).

5 – Since his Premier League debut in August 2016 Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka has conceded five penalties.

6 – Each of Chelsea’s last six Premier League goals have been scored by English players (Tammy Abraham 4, Mason Mount 2).

6 – Manchester United are winless in their last 6 Premier League away games (D3, L3).

8 – Tottenham Hotspur are winless in their last eight Premier league away games (D2, L6).

8 – Watford are winless in their last eight Premier League games (D2. L6).

13 – Liverpool have won 13 consecutive Premier League games for the first time in their history.

14 – Jamie Vardy has been involved in 14 goals in 14 Premier League games under Brendan Rodgers (12 goals, 2 assists).

42 – Spurs have dropped 42 points from winning positions against Arsenal in the Premier League – 11 more than against any other side.

50 – Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino became the first Brazilian to score 50 Premier League goals.

50 – Spurs’ Christian Eriksen became the first Dane to score 50 Premier League goals.

87 – David Silva took his Premier League career assist tally up to 87 during Manchester City’s 4-0 thrashing of Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

94% – Manchester City have won 17 of their last 18 Premier League games (D1).

99 – Manchester City forward Sergio Agüero has scored 99 Premier League goals at the Etihad Stadium – only Thierry Henry at Highbury (114) and Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford (101) have scored more at a single venue in the competition’s history.

349 – Andriy Yarmolenko scored his third Premier League goal for West Ham United on Saturday, 349 days after he scored his first two for the club (vs Everton in September 2018).

549′ – Romain Saïss’ goal for Wolverhampton Wanderers was the first time Everton had conceded a Premier League goal at Goodison Park in 549 minutes.