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Arsenal
* Arsenal have lost three consecutive PL games for the first time since March/April 2007.

* Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made more chances (4) in 74 minutes than any other Arsenal player in the whole 90 minutes v Manchester United on Sunday.

* Johan Djourou made just one tackle and made one successful clearance (of four) in his 45 minutes v United. Nicholas Yennaris made four tackles and three successful clearances (of three) in his 45 minutes v United.


Aston Villa
* Villa are unbeaten in their last five away games - only Manchester United boast better form on the road.

* James Collins and Richard Dunne made a combined total of 40 clearances v Wolves on Saturday.

* They have conceded ten goals from corners this season - more than any other PL side.


Blackburn Rovers
* Blackburn are the only Premier League club to have scored in every away game this season.

* Rovers had more possession (54%) and better pass accuracy than Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

* Of Blackburn's 13 'key passes' at Goodison Park, Morten Gamst Pedersen and Junior Hoilett made nine in total.


Bolton Wanderers
* Only Manchester City, United, Sunderland and Tottenham have picked up more points over the last six games than Bolton (10).

* Chris Eagles averages a club-high 2.9 shots per game for Bolton but he fired in six v Liverpool on Saturday.

* Mark Davies has the best pass completion of any Bolton player this season with 87.4%.


Chelsea
* Chelsea are still three points ahead of where Carlo Ancelotti's team were at the same stage last season (41 v 38).

* Ashley Cole recorded a 98% pass completion rate v Norwich on Saturday.

* Fernando Torres has now failed to score in over 15 hours of football for club and country.


Everton
* Louis Saha has not scored in his last 942 minutes of Premier League football.

* Royston Drenthe found an Everton teammate with three of his four crosses v Blackburn on Saturday during his 35-minute cameo.

* Marouane Fellaini made six of Everton's ten tackles v Blackburn.


Fulham
* Fulham's 12 points from five games means that only Manchester City have better home form.

* Both Clint Dempsey and Bobby Zamora hit the target with all three shots v Newcastle on Saturday.

* Dempsey has taken 88 shots on the PL this season. No other Fulham player has taken more than 38.

Liverpool
* Craig Bellamy had four of Liverpool's five shots on target v Bolton on Saturday.

* Charlie Adam's pass completion rate was a woeful 59% v Bolton.

* Liverpool would be in 16th place of a Premier League table constructed from the last six games.


Manchester City
* David Silva has now claimed 12 PL assists this season. He has never before claimed more than seven in a league season in England or Spain.

*...But Samir Nasri has created more chances (2.9) per game than David Silva (2.8) this season.

* City have not dropped a PL point at the Etihad since February v Fulham.


Manchester United
* Manchester United have amassed more points away from home than at Old Trafford this season (26 v 25).

* Wayne Rooney did not have a single shot or create a single chance v Arsenal on Sunday.

* Antonio Valencia has been credited with eight assists in his last eight PL games.


* Newcastle United
* Newcastle threw away a half-time lead for the first time this season v Fulham.

* Shola Ameobi was reponsible for all four offside decisions that went against Newcastle on Saturday.

* Hatem Ben Arfa provided a goal and an assist in a game for the first time since he joined Newcastle.


Norwich City
* Norwich kept their first clean sheet of the season v Chelsea on Saturday.

* Zak Whitbread made six tackles and three interceptions v Chelsea.

* Norwich recorded their first 0-0 v Chelsea since January 2011 v Crystal Palace.


QPR
* QPR have not lost any of the six games they have been leading at half-time this season.

* Shaun Wright-Phillips has failed to score with 48 shots this season in the Premier League.

* Joey Barton had a woeful pass completion rate of just 50% v Wigan on Saturday. Midfielder partner Akos Buzsaky managed 91% and a goal.


* Stoke City
* Only Wolves, QPR and Wigan have worse records than Stoke over the last six PL games.

* In those six games, they have managed only nine shots on target.

* Cameron Jerome's goal v West Brom was their only attempt on target barring the saved penalty.


Sunderland
* Sunderland are third in the form table behind Manchester United and City over the last eight PL games since Martin O'Neill took over.

* They had 15 shots v Swansea on Saturday but only hit the target three times.

* They produced 27 tackles v Swansea without picking up a single yellow card.


Swansea City
* Six points from 11 games makes them the worst away side in the Premier League.

* Joshua McEachran fitted right in with a 96% pass completion rate on his Swansea debut.

* Ashley Williams had a phenomenal 121 touches v Sunderland - more than any other player this weekend.


Tottenham Hotspur
* Tottenham have picked up just eight points from seven games against other members of the top seven this season.

* Jermain Defoe has scored a PL goal every 113 minutes of PL football this season. Emmanuel Adebayor's record stands at a goal every 189 minutes.

* Rafael Van der Vaart has scored just once in his last 12 PL games.


West Brom
* West Brom have a better away record than any PL team outside the top four.

* The Baggies side that started v Stoke had previously only scored six PL goals this season.

* James Morrison had more shots this PL weekend than any other player with seven.


Wigan
* Wigan have conceded eight penalties this season. Four have been saved.

* Victor Moses has been fouled more often than any other player in the Premier League this season with 55 fouls.

* Wigan have scored only 19 goals from 297 shots this season, giving them a goal every 15.6 shots.


Wolves
* Wolves have picked up four points from their last eight games - making them the worst side in the Premier League on current form.

* They have thrown away a massive 11 points from winning positions that would put them comfortably in mid-table.

* Michael Kightly created more chances (3) than any other player during Wolves v Villa on Saturday.


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