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Arsenal
* Arsenal have kept three consecutive Premier League clean sheets for the first time since February/March 2011.

* Arsenal made 32 tackles v Liverpool on Sunday - more than any team in any PL game so far this season.

* Olivier Giroud completed just six of his 20 passes v Liverpool.


Aston Villa
* Aston Villa have not won any of their last 13 Premier League games.

* Only Gareth Bale (11) has taken more shots than Darren Bent (9) this season without scoring a goal.

* Barry Bannan attempted nine crosses v Newcastle on Sunday and an impressive five reached a teammate.


Everton
* Only Manchester United (54) have taken more shots than Everton (53) this season.

* They hit the target with only one of their 13 shots v West Brom on Saturday.

* Leighton Baines has created more chances for teammates (16) than any other PL player this season.


Fulham
* Fulham have won only four of 50 Premier League London derbies away from home.

* Fulham have only scored 11 goals in their last 16 Premier League away games.

* Dimitar Berbatov created five chances for his new Fulham teammates in just 45 minutes at West Ham.


Liverpool
* Liverpool took 58 minutes to record their first shot on target v Arsenal on Sunday.

* Joe Allen has a 94.1% pass completion rate this season but has created just once chance. Steven Gerrard's pass completion rate is 80.3% but he has created 11 chances for teammates.

* Only Newcastle (76) have played more long balls per game than Liverpool (70) so far this season.


Manchester City
* Man City have conceded five goals from eight shots on target from the opposition in their first three games.

* City are unbeaten at home in the Premier League since December 2010.

* Joleon Lescott has been accurate with 131 of 133 passes so far this season.


Manchester United
* Robin van Persie has scored 52 goals in his last 58 PL games.

* Michael Carrick attempted 126 passes v Southampton on Sunday - more than double the total of his nearest teammate Nemanja Vidic (58).

* Manchester United attempt more crosses per game (32) than any other PL side.


* Newcastle United
* Newcastle have lost only one PL game at St James' Park in 2012 (v Manchester City).

* Demba Ba had five shots v Aston Villa on Sunday without hitting the target.

* Jonas Gutierrez has been fouled more times (11) than any other player in the PL this season.


Norwich City
* S├ębastien Bassong has won 13 of his 17 aerial duals in two PL games for Norwich.

* Three of Norwich's four on-target shots v Tottenham were from former Leeds players Bradley Johnson and Robert Snodgrass.

* Norwich have won only one of their last eight games in the Premier League - at home to Aston Villa on the final game of the season.


QPR
* QPR have not won any of their last 15 away games in the Premier League.

* Bobby Zamora has scored QPR's only two goals of the season from just four shots.

* Mark Hughes' QPR have shipped nine goals in three PL games. Neil Warnock's QPR had shipped just six goals in three games at the start of last season.


Southampton
* Rickie Lambert has contributed to more goals this season (two goals, one assist) than any other English striker.

* Lambert made five chances for teammates on Sunday v Manchester United.

* Morgan Schneiderlin has made more interceptions (13) than any other PL player this season including six v Manchester United.


* Stoke City
* Stoke drew 2-2 at Wigan on Saturday with just 31% possession.

* Robert Huth completed four passes (of six attempts) in 90 minutes at Wigan. He made the same number of interceptions.

* New signing Geoff Cameron has made a massive 15 tackles in just two games for Stoke.


* Sunderland
* Sunderland's two goals this season have come from their only two shots on target.

* Steven Fletcher has scored with his only two shots as a Sunderland player.

* Sunderland have not won any of their last ten Premier League games.


Swansea City
* Swansea have lost only one of their last eight Premier League games.

* Michu has scored four goals from just eight shots as a Premier League player.

* Nathan Dyer's record v Sunderland: Four shots (three on target, one goal) four potential assists (one converted) and a 97% pass completion rate (excluding crosses).


Tottenham Hotspur
* Jermain Defoe has taken 17 shots so far this season - the same number as Luis Suarez in his first three games.

* Gareth Bale has taken more shots this season (11) than any other player without scoring.

* Jan Vertonghen won 11 aerial battles, made three tackles, two interceptions and ten successful clearances v Norwich on Saturday.


West Brom
* West Brom have conceded just one goal in three games. At the same stage last season, they had conceded five goals.

* Third-placed West Brom have averaged only 41.7% possession this season - less than Southampton, Norwich and QPR.

* Claudio Yacob made five of his team's nine tackles v Everton on Saturday.


West Ham
* West Ham have committed more fouls this season (48) than any other PL side.

* Andy Carroll won nine aerial duels and committed four fouls v Fulham on Saturday.

* Mark Noble made seven tackles and recorded a 98% pass completion rate v Fulham.


Wigan
* Franco di Santo has now scored five goals in his last eight PL appearances.

* Maynor Figueroa has misplaced 39 passes this season - the most in the PL along with Peter Crouch.

* Wigan have enjoyed more possession this season (56.7%) than Tottenham or Liverpool.


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