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Arsenal
* Arsenal have already drawn as many games (7) this season as the whole of last season in the Premier League.

* Arsenal conceded more goals due to defensive errors (17) than any other team in the top five European leagues during 2012.

* Theo Walcott has scored or assisted 14 PL goals this season despite starting only nine games. Only Robin van Persie (22) and Luis Suarez (18) have contributed more.


Aston Villa
* Aston Villa have actually picked up more points against top-half sides this season (10) than ten other PL clubs including Swansea, Liverpool and West Ham.

* If games ended after 45 minutes, Villa would be in eighth ahead of Arsenal.

* Christian Benteke has scored or assisted ten of Villa's 17 goals this season. No other Villa player has directly contributed to more than four strikes.

Chelsea
* Chelsea had 26 shots against QPR but only two - one each from Fernando Torres and Oscar - were on target.

* Eden Hazard has registered just one assist in his last 12 Premier League games.

* Chelsea have picked more points away from home (20) than at Stamford Bridge (18) so far this season.


Everton
* Everton's haul of 36 points from 21 PL games equals their start from 2007/08 when they eventually finished fifth.

* Everton are the first team in Premier League history to both score and concede in 16 consecutive games. Their last clean sheet came on September 22 v Swansea.

* Since the start of the 2010/11 season, Leighton Baines has scored (12) or assisted (15) 27 Premier League goals - ten more than any other defender.


Fulham
* Fulham are actually a point better off (24) than the same stage last season (23) and have scored nine more goals.

* Fulham have scored 20 goals in the nine PL games started by Bryan Ruiz this season. They scored just 13 in the 12 games he did not start.

* Dimitar Berbatov has scored with his only two shots on target in his last three Premier League games.


Liverpool
* The Reds have still not beaten a team currently in the top half of the Premier League.

* Steven Gerrard has more assists (8) this season than any other PL player. He created seven chances v Sunderland on Wednesday night.

* David Silva and Luis Suarez have created the most clear-cut chances (10) in the Premier League this season.


Manchester City
* Man City have thrown away only two points from a winning position this season - v Arsenal in September.

* They have scored 28 of their 41 PL goals this season after the break.

* Edin Dzeko has scored a PL goal every 90 minutes of football this season. Sergio Aguero has scored every 152 minutes, Carlos Tevez every 183 minutes and Mario Balotelli every 586 minutes.


Manchester United
* Manchester United have already scored more goals (54) this season than 14 teams in the whole of last season - including Everton and Liverpool.

* Robin van Persie has scored or assisted a goal every 78 minutes of PL football this season. His combined total is now 22.

* Javier Hernandez has averaged a goal every 74.8 minutes in the PL this season - more often than any other player with more than one goal.


* Newcastle United
* Newcastle have the worst form of any Premier League team since November with seven points from 12 games.

* Newcastle committed 21 fouls against Everton with Shola Ameobi (7), Papiss Cisse (5) and Cheik Tioté (5) the worst culprits.

* Michael Williamson has made more clearances (221) than any other PL defender this season.


Norwich City
* Norwich are now three points worse off than the same stage last season under Paul Lambert.

* Norwich strikers (Holt, Simeon Jackson, Steve Morison) have scored only six of the Canaries' 24 goals this season. The last goal by a striker came on December 8.

* Striker Harry Kane had no shots and made no chances in 70 minutes v West Ham on Tuesday.


QPR
* Shaun Wright-Phillips' goal v Chelsea was his first in the Premier League since May 2010.

* QPR's form over Harry Redknapp's eight games in charge (nine points) is the 12th best in the PL - better than West Brom or West Ham.

* Jamie Mackie completed just eight passes in 90 minutes v Chelsea.


Reading
* Reading have faced 391 shots this season - averaging 18.6 per game. They allowed Spurs a massive 34 shots on Tuesday.

* They have thrown away a massive 20 points from winning positions this season.

* They have picked up just two points from a possible 33 away from home in the Premier League.


Southampton
* Southampton have picked up three points from a possible 30 against teams in the top half of the table this season.

* Jason Puncheon had more shots on target (2) than the whole of the Arsenal team (1) on Tuesday night.

* Morgan Schneiderlin has made more tackles (78) than any other PL player this season.


* Stoke City
* Stoke are now a point worse off (29) than the same stage last season (30) despite their ten-match unbeaten run.

* They have not scored away from home in their last 285 minutes of football.

* Over five seasons that Stoke have been in the PL, they have lost 14-0 on aggregate at the Etihad.


* Sunderland
* Sunderland average 3.6 shots on target per game - only Aston Villa, Reading and Stoke are worse.

* Five of Sunderland's seven shots came from defenders at Anfield on Wednesday. Matthew Kilgallon was the only plauer to hit the target.

* They have picked up just one point from a losing position this season - earned from Demba Ba's own goal.


Swansea City
* The draw v Villa marked the first time this season that Swansea have dropped points from a winning position.

* The win over Fulham marked their first without a goal from Michu.

* Pablo Hernández created five chances v Villa was rewarded with his fourth assist of the season.


Tottenham Hotspur
* No PL player has taken more shots than Gylfi Sigurdsson (31) this season without scoring a goal.

* Aaron Lennon has already matched last season's total of five PL assists.

* Only Manchester United (22) have picked up more points than Tottenham (19) from the last eight games.


West Brom
* West Brom have not won a single point from the six games they were losing at half-time this season.

* Of PL players to have 20-plus shots this season, Lukaku has the best shooting accuracy (53.7%).

* Shane Long has scored or assisted nine of West Brom's 29 goals this season but started just one of their four festive fixtures.


West Ham
* Mark Noble has created more chances (31) than any other PL player without being credited with an assist this season.

* The Hammers have attempted more crosses per game (28) than any other club this season.

* Jussi Jääskeläinen hit a long pass 21 times out of 22 v Norwich. He found a teammate only five times.


Wigan
* Wigan did not have a single shot on target in their home game with Manchester United on Tuesday.

* Arouna Koné has scored or assisted 11 of Wigan's 22 goals this season.

* Wigan have not recorded a 0-0 draw since February v Aston Villa.


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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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