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Arsenal
*Arsenal have received more red cards (five) than any other team in the Premier League this season.

* Olivier Giroud now has as many red cards (one) as away goals in the Premier League.

* Theo Walcott's last goal for the Gunners came 12 games ago in the 2-2 draw with Liverpool.


Aston Villa
*Aston Villa had as many shots on target as Manchester United (four) in their 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford on Monday.

*Monday's defeat was only the second time Villa have failed to score in the PL in their last 14 matches.

*...But Villa have not kept a clean sheet in the PL for 18 matches.


Chelsea
*Juan Mata leads the Premier League assists chart with 12 - two more than any other player.

*No player has provided more top-flight assists than Mata (25) since he signed for Chelsea at the start of last season.

*Chelsea have scored more headed goals (15) than any other team in the Premier League this year.


Everton
*Steven Pienaar has taken only one shot in his last five matches.

*Nikica Jelavic has scored one goal in his last 17 appearances in all competitions.

*Everton managed 64% possession at Sunderland. Their average this season is 52.6%.


Fulham
*Fulham have recovered the fewest number of points (5) from losing positions this season.

*Mark Schwarzer became the first non-British and non-Irish player to reach 500 Premier League appearances on Saturday.

*Fulham managed as many shots on target as Arsenal (five) despite being reduced to ten men after just 12 minutes.


Liverpool
*Luis Suarez ended a Premier League goal drought of 519 minutes with his header against Chelsea.

*On average, Luis Suarez bites an opponent every 168 matches.

*Liverpool have won just one of seven Premier League home matches in which they have fallen behind this season.


Manchester City
*City's defeat to Spurs was the first time they have lost in the Premier League this year after taking the lead.

*Edin Dzeko was dispossessed seven times on Sunday, more than any other player over the weekend.

*Dzeko hasn't scored in his last seven matches in all competitions, but still has more Premier League goals (12) than Carlos Tevez (11) or Sergio Aguero (10) this season.


Manchester United
*Robin van Persie is the only player to feature in all of Manchester United's 34 PL games this season, scoring a goal every 115 minutes.

*Wayne Rooney has scored or assisted 22 goals in 25 PL appearances this year.

*Ryan Giggs' two assists against Aston Villa were his first in the PL this season.


Newcastle United
*Mathieu Debuchy completed just 52% of his passes on Saturday and found a teammate with none of his five crosses.

*Moussa Sissoko has been dispossessed 2.8 times per game on average since joining Newcastle. That's the joint-second highest average in the Premier League this season.

*Newcastle average 70 long balls per game in the top flight - more than any other team.


Norwich City
*Norwich's win against Reading was only their second in 17 Premier League matches.

*No Norwich player has scored more than five goals in the Premier League this season.

*17 of Norwich's 33 Premier League goals have been scored as a result of a set-piece.


QPR
*Chris Samba has cost QPR £1.7million per point in transfer fee and wages since joining the club in January.

*QPR have scored only 19 goals in Harry Redknapp's 21 matches in charge. They have failed to score in nine games under Redknapp.

*Redknapp possesses the same win ration with QPR in the Premier League (20%) as Neil Warnock and Mark Hughes.


Reading
*Reading managed 55% possession against Norwich. It was only the second time they have averaged more possession than an opponent this season.

*The Royals have conceded at least one goal in every away game.

*Reading hit the target with only two of their 16 attempts on Saturday.


Southampton
*Rickie Lambert averages a goal every 5.9 shots in the Premier League. In comparison, Luis Suarez averages a goal every 8.1 shots.

*Jack Cork made three tackles and seven interceptions in Southampton's 0-0 draw with Swansea.

*Rickie Lambert is in the top ten chance providers in the Premier League, providing more key passes per game than Wayne Rooney, Aaron Lennon, Eden Hazard, Robin van Persie and Dimitar Berbatov.


Stoke City
*Peter Crouch's strike against QPR was only the second goal Stoke have scored in the first half in their last 14 PL matches.

*Stoke have scored more than two goals in a PL match only twice this season, in the 3-1 win over Liverpool and 3-3 draw with Southampton.

*Stoke have won the least number of games (two) in 2013 of any side in the PL.


Sunderland
*Carlos Cuellar completed only 45% of his passes against Everton.

*Sunderland have averaged a pass completion rate of just 65% in their last two games - down 12% on their average for the season.

*Stephane Sessegnon has scored or assisted five of Sunderland's last ten goals in the Premier League.


Swansea City
*Swansea have won only one of their last six matches and scored five goals since winning the League Cup.

*Michu failed to hit the target with four attempts on Saturday.

*Swansea are one of four sides not to have scored a penalty in the PL this season.


Tottenham Hotspur
*Spurs have a win ratio of 59% in the PL matches Gareth Bale has played this season compared to just 40% without him.

*Bale has scored nine goals and provided three assists in his last nine PL appearances.

*Spurs take 55% of their shots from outside the box - the highest proportion in the Premier League.


West Brom
*Centre-back Gareth McAuley had more than twice the number of shots of any other West Brom player against Newcastle.

*Marc-Antoine Fortune gave away seven free-kicks and conceded possession seven times on Saturday.

*Only Arsenal have scored more counter-attacking goals than West Brom this season.


West Ham
*Andy Carroll has scored three goals and provided two assists in his last four PL appearances.

*West Ham have scored in all but one (v Man City) of their home matches in the PL this season.

*The Hammers had just 37% possession against Wigan on Saturday and won fewer aerial duels.


Wigan
*Wigan had as many shots on target as West Ham in their 2-0 defeat on Saturday.

*Arouna Kone has contributed to 15 goals (ten goals, five assists) in his first season in the Premier League.

*Wigan predominantly attack through Jean Beausejour on the left wing, with 42% of all their attacks coming down that flank.

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