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Arsenal
* Arsenal have won six consecutive home games in the PL with an aggregate score of 15-2.

* They have conceded just one goal (to Man United) in their last six games in all competitions.

* Mikel Arteta made an impressive seven tackles and five interceptions against Cardiff on Saturday.


Aston Villa
* Christian Benteke has not scored in his last seven PL games despite having 21 shots.

* Villa have scored just six goals in seven home PL games this season. Only Stoke and Crystal Palace have scored fewer.

* Ashley Westwood made four chances v Sunderland on Saturday but none were taken.


Cardiff City
* If matches lasted 45 minutes, Cardiff would be bottom of the table; they are yet to be winning a PL game at half-time this season.

* Peter Whittingham is the only Cardiff player to average more than one key pass per game.

* Steven Caulker has blocked more shots (23) than any other PL player this season.

Chelsea
* Chelsea's 27 points from 13 games is their best start to a season since 2010/11 in Carlo Ancelotti's second season in charge. Chelsea were then top with 28 points.

* Juan Mata has made more key passes per game (2.5) than any other Chelsea player this season.

* Chelsea out-tackled Southampton 34-29 on Sunday and Ramires made an astonishing ten.


Crystal Palace
* Palace had 13 shots at Norwich on Saturday but seven were blocked.

* Cameron Jerome made five key passes v Norwich but none of the chances were taken.

* Only Lucas Leiva (5.1) and Aaron Ramsey (4.5) make more tackles per game than Joel Ward (4.1).


Everton
* Gareth Barry has not lost on any of his last 12 Premier League starts.

* Everton are enjoying their best start to the season since 2004/05 when they finished fourth; they have still not lost a home PL game in 2013.

* Gerard Deulofeu hit the target with eight of his nine shots in his last two PL games.


Fulham
* Fulham have suffered five consecutive PL defeats for the first time since the 2009/10 season.

* They did not muster a single shot on target v West Ham on Saturday; they have recorded an average of only 2.8 per game this season.

* Fernando Amorebieta won 12 aerial duels and made a massive 19 clearances v West Ham.


Hull City
* Tom Huddlestone has taken the most number of shots in the PL this season (26) without scoring a goal.

* Hull's home record of 14 points from seven games is better than Manchester United's this season.

* The impressive Curtis Davies made three tackles and five interceptions v Liverpool on Sunday.


Liverpool
* Liverpool's run of four points from four PL games is their worst since the opening month of last season.

* Liverpool have conceded more away goals (13) than Crystal Palace (12) this season.

* Since Luis Suarez returned to the Liverpool team, his strike partnership with Daniel Sturridge have been responsible for 14 of their 19 goals. The other five were from set-pieces.


Manchester City
* Manchester City have scored more goals at home (29) than any other team in total this season.

* City have picked up 15 points from six games against top-half sides but five of those games have been at the Etihad.

* City have six players (Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo, Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri, David Silva and Jesus Navas) who have scored or assisted five PL goals this season.


Manchester United
* Man United have gone ten PL away games without keeping a clean sheet.

* Only three United players - Chris Smalling, Patrice Evra and Antonio Valencia - were credited with key passes on Sunday v Spurs.

* They made a massive 57% of their attacks v Tottenham down the right-hand side.


*Newcastle United
* Eighteen of Newcastle's 19 PL goals this season have been scored by Frenchman. An Englishman has not scored a league goal for Newcastle in 2013.

* They are nine points and six goals better off than the same stage last season.

* Yohann Gouffran and Loic Remy have each contributed either a goal or an assist in Newcastle's last four PL games.


Norwich City
* Norwich's home form (11 points from seven games) is actually equal to Tottenham's.

* Norwich have won three of the last four PL games started by Wes Hoolahan.

* Striker Gary Hooper recorded a rare 100% pass completion rate v Crystal Palace.


Southampton
* Jay Rodriguez' first-minute goal was their only shot on target v Chelsea.

* Centre-half Dejan Lovren made an incredible eight interceptions v Chelsea.

* They made 29 tackles v Chelsea but right-back Nathaniel Clyne did not make a single one.


* Stoke City
* Stoke are enduring their worst-ever start to a Premier League season with 13 points from 13 games.

* They have picked up just two points from eight games against top-half sides this season.

* Centre-half Marc Muniesa made three of Stoke's eight dribbles against Everton on Saturday.


* Sunderland have picked up just two points and scored two goals in seven away games this season; they have won only one of their last 14 away games in the Premier League.

* They managed just one shot on target in 90 minutes at Villa on Saturday.

* Emanuele Giaccherini lost the ball seven times with a poor touch at Villa.


* Swansea City
* Swansea have picked up just one point from seven games against top-half sides this season.

* The Swansea side that started v Man City had scored only six PL goals in total this season.

* They enjoyed 55% possession at City but still lost the game 3-0.


Tottenham Hotspur
* Hugo Lloris recorded a woeful 15% pass completion rate v Manchester United.

* Spurs' record of 11 points from seven home games puts them below Hull and Norwich in the 'home' league table; it is the worst of any top-half side.

* Kyle Walker was responsible for 12 of Tottenham's attempted 21 crosses v United.


West Brom
* West Brom are 11 points and eight goals short of their record at the same stage last season.

* The Baggies had 14 shots v Newcastle and six were from set-piece situations.

* After two goals and two assists in three games, Morgan Amalfitano has produced neither in his last six PL games.


West Ham
* Stewart Downing finally recorded a PL assist for West Ham v Fulham; he had made 24 key passes.

* Mohamed Diamé finally scored his first PL goal of the season v Fulham; he has taken 31 shots.

* Seven of the Hammers' 13 games this season have been 0-0 at half-time.


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