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Arsenal
* Arsenal are the best second-half team in the Premier League; they have 'won' 18 of their 32 second halves this season.

* Santi Cazorla had more touches than any other player during Arsenal v City (105) but contrived to lose the ball eight times with a poor touch.

* Olivier Giroud has scored just three goals in his last 22 matches against the current top seven in the Premier League; he had three off-target shots v City on Saturday.


Aston Villa
* Villa are currently in relegation form with just seven points collected from their last eight Premier League games.

* Their 13th-minute goal v Manchester United was their one and only shot on target.

* Christian Benteke was dispossessed five times at Old Trafford; only five PL players have been dispossessed more times than the Belgian this season.


Cardiff City
* Cardiff have only scored nine first-half goals in the Premier League this season; they have scored 20 after the break.

* At West Brom on Saturday, they picked up their first away point since December at Stoke.

* Jordan Mutch has been credited with three goals and two assists in his last four PL games.


Chelsea
* Chelsea have conceded more goals against bottom-half opposition (13) than against the top half (11) this season.

* Fernando Torres has had 13 off-target and no on-target shots in his last four PL games.

* Branislav Ivanovic failed to find a teammate with any of his six crosses v Palace.


Crystal Palace
* Palace have picked up just one fewer point (23) than Man United (24) at home this season.

* Scott Dann recorded a 27% pass completion rate v Chelsea.

* Left-back Joel Ward made a massive eight interceptions v Chelsea on Saturday.


Everton
* Everton have won five consecutive PL games for the first time since October/November 2002 in David Moyes' first sull season in charge.

* The Toffees need only six points from their last seven games to achieve their highest points total of the PL era.

* Everton have scored 35 of their 49 PL goals this season after the break. Their second-half record is better than both Chelsea's and Liverpool's.


Fulham
* Fulham have conceded more goals at home (34) than Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton have conceded in all their games.

* The Cottagers had a massive 23 shots against Everton on Sunday, with Lewis Holtby creating six chances.

* The Fulham XI who started v Everton had only scored 13 PL goals in total this season; six of those goals were scored by Steve Sidwell.


Hull City
* Hull have a level goal difference (F10 A10) over their last eight PL games without drawing a match.

* If games ended at half-time, Hull would be seventh in the PL table above both Everton and Tottenham.

* Shane Long was dispossessed six times v Stoke and lost the ball three more times with a poor touch.


Liverpool
* Liverpool have scored 54 first-half PL goals this season; more than every club outside the top four in total.

* Luis Suarez has taken 153 shots this season in the PL. The next highest number is Jay Rodriguez with 100.

* Suarez has scored or assisted a PL goal every 60.55 minutes this season; he now has a total of 40.


Manchester City
* Man City have thrown away an alarming ten points from winning positions this season.

* David Silva has played 3.5 key passes per game in the PL this season - more than any other top-flight player. His nearest rivals are Mesut Ozil (2.9) and Luis Suarez (2.8).

* Yaya Touré did not make a single tackle or interception v Arsenal on Saturday.


Manchester United
* Of Wayne Rooney's 15 PL goals this season, 11 have come against sides in the bottom half of the table; he has not scored against a top-half side since Tottenham on December 1.

* United have the best record against bottom-half PL sides - they have dropped just seven points in 17 matches.

* Ashley Young had no shots, made no key passes, no successful dribbles and found a teammate with none of his five crosses in 90 minutes v Villa.


Newcastle United
* Newcastle are ten points better off than the same stage last season but have scored four fewer goals.

* They made only 14 tackles v Southampton on Saturday with Vurnon Anita making none.

* Only Fulham (3) have had fewer draws than Newcastle (4) this season.


Norwich City
* Norwich have lost six straight away games in the PL and have conceded 17 goals in those games.

* Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper both recorded 100% pass completion rates v Swansea but that consisted of just 14 passes in total.

* Only Craig Noone has been dispossessed more times per game (2.8) than Robert Snodgrass (2.7) this season.


Southampton
* Englishmen account for 34 of Southampton's 49 PL goals this season; they also account for 27 PL assists.

* Jay Rodriguez has scored 15 PL goals from exactly 100 shots. He had 11 of the Saints' 23 shots v Newcastle.

* Rickie Lambert joins Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney as the only three PL players to reach double figures in goals and assists this season.


Stoke City
* Peter Odemwingie has scored four PL goals for Stoke from just 14 shots.

* Stoke's record of 40 points from 32 games was bettered in 2011/12 (41 from 32) but they didn't win another game that season.

* The Potters had 15 shots v Hull but 11 came from outside the penalty area.


Sunderland
* They have the worst home record in the Premier League with just 12 points from 15 games.

* They also have the worst record against the bottom half with just eight of their 25 points coming against the worst ten teams.

* They had 26 shots v West Ham (seven from left-back Marcos Alonso) but 14 were from outside the box.


Swansea City
* Swansea have the best record against the bottom half (26 points from 15 games) of any team in the bottom half this season.

* Wilfried Bony has contributed a goal or an assist in his last four PL games.

* The Swans had 16 shots v Norwich but eight of those came from outside the box.


Tottenham Hotspur
* Tottenham have conceded 25 goals in six games against the top three in the PL table.

* Not a single tackle was made by Christian Eriksen, Nacer Chadli or Roberto Soldado during Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Anfield.

* 'Flop' Soldado is still Tottenham's top assist-maker with five.


West Brom
* West Brom have had 17 different goalscorers this season but Saido Berahino is their top scorer with just four.

* Matej Vydra recorded a rare 100% pass completion rate v Cardiff on Saturday.

* The Baggies have picked up just 15 points from 15 games against bottom-half sides. Only Sunderland have a worse record.


West Ham
* The Hammers have scored exactly the same number of goals after 32 games (36) as the same stage last season.

* Their form over the last eight games makes them the sixth-best side in the PL right now - just above Manchester United.

* Goalscorer Mohamed Diamé completed just five passes in 79 minutes v Sunderland.

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