Saturday stats: Chelsea struggles continue

Date published: Friday 30th January 2015 9:58

Saturday stats: Chelsea struggles continue

Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 1
Arsenal have now won eight successive Premier League games against Newcastle United.
Aleksandar Mitrovic has been given a red card and two yellows in his first four Premier League appearances for the Magpies.
Mitrovic was sent off after 15:35 minutes today. He was booked 0:22 seconds after coming on in his first match and 01:31 minutes after coming on in his second match.
Newcastle have been shown nine red cards since the start of last season, more than any other Premier League side.
Despite having had 54 shots (excluding blocked) the Gunners have scored only three goals in the Premier League this season – and two of these have been own goals.
The Magpies have won just two of their 12 home Premier League matches in 2015 (W2 D4 L6).
Arsenal are unbeaten in nine Premier League visits to St James’ Park (W5 D4).
Arsene Wenger has won 10 of his 11 meetings with Steve McClaren in the Premier League (L1).
Aston Villa 2 Sunderland 2
Aston Villa have only kept one clean sheet in their last 11 Premier League games at Villa Park.
Only two teams have conceded more PL penalties than Sunderland (6) since the start of last season (Spurs 8, West Brom 7).
Scott Sinclair has scored five of his six Premier League penalties. He went on to net more than once in a top-flight game for the first time.
Sinclair has scored five goals in his last two games in all competitions.
Jeremain Lens has two assists and one goal in four Premier League appearances.
Tim Sherwood’s win percentage as Premier League manager has fallen below 50% for the first time (49%).
Sunderland have won just eight points in 12 Premier League away games in 2015 (W1 D5 L6).
Aston Villa have won just four of their last 19 Barclays Premier League matches at Villa Park.
Bournemouth 1 Leicester City 1
Callum Wilson has scored four goals in his last two league games.
Jamie Vardy has three goals and an assist in his last five Premier League appearances.
Five of the eight penalties in the top-flight this season have been won and taken by the same player, including Vardy’s.
Leicester City have gone five away games unbeaten for the first time in the Premier League.
Bournemouth have only lost one of their last 12 home league matches (W6 D5).
After leading 1-0 at half-time in this game, Bournemouth only managed a single blocked shot in the second-half as Leicester came back to draw.
Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 2
Bakary Sako has scored five goals and made four assists in his last nine league appearances (for Wolves and Crystal Palace).
Jose Mourinho managed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge for the 100th time in the Premier League, but saw his side lose for only the second time.
It was also the Portuguese tactician’s 200th Premier League game; despite defeat, he has more points than any other manager at this stage (453).
Falcao scored his first Premier League goal since January 31st; he had gone 15 games without one before today.
Chelsea have conceded 2+ goals in back-to-back Premier League home games for the first time since November 2011.
The Blues have also conceded 2+ games in four consecutive games (all venues) for the first time since December 2006.
Chelsea have conceded nine goals in four games this term; their worst defensive record at this stage since 1971/72 (10).
Chelsea’s four point total is the second lowest at this stage of a Premier League season by a reigning champion, after Blackburn’s three in 1995/96.
Jose Mourinho’s last seven Premier League defeats have come against a manager with a surname starting with P.
No team has won more points than Crystal Palace away from home in the Premier League in 2015 (25 – same as Arsenal).
Liverpool 0 West Ham United 3
Manuel Lanzini’s goal for West Ham at Liverpool is the fastest scored in the Premier League so far in 2015-16 (2:28).
Mark Noble has scored in consecutive Premier League games for the first time in his career.
Noble has been sent off on four occasions in the Premier League – in two of these, he’s also scored.
West Ham United have been shown six red cards in 10 games this season (all comps), compared to three in 43 matches in 2014-15.
This was the first Premier League game since January 10th 2015 to see both sides receive a red card.
This was West Ham’s first top-flight league victory at Anfield since September 1963; ending a run of 42 successive top-flight trips there without a win.
Liverpool mustered just one shot on target in this game; the third time that they have done had just one shot on target at Anfield in a PL match since the start of last season (never 0 shots).
Manchester City 2 Watford 0
Watford have failed to register a shot on target in their last two Premier League games.
Eight of Fernandinho’s Premier League goals have been scored at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City are unbeaten in their last 25 home Premier League games against newly-promoted opposition (W23 D2 L0), with their last defeat coming against Reading in February 2007.
There were 978 successful passes in this match; the most in a single Premier League game so far this season (Man City – 593, Watford – 385).
Watford have won just three of their 40 Premier League away matches (W3 D7 L30).
Manchester City have become the ninth team to win 10+ successive Premier League games.
Stoke 0 West Bromwich Albion 1
Stoke had two players sent off in the first half of this match – the 10th time that a side have been reduced to nine men in the Premier League before half-time.
This was the third quickest that a side has been reduced to 10 men in a single Premier League game (31 mins).
The last team to have two men sent off in the first half of a Premier League game before Saturday was also Stoke (v Newcastle on 26/12/2013).
Strangely, Stoke only committed four fouls in this match (and received two reds) – only one team have conceded fewer in a single PL game this season (Arsenal; 2 v Liverpool).
Salomon Rondon scored his first Premier League goal for WBA with his seventh shot (incuding blocked).
Tony Pulis managed his first game back at the Britannia Stadium since leaving the club in May 2013.
Tottenham 0 Everton 0
Tottenham have failed to win their first four games of a Premier League season for the first time since 2008/09.
Everton have failed to score in four of their last five Premier League meetings with Spurs.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men had 20 shots (including blocked) without scoring, their highest figure without scoring since registering 21 against Man City in May.
Everton had won their two previous games in London before meeting Spurs. They’ve still never won three Premier League games in a row in the capital.
Harry Kane has now scored only two goals from 28 shots in his last 12 Premier League appearances. In his previous 12 PL games, he scored 14 goals from 33 shots.
Indeed, Kane has failed to score with any of his 13 shots this season (including blocked).
There have now been eight goalless draws between these sides in the Premier League – no other fixture has seen more (Everton v Liverpool also eight).
The Toffees have lost just one of their last six away games in the Premier League (W3 D2).

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