The Premier League was filled with drama, pleasure and speaking factors as standard this weekend, with Liverpool placing the strain of Manchester Metropolis to catch them, Arsenal being overwhelmed, and Manchester United persevering with their advantageous run underneath Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Powered by Opta, here is a have a look at 11 of essentially the most fascinating stats from Saturday and Sunday…
Burnley have develop into the primary Premier League facet to attain no less than two objectives in a match with out having a single shot on course because the begin of the 2003/04 marketing campaign.
Bizarrely, Burnley nonetheless managed to beat a hapless Fulham this weekend regardless of not managing to register a single shot on course throughout the recreation. The Clarets’ 2-1 victory got here courtesy of personal objectives from Joe Bryan and Denis Odoi, each within the first half.
Rhys Healey performed his second Premier League match for Cardiff Metropolis – 4 years and 246 days after enjoying his first in opposition to Chelsea in Could 2014.
Previous to getting on the pitch in opposition to Huddersfield on Saturday, Healey might need been forgiven for considering he would by no means Premier League soccer once more. Between his two appearances almost 5 years aside, he was loaned to Colchester, Dundee, Newport, Torquay and MK Dons.
Crystal Palace have misplaced six of their 11 residence Premier League matches this season (W2 D3), just one fewer than they misplaced throughout the entirety of the 2017-18 marketing campaign (7).
Roy Hodgson has a advantageous document as a Premier League supervisor and Crystal Palace had been tipped to do nicely forward of the season. However issues simply have not labored out for the Eagles, with Saturday’s residence defeat in opposition to an inconsistent Watford their sixth of the season.
Southampton have received two of Ralph Hasenhüttl’s 4 away video games within the Premier League (D1 L1), as many victories on the highway within the competitors as in Mark Hughes’ full tenure on the membership (P12 W2 D3 L7).
It’s extra than simply new supervisor syndrome at Southampton underneath Hasenhüttl, who has to date overseen a major turnaround within the membership’s fortunes with the identical group of gamers. It begs the query, simply how poor was former boss Mark Hughes?
After scoring six objectives in his first 9 Premier League appearances for Everton, Richarlison has scored simply three objectives in his final 11 video games within the competitors.
Following a membership document switch from Watford that raised loads of eyebrows, Richarlison seems to be having an identical season with Everton after an electrical begin has disappointingly pale. He had an effort cleared off the road because the Toffees beat Bournemouth on Sunday.
Newcastle’s complete of 18 factors from their opening 22 matches is their lowest tally at this stage of a top-flight season since 1988/89 marketing campaign (17 factors), with the Magpies occurring to be relegated underneath supervisor Jim Smith.
Crushed by Chelsea this weekend, it says lots that in time period of factors Newcastle are at the moment worse off than they had been at this stage of the season than they had been in 2008/09 and 2015/16 once they had been relegated. They simply should hope there are three worse groups come Could.
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has each scored (10) and assisted (10) no less than 10 objectives in league video games this season – the one different participant inside the prime 5 European Leagues to have additionally accomplished so in 2018/19 is Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (16 objectives, 10 assists).
Hazard assisted Chelsea’s winner over Newcastle and the Belgian’s world class credentials are shining by means of this season. The concern for these at Stamford Bridge is that he’s nonetheless but to commit his future to the membership and will go away on the finish of the season.
Arsenal have taken simply two factors from their final 5 away Premier League video games (W0 D2 L3) – they received 13 within the 5 away video games previous to this run (W4 D1 L0). They’re additionally one among three groups but to guide at half-time in an away Premier League match this season.
Arsenal’s away document nonetheless leaves lots to be desired. The weekend’s defeat by the hands of a West Ham facet that contained a Samir Nasri coming again to the Premier League to hang-out his previous membership has left the Gunners six level adrift of the highest 4.
Tottenham have misplaced consecutive residence Premier League video games for the primary time since Could 2015. They’ve additionally misplaced 4 residence league video games this season – double the quantity they’d misplaced at residence of their earlier two Premier League campaigns mixed (2).
With Spurs seemingly not capable of depend on ‘Fortress Wembley’, they could be glad to see the again of the nationwide stadium at any time when they lastly get into their new residence. But it surely will not be till March on the earliest. Even then, the continuity of staying put till summer season could also be preferable.
Paul Pogba has been straight concerned in 53% of Man Utd’s 15 Premier League objectives since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took cost (4 objectives, 4 assists).
Whether or not he merely did not need to play for Jose Mourinho or the Portuguese was asking for one thing totally different, Paul Pogba, who assisted United’s winner in opposition to Spurs, has been acting at an entire new degree ever since Solskjaer arrived at Outdated Trafford final month.
Liverpool have 57 factors from 22 Premier League video games this season; in English top-flight historical past, solely Preston (58 in 1888/89), Tottenham (59 in 1960/61), Chelsea (61 in 2005/06) and Manchester Metropolis (62 in 2017/18) have ever had extra at this stage when adjusting to a few factors for a win.
In accordance with the numbers, this season’s Liverpool group, who had been capable of grind out a 1-Zero win over Brighton on Saturday with one other Mohamed Salah, is among the finest that English league soccer has ever seen in 130 years. They’ll solely blame themselves if they do not win the title.
Reigning champions Manchester Metropolis full the motion for this matchweek once they host Wolves on the Etihad Stadium in Monday evening’s recreation.