Welcome to our weekly review of some of the leading stats and facts from the latest round of Premier League games.
With his match-winning batch against Hull City, Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez became the first player to score two or more goals in three consecutive Premier League appearances against the same team since former Gunner Thierry Henry against Charlton Athletic in 2002. He has now scored seven goals in four Premier League games against the Tigers.
With their 2-0 win against Watford, Manchester United became the first club to win a total 2,000 points in the Premier League. Arsenal are second in the list with 1,797 points. United’s all-time goal difference in the competition is now + 1,001.
With Everton recording their first goalless draw since their visit to Crystal Palace on 13 April 2016, this was Middlesbrough’s fifth game to end without a goal in this Premier League campaign.
Stoke City have now lost only one of their last 11 home games in the Premier League while Crystal Palace had now won only one of their last 11 Premier League games, including eight under new manager Sam Allardyce.
Southampton’s 4-0 drubbing of Sunderland equalled their biggest-ever away win in the top division. The Saints also won 4-0 at Queens Park Rangers on 2 February 1985 and Leicester City on 8 December 2001, and 6-2 at Chelsea on 2 September 1967.
It was also their biggest-ever win at Sunderland. The previous best was a 3-0 victory in League Division One at Roker Park on 2 March 1968 when Ron Davies (2) and Terry Paine scored the Saints’ goals. It was the Black Cats’ biggest home defeat since Aston Villa’s 4-0 win in the Premier League on 14 March 2015.
West Ham United’s 100th drawn home game in the Premier League was the Hammers’ first draw in their last 11 league and cup games. It also means six of West Bromwich Albion’s last eight visits to West Ham United had now ended in draws.
Liverpool have not lost any of the 12 league games this season against a side currently in the top-half of the Premier League table while Tottenham Hotspur have now won only one of their last 17 away games in the Premier League against the other clubs currently in the top six.
Burnley have completed a run of six consecutive home games without defeat in the top division for the first time since September 1975. Meanwhile Premier League favourites Chelsea had now won only one of their four away games in the Premier League so far in 2017. Nevertheless, the football tipsters rate them strongly to progress in the FA Cup ahead of their 5th Round clash with Wolves.
While Swansea City’s recent revival continued with the 100th victory in the top division, Leicester City became the first reigning champions to fail to score in six consecutive league games.
With their Monday night defeat to Manchester City, AFC Bournemouth remained without a win in their first six league games of a year for the first time since 1960.