PL stats: Derby kings WHU continue best start

Date published: Saturday 24th October 2015 7:28

West Ham: Celebrate their best start for 40 years

West Ham: Celebrate their best start for 40 years

Check out all the stats from Saturday’s Premier League action, with West Ham continuing their best ever Premier League start and Chelsea their worst.

Aston Villa 1-2 Swansea City

Jordan Ayew scored his first Premier League goal in what was his sixth appearance in the competition.

His brother Andre Ayew scored his fifth Premier League goal in his 10th appearance in the competition.

Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored (16) or assisted (14) 30 goals in 60 Premier League apps for Swansea – only Wilfried Bony (31) has been involved in more for the club in the competition.

Aston Villa have won just one of their nine Premier League meetings with Swansea (D3 L5), losing each of the last four.

There have only been seven goals scored from direct free-kicks in the Premier League so far this season and four of these have been in games involving Swansea (scored one, conceded three).

Aston Villa have lost eight of their 10 Premier League games in 2015-16; becoming only the 10th side to lose 8+ of their opening 10 PL matches in a season. Of the previous nine, five were relegated at the end of the campaign.

Micah Richards Ashley Williams Aston Villa v Swansea TEAMtalk

Leicester City 1-0 Crystal Palace

Jamie Vardy became only the fifth different English player to score in 7+ successive Premier League games after Alan Shearer (7), Ian Wright (7), Mark Stein (7) and Daniel Sturridge (8).

Overall, Vardy has become just the eighth different player to score in 7+ consecutive Premier League appearances.

Vardy has had a hand in 19 goals in his last 20 Premier League appearances (14 goals, five assists).

Leicester City have claimed their 100th Premier League win in this match.

The Foxes have tasted defeat only once in their last 14 top-flight matches (W8 D5).

Crystal Palace have now lost four of their last six Premier League matches (W2) and have failed to score in three of these games.

This was the first time in Leicester’s last 11 PL matches that they have not been involved in a game which has seen both teams score.

Danny Drinkwater recorded 88 touches in this game; no Leicester City player has managed more in a single PL matches this season.

Norwich City 0-1 West Bromwich Albion

Norwich have won just three of their last 10 league games against West Brom (L7).

At Carrow Road, the hosts have lost five of their last six league clashes with West Brom (W1).

Norwich City have conceded more goals than any other side in the Premier League this season (21)

West Bromwich Albion have kept a league-high 16 clean sheets in the Premier League since Tony Pulis’ first game in charge of them on January 10th 2015.

WBA have kept six clean sheets in their last nine Premier League games.

Quique Sanchez Flores Troy Deeney Watford TEAMtalk

Stoke City 0-2 Watford

Troy Deeney scored his first goal in the Premier League with what was his 25th shot (inc. blocked) in the competition.

Odion Ighalo has been involved in each of Watford’s last seven Premier League goals (five goals, two assists).

Ighalo is the first player to have assisted more than once in a Premier League game for Watford (two today).

Watford won their first ever Premier League game in the month of October (P11 W1 D4 L6).

Watford are unbeaten in their last six league meetings with Stoke City (W4 D2) and have kept a clean sheet in all six of these games.

Stoke have failed to score in their last four league games at the Britannia Stadium against the Hornets (L3 D1).

West Ham United 2-1 Chelsea

This is West Ham’s best ever start to a PL season after 10 games (20 points), while it’s Chelsea’s worst ever start to a PL campaign after 10 games (11 points).

Jose Mourinho has lost six of his last 12 PL matches; immediately before that run, he had lost six in 64 in the English top-flight.

West Ham have now won their three Premier League London derbies so far this season (also v Arsenal and Crystal Palace) – they only won two PL London derbies in the whole of 2014-15.

Mauro Zarate scored his first ever PL goal at Upton Park in this match.

West Ham United scored their first goal against Chelsea in 467 minutes.

Chelsea have conceded the first goal in five of their 10 PL matches this season; they only managed it in eight games throughout the entire 2014/15 campaign.

Nine of Andy Carroll’s last 16 Premier League goals have been from headers (56%).

The Hammers have scored in 10 successive PL games for the first time since a run which ended in November 2009.

West Ham’s 17 competitive games this season have witnessed 11 red cards – no other PL side have seen more than five reds in their games in 2015-16 (all comps).

Gary Cahill scored his first league goal since November 2014 in this match.

Olivier Giroud Arsenal TEAMtalk

Arsenal 2-1 Everton

Olivier Giroud has now scored in four of his last five appearances for Arsenal in all competitions.

Giroud has netted five goals in the Gunners’ last five meetings with Everton in all competitions.

Arsenal have lost just one of their last 17 Premier League meetings with Everton (W10 D6).

Mesut Ozil picked up his 7th Premier League assist of the 2015-16 campaign – more than any other player.

The Gunners have now scored 89 Premier League goals against Everton – no side has scored more against a single opponent in the competition (Man Utd also have 89 v Everton).

Arsenal are now on 1999 goals in all competitions under Arsene Wenger.

Gareth Barry received his sixth Premier League red card – four of which have come against London clubs.

 

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