Sunday stats: The stars from Selhurst and Goodison

Date published: Sunday 3rd January 2016 6:48

Oscar and Diego Costa: Impressed for Chelsea at Crystal Palace

Oscar and Diego Costa shone for Chelsea at Crystal Palace on Sunday, while Romelu Lukaku and Dele Alli continue to impress for Everton and Tottenham.

Oscar, Willian and Costa scored in the early game to earn Chelsea a 3-0 win at Selhurst Park before title-chasing Tottenham impressed but were held to a 1-1 draw by Everton in the 4pm kick-off at Goodison Park.

Here are the key Opta stats from the two games…

Crystal Palace 0 Chelsea 3

Report: Oscar, Willian and Diego Costa scored to earn Guus Hiddink his first win back at Chelsea.

Analysis: Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas showed a return to form at Selhurst Park; now for Eden Hazard.


This was Chelsea’s first away victory in their last eight Premier League away games (L4 D3) and the first since August when they beat West Brom 3-2 at The Hawthorns.

Crystal Palace have enjoyed just two wins in their last seven home Premier League games (D2 L3).

Eden Hazard has gone 2289 minutes without a goal for Chelsea in all competitions (since scoring v Crystal Palace on May 3, 2015).

Oscar has netted two in his last four in all competitions for Chelsea after netting just one in the 14 before that.

Diego Costa’s assist was his first in his last 20 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea.

Seven of Willian’s eight goals for Chelsea this season in all competitions have come from outside the box.

Costa has had a hand in four goals in his last two Premier League games (three goals, one assist), the same total he managed in his previous 14 league appearances this season.

Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in nine of their last 12 London derbies in the Premier League.

Chelsea registered their biggest Premier League win in almost a year, since beating Swansea 5-0 on January 17th 2015. 

Everton 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1

Report: Aaron Lennon and Dele Alli scored fine goals as the spoils were shared at Goodison Park.

Analysis: This was better from Everton, but how long will it be before Roberto Martinez is under pressure?


Everton scored with their first shot of the game.

Aaron Lennon bagged his first Premier League goal in 15 appearances.

Lennon scored his first Premier League goal for Everton at Goodison Park in his 12th appearance there for the Toffees.

Romelu Lukaku has been directly involved in 10 goals in his last six Premier League games at Goodison Park (7 goals, 3 assists).

Dele Alli has scored or assisted six goals in his last seven Premier League appearances (three goals, three assists).

Spurs are unbeaten in their last nine top-flight games on the road, winning four and drawing five.

Everton have won just three of their last 13 Premier League games (W3 D6 L4).

These two sides have both drawn a league-high nine Premier League games this season.

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