BitFootball picks out the best stats and facts to surface following another weekend of surprises and individual brilliance in the Premier League.
1 – Burnley’s only goal from their past six away matches was scored by Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Sean Dyche needs more from his attackers.
2 – Arsenal’s surprise 3-1 triumph over Chelsea was just their second win in 11 Premier League outings. The other three-point haul in that period was taken from Manchester United.
3 – Number of goals conceded by Chelsea goalkeepers Edouard Mendy, Willy Caballero, and Kepa Arrizabalaga in each of their most recent Premier League appearances.
4 – New West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce is unbeaten in his last four visits to Anfield following Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool. He was overseeing a different team in each game (Sunderland, Crystal Palace, Everton, and West Brom).
6 – Number of times Liverpool have failed to win over their opening 15 Premier League matches of this season. They’ve dropped points in as many games as they did over the entirety of last season.
7 – West Ham United are yet to beat Brighton & Hove Albion in seven Premier League meetings (four draws, three defeats).
9 – Shots struck by Ollie Watkins during Aston Villa’s 3-0 dismissal of Crystal Palace. He hit the woodwork twice and didn’t score, but he was a permanent threat in a fine performance by Dean Smith’s Villans.
10 – Patrick Bamford’s goal tally after his penalty in Leeds United’s 1-0 win over Burnley. Only three players have scored more for a newly promoted side after 15 matches: Andy Cole (15 in 1993-94), Kevin Phillips (13 in 1999-00), and Alan Shearer (12 in 1992-93).
13 – Manchester City’s clean sheets in all competitions – more than any other club in Europe’s top five leagues. Ruben Dias and John Stones have formed a near-impenetrable partnership.
15 – Sheffield United’s winless start to the season following Saturday’s 1-0 home loss to Everton (two draws, 13 defeats). Only Queens Park Rangers in 2012-13 had a longer wait for their first victory of a Premier League campaign (16 matches – seven draws, nine defeats).
17 – Since his debut in English football, no player has scored as many away goals (11) and laid on as many assists (six) on the road as Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes.
22 – Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s reputation continues to grow with Fulham. He won 22 duels during Saturday’s goalless draw with Southampton, and also touched the ball 67 times, won 10 tackles, and completed six take-ons.
37 – Clearances West Brom pummeled from inside their own box at Anfield.
86 – Tottenham Hotspur took the lead after 57 seconds at Wolverhampton Wanderers before letting their advantage slip with four minutes of normal time remaining. In their last three away matches, Jose Mourinho’s Spurs have conceded goals in the 81st, 90th, and 86th minutes.
107 – Youri Tielemans had the most touches in Leicester City’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United. The Foxes midfielder also led the match in passes (79), ball recoveries (14), duels won (12), entries into the final third (11), and completed dribbles (six).