Premier League stats of the weekend: Nine interesting facts from match-day eight

Premier League stats of the weekend: Nine interesting facts from match-day eight

 

The Premier League is finally back!

After what seemed to be the longest ever international break, top-flight football returned with a bang at the weekend with goals and

incidents galore.

Despite Swansea’s attempts in the second half at the Emirates, Arsenal held on to secure a 3-2 victory over Bob Bradley’s charges.

That result put Arsene Wenger’s side level on points with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the top, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Everton.

Leicester’s title defence continued to take a tumble as Chelsea were 3-0 winners at Stamford Bridge, while Mike Phelan began his role as official Hull City manager with a 6-1 defeat at Bournemouth.

All that and much more action spurned up some interesting statistics.

truecelebmedia has narrowed the list down to nine brilliant pub ammo for the week ahead…

 

 

1. Arsenal surpass 1,000 points on home soil
1. Arsenal surpass 1,000 points on home soil

 

2. Joe Allen became the first Welshman to score twice in the PL for three years since Aaron Ramsey (v Cardiff, November 2013)
2. Joe Allen became the first Welshman to score twice in the PL for three years since Aaron Ramsey (v Cardiff, November 2013)

 

3. Mike Dean leads the way in the refereeing charts
3. Mike Dean leads the way in the refereeing charts for awarding penalty kicks, 19 in total 

 

4. Arsenal's Granit Xhaka has been sent off more than ANY other player in Europe's top five leagues since the start of 2015/16.
4. Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka has been sent off more than ANY other player in Europe’s top five leagues since the start of 2015/16.

 

5. Southampton terrorised Burnley
5. Southampton terrorised Burnley, Burnley Tom Heaton was busy that afternoon making the most saves by a stopper in the league this term.11

 

6. Manchester City's penalty luck
6. Manchester City’s penalty luck. ManCity had been awarded more penalty kick this term.

 

 

7. Watford's Greek match-winner
7. Watford’s Greek match-winner. Jose Holebas who scored the only goal of the game against Middlesbrough, became the first Greek player to score in the premier league for just over 5years.

 

8. Charlie Daniels is the league’s best-scoring defender
8. Charlie Daniels is the league’s best-scoring defender since last season till this term.

 

9. Love him or loathe him, Diego Costa is effective for Chelsea
9. Love him or loathe him, Diego Costa is effective for Chelsea. has had a hand in 50 premier league goals in his 62 games for Chelsea, 39 goals 11 assist 

 

 

 

 

 

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