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Premier League – 10 best stats of the weekend

It has been another fine weekend of Premier League football, with Tottenham and Arsenal losing ground on the rest of the top six after they both suffered 1-0 defeats in the capital this weekend.

The situation is looking perilous at the bottom for Huddersfield and Fulham, while Newcastle slipped into the bottom three after their defeat to Chelsea.

While the results are all that really matter, here are 10 of the best stats from this weekends top-flight action.

  • Arsenal have taken just two points from their last five Premier League away games.
  • Liverpool‘s 1-0 win over Brighton was the Reds 50th clean sheet under Jurgen Klopp, with 42% of those coming since Virgil van Dijk’s debut last January.
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  • Burnley’s 2-1 win over Fulham incredible came about despite having zero shots on target
  • Huddersfield have failed to score in 52% of their Premier League matches (31 of 60)
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  • Watford‘s Craig Cathcart became the first player to both score a goal and an own goal in the same Premier League game since Ryan Shawcross in December 2017.
  • Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is only the second player in Europe’s top five leagues to have scored 10 goals and to have provided 10 assists in the league this season. Lionel Messi is the other.
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  • Shane Long’s last four Southampton goals have come under four different managers. (Puel, Pellegrino, Hughes and now Hasenhuttl)
  • Kurt Zouma was the 139th different player to score a Premier League goal for Everton. Only West Ham (147), Spurs (146) and Newcastle (141) have seen more players score for them.
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  • Tottenham Hotspur have lost consecutive home Premier League games for the first time since May 2015.
  • Paul Pogba has been directly involved in 53% of Manchester United‘s 15 Premier League goals (4 goals, 4 assists) since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge.
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