The Premier League returned with a bang this weekend, with Chelsea’s long unbeaten run finally coming to an end at the hands of their London rivals, Spurs.
Manchester United‘s woes continued with a 0-0 home draw against struggling Palace, while Mr Dilly Dong got Fulham firing with a 3-2 win over Southampton.
While we know that the only stats that really matter are the scorelines, here at The Football Faithful, we also know that everyone loves a good stat to share with their mates down the pub, so, like we do every Monday morning, here are 10 of the best stats from this weekend’s action.
- Leicester have picked up four red cards in the Premier League this season, twice as many as any other side. Naughty.
- Everton have lost just one of their last 10 league games at Goodison Park. Fortress.
- Fulham are without a clean sheet in their last 17 Premier League games, conceding at least twice in 15 of those. Leaky.
- Manchester United kept their first clean sheet at Old Trafford in the league this season in their 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace.
- Crystal Palace had 13 shots against Manchester United, their most in an away Premier League game this season. However, just two were on target. Wasteful.
- Mohamed Salah has had a hand in six goals in his past five league matches for Liverpool (four goals, two assists) – as many as he managed in his previous 11. Form.
- Huddersfield’s 2-0 win over Wolves was the first time they had won an away Premier League game without conceding a goal. History.
- David Silva has scored in four consecutive competitive appearances for Man City for the first time. Class.
- Arsenal have already won as many Premier League away games this season (four) as they did in the whole of last season. De-Wengerised.
- Tottenham‘s Dele Alli has scored more goals against Chelsea than he has against any other side. Bogeyman.