‘Tis the season…to watch plenty of Premier League football, with the first round of festive fixtures being completed this weekend.
It is of course Christmas Eve, and while everyone is looking forward to tomorrow’s festivities, there has been plenty of sensational results and performances to look back on.
If you are planning on going for a festive pint in the pub in the coming days, here are 10 of the best stats from this weekends Premier League football to discuss with your mates.
- Only two teams – Chelsea in 2005-06 (49) and Manchester City in 2017-18 (52) – have had more points after 18 Premier League games in a season than Liverpool do (48).
- Arsenal‘s 3-1 win over Huddersfield was the first time that the Gunners went into the break with a lead this season.
- Joshua King has been directly involved in 44 Premier League goals for Bournemouth (35 goals, 9 assists), 10 more than any other player (Callum Wilson on 34).
- Leicester‘s James Maddison has created more Premier League chances than any other English player this season (41).
- Ralph Hasenhuttl has won two of his three Premier League games in charge of Southampton – only one fewer than Mark Hughes managed in 22 attempts as Saints boss.
- Manchester City have lost two of their past three Premier League games – as many as in their previous 61 combined.
- Fulham’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle was the first time the West London club kept a clean sheet all season.
- West Ham have failed to keep a clean sheet in 10 of their past 11 Premier League home games.
- Manchester United‘s 5-1 win over Cardiff was the first time United had scored five goals since the final day of Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign.
- Everton 2-6 Spurs was the highest scoring Premier League game of the season so far.