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Premier League weekend: 10 best stats

The Premier League is back after the first international break of the season, with the table starting to take shape.

Chelsea and Liverpool remain the only two Premier League clubs to have their 100% records intact after Watford finally tasted defeat at the hands of a resurgent Manchester United.

West Ham picked up their first points of the season after a 3-1 victory over Everton, while Burnley slide to the foot of the table after yet another defeat.

If you are off to the pub to watch the final Premier League game of the weekend on Monday night, here are 10 of the best stats that you can impress your mates with:

  • Georginio Wijnaldum’s winning goal for Liverpool was his first ever away goal in the Premier League.

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  • Maurizio Sarri is only the fourth manager to have won all five of his first Premier League matches
  • In the five games Fulham have played this season, they have worn four different kits.

  • Burnley have already lost four out of their five games and are yet to win. It took them until December to lose that many last year.
  • Eden Hazard’s hat-trick against Cardiff takes his tally to five goals in five games, his best ever start to a Premier League campaign.

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  • Romelu Lukaku’s goal for Manchester United against Watford was his 105th Premier League goal, taking him one more than his hero, and former Chelsea teammate, Didier Drogba.
  • Manchester United have won all 11 games which Chris Smalling has scored in.
  • Tottenham v Liverpool is now the Premier League’s highest-scoring fixture with 152 goals, overtaking Arsenal v Everton (151).
  • Since the start of 2018, only Mohamed Salah (23) has been directly involved in more Premier League goals that Marko Arnautovic (16).

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  • Wilfried Zaha has netted eight goals in his last 10 Premier League games. It took him 44 games to score the previous eight goals. Form.
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