Eden Hazard, Chelsea

Facts: Hazard grabs two assists - but who's got more since the start of last season?

Eyebrow-raising 'well I never's from this weekend's Premier League action...

Everton 1-0 West Ham

  • Romelu Lukaku’s goal was the first that West Ham had conceded in the Premier League away from home in 375 minutes of action.
  • Leighton Baines picked up his first assist of the season in the Premier League, with his last coming on April 7, 2013.
  • West Ham only managed 1 shot on target in this game.
  • Everton had the most shots in the PL this weekend (16, excluding blocked), but 13 of them were off target. 

"Special" Deulofeu helps Toffees to victoryAnalyse it with Stats Zone

Fulham 1-3 Chelsea

  • Fulham conceded the first goal of the game for the 20th time this season; more than any other side.
  • Andre Schürrle has scored 6 goals in 8 Premier League starts for Chelsea this season (0 in 12 sub appearances).
  • Schürrle scored 3 goals with 3 shots on target in this game. Fernando Torres also had 3 shots on target, but didn’t score.
  • This victory was Chelsea’s 100th Premier League London derby victory (P201, W100).
  • Only Wayne Rooney (19) has more assists in the Premier League than Eden Hazard (18) since the start of the 2012/13 season.

Why the title is Chelsea's to lose • Analyse it with Stats Zone

Hull 1-4 Newcastle

  • Newcastle have won all 7 of the Premier League away games that they have scored first in this season.
  • Newcastle scored as many goals in this match (4) as in their previous 9 PL games combined.
  • Hull players only attempted 5 dribbles in this game; 7 players made more in the PL this weekend.

Alan, Alan, Alan...Analyse it with Stats Zone

Stoke 1-0 Arsenal

  • Since joining Arsenal, no player has given away more penalties in the Premier League for Arsenal than Laurent Koscielny (6).
  • The Gunners have failed to score in just 4 of their 28 Premier League games this season, with 2 of those coming in their last 3 matches.
  • This was Stoke’s first clean sheet in 12 Premier League matches. 
  • Arsene Wenger’s side failed to muster a shot on target in the second half. 

Arsenal and Stoke should get a roomAnalyse it with Stats Zone

Southampton 0-3 Liverpool

  • Luis Suarez's opener ended a run of 6 hours and 52 minutes without a Premier League goal for the Uruguayan.
  • Suarez is the outright top goalscorer (24) and assist maker (10) in the PL this season. 
  • Raheem Sterling scored a goal with his first touch after coming on as a substitute.
  • Daniel Sturridge failed to score in a PL appearance for the first time since November 9, 2013.
  • Suarez has won 13 penalties in the PL since his debut for Liverpool; 7 more than any other player in the same period.

"Now you're gonna believe us, we're gonna win the league" • Analyse it with Stats Zone

Aston Villa 4-1 Norwich

  • Aston Villa have only kept 2 clean sheets at home this season; a joint-low with Fulham.
  • Christian Benteke has scored a league-high 5 headed goals this season.
  • Aston Villa scored 4 first-half goals in a PL game for only the second time (also vs Wimbledon in Feb 95).
  • The Villains had 4 shots on target in this game and scored 4 times (one was an own goal, so doesn’t count as a shot on target).
  • Villa scored only their second goal of the season from a corner.

Chris Hughton's time may well be upAnalyse it with Stats Zone

Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace

  • Swansea had 83.4% of possession in the first half of this game.
  • Palace have conceded just 10 goals in their last 10 Premier League games.
  • Crystal Palace recovered only their second point from a losing position all season.
  • Swansea made more long passes than any other team this weekend (73).
  • Yannick Bolasie attempted 15 dribbles in this game; a league high.

Swansea flatter to deceive... againAnalyse it with Stats Zone

Tottenham 1-0 Cardiff

  • Roberto Soldado scored his first goal from open play in the Premier League since October 20 (vs Aston Villa).
  • Emmanuel Adebayor has scored 8 and assisted 3 in 12 PL games under Tim Sherwood.
  • Cardiff have failed to score in more games than any other team in the top flight this season (16), including the last 4 in a row. They have now played 399 minutes of football without netting.

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