Facts: Meet the 100% pass masters - and the surprising hatchet men

Presenting fascinating facts from each of the weekend's Premier League games...

Chelsea 3-1 Man United

  • Antonio Valencia conceded 5 fouls – a joint Premier League high this weekend with Liverpool's Raheem Sterling.
  • Michael Carrick was top passer with 67 completed out of 78 (and United had the top five passers), but John Terry and Danny Welbeck each completed all 26 attempted passes.

Debrief: United playing in their own shadow • Analyse it at Stats Zone
 

Swansea 1-3 Tottenham

  • Swansea conceded only 6 fouls in this game.
  • Nabil Bentaleb made 10 tackles in this game, the most by a Spurs player in a PL match this season, and the joint-third most by a player from any club.

Debrief: Sherwood showing something AVB didn't • Analyse it at Stats Zone
 

Liverpool 2-2 Aston Villa

  • Martin Skrtel made a round joint-high 22 clearances in this game. He has made more than any other player this season: 222.
  • Aston Villa managed just 3 interceptions; only Chelsea have managed fewer in a PL game this season (2, against Fulham).

Five lessons from Liverpool 2-2 Aston Villa • Analyse it at Stats Zone
 

Arsenal 2-0 Fulham

  • Jack Wilshere had more touches (128) than any other player this weekend, only 6 players have had more in a game this season.
  • Fulham attempted just 4 unblocked shots in this match, fewer than any other side this weekend.

Five lessons from Arsenal 2-0 Fulham • Analyse it at Stats Zone
 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Stoke

  • Stoke had a round-high 5 headed shots in this match, 2 of which were on target.
  • Palace managed 6 shots on target in this match, only twice before this season have they managed more.

Analysis: Defensive diligence pleases Pulis • Analyse it at Stats Zone
 

Man City 4-2 Cardiff

  • Man City attempted a round-low 6 long balls in this match.
  • Touches in the opposition box: Man City managed a round-high 55, Cardiff a round-low 6.

Analysis: City score but leave door open • Analyse it at Stats Zone
 

Norwich 1-0 Hull

  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel has managed only 4 shots on target in 13 Premier League appearances.
  • Hull failed to get a shot on target, the only team to do this this weekend.
  • No Premier League team has conceded more headed goals than Hull this term (7).

Analysis: Snodgrass the difference • Analyse it at Stats Zone
 

West Ham 1-3 Newcastle

  • West Ham players were successful with just 2 of the 12 dribbles they attempted in this game, the worst rate of any side this weekend. Their completion rate of 44% is the Premier League's second-worst, better only than Palace (39%).
  • Newcastle made 45 headed clearances in this match; only Palace have made more in a PL game this season (47 v Hull).

Analysis: One-dimensional Hammers too easy to face • Analyse it at Stats Zone
 

Sunderland 2-2 Southampton

  • Sunderland only had 15 touches of the ball before Southampton’s opener in the fourth minute.
  • Southampton had the best tackle-winning rate this weekend, 87%.
  • The visitors completed more than twice as many passes as their hosts (462 to 209).  

Analysis: Time Poyet had some luck • Analyse it at Stats Zone
 


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