Facts: Rooney leads the way but Suarez and Aguero fluff their lines

Stats from our friends at Opta on the weekend's Premier League games, illustrated by our Stats Zone app...

Chelsea 3-1 Southampton

  • Chelsea have now won 8 points from losing positions in the Premier League this season, more than any other side.
  • This game had the 7th lowest pass completion rate of the season (from 130 PL games) – 73.5%.
  • Jay Rodriguez’s goal after 13 seconds was Southampton’s only shot on target of the game.
  • Chelsea scored 2 of the 4 headed goals in the Premier League this weekend.
  • Southampton caught Chelsea offside 7 times, a weekend high. They have provoked the joint most offsides in the PL this season (46, level with Spurs).
  • Ramires made 10 tackles in this game, more than any other player. He also conceded a weekend-high 6 fouls.

Chelsea 3-1 Saints: Report • Reaction: Chelsea, Southampton • Stats Zone
 
ANALYSIS What FourFourTwo's Ben Welch learned at Stamford Bridge 
 

Man City 3-0 Swansea

  • In 7 home games this season Manchester City have scored 29 goals – more than any other Premier League side has managed in total.
  • Man City were the only side to complete more than 90% of their passes this weekend. 
  • Sergio Aguero had a weekend-high 6 shots from inside the area this weekend but 4 were off target and he failed to score.

Man City 3-0 Swansea: Report • Reaction: Man City, SwanseaStats Zone
 

Hull 3-1 Liverpool

  • Hull scored more than 1 goal in a Premier League fixture for only the 2nd time this season.
  • Luis Suarez had 5 of Liverpool’s 9 shots in this game.
  • Liverpool had more ball touches than any other side this weekend (787).

Hull 3-1 Liverpool: Report • Reaction: Hull, LiverpoolStats Zone
 

Tottenham 2-2 Man United

  • Wayne Rooney has netted 5 Premier League away goals this term, equalling his total for the entire 2012/13 campaign.
  • Rooney had 5 of United’s 8 shots in this match.
  • Aaron Lennon played 20 minutes of the second half without making a single pass (and was then substituted).
  • Manchester United have conceded 20 goals in their last 10 Premier League away games, failing to keep a clean sheet in any of them.

Spurs 2-2 Man United: Report • Reaction: Spurs, Man UnitedStats Zone
 

Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

  • 18 of Newcastle’s 19 Premier League goals this season have been scored by Frenchmen.
  • Chris Brunt’s goal was West Brom’s only shot on target in the match.
  • Newcastle hit 9 shots from outside the box, more than any other side this weekend.

Newcastle 2-1 West Brom: Report • Reaction: Newcastle, West BromStats Zone
 

Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

  • Christian Benteke has now gone 7 Premier League games without a goal – his longest drought in the English top flight.
  • Sunderland have gone 5 away matches without scoring in the PL for the first time since May 2009 (when they went 6 games goalless).
  • Steven Fletcher was caught offside 4 times, more than any other PL player this weekend.

Villa 0-0 Sunderland: Report • Reaction: Villa, SunderlandStats Zone
 

Cardiff 0-3 Arsenal

  • Mesut Ozil has now made 6 assists this season, the most in the top flight.
  • Ramsey’s opener was Arsenal’s 5th headed goal of the campaign from only their 7th headed shot on target.
  • Arsenal played 5 of the 18 through-balls in the Premier League this weekend. Overall, the Gunners have a league-high 22 of them this season.

Cardiff 0-3 Arsenal: Report • Reaction: Cardiff, ArsenalStats Zone
 

Everton 4-0 Stoke

  • Gareth Barry has already made more PL assists this season (3) than he did in 31 games for Manchester City last term. He made 2 in this game alone.
  • Everton defenders have scored 5 PL goals this season – more than those of any other side.
  • Stoke didn’t hit a single shot off target (3 on target, 1 blocked).
  • Gerard Deulofeu had 4 shots on target, more than any other player in the PL this weekend.
  • Peter Crouch misplaced 22 passes, more than any other player this weekend – but he did win 14 of his 17 aerial duels.

Everton 4-0 Stoke: Report • Reaction: Everton, StokeStats Zone
 

Norwich 1-0 Crystal Palace

  • Norwich have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 8 home league matches, only conceding 7 times in this run.
  • Marouane Chamakh won more fouls than any other player this weekend (6).
  • Palace hit a weekend-high 7 blocked shots.

Norwich 1-0 Palace: Report • Reaction: Norwich, PalaceStats Zone

West Ham 3-0 Fulham

  • Going into this weekend’s games, Mohamad Diame had fired in more shots without scoring than any other player (27, including blocked).
  • Stewart Downing got his first assist of the season with his 24th chance created.
  • Fulham didn’t manage a single shot on target.
  • The Hammers hit the woodwork twice, more than any other side this weekend.
  • Adel Taarabt embarked on a weekend-high 13 dribbles in this game.

West Ham 3-0 Fulham: Report • Reaction: West Ham, FulhamStats Zone
 
ANALYSIS What FourFourTwo's Ben Welch learned at Upton Park
 


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