The stats you need to know ahead of your club's 2015/16 season opener

How many free-kicks did Memphis Depay score last season? Who won 11 penalties for his side? And what's ominous about Monday night's clash between West Brom and Man City?

Arsenal vs West Ham

  • Arsenal have lost just 1 of their last 14 Premier League fixtures on the opening weekend, winning 9 (D4).
  • West Ham won on their last trip to Highbury in 2005/06 and on their first trip to the Emirates in 2006/07 but have not won at Arsenal in the league since (D1 L6).
  • Petr Cech has posted the best saves to shots ratio (minimum 50 saves) of any goalkeeper in the Premier League over the last three seasons (78%).
  • Dimitri Payet created the most chances in the top five European leagues in 2014/15 (135).
  • West Ham scored 15 headed goals in 2014/15, second only to West Brom (16), while Arsenal conceded the highest proportion of goals to headers (36%).
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Bournemouth vs Aston Villa

  • The last two teams to gain promotion to the top flight for the first time (Reading and Hull) have both opened with a home win.
  • Aston Villa have never beaten a newly promoted Premier League side on opening day (D1 L2).
  • Only 14 players have made more Premier League appearances than Bournemouth new boy Sylvain Distin (457).
  • Bournemouth had more shots (573) and shots on target (268) than any other Championship side last season.
  • Callum Wilson was awarded 11 penalties in 2014/15; 6 more than any other player for an English league side.
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Chelsea vs Swansea

  • In 23 Premier League seasons, the defending champion has never lost their opening game (winning 20 and drawing 3).
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in 12 opening-day matches at Stamford Bridge, last losing to Blackburn in 1993 (W10 D2).
  • Diego Costa has scored more Premier League goals against Swansea than any other player (5) despite only playing twice against the Welsh side.
  • 18% of the goals conceded by Garry Monk’s side in the top-flight last term came against the Blues (9/49).
  • John Terry has never been substituted off in the Premier League by Jose Mourinho (175 starts, completed 90 minutes 174 times and been sent off once).
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