Stats Zone Premier League Games of the Year 2014/15: Shots, passes, tackles, fouls

You've seen the other awards (right? RIGHT?), so now it's time to pick out the top flight's most noteworthy matches...

FFT has paid tribute to the top men this season – see goalkeeper, full-back, centre-back, central midfielder, attacking midfielder, striker, young player and our No.1 – but what about the Premier League's most stat-friendly fixtures this season? Read on, with hope in your heart... 

Most passes in a game: 1,189

Man United 4-0 QPRSep 14, 2014
Not quite the springboard for success where Louis van Gaal's side were concerned, but it was something of an ominous sign for QPR after this hiding. United toyed with the west Londoners in midfield, racking up a dizzying 754 passes and netting via new boys Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera. Wayne Rooney wrapped up a first-half rout and Juan Mata applied the finishing touches to a dominant display, but Harry's mob had given up long before that.

Fewest passes in a game: 574

QPR 0-0 West HamApr 25, 2015
Get used to seeing QPR in this awards list – and even this particular match. Rangers fluffed their chance to claim a huge three points after Charlie Austin missed a penalty in this hoof-tastic clash. West Ham duo James Collins and Reece Burke were forced into a whopping 20 clearances each, while Cheikhou Kouyate was sent up for 17 aerial duels in midfield – 9 of which he won. Probable neck ache for referee Mike Jones.

Best pass completion: 88.72%

Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa, Sep 27, 2014
West Brom 3-0 Chelsea, May 18, 2015

Two 3-0 scorelines involving the Blues, and horror shows for fans of terrier-like pressing. A seventh-minute lead knocked the wind out of Villa's sails (below), before second-half goals from Diego Costa and Willian secured an easy three points at Stamford Bridge. That the Blues were allowed to complete 643 of their 701 passes didn't say much for Villa's efforts in September, with Jose Mourinho's men in turn allowing Villa to knock the ball about harmlessly in midfield. Against West Brom, Chelsea players strung 558 passes together compared with the Baggies' 367, meanwhile, but the hosts were happy to sit on an early lead with a man advantage for an hour... and duly thump the champions at The Hawthorns. 

Worst pass completion: 58.71%

QPR 0-0 West Ham, Apr 25, 2015
We did warn you. Three of the four worst pass-completion rates this season were QPR home games.

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