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?

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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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