Stats to know before the EPL weekend: Gameweek 13
0- The number of matches Manchester City have lost so far. The only undefeated team left in the top flight of English football.
1- Liverpool have recorded only one win in their last six attempts away from home. Can they better their record against Swansea at the weekend?
3- The number of South Americans to score multiple hat-tricks in the Premier. 2 hat-tricks from Suarez and Maxi Rodriguez. 4 hat-tricks from Tevez.
4- No wonder Mark Hughes faced the axe at mid-week. Only Everton(4pts, GD=-16) in 1994-95 have had a worst start to the season than QPR (4 pts, GD=-14)
6- The number of Africans to score multiple hat-tricks in the Premier. (4 for the “yak”Yakubu,3 hat-tricks for Drogba and Adebayor. 2 each for Ba, Yeboah & Benjani.)
6 again- The no. of goals Carlos Tevez has scored against Chelsea in their last 6 meetings. Will the blues be able to keep the Argentine assassin from striking again?
7- Fulham’s substitutes have scored more goals than any other team’s so far in the League. With Ruiz and Kacaniklic missing, will they be able to step up again?
12- The no. of goals conceded by Stoke City in the Premier League so far. Only Manchester City have a better defensive record.
12.84- Claudio Yacob loses possesion of the ball more than anyone else. Every 12. 84 minutes (>900 minutes played).
13- Aston Villa will certainly be up against as Arsenal pay them a visit at the weekend. They haven’t managed to come out on the winning side against the Gunners in their last 13 appearances at home (D6 L7).
21- Sandro, Tottenham’s tough tackling brazilian midfielder records a league-leading interception every 21.07 minutes. (>900 minutes played)
26 - Hatem Ben Arfa has so far created 26 goalscoring chances(including three assists) for Newcastle this season. His presence will be sorely missed as they look to get back to winning ways against Southampton at the weekend.
46 & 50- Mohamed Diamé and Mark Noble have put in the highest number of tackles in the Premier League with 46 & 50 respectively. That West Ham midfield sure is snappy.
50- The number of chances created by Leighton Baines this season for his team-mates. He is an integral part of the Toffees’ offense.
57- Michu, Swansea’s sensation Spanish import scores 57 % of his goals from headers for anyone having scored more than 5 goals.
88- Percentage of passes completed by Manchester United so far. The highest.
107.7- Minutes per goal. Luis Suarez is the most frequent striker in the Premier League this season. Only one other than Robin Van Persie to have a goal within every two hours.
169- No surprise as the towering Peter Crouch has lead the Premier League in the no. of aerial duels won. 169 of them.
388- Santi Cazorla, Arsenals’s Spanish Wizard has played a total of 388 passes in the final third. Highest in the league.
900- Sylvain Marveaux finally netted for Newcastle after playing 900 minutes for the club in midweek. Will he be able replace Ben Arfa?
1000- Only 3 men have so far played thousand passes or more this campaign. They are- Yaya Toure, Michael Carrick and Mikael Arteta.