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Stats to know before the weekend of EPL action: Gameweek 15

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Stats 01 Dec 2012, 00:46 IST
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0 – The Hammers are yet to concede a headed goal this season.

1 – Gareth Bale’s goal against Liverpool from a direct free-kick was his first since September 2007.

2 – Chelsea have had two successive goal-less draws for the first time since September 2004.

2.89 – Average no. of games per woodwork hit in the Premier League.

4 – Newcastle have lost four Premier League games in a row for the first time since September 2008.

4 – Wayne Routledge has scored four goals this season. He had scored 1 in his previous 127 appearences.

4.96 – Average no. of games per penalty in the Premier League. Other leagues in Europe have a much lower average.

5 – Tim Howard leads the league in the no. of defensive errors committed.

6 – West Ham is Torres’ favourite opponent. Fernando Torres has 6 goals in six Premier league appearances against the Hammers. Will he be able to finally get back to his goal-scoring best?

7 – Kevin Mirallas has had the most fouls in a game without getting booked this season (vs Newcastle).

12 – Everton have been the unluckiest team so far. They have hit the woodwork 12 times.

13 – Lukas Podolski has been substituted off a league leading 13 times so far.

14 – Manchester City are the first team to avoid defeats in their first 14 games for two successive seasons.

16 – Liverpool’s haul of 16 points after 14 games is their worst start to the Premier League since 1992-93. That season they had 16 at this stage as well.

21 – Nikica Jelavic has been flagged offside the most in the Premier League. 21 times.

26 – In the Abramovich era, 26 points after 14 games is the poorest haul Chelsea have had.

37 – Liverpool has the lowest shot accuracy of any club playing in the Premier League. 37%

39 – Eden Hazard for Chelsea has won more fouls than any other player in the Premier League.

40 – Arsenal win 40% of their matches with Aaron Ramsey starting since September, 2011. 71% without him.

45 – Percentage of headed goals scored by Norwich this season. A league leading stat.

53 – Number of chances created by Leighton Baines this season in the Premier League. More than anyone else.

54 – Percentage of matches Chelsea have won with Juan Mata ever since his arrival. 31% without him.

60 – Percentage of matches Arsenal have won with Walcott starting since last season. 31% without him.

67 – Percentage of matches Manchester United win with Hernandez starting. They win 70% when he doesn’t.

68 – Percentage of pass completion from Reading. The league’s lowest.

81.6 – The average percentage of pass completion in the Premier league.

85 – Gerhard Tremmel, Swansea’s second choice goalkeeper, leads the league in percentage of shots saved.

92 – Everton have had 92 shots on target so far. More than any other team.

292 - Mohamed Diamé leads the league in total challenges for the ball.

645 – Tottenham have made a league leading 645 defensive clearances.

931 – Newcastle play the most long balls in the Premier League. 207 ahead of their nearest competitor, Stoke City.

 Stats Courtesy: Opta Sports

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