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Premier League Numbers And Stats

last updated Wednesday 04th April 2012, 11:40 PM

Numbers and stats from the Premier League.

* Robin van Persie has now gone three PL games without a goal for the first time this season.
* Alex Song attempted seven through balls v QPR on Saturday but only one found a teammate.
* Theo Walcott has scored or assisted 15 PL goals this season. Wayne Rooney is the only Englishman to have contributed more.

Aston Villa
* Alex McLeish's Birmingham had a point more at the same stage last season (34 v 33) and were still relegated.
* Villa have picked up only 11 points from a possible 48 against top-half opposition this season.
* Stephen Ireland made six of Villa's 13 tackles v Chelsea on Saturday.

Blackburn Rovers
* Blackburn won 53% of the aerial duels v Man United on Monday night.
* Grant Hanley attempted 16 clearances v United but only six were successful.
* Blackburn have picked up just five points from ten games they were drawing at half-time this season.

* Bolton have recorded three consecutive PL wins for the first time since December 2006 when they climbed to third place.
* Bolton have thrown away only two points from a winning position this season - v Wolves in December.
* Ryo Miyaichi has created 3.3 chances per game since he arrived in January. Martin Petrov is the next more creative Bolton player with 1.8 'key passes' per game.

* Fernando Torres ended 1092 minutes of PL football without a goal v Aston Villa on Saturday.
* Torres notched a goal and an assist v Villa but his pass completion rate of 56% was the worst of any outfield player on the pitch.
* Daniel Sturridge has had more shots (73) than any other Chelsea player this season and is joint top scorer with ten PL goals.

* Only Manchester United and Arsenal have picked up more points than Everton (17) over the last nine games.
* The Toffees have conceded just 32 goals in 31 games with only the two Manchester clubs boasting better defensive records this season.
* Midfielder Darron Gibson has lost only one of his last 32 club games for Manchester United and Everton.

* Clint Demspey's 13 PL goals this season make him the top scorer in any Fulham season since Louis Saha in 2003/04.
* Dempsey has taken 123 shots this season - only Robin van Persie has attempted more strikes.
* Damien Duff record a rare 100% pass completion rate v Norwich on Saturday.

* Liverpool have picked up just seven points from their last ten PL games. Roy Hodgson's Liverpool picked up 13 points from the same number of games before he was sacked.
* With Daniel Agger on the pitch this season, Liverpool concede every 129.7 minutes in the PL. Without him it's every 58.9 minutes.
* Steven Gerrard attempted nine long balls v Newcastle but only two reached a teammate.

Manchester City
* Man City have dropped league points at home for the first time since February 2011 v Fulham.
* Aleksandar Kolarov scored with his sixth shot v Sunderland. He has taken more shots per game (2.2) than either Yaya Toure or Samir Nasri this season.
* City have failed to win any of the four games in which Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko have started together this season.

Manchester United
* Luis Antonio Valencia has claimed 12 assists in 20 PL games this season. David Silva's 12 assists have come in 30 games.
* Valencia attempted a massive 21 crosses v Blackburn.
* United have picked up 31 points from a possible 33 since back-to-back defeats at New Year.

Newcastle United
* Papiss Cisse has now scored seven PL goals in just 348 minutes of football for Newcastle since joining in January.
* Only Manchesters United and City have picked up more points than Newcastle (26) since December 26.
* James Perch made three tackles, three interceptions, four successful clearances and blocked three shots v Liverpool on Sunday.

Norwich City
* Norwich have lost four of their last five PL games away from Carrow Road.
* Grant Holt is the only Norwich striker to score in their last ten PL games.
* The Canaries attempted a massive 32 crosses v Fulham on Saturday but only nine reached a yellow shirt.

* QPR have picked up the same number of points (14) against top-half and bottom-half opposition this season.
* Adel Taarabt scored with his 69th shot in the Premier League this season v Arsenal.
* Shaun Derry puled off six tackles and three interceptions without committing a single foul v Arsenal.

Stoke City
* Stoke have earned just one point from their last five away games.
* They have picked up just 14 points from 15 games since sending a weakened team to play Manchester City at Eastlands.
* They had just one shot on target v Wigan. They have averaged only 2.5 per game all season. The next lowest total is Swansea with 3.4.

* Sunderland scored with all three shots on target v Manchester City on Saturday.
* St├ęphane Sessegnon did not have a single shot at the Etihad but created four chances and picked up two assists.
* Sunderland have failed to win five of their six games following FA Cup ties this season.

Swansea City
* Gylfi Sigurdsson has had 41 shots in just 11 PL games. Only Scott Sinclair and Danny Graham have taken more shots all season for Swansea.
* Sigurdsson has also created an average 2.2 chances per game - making him statistically their most creative player.
* Swansea have picked up 12 points from their last eight games, making them statistically better than Chelsea or Tottenham.

Tottenham Hotspur
* Tottenham have picked up 15 points from their last seven games against bottom-half sides. They have picked up five points from their last seven games against top-half sides.
* Gareth Bale has taken 31 shots in his last seven PL games without scoring.
* Bale has taken 110 shots this season while top scorer Emmanuel Adebayor has taken just 88.

West Brom
* West Brom have managed a total of eight shots on target in their last four PL games.
* Peter Odemwingie has managed just one shot on target in those four games.
* Shane Long has recorded the worst pass completion rate of any Baggies player this season at 70.1%.

Over the last eight games, Wigan have the sixth best form in the Premier League.
* They have put together back-to-back wins for the first time since the final two games of last season.
* Jean Beausejour has averaged three accurate crosses per game since joining Wigan in January. Jermaine Pennant has the next highest average in the league with 2.5. Theo Walcott averages 0.5 accurate crosses per game.

* Wolves have now conceded more goals after 31 games (68) than Derby (65) in their 11-point season of 2007-08.
* They have thrown away a massive 17 points from winning positions.
* Matt Jarvis created six chances for his teammates v Bolton on Saturday but none were taken.

Source Sarah Winterburn at football365
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