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5 Fascinating Stats From The Premier League Weekend

5 Fascinating Stats From The Premier League Weekend
By Balls Team Updated

Every Monday on Balls.ie, we round up the weekend's Premier League action by looking at five eye-opening stats from the latest round of games.

We begin with the statistic damning Mourinho's first season at Manchester United...

Manchester United waste and waste

It was another frustrating draw for Manchester United against 10-man Bournemouth yesterday. It felt like Groundhog Day for United in a game eerily like United's draws at Old Trafford against Burnley and Stoke this season. The stats prove just how wasteful United have been in front of goal this season. According to Goal.com, United have 'failed to win four times this season after having had 20 or more shots at their opponents' goal.' That's more than any other team in the league and should United fail to qualify for the Champions League those four results with 20+ shots on goal will be remembered.

Wenger has NO ANSWER for Liverpool

While most of the media conversation about Arsenal's depressing loss to Liverpool last night focused on Arsene Wenger's decision to bench Alexis Sanchez in the first half, the real story of the game was how badly organised the Arsenal defence was. After Liverpool put four on Arsenal back on the first Sunday of the season, you'd think Wenger might approach the game differently. But no, Liverpool again tore Arsenal to shreds. Nearly a quarter of all league goals - 7 of 31 - that Arsenal have conceded this season have come against Klopp.



Lukaku is already Everton's all-time top scorer

Romelu Lukaku only made his Everton debut in the 2013-14 season but after scoring the Toffees' first goal yesterday, he overtook Duncan Ferguson as Everton's all-time leading Premier League scorer. 61 goals is no small feat but the achievement also underlines how badly Everton lacked a goalscorer over the last twenty-five years.

Taxi for Petr Cech?

Here's a staggering stat that sums up the difference between Petr Cech's career at Chelsea and his career at Arsenal. Cech was on the books at Stamford Bridge for 11 seasons but look at what joining Arsenal has done to his 'goals conceded' stats.

If only Liverpool could play Top 6 teams every weekend

While this Liverpool season will likely remembered for results like Bournemouth away and Leicester at home, let's take a moment to appreciate just how good Liverpool have been against the league's elite sides. Saturday night's win against Arsenal makes it five wins and four draws against the Big 6 this season.


See Also: Arsenal Begin Spinning Against "Selfish" Alexis Sanchez
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