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Sadio Mane's Importance And Four Other Premier League Stats From The Weekend

Sadio Mane's Importance And Four Other Premier League Stats From The Weekend

Your same old average week in the Premier League. Chelsea went further clear at the top, Leicester edged closer and closer to the relegation zone. Liverpool were great on the counter and Arsenal needed a refereeing decision to help them beat Hull. Like we said, your average week.

There are some great stats coming out of the matches, but we've picked out our five favourite nuggets of information

Sadio Mane has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other Liverpool player

When Sadio Mane went off to the African Cup of Nations, Liverpool's season went downhill fast. Now he's back and they're back in smooth motion. They dominated Spurs, with Mane grabbing two goals.

He's now been directly involved in more PL goals than any other Liverpool player this season (11 goals, four assists), per Opta.

That stat should be worrying for Liverpool fans. While they do have the likes of Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana as back ups, the reliance on Mane is dangerous if he gets injured. They're seemingly still a one man team

Burnley are unbeaten in their last six home games

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It's tough at Turf Moor

Burnley have scored in 11 consecutive home games. With a stat like that, you expect them to be picking up the majority of their points at home. Which they are. They're now six unbeaten at Turf Moor, per Opta

Robbie Brady's sensational free-kick earned them a deserved draw against the runaway leaders Chelsea in the early Sunday kick off.

Arsenal are unbeaten against the bottom four sides

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So what, we hear you cry.

We all know of Liverpool's shocking record when not playing a top six team. Arsenal don't have that problem.

They've played six games against the bottom four of the league, won all six and scored 19 goals in the process (Squawka)

Hull were the latest victims of Arsene Wenger's side, even it was through a couple of controversial handballs.

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The last two times Southampton scored four in an away Premier League game, the opposition has gone down

This is bad for the Black Cats.

The last two occasions Southampton have scored four goals in a Premier League match away from home, the other side has been relegated at the end of the campaign (Wolves in 2003-04, Aston Villa in 2015-16)  (Opta)

That is ominous for David Moyes' side who are currently bottom of the table. They were brought off a good run with a bang by Manolo Gabbiadini and co yesterday and have a tricky set of fixtures ahead.

It was so bad that Saints fans even took the piss out of the home support

Crystal Palace aren't far behind them

Crystal Palace have won just one of their last 11 top-flight games, drawing two and losing eight. They were beaten by Stoke and didn't really put up much of a fight.

Big Sam has repeatedly said that it's his job to fix that problem - but he's not fixing it. In any way. They've a six pointer next weekend against Middlesbrough. If they fail to win there, they're in big trouble.

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