GW32+ Stats – Number Crunching Time
Premier League GW32+ – Begins Saturday 28th June 2020
We may be in the deepest part of June and although at one point, it looked as if the null and void brigade may get their way, Liverpool finally have their hands on the prize that they have been yearning for.
A first ever Premier League title and a first English league championship in 30 years has finally been delivered to Anfield and although this has been a season of almighty upheaval, the Merseyside outfit have been a genuine class apart.
They have broken records and set new levels in terms of statistics and it is the latter, which now becomes the focus, as we once again serve up everyone’s favourite number crunching series. Yes, it is time for even more….
Did You Know?
Newcastle United have had the fewest corners per game in the Premier League this season, with 3.97. That doesn’t scream too much about Newcastle’s attacking output, but in fairness their defence has been the key reason for their expected survival this season.
Aston Villa have failed to win their last 7 matches (Premier League) and who do they go up against next? The team with a fearsome record below
Wolves have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 7 matches (Premier League). The joint longest unbeaten streak in the Premier League and when they are not losing, they are not giving away much at the other end either.
That run of 7 unbeaten is the joint longest in the division at present and it is an accolade they share with Manchester United. It seems as if both clubs are finding a little extra in the race for either a Champions or Europa League place.
Bournemouth have failed to win any of their last 6 league outings and have picked up just a point from the last 18 on offer. If that’s not ‘relegation form’ then to be honest, I don’t know what is and that will have to be a concern to manager Eddie Howe.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Southampton’s last 10 away games (Premier League). A blank at the St Mary’s on Thursday for the Saints and they will be hoping for better fortunes on the road this weekend.
Richarlison (Everton) has had the most shots from set pieces situations in the Premier League this season, with 11. An interesting stat, although we shouldn’t overlook the fact that he has scored 10 league goals this season. Will he be on the radar of some of Europe’s biggest clubs this summer?
Burnley have lost the most aerial duels per game in the Premier League this season, with 24.61 and if you believe the rumours, they might be losing their manager at the end of this campaign. The prospect of Mark Hughes returning to management, now has everyone in a cold sweat.
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) has had the most shots from counter attacks in the Premier League this season, with 14. Fearsome forward and just an all-round good bloke.
João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) has been dribbled past the most times in the Premier League this season, with 87, while Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) has been tackled the most times in the Premier League this season, with 117.
Manchester City have attempted the most crosses per game in the Premier League this season, with 24.39. Although their biggest cross to bear, will be the fact that they are now the former defending champions and will now have to give a guard of honour to Liverpool.
The race for the Golden Boot has stayed rather static as of late. Will Jamie Vardy be able to find the net again or will he be hunted down by the chasing pack? With the Leicester forward two goals clear of Arsenal’s Aubameyang and Liverpool’s Salah, it is now looking like a three horse race for the prize.
As for Vardy, he has scored the most goals from inside the box in the Premier League this season, with 18. 94.73% of all his strikes have come from within the 18-yard line.
Aston Villa have got their opponents red carded the most times in the Premier League this season, with 6. The footballing equivalent of telling the teacher. Remember, no one likes a teacher’s pet.