Friday, 28 April 2017

THE NORTH LONDON DERBY IS BACK (Tottenham Vs Arsenal) - 11 facts you need to remember.

1.Tottenham are unbeaten in each of their last five league encounters with Arsenal (W1 D4); they’ve never gone six consecutive league games without defeat against the Gunners.
2.Arsenal have got on the scoresheet in 22 of their last 23 visits to White Hart Lane in all competitions, only drawing a blank in a 0-0 draw in February 2009.
3.Mauricio Pochettino is the first ever Tottenham manager to remain unbeaten in his first five top-flight north London Premier League derbies.
4.Arsene Wenger has gone five league games without a win against Spurs for the first time in his career.
5.Harry Kane has scored in four consecutive Premier League appearances against Arsenal, netting five goals in the process. No Spurs player has scored more goals versus Arsenal in the Premier League than Kane (5 – level with Gareth Bale).
6.Kane is the first Englishman to score 20+ goals in three consecutive Premier League seasons since Alan Shearer (four seasons between 1993/94 and 1996/97).
7.Only Liverpool v Spurs (140) has seen more Premier League goals than the north London derby (139) – Chelsea v Spurs also 139.
8.This will be Arsene Wenger’s 50th north London derby in charge of Arsenal (W22 D20 L7) – the Gunners have scored more goals against Spurs than they have against any other side under the Frenchman (92).
9.On 24 occasions in this Premier League clash has the team that scored first not gone on to win the game; more than in any other Premier League fixture (eight losses, 16 draws).
10.Tottenham have won 74 points in the Premier League this season, their best-ever return in the competition and highest points tally in the top-flight since 1984/85 (77).
11.Mauricio Pochettino’s side have now won eight consecutive league games for the first time since October 1960, when they secured 13 successive victories.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Man Utd 2 - 0 Chelsea. 7 records made, both good and ugly

  • Jose Mourinho has now recorded at least one league victory against all 34 Premier League clubs he has faced as a manager.
  • Ander Herrera scored and provided an assist in the same Premier League game for the first time since October 2015 versus Everton.
  • Rashford's goal was the earliest Chelsea had conceded in the Premier League since December 2013 (Skrtel, third minute for Liverpool).
  • Chelsea have gone 10 Premier League games without keeping a clean sheet for the first time since December 1996 (13 games).
  • Manchester United's Premier League unbeaten run now stands at 22 matches (W12 D10), the longest within a single season by a team since United themselves in 2010-11 (24).
  • Before this defeat, Chelsea had gone nine Premier League games unbeaten against Manchester United (W4 D4), last losing to them in October 2012.
  • Chelsea also failed to have a shot on target in a Premier League match for the first time since September 2007, which was also versus Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Liverpool 3 - 1 Everton. See the five records made in that match!

  • Klopp is the first Liverpool manager to win his first three league Merseyside derbies against Everton.
  • Mane has scored in both Merseyside derbies this season, the first player to do that since Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge in 2013-14.
  • Mane has now been involved in 18 league goals this season (13 goals, five assists), his best return in a Premier League campaign.
  • Pennington became the fifth player - following Duncan Ferguson, John Arne Riise, Raul Meireles and Steven Naismith - to score his first Premier League goal in a Merseyside derby.
  • Only Olivier Giroud (seven) has scored more goals as a substitute than Divock Origi's six since the Belgium international's Premier League debut in September 2015.

Arsenal Vs Man city - 12 interesting facts you need to know.

Arsenal have lost just one of 19 previous home Premier League matches against Manchester City (W12 D6).
Manchester City are looking to do the double over Arsenal in a league season for the first time since 1975/76.
The last seven Premier League meetings between these two sides have produced 27 goals - 3.86 per game, on average.
Arsene Wenger has won just two of his previous nine competitive meetings with Pep Guardiola (W2 D2 L5), both in the Champions League.
This is only the second time that Arsenal have found themselves outside the top five in the Premier League as late as April in a season under Arsene Wenger – the other occasion was in April 2006.
On the day of this game, Arsenal will have spent 1209 days behind Manchester City in the Premier League table since the start of 2011-12. In the six Premier League seasons prior to this (2005-06 to 2010-11) they spent just 246 days behind Man City in the Premier League table.
Theo Walcott has scored four goals in his last four Premier League games versus Manchester City, but he hasn't scored in the league since December (against City).
Only Thierry Henry (0.73) has a better goals per game record against Premier League sides from London than Sergio Aguero (0.70) – min. 15 games. The Argentine striker has 37 goals in 53 apps against teams from the capital.
These two sides have scored the most goals through substitutes in the Premier League this season – Arsenal (8) and Manchester City (7).
Pep Guardiola has suffered five league defeats as Manchester City boss this season - he's never lost six in a single league campaign as a manager.
Manchester City have won just four of their last 15 Premier League matches played on a Sunday (W4 D6 L5).
If all goals scored after the 85th minute in the Premier League this season were removed, Arsenal would be seven points worse off (more than any other side) and below WBA & Everton in the table (8th).

Thursday, 16 February 2017

BANYERN MUNICH VS ARSENAL. 5-1 at the Allianz again - the stats you need to know.

Bayern Munich have won their last 16 home Champions League games, the longest winning run in the history of the competition.
Arsenal conceded five goals in a game for the first time since November 2015 - their last clash with Bayern (1-5).
This is the first time that Arsenal have conceded five goals in a first leg of Champions League knockout match.
Arsenal have conceded 3+ goals in four of their last six first-leg matches in the last 16 of the Champions League.
It's also the first time that Arsenal have conceded four goals in a single half since facing Chelsea in March 2014.
Alexis Sanchez has been directly involved in 33 goals in his last 31 games in all comps (20 goals, 13 assists).
Robert Lewandowski has scored 15 goals in his last 13 Champions League games at the Allianz Arena.
Arjen Robben has now scored in back-to-back Champions League appearances against Arsenal.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

PSG 4 - 0 Barcelona. Barca's joint-heaviest defeat - unbelievable stats

  • Paris St-Germain became the sixth team to score four goals in a Champions League game vs Barcelona (after Milan, Dynamo Kiev, Valencia, Chelsea and Bayern Munich).
  • Indeed, this was Barcelona's joint-heaviest defeat in the competition (0-4 vs Milan in 1994, Dynamo Kiev in 1997 and Bayern Munich in 2013).
  • Angel di Maria has scored four goals in the Champions League this season - his best return in a single campaign.
  • Only Lionel Messi (10) has scored more goals in the Champions League this season than Edinson Cavani (seven).
  • No side has ever turned round a 4+ goal deficit to progress in a Champions League knockout tie.
  • Barca faced 10 shots on target vs PSG - their joint-highest in a Champions League match since 2003-04 (also vs Bayer Leverkusen in December 2015).