The Premier League weekend in numbers
After another nerve-shredding weekend of Premier League action, it’s time once again to examine the numbers behind the madness.
This week, we’ll be pulling figures and patterns from Watford’s first win of the season, Leicester City’s comfortable triumph over Arsenal and Liverpool’s fraught title bout with Manchester City among others.
Let’s take a look back at the latest round of fixtures in our special feature: The Premier League Weekend in Numbers.
1 - The number of times Tottenham Hotspur have scored more than once in their last seven Premier League games. Spurs last scored twice against Southampton back on September 28th. That incidentally is the club’s last top-flight victory.
3 – The number of points won by Watford in their 2-0 win at Norwich City on Friday evening. The win was the Hornet’s first of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign, and their first league win of any description in 16 league matches overall. Watford’s previous win was a 2-1 win at Huddersfield in April. Friday’s match-winning hero at Carrow Road, Gerard Deulofeu, scored both goals that day.
4 - The number of yellow cards picked by Brighton players in the first half of their loss to Man Utd on Sunday. The Seagulls amassed five bookings overall at Old Trafford – a haul that accounts for just under 40% of their total away cautions for the season.
9 – The remarkable number of aerial duels won by Everton fullback Lucas Digne in the Toffees’ 2-1 win at Southampton. Standing at just 5’8”, Digne won more headers than any other player involved at St. Mary’s Stadium.
12 – The number of Burnley’s 14 attempts against West Ham that hit the target. That’s an incredible 85.7% shot accuracy that the Clarets maintained in their emphatic 3-0 in over a dispirited looking Irons outfit.
18 – The impressive number of attempts on goal racked up by Man City in their eventual 1-3 reverse at Liverpool on Sunday. Their shots total was more than double Liverpool’s average attempts conceded figure of 8.4 for their five previous Premier League home games so far this season.
21 – The number of times Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy touched the ball against Arsenal on Saturday evening. Vardy touched the ball less often than all of the other 21 players that started the game. The veteran poacher still finished the game with a goal and an assist.
69.53 – The percentage of passes completed by Newcastle United in their 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday. No Premier League club had a lower pass completion rate than the Magpies over the weekend.
70 – The bone-crunching total number of tackles made by players on both sides in Wolves’ 2-1 win over neighbours Aston Villa at Molineux on Sunday. Unsurprisingly, seven players picked up yellow cards in the Midlands battle for inches and local bragging rights.
80 – The enormous number of long balls played by West Ham in their humiliating 0-3 loss at Burnley on Saturday. The Irons punted it long more often than any other Premier League team at the weekend.