10 interesting stats heading into Premier League Matchday 27

Yaya Toure

Manchester City, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Arsenal, Tottenham, West Brom and Fulham feature.

0 – Manchester City have failed to score in back-to-back Premier League games for the first time in over two years. First shut out in a 1-0 home loss to Chelsea followed by a 0-0 draw at Norwich City. Manuel Pellegrini's side host Stoke City this weekend – the Potters are currently on a streak of 10 league matches without a clean sheet.

4 – Newcastle have failed to score in each of their last four Premier League matches at St James' Park, losing them 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 and 4-0 respectively. The Magpies play host to an Aston Villa side on Sunday who kept a clean sheet on their last away day; 0-0 at Cardiff City.

4 – West Ham United have kept clean sheets in each of their last four Premier League games, the first time the club have done so in their Premier League history. Sam Allardyce's side host Southampton on Saturday, with the visitors scoring in each of their last six in the league since being shut out by Chelsea on New Year's Day.

6 – Arsenal have been 0-0 at half-time in each of their last six home Premier League matches. The Gunners host a Sunderland side on Saturday who have conceded just 5 goals in the first 45 minutes of away matches so far this season.

6 – Saturday's game at the Hawthorns sees the two teams on the current longest winless streak go head-to-head. Both West Brom and Fulham are winless in their last 6 Premier League fixtures.

10 – Tottenham have scored in all 10 Premier League matches under Tim Sherwood – a combined total of 21 goals. Emmanuel Adebayor has scored 8 of these. Tottenham are 7W 2D 1L under Sherwood in the league ahead of their trip to Norwich City on Sunday.

13 – West Ham have kept the most clean sheets in the Premier League this season (13). The Hammers host Southampton on Saturday.

29 – Tottenham Hotspur have collected the most points (29) from away matches in the Premier League this season. Tim Sherwood's side end the weekend on Sunday afternoon with a trip to Norwich City, three days after they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the Europa League.

74 – Arsenal are two red cards behind Blackburn Rovers and Everton for tying the most in Premier League history. The Gunners collected their 100th red card in all competitions during the Arsène Wenger era midweek during their 2-0 UEFA Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.

88% – Yaya Touré has scored with 7 out of 8 shots from dead ball situations this season (4/5 from direct free kicks and 3/3 from penalties).

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