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10 interesting stats heading into the Premier League weekend

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Newcastle United, Liverpool, Cardiff, Chelsea, Norwich City and Hull City all feature

0 – Newcastle have failed to score in any of their five Premier League matches without Loïc Rémy this season. They have scored 33 goals in the 22 games in which the on-loan Queens Park Rangers player has played, with Rémy scoring 12 himself.

1 – Cardiff City have won only one of their last 11 Premier League fixtures, failing to score in 7 of those. Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been in charge of seven of those matches. The Bluebirds travel to Tottenham on Sunday.

3 – Chelsea have allowed only three goals in their last 11 Premier League matches. The Blues travel to Fulham on Saturday.

3 – Nikica Jelavić has scored three goals in his first six games for Hull City following his brace at Cardiff last weekend. The Croatian striker only scored once in his last 26 Premier League appearances for Everton.

4 – Ricky van Wolfswinkel has had just four shots on target in 1,016 minutes during his debut Premier League season. The Dutch striker’s only goal came in Norwich’s opening day draw with Everton.

6 – Norwich City have shut out opponents in the first half of each of their last 6 Premier League matches. They have ended four of those matches with clean sheets too.

8 – Daniel Sturridge has scored in eight successive Premier League games. Only Ruud van Nistelrooy (10) has scored in more consecutively. The Liverpool striker faces a trip to Southampton in Saturday’s evening game.

13 – Roberto Soldado has scored just one goal in his last 13 Premier League matches for Tottenham. This came in a 3-0 victory over Stoke City back in December. The Spaniard missed glorious opportunities in both legs of their narrow aggregate victory over Dnipro in the Europa League.

18 – Liverpool’s second top scorer Daniel Sturridge is also the Premier League’s second top scorer. No club has ever finished the season with the top two goalscorer’s in the history of the league.

70 – Liverpool are the Premier League’s top scorers, overtaking Manchester City last weekend. The Reds have scored 66% of their 70 goals in the first half of matches this season.

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