10 interesting stats heading into Premier League matchday 31

Tom Huddlestone

Hull City, Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton, Cardiff City, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Liverpool feature.

1 – Hull City have picked up just 1 point from their last 5 games at the KC Stadium. The Tigers were beaten 2-0 by 10-man Manchester City last weekend and will be looking to turn their fortunes around this weekend when they host struggling West Brom.

2 – Aston Villa recorded back-to-back home Premier League wins in a single season for the first time since August 2010. The Villans have an opportunity to make it three in a row this weekend when they host Stoke City on Sunday. You have to go back to the start of the 2007-08 season when Aston Villa last recorded three consecutive wins at Villa Park. They actually won 4 in a row over August-October 2007, beating Fulham, Chelsea, Everton and West Ham.

3 – Manchester City have kept clean sheets in three successive Premier League matches for the first time this season. Manuel Pellegrini’s side host Fulham on Saturday as they look to make it four in a row against a side who have only scored 12 goals in 15 away matches this season.

6 – Everton right-back Seamus Coleman has scored 6 Premier League goals this season – more than strikers Marouane Chamakh (5), Fraizer Campbell (5), Fernando Torres (4), Dimitar Berbatov (4), Demba Ba (3), Lukas Podolski (3), Gabby Agbonlahor (3), Victor Anichebe (3), Steven Fletcher (3), Darren Bent (3), Javier Hernández (2), Yannick Sagbo (2), Papiss Cissé (1), Andy Carroll (1), Johan Elmander (1), and as many as Tottenham’s £26 million summer signing Roberto Soldado.

6 – Cardiff City have only scored 6 goals in the first half of Premier League games this season – the fewest in the Premier League. The Bluebirds host Liverpool this weekend who have scored 48 goals in the opening 45 minutes of games this season – 17 more than any other side.

9 – With nine games still to play, Manchester United have already equalled their most defeats (9) in a single Premier League season. David Moyes’ side travel to West Ham in Saturday evening’s game after progressing to the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday, and before hosting Manchester City on Tuesday.

29 – No team has picked up more points than the 29 Arsenal have taken from their road games this season. The Gunners will have a tough task improving that number this weekend when they travel to Chelsea who have picked up the most points at home – 13 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses.

42 – There has been a 42-point swing between Liverpool and Manchester United since the end of last season. The Red Devils ended last season as champions, 28 points clear of Liverpool. Following last weekend’s win, Brendan Rodgers’ side now have a 14 point lead over their rivals.

49 – Defensive midfielder Tom Huddlestone has taken the most shots on goal for Hull City this season. The England international does only have 2 goals however.

1,000 – Arsène Wenger takes charge of his 1,000th game in all competitions for Arsenal this weekend. His side take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the first kick-off of the Premier League weekend. The French manager has won more times than he’s lost to the Blues but has never beat José Mourinho.

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