10 Premier League stats for the weekend – Featuring Arsenal, Louis van Gaal + Liverpool

Louis Van Gaal

Arsenal, Manchester United, Swansea City, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace, Manchester City and West Ham all feature.

1 – Swansea City have picked up only 1 point from a possible 18 versus Manchester United in the Premier League. The Welsh side's record is matched only by Everton and Tottenham who have beaten them five times in six matches also.

1.7 – Newcastle averaged 1.7 points per game with Loïc Rémy last season, compared to 0.3 without the French striker. Rémy is back with his parent club Queens Park Rangers currently.

3 – Liverpool signed three players over the summer from the team they meet in their first game of 2014-15, Southampton. Adam Lallana is injured for the Reds but both Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert could make their debuts for Brendan Rodgers' side.

5 – Louis van Gaal will be the fifth Dutch manager to take charge of a Premier League game on Saturday. The new Manchester United manager follows in the footsteps of Ruud Gullit, Martin Jol, Guus Hiddink and René Meulensteen. Gullit is the only other one to have managed a Premier League side outside of London.

6 – West Ham took maximum points off of Tottenham Hotspur last season. Cardiff City were the only other team to lose both of their matches to the Hammers last season.

7 – Crystal Palace lost only one of their last seven Premier League matches away from home at the end of last season. The Eagles begin their 2014-15 season at Arsenal, two days after manager Tony Pulis quit.

10% - Liverpool have lost only one of their last 10 Premier League games without Luis Suárez.

11 – There have been 11 draws in the 16 previous Premier League meetings between Leicester City and Everton, with the Foxes winning only one of those matches.

18 – Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 18 Premier League matches at the Emirates Stadium since losing to Aston Villa in their opener last season. The Gunners hosts Crystal Palace on Saturday to kick off their 2014-15 campaign.

71% – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini heads into the 2014-15 season with the highest win percentage amongst managers to have been in charge for at least one full season. The Chilean followed in the footsteps of José Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti to have won the Premier League in their first season in England.

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