10 Premier League stats for the weekend – featuring Everton, QPR, and Cesc Fàbregas

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Everton, Newcastle, QPR, Chelsea, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa feature.

1Queens Park Rangers have scored the fewest goals heading into matchday 5. The Rs host Stoke City in Saturday’s lunchtime kick off. Only Aston Villa (1) have allowed fewer goals than the Potters (3) in their opening four games.

3 – Tottenham’s Nacer Chadli has scored three goals in as many Premier League games this season. He scored only once in his 24 appearances last season.

3 – Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin has scored more goals (3) in his first four matches this season than he did for the whole of last season (2).

4 – Last weekend Diego Costa became only the second player in Premier League history to score in each of his first four matches when he netted a hat-trick in Chelsea’s 4-2 victory over Swansea City. Micky Quinn holds the record for scoring in his first six.

5Newcastle United have taken only five points from a possible 36 in their last 12 Premier League matches. Alan Pardew is under huge pressure to get a result at home to Hull City on Saturday. The Tigers have Hatem Ben Arfa on loan from the Magpies who the fans were unhappy to see leave this summer.

6 – Cesc Fàbregas became the first player in Premier League history to assist a goal in six consecutive matches last weekend. Chelsea travel to Manchester City on Sunday where the Spaniard will be looking to continue that run.

7 – Aaron Ramsey has three assists and four goals in his last eight Barclays Premier League matches.

7 – Tottenham have lost seven of their last 12 Premier League matches following UEFA Europa League games on Thursday. Spurs host West Brom on Sunday where the home fans will be demanding a victory.

10 – Aston Villa have picked up 10 points from only six shots on target this season, scoring four goals. Paul Lambert’s side have beaten Stoke City and Liverpool 1-0, Hull City 2-1 and drawn 0-0 with Newcastle. They host Arsenal on Saturday.

10 – Everton have conceded the most goals in the first four games. Roberto Martínez’s side were 4-1 winners over VfL Wolfsburg in the Europa League on Thursday and host Crystal Palace on Sunday as they return to domestic action. Neil Warnock’s side were held to a 0-0 draw by Burnley last weekend.

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