10 Premier League stats for the weekend – featuring Southampton, Tottenham & Mario Balotelli

Southampton Football Club

West Ham, Arsenal, QPR, Manchester United and Newcastle United also feature.

5Southampton have conceded half as many goals as the next best defence in the Premier League (Chelsea). Ronald Koeman’s Saints host Leicester City on Saturday – the Foxes have failed to score in four of their last five Premier League matches, taking just one point during that run.

6 – Southampton have won all six Premier League matches in which they have scored first under Ronald Koeman.

6 – West Ham’s Diafra Sakho has scored in his first six Premier League starts for West Ham. The Senegalese striker could return to the start lineup when the Hammers host Aston Villa on Saturday and would become the first player to score in his first seven Premier League starts should he net against Paul Lambert’s side.

7 – Alexis Sánchez has scored seven goals in his last seven Premier League appearances. The Gunners conclude the Premier League weekend with a trip to Swansea City on Sunday afternoon.

20Queens Park Rangers have conceded the most goals in the Premier League after ten games (20). The Rs host Manchester City who have scored 20 goals already this season – fewer than only Chelsea (26) and Southampton (21).

34 – Mario Balotelli has had more shots than any other player without scoring a single goal in the Premier League so far this season. 19 of these efforts by the Liverpool striker have been from outside the penalty area.

67% – Southampton have kept clean sheets in six of their last nine Premier League matches at St Mary’s.

75% - Tottenham have lost three of their last four Premier League matches at White Hart Lane. Mauricio Pochettino welcome Stoke City to London on Sunday after playing in Greece on Thursday.

80% – Manchester United have won eight of the ten previous Premier League matches against Crystal Palace, scoring 21 goals and conceding only three. The two sides meet at Old Trafford on Saturday.

100% – Newcastle have won all three Premier League games Steven Taylor has started this season but have won none of the seven when the centre-back hasn’t started. Fans of the Magpies will be hoping the local hero is in their side’s starting line-up when they visit West Brom on Sunday.

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