20 stats from the 2014-15 Premier League season featuring Arsenal, Chelsea and Wayne Rooney

Rooney Warm Up

As the 2014-15 season ends, we look at the interesting statistics that sum up the campaign.

1 – Stoke City received the fewest red cards.

2 – Chris Smalling because the first substitute in Premier League history to score twice in the first half during Manchester United’s 3-1 victory over Burnley in February.

3 – Swansea City became only the third team in Premier League history to win home and away against Arsenal and Manchester United in the same season (after West Ham United in 2006-07 and Chelsea in 2009-10).

4 – Chelsea have gone on to win the Premier League each of the four times they have been top of the table at Christmas.

5 – José Mourinho remains winless at St James’ Park in five Premier League visits (D2, L3) after his side lost 2-1 back in December.

6 – Olivier Giroud went six consecutive starts without a Premier League goal for the first time in his career towards the end of the 2014-15 season.

7 – Ángel Di María played the full 90 minutes on seven occasions in the Premier League following his British transfer record move to Manchester United in the summer.

8 – Joey Barton set a Premier League record for receiving a card in eight consecutive Premier League games. The Queens Park Rangers midfielder had received a yellow card in seven straight appearances before seeing a straight red in match number eight.

9 – Steven Gerrard is the top scorer in Premier League Merseyside derbies, scoring his ninth goal in this fixture when these two met at Anfield early in the season.

10 – Sergio Agüero has scored 10 goals in seven Premier League matches versus Tottenham Hotspur, winning on every occasion. The Argentine netted all four for Manchester City in their 4-1 thrashing of Spurs at the Etihad and then the only goal in the 1-0 win at White Hart Lane earlier this month.

11 – Wayne Rooney has scored 11+ Premier League goals in each of his 11 seasons with Manchester United, becoming the first player to score 10+ goals in 11 Premier League seasons.

12 – Everton extended their record for finishing in the bottom half of the Premier League on the most occasions. The Toffees have now finished outside the top half in 12 of the 23 seasons.

13 – Newcastle scored the fewest first half goals this season.

14 – Lee Cattermole collected 14 yellow cards this season, the joint-most in a single Premier League season, on a par with Mark Hughes, Robbie Savage and Cheick Tioté.

15 – John Terry has scored in each of the last 15 Premier League seasons.

16 – Chelsea have recorded more Premier League victories over Manchester United than any other team. The Blues took four points off the record English champions this season.

17 – Allan McGregor saved just one of the six shots on target he faced versus Chelsea this season.

19 – At 19 years of age, Ruben Loftus-Cheek was the only teenager to start a Premier League game for Chelsea this season.

20 – Arsenal finished above Tottenham Hotspur for the 20th consecutive season.

75 – The 2015-16 Premier League season starts in 75 days!

For more than 200 stats from the 2014-15 Premier League season, please view my original post at BarriesView.com.

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