10 Premier League stats for the weekend – featuring Arsenal, Swansea and Friday night football

Jonjo Shelvey

This weekend's Premier League action features the first Friday night game in over a decade, a first-ever league meeting between two clubs and a big clash between two of the pre-season favourites, Manchester City and Chelsea.

1 – Monday night will be the first ever league meeting between Liverpool and Bournemouth.

2Jonjo Shelvey completed more through balls than any other player on the opening weekend during Swansea City's 2-2 draw with Chelsea. The defending Premier League champions have to deal with Yaya Touré and David Silva feeding Raheem Sterling and Sergio Agüero this weekend.

2 – Tottenham Hotspur had a player sent off in each of their defeats to Stoke City last season (Vlad Chiricheș and Kyle Naughton).

5Arsenal head into Sunday's match on a five-game winning streak versus Crystal Palace. Arsène Wenger's side had been on a nine-match winning streak versus West Ham heading prior to last weekend.

6 – Leicester City lost all six of their Premier League matches in London last season. The Foxes travel to West Ham this weekend with both sides winning their opening game.

11 – Aston Villa versus Manchester United will be the first Friday night Premier League fixture in more than 11 years, since Arsenal beat Leeds United 5-0 on 16 April 2004.

11 – Alan Pardew has won as many Premier League matches as Crystal Palace manager in the club's history, tying Steve Coppell's record by beating Norwich City last weekend. He's done it in only 19 games in charge too.

17 – Since gaining Premier League status, Swansea City have taken more points against Newcastle than against any other side (17).

22 – Arsenal had the most efforts on goal in the opening weekend of the 2015-16 Premier League season.

400 – Jermain Defoe could make his 400th Premier League appearance when Sunderland face Norwich City this weekend. It would make him the 32nd player to reach this landmark.

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