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The 2021/22 Premier League season is drawing to a close, and it’s a pretty incredible campaign, with some shock narratives reflected well in the stats for the year.

With everything to play for, most sides in the English top-flight have something to play for, with many factors likely to be decided on the final day of the season in what has been a fairly memorable campaign.

However, this feature will not be looking at who will win the title or who will get relegated or which club Alan Pardew could somehow end up at. Today, we will take a deep dive into the stats of the season and pull-out facts that are might seem hard to believe.

Bruno Fernandes – Most Premier League chances created

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Manchester United have been a laughing stock this season, and for many Premier League fans, this has been an incredible collapse to watch. Yet even with the Red Devils having a poor year, Bruno Fernandes has quietly gone about his business to brilliant effect.

The Portuguese international has created the most chances in the Premier League this season, and under Erik Ten Hag next season, Fernandes will play an important role under the incoming United manager as he aims to rebuild the now fallen English giants.

Bukayo Saka – Most Arsenal fouls committed

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When you think Arsenal players and fouls, Granit Xhaka immediately comes to mind, with the phrase ‘If That Was Xhaka’ now becoming something of a social trend whenever a player gets away with a risky challenge.

Yet surprisingly, it is Bukayo Saka who has committed the most fouls for Arsenal this season, with Xhaka sat in fourth behind Thomas Partey and Alexandre Lacazette, players who have also not been sent off in the Premier League this campaign.

Raul Jimenez – Most Premier League red cards

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Speaking of red cards, Raul Jimenez currently claims the honour of most red cards in the Premier League this season, with Ezri Konsa having the same amount as the Mexican international.

However, given Jimenez’s role as a striker and leading man for Wolves, the forward takes the spot on this list. Whilst the attacker returning to the pitch has been one of the stories of the season given his horrific injury last season, the 30-year-old’s red card record is less to be desired.

Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City’s top goalscorer

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Manchester City have scored a lot of goals this season, yet it might come as a surprise that Riyad Mahrez of all players is the top scorer for Pepe Guardiola’s side this campaign, with the Algerian enjoying his best year to date with the Premier League giants.

Key strikes against the likes of Arsenal, Brentford and Manchester United have been crucial in City’s charge for the Premier League title, and for Mahrez, his form has arrived at the perfect time for the Etihad Stadium giants.

Wilfried Zaha – More goals than Jamie Vardy, Romelu Lukaku and Michail Antonio

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Wilfried Zaha has been something of an enigma in recent seasons. A player who is far too good for a player of Crystal Palace’s Premier League finishes yet a forward whose output suggests he is right where he belongs.

Not this season, though, as the Ivory Coast international has surprisingly bagged more goals this Premier League campaign than the likes of Jamie Vardy, Michail Antonio, and even Chelsea’s £97m striker Romelu Lukaku, with Zaha leading the line for Patrick Vieira’s exciting young squad.

Arsenal – Yet to concede from a corner

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A starboy winger committing more fans than the dive-bombing midfielder, yet another incredible Arsenal stat from this campaign is that the north London side are yet to concede from a single corner all season.

Whilst every Premier League side has allowed a goal from a corner in, Arsenal stands above the rest as the only side to have a perfect record on defending the dangerous set-piece, with set-piece coach Nicolas Jover rightly being praised by Gooners and neutrals alike for this astonishing record.

Newcastle United – Third most points in 2022

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Newcastle United’s form since the turn of the year has been impressive, but looking at the actual numbers paints an even more impressive picture for Eddie Howe’s side, with the northeast giants actually third in the 2022 league table.

Sitting behind City and Liverpool, Newcastle have won more points this year than the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and United, with the Magpies also having the third-best defence in 2022 with just 14 goals conceded in 16 games, a better record than Chelsea, Wolves and West Ham.

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