10 Premier League Facts After Gameweek 35

It was a long Gameweek 35 and the weekend’s Premier League action was not the most exciting. It was great for stats though, and we thought you would like a good round-up of facts to start your (short) week after the bank holiday. Help yourself.

1. Chelsea’s run seems to know no obstacles and despite Tottenham’s win, Conte’s side are still 4 points clear and are running towards the title. Chelsea, in fact, have taken 81 points from 34 Premier League games this season; their most at this stage of a campaign since 2005-06 (85) when they won the title. Their away win at Everton also coincided with the first clean sheet kept since January, ending an 11-game run without one.

2. On the other hand, Koeman’s two heaviest league defeats in charge of Everton have both come against Chelsea this term (5-0 and 3-0). Also, the Toffees failed to score in a Premier League game at Goodison Park for the first time in 2017, having averaged 3.7 goals per game prior to this defeat.

3. Tottenham have made history. Spurs have won nine consecutive league games for the first time since October 1960, when they won 13 in a row. Kane is Tottenham’s top scorer in Premier League north London derbies with six, overtaking Gareth Bale on five.

4 .Man United drew twice, against City and Swansea. Despite the bittersweet balance of Gameweek 35, the Red Devils have set a new club record for the longest unbeaten run within a single top-flight season (25 games, W13 D12).

5, As above, Man City drew twice too in their last weekend, and the draw against Boro means that Guardiola’s side have set a new away-points record in a single PL campaign for the club (35 points – W11 D1).

6. Sunderland lost at home against Bournemouth and their relegation to the Championship is now sadly official. Since their last promotion to the Premier League in 2007, Sunderland have failed to score in 139 top-flight matches – at least 25 more than any other side in that time.

7. On the other hand, Leicester City can relax now. Their victory at West Brom was worth the 40th point of the season, which allows the reigning champions to sleep tight. The Foxes have won their past three Premier League away games which is their joint-longest away winning streak at a club in the competition.

8. Stoke City and West Ham had a quiet afternoon at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday. Stoke have enjoyed just one win in their past eight top-flight games (D2 L5).

9. Did you know that Hull City picked up only their second point on the road under Marco Silva in the top flight this season (eight away games played)?

10. Liverpool (1-0 at Watford) have won three consecutive Premier League away games under Jurgen Klopp for only the second time. Three must be Klopp’s magic number: the German manager named the same Liverpool starting XI for the third consecutive Premier League game, something he has only done once before, in December.

Marco – @Marco_Lorenzi
Italian music lover, living the London life. Addicted to football, #FPL, @PadovaCalcio fan. Work with @matchdayfantasy. All views expressed are my own.

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