10 EPL Facts After Gameweek 38

Gameweek 38 drew the curtain over the 2016-2017 Premier League season with an intense (long) weekend of football. We collected the most interesting facts out of the last games of the season and here is our last (for now) weekly round-up with the juiciest stats & facts from the most exciting league in the world.

1. Antonio Conte has been named Manager of the Year in the Premier League and John Terry played his last game with the Blues. These are the highlights of Chelsea’s showcase at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Blues hammered Sunderland 5-1 and despite the great attacking potential, it’s a fact that Chelsea have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight Premier League home games (3-0 v Middlesbrough). Something to work on for next season.

2. Despite victory (3-1 against Everton), Arsenal have finished the season outside of the top four for the first time since the 1995-96 campaign, when they finished fifth under Bruce Rioch. On the other hand, Everton are now winless in their past 21 away league games against the Gunners, last beating them in London in January 1996 (2-1).

3. West Ham’s last act was a good win at Burnley. Slaven Bilic’s side picked up their first Premier League away win since February (3-1 vs Southampton) after a run of three draws and three defeats on the road.

4. Tottenham were just astonishing with 13 goals scored in two away games against Leicester and Hull City last week. Spurs are the fifth Premier League side to register 400 wins (D247 L315) and the third to score seven or more goals in an away Premier League game.

5. Leicester finished on 44 points, the lowest total of a reigning English top-flight champion since Liverpool in 1902 (42 points).

6. Liverpool have finished in the top four of the Premier League for only the second time in the past eight seasons. Also, Philippe Coutinho has had a hand in 20 Premier League goals for Klopp’s side this season, more than any other player (13 goals, seven assists).

7. Man United warmed up nicely for their UEFA Europa League final this week, with a 2-0 against Allardyce’s Crystal Palace. Josh Harrop became the 100th player to score a Premier League goal for Manchester United. Also, Paul Pogba netted his first Premier League goal since December.

8. There’s some glory for the old, good Peter Crouch. Stoke’s striker has become the first player to score 50 headed Premier League goals.

9. Also Swansea City had a happy ending (2-1 against West Brom). Paul Clement has won six of his nine home league games in charge of Swansea (D1 L2), with the only defeats in this run coming against Arsenal and Tottenham.

10. On a final note, Man City. Guardiola’s side have finished in the top four in the Premier League in seven consecutive seasons – the longest active streak of any team in the competition. They recorded their 12th league away win – their joint-highest in a single campaign (also 12 in 2001-02).

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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