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Friday 09 May 2014

MW38 stats: Carroll eyes more joy against Man City

Find out all the key stats ahead of Matchweek 38 of the Barclays Premier League

Against no other team has Andy Carroll scored the five goals he has past Man City

The final matchweek of the Barclays Premier League is nigh with all 10 matches kicking off at 3pm on Sunday. Here are all the essential stats and facts to prepare you for the action, including Andy Carroll's scoring record against Manchester City and the goal-fest that is Liverpool v Newcastle United.

Remember you can follow all Sunday's Barclays Premier League action in our Carlsberg Live Match Centre at live.premierleague.com. The Carlsberg Live Match Centre brings you match facts and stats, manager press conference videos, action images, as well as the latest Fantasy Premier League points for your team.

Sunday 11 May

3pm kick-offs

Cardiff City v Chelsea  |  #CARCHE  |  More on Live Match Centre >>

  • Cardiff City have not beaten Chelsea at home in the league since February 1963, drawing one and losing four since.
  • Samuel Eto'o scored his first Barclays Premier League goal in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge. He is yet to score away from home in any competition for the Blues, with all 12 of his goals for Chelsea coming at Stamford Bridge.
  • Cardiff have failed to score in more matches than any other Barclays Premier League side this season (19), while Chelsea have kept the most clean sheets (18).
  • The Blues have conceded a league-low 10 goals in the first half of matches this season.
  • The South Wales outfit have scored fewer first-half goals than any other Barclays Premier League side in 2013/14 (nine).
  • Frank Lampard has scored against 38 different clubs in the Barclays Premier League, a record that he shares with Andrew Cole. He is yet to score against Cardiff in the competition.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 15 Barclays Premier League matches to be played on a Sunday, winning 13 and drawing two.

Fulham v Crystal Palace   |  #FULCRY  |  More on Live Match Centre >>

  • Fulham have won five and lost just one of the last seven league matches against Crystal Palace.
  • Fulham and Crystal Palace have the worst records in Barclays Premier League London derbies this season, averaging 0.67 and 1 point per match respectively.
  • Fulham have used 38 different players in the Barclays Premier League this season, more than any team in any previous BPL season.
  • Regardless of the result in this match, this will be Fulham's lowest points tally in a Barclays Premier League season (they have 31 and the previous lowest was 36 in 2007-08).
  • Palace have won more matches this season (13) than ever before in a single Barclays Premier League campaign.
  • The Eagles have not won a match played on a Sunday in their last two seasons in the Barclays Premier League (L3 D1 in 2004/05 and L4 D1 this season).
  • Fulham have conceded 83 goals in the Barclays Premier League this season; the only team to have conceded more in a 38-match season are Derby County in 2007-08 (89).
  • Five different players have taken the six Barclays Premier League penalties awarded to Crystal Palace this season; more than any other side.
  • Just two of the goals that Palace have conceded this season have followed errors by an Eagles player, a league-low.
  • Mile Jedinak is the only player to have reached triple figures in terms of tackles (131) and interceptions (137) in the Barclays Premier League this season.

Hull City v Everton   |  #HULEVE  |  More on Live Match Centre >>

  • Hull City have lost five of their last eight Barclays Premier League home matches (W2 D1).
  • Hull have failed to score in their two previous Barclays Premier League matches on the final day of the season.
  • The Tigers have achieved their highest points tally in a single Barclays Premier League season (37).
  • Everton's 69-point tally is their best in a Barclays Premier League season, beating their 65 in 2007/08.
  • Thirteen of Everton's goals this season have come from defenders, a league high.
  • Everton have won five of their last six Barclays Premier League matches played on a Sunday (L1).
  • If only the second half of Barclays Premier League matches counted this season, Hull would be bottom of the league by two points.
  • Only Cardiff (12) have won fewer points than Steve Bruce's side (14) in the Barclays Premier League in 2014 (Norwich also have 14)
  • Hull have never won a Barclays Premier League match in May (P8 W0 D3 L5).

Liverpool v Newcastle United   |   #LIVNEW  |  More on Live Match Centre >>

  • In 39 Barclays Premier League meetings between Liverpool and Newcastle United, there has never been a goalless draw.
  • There have been 126 goals in Barclays Premier League matches between Newcastle and Liverpool, the joint-most of any fixture in the history of the competition.
  • Liverpool have won just one of their last four Barclays Premier League fixtures played on the final day of the season (W1 D1 L2), this win coming against relegated Queens Park Rangers last season (1-0).
  • Newcastle have failed to win on the final day of the Barclays Premier League campaign in each of their last six seasons in the top flight (D2 L4).
  • Luis Suarez has 31 Barclays Premier League goals this season; he needs one more goal to set a stand-alone record for a 38-match BPL campaign.
  • Liverpool need one more goal to reach 100 this season in the Barclays Premier League, this has only happened twice before (Chelsea's 103 in 2009/10 and Manchester City's 100 this season).
  • Newcastle have scored four goals in seven matches against the current top four sides in the Barclays Premier League this season.
  • Daniel Sturridge's goals have won Liverpool 18 points this season; no player in the Barclays Premier League has won as many points for their side in 2013-14.
  • Newcastle have not won any of their last 18 Barclays Premier League trips to Anfield (L15 D3).

Manchester City v West Ham   |  #MCIWHU   |   More on Live Match Centre >>

  • Manchester City have lost one of their last 13 Barclays Premier League meetings with West Ham United (W9 D3).
  • The Hammers have won just two of their last 25 away league matches against Man City, losing 20 and drawing three.
  • This is the first time West Ham have played away from home on the final day of a Barclays Premier League season since 2006-07. On that occasion they won 1-0 away to Manchester United.
  • In only one previous Barclays Premier League season (21 in 2006/07) have West Ham lost more matches than they have in 2013-14 (19).
  • Four of City's six Barclays Premier League defeats this season have come on a Sunday.
  • Andy Carroll has scored five Barclays Premier League goals against Man City; more than he has against any other opponent in the competition.
  • Yaya Toure (20) is only the second central midfielder to score 20+ goals in a single Barclays Premier League season after Frank Lampard (22) for Chelsea in 2009/10.
  • City have won more points at home than any other Barclays Premier League team this season (49).
  • Manuel Pellegrini's side have converted 20.4% of their shots into goals this season. No other side have converted 20% of their shots into goals in any of the last 10 seasons.
  • The east Londoners have mustered one point in their seven Barclays Premier League matches against the current top four sides this season (D1 L6).

Norwich City v Arsenal   |  #NORARS   |   More on Live Match Centre >>

  • Norwich City have won one of their six Barclays Premier League home matches against Arsenal, which was last season (W1 D3 L2). In all competitions, that defeat ended a run of 12 matches unbeaten at Carrow Road for the Gunners (W5 D7 L0).
  • Mesut Ozil registered his first Barclays Premier League goal in the reverse fixture at Emirates Stadium this season, scoring twice in that match.
  • The Gunners managed 11 shots on target against Norwich at Emirates, their highest tally in a single Barclays Premier League match this season.
  • Arsenal have won six and drawn two of their last eight Barclays Premier League matches on the final day of the season.
  • Norwich have lost 20 matches this season; more than in any previous Barclays Premier League campaign.
  • Regardless of the result in this match, this will be Arsenal's highest points tally in the last six Barclays Premier League seasons (currently 76).
  • Arsenal have won five and lost one of their last six Barclays Premier League matches to be played on a Sunday, keeping a clean sheet in each of those five victories.
  • The Canaries have scored the highest proportion of goals from outside the penalty area in the Barclays Premier League this season (32%).
  • Norwich have scored 28 goals this season in the Barclays Premier League. Only three lower figures have been recorded in a full BPL campaign (Derby County's 20 in 2007/08, Sunderland's 21 in 2002/03 and Sunderland's 26 in 2005/06)

Southampton v Manchester United  |  #SOUMUN  |  More on Live Match Centre >>

  • Only Chelsea (nine), Arsenal, Liverpool (both eight) and Man City (six) have won more Barclays Premier League home matches against Manchester United than Southampton (five).
  • Robin van Persie has scored five goals in five Barclays Premier League appearances against Southampton (four in three for Man Utd).
  • Southampton have achieved their highest Barclays Premier League points tally (55).
  • Manchester United (63 points), on the other hand, will finish the season on their lowest points tally in a Barclays Premier League campaign regardless of the result in this match (previous lowest was 75 points in 2003/04 amd 1996/97).
  • Should Man United win this match they will finish the season with more points away from home than any side (currently 33 from 18 away matches).
  • Southampton have lost each of their last four Barclays Premier League matches played on a Sunday.
  • United have won just two and lost five of their 10 Barclays Premier League matches on a Sunday this season (W2 D3 L5).
  • The Red Devils are the only side in Barclays Premier League history to have won more than two points a match on average in the month of May (2.03).
  • The 2012/13 Barclays Premier League champions have conceded the highest proportion of goals from outside the box in the BPL this season (21%).
  • Adam Lallana has created more goalscoring chances than any other English player in the Barclays Premier League this season (69).

Sunderland v Swansea City  |  #SOUSWA  |  More on Live Match Centre >>

  • Sunderland have only won one of their last 11 league matches against Swansea City (D5 L5).
  • Swansea have not won back-to-back Barclays Premier League away matches since September.
  • Sunderland have won just one of their previous 12 Barclays Premier League matches on the final day of the season (W1 D2 L9).
  • Swansea have won 39 points so far this season and, regardless of the result in this match, cannot match their previous BPL low of 46 points in 2012/13.
  • Sunderland have won their last three Barclays Premier League matches to be played on a Sunday, all of which have been at the Stadium of Light.
  • Swansea have not won any of their last 11 Barclays Premier League matches played on a Sunday (L7 D4).
  • Only Man City (16) have won more Barclays Premier League points since the start of April than Sunderland (13, level with Crystal Palace).
  • Sunderland have not won five successive Barclays Premier League matches since October 1999, which is the only time they have won five in a row in the BPL.
  • The Black Cats have named the same starting XI in their last five Barclays Premier League matches in a row, the only team to have done this in 2013/14.
  • After failing to score in his first 11 away appearances in the Barclays Premier League, Wilfried Bony has scored five in his last five away matches for Swansea.

Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa   |   #TOTAVL  |  More on Live Match Centre >>

  • Against no Barclays Premier League side has Emmanuel Adebayor scored more Barclays Premier League goals than against Aston Villa (six).
  • The Villans are without a win in 10 Barclays Premier League matches against Spurs, drawing three, losing seven and scoring just five times.
  • Tottenham Hotspur have won on the final day of the season in each of the last three Barclays Premier League campaigns, all of which have been played at White Hart Lane.
  • Should Spurs win this match, they will equal their highest number of wins in a single Barclays Premier League season (21 in 2009/10 and 2012/13).
  • Spurs are the only side to not score in the opening 15 minutes of a Barclays Premier League match this season. Only one team in Barclays Premier League history (Crystal Palace in 1994/95) have gone through an entire season without scoring in the opening 15 minutes.
  • Twenty-one of Spurs' 37 Barclays Premier League matches this season have been played on a Sunday. No side have ever played 22 in a single season on a Sunday.
  • Aston Villa have won 497 points away from home in the Barclays Premier League. If they win this match, they will be the fifth side in Barclays Premier League history to have won 500 away points.
  • The Lilywhites have had more players net a Barclays Premier League goal for them than any other side this season (18).
  • In contrast, Villa have the smallest spread of players to score a Barclays Premier League goal for them this season (10).

West Brom v Stoke City  |  #WBASTK  |  More on Live Match Centre >>

  • There have been just 13 goals scored in the nine Barclays Premier League meetings between these two sides.
  • Stoke City have kept a clean sheet in seven of their previous nine Barclays Premier League matches against West Bromwich Albion.
  • Stoke have never won on the final day of the Barclays Premier League season (D2 L3).
  • West Brom have drawn four and lost one of their last five Barclays Premier League matches played on the final day of the season.
  • Stoke need a point to make this season their outright best in terms of points (currently 47, tied with 2009/10).
  • The Potters have averaged 401 passes per match this season under Mark Hughes – the highest average that they managed under Tony Pulis was 323 per match in 2012-13.
  • West Brom have not won any of their last 12 Barclays Premier League matches played on a Sunday (L6 D6).
  • There have been 22 goals in the last four Premier League matches played on a Sunday involving Stoke City (5.5 per match).
  • The Baggies have conceded a league-high 58% of goals in the first half of matches this season.
  • Hughes' side have scored just two headed goals all season in the Barclays Premier League; fewer than any other side.

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