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MW5 stats: Abraham eyes hat-trick of doubles

12 Sep 2019
Tammy Abraham

Chelsea striker can match feat achieved only by Cristiano Ronaldo and Dele Alli with trip to Wolves

Tammy Abraham can achieve a feat managed only by Cristiano Ronaldo and Dele Alli at Wolverhampton Wanderers if he scores two goals for Chelsea in Saturday's match at Molineux.

For more on this and all the must-know stats for Matchweek 5, read on. To see the head-to-head records, click on the fixtures.

Liverpool v Newcastle

Liverpool are unbeaten in 23 Premier League home matches against Newcastle United, and have scored in each of those fixtures, netting 58 times while keeping 12 clean sheets.

Brighton v Burnley

Ashley Barnes has had 31 per cent of Burnley’s shots in the Premier League this season, with 15 out of 48. Only Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki has had a higher share of his team’s attempts, with 34 per cent.

Man Utd v Leicester

Since Brendan Rodgers’ first match in charge on 3 March, Leicester City have secured 25 points. Only Liverpool and Manchester City have earned more in that time, with 40 and 37 respectively.

Sheffield Utd v Southampton

Of the 14 Premier League debuts given to Englishmen this season, six (43 per cent) have been to Sheffield United players: Dean Henderson, Jack O’Connell, John Lundstram, George Baldock, Luke Freeman and Ben Osborn.

Spurs v Crystal Palace

Tottenham Hotspur have won their last eight Premier League matches against Crystal Palace. Their only longer top-flight winning runs have been nine matches against Blackpool and 10 against Birmingham City, both ending in 1964.

Wolves v Chelsea

Tammy Abraham can become only the third player aged 21 or younger to score at least two goals in three consecutive Premier League matches, after Cristiano Ronaldo, in December 2006, and Dele Alli in January 2017.

Norwich v Man City

Sergio Aguero has been involved in eight goals in his five Premier League starts against Norwich, scoring five and assisting three.

AFC Bournemouth v Everton

Joshua King has been directly involved in seven goals in his seven Premier League matches against Everton, with four goals and three assists.

Watford v Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal in this fixture last season and has been involved in 44 Premier League goals since his Arsenal debut in February 2018, finding the net 35 times and providing nine assists. Only Mohamed Salah has been involved in more in that time, with 52.

Aston Villa v West Ham

West Ham United have made their best start after four matches of a Premier League season since 2012/13, when they also picked up seven points under Sam Allardyce.

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