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MW6 stats: Mendy emulates Cech with shutout at Old Trafford

26 Oct 2020
Eduoard Mendy, Chelsea

Similarities between Chelsea's new goalkeeper and their former No 1 are growing as we look at the weekend's standout numbers

Edouard Mendy continued to follow the footsteps of Chelsea's highly-decorated goalkeeper Petr Cech with Saturday's clean sheet at Manchester United.

The Blues' new signing made exactly the same move as Cech did in 2004 in swapping Rennes for Stamford Bridge.

And he has also now emulated the club's former No 1 by keeping clean sheets in his first two Premier League matches for the club.

For more on this and all the must-know facts from the sixth round of fixtures, read below. To see the reports and key data for the matches, click on the results.

Patrick Bamford goal

Patrick Bamford became the the first Leeds United player to score a Premier League hat-trick since Mark Viduka in April 2003. He has also matched Eric Cantona's club record of six goals in Leeds' opening six matches of a PL season, with the Frenchman achieving his feat in 1992/93.

West Ham United 1-1 Manchester City

Manchester City are unbeaten in the 16 matches in which Phil Foden has scored in all competitions, and this was the first time they failed to win such a contest.

Fulham 1-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace are undefeated when scoring first in the Premier League since January 2019, winning 20 matches and drawing five since then.

Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea

Mendy became the first Chelsea goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in his first two Premier League matches since Cech in August 2004.

Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United

Diogo Jota became the first Liverpool player to score in his first two Premier League home matches since Sadio Mane in September 2016.

Southampton 2-0 Everton

With Everton suffering their first defeat of the season, this is the first English top-flight campaign since 1967/68 in which no sides are unbeaten after six matches.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Newcastle United

Jacob Murphy scored Newcastle United's first goal direct from free-kick in the Premier League since Jonjo Shelvey against West Ham United in November 2019.

Arsenal 0-1 Leicester City

Jamie Vardy has scored five goals at Emirates Stadium in the Premier League, the most of any visiting player, while he has struck 11 times in 12 PL matches against Arsenal in total, second only to Wayne Rooney's 12.

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 West Bromwich Albion

Since the start of last season, no side has benefited from more own-goals in the Premier League than Brighton, with five, alongside Spurs.

Burnley 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs' Harry Kane, centre, has been directly involved in 13 goals this season. His five goals and eight assists are the most ever recorded by a player in his team's first six Premier League matches of a season.

 

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