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EPL Week 21: Chelsea’s poor record continues – All the fascinating facts

14/01/2016

/ by Imhons Erons

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Chelsea were held to a 2-all draw by a hard-fighting West Brom side to maintain Guus Hiddink’s unbeaten run since temporarily taking over the Blues after Jose Mourinho was sacked. Yet the fact points that all is still not well in the camp of the Londoners.

Arsenal have been conceding loads of goals, and recent stats now show why. And we can now tell why Jamie Vardy is no longer the hottest topic in town.

A peep at some of the fascinating facts that emerged after Round 21 of matches:


#1 With 16 matches and counting, Liverpool v Arsenal has seen more 90th minute or later goals than any other fixture in Premier League history.

#2 Arsenal have conceded seven goals in their last two Premier League away games. Wenger’s defence may just be the reason for his sleepless nights.

#3 May be not. Maybe it’s Coquelin’s absence. Arsenal have conceded 50% more shots/game without Coquelin in the starting line up in 2015-16. They have conceded 15 when he’s away compared to just 10 when in the team.

#4 Well, for all the shortcoming of the defenders, one man upfront is dragging Arsenal to the EPL title. Olivier Giroud has now scored 11 goals in his last 11 appearances away from home in all competitions.

#5 Chelsea have dropped the joint-most points from winning positions of any Premier League team in 2015-16 - all at Stamford Bridge. Twice they led at home on Wednesday, twice they were pegged back by fantastic strikes.

#6 Chelsea are yet to win consecutive Premier League games in 2015-16. And the poor run continues.

#7 Robert Huth's goal ends a run of 374 minutes without a Premier League goal for Leicester. That goal secured an away win for Leicester at Spurs, catapulting them back to the top of the log.

#8 Still wondering why your timeline is no longer flooded with the heroic tales of Leicester goal king? Well, since scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League games, Jamie Vardy has managed one goal and six shots on target in seven matches.

#9 Even Klopp won’t find this funny. Liverpool currently have the same number of Premier League goals as Luis Suarez did by this point in 2013-14.

#10 He might be in a curvy-turvy form but the man is already a legend! On Tuesday, Wayne Rooney matched Thierry Henry's Premier League record of 175 goals for a single club.

All facts via OptaJoe

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