THE STORY OF THE SEA­SON!

13 things we’ve learned so far! 1

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HARRY KANE IS ON FOR A GOLDEN BOOT HAT-TRICK!

THE TOT­TEN­HAM STRIKER has been top scorer for the past two sea­sons – and his eight goals so far this sea­son puts him joint top of the scor­ing charts with Ser­gio Aguero. His shooton-sight ap­proach and the fact Man. City share their goals out means this could be Kane’s year again!

WIL­FRED NDIDI IS THE NEW N’GOLO KANTE!

CHELSEA’S MID­FIELD de­stroyer N’golo Kante has topped the tack­ling stats ever since he came scur­ry­ing into the Premier League – but not this sea­son. His re­place­ment at Le­ices­ter – Wil­fred Ndidi – is the Prem's top cruncher this sea­son with 46 tack­les – Kante is only on 28!

THE ARGENTINIANS LOVE A YEL­LOW CARD!

WEST HAM RIGHT-BACK Pablo Za­baleta and Man. City cen­tre-back Ni­co­las Ota­mendi have both picked up five yel­low cards this sea­son – the most in the top flight. Gives a whole new mean­ing to the phrase argy bargy. LOL!

MAN. CITY ARE THE NEW BARCELONA!

PEP GUARDI­OLA is well on the way to turn­ing City into the Barcelona of the Prem – not only are they walk­ing the league this cam­paign, they’re do­ing it in style by pass­ing teams off the pitch!

WEST BROM ARE NOT THE NEW BARCELONA!

THE BAG­GIES are av­er­ag­ing just 40% pos­ses­sion this sea­son un­der Tony Pulis and have a pass suc­cess rate of just 71% – the low­est in the di­vi­sion. Pos­ses­sion is clearly not king for Mr Pulis!

AZPI AND AL­VARO ARE THE PREM’S BEST DOU­BLE ACT!

CHELSEA de­fender Ce­sar Azpilicueta has set up five of team-mate Al­varo Mo­rata’s seven goals in the league this sea­son (that’s more than 70%) – the most by one player for a team-mate!

MO­HAMED SALAH IS LIVER­POOL’S BEST PLAYER!

WELL, HE’S CER­TAINLY the most im­por­tant. The Egyp­tian winger has had a hand in 15 goals this sea­son (12 goals and three as­sists), which is more than any other Reds player. His pace has also helped Liver­pool score more counter-at­tack goals (11) than any other team in the Premier League!

NO-ONE IS MORE IM­POR­TANT THAN TAMMY ABRA­HAM!

THE ON-LOAN Swansea ace has been di­rectly in­volved in 71% of Swansea’s Prem goals this sea­son (four goals, one as­sist) – no player has been in­volved in a higher per­cent­age of their team's goals than Tammy!

ENG­LAND’S TOP TWO CRE­ATORS ARE DE­FEND­ERS! OLD TRAF­FORD IS A FORTRESS!

IF YOU’VE GOT Man. United away soon, good luck. Jose Mour­inho’s men are the only team in the Premier League to boast a 100% home record – five vic­to­ries from five games, with no goals con­ceded! RIGHT-BACKS Kieran Trip­pier and Kyle Walker have racked up more as­sists than any other English player in the Premier League this sea­son – the Tot­ten­ham and Man. City stars have got four each!

DON’T GO LONG AGAINST BURN­LEY!

IF THERE’S ONE way to play against Burn­ley, it’s not by launch­ing long balls into the box or whip­ping in crosses – be­cause the stats show their cen­tre-back pair­ing of Ben Mee and James Tarkowski are unbeatable in the air. They've won more head­ers be­tween them than any other cen­tre-back duo!

PLAYER 1 Harry Kane 2 Ser­gio Aguero 3 Al­varo Mo­rata 4 Mo­hamed Salah 5 Romelu Lukaku 6 Ra­heem Ster­ling 7 Gabriel Je­sus CLUB Tot­ten­ham Man. City Chelsea Liver­pool Man. United Man. City Man. City GOALS 8 goals 8 goals 7 goals 7 goals 7 goals 7 goals 7 goals

PLAYER TO­TAL PASSES 1 Fer­nand­inho 933 2 Ni­co­las Ota­mendi 932 3 Granit Xhaka 914 4 David Silva 903 5 John Stones 817 6 Kevin De Bruyne 809 City av­er­age 65% pos­ses­sion per game – the most in the Prem! City have a pass ac­cu­racy of 89% – the high­est in the

Striker has The Eng­land ac­cu­racy a 53% shot this sea­son! PLAYER 1 Mee & Tarkowski 2 Duffy & Dunk 3 Fran­cis & Ake FLY­ING LION Abra­ham re­cently earned a se­nior Eng­land call-up! CLUB Burn­ley Brighton Bournemouth HEAD­ERS WON 101 82 67 HOT SPUR Tot­ten­ham's Tri

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