THE STORY OF THE SEASON!
13 things we’ve learned so far! 1
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!