Premier League weekend in numbers

Posted by - December 13, 2010 - Lists, Premier League, Statistics

Wolves have done it, Chelsea’s foreign legion, and an England statistic to remember


22 – They did it. After 22 games in all competitions without one, Wolves finally kept a clean sheet yesterday

0 – Although they threatened too for a while at St James’, Liverpool have still not gained a single point from a losing position this season

46 – Saturday was the first time in 46 PL games that Manchester City have scored more than two goals without Carlos Tevez scoring. Might have to get used to it

49 – Number of seconds between Blackburn equalising and Bolton regaining the lead. Sam will not be happy

27 – None of Chelsea’s last 27 Premier League goals have been scored by Englishmen

18 – The number of draws in Marh Hughes’ last 28 games as a manager. Has to be under pressure

10 – After 167 games of this Premier League season, ten teams still have one away win or fewer

257 – Critical night for Wayne Rooney. It is 257 days since he scored from open play for Manchester United

And if you’re going to remember any facts, make it these two:

27 – These are the last ten strikers to be picked in England squads (Rooney, Cole, Agbonlahor, Carroll, Crouch, Bent, Defoe, Zamora, Davies, Bothroyd). Of the 454 goals scored in the Premier League this season, 27 have been by these ten (Bothroyd absolved of blame!). That’s just 5.9% of PL goals

4 – If you take out Darren Bent, Andy Carroll and Kevin Davies, who have just four international starts between them, the rest have scored four PL goals between them. That’s 0.9%

0.9%!!  I think that answers the discussion over the severity of England’s striker crisis.

  • Matt Fairgrieve

    4 out of 454 is just under 1%, not just under one-hundredth of a percent!
    jesus christ.

  • Daniel Storey

    Ha, you have literally got there a minute before me Matt! good scare mongering from me. Now updated