A Look at the Eight Most Interesting Numbers From the Weekend Action of the Premier League

The Premier League is the most fascinating league in the world due to the breakneck speed at which the matches are played, apart from the interest shown by fans across the world.


The weekend games of the Premier League gave us some interesting moments and numbers to savour and here we look at eight of the most interesting statistics from the games.

Stats courtesy OptaJoe. 

8. Wolves Show Consistency

Wolves have impressed everyone with their performances since being promoted to the top flight. Infact, they became the first team in Premier League history to name an unchanged starting XI in each of their first eight games of the season.

7. Sigurdsson a Master From Outside the Box

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored his 50th Premier League goal during Everton's 2-1 win over Leicester City, with the Icelander scoring 19 goals from outside the box. 


No player barring Philippe Coutinho has scored more from outside the box since his debut.

6. Paul Pogba Key for Jose Mourinho

There have been reports of a rift between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba at Old Trafford, but under the Portuguese tactician, no player has been more involved in more goals than the Frenchman, who has scored 13 goals and provided 16 assists.

5. Jose Mourinho Registers 400th League Win

Manchester United's 3-2 win over Newcastle United was Jose Mourinho's 400th league win his career. The Portuguese manager has been incharge of 597 games, winning 400, drawing 124 and losing 73 so far.

4. Barkley Does a Lampard

Ross Barkley scored and registered an assist for Chelsea against Southampton, thus becoming the first Englishman since Frank Lampard to achieve the feat. 


The Chelsea legend did the same against Sunderland in 2013.

3. Anfield a Fortress for Liverpool

Liverpool are unbeaten against Manchester City in 17 home matches, with their last loss to the Citizens coming back in 2003. 


Since then, they have won 12 and drawn five games against City at home.

2. Riyad Mahrez's Penalty Woes

Riyad Mahrez missed a penalty against Liverpool, with the Algerian having a 58 percent success rate from the spot, second lowest among players in the Premier League to have taken 10 or more penalties.


Only Juan Pablo Angel has a lower conversion rate, with the striker missing five out of 10 penalties for a 50 percent conversion rate. 

1. Title Race to Go Down to the Wire?

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are yet to suffer a league defeat this season and with eight games gone this is only the second time in Premier League history that three teams remain unbeaten at the same stage since 2011/12. 


Not just that, they also have to contend with Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, who are just two points behind the leaders with 18 points.

Eight most interesting statistics from the Premier League weekend