Matchday 28 in the Premier League provided some surprising results. Time to look at some remarkable statistics to find certain trends in the English top flight.
First, Chelsea started their title defending season very poorly and were to be founded just above the relegation zone most of the time, resulting in the sacking of Jose Mourinho. However, since Guus Hiddink took over, the Blues have rocketed back to prominence, currently sitting in 10th place with 39 points.
Chelsea have gained a total of 19 points in 2016, leading the league in this regard together with Tottenham. Leicester City (18), West Ham (17), Manchester United (17) and Southampton (16) have been great also, while Crystal Palace (2) and Norwich (4) have struggled this year.
19 – Since the turn of the year, Guus Hiddink’s Chelsea have picked up 19 points, no PL team has more in 2016 (Spurs, 19). Revival.
Meanwhile, the Blues have also scored the most goals in 2016. Together with Liverpool, Chelsea have hit the net 19 times, although the Reds have played eight matches and the Blues have played nine. Tottenham (16 goals), Manchester United (15 goals) and Everton (14 goals) have also scored a lot this year, while Watford have struggled, scoring just five times in 2016.
19 – Liverpool and Chelsea are the top scoring Premier League teams so far in 2016. Resurgence.
Arsenal have found it difficult to stay on course to their first Premier League title since 2004. They were beaten 1-2 by Swansea, meaning they have now lost three times in a row for the first time since 2010, while the Swans have been the Gunners toughest opponent at the Emirates since 2011.
3 – Arsenal have lost three consecutive games in all competitions for the first time since April 2010. Feeble.
Manchester City have struggled the last couple of games and were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool, recording their first three-game losing streak in the league since 2008. In the table, the Citizens have been caught up by United, however they have played one game less than their city rivals.
3 – Man City have lost three successive Premier League games for the first time since November 2008. Slump.