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Goals

Manchester City: 21
Arsenal: 19
Chelsea: 18
Bournemouth: 16
Liverpool: 15

The reigning Premier League champions have been free-scoring and up until their blockbuster clash with Liverpool, the Citizens had averaged three goals per game from their opening seven. Arsenal and Bournemouth’s emphatic victories in their last outing (scoring five and four respectively) saw them both move into the top six.

Raheem Sterling puts Manchester City ahead against Brighton
City failed to score for the first time this season against Liverpool


Goals conceded

Fulham: 21
Cardiff: 17
Huddersfield: 17
Manchester United 14
Southampton 14

Unsurprisingly, four teams from this list are currently sitting in the bottom five spots in the Premier League, while struggling to muster goals at the other end. Huddersfield, Cardiff and Fulham all conceded three or more last time out, while Manchester United’s defensive woes continue as they leaked two to Newcastle and have not yet found their preferred backline.

Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli
Fulham 's defensive woes continued against Arsenal


Average possession

Manchester City: 65.3%
Chelsea: 62.7%
Tottenham: 57.4%
Manchester United: 56.3%
Arsenal: 54.7%

Five of the ‘big six’ make up the average possession charts, with Chelsea and Manchester City the only teams to make it over the 60 per cent mark, leaving little wonder why they are both on the same points at the top of the table. The two highest scoring teams in the league share the ability to turn possession into chances, and chances into goals.


Average shots per match

Manchester City: 21.8
Chelsea: 17.8
Southampton: 14.6
Tottenham: 14.5
Liverpool: 14.4

Dany Ings in action for Southampton against Burnley
Southampton are failing to convert their chances


Shots on target per match

Manchester City: 8.1
Manchester United: 6.1
Liverpool: 6
Chelsea: 5.9
Arsenal: 5.8

Manchester United registered 10 shots on target in their comeback against Newcastle, while Chelsea managed six and Arsenal mustered seven in their wins over Southampton and Fulham respectively. This may be set to decline slightly as Maurizio Sarri and Jose Mourinho face off after the international break, with Arsenal’s fixture list set to toughen up in future games too.


Corners

Manchester City: 67
Chelsea: 51
Watford: 49
Manchester United: 49
Everton: 49

Everton's Richarlison
Everton have been dangerous in attack, earning 49 corners so far


Yellow cards

West Ham United: 22
Southampton: 18
Watford: 18
Brighton: 18
Crystal Palace: 16

The Saints collected six yellow cards in their 3-0 defeat to Chelsea last time out, which moved them into second position on overall cautions. West Ham’s results have picked up, but Manuel Pellegrini will be keen to improve their discipline. Watford received five cards against Bournemouth including Christian Kabasele’s two which saw him dismissed at Vicarage Road.

Action from Brighton v West Ham
West Ham worrying about discipline


Red cards

Leicester: 3
Manchester United: 2
Everton: 2
Southampton: 1
Watford: 1

The Foxes’ disciplinary record worsened as Wes Morgan became their third player to receive a red card in just eight matches. Wes Morgan is in fact level with the collective counts for Manchester United and Everton, having been sent for an early bath against Bournemouth and Everton. Jamie Vardy saw red in their match against Wolves in August.

Jamie Vardy sees red for Leicester against Wolves
Jamie Vardy walked against Wolves


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