Friday, May 26, 2017

A Statistical Analysis of the 2016/17 Premier League season

2016/17 English Premier League Season - all the stats!

Premier League Champions: Chelsea
Runners-up: Tottenham

Relegated: Hull, Middlesbrough and Sunderland

Average Attendance: 35,821
Largest Attendance: Manchester United v. West Bromwich Albion 75,397
Lowest Attendance: AFC Bournemouth v. Middlesbrough 10,809
Aggregated Attendances: 13,612,316

Most Home Goals: Bournemouth 6 Hull 1
Most Away Goals: Hull 1 Tottenham 7
Highest Goals Total: Swansea City 5 Crystal Palace 4

Longest Winning Streak: Chelsea 13 games
Longest Unbeaten Streak: Manchester United 25 games
Longest Home Winning Streak: Tottenham Hotspur 14 games
Longest Losing Streak: Hull City 6 games
Longest Winless Streak: Middlesbrough 16 games

Player Stats:

Top Premier League Goalscorer: Hary Kane (Tottenham) 29 goals

Most Hat-Tricks: Hary Kane (Tottenham) 4

Most Goals From Inside The Box: Romelu Lukaku (Everton) 24

Most Goals From Outside The Box: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) 6

Most Left-Footed Goals: Romelu Lukaku (Everton) 12

Most Right-Footed Goals: Hary Kane (Tottenham) 20

Most Headed Goals: Fernando Llorente (Swansea) & Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) 7

Most Shots: Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) 139

Most Shots On Target: Hary Kane (Tottenham) 58

Most Shots Off Target: Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) 49

Most Shots Without Scoring: Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) 45

Most Woodwork Strikes: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) 9

Most Premier League Assists: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) 18

Most Chances Created: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) 112

Most Attempted Passes: César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) 2,459

Most Stray Passes: James Milner (Liverpool) 439

Most Crosses: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) 304

Most Through Balls: Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) 48

Most Fouls Won: Wilf Zaha (Crystal Palace) 120

Most Penalties Scored: James Milner (Liverpool) 7

Most Penalties Conceded: Jose Fonte (West Ham) 4

Most Tackles: Idrissa Gueye (Everton) 135

Most Blocks: Ben Mee (Burnley) 46

Most Interceptions: Laurent Koscielny(Arsenal) 91

Most Clearances: Steve Cook (Bournemouth) 352

Most Throw-ins Taken: Matt Lowton (Burnley) 405

Fastest Player (mph): Shane Long (Southampton) 21.94

Most Miles Covered: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) 269

Most Sprints: Dele Alli 2,542

Most Clean Sheets: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) 16

Most Saves: Tom Heaton (Burnley) 141

Most Catches: Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) 66

Most Goals Conceded: Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) 69

Most Fouls: Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) 81

Most Yellow Cards: José Holebas (Watford) 14

Most Red Cards: Miguel Britos (Watford), Grant Xhaka (Arsenal) and Fernandinho (Manchester City) 2

Most Offsides: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United)

Most Games Subbed Off: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 25

Most Games Subbed On: Hal Robson-Kanu (West Brom) 24

More Team Stats:

Bournemouth won more penalties (10) than any other Premier League team, scoring seven.
Ryan Frazer won five of those ten.

Hull gave away 13 penalties this season, the most of any side in a single Premier League campaign.

Top of the fair play league were Liverpool with 54 yellow cards and no red cards.

Bottom of the fair play league were Watford with 83 yellow cards and 5 red cards.

More Player Stats:

Jose Holebas (Watford) was given 14 yellow cards for Watford in the Premier League this season, equalling the Premier League record for a player in a single PL campaign

Harry Kane (Tottenham) is one of only five different players to score three hat-tricks in a Premier League season. The only player to score more than three is Alan Shearer (5) in 1995-96.

Hary Kane (Tottenham) and Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) became the fourth and fifth player to score 20+ goals in three consecutive Premier League seasons (after Shearer, Henry and van Nistelrooy).

Hary Kane (TottenhAM) became the sixth player to score a hat-trick in successive EPL appearances and the first since Wayne Rooney in 2011.

Salomon Rondon (West Brom) scored a hat-trick of headers in West Brom’s win over Swansea City at the Hawthorns in December. It was only the second time this had happened in the Premier League, with the first coming via Duncan Ferguson for Everton v Bolton in December 1997

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) hit the woodwork nine times this season – the record in the Premier League since Opta began analysing (in 2006-07) is 10 by Robin van Persie in 2011-12.

Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) created 12 goalscoring chances in Arsenal’s win over Sunderland in May. This is a record by a single player in a Premier League match since Opta began collecting this metric in 2003-04.

Outfield players who played every minute of the season: Steve Cook (Bournemouth) Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) and Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough).

Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea and Arsenal) became the first Spaniard to make 300 appearances in the Premier League.

Curtis Davies (Hull) suffered his fourth relegation from the Premier League (2005-06 with WBA, 2010-11 with Birmingham, 2014-15 and 2016-17 with Hull). Only Nathan Blake and Hermann Hreidarsson (5) have suffered more as a player.

Gareth Barry (Everton, Aston Villa and Manchester City) surpassed 600 Premier League appearances, becoming only the second player to pass this landmark in the competition after Ryan Giggs (632).

Following his debut goal at Bournemouth, Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) has now scored on his debut in the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, France Ligue 1 and Champions League.

Peter Crouch (Stoke) scored his 50th headed Premier League goal in their final day match against Southampton – the first and only player to reach this landmark.

Jack Rodwell (Sunderland) broke the Premier League record for longest run of games started without winning, going 39 in a row without ending up on the winning side (two for Man City, 37 for Sunderland) before he started Sunderland’s 4-0 away win over Crystal Palace.

Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) became the fourth player to score 10+ goals in 10 different Premier League seasons, after Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard.

Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) has now scored more Premier League goals at Anfield as an opposition player, for Palace and Aston Villa (5) than he ever did while playing for the club in the 2015/16 season.

Against West Ham, Bournemouth's Josh King became the sixth player to fail from the penalty spot and still score a hat-trick in the same Premier League game.

Managerial Stats:

Bob Bradley (Swansea) lasted just 84 days in charge of Swansea City (October 4, 2016 – December 27, 2016) – this was the third shortest reign by a permanent Premier League manager after Rene Meulensteen at Fulham in 2013-14 (75 days) and Les Reed at Charlton in 2006-07 (40 days)

Craig Shakespeare (Leicester) became the first British manager to win each of his first five Premier
League games. Only three managers have won more; Manuel Pellegrini (9), Sven Goran Eriksson (7) and Carlo Ancelotti (7).

Antonio Conte (Chelsea) has won the league title in four successive seasons as a club coach after winning the Serie A title with Juventus in 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14.


Chelsea’s point tally of 93 was the second-highest seen in a Premier League season, after Chelsea – 95 points in 2004-05.

Tottenham’s goal difference of +60 is the highest in Premier League history for a non-title winning side

Chelsea (30 wins) have broken the Premier League record for most wins in a season (29), also by Chelsea in 2004/05 and 2005/06). The Blues are the first to do it in a 38-game English top-flight season.

Crystal Palace became the first team to win on three consecutive Premier League trips to Anfield since Chelsea in October 2005.

Liverpool had 80.4 per cent possession in their away game at Burnley in August but still lost 2-0. This was the highest possession recorded by a losing side in a Premier League game since 2006-07.

There were 10 draws played out by Manchester United at Old Trafford this season in the Premier League – the joint-most by a team at home in any Premier League season.

Crystal Palace became just the third team in Premier League history to score four goals away from home, yet lose the game when they were beaten 5-4 by Swansea City.

On Saturday April 29, there were no goals scored at home on a day with five Premier League games for the first time ever!


Most Penalties Awarded: Michael Oliver 16

Most Red Cards: Mike Dean 5

Most Yellow Cards: Bobby Madley 125

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