10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 35

1 – Stephane Sessegnon’s red card versus Aston Villa was the first time Sunderland had been reduced to 10 men this season. Only Manchester United have yet to receive a red card this season.

4 – Chelsea and Sunderland were the only two teams that Queens Park Rangers took more than 3 points from this season. QPR’s remaining three fixtures are against sides they lost to in the previous meeting this season.

7 – Newcastle United have seven French players on the pitch in their 6-0 home thrashing by Liverpool. It wass the second time in Premier League history that a side has fielded seven players from the same foreign national in a match after Fulham.

10 – Luis Suarez’s 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic’s arm is the joint-seventh longest suspension in Premier League history. Only Eric Cantona (nine months), Mark Bosnich (nine months), Rio Ferdinand (eight months), Adrian Mutu (seven months), Joey Barton (12 matches) and Paolo Di Canio (11 matches) have served longer.

10 – Reading’s 0-0 draw with Queens Park Rangers on Sunday sent both sides down and left the Royals on a 10-game winless streak in the top division. The game summed up both club’s season – dire.

12 – The two teams from the north east combined to concede 12 goals this weekend as Newcastle lost 6-0 at home to Liverpool and Sunderland were beaten 6-1 at Aston Villa.

13 – Christian Benteke has scored the most Premier League goals (13) in 2013.

18 – Christian Benteke’s hat-trick on Monday night took his tally to 18 league goals on the season – the most by any Aston Villa player in Premier League history.

63 – Nine Belgian outfield players have combined for 63 Premier League goals this season. And that’s including Thomas Vermaelen who is yet to score this season (via @archiert1). In order of number of goals: Christian Benteke (18), Romelu Lukaku (14), Marouane Fellaini (11), Jan Vertonghen (5), Kevin Mirallas (4), Mousa Dembélé (1), Vincent Kompany (1) and Thomas Vermaelen (0).

66 – The six goals conceded by Newcastle at home to Liverpool means that Alan Pardew’s side have now conceded the most goals in the Premier League this season.