1 – Manchester United have won just 1 of their 10 matches versus the current top 6 now this season. David Moyes’ side still have to play Manchester City (home) and Everton (away) again before the end of the season.
1 – Managers Felix Magath and Pepe Mel experienced their first Premier League wins on Saturday. Magath’s Fulham beat Newcastle 1-0 in his fourth game in charge of the Cottagers, whilst Pepe Mel’s West Brom came from behind to beat Swansea City 2-1 in his eighth game in charge.
3 – Vincent Kompany was sent off for the third time in his 171st Premier League appearance on Saturday. The Manchester City captain has been shown a straight red card on all three occasions. He has also been sent off in the FA Cup for the Citizens, which was also a straight red card.
3 – Steven Gerrard became only the third player in Premier League history to take three penalties in a single game. Like Craig Burley (Derby County) and Darren Bent (Sunderland) before him, the England captain failed to score all three.
4 – Nemanja Vidić has been sent off 4 times against Liverpool. The Serbian defender has only been sent off 6 times in his Premier League career, with the other 2 coming against Chelsea.
5 – José Mourinho has failed to win in all 5 of his visits to Villa Park. The Chelsea managed has drawn 3 suffered his second defeat at Aston Villa when his side went down 1-0 on Saturday. The Blues have scored just once in those five trips with Mourinho.
5 – Referee Chris Foy has shown 5 red cards to Chelsea players in the last 8 matches he has officiated.
5 – Steven Gerrard has scored more goals at Old Trafford than any other visiting player in the Premier League.
9 – Manchester United have suffered more defeats (9) after 29 games this season than they have in the whole of any previous Premier League season.
58% – Liverpool have won 14 of their 24 Premier League matches against David Moyes’ sides. The Reds completed the double over Manchester United on Sunday with a comprehensive 3-0 victory at Old Trafford.