10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 36

0 – Luis Suárez has failed to score in any of his 6 matches versus the current top four this season.  The Uruguayan tested Mark Schwarzer with two of his five efforts on Sunday but neither caused the experienced Australian goalkeeper too much trouble.

5 – Sunderland striker Connor Wickham has scored 5 goals in his last 3 Premier League games since returning to the starting line-up.  He scored more goals (2) during Sunday’s 4-0 win over Cardiff City than fellow team mate Jozy Altidore has in his 28 games this season (1).

12 – Aston Villa have won just 2 of their 12 Premier League matches since transfer deadline day and now sit only 3 points above the relegation zone.  Paul Lambert’s side have a game in hand on the bottom three and a superior goal difference than the four sides below them.  They finish the season with Hull City (home), Manchester City (away) and Tottenham Hotspur (away).

16 – Chelsea have claimed 16 points from their six games versus the other sides in the top four.  Manchester City have the next best record amongst those sides, picking up only 7 points in comparison.

17th – Sunderland’s 4-0 thrashing of Cardiff City saw Gus Poyet’s side move out of the relegation zone for the first time since 10 February.  The Black Cats have picked up 7 points from their last three games, which included drawing at Manchester City and winning at Chelsea prior to Sunday’s home win.

19 – Arsenal have finished above Tottenham for a 19th consecutive season and 20 out of 22 in the Premier League era.

22 – José Mourinho has picked up 22 points from a possible 27 in his 9 Premier League matches versus Liverpool.  The Portuguese coach rested 7 players from midweek, handed a Premier League debut to 20-year old Tomáš Kalas in a back five that had barely played any football in those positions in 2014 and came away from Anfield with a 2-0 win this weekend.

25 – Liverpool’s record of scoring in the first-half of consecutive Premier League games came to an end at 25 on Sunday when they were shut out at both half-time and full-time in their 2-0 home loss by Chelsea.

46 – Juan Cala’s sending off for Cardiff City means that all 46 teams to have played in the Premier League have been shown at least one red card.  Despite a lack of suspensions and injuries in their debut Premier League season, the Welsh side head into the final two games of the season bottom of the table.

90 – Fernando Amorebieta’s because the first Venezuelan to score in the Premier League on Saturday during Fulham’s 2-2 draw at home to Hull City.  90 different nationalities have now scored since the re-branding of the league in 1992.

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