Prior to Manchester City’s trip to Villa Park tomorrow, Frank Lampard has scored 13 Premier League goals against Aston Villa – more than he has against any other side.
Frank Lampard has come up against the Villans on 30 previous occasions in England’s top flight, for West Ham and Chelsea combined. The former-England international has only faced Arsenal (32), Everton (31) and Tottenham Hotspur (31) than he has the fellow ever-present Villa.
Aston Villa’s defence has conceded three goals to both Arsenal and Chelsea in their previous two games so don’t be surprised if Manchester City put up similar figures and that Lampard finds himself amongst them, should he indeed start, or at least feature at some point.
Here is Frank Lampard’s all-time Premier League record – games, wins, draws, losses and goals against every opposition he has faced. The table is sorted by goals scored and then win percentage:
Some noteable statistics from this data:
5 – Frank Lampard has suffered more losses than wins against only Arsenal, Chelsea, Leeds United, Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers.
5 – Only Burnley, Cardiff City, Ipswich Town, Queens Park Rangers and Watford have faced Frank Lampard in the Premier League without conceding a goal to the Englishman.
13 – Aston Villa have been on the receiving end of Frank Lampard goals more than any other team.
17 – Frank Lampard has been on the winning side against Sunderland more times than he has against any other side.
25% -Arsenal, Ipswich Town and Queens Park Rangers have suffered defeat in only a quarter of their matches versus Frank Lampard – the lowest win percentage of any team.
39 – Frank Lampard has scored against 39 different Premier League sides – more than any other player.
44 – Frank Lampard has experienced victory against all 44 Premier League opponents he has faced.
100% – Frank Lampard maintains a 100% win record against Portsmouth in all 13 of his Premier League matches with the south-coast side.
173 – Only Alan Shearer (260), Andrew Cole (187), Wayne Rooney (176) and Thierry Henry (175) have scored more Premier League goals than Frank Lampard.
580 – Only Ryan Giggs (632) has made more appearances in Premier League history than Frank Lampard.