10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 26

2 – Burnley became only the second promoted side to take points against José Mourinho’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with their 1-1 draw on Saturday.  The Portuguese managed had beaten 14 of the previous 15 promoted sides he’d faced at home in the Premier League, dropping points in a draw with Reading back in December 2006.

8 – Joey Barton set a Premier League record for receiving a card in eight consecutive Premier League games.  The Queens Park Rangers midfielder had received a yellow card in each of his previous seven appearances before being shown a straight red on Saturday for a low blow to Tom Huddlestone.

13 – Tottenham Hotspur have won more points with goals in the final five minutes of matches than any other team this season.  Manager Mauricio Pochettino was well-known for improving the fitness of his players when he first came to England as Southampton boss and he’s doing the same again with his players at White Hart Lane.

16 – Spurs have picked up more points from losing positions than any other side so far this season.  They were able to rescue a point at home to West Ham on Sunday after trailing 0-2 in the second half.

17 – Liverpool have won more points than any team in 2015.

19 – Right-back Branislav Ivanović scored his 19th Premier League goal for Chelsea on Saturday – only one less than Fernando Torres managed for the Blues.

34 – Christian Eriksen had started 34 consecutive Premier League games before dropping to the bench versus West Ham on Sunday.  The Dane was instrumental on Sunday after being introduced at half-time.

72% – 13 of the 18 Premier League matches between Everton and Leicester City have ended in a draw.  The two sides played out a 2-2 at Goodison Park on Sunday.

95 – Harry Kane’s equaliser for Tottenham was scored after 95 minutes and 57 seconds – the second latest in the Premier League this season, behind Martin Škrtel’s equaliser versus Arsenal back in December being later (96m, 5s).

560′ – Wayne Rooney fired in his first shot on target in the Premier League in 2015 in Manchester United’s 2-1 loss at Swansea City.  The club captain had gone more than 9 hours of action without success before Saturday.

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