20 Essential Stats Heading into the 2016-17 Premier League Season

20 Premier League stats for matchday 1:

Hull City vs Leicester City

2 – Hull City have won two and lost two in their four previous opening games of a Premier League season.  Both of those defeats were to Chelsea.

23 – The defending Premier League champions have never lost on opening day (W19, D4).

Burnley vs Swansea City

0% – Burnley have lost both of their previous opening games in the Premier League (0-2 at Stoke City in 2009, 1-3 at home to Chelsea in 2014)

100% – Swansea City have won both Premier League meetings between these two teams, both with a 1-0 scoreline.

Crystal Palace vs West Brom

11 – Of the 17 Premier League teams in 2016-17 from last season, Crystal Palace have collected the fewest points so far in 2016 (11).

10% – West Brom have won only one of their last 10 Premier League season opening fixtures.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

37 – Everton have conceded 37 goals on the opening day in Premier League history – more than any other side.

9 – No team has lost more Premier League games in the opening weekend than Tottenham Hotspur (9 – tied with West Ham).

Middlesbrough vs Stoke City

2 – Middlesbrough have won only two of their 14 Premier League season openers (D6, L6).

13% – Stoke City have won only one of their eight Premier League fixtures on opening weekend (D2, L5).

Southampton vs Watford

12% – Southampton have won only two of 17 Premier League opening game fixtures (D7, L8).

3 – Watford start last season with three consecutive draws.

Manchester City vs Sunderland

86% – Manchester City have won their opening game in six of the past seven seasons (D1).

0 – Sunderland have failed to win their first game in any of the past six seasons (D4, L2).

Bournemouth vs Manchester United

0% – Bournemouth lost all five games played on a Sunday last season.

86% – José Mourinho has won six of his seven opening games in Premier League history.

Arsenal vs Liverpool

4 – Olivier Giroud has scored four goals in his last two Premier League games having failed to score once in his 14 league games prior.

3 – Liverpool have won their last three opening fixtures.

Chelsea vs West Ham United

17 – Chelsea are undefeated in their opening fixture for the past 17 seasons (W14, D3).

4 – West Ham took four points from Chelsea last season, the first time they went unbeaten versus their London rivals since 2002-03.