20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 16 ft. Diego Costa & Liverpool

1 – Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Middlesbrough ended a seven-game sequence at the Riverside Stadium without a victory (D4, L3).

2 – West Brom’s Salomón Rondón became only the second player to score a hat-trick of headers in the Premier League game (after Everton’s Duncan Ferguson in 1997).

3 – Chelsea have secured 10 consecutive Premier League wins for a third occasion – more than any other side.

4 – Chelsea’s 1-0 victory at Sunderland guarantees they will be top of the table on Christmas Day.  The four previous times Chelsea have won the title they were top on Christmas Day.

8 – Burnley have now failed to score in eight of their 16 Premier League games this season – more than any other side.

11 – Everton have recovered more points from losing positions this season.

12 – Adam Lallana has now had a hand in 12 goals in his 14 Premier League goals this season (6 goals, 6 assists).

13 – Antonio Conte is only the second manager in Premier League history to have won 13 of his opening 16 games (after John Gregory at Aston Villa in 1998).

13 – Middlesbrough have scored a league-low 13 goals so far this season.

15 – Manchester United are unbeaten in all 15 Premier League games versus Crystal Palace (W12, D3).

19 – Leicester City have now conceded more goals in eight away matches (19) as they did in all 19 away games last season (18 goals).

21 – Crystal Palace have kept just one clean sheet in their past 21 Premier League game under Alan Pardew.

40 – Chelsea have reached 40 points after only 16 games this season – it took the Blues 29 games to reach this tally last season.

40 – Liverpool have scored 40 goals in their first 16 games in a single Premier League season for the first time in their history.

41 – Middlesbrough have produced a league-low 41 shots on target this season.

71% – Hull City have now failed to score in 12 of their last 17 Premier League games in London.

80% – Watford have lost eight of their 10 Premier League games on a Wednesday (W0, D2).

86% – Six of the last seven teams to be top at Christmas have gone on to win the Premier League.  Chelsea have secured top spot at Christmas this season.

200 – Leicester’s 1-0 loss at Bournemouth was Claudio Ranieri’s 200th as a manager in the Premier League (146 with Chelsea, 54 with Leicester).

889′ – Diego Costa has now gone 889 minutes of Premier League action since he last picked up a booking.  The Spaniard has been one yellow card away from a suspension since the sixth game of the season.

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