20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 1 ft. Arsenal & Romelu Lukaku

0 – Swansea City didn’t have a single shot on target in their 0-0 draw at Southampton.

1 – Alexandre Lacazette scored with his first touch as a Premier League player.

2 – Chelsea became the second reigning Premier League champions to lose their opening game of the following campaign (after Leicester City last season).

2 – Sadio Mané has scored with his first shot on target in each of the past two seasons.

2 – Gary Cahill and Cesc Fàbregas’ red cards mean that Chelsea have picked up more red cards in the opening game of this season than they did through their entire 2016-17 campaign (0).

3 – Romelu Lukaku has now scored on his Premier League debut for West Bromwich Albion, Everton and Manchester United.

5 – Chelsea received more cards than any other team this weekend (3 yellows, 2 reds).

6 – Sergio Agüero has now scored six goals in his seven opening day Premier League games.

7 – Seven players have now scored on their Premier League debut for Arsenal (Steve Bould, Kevin Campbell, Freddie Ljungberg, Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri, Thomas Vermaelen and Alexandre Lacazette).

7 – Chelsea have picked up two red cards in a single Premier League game for the seventh time.

10 – Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel faces more shots on target than any other team this weekend.

10 – Southampton have never won an opening day fixture at home in the Premier League (D6, L4).

11 – Harry Kane has not scored a single Premier League goal in the month of August (11 appearances).

13% – Following Frank de Boer’s loss this weekend, of eight Dutch managers to take charge in the Premier League, only Guus Hiddink has won his first game.

19 – Crystal Palace and West Ham were awarded the most free kicks.

22 – Arsenal are unbeaten in all 22 Premier League matches versus Leicester City (W15, D7).  Odds of 1/2 could be found on the Gunners pre-game with BettingTop10.

27 – Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Mat Ryan attempted more passes than any outfield teammate in their 2-0 loss to Manchester City.

29 – Southampton registered more shots than any other Premier League team this weekend.

78% – Seven of Southampton’s last nine Premier League games have been goalless at half-time.

2000 – West Bromwich Albion’s Rekeem Harper became only the second player born this century (8 March 2000) to play in the Premier League (after Manchester United’s Angel Gomes).

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