The Premier League Weekend In Numbers: All the best stats and data from Gameweek 2
It’s been another enthralling few days of Premier League football and here at BettingOdds.com we’ve taken a look at some of the best statistics in our weekend in numbers series.
8 - Romelu Lukaku made his first appearance for Chelsea in ten years after resigning from Inter Milan and the Belgian striker made an immediate impact with a complete performance against Arsenal with his Chelsea side now just 11/4 to win the league this season.
Big Rom let off an impressive 8 shots at the Emirates on Sunday and scored the opening goal of the game. In total the 29-year-old generated 1.4xG and his total of 8 shots was higher than what Arsenal managed in the entire match with 6!
114 - Another notable stat around Romelu Lukaku is that his opening goal on Sunday was his 114th in the Premier League. Lukaku now overtakes Ian Wright to become the competition's 20th highest scoring player in history. 9/2 had been available with bookmakers before the weekend for Lukaku to end the season as the top goalscorer, a price which is now shortened into 11/4.
34 - Trent Alexander-Arnold’s assist for Sadio Mane’s goal was the 34th of the right-back’s Premier League career. That now takes him level with Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane in the all-time assist charts. Trent had a superb game against Burnley, putting in more crosses, having more touches and creating more chances than any other player.
5 - Sticking on the theme of Premier League assists and Paul Pogba was 50/1 with Paddy Power to be the player with the most assists this season before a ball was kicked. The World Cup winner set up Mason Greenwood’s goal for United as they played out a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Sunday. Pogba is now the first player in Premier League history to provide 5 assists across their first two games of a season and was 4/1 to have an assist against Saints.
27 - Manchester United may have been disappointed to only take a point on the south coast on Sunday, but by avoiding defeat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s equalled the English top-flight record for most consecutive away games without losing. United now have the chance to surpass the Arsenal side of 2003-2004 who also went 27 away matches without tasting defeat. As a result of dropping points at the weekend United have been eased in the Premier League Winner market from 5/1 out to 8/1.
300 - Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris became the most capped player for the London club in the Premier League era, making his 300th appearance against Wolves on Sunday. Lloris has kept 106 clean sheets in that period and overtakes Darren Anderton, who despite being referred to as ‘sick note’ made 299 Premier League appearances for Spurs.
50 - Liverpool cruised to a 2-0 victory over Burnley in the early kick-off on Saturday with goals from Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane securing the spoils. That was Mane’s 50th Premier League goal at Anfield in just 84 appearances with the Senegalese forward, hoping to improve on his 11 from last season.