In this trivial weekly series, we’ll take a look at five interesting facts from the last match day in the Premier League.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 23, 2015
Chelsea’s Championship Hangover
Chelsea currently sits in tenth place after three rounds in the early Premier League season, with a goal difference of -2. This is the worst opening three-game start from Chelsea at this point in the season after previously winning the Premier League. In the 2005-06 and 2010-11 seasons, both Chelsea teams were unbeaten to start their title defenses with three wins. The 2005-06 team had a goal difference of +6 en route to a successful defense, while the 2010-11 side sat at a massive +14, but would see Manchester United take the title in the end.
— Premier League (@premierleague) agosto 26, 2015
Three Team Fortress; City Still Untouchable
As of the end of Matchday 3, only three teams sit with no goals conceded. Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United have yet to allow any goals this season. For the first time in the Premier League era, both Manchester clubs open their accounts with three consecutive clean sheets to begin a season. This is even more impressive for Manchester City, who have won nine consecutive Premier League matches, dating back to last season and their derby defeat to United on April 12.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) agosto 25, 2015
Arsenal’s Home Woes
Arsenal have failed to score in their first two home games of the season for the first time in Premier League history. The Gunners drew 0-0 on Monday against Liverpool. The last five home matches at the Emirates have ended with Arsenal losing twice (Swansea in 2014-15 and West Ham on Matchday 1). The last time Arsenal scored in a Premier League home game? Against Liverpool, a 4-1 victory.
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— Leicester City (@LCFC) agosto 24, 2015
Leicester’s Clever Start
After three rounds, Leicester City sit in second place on the Premier League table with seven points. With a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur, The Foxes have not lost at the King Power Stadium in their last five home Premier League matches. Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez leads the Premier League with four goals, with three of the club’s five goals in both Leicester home games to his name.
— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) agosto 23, 2015
Watford Stuck In The Middle
Twelfth-place Watford have not won a game in their first three league fixtures this season. Watford also have yet to lose a game. The Hornets’ current spot on the table is the club’s highest-ever start after three rounds in their three-season Premier League history. Watford only won once in the first three games in any of their Premier League seasons, in the 1999-00 season.