With seven rounds complete in the Premier League season so far, we’ve witnessed moves made on and off the pitch, with a new leader on top of the table after Monday night’s match, with Manchester United overtaking Manchester City. Of course, we’ve also gathered some good trivia from the action. It’s time for Five Interesting Facts from Premier League Matchday 7.
— Everton (@Everton) September 29, 2015
Everton’s Monstrous Monday
Romelu Lukaku and Everton vaulted up the Premier League table to fifth after a 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion. This is the Toffees’ fourteenth consecutive Monday league game without defeat. Everton came back from two goals down to win for the first time in twenty-one years in the Premier League, with a May 1994 home win against Wimbledon the only other time this has happened, the club’s famous “Great Escape” win.
— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) September 27, 2015
Hornets Stingy Despite Defeat
Despite a 1-0 loss at home to Crystal Palace, Watford have a unique distinction within the Premier League this season. The Hornets, currently in thirteenth on the table, are the only club yet to concede a goal in the first half in any of their games. Palace would score on a Yohan Cabaye 71′ penalty to give the visitors the three points.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 26, 2015
Mourinho’s Newcastle Monkey
There is no doubt in José Mourinho’s elite managerial skills. But, even he has mountains in the Premier League he has yet to top. In the case of the Matchday 7 fixture at Newcastle United, Mourinho’s Chelsea teams have never won at the home of the Toon in five attempts (drew twice, thrice defeated). The defending champions salvaged a point with a 2-2 draw after coming back from 2-0 down. A silver lining here is that Chelsea had lost twenty-four previous consecutive Premier League matches when they were down by two goals or more.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 26, 2015
Alexis’ Hat-Trick, Arsenal’s High Five
Alexis Sanchez joined an elite company this past weekend as the Gunners throttled Leicester City 5-2. The Chilean winger is the first Arsenal player from a South American nation to record a hat-trick, and the eighth South American player in Premier League history to do it. Arsenal also scored five goals for the second time in Premier League play in the calendar year. A 5-0 demolition of Aston Villa at the Emirates in February was the other time Arsenal recorded five goals in a Premier League game in 2015.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 26, 2015
Liverpool Affirms Home Pitch Advantage
Liverpool defeated Aston Villa 3-2 on Saturday through goals from Daniel Sturridge and James Milner. Liverpool’s win breaks an interesting trend in which the host team in a Liverpool vs. Aston Villa Premier League fixture had never won in the last eight matches, with the away team winning six times (Liverpool have won their last four away matches at Aston Villa).