EPL Week 6

Game of the week West Ham 2-3 Tottenham

The star of this week’s post, Christian Eriksen, gets involved in all three goals for Spurs

After six games, Manchester Utd. can already boast eight names on the scoresheet. In 42 games in 1993/4, Arsenal mustered just six

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Man City’s destruction of Crystal Palace ensured those two sides produced the biggest ever difference in Goals Scored after six games of a Premier League season, 21.

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Interesting to note that Tottenham proved very slow starters for three years in five (04/05, 06,07, 08/09) even before Harry Kane’s August travails

Man City’s, de Bruyne notched up his third consecutive, distinct, two-assist league game. This has only previously been achieved a dozen times in the EPL but Christian Eriksen became the only player to appear twice in this list - in Round 1 of the season

This prompted me to look at Eriksen’s assists and goals by game Over the past 17 games he has totalled 23 assists. How does this rank all-time?

So Eriksen ranks up with the best of all time. A little surprising to see Henry so high but he earned 144 assists to add to his 175 goals whilst in the Premier League

Here is his moving average assists per game over 17 game sequences for the Dane. He is currently performing at around the height of his career with Harry Kane being a prime beneficiary

N.B. Unlike official statistics, up to two assists per goal are allowed

Barry Record

Gareth Barry breaking the record Premier league appearance record at the weekend was slightly tarnished by the fact that the previous record holder, Ryan Giggs, had played 40 top flight games before the Premier League was established

On the other hand, Barry had already far surpassed Giggs time played as he has now played 525 complete games 138 more than the Welshman

NB Prior to 1999/2000 substitution times are estimated

Gareth Barry inherited the honour of most minutes played in the Premier League last December - and from David James not Ryan Giggs.
Barry may set a record that will last for a very long time. He is still a regular at WBA. His closest contender from the crop of current players, Michael Carrick, trails him by around 15,000 minutes; is the same age; and has yet to play a minute of league football thi season

Totally Football and Guardian Weekly Review Podcasts

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Final Factoid

Gareth Barry also holds the record for outfielder with the most complete games, 525. Only goalkeepers, David James(567) and Mark Schwarzer(513) also make the 500 club

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