EPL Week 26

For the remainder of the season, I will be travelling with a back up laptop so please excuse any shortfall in posts

This week’s crisis team, Chelsea.

Match of the Day

Jordon Ibe has picked up 3 assists in his most recent two games. He managed just one in 25 appearances for Bournemouth last season

Win Percentages

in spite of spending well in excess of 200 million pounds on players since last season’s title-winning season, Chelsea are in some danger of failing to make the top 4 and the end of Conte’s reign as manager now appears to be a matter of when rather than if

He and Guardiola have now managed 64 games in the Premier League with each winning 45

Here are how the top manager/team combinations all-time(min 6 games) have started their incumbencies

At the 20 game mark, Conte had an 80% win rate but this has been on the slide in contrast to Guardiola’s upward trend - particularly marked at the beginning of this season. However, Mourinho’s 78% trumps both over the first seaon and two-thirds in the Premier League

Benteke may be struggling to score, but at least he has 7 assists - with 4 the most he has recorded in any previous season

Consecutive thumpings

A late collapse to Watford consigned Chelsea to consecutive losses by three goal margins for the first time since they were beaten 1-4 by Man Utd. and 3-0 by Blackburn, two powerhouses in October 1995

Here are the most recent occurrences for the 38 teams that have suffered the indignation at least once

Six teams have already had consecutive drubbings handed to them this season but Premier League ever-presents, Arsenal and Liverpool, have never suffered the fate

Tweet of the Week

Totally Football and Guardian Weekly Review Podcasts

Results and Table

Final Factoid

Looking like a 3-way race for Player of Season with pre-season favourit de Bruyne(7 goals, 22 assists) being challenged by Salah(21/11) and Kane(22/8)

Plenty more NEW data at the premiersoccerstats site

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