EPL Week 30

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

Match of the Day

Rashford schools Alex-Arnold

Palace joined WBA with a league-leading ninth one-goal defeat. Every team has suffered at least one such occurrence this season. Surprisingly Huddersfield have lost by a single goal just once in their 15 defeats

Manager changes

Several teams have changed manager’s this season in an attempt to acquire a ‘New manger Bounce’. Whether, or not,this concept has any validity (Managers are usually sacked after a bad run and some reversion to mean performance would be expected if they stayed) there has certainly been some significant variation in outcome

Other than Southampton - who may stll decide to take the plunge - and the promoted clubs, all those teams currently in most imminent danger have called in a new guy.

Here are their records

Double-Click on the team name to isolate just their data. The short segments (barring de Boer at Crustal Palace) represent caretakers

Other than WBA - where Alan Pardew’s managerial career in the Premier League looks set to end - there have been some improvement; Though Stoke’s is marginal and may not suffice to save them

Super Subs

Burnley have proved this season’s good-news story and after a sticky spell are again pushing for a Europa spot. One reason has been the form of new-purchase, Chris Wood, and he came on as a sub, Sturday, to set up the first goal and score two others. Three points in agame for a sub is a pretty rare event - occurring on average just over once a season

N.B. Unlike official statistics, I allow up to two assists per goal

Oscar and David Beckham, feature twice

Stand-out performances include Solskjaer’s four goals in 22 minutes and Wigan;s Amr Zaki who pitched in 2 goals and an assist in just 6 minutes in a game versus Hull - a team he was subsequently played for without scoring or assisting on a single goal —

Tweet of the Week

Totally Football and Guardian Weekly Review Podcasts

Results and Table

Final Factoid

West Ham suffer three consecutive defeats by 3 goals exactly ten years since they lost 3 games on the trot 0-4

Plenty more NEW data at the premiersoccerstats site

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