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10 biggest stats from penultimate Premier League matches in 2016

Thursday 29th December 2016
Chelsea continued their dominance by winning for the twelfth successive game - a new club record. Liverpool, West Ham, and Manchester City all secured their third victory in a row while it was exactly the reverse for Hull City and Swansea. 

With just one set of fixtures left, here are 10 mind-boggling stats from the penultimate Premier League fixtures in 2016.

1 - Clinical Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho boasts the best conversion rate in Premier League history after scoring 12 goals from just 19 shots on target.

2 - Pogba, Ibrahimovic bond

Manchester United superstars, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, are gradually developing an unbelievable chemistry with all three of the former's league assists buried by the latter.

3 - Unstoppable Blues

Chelsea has won 12 successive games for the first time in history after thrashing AFC Bournemouth 3-0 on Monday.

4 - Topnotch Gunners

Arsenal's hard-fought 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion ensured the Gunners returned to winning ways after back-to-back defeats. The triumph also marked the club's 300th in Premier League history.

5 - Hazardous Hazard

Eden Hazard made sure Chelsea still went about their business perfectly even without the suspended Diego Costa by scoring against the Cherries. The goal was the Belgian's ninth of the season and most importantly 50th since moving to Stamford Bridge in 2012.

6 – Brilliant Michail Antonio

Despite occasionally playing in defence, Michail Antonio has thrived for West Ham United. The Englishman has struck 16 league goal since the start of last season - five more than any other Hammer.

7 - Leicester's Boxing day jinx

Leicester City hasn't won on Boxing Day since beating Sheffield Wednesday in 1998. That abysmal streak continued on Monday after the Foxes were beaten 2-0 at home by Everton.

8 - Leaky Hornets

Walter Mazzarri's defence seem to be letting him down since his move to Watford last summer. The Hornets has conceded the most goals in the first half than any other side this season.

9 - Grand Giroud

He might not be Arsene Wenger's first choice forward upfront but Olivier Giroud has thus far been phenomenal each time he's had the opportunity. The Frenchman, who rarely features these days, has notched four goals from just six games he has started.

10 - Poor Bradley

Bob Bradley is definitely having a regrettable experience in the Premier League with Swansea. The Welsh club who has only won once under the American has conceded more goals than any other side since his appointment.
Toby Prince

If the sport has 11-men on each side, a ball and lasts for 90 minutes then I'll write about it. Simply put, I'm an unrepentant soccer freak that other freaks will, however, call a geek. I do find time for music when not watching the beautiful game, though and have been known to produce the odd track. 

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