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Martin Tyler's stats and facts: Shortest substitutes, Romelu Lukaku's close-range goals and Man City's assists
Last Updated: 03/04/18 1:46pm
Has a sub ever been substituted quicker than Adam Lallana? Who scores more close-range goals than Romelu Lukaku?
Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler has the answers to those questions and more.
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Tyler's starting stat - Spurs end Chelsea curse
I was at Stamford Bridge to see Tottenham's first win at Chelsea since February 1990 when they won 2-1 in the old Division One. In that season, Spurs finished third and Chelsea finished fifth - is that a sign of things to come?
Before Sunday, Spurs had not won in 30 visits to Stamford Bridge in all competitions, drawing 11 and losing 19. Twenty-seven of those were league games (D9 L18) and 25 were Premier League games (D9 L16).
Dele Alli made his 100th Premier League appearance and scored his 35th and 36th goals to add to 25 assists. He has five in five appearances against Chelsea and scored his second double against them (he also scored two against them in a 2-0 win at home in January 2017).
Alli had scored only once in his previous 17 appearances - at Bournemouth - and Spurs are unbeaten in the 30 Premier League games in which he has scored (W24 D6). He is fourth on the list of the most scoring games without losing behind Salomon Kalou (32 games), Darius Vassell (46 games) and James Milner (47 games).
Alvaro Morata scored his first goal in eight Premier League appearances; his last was on Boxing Day. Of his 11 Premier League goals, seven have been headers - more than any other player in the Premier League this season. Chelsea have scored 14 headed goals overall, which is more than any other team.
Sub on, sub off
Adam Lallana was substituted just five minutes after coming on as a sub on Saturday. Has this ever happened before? Pete, London
MARTIN SAYS: Lallana was on the pitch for five minutes - but there have been several players who have come on as a substitute and not lasted that long before being taken off again!
Samir Nasri and Mamady Sidibe both ended up being substituted just THREE minutes after coming off the bench.
Nasri was taken off due to injury after coming on in the 73rd minute of Manchester City's win at Tottenham in May 2015.
Meanwhile, Sidibe was ruled out for the rest of the season after snapping an Achilles tendon just three minutes after coming on as a substitute in Stoke's defeat to Tottenham in August 2010.
There are six players to have lasted four minutes after coming on as substitutes.
They are: Bolton's Nicky Hunt against Arsenal in March 2008, Man City's Edin Dzeko against QPR in November 2014, Newcastle's Keith Gillespie against Tottenham in April 1998, Newcastle's Alex Mathie against Leicester in August 1994, Oldham's Richard Graham against Southampton in March 1994 and Leeds' Carl Shutt against Oldham in February 1993.
Three Man City players have 10 assists in the PL this season. Is this a record? Jack, Cheshire
MARTIN SAYS: Kevin De Bruyne (15), Leroy Sane (11) and David Silva (11) are already into double figures for assists this season.
And in the history of the Premier League, we have only seen two other teams with three players reaching 10+ assists in a single season.
The two clubs to achieve the feat before are Liverpool in 1995/96 and Arsenal in 2004/05.
Steve McManaman (15), Stan Collymore (11) and John Barnes (10) reached double figures for Liverpool while Thierry Henry (14), Dennis Bergkamp (12) and Jose Antonio Reyes (10) did the same for Arsenal.
It's worth pointing out that assists were not recorded back in 1995/96 - but the video analysts have gone back and recorded them retrospectively.
City now have the chance to be the first team to get four players in double figures for assists. The most likely candidates are Raheem Sterling (7 so far) and Sergio Aguero (6).
Lots of scorers
Kiko Femenia was the 16th different player to score for Watford in the Premier League this season. Is this a record? And what is the fewest number of players to score for a club in a season? Katherine, West Midlands
MARTIN SAYS: Manchester United had 20 different scorers when they won the title in the 2012/13 season.
Among them were Nick Powell, Anderson, Paul Scholes, Darren Fletcher and Danny Welbeck, who all chipped in with one goal apiece.
Chelsea (2015/16), Manchester City (2008/09) and Tottenham (2009/10) have had 19 different scorers in a season.
Alexandre Pato scored his only goal for Chelsea in the 2015/16 season while Valeri Bojinov did the same for Manchester City in 2008/09.
The team with the fewest scorers in a season was Arsenal in 1993/94 when only six different players scored for them in the Premier League.
Kevin Campbell (14), Ian Wright (23), Alan Smith (3), Paul Merson (7), Steve Bould (1) and Ray Parlour (2) were the only players to score for the Gunners - even though they got 53 goals and finished fourth.
Burnley only had seven different scorers in 2014/15 - Ben Mee, Ross Wallace, Danny Ings, Michael Kightly, George Boyd, Ashley Barnes and Scott Arfield - and Fulham had seven in 2001/02 - Luis Boa Morte, Bjarne Goldbaek, Barry Hayles, Sylvain Legwinski, Steed Malbranque, Steve Marlet and Louis Saha.
Has anyone in the 100 club scored as high a ratio of goals from inside the box as Romelu Lukaku? Paul G, London
MARTIN SAYS: Romelu Lukaku scored his 100th Premier League goal at the weekend, 95 of which have been from inside the penalty area.
Lukaku's 95 per cent of goals from inside the box is bettered by four players to have scored more than 100 Premier League goals.
Dwight Yorke holds the record, having scored 121 of his 123 goals from inside the box - that's 98.3 per cent.
Darren Bent is not far behind with 96.2 per cent (102 of 106 goals), followed by Dion Dublin (106 of 111 - 95.4 per cent) and Peter Crouch (101 of 106 - 95.2 per cent).
By contrast, Steven Gerrard only scored 87 (72.5 per cent) of his 120 goals from inside the box.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink netted 74 per cent from inside the box (94 of 127) and Frank Lampard scored 76.8 per cent (136 of 177).
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