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Martin Tyler's stats and facts: How does Jose Mourinho's top-flight away record compare with Big Six?
Last Updated: 07/11/17 4:08pm
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It is now just one win in their last 16 Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge for Manchester United, drawing five and losing 10 of those games, and the one victory was 3-2 in October 2012.
This poor record is an extension of an already difficult time for Jose Mourinho away from home. The Portuguese has not won any of his past 11 Premier League away games against the 'Big Six' as Chelsea and United manager, drawing five, with all five draws goalless, and now losing six.
Of those 11 games, Mourinho's teams having only netted in two of them, with Chelsea scoring three times at Tottenham Hotspur on New Year's Day 2015, but lost 5-3, while Wayne Rooney was also on target in the final match at White Hart Lane in May 2017 in a 2-1 defeat.
However, his teams failed to score in nine of those 11 matches, three with Chelsea and now six with United.
Meanwhile, seven of United's last eight Premier League away defeats have come inside the M25, the one exception being their 2-1 loss at Huddersfield Town in October. And six of those eight losses have actually been in London - United did go down 3-1 at Watford in September 2016, but the Hornets does not count as a London club.
Thirteen of Chelsea's 19 Premier League goals this season have been scored by Spaniards, Alvaro Morata seven, Marcus Alonso and Pedro both two, while Cesar Azpilicueta and Cesc Fabregas both have one each.
Morata's goal ended a six-match draught in all competitions and it was the striker's seventh Premier League goal, five of which have been assisted by Azpilicueta.
And Fabreags was voted by my Sky colleagues as man of the match in the midfielder's 150th appearance for Chelsea in all competitions.
Jose Mourinho's record against the 'big six' away from home lately is terrible - how does it compare with his rival managers? (John, Chelmsford)
MARTIN SAYS: Manchester United's defeat at Chelsea means that Jose Mourinho has not won any of his last 11 Premier League away games at the 'big six', with his teams failing to score in nine of the last 10 matches.
Since the start of the 2015/16 season, Mourinho has taken on average 0.4pts per game on the road against the fellow big guns, which is the same points per game return as Arsene Wenger, who is winless in 13 of these types of games, losing eight.
Record on the road against 'big six'
Mauricio Pochettino hasn't fared much better, winning just one of his 11 away day outings against his title rivals - that win came in 2016 when goals from Harry Kane and Christen Eriksen saw off Manchester City.
As you can see from the table, the manager with the best record is Jurgen Klopp, who has only lost two of his 10 games away from home against the 'big six', registering a 40 per cent win ratio in the process.
Mind the gap
There are now eight points separating Manchester United and Manchester City - is this the biggest gap between the top two at this stage of the Premier League season? (Ronnie, Leyton)
MARTIN SAYS: Yes. No other team has amassed such an authoritative margin after 11 games in a Premier League season. As we head into the international period, City have won 10 of those 11 matches in what has been one of the most impressive starts to a campaign in top-flight history.
The previous closest gap after 11 matches was seven points in 1993/94 when United took 28 points from their opening matches, which put them in a commanding early season position ahead of Norwich City in second. United went on to win the league that year by eight points ahead of Blackburn Rovers (it was a 42-game season).
The second coming?
How does Gabriel Jesus' Premier League goal rate compare? Is it the best ever? (John, Grimsby)
MARTIN SAYS: Of players to have scored 10 or more goals in the Premier League, Jesus does indeed boast the best record of a goal every 89.57 minutes.
He is followed by Manchester City Sergio Aguero, whose 130 Premier League goals have been scored at a rate of a goal every 107.69 minutes.
Harry Kane (86 goals at a goal every 116.14 minutes) and Thierry Henry (175 goals at a goal every 121.79 minutes) follow, before a couple of surprise additions.
Former Reading striker Adam Le Fondre is fifth in the list, having scored his 12 Premier League goals at a goal every 124.33 minutes, while Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho is sixth at a rate of 125.92, with all 12 of his goals scored at Manchester City.
Ruud van Nistelrooy, Luis Suarez, Javier Hernandez and Robin van Persie complete the top 10.
Mins per goal record
|Adam Le Fondre||12||124.34|
|Ruud van Nistelrooy||95||128.19|
|Robin van Persie||144||139.56|
Paying the penalty
Who has conceded the most penalties in the Premier League since the start of last season? (Andy, Glasgow)
MARTIN SAYS: Hull City faced 13 penalties last season before they were relegated from the Premier League, but only 11 were scored.
After conceding from the spot against Manchester City on Sunday, Arsenal have now conceded 12 penalties since the start of the 2016/17 campaign. Not only that, but the Gunners have also failed to keep out any of those spot kicks.
Over the same period, West Ham have also given away 12 penalties, nine of which have been converted, while Southampton have been penalised 12 times as well, but only six have been scored.
Meanwhile, among those teams to have played in both seasons, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Man City, Stoke City and Tottenham have all given away just two penalties, all of which have been converted.
Peter Crouch scored again from the bench on Saturday, but does he hold the record for substitute appearances in the Premier League? (Gerry, Ealing)
MARTIN SAYS: Crouch's substitute appearance in Stoke's 2-2 draw with Leicester saw him move level with Shola Ameobi at the top of the list, with both players on 142.
Third in the list is striker Jermain Defoe (136), followed by both Carlton Cole (129) and Joe Cole (123).
Nigeria striker Nwankwo Kanu made 118 substitute appearances during his Premier League career, while Ryan Giggs and James Milner are level on 110, with the latter drawing level after coming off the bench for Liverpool against West Ham on Saturday.
And completing the top 10 are Victor Anichebe (107) and Adam Johnson (105).
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