Premier League Opta stats: All the best of the New Year’s Eve numbers
Last Updated: 31/12/16 8:11pm
What landmark did Cesc Fabregas bring up in Chelsea’s 4-2 win over Stoke and has any Premier League defender picked up more assists than Charlie Daniels?
Why has Dusan Tadic been unlucky and what's the latest unwanted Swansea statistic to emerge?
Here, we pick out some of the best Opta stats from the New Year's Eve Premier League action…
- Andre Gray became the first Burnley player to score a Premier League hat-trick, with it coming less than three years after he scored a hat-trick in the Conference for Luton.
- Gray scored more goals in this game than he had in his previous 12 Premier League games put together.
- This was Burnley's biggest Premier League win since April 2010 when they won 4-1 against Hull City.
- Burnley are the first newly promoted Premier League side to win seven of their first 11 home games since Charlton Athletic in 2000/01, who also won seven.
- Jermain Defoe has had a hand in five of Sunderland's six away Premier League goals this season and has now scored in 130 different Premier League games.
- Only four players have scored in more different Premier League games - Wayne Rooney (147), Frank Lampard (149), Andy Cole (149) and Alan Shearer (190).
- Chelsea are just the second Premier League team in history to win 13 consecutive games in a single season, following Arsenal in 2001/02.
- Cesc Fabregas registered his 100th Premier League assist - the fourth player to achieve this feat after Ryan Giggs, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney, but the quickest to do so.
- Diego Costa has had a hand in 19 Premier League goals (14 goals, five assists) this season; in only three games has he failed to either score or assist a goal.
- Peter Crouch scored his first Premier League goal since May 2015 against Liverpool - 587 days ago.
- Bruno Martins Indi netted his first Premier League goal just 55 seconds into the second half, ending Chelsea's run of 450 minutes without conceding.
- Stoke have conceded four or more goals in eight different Premier League games in 2016 - the most by a side in a calendar year in Premier League history.
- Leicester have gone four games unbeaten against West Ham in the Premier League for the first time.
- The Foxes won 12 Premier League home games in 2016, a record bettered only by Manchester United (13).
- The Hammers failed to score in a league game for the first time since October (against Everton), having netted in eight consecutive games beforehand.
- Islam Slimani has been involved in four of Leicester's last six league goals at the King Power Stadium with 15 of his last 33 league goals now coming from headers.
- Marc Albrighton registered his first assist of the season for Leicester, in what was his 16th league appearance; he had made six assists after his first 16 appearances last season.
- Four of Leicester's last five league goals on home soil have come in the 20th minute or earlier.
- Manchester United have won five consecutive Premier League games for the first time since April 2015 (when they won six in a row).
- Boro, meanwhile, have now won just one of their last 23 away games in the Premier League.
- After failing to score with their first 30 shots on goal against Boro, the Red Devils then scored with their final two attempts to make it 2-1 with just 86 seconds between them.
- Paul Pogba has been directly involved in five goals in his last four Premier League appearances (two goals, three assists).
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic ended 2016 having scored 50 goals in club football; only Barcelona's Lionel Messi (51) netted more of players in the big five European Leagues.
- Grant Leadbitter scored his first Premier League goal since March 14th 2009 - only seven players in the competition's history have gone longer between goals.
- Southampton have lost successive Premier League home games for the first time in over two years.
- West Brom scored more than once for only the second time in their last 15 Premier League away games.
- Southampton have made four or more changes to their starting line-up in each of their last five Premier League matches, including six for this fixture.
- With the 33rd chance he has created in the current Premier League season, Dusan Tadic provided his first assist of 2016/17 (for Shane Long's goal).
- In his first start for West Brom, Hal Robson-Kanu netted his first club goal in his last 18 games in all competitions, since netting a brace for Reading v Fulham in March.
- Robson-Kanu and Matt Phillips assisted each other in this game, just the sixth time this season that two players have assisted each other in a Premier League game.
- Swansea have already conceded more goals at home in the Premier League this season than they did in either of the previous two seasons in total.
- Bournemouth ended a run of three consecutive away league defeats and enjoyed just their second away win in their last 12 Premier League games on the road.
- Swansea made seven changes to their team, only the second time this season that's been done. The previous occasions was also by Swansea, against Everton in November.
- Ki Sung-yueng picked up a yellow card after just 30 seconds of this game, the fastest booking in the Premier League since Stephen Warnock in 2009.
- Four of Benik Afobe's six Premier League goals for Bournemouth have come away from home.
- Since the start of last season, Charlie Daniels has provided seven assists in the Premier League, a joint-high for a defender alongside Kyle Walker and Hector Bellerin
- Liverpool have won four consecutive league games against Manchester City for the first time since 1981.
- Pep Guardiola has now suffered twice as many league defeats this season as he did in the entire Bundesliga campaign last season with Bayern Munich.
- Manchester City have kept just four clean sheets in their 19 Premier League games under Guardiola.
- Liverpool have scored 87 league goals in 2016, their most in a calendar year since 1985.
- Adam Lallana ends 2016 having been involved in 21 goals in the Premier League. No midfielder in the competition has had a hand in more.
- Sergio Aguero did not record a touch in the opposition box in this game.