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From the super start of Gabriel Jesus to Olivier Giroud's goals record from the bench, Martin Tyler has the best stats from the latest round of games...

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Martin's Starting Stats

I was at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to see Chelsea's fifth consecutive Premier League home win over Arsenal - and their seventh in the last eight. Chelsea have won their last nine home league games plus two FA Cup ties, scoring 35 and conceding five.

Since Arsenal's last league title (and the arrival of Roman Abramovich and his funds at Stamford Bridge) - 12 completed seasons - Chelsea have finished higher in the table on 10 occasions, winning the title four times.

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Arsenal had not conceded in the first 15 minutes of their first 22 Premier League games, but conceded two against Watford and one against Chelsea.

N'Golo Kante played in his 60th Premier League game and he's lost only six, with three against Arsenal. This is the first time he has played Arsenal and not lost!

This was the 50th meeting of these two ever-present Premier League sides. Chelsea have won 17, Arsenal have won 19 and we've seen 14 draws.

Chelsea have the most goals from substitutes in Premier League history - Cesc Fabregas made it 158. A small consolation for Arsenal is they have the most headed goals in the Premier League this season, with Olivier Giroud taking it to 13 (25 per cent of their 52 Premier League goals) with his first goal in 11 games against Chelsea.

Arsene Wenger was unbeaten in his first 17 Premier League games against Chelsea - but has now lost 14 of the more recent 24 and nine of the last 12 at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal have scored in 15 consecutive Premier League games which is the best current run in the Premier League. Arsenal were the only team Chelsea hadn't scored against before Saturday, so they have now scored against all 19 of the other teams.

Jesus' super start

Gabriel Jesus has scored on his first two starts in the Premier League. What's the longest scoring streak from a full debut? (Catherine, London)

Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City celebrates
Image: Gabriel Jesus has scored on his first two Premier League starts

MARTIN SAYS: It's been an incredible introduction to England for Jesus, but he's still got some way to go to match the scoring feats of Mick Quinn and Diafra Sakho, who both scored in SIX games in a row from their Premier League starting debut.

Quinn netted 10 times in his first six starts for Coventry in the 1992/93 season (although he had played in the First Division before that).

Meanwhile, Sakho netted once in each of his first six starts after joining West Ham in 2014.

Jesus has netted in his first two, and would have to find the net in Man City's next four games against Bournemouth (on Monday Night Football), Sunderland, Stoke and Liverpool to equal that record. You can see all of those matches live on Sky Sports.

Slow start

HULL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Abel Hernandez of Hull City and Jordan Henderson of Liverpool compete for the ball during the Premier League match between Hul
Image: Liverpool have conceded first in their last three games

Who has conceded the opening goal most often this season? And who has gained the most points after conceding the opening goal? (Andrew, Bath)

MARTIN SAYS: Crystal Palace have, remarkably, conceded the opening goal in 18 of their 24 games so far this season.

The other sides who've conceded first most often are also in the relegation scrap - Hull and Sunderland (17 times) and Leicester and Swansea (17 times).

Arsenal and Chelsea have both conceded first on six occasions, the fewest in the Premier League.

How often has each PL team conceded the first goal this season?

18 TIMES: Crystal Palace

17 TIMES: Hull, Sunderland

16 TIMES: Leicester, Swansea

13 TIMES: Watford

12 TIMES: Everton, West Ham

11 TIMES: Bournemouth, Burnley, Middlesbrough

10 TIMES: Stoke, West Brom

9 TIMES: Southampton, Tottenham

8 TIMES: Manchester City

7 TIMES: Liverpool, Manchester United

6 TIMES: Arsenal, Chelsea

Tottenham, meanwhile, have won 14 points in games they've conceded first in this season, which is a Premier League high.

Spurs have conceded first nine times and rescued draws against Manchester City (a), Arsenal (a), West Brom (a), Liverpool (h) and Everton (a), while they've beaten West Ham (h), Burnley (h) and Southampton (a) despite falling behind.

That's in stark contrast to Burnley who haven't picked up a single point from the 11 matches in which they have conceded the first goal.

Premier League points won after conceding the first goal

Tottenham (14)

Everton (13)

Liverpool (10)

Chelsea (9)

Arsenal, Hull, Man City, Watford (8)

West Brom (7)

Crystal Palace, Man Utd (6)

Southampton, Sunderland, West Ham (5)

Bournemouth, Swansea (4)

Leicester, Stoke (3)

Middlesbrough (2)

Burnley (0)

Replacing Walcott

 Theo Walcott of Arsenal claps the fans
Image: Theo Walcott has been subbed off 100 times in the Premier League

Has Theo Walcott been substituted more than any other player in PL history? Smithy

MARTIN SAYS: Walcott was substituted for the 100th time against Chelsea on Saturday, but he's still got a way to go to break the record.

Unsurprisingly, considering the longevity of his career, Ryan Giggs has been subbed off more times than any player in Premier League history.

The Manchester United legend was replaced 134 times during his 22-year career in the Premier League, just ahead of Nolberto Solano, who was hauled off 130 times during his time with Newcastle, Aston Villa and West Ham.

Joe Cole (128), Paul Scholes (126) and Emile Heskey (126) are close behind, while the only player in the top 10 still active is Aaron Lennon - the Everton winger has been subbed off 113 times so far in his career with Tottenham and the Toffees.

Subbed off in the Premier League

Player Times substituted off
Ryan Giggs 134
Nolberto Solano 130
Joe Cole 128
Paul Scholes 126
Emile Heskey 126
Danny Murphy 121
Matt Etherington 121
Steed Malbranque 118
Damien Duff 116
Aaron Lennon 113

Best off the bench

Olivier Giroud has scored four times from the bench this season, but what's the record? Azil

Olivier Giroud scores Arsenal's goal at Stamford Bridge
Image: Olivier Giroud scores Arsenal's goal at Stamford Bridge

MARTIN SAYS: Giroud's goals as a substitute against Chelsea, following his goal against Man Utd and two against Sunderland, makes him the 48th player to score four goals from the bench in the same season.

Twelve of those players went on to score even more goals from the bench, including Christian Benteke who scored six times for Liverpool last season.

However, the record belongs to Adam Le Fondre who scored a remarkable eight goals from the substitutes bench for Reading during the 2012/13 season.

Goals as a substitute in one season:

EIGHT: Adam Le Fondre (2012/13)

SIX: Christian Benteke (2015/16), Edin Dzeko (2012/13), Jermain Defoe (2001/02), Romelu Lukaku (2012/13), Tore Andre Flo (1997/98)

FIVE: Papiss Cisse (2014/15), Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (1998/99), Graham Fenton (1995/96), Chicharito, (2010/11), Loic Remy (2014/15), Robert Earnshaw (2004/05), Marlon Harewood (2007/08)

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