The 2015/16 Premier League season will be one remembered for many years to come. We’ve collected some of the most interesting stats from the season that was.
1 – The 2015/16 campaign was the first time that the opening goal of the campaign was an own-goal. Tottenham’s Kyle Walker was the unfortunate scorer, putting the goal into the back of his own net against Manchester United.
2– Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes became the first keeper in Premier League history to save two penalties in a game on two occasions.
3 – Leicester skipper Wes Morgan became just the third outfield player to play every minute of a Premier League season, following in the footsteps of Manchester United’s Gary Pallister (1992/93) and Chelsea’s John Terry (2014/15). All three players achieved the feat in title-winning campaigns.
4 – Leicester’s winning margin of 10 points is bettered by only four teams – Manchester United in 1999/2000 (18), Chelsea 2004/05 (12), Arsenal 2003/04 and Manchester United 2012/13 (11).
4 – Norwich have been relegated for the fourth time, joining Crystal Palace as the most relegated side from the Premier League.
5 – Everton’s Romelu Lukaku began just the fifth player under the age of 23 to score 50 goals in the Premier League before turning 23, joining some impressive company in Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.
9 – Before to the start of the season, a Chelsea team led by Jose Mourinho had only lost to nine different clubs in the league in his three-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge. Prior to his dismissal in December, Mourinho had seen his side lose to nine different teams.
11 – Leicester striker Jamie Vardy became the first player to score in 11 consecutive appearances in Premier League history.
15 – Despite their dismal campaign, Chelsea recorded the season’s longest unbeaten streak, 15 games. The run, which occurred between December and March, consisted of seven wins and eight draws.
16 – Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish lost all 16 of the Premier League games he played in this season, a new record for a player losing every game played in one season.
19 – Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil notched up 19 assists this season. Only Thierry Henry (20 in 2002/03) has recorded more in one campaign.
21 – Arsenal have now finished above Tottenham in the last 21 Premier League seasons.
38 – Leicester became the first first-time winners of the top-flight since Nottingham Forest in 1977/78, some 38 years ago.
42.4 – With 42.4 percent, Leicester have the lowest possession figure in the league.
50 – Chelsea’s points haul of just 50 is the lowest achieved by the reigning top-flight champions, since Everton in 1970/71 (based on three points for a win).
50 – Liverpool became the first club to win away from home at 50 different grounds.
95 – When Swansea’s Gambian international Modou Barrow found the back of the net against Bournemouth in March, he became the player of the 95th different nationality to score in the Premier League.
147 – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero racked up his 100th Premier League goal in March in what was his 147th appearance. Only Alan Shearer (124 appearances) reached the milestone in fewer games.
243 – Aston Villa led for just 243 minutes this season, the lowest number in Premier League history.
1999 – West Brom forward Jonathan Leko became the first player born in 1999 to make a Premier League appearance, aged 16 years and 344 days.