All the stats from the Premier League 2016/17 season

FOX Sports Asia rounds up the best Opta stats and facts from the 2016-17 Premier League season.


Arsenal finished outside the top four in the Premier League for the first time since 1995-96 (fifth under Bruce Rioch).

Arsenal set a new record high of 75 points for the team finishing 5th in the Premier League era.

In fact, both Arsenal and Manchester United have finished outside of the top four of the top-flight for the first time since 1978-79.

Arsenal attempted 36 shots in total in their 2-0 win over Sunderland in May – this is the most that Opta have recorded in a Premier League game by the Gunners since collecting this for the first time in 2003-04.

Mesut Ozil created 12 goalscoring chances in Arsenal’s win over Sunderland in May. This is a record by a single player in a Premier League match since Opta began collecting this metric in 2003-04.

Alexis Sanchez scored 15 away goals in the Premier League this season – the most by an Arsenal player in a single league campaign since Ted Drake in 1934-35 (also 15).

The latest goal scored in the Premier League this season was scored by Alexis Sanchez for Arsenal against Burnley on January 22 (97:14).


Bournemouth won more penalties (10) than any other Premier League team, scoring seven.

Bournemouth scored more goals (55) than Manchester United (54).

Steve Cook was one of only three outfield players to play every minute of his side’s Premier League season (the others were Cesar Azpilicueta and Ben Gibson).


Burnley lost 19 points from leading positions but won only three points from losing positions.

Tom Heaton made 141 saves in the Premier League season, more than any other player.

Burnley picked up 33 of their 40 points at Turf Moor.


Chelsea have now won the league in each of the last four years that there has been a general election in the UK (2005, 2010, 2015 and 2017).

Chelsea’s point tally of 93 was the second-highest seen in a Premier League season, after Chelsea – 95 points in 2004-05.

Between October and December 2016, Chelsea won 13 consecutive league games for the first time in their history – also equalling the top-flight record in a single season (13 – Arsenal in 2001/02).

Chelsea won home and away against 12 different opponents this season, equalling the Premier League record alongside Chelsea in 2004-05 and Manchester United in 2006-07.

Antonio Conte has won the league title in four successive seasons as a club coach after winning the Serie A title with Juventus in 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14.

Conte became the fourth Italian manager to win the English top-flight title after Carlo Ancelotti (2009-10), Roberto Mancini (2011-12) and Claudio Ranieri (2015-16).

The Italian is also the fourth manager to lift the Premier League trophy in his first season in England (Mourinho 2004-05, Ancelotti 2009-10 and Pellegrini 2013/14).

Chelsea (30 wins) have broken the Premier League record for most wins in a season (29, Chelsea in 2004/05 and 2005/06). The Blues are the first to do it in a 38-game English top-flight season.

John Terry scored in his 17th different Premier League season. Only Ryan Giggs (21 seasons), Paul Scholes (19 seasons) and Frank Lampard (18 seasons) have scored in more.

Diego Costa scored his 50th Premier League goal in what was his 85th game – the eighth fastest player to reach the milestone in the competition.

Costa became the 16th player to score in every month of a Premier League season, and first since Charlie Austin in 2014/15.

Without Costa’s 20 Premier League goals this season, Chelsea would have been 15 points worse off – the Spaniard’s goals were worth more points than any other Premier League player this season.

Cesc Fabregas became the first Spaniard to make 300 appearances in the Premier League.

In May, Cesc Fabregas became the first player to make 10+ assists in six different Premier League seasons. He is also now in second place in the all-time assist charts in the competition behind Ryan Giggs (107 assists).

Cesar Azpilicueta became the fourth outfield player in Premier League history to play every minute of a title-winning season (after Gary Pallister in 1992/93, John Terry in 2014/15 and Wes Morgan in 2015/16).

Michy Batshuayi’s title-winning goal for Chelsea at West Bromwich Albion was his first Premier League shot on target since September 24, 2016 and only his third overall in the competition.

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace became the first team to win on three consecutive Premier League trips to Anfield since Chelsea in October 2005.

Crystal Palace had the third-worst home record (20 points) in the Premier League. Only relegated Middlesbrough and Sunderland picked up fewer points at home.


Everton won 43 points at Goodison Park in the Premier League this season, their most in a top-flight campaign at home since 1989-90 (45).

Romelu Lukaku is also only the fourth player in Premier League history to score 80+ goals in the competition before turning 24 years old (also Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Wayne Rooney).

Lukaku has also scored more goals than any other Everton player in Premier League history (68).

Gareth Barry surpassed 600 Premier League appearances, becoming only the second player to pass this landmark in the competition after Ryan Giggs (632).

Hull City

In suffering a 2-0 defeat to Sunderland in May, Hull City boss Marco Silva lost a home league match as a manager for the first time since March 2014 while manager of Portuguese side Estoril (W34 D7 L1).

Because of their opening day victory against Leicester City, Hull spent one more day on top of the Premier League than Tottenham did in 2016-17.

Hull’s relegation means that 22 of the 25 teams to be bottom of the Premier League at Christmas have ended that season in the relegation zone.

Hull gave away 13 penalties this season, the most of any side in a single Premier League campaign.

Hull won 15 points from losing positions – only Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton won more.

Curtis Davies suffered his fourth relegation from the Premier League (2005-06 with WBA, 2010-11 with Birmingham, 2014-15 and 2016-17 with Hull). Only Nathan Blake and Hermann Hreidarsson (5) have suffered more as a player.

Leicester City

Craig Shakespeare became the first British manager to win each of his first five Premier League games.

Leicester City scored first in 12 different Premier League matches this season – in those games, they won 11 times and drew once (losing none).


Only Chelsea (457 minutes) were in a losing position in Premier League matches for less time than Liverpool (471 mins) this season.

Liverpool were unbeaten in the Premier League against the top seven teams this season (P12 W7 D5 L0) but their record against the other 13 sides was (P26 W15 D5 L6).

Liverpool had 80.4 per cent possession in their away game at Burnley in August but still lost 2-0. This was the highest possession recorded by a losing side in a Premier League game since 2006-07.

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola equalled Carlo Ancelotti’s record winning start by a manager in their first Premier League season, with the Spaniard winning his first six games with Manchester City.

Guardiola has suffered six league defeats as Manchester City boss this season, his highest tally in a single league season as a manager.

Guardiola suffered his heaviest defeat in league competition as a manager, losing 4-0 at Goodison Park in January.

This is the first-time Guardiola has finished outside the top two in a league season as a manager.

Antonio Conte became the first manager to record a league double over Guardiola in the Spaniard’s coaching career.

Manchester City won their first 10 matches in all competitions this season. This run of wins was just one off the all-time record by a top-flight club; 11 set by Spurs in 1960-61.

City have won more away games this season than they have in any other top-flight campaign (12).

Kevin De Bruyne hit the woodwork nine times this season – the record in the Premier League since Opta began analysing (2006-07) is 10 by Robin van Persie in 2011-12.

Manchester United

Manchester United went on a 25-game unbeaten run in the Premier League between September 2016 and May 2017 – this was their longest-ever unbeaten run within a single top-flight season.

There were 10 draws played out by Manchester United at Old Trafford this season in the Premier League – the joint-most by a team at home in a Premier League season.

This is the first time Jose Mourinho has finished outside the top three in a league season as a manager. 2016/17 also saw him record his lowest points total in a full season (previous lowest was 82 points with Porto in 2003-04, Inter Milan 2009-10 and Chelsea 2013-14).

Mourinho has now managed 250 Premier League games and has the most wins at this stage (158) and six more than Alex Ferguson (152/250).

Manchester United’s win against Chelsea in April means Mourinho has now recorded at least one league victory against each of the 34 Premier League clubs that he’s faced as a manager.

Manchester United became the first team to win 600 Premier League matches (P962 W604 D209 L149).

Manchester United also became the first team to win 2000 points in the Premier League, with victory over Watford in February.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the only Manchester United player to score 20+ goals in a season since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2013 (28).

Following his debut goal at Bournemouth, Ibrahimovic has now scored on his Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Champions League debut.

Ibrahimovic also became the second Manchester United player to score in the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Europe and the Community Shield in a season (along with Javier Hernandez, 2010/11).

At 35y 125d old, Ibrahimovic became the oldest ever player to reach 15 goals in a Premier League season.

Ibrahimovic scored the 25,000th goal in Premier League history with his strike away at Swansea City in November.

Manchester United attempted 38 shots but still didn’t score in their 0-0 home draw with Burnley in October 2016 – the most shots by the Red Devils in a Premier League game since August 2003.


Middlesbrough were 14th in the Premier League on Christmas Day, but have become just the 12th side to be this high in the Premier League table at Christmas and still be relegated that season.

Middlesbrough won only two points from losing positions – the fewest of any Premier League team this season.


The average age of Southampton’s starting line-up was 26 years and 169 days – the second youngest average of any side (behind Tottenham).

Southampton finished in the top half of the Premier League table for the fourth consecutive season.

Stoke City

Peter Crouch scored his 50th headed Premier League goal in their final day match against Southampton – the first and only player to reach this landmark.

Stoke spent 56 days in the relegation zone or 19.9 per cent of the Premier League season and were actually bottom of the table for 29 days.


Sunderland spent 189 days bottom of the Premier League in 2016-17, with 110 of those coming in successive days from February 1st to the end of the season. This means that they spent 67% of the season in last place.

Sunderland have now finished bottom of the Premier League on three occasions (also 2002/03 and 2005/06), a joint-record with Nottingham Forest (1992/93, 1996/97, 1998/99).

Jack Rodwell broke the Premier League record for longest run of games started without winning, going 39 in a row without ending up on the winning side (two for Man City, 37 for Sunderland) before he started Sunderland’s 4-0 away win over Crystal Palace.

Jermain Defoe became the fourth player to score 10+ goals in 10 different Premier League seasons, after Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard.

Defoe scored 15 goals for Sunderland as they finished bottom of the Premier League – the only player to score more goals for a bottom of the league team in a Premier League season is Charlie Austin for QPR in 2014-15 (18 goals).

Swansea City

Bob Bradley became the first American to manage a team in the Premier League – of all the teams to have ever played in the Premier League, Swansea City are the closest to the United States of America in terms of distance.

Bradley lasted just 84 days in charge of Swansea City (October 4, 2016 – December 27, 2016) – this was the third shortest reign by a permanent Premier League manager after Rene Meulensteen at Fulham in 2013-14 (75 days) and Les Reed at Charlton in 2006-07 (40 days).

Paul Clement won nine of his 18 Premier League games this season as Swansea City manager, three times the number that Francesco Guidolin, Bob Bradley and Alan Curtis won in their 18 games combined this season in the competition (3).

Swansea City conceded 70 goals in the Premier League this season. Only two teams have conceded more in a 38-game PL season and survived relegation – Wigan in 2009-10 (79) & West Bromwich Albion in 2010-11 (71).

Swansea spend one day in the Premier League top four – one of 10 teams to appear in the Champions League places during the campaign.

Swansea also spent 128 days in the relegation zone or 45.4 per cent of the season.

Fernando Llorente’s goals won 13 points for his team. Only Diego Costa’s goals won more.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham finished above Arsenal for the first time since 1994/95.

Tottenham won (86) points in the Premier League this season; their best-ever return in the competition.

Eleven previous Premier League champions have won the title with a point tally equal to or less than Tottenham’s 86-point tally in 2016-17.

Tottenham’s goal difference of +60 is the highest in Premier League history for a non-title winning side.

Tottenham were the only club in England’s top four tiers to see as many as three players score 20+ goals for them in all competitions this season (Kane, Alli and Son).

Dele Alli was involved in 40 Premier League goals in 63 appearances before he turned 21 in April. Only three English players in the history of the competition have been involved in more before their 21st birthday: Robbie Fowler (76), Michael Owen (73) and Wayne Rooney (66).

21-year-old Alli scored 18 Premier League goals in 2016/17, more than Steven Gerrard (16 in 2008/09) and Paul Scholes ever netted in a single campaign (14 in 2002/03), Christian Eriksen assisted 15 goals for Tottenham in the Premier League this season – a record by a Spurs player in a Premier League campaign.

Harry Kane has scored 17 home league goals this season, the highest number ever recorded by a Spurs player in a single Premier League season.

Kane now has six Premier League hat-tricks for Spurs, twice as many as any other player for the club (Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe both with 3).

Kane is one of only five different players to score three hat-tricks in a Premier League season. The only player to score more than three is Alan Shearer (5) in 1995-96.

Kane and Sergio Aguero became the fourth and fifth player to score 20+ goals in three consecutive Premier League seasons (after Shearer, Henry and van Nistelrooy).

Kane is only the fifth player to score 25+ goals in two successive Premier League seasons (after Fowler, Henry, Shearer and van Persie).

Following 2016-17, Kane still hasn’t scored a Premier League goal in the month of August – this despite playing 10 times (628 mins) overall in the opening month of a season.

Kane is only the fifth player to win the Premier League Golden Boot in consecutive seasons after Alan Shearer (1995-1997), Michael Owen (1998 & 1999, both shared), Thierry Henry (2004-2006) and Robin van Persie (2012 & 2013).

Kane became the sixth player to score a hat-trick in successive EPL appearances and first since Wayne Rooney in 2011.

Kane (29 goals) scored more than Middlesbrough (27 goals) in the Premier League this season. This is only the fifth time that a club has scored fewer goals than a player or players in a Premier League season.


Troy Deeney scored his 100th league goal for Watford this season, becoming the 5th player to reach this milestone for the club.

Jose Holebas was given 14 yellow cards for Watford in the Premier League this season, equalling the Premier League record for a player in a single PL campaign.

West Bromwich Albion

West Brom made the fewest changes to the starting line-up (49) of any Premier League club this season.

The average age of the West Brom team this season was 29 years and 322 days – the oldest of any Premier League side.

West Bromwich Albion scored a league-high proportion of their goals from set-piece situations this season (48.8%). They also conceded the lowest proportion from set-pieces (21.6 per cent).

Salomon Rondon scored a hat-trick of headers in West Brom’s win over Swansea City at the Hawthorns in December. It was only the second time this had happened in the Premier League, with the first coming via Duncan Ferguson for Everton v Bolton in December 1997.

West Ham United

Dimitri Payet created the most goalscoring chances for West Ham United in the Premier League this season (74), despite playing his final league game for the Hammers on January 2nd 2017.

West Ham and Bournemouth both lost the most points from winning positions this season in the Premier League (22 points).

West Ham took 25 points in home games at London Stadium this season compared to 34 in their final season at Upton Park.

A version of this story appeared on FOX Sports Australia.