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12 Interesting facts about English Premier League 2016/17

The English Premier League is an English professional league for men’s association football clubs. The 2016-17 season is an unforgettable one for various reasons, and below are 12 interesting English Premier League facts:

  1. The English Premier League goes sponsor less for the first time in more than 20 years time frame
  2. The first ever Premier League season without Aston Villa.
  3. Philippe Coutinho equaled number of assists he got in 2015/16. He is three goals shy of his tally from that season.
  4. Roberto Firmino created more probability from open play than any other Premier League players this season.
  5. Tony Pulis lost all eight of his Premier League visits to the Emirates Stadium.
  6. Everton finished in the bottom half of the Premier League 12 times – more than any other side.
  7. Last season Harry Kane became the first Englishman to come first the Premier League Golden Boot as Kevin Phillips in 1999-2000.
  8. Seven goals and six assists in the league are proof of the influence Lallana has had on Liverpool’s title challenge and his enhancement under Jurgen Klopp has been vast.
  9. The top scorer in the Premier League with 13 goals, and five assists to go with it, Costa is take pleasure in a real renaissance under Conte. He was heavily linked with a return to Atletico Madrid this summer but Chelsea will be delighted to have held on to a player who has won them game after game this season.
  10. Pep Guardiola won his first six Premier League games at Manchester City, equaling the record set for new managers by Carlo Ancelotti. Later in the season Leicester’s Craig Shakespeare became the first British boss to win his opening five fixtures.
  11. When Sam Allardyce took charge of Crystal Palace in December, he set a record as the first man to manage six Premier League clubs. Allardyce had before been in charge of Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham and Sunderland.
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