5.5 - Chelsea are averaging a goal every 5.5 shots this season compared to one every 7.2 in 2013-14. Upgrade. http://t.co/fDq5y0qmuk 4 hours ago

5 - Dimitar Berbatov & @ThierryHenry have scored the most goals on 1st April in the Top 5 leagues since 2000. Jokers. http://t.co/P3K6wn3khe 6 hours ago

46 - Alan Hutton has made more full-blooded tackles (46) than any other Premier League player in 2014-15. Passion. 6 hours ago

38% - Mario Balotelli leans back when shooting more often than any other striker in the Premier League (38% of shots). Erratic. 7 hours ago

167 - QPR have failed to deal with more crosses in the corridor of uncertainty than any other Premier League side this season (167). Nervous 7 hours ago

85 - A.Ramsey has made the most 360° pirouettes on the ball in the PL this season; 12 away from S.Parker's record (97) in a PL season. Spin. 7 hours ago

126 - England completed 126 passes in the final third of the pitch, 42 more than Italy (84). Perspective. 19 hours ago

530 - England completed 530 passes in this match; 191 more than Italy managed to complete (339). Shift. 19 hours ago

3 - All three of Andros Townsend's goals for England have come from outside the box. Rocket. 20 hours ago

0 - No outfield player to have started the Italy v England game has had as few touches (14) or made as few passes (6) as Theo Walcott. Quiet 20 hours ago

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