71 - Since his debut, Gonzalo Higuain has scored 24 more goals than any other Serie A player (71). Lethal. https://t.co/ToLspUopym 16 hours ago

63 - Alexandre Lacazette has scored 63 league goals in the last 3 seasons - the only PL player to score more was Sergio Aguero (67). Force. 20 hours ago

14 - Joe Allen made more interceptions at Euro 2016 than any other midfielder. Potter. https://t.co/mkulnJ771O 23 hours ago

6735 - Aaron Cresswell has played more minutes than any other PL player over the last two seasons (6735). Loss. https://t.co/YQRmIXG5zw 25 Jul

1 - Alf Ramsey is the only full-time manager to lose his 1st game in charge of England (v France, Feb 1963). Jules. https://t.co/whEEVIHUuV 25 Jul

2 - Bafétimbi Gomis scored 4 goals in his opening 4 Premier League games last season, then scored twice in his following 29 matches. Drop. 25 Jul

24y 162d - Across a single PL season, the youngest average starting XI age is 24y 162d (Leeds in 1999/2000). Babies. https://t.co/zEpc3i49XJ 24 Jul

353 - Kolo Toure has played more games than any other African player in @premierleague history (353). Veteran. 23 Jul

1 - David Moyes has lost just one of his 17 @premierleague games against Sunderland (W12 D4). Impression. 23 Jul

50% - David Moyes won half of his Premier League games as Manchester United manager (P34 W17 D6 L11). Regret. https://t.co/xpyJKKUgaD 23 Jul

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