4 - @diegocosta was only the second player in PL history to score in each of his first four games (along with @mickquinn1089). Impact. 2 hours ago

2.55 - Tuesday games in the Premier League have a lower goals-per-game rate than any other weekday. Tactical. 4 hours ago

0 - The shots on target in the 1st half of #RomaJuve: it's the 1st time for the Bianconeri in this Serie A. Jam. http://t.co/YlnRH89bAg 18 hours ago

Chelsea omens, Coutinho stunners & Crouch headers: Opta's Premier League & League Cup review bit.ly/1DubEE2 http://t.co/mAlk7Wa1WA 2 Mar

27 - Based on 3pts/win, Everton last had fewer points after 27 games than they do currently back in the 1949-50 season. Concern. 2 Mar

13 - Cristiano Ronaldo had 13 shots vs Villarreal this evening but could only score one goal. Urgency. 1 Mar

30 - Chelsea defenders have contributed 17 goals and 13 assists this season in all competitions. Unit. 1 Mar

2 - Chelsea restricted Tottenham to only two shots on target, with the second of these coming in the 36th minute. Savvy. 1 Mar

6 - Jose Mourinho has now won six trophies as Chelsea manager (3 League Cups, 2 league titles, 1 FA Cup). Boss. 1 Mar

6 - Chelsea have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last six cup finals (before today). Hope. 1 Mar

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