Premier League 2019/20 Season in Numbers
After an elongated season in the football world, we take a look at the Premier League 2019/20 Season in Numbers.
The Premier League 2019/20 season ended on Sunday, bringing an end to the dragging competition which will go down in history as one of the foremost remarkable campaigns in England.
The season finale finished in an exceedingly dramatic fashion, with the battle for points and places at either side of the table settled over a crazy final day of top-tier action.
Manchester United snatched 3rd place and a spot in next year’s Champions League from Leicester at the death with a 2-0 win over the injury-hit Foxes at the King Power Stadium, while Chelsea’s 2-0 win at home to Wolves also saw them joining the Red Devils in Europe’s elite club competition via a 4th place finish.
At rock bottom end, Aston Villa’s point at West Ham allowed them to beat relegation, though Watford and Bournemouth’s Judgment Day efforts weren’t enough to stay them afloat.
Below, we take a glance back at the Premier League 2019/20 season in numbers.
5 – With five relegations, Norwich City has now been demoted from the Premier League more often than the other club within the division’s history.
5 – Regularly lampooned Arsenal centre-half David Luiz gave away five Premier League penalties in 2019/20, setting the record for the foremost penalties conceded by a personal player for one campaign.
6 – Man City’s Kevin de Bruyne, Man Utd’s Marcus Rashford and Southampton’s Danny Ings all hit the woodwork a joint league-high sixfold each during the 2019/20 campaign. Man City hit the woodwork quite the other club within the division, with a staggering 27 different efforts hitting the frame of the goal overall.
7 – Liverpool won the Premier League title with seven games to spare this season, the earliest title win in English top-flight history in terms of fixtures remaining.
8 – Arsenal finished eighth on the table within the 2019-20 Premier League season, their lowest finish within the competition since 1994-95 after they finished in 12th.
9 – the amount of goals Leicester City scored past Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium on October 25th last year, was the largest Premier League away victory of all time.
14 – the amount of Premier League penalties won by Manchester United this season, setting a brand new record for the highest number of penalties won by a team during one season in Premier League history.
15 – Burnley, who finished 10th, won 15 Premier League games within the 2019-20 season, their highest number of wins during a single top flight season. The Clarets won just 14 games after they finished 7th in 2017/18.
22 – the amount of times Leicester City attacker Ayoze Perez was substituted off during the season. No other Premier League player was pulled more often than the Foxes’ Spanish summer signing.
35 – Burnley centre-forward Chris Wood was caught offside more than any other Premier League player this term. The New Zealander was flagged 35 times in all games he appeared on the pitch.
50 – together with his strike against Aston Villa on February 16, Tottenham’s Son Heung-min became the first Asian player to attain 50 goals in Premier League history.
58 – Ruben Neves took more shots from outside the penalty area than any other Premier League player. The Portuguese midfielder, who boasts of a reputation for hitting long-range bangers, scored just two goals all season.
127 – Anthony Taylor was the Premier League’s most card, happy referee, last season. Taylor handed out 122 yellow and five red cards across the 32 fixtures he officiated.
129 – Man Utd’s hard-hitting fullback Aaron Wan-Bissaka made more tackles than any other Premier League player during the 2019/20 campaign. Shockingly, Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi made only one tackle fewer than Wan-Bissaka over the season. The pair faced off on the ultimate day at the King Power Stadium, where they both made five tackles each.
136 – With 136 chance creating key passes last season, Kevin de Bruyne was the league’s most creative player. The Belgian finished his campaign with an awesome 20 goal assists.
140 – Newcastle Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka made 140 saves within the Premier League last season, making him the busiest goalkeeper within the division. The Slovakian also made more five errors resulting in a goal, more than any other goalkeeper within the league.
148 – Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha lost the ball more than any other player within the league last term. The Ivorian lost possession a full 53 times more than the league’s next careless forward, his Eagles teammate Jordan Ayew (95).
167 – the amount of times Jack Grealish was fouled this season for Aston Villa. this is the highest number of fouls won during a season by a player within the competition on record (since 1998-99).
183 – Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse took an all-time league-high 183 corner kicks over the course of the 2019/20 season.
352 – the entire number of shots by Sheffield United during their 2019/20 Premier League campaign. No club racked up fewer attempts than the Blades.