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Premier League 2013/14: Key stats

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We are over three months into the Premier League already and some teams have surprised and risen rapidly up the table, whereas others have failed to live up to expectations and are fighting desperately for each point.

Within the article I will look at stats - like which team has scored the most goals or which players have the most assists.

Most Goals (Player): Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero, perhaps surprising a few after a disappointing personal campaign for him last season. He failed to find the net regularly last season and didn't look like half the players he was before.

People might have been expecting him to continue in a similar fashion, but this isn't the case. He has come out of the blocks firing on all cylinders and as a result is the Premier Leagues top goal scorer with 10 goals after just 12 games. He has also contributed with four assists, no wonder why Real Madrid are being mooted to be preparing a big money offer.

Most Goals (Team): Manchester City

Manchester City have been in rampant form at times this season and have managed to put seven past Norwich and six past Spurs.

This had culminated in them scoring a total of 34 so far this season. The likes of Aguero and Negredo have been in fine goal scoring form and are the main reasons for Manchester City scoring 34 goals in 12 league matches.

Least Goals Conceded (Team): Southampton

Southampton have been sensational this season and are the real surprise package of the Premier League thus far. They are competing with the 'top four' and are close to breaking into it at tis moment of time.

This is all surely testament to the hard work of the side and in particular their defensive work, having conceded only seven goals so far, the lowest in the Premier League.

Most Clean Sheets (Player): Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris is a fine goalkeeper and resembles what the modern day goalkeeper is all about. He has fine reflexes, is a great presence and also acts as a second sweeper.

This is why he has managed to keep seven clean sheets. He must be thanked dearly by all at Spurs as without these clean sheets they would be much lower down the table with their strikers all misfiring so far this season.

Most Assists (Player): Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, Kevin Mirallas

All three have been instrumental for their respective teams in different ways. All three have managed to set up five goals for their teams thus far this season. Gerrard, not having the legs he once had, is forced to sit back and dictate the play from a deeper position now at Anfield. Quality always shines through and although he is in a position that maybe wasn't always his favoured he is still shining and helping Liverpool as they push for the title.

Wayne Rooney, possibly Manchester United's greatest piece of transfer business over the summer. Not because they signed him but because they managed to hold onto the England talisman.

He has been instrumental so far this season and has looked at time to be single headedly carrying United. He has grabbed them by the scruff of the neck and made them continue to be the threat that they always are. All in all, whether he be scoring goals or setting them up, or even neither, he is still a very important player for Manchester United.

Kevin Mirallas was a genius buy by David Moyes. Commanding a fee of only £7m, he has worked in tandem with Coleman on the right hand side and them two working together always seems to create chances. This can be shown through the five assists that Mirallas already has to his name this season.

Most Goals Conceded (Team): Sunderland

Sunderland have endured a horrid start to the season. After surviving last season by a narrow margin, things looked on the up for them, with a host of new players coming in and some of really decent quality. Things quickly went bad and have seemingly continued to get worse as Sunderland sit at the bottom of the table and have so far conceded 24 league goals.

Fewest Goals Scored (Team): Sunderland

Things just don't seem to be getting any better for Sunderland. They are at this moment in time the team that has conceded the most amount of goals in he Premier League but they are also the team that has scored the least. They have only managed to score eight league goals. Really not a great return for a team that is looking to comfortably survive in the Premier League.


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