16 Apr, 11:20
The 2017/2018 Premier League season is inching to the close, and with Manchester United suffering a shock defeat to relegated West Brom, the race for the league title is done and dusted.
Manchester City, save for their woes in the last couple of weeks, have had a splendid run, and certainly have deservedly won the title. Besides the race for survival at the bottom, there is a contest for the Golden Boot, with Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane leading the lines.
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With Premier League week 34 coming to a close, how are the statistics so far?
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is the leading scorer with 30 goals, fimore than Spur’s Harry Kane. Sergio Aguero has so far scored 21, while his compatriot Raheem Sterling is tied at fourth with Jamie Vardy at 17 goals each. Roberto Firmino and Romelu Lukaku are tied at sixth with 15 goals a piece. Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette is the only Arsenal player in the top 20 list with 11 goals at position 11. Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata is also tied at the same position as Lacazette.
Belgian midfield dynamo Kevin De Bruyne has 15 assists so far, just three assists away from last season’s record. Leroy Sane is second with 12 assists, while another City midfielder David Silva is third with 11 assists. Spurs’ Dele Alli is fourth with 10 assists. Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Christian Eriksen, Paul Pogba and Mohamed Salah are tied at fifth with nine assists.
Stoke City’s Jack Butland has the highest saves at 122. Lukasz Fabianski has the second highest number of saves at 114, Jordan Pickford is at third with 112, while David De Gea has 106 saves at fourth.
Manchester United’s David De Gea has the most clean sheets -14, while Manchester City’s Ederson has 14. Thibaut Courtois and Hugo Lloris has 13 clean sheets each, while Petr Cech has 10 so far.
Burnley's Ashley Barnes is the most cautioned player with 9 yellow cards as is Abdoulaye Doucouré of Watford and Southampton’ Oriol Romeu. Leicester's Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi and Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey are the most red carded, with 2 red cards each.
Manchester City has scored the most goals -93, Liverpool has netted 78, Spurs 65, while Manchester United has 63, while Arsenal has 62, five more than Chelsea.
Stoke City has the most losses -18, while Manchester City has the least losses -2. In terms of discipline, West Ham United has been cautioned the most -66 yellow cards, while Chelsea has the least 37, who interestingly have the highest red cards -4.
Premier League action continues this week, with several matches lined up in the midweek.