Weekly Football Statistics #011

Christmas time is quite calm across majority of the leagues in Europe. But that is not the case with England. Boxing day fixtures were always exciting with a lot of surprises and action packed games. Let’s look at the statistics from the Boxing Day fixtures. Following are the list of Football Statistics around the footballing world last week from 21-Dec-2015 to 27-Dec-2015:

A first for Red Devils in 55 years: Manchester United have lost 4 games in a row for the first time since 1961. This run of losses is a damage to the club’s tradition. Whether Louis van Gaal will be at helm in Manchester United at the end of the season is a big question right now. The club captain Wayne Rooney hasn’t scored in the last 9 games. However, his presence in the field definitely boosts team morale. It remains to be seen if he will remain at large with Manchester United next season.

Tough challenge at Chelsea: Guus Hiddink has begun his second stint as interim manager of Chelsea with a 2-2 draw against Watford at Stamford Bridge. In his earlier tenure, he started with a 1-0 away win against Aston Villa. He knows the difficulty he faces to get back Chelsea to winning ways. It remains to be seen if he could turn Chelsea’s season around. Ever since Roman Abramovich took over, Chelsea has had caretaker/interim managers. Only Avram Grant has begun with a defeat. That was against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Chelsea interim managers first games
Chelsea interim managers’ first games

Etihad stadium a fortress: Manchester City has scored in all their 15 home games this season. They lost just 3 of them against Juventus, West Ham and Liverpool and won all the other 12 games. They have also scored 45 goals in these 15 games making it an average of scoring 3 goals per home game.

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