Spurs’ historic Harry; Arsenal’s assist machine; misfiring Man United: 10 PL stats you cannot ignore

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With just seven weeks of the Premier League season remaining, English football correspondent Greg Lea looks at some of the most eye-opening statistics from the season.

Also: Five Premier League questions still to be answered

Special start for Harry

• Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is the first player to score 20 goals in each of his first two full Premier League campaigns since Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Still getting it done

• League leaders Leicester City are third-bottom of the possession table and have the division’s lowest pass completion rate.

Ozil most helpful

• Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil needs three more assists to beat Thierry Henry’s Premier League record in a season (20).

City at worst against best

• Only Aston Villa (four points) have a worse record against top-half teams than Manchester City (nine).

Iron men

• Leicester ’s Wes Morgan, Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld, Swansea City’s Ashley Williams and Andrew Surman of Norwich City are the only outfielders to have played every minute of every match so far this season.

Where are the strikers?

• Manchester United rank fourth for possession but 15th for shots at goal.

Setting the stage

• 50 per cent of Crystal Palace’s 32 goals have come from set-pieces.

Balanced City

• Manchester City take the most shots per game in the league and concede the fewest.

Clean Toby

• Toby Alderweireld has committed just nine fouls in his 31 appearances for Tottenham.

Complete passing

• Swansea’s Ki Sung-yeung has the highest pass completion rate of those players who have played more than 10 games (91.2 per cent).

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