Opta Statistics for 2007

Courtesy Setanta Sports and Opta Stats

While football news is hard to come by, here are some facts about the Premier League in 2007.

  • Manchester United won 25 of their 37 league games in 2007, more than any other team
  • Fulham drew 16 times in 2007, more than any other team
  • Wigan lost 22 of their 38 games in 2007, more than any other side
  • Top scorers: Manchester United & Spurs with 73 goals each
  • Worst defence: Bolton and Wigan with 66 goals conceded each. Spurs were third with 63
  • Reading (38) gained more points at home than Liverpool (36) in 2007
  • Manchester United conceded only eight home goals all season
  • There were 79 goals in Tottenham’s 18 home games in 2007
  • Arsenal won 16 home games in 2007, more than any other side
  • Chelsea were the best away side in 2007, winning 11 games and collecting 37 points
  • Bolton leaked a worrying 47 goals in 19 away games in 2007, a divisional high
  • Fulham were the only ever present side not to win an away game in 2007
  • Charlton and Watford both played half the number of away games as Fulham but collected more points on the road
  • Chelsea made the most substitutions, 102
  • Arsenal hit the woodwork the most, 15 times
  • Arsenal and Spurs were both awarded 10 penalties in 2007, the Gunners scoring eight, Spurs six
  • Portsmouth and Wigan both conceded a league-high eight penalties
  • Liverpool hit the most long-range shots, 258
  • Chelsea scored the most long range goals, 14
  • Reading scored 18 headed goals, more than any other side
  • West Ham committed 582 fouls, more than any other team
  • Bolton were shown 81 yellow cards, the most, while Blackburn saw red eight times, also a league-high
  • Spurs leaked 18 long-range goals, more than any other side while Liverpool were the only team not to concede from long range
  • Robbie Keane was the top scorer in 2007 with 19 goals
  • Cristiano Ronaldo hit 113 shots during the 12 month period, more than anyone else
  • Sheffield United’s Rob Hulse was denied by the woodwork five times, more than any other player
  • Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe both saw two penalties saved by keepers
  • Kevin Doyle was the most prolific player with his head, scoring seven times
  • John Carew was responsible for the most headed shots, 29
  • Matt Derbyshire scored five substitute goals, more than any other benchwarmer
  • Cesc Fabregas ended the year with 14 assists, a Premier League high
  • Fabregas also made the most passes, 2238
  • David Bentley whipped in the most crosses, 281
  • Kevin Davies enhanced his bruising reputation with 82 fouls during the 12 months
  • Mikel Arteta was the most fouled player in the division, 110 times
  • Blackburn’s Ryan Nelsen gave away four penalties, more than any other player
  • Nicky Butt received the most yellow cards, 13
  • Marcus Hahnemann made the most saves, 139

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