Chelsea comfortably defeated visitors Middlesbrough when they met at Stamford Bridge on Monday, further raising hopes of a Premier League title rout this week when they met West Brom.
Ahead of the game, Boro had not won their last 19 visit since 1975. In fact, they scored their last goal at Stamford Bridge in 2001.
Cesc Fabregas was called into the action as N’Golo Kante was sidelined. The former Arsenal and Barcelona ace became the first player to do double figures assists in six different seasons. He overtook Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney, but remains second in the all-time list.
With three games left, Bournemouth could break the own goals record. In recent times, only Liverpool and Sunderland have score six own goals. Only nine teams have better Bournemouth’s current tally of five own goals in history.
In other news, Sunderland’s Billy Jones became the eight different goalscorer for the team, according to Opta Stats. Arsenal, Fulham and Burnley have had fewer scorers in a season. In 1993/94, the Gunners had just six scorers in a 42-game season. Ian Wright was the top scorer with 23, then Kevin Campbell had 14, Paul MErson had 7, Alan Smith had 3, Ray Parlour has 2 and Steve Bould just one.
Fulham had seven goalscorers in 2001/02. United legend Louis Saha had 8 league goals, same with Steed Malbranque, and Barry Hayles. Steve Marlet had 6 goals, Sylvain Legwinski had just one,same as Luis Boa Morte and Bjarne Goldbaek.
Burnley in 2014/15 season also had just seven scorers; Danny Ings led with 14, George Boyd and Ashley Barnes scored 5, Scott Arfield and Ben Mee scored twice all season while Ross Wallace and Michael Kightly scored just one.
Majority of Sunderland’s goals have come from striker Jermaine Defoe, with the rest barely scoring one or two.