q123: Chelsea led for an impressive 274 days last season after going top in August.Southamptons poor discipline Sadio

Chelsea led for an impressive 274 days last season after going top in August.Southamptons poor discipline Sadio


13 May 2018 at 10:20pm
Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler has been busy looking into your questions and has come up with the answers. Scroll down the page to see them and dont forget to have a go at this weeks Tylers Teaser!How to send your questions to Martin: 1: Email your posers to skysportsclub@bskyb.com2. Tweet @SkyFootball using the hashtag #TylersTeasersMartins starting statsI didnt do a Sky Sports commentary this weekend because Liverpool against Chelsea has been rearranged to May 11 due to the Blues involvement in the FA Cup - but I covered Leicester versus Newcastle for the world feed.It was the first league double Leicester had done over Newcastle since the 1974/75 season. The Magpies have lost their last seven away games in the Premier League and its 50 years since they last lost seven consecutive away games in a single league season. Shinji Okazakis goal against Newcastle was first home goal for Leicester Shinji Okazaki scored his sixth Leicester City goal and his fifth in the Premier League - but it was his first goal at home. One of his away goals was at Newcastle in November. He has started the last 10 Premier League games and been substituted in all of them.By contrast, Georginio Wijnaldum, Newcastles top scorer with nine, is still waiting for his first away goal for the club.We referred to the partnership of Robert Huth and Wes Morgan last week - and it has gone to 43 Premier League games and 24 wins to go with 12 draws and only seven defeats.Jeffrey Schlupp came on as a substitute for the fourth consecutive game to reach 50 Premier League appearances.Jack Colback, quite conspicuously, avoided any risk of getting a 10th yellow card that would have kept him out of a game that means so much to him against Sunderland - and he is ready to face the Black Cats on Sky Sports on Super Sunday.Fewest points for fourth Manchester City are currently fourth in the table Whats the lowest points tally a Premier League team has needed to qualify for the Champions League? RikMARTIN SAYS: Since the Premier League was awarded a fourth Champions League spot at the start of the 2001/02 season, the average points of the team that has finished fourth is 69.35.However, the lowest points total any team has mustered and still come fourth were Liverpool with 60 in 2003/04, while the most is Arsenal who managed to come fourth in 2013/14 with 79 points.The four main contenders for the final Champions League place this season - Arsenal, Manchester City, West Ham and Manchester United - are all on track to finish on more than the record low of 60 - but less than the average of 69.35.Arsenal are third on 52 points and have picked up 1.79 points per game. At that rate they will finish on 68 points at the end of the season.City are currently in fourth on 51 points, and will finish on 67 if they continue on their current points per game rate. While West Ham would finish on 64 and Manchester United on 62.If City finish on 67 points and finish fourth, it will be the lowest tally since Arsenal finished fourth with the same total in 2005/06.When Chelsea finished sixth in 2011/12 and won the Champions League to qualify for the next seasons competition, they still amassed 64 points - which in some seasons would have been enough to finish fourth.Villas goalscoring woes Aston Villa have only scored 22 goals this season What is the lowest number of goals scored in a Premier League season, and are Aston Villa in danger of beating this record? Stephen BonifaceMARTIN SAYS: Aston Villa are not in danger of becoming the lowest scorers in Premier League history during a single season, having already scored 22 goals - two more than Derby County managed when they were relegated in 2007/08.Remi Gardes side, however, could join an exclusive club of nine other teams that have mustered fewer than 30 goals in a single campaign.Sunderland lead the way having done so three times (29 goals in 2001/02, 21 goals 2002/03 and 26 in 2005/06), while Burnley scored just 28 times last season.Norwich (28 in 2013/14), Middlesbrough (28 in 2008/09), Birmingham (28 in 2005/06) and West Brom (29 in 2002/03) were also relegated after scoring less than 30 goals in a season.However, Manchester City (29 in 2006/07), Leeds United (28 in 1996/97) stayed up with fewer than 30 goals scored, a feat also managed by Sunderland in 2005/06.League leaders Tottenham have not been top of the Premier League yet this season If Tottenham go on to win the Primer League, would it be the least amount of time any side has spent at the top in a title-winning season?MARTIN SAYS: Tottenham have not finished a matchday top of the Premier League at all so far this season (and have only spent 33 days on top in the history of the competition).They currently trail Leicester by five points, so Saturday, April 2 is the earliest they could go top of the Premier League this season.Should they do so on that date, which would rely on Leicester to lose their next game at Crystal Palace and Spurs to win both of theirs, then the longest that Mauricio Pochettinos side could top the table for this season is 43 days.Only two sides have led the Premier League for less time in one season and lifted the title.Manchester City led for just 15 days in 2013/14 when they overtook Liverpool in the final days of the season, while Manchester United were on top for just 31 days of the 2002/03 season.At the other end of the spectrum, Chelsea led for an impressive 274 days last season after going top in August.Southamptons poor discipline Sadio Mane became the sixth Southampton player sent off this season in the Premier League Southampton have had six red cards this season. 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