74 goals and six goalless draws - the lowest scoring start in the history of the Premier League

Double the amount of goals have been scored in the Bundesliga this season

“We just can't find the net,” Sam Allardyce conceded after his West Ham side’s impotent display against Southampton in their goalless draw at the weekend, but was he really talking about the Premier League as a whole?

Unless there are five goals in tonight's match between Swansea and Liverpool, the Premier League will have started with the lowest amount of goals ever scored in the division after four matchrounds. There has currently been 74 goals scored in the Premier League this season, that’s a massive 42 goals less than at this stage last season.

Premier League goals after four matchrounds:

2013/14 - 74

2012/13 - 116

2011/12 - 96

2010/11 - 115

2009/10 - 103

2008/09 - 117

2007/08 - 99

2006/07 - 91

2005/06 - 85

2004/05 - 116

2003/04 - 108

2002/03 - 95

2001/02 - 93

2000/01 - 127

1999/00 - 107

1998/99 - 78

1997/98 - 100

1996/97 - 97

1995/96 - 92

1994/95 - 119

1993/94 – 113

1992/93 - 120

But that’s not all, despite being the second highest scoring division last season; the Premier League has seen fewer goals than in any of the other five major European top-flight leagues in this campaign. Exactly double the amount of goals have been scored in German Bundesliga than the Premier League, although they have played one more round of matches.

2013/14

Germany (Bundesliga) - 148 goals (3.28 goals per game)

Spain (La Liga) - 117 (3.08)

France (Ligue 1) - 104 (2.08)

Italy (Serie A) -  87  (3)

England (Premier League) - 74  (1.90)

 

 

Statistics courtesy of Infostrada Sports, for more information visit infostradalive.com/ Twitter: @infostradalive

*statistics taken before Monday night’s fixtures

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