No player has been more polarizing during his time in the English Premier League than Liverpool's Luis Suarez.
To kick off Week 17 in the English top flight, Suarez continued to leave us all awestruck with his performance against Cardiff City.
Suarez scored twice and recorded an assist on the other Liverpool goal, and in the process, he made plenty of history.
Here is a look at the standout stats from Suarez and the rest of the EPL in Week 17.
Suarez's Historic Start
With his brace on Saturday, Suarez earned the achievement of best scoring start ever in the Premier League, according to the NBC Sports broadcast:
Luis Suarez now has the best scoring start ever for a footballer in the Premier League according to NBC. #LFC— World Soccer Talk (@worldsoccertalk) December 21, 2013
The Uruguayan's total of 19 goals before Christmas is also more than the number that the Golden Boot winners from two EPL seasons netted:
Luis Suárez's 19 PL goals are already more than PL scoring champion had in entire 1997-98 or 1998-99 seasons.— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) December 21, 2013
Luis Loves December
Suarez also made some monthly EPL history against Cardiff as his December total rose to 10 goals.
The Liverpool marksman became the first player in league history to score 10 or more goals in a single month:
RECORD Luis Suarez's second goal v Cardiff was his 10th #BPL goal in December; He's the first player to hit double figures in a single month— Premier League (@premierleague) December 21, 2013
The scary thing is: He still has two more games to score more and leave an unbreakable mark in the record books.
You Can't Be More Direct Than Yaya
Elsewhere in the EPL, Manchester City and Fulham played in a six-goal shootout at Craven Cottage.
The first goal of the 4-2 City victory was scored by Yaya Toure on a direct free-kick that bounced off the top of the crossbar and into the net.
The strike was the fourth from a direct free-kick by the Ivorian this season:
Sunderland and Norwich Try, but Don't Succeed
The lone match this weekend where no goals were scored came to us from the Stadium of Light as Sunderland and Norwich both failed to net a tally.
Although neither team scored, they did put a ton of effort into their attempts, as the two teams combined for 27 chances:
Sunderland and Norwich managed to create 27 chances between them without managing to find the back of the net today.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 21, 2013
Saturday Substitutes Get the Job Done
During Saturday's action, seven players came off of the bench to score a goal for their club.
Among those quality subs were Jesus Navas, James Milner, Ashley Young and Hatem Ben Arfa.
Carlton Cole, Charlie Adam and Matej Vydra also scored to set the record for most goals in a single day by substitutes:
7 - No single day of Premier League action has seen more substitutes score than the seven players that netted today. Impact.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 21, 2013
The Best Road Team Is....Tottenham?
Tottenham Hotspur have been mired in crisis all season long, but despite all of their trouble, they are the best road team in the league.
Thanks to a double from former castoff Emmanuel Adebayor, Spurs won their league-high sixth away match of the season:
6 - Tottenham are the first Premier League team this season to record six away wins. Crisis.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 22, 2013
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