Assessing the Top Statistical Performances from Premier League Week 1

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Assessing the Top Statistical Performances from Premier League Week 1
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Love them or hate them, statistics are becoming increasingly entwined in football with every passing season, frequently used by clubs, journalists and fans in various capacities.

In an exploratory series, we're going to take a weekly look at the best performance in several categories over the Premier League season.

At times, these articles will serve as a platform to laud some individual brilliance, but it's also a chance to gauge exactly how relevant each number is.

Will the players championed for standout performances be the same players leading the way statistically? It's time to find out.

Here's a look at who led the way numerically in Week 1 of the 2014/15 Premier League season.

 

All statistics via WhoScored.com.

Statistics can occasionally change slightly upon further analysis post-match. The numbers in this article are compiled immediately after the final whistle.

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