Ki Sung-yueng’s first goal of the season against Manchester United came on the opening day. It was a result of 29 completed passes - a longer build-up than any goal scored in last season’s Premier League.
Swansea had great possession stats last season, but didn’t score goals. Have they got this recipe balanced under Gary Monk?
Ronald Koeman lost his first three league matches as coach of Feyenoord last season, but went on to finish runners-up in the Dutch league.
Southampton play against a West Brom team which has the worst form in 2014 in the Barclays Premier League. West Brom have won only four of their 20 league matches in 2014, the fewest of all teams that have played in the Premier League in 2013-14 and 2014-15.
Does this make for a better start?