Goal Bonanza

A comment made at the recent Liverpool v Newcastle fixture, was that this was the most prolific matchup in the EPL and the game itself – 3-1 victory for the Reds – helped enhance that argument (the average is about 2.6 per game)
According to my data, it actually falls just short of highest scoring fixture, another one featuring Liverpool

Spurs are well represented on the list but in each case coming off at the short end of the stick. Their W-D-L record of 3-14-22 against Chelsea being particularly extreme
These fixtures benefit from featuring teams which have spent most, if not all, of the past 20 years in the Premiership. Looking at the highest averages where at least 20 fixtures have been played, we get the following results

Somewhat surprisingly, the Chelsea v Sunderland matchup is a clear standout. The Blues victories include 7-2 and 6-2 margins but the Wearsiders have also racked up three wins by three goal margins. However, they are more reknowned for their lack of goal-scoring as the table of the least prolific games shows

Five of the Leeds v Aston Villa games have been goalless

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