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Posted on 20 September 2013  - 16:14

Here are some OPTA facts and figures ahead of Sunday afternoon's trip to Cardiff City...

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If Tottenham win this weekend it will be only the second time since the 1960s that they’ve won four of their opening five top-flight games (also won four in 2009-10).

Tottenham Hotspur have had the most shots in the Premier League so far this season (59).

Just three Premier League players have created more chances than Kyle Walker this season (10).

Of the Premier League players who have made 150+ passes, Jan Vertonghen has the best passing accuracy - 94.25 per cent. Vertonghen has attempted 174 passes, misplacing just 10 passes in this campaign.

Mousa Dembele has attempted 188 passes and misplaced just 15, with a passing accuracy of 92.02 per cent.

Of the Premier League players who have made 100+ passes, Mousa Dembele has the third best passing accuracy in the opposition half (90.16 per cent).

Only Hull City's Ahmed Elmohamady (28) has attempted more crosses this season than Danny Rose (22).

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the most dribbles in the Premier League this season (69).

Cardiff City have played the highest proportion of long passes in the Premier League this season (15.4 per cent).

Andros Townsend has completed 17 dribbles in the Premier League this season. Only Everton's Ross Barkley has completed more (19).

Cardiff's Jordon Mutch has made four appearances this season, but all of them as a sub coming on in the closing minute.

Christian Eriksen has created four goals in his five league appearances in 2013-14 (Premier League and Eredivisie combined).

Cardiff City are one of five Barclays Premier League sides yet to score a first half goal this season.

Tottenham Hotspur have only been caught offside once in total in their opening four games.

No player has assisted more Premier League goals than Cardiff’s Don Cowie this season (2).