The first round of Premier League games have now been played with Chelsea and last season's other top four clubs all getting off to a winning start.

But what does it take to win the title - and how far were each team last year from achieving it?

Since 1996, when the Premier League moved to a 38 game season, the champions have average a win ratio of 69 per cent.

Over the course of a 38 game season that works out as an average of 26 matches to win the league.

Both Manchester City and Liverpool managed or bettered that in the last campaign while Chelsea were one game short.

London rivals Arsenal were two shy on 24 victories, while Everton and Tottenham were just five wins short.

Manchester United, on the other hand, would need another seven victories this season in order to reach this mark.

 

When it comes to games lost, then the average stands at 4.4 games.

No team managed to reach that record last season, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City all losing six games apiece.

When it comes to goals scored the average stands at 2.1 goals per game - or 81 goals a season.

Manchester City and Liverpool both sailed past that mark as they chased the title last season, but most other clubs fell a long way short.

Chelsea only scored 71 goals and Jose Mourinho will be hoping new signing Diego Costa, who got off the mark in the win over Burnley, and the returning Didier Drogba can help the Blues eclipse that figure.

On target: Diego Costa scores against Burnley

The average number of goals conceded by the champions has been 32.2.

Chelsea conceded just 27 goals last season, so could consider themselves secure on that stat.

Liverpool though conceded a whopping 50 goals - just three fewer than Hull - so have some work to do this season.