Premier League welcomes back the yellow ball this weekend… and it’s good news for Mo Salah

MOHAMED SALAH will be pleased to hear the Premier League will welcome back the yellow match ball this weekend.

The Liverpool striker averages more goals with the winter ball than any other player in the history of the top-flight.

Mohamed Salah won the Premier League Golden Boot with 32 goals last term

Since it was introduced in the 2004/05 season, Salah has averaged one goal per game with the bright yellow ball.

Harry Kane is second with 0.84 per match, Thierry Henry is third with 0.71 and Cristiano Ronaldo averaged 0.63.

Salah has scored just four times in the league this season, but has 24 goals in his last 24 games with the winter ball.

And he showed signs of his form improving on Wednesday night when he scored twice against Red Star Belgrade.

The yellow ball will be used until March 31, 2019
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Mohamed Salah is a lot more clinical with the yellow ball

The change also brings good news for Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side.

United average 2.22 points per game with the yellow ball, compared to just 1.96 with the white one.

Chelsea are second with an average of 2.04 and Arsenal have snatched the last podium spot with 1.85.

Premier League officials bring back the yellow ball every year when the clocks go back to ensure there are no visibility issues.

Statistics suggest that United will improve after this weekend
Jose Mourinho’s side will be hoping that the ball gives them an advantage over Everton

This year’s edition is called the Merlin ball and fans will have to fork out £105 to get their hands on it.

It will be used in the Premier League from October 28 until March 31, 2019.

Harry Kane averages 0.84 goals per game with the yellow ball
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