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Manchester City – Liverpool
– Manchester City have lost just one of their last 13 Premier League home games against Liverpool (W7 D5), going down 4-1 in November 2015 under Manuel Pellegrini.

– Liverpool are looking to complete the league double over Manchester City for what would be just a second time in the last 17 seasons, previously doing so in Jürgen Klopp’s debut campaign in 2015-16.
– Liverpool have won more Premier League games against reigning champions than any other side (23). They’re looking to achieve their first such double since 2013-14, beating Manchester United 1-0 at home and 3-0 away under Brendan Rodgers.
– Manchester City have won their last three Premier League games, but have yet to win four in a row in 2022-23. They last did so in April/May last season (a run of five).
– Liverpool have taken just 12 points from their 13 Premier League away games this season (W3 D3 L7), compared to 30 at home. They have the biggest difference between points won at home and on the road in the Premier League this season (18).
– Manchester City have played more through balls than any other side in the Premier League this season (64). Among players, Kevin De Bruyne has played more than any other player (21), while Erling Haaland has received more through balls than anyone else (18).
– Liverpool have failed to score in seven different Premier League games this season, with six of these coming away from home. They last failed to score in more different matches on the road in 2011-12 (8). In all competitions, the Reds could lose three consecutive matches without scoring for the first time since October 2009.
– Mohamed Salah has scored in all three of Liverpool’s games against Man City this season, in the Premier League, Community Shield and EFL Cup. The last Liverpool player to score in four different games against an opponent in a single campaign was Ian Rush, netting in five meetings with Everton in 1986-87 (including the English Super Cup).
– Erling Haaland has scored 42 per cent of Man City’s Premier League goals this season (28/67), while his goals have also been worth 20 points to the Citizens. All three (28 goals, 42 per cent and 20 points) are the highest by a Manchester City player in a single Premier League campaign.
– Erling Haaland has scored 42 goals in all competitions for Manchester City this season, including six hat tricks (all at the Etihad). Only two players have scored more in a single campaign for a Premier League club (since 1992-93) – Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2002-03 and Mohamed Salah in 2017-18 (both 44).
Arsenal v Leeds United
– Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 13 meetings with Leeds in all competitions (W11 D2), since a 3-2 home loss in May 2003 that ended the Gunners’ title bid that season.
– Since a 0-0 draw in their first Premier League away game against Arsenal in February 1993, Leeds haven’t drawn or kept a clean sheet in any of their subsequent 13 league visits to the Gunners (W3 L10), shipping 31 goals in total.
– Leeds have won just two of their 23 Premier League games against the league leaders (D9 L12), though both victories came away from home (v Middlesbrough in August 2000 and Man City in April 2021). They’ve lost all four such games against Arsenal by an aggregate score of 14-2.
– Arsenal have won their last six Premier League games, their joint-longest such run under Mikel Arteta. They last won seven in a row between August and October 2018 under Unai Emery.
– Leeds won their second away league game of the season at Wolves last time out, netting more goals in that 4-2 victory than they had in their previous six on the road combined (3).
– Arsenal have scored 66 Premier League goals this season and have an expected goals tally of 54.9 – their difference of netting 11 more goals than their xG suggests is the highest in the division this term.
– Both Arsenal and Leeds have had a joint-high 14 different goalscorers in the Premier League this season (excluding own goals, Chelsea also 14). In Leeds’ case, only in 1992-93 (15) have they had more different players find the net in a single campaign.
– Arsenal’s top scorer in the Premier League this season is Gabriel Martinelli with 13 goals; the last player to score more while aged 21 or under in a single campaign in the division was Dele Alli in 2016-17 (18), while the last non-English player to do so was Saido Berahino in 2014-15 (14).
– Only Erling Haaland (33) and Harry Kane (23) have been involved in more Premier League goals than Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka this season (22), with Saka the only player so far to reach double figures for both goals (12) and assists (10).
– Jack Harrison has scored in his last two Premier League games for Leeds, as many as he had in his previous 29 appearances. Harrison has made more assists (6) and created more chances (41) than any other Leeds player in the Premier League this term.
Bournemouth – Fulham
– Each of the last three league meetings between Bournemouth and Fulham have been drawn, with the away side opening the scoring each time.
– Fulham won their only previous top-flight away game against Bournemouth, picking up a 1-0 win in April 2019 courtesy of Aleksandar Mitrovic’s penalty.
– Since the start of last season, away sides have won seven of the 11 Premier League meetings between two promoted sides (D2 L2). The only home wins in that run were Brentford against Watford (December 2021) and Fulham against Nottingham Forest in February this season.
– Since the resumption of the Premier League following the World Cup, no side has lost more games (8), won fewer points (8) or scored fewer goals (7) than Bournemouth. However, they beat Liverpool 1-0 in their last home league game, last winning consecutive top-flight home matches in February 2020.
– Fulham have lost their last two Premier League games, but are yet to lose three in a row this term. Nine of the Cottagers 10 league defeats this term have come against teams starting the day in the top half of the table, with the exception being a 3-1 loss at 15th placed West Ham in October.
– Fulham have conceded six goals across their last two Premier League games, more than they had in their previous 10 combined (5).
– Bournemouth have had the fewest shots (227) and second fewest shots on target (86) of any Premier League side this season, while at the other end they’ve faced more shots (457) and shots on target (147) than anyone else.
– No side have conceded more headed goals in the Premier League this season than Bournemouth (11), while a league high share 32 per cent of Fulham’s goals this season have been headers (12/38). However, Fulham will be without Aleksandar Mitrovic for this game, who has scored 33 per cent of their headed goals (4/12).
– Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing is one of just two Premier League players to have applied 150+ pressures in each of the defensive third (178), middle third (315) and attacking third (157) of the pitch this season, along with Jordan Ayew.
– Fulham’s Manor Soloman is averaging a goal every 70 minutes in the Premier League this season (4 goals in 278 minutes), the best rate of any player to score more than three times. Three of his four goals have come from the bench, with only Son Heung-min (4) netting more sub goals this term.
Brighton and Hove Albion v Brentford
– Brighton have alternated between victory (3) and defeat (2) in their last five home league games against Brentford, winning this exact fixture 2-0 last season.
– Following their 2-0 win at the Brentford Community stadium in October, Brentford are looking to complete their first league double over Brighton since the 2014-15 campaign when the sides were in the Championship.
– Brighton have won four of their last five Premier League home games (L1), keeping a clean sheet in each victory. Only twice have they won three in a row at the Amex Stadium in the Premier League (March 2018 and November 2019), and never without conceding.
– Five of Brighton’s seven Premier League defeats this season have come against London clubs, including three of their four home losses.
– Brentford have lost just one of their last 15 Premier League games (W7 D7), a 1-0 loss at Everton last month. Away from home, the Bees have won three of their last six league games (D2 L1), having been winless in their first seven on the road this term (D4 L3).
– Including penalties, Brentford have scored a league-high 19 goals from set pieces in the Premier League this season, while Brighton have shipped a league-high proportion of their goals from set piece situations (45 per cent – 14/31). Indeed, no side has scored more penalties than Brentford this term (6), while only Bournemouth (6) have conceded more from the spot than Brighton (5).
– Brighton pair Kaoru Mitoma and Pascal Groß have each scored six Premier League goals from 23 shots this season – their conversion rate of 26.1 per cent is bettered only by Man City’s Erling Haaland among players with at least 20 shots (31.1 per cent).
– Solly March is Brighton’s joint-top Premier League goalscorer this season with seven goals. He’s the top scoring player in the competition this season who didn’t score before the World Cup break, with all seven of his strikes coming in his 11 appearances since Boxing Day.
– Brighton’s Solly March has created six chances following a take on in the Premier League this season, more than any other player. March has also been involved in six goals following a ball carry (4 goals, 2 assists), with no player being involved in more.
– Brentford’s Ivan Toney has been involved in 10 goals in his 12 away games in the Premier League this season (8 goals, 2 assists), with only Erling Haaland and Harry Kane (10 each) scoring more on the road than Toney.
Crystal Palace v Leicester City
– After winning four consecutive Premier League games against Leicester between 2017 and 2019, Crystal Palace are now winless in their last seven against the Foxes (D3 L4).
– Leicester have won just one of their last six away league games against Crystal Palace (D3 L2), with their last two visits to Selhurst Park ending level.
– Crystal Palace remain without a win in their 12 league games in 2023, drawing five and losing seven. Only three clubs have had a longer run without a Premier League win from the start of a calendar year – Derby County in 2008 (18), Sunderland in 2003 (17) and Middlesbrough in 2017 (14).
– Crystal Palace are winless in their last 13 games in all competitions (D5 L8), since beating Bournemouth 2-0 on New Year’s Eve. It’s their longest run without a win since a run of 16 between December 1980 and April 1981 – the 14th game in that run was a 1-1 draw with Leicester, and the Eagles were relegated from the top-flight at the end of the campaign.
– Having kept a clean sheet in five of their six Premier League games before the World Cup break, Leicester are the only side without a clean sheet since the resumption of the competition, conceding 22 goals in their 12 games.
– No side has scored fewer Premier League goals this season than Crystal Palace (22). Indeed, Leicester have netted more first half goals (24) than the Eagles have in total, with the Foxes netting the highest share of their Premier League goals before halftime this season (63 per cent).
– No team has failed to score in more games overall (13) or home games (6) in the Premier League this season than Crystal Palace. The Eagles have the third lowest shots-per-game average this term (9.9), while only Bournemouth (24.1) have a lower overall xG than Palace (25.2).
– Roy Hodgson – the Premier League’s oldest ever manager – returns to Crystal Palace having taken charge of 148 Premier League games for the Eagles between 2017 and 2021. After winning seven consecutive games against Leicester in all competitions between 1998 and 2019, Hodgson has since lost four of his last five against the Foxes (D1).
– Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has scored more Premier League goals against Leicester than he has any other opponent, with his seven goals against the Foxes coming in his last 10 appearances against them.
– No Leicester player has scored more Premier League goals this season than Harvey Barnes, with his nine goals his joint-best return in a single top-flight campaign. Only once has he reached double figures in a single league campaign, doing so in 2018-19 (9 with West Brom in the Championship, 1 Premier League goal for Leicester).
Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers
– Nottingham Forest have won just one of their last eight league games against Wolves (D2 L5), a 2-0 away win in the Championship in January 2018.
– Wolves have won their last two away league games against Nottingham Forest – they’ve never won three in a row before. Indeed, they’ve won three of their last four at the City Ground (D1), more than they had in their previous 15 visits (W2 D5 L8).
– This is the first time Nottingham Forest are hosting Wolves in a top-flight match since November 1983, with the Tricky Trees winning 5-0 under Brian Clough.
– Having been unbeaten in their first five Premier League games of 2023 (W3 D2), Nottingham Forest are now winless in their last six (D2 L4). Having conceded just two goals in those first five games, Forest have conceded at least twice in five of their last six.
– After a nine-game unbeaten home run in the Premier League, Nottingham Forest lost 2-1 against Newcastle in their last match at the City Ground. Three of their four home league defeats this term have come despite scoring the first goal of the game (2-3 v Bournemouth, 2-3 v Fulham, 1-2 v Newcastle).
– Wolves have lost three of their last four Premier League games (W1), as many as they had in their first nine under Julen Lopetegui (W4 D2). They’ve also won just two of their last 18 away games in the Premier League (D5 L11), though both of these victories have come under the Spaniard.
– No Premier League side has scored fewer goals than either Nottingham Forest or Wolves so far this season (22 each). Forest have had fewer shots on target than anyone else in the division this term (83 –3.1 per game), while Wolves have the lowest shot conversion rate of any side (6.9 per cent – 22 goals from 319 attempts).
– Wolves have had a league-high six red cards in the Premier League this season. It’s their most in a single campaign in the competition, while no side has had more in a season since 2014-15, when Aston Villa and Newcastle both had seven.
– 48 per cent of Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson’s off the ball runs in the Premier League this season have seen a teammate trying to find him (228/473), the highest per centage of targeted runs by a player to make 200+ runs in the competition this term.
– Wolves’ Raúl Jiménez has had more shots on target without scoring this season than any other player in the Premier League (9). Overall, the Mexican hasn’t scored in any of his last 21 Premier League appearances since netting against Watford in March 2022.
Chelsea – Aston Villa
– Chelsea have won nine of their last 11 Premier League games against Aston Villa (D1 L1), with the only defeat in that run coming at Villa Park on the final day of the 2020-21 campaign.
– Aston Villa have won just one of their last 17 Premier League away games against Chelsea (D4 L12), losing six of the last seven since a 3-1 victory in December 2011.
– Chelsea have won two of their last three Premier League games (D1), as many wins as in their previous 15 combined (D6 L7). Indeed, the Blues have scored as many goals in their last three leagues matches (6) as they had in their previous 12.
– Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games (W3 D1), keeping a clean sheet in each of those three wins. They last went five without defeat in the competition in December 2020, with the last game in that sequence coming at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea (1-1).
– Only Manchester City (584) and Arsenal (423) have had more open play sequences with 10+ passes than Chelsea (422) this season in the Premier League, while the Blues allow their opponents on average a league-low 9.4 passes per defensive action, highlighting their intense press out of possession.
– Since Unai Emery’s first away Premier League game in charge of Aston Villa (a 2-1 win at Brighton in November), only Man City (16) and Arsenal (15) have picked up more points on the road than the Villans (13 – W4 D1 L1).
– Chelsea’s Premier League games have seen the fewest goals this season (57 – 29 GF, 28 GA), with Stamford Bridge also seeing the fewest of any venue (26 goals in total).
– Mason Mount scored both of Chelsea’s goals in their 2-0 win at Villa Park in the reverse fixture. He could become the fifth Chelsea player to score home and away against Aston Villa in a single Premier League campaign and just the second Englishman to do so after Frank Lampard in 2012-13.
– Following his goal at West Ham, Ollie Watkins became the first Aston Villa player to score in four successive away Premier League appearances since Dwight Yorke in March-May 1998. A goal in this game would see him become the first Villa player to net in five successive Premier League appearances on the road.
– Ollie Watkins has either scored (8) or assisted (3) in 11 of his last 15 Premier League games for Aston Villa, although he’s only made more appearances against Leeds (6) than he has against Chelsea (5) without scoring in the competition.
West Ham United – Southampton
– West Ham have lost just one of their last 10 Premier League games against Southampton (W6 D3), though that was a 3-2 defeat in this exact fixture last season.
– Southampton are looking to win consecutive league visits to West Ham for the first time since April 1992 –they’d lost four in a row at the Hammers before last season’s 3-2 victory.
– Coming into this weekend’s games, Southampton have picked up the highest share of their Premier League points this season away from home (57 per cent – 13/23). Meanwhile, only Nottingham Forest (77 per cent) have a higher share of points won at home in 2022-23 than West Ham (75 per cent – 18/24).
– Since losing three straight home league games from November to December, West Ham are unbeaten in their last four at the London Stadium (W2 D2). Not since April 2022 have the Hammers gone longer without a home defeat in the Premier League (six games).
– Sides starting the day bottom of the Premier League have won 11 league matches this season, four more than the whole of last term (7), and the most in a single campaign in the competition since 2017-18 (12). Southampton have been responsible for three of these victories by bottom-placed sides in 2022-23, a joint high (also Leicester).
– Southampton have picked up as many points in their six Premier League games under Rubén Sellés (8 –W2 D2 L2) as they had in their 17 league matches beforehand (W2 D2 L13).
– No other sides have kept fewer clean sheets in the Premier League this season than Southampton (4) and West Ham (5). For the Hammers, five clean sheets is their fewest at this stage of a top-flight season since 2018-19 under Manuel Pellegrini (4), while it is the lowest tally by a David Moyes side in their first 26 matches of a Premier League campaign since Sunderland in 2016-17 (4).
– Saïd Benrahma has more Premier League goal involvements than any other West Ham player this season (7 – 4 goals, 3 assists). The Algerian is looking to score in back-to-back Premier League appearances for the first time since December 2021, when one of those matches was at home to Southampton.
– Before the March international break, only Rodri (243) won possession more times than West Ham’s Declan Rice (232) in the Premier League this season, while, among midfielders, only Rodri again (300)made more progressive carries (moving 5+ metres upfield with the ball) than Rice (222) in the division this term.
– Coming into this weekend’s games, only Kieran Trippier (49) has created more chances from set plays than James Ward-Prowse (35) in the Premier League this season, while the Southampton skipper is the only player to create 25+ chances from both open play (27) and set pieces (35) in the division this term.
Newcastle United – Manchester United
– Newcastle are winless in six Premier League games against Man Utd (D2 L4), though the last two have both been drawn – they’ve not gone three league games without defeat against the Red Devils since January 2012 (W1 D2).
– Manchester United have won more Premier League away games against Newcastle than any other side (14). However, they’ve lost two of their last five such visits (W2 D1), having lost just one of their previous 13 at St James’ Park.
– Following their goalless draw at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture, Newcastle are looking to keep a clean sheet in consecutive Premier League games against Manchester United for the first time since May 1997.
– Following a run of just one win in eight Premier League games (D5 L2), Newcastle have won their last two. The Magpies last three league victories have seen them score the winner in the 89th, 79th and 90th minute respectively.
– Manchester United have failed to score in their last two Premier League games, as many times as in their first 24 matches this season. The Red Devils last went three league games without a goal in February 2020 under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
– Coming into this weekend’s fixtures, only Bournemouth (38), Nottingham Forest (32) and Leicester City (30) have conceded more away goals in the Premier League this season than Man Utd (27). Indeed, only in four different Premier League campaigns have the Red Devils conceded more on the road – 1999-00 (29), 2001-02 (28), 2018-19 (29) and 2021-22 (35).
– On average, Newcastle’s Premier League games have been 98 minutes and 58 seconds this season, the third highest in the division. However, the ball has been in play on average for just 51 minutes and 41 seconds, the lowest in the competition this term.
– Man Utd’s Marcus Rashford has been involved in seven goals in his eight Premier League starts against Newcastle (4 goals, 3 assists) – only against Arsenal and Leicester (9 each) has he been involved in more.
– Alexander Isak has scored six goals in 10 Premier League appearances for Newcastle this season,including three in his last two. He could become just the third Swedish player to score in 3+ consecutive Premier League appearances after Freddie Ljungberg (5 in April 2002), and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (two runs of three in 2016).
– No player has scored more winning goals in the Premier League this season than Marcus Rashford, with nine of his 14 strikes being the winner. Only two Manchester United players have ever scored more winning goals in a single campaign in the competition – Cristiano Ronaldo (12 in 2007-08) and Wayne Rooney (10 in 2009-10).
Everton – Tottenham Hotspur
– Everton have won just one of their last 20 Premier League games against Spurs (D9 L10), picking up a 1-0 away win in September 2020.
– After losing three away Premier League games against Everton between January 2011 and December 2012, Tottenham are now unbeaten in their last nine visits to Goodison Park (W3 D6), though each of the last three have ended level.
– Tottenham have kept more Premier League clean sheets against Everton than against any other opponent (24), shutting them out in each of their last three meetings.
– Everton have won three of their four Premier League games at Goodison Park under Sean Dyche (L1), more than their first 10 home league games of the season under Frank Lampard beforehand (W2 D2 L6). All three of those wins under Dyche have been 1-0, with seven of the Toffees’ last nine home wins in the Premier League being by that exact score.
– Tottenham have conceded as many Premier League goals this season as they did in the whole of last term (40). It’s their most goals shipped from their first 28 games of a league campaign since 2007-08 (45).
– Tottenham have scored a league-high 14 headed goals in the Premier League this season, last netting more in a single campaign in 1999-00 (16). Nine of these have been scored by Harry Kane, with no player ever scoring 10 headers in a season in the competition.
– In Everton’s eight Premier League games under Sean Dyche, they have either kept a clean sheet (3 times) or conceded at least two goals (5 times). Indeed, since his first game in charge, only Liverpool (5) have more Premier League clean sheets than the Toffees (3), but despite this, only Nottingham Forest (14) have conceded more goals than Dyche’s side (12).
– Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored 14 Premier League goals against Everton, only netting more against Leicester (18). He’s netted six braces against the Toffees, with only Alan Shearer netting multiple goals in more different Premier League games against an opponent (7 v Leeds – 6 braces, 1 hat-trick).
– Abdoulaye Doucouré has been directly involved in each of Everton’s last four Premier League goals (2 goals, 2 assists). Those four goal involvements have come in his last three league games; he had no goals or assists in his previous 38 Premier League appearances before this.
– Tottenham’s Richarlison is yet to score in 19 Premier League appearances for the club, despite attempting 19 shots with an xG total of 2.2. However, the Brazilian did score in his only previous away appearance against Everton in the competition in November 2017 for Watford, and over half of his overall goals in the division have come at Goodison Park (52 per cent – 25/48).
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