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Sport Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

07:05  08 april  2021
07:05  08 april  2021 Source:   reuters.com

Arsenal vs Liverpool: The Premier League's most thrilling clash

  Arsenal vs Liverpool: The Premier League's most thrilling clash The international break is finally over and with the Premier League back on the agenda, fans are set to be treated with an absolute cracker (fingers crossed!). Old Premier League foes Arsenal and Liverpool are getting ready to battle it out at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening, with both sides having a huge point to prove.It has been a hugely turbulent season for the Gunners and the Reds, and both clubs are in danger of missing out on European football altogether.

Nov 19 (Reuters) - Match -by- match facts and statistics ahead of the ninth round of Premier League fixtures from Nov. Eurosport. * Liverpool are unbeaten in 63 successive home league games. Their last league defeat at Anfield was against Crystal Palace in April three years ago. * Liverpool have won each of their last three home league games after conceding the first goal. Juergen Klopp's side have also conceded more goals in the first half of games than any other club in the Premier League this season (11).

(Reuters) – Match -by- match facts and statistics ahead of round seven of the Premier League on Sept. 28-30 (games at 1400 GMT unless stated): Saturday *In 13 matches against ‘Big Six’ sides in the Premier League , Brighton have picked up only one point (D1 L12). *Since taking over at Chelsea this season, manager Frank Lampard is yet to win a game at Stamford Bridge in all competitions (D2 L2). *Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has scored seven league goals so far but he has never found the back of the net against Brighton in four matches .

(Reuters) - Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of the Premier League fixtures from April 9-12. All times GMT.

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April 9, Friday

Fulham v Wolverhampton Wanderers (2000)

* Wolves have never beaten Fulham in an away Premier League match in five previous meetings.

* Wolves were unbeaten in their first 10 league games in London after gaining promotion in 2018 but have since lost three of their last five.

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* Fulham's 2-1 defeat by Leeds United last month snapped a run of seven straight home league victories in games played on Friday.

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(Reuters) – Match -by- match facts and statistics ahead of round 16 of the Premier League on Dec. 7-9 (games at 1500 GMT unless stated): Saturday FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Leicester City v Watford - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - December 4, 2019 Leicester City's Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Eddie Keogh - Copyright EDDIE KEOGH(Reuters).

* This is the first Premier League clash between Villa and Leeds since February 2004, when Villa won 2-0. * Leeds, who defeated Sheffield United at Bramall Lane last month, are chasing consecutive Premier League away wins for the first time since December 2002. Saturday, Oct. * Liverpool have won their last three Premier League games against Sheffield United without conceding a single goal. * The Anfield club are unbeaten in their last 61 Premier League games at home, winning 27 of their last 28 matches .

April 10, Saturday

Manchester City v Leeds United (1230)

* Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 41 Premier League games against promoted teams at the Etihad Stadium.

* Pep Guardiola's side have kept a league-high 17 clean sheets this season and are on course to surpass their record tally of 20 shutouts in 2018-19.

* Leeds have secured 42 points from 30 games, which is their best tally at this stage of a Premier League campaign since 2001-02, when they finished fifth.

Liverpool v Aston Villa (1500)

* Villa defeated Liverpool 7-2 in October and are looking to complete their first league double over the Merseyside club since 1992-93.

* Juergen Klopp's champions are looking to avoid a seventh straight league defeat at Anfield.

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(Reuters) – Match -by- match facts and statistics ahead of round one of the Premier League on Aug. *City won their last 14 league matches last season with their last loss coming in January at Newcastle United. *Man City striker Sergio Aguero has scored six goals on the first day of the season – more than any other active player in the league . *West Ham have won three of their last five home matches against defending champions.

Match -by- match facts and statistics ahead of the ninth round of Premier League fixtures from Nov. 21-23 (All times in GMT): Nov. 21, Saturday Newcastle United v Chelsea (1230) * Newcastle have lost only one of their last seven Premier League home games against Chelsea (W5 D1). No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/ league logos or 'live' services. Online in- match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/ league /player publications.

* Aston Villa have beaten Liverpool six times away from home in the Premier League, behind only Manchester United (12) and Chelsea (7).

Crystal Palace v Chelsea (1730)

* Chelsea have won their last six league games against Palace, including a 4-0 triumph at Stamford Bridge in October.

* Chelsea are yet to lose a league game away from home since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January.

* Timo Werner has been involved in more goals than any other Chelsea player this season (5 goals, 6 assists).

April 11, Sunday

Burnley v Newcastle United (1200)

* Burnley defeated Newcastle 1-0 at Turf Moor last season and are looking for back-to-back home victories against the Magpies for the first time since 1968.

* Burnley have failed to win any of their last six home league games, while Newcastle are winless in their last seven matches.

* Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is bidding to avoid a fourth successive away defeat by Burnley, having lost in 2009-10 with Sunderland, 2014-15 with Hull City and last season with the Magpies.

Man Utd beat Spurs, West Ham maintain top-four charge

  Man Utd beat Spurs, West Ham maintain top-four charge Man Utd beat Spurs, West Ham maintain top-four chargeLONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United underlined their 'comeback kings' tag by recovering from a first-half deficit to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 on Sunday and cement their place in the Premier League's top four.

*In four Premier League fixtures between the two teams, the home side has always won by a one-goal margin. *Brighton have picked up only one point in 13 away games against the Premier League 's 'Big Six' (W0 D1 L12) and have failed to win 33 of their last 37 away games. * League leaders Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 43 Premier League matches at Anfield while City have won 11 of their last 12 away matches . *City boss Pep Guardiola has lost more matches (seven) against Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp than against any other manager in his career.

*Chelsea have failed to beat Leicester in their last four league meetings. *Three of the last five league games between the teams have ended in draws, including two goalless ones. *Third-placed Leicester ended a run of two defeats with a 4-1 win over West Ham United last time out while Chelsea were held 2-2 by Arsenal after losing 1-0 at Newcastle United. *Villa sealed only their second win in five matches when they beat Watford 2-1 in their previous fixture to climb out of the relegation zone. Crystal Palace v Sheffield United. *Palace have scored a league -low five goals before halftime this season.

West Ham United v Leicester City (1405)

* West Ham are winless in their last five home league games against Leicester.

* David Moyes' side are looking for their first league double over Leicester since 1999-2000, following their 3-0 victory at the King Power Stadium in October.

* West Ham have scored in 25 different league matches this season, behind only Manchester City, with on-loan midfielder Jesse Lingard involved in more goals (6 goals, 3 assists) than any other player since making his Hammers debut in February.

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United (1630)

* Tottenham have lost just one of their last eight home league games against Manchester United.

* If Spurs net twice, they will become the first team to score eight goals against Manchester United in a single Premier League campaign, following their 6-1 victory earlier this season.

* Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are unbeaten in their last 22 away league games and are looking to match Arsenal's tally of 23 between August 2001-September 2002.

Sheffield United v Arsenal (1900)

* Arsenal have not beaten the Blades away from home in the Premier League in four previous attempts.

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* Arsenal have failed to keep a clean sheet in nine successive Premier League games, their third worst run in the history of the competition.

* The Blades have managed a league-worst 17 goals in 30 games this season.

April 12, Monday

West Bromwich Albion v Southampton (1800)

* Southampton have won each of their last four leagues games against West Brom, including a 2-0 victory at St Mary's Stadium in October.

* Ralph Hasenhuettl's side defeated Burnley 3-2 in their previous fixture but have not won back-to-back games since December.

* West Brom have found the net in just three of nine home league games under Sam Allardyce.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Everton (2015)

* Brighton have not lost to Everton in any of their three home league games.

* Everton's nine game unbeaten run on the road was snapped by their 2-0 loss to Chelsea last month.

* Brighton have conceded 24% of their goals from headers this season, the highest proportion of headed goals in the competition, while Everton have scored 12 headed goals, more than any other team.

(Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

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