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(Reuters) – Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round 13 of the Premier League on Nov. 24-26 (games at 1500 GMT unless stated):

Saturday, Nov. 24

Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City

*Brighton have lost both Premier League games they have played against Leicester by a 2-0 scoreline.

*Brighton come into the contest on the back of two defeats while Claude Puel’s side are unbeaten in three games.

*Forward Glenn Murray has scored six of Brighton’s 13 league goals this season. But he has not scored in seven meetings with Leicester.

*Since the start of last season, Leicester have both scored and conceded in 32 Premier League matches, more than any other team in the competition.

*Leicester have won three of their last five away league games, more than they managed in their previous 11 on the road.

Everton v Cardiff City

*Cardiff’s last league victory over Everton came in 1956 when the Welsh side prevailed 1-0.

*Everton are undefeated in their last eight top-flight home games against Cardiff, winning the last three by an aggregate score of 15-5.

*Everton are unbeaten in their last 13 home league games against promoted teams.

*Cardiff bounced back from successive league defeats with a 2-1 win over Brighton last time out. They last won consecutive top-flight games in 1962.

*Cardiff have scored two goals on the road this season, fewer than any other side.

Fulham v Southampton

*Fulham and Southampton have three wins each from 12 Premier League meetings.

*Claudio Ranieri takes charge of basement side Fulham for the first time and will look to arrest a run of six league defeats. Fulham have not lost seven in a row since a run of 11 losses between Dec. 1961 and Feb. 1962.

*Southampton will look to avoid the drop into the bottom three with their first win in nine matches.

*Mark Hughes’s side have failed to score in six out of their 12 league matches.

*Striker Danny Ings has been directly involved in five of Southampton’s eight goals, scoring four and assisting one.

Manchester United v Crystal Palace

*United have not lost to Palace in 18 Premier League meetings, winning 15 games.

*Palace, who have lost their last two league matches, are looking for a first victory in eight games in the competition.

*United striker Romelu Lukaku scored in both wins against Palace last season, taking his tally against them to six goals in eight league games.

*Anthony Martial has struck in his last five league games. He can become the fourth United player after Eric Cantona, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Cristiano Ronaldo to score in six consecutive appearances.

*United have let in goals in their last eight league games. They last conceded in nine straight games in 1999.

Watford v Liverpool

*Watford have not beaten Liverpool in their last five league meetings. They have let in 17 goals in four defeats and a draw.

*There has not been a goalless draw between the two teams in 22 top-flight clashes.

*Liverpool will look to remain unbeaten in their opening 13 Premier League matches for the first time since the 2007-08 campaign, where they were undefeated for 14 games.

*Javi Gracia’s Watford have won four out of their six home matches this season, losing only to Manchester United and Bournemouth.

*Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been involved in six goals in two league games against Watford, scoring five and assisting one.

West Ham United v Manchester City

*West Ham have lost to City at the London Stadium in their last three meetings in all competitions. They have scored once and conceded 13 goals in those games.

*West Ham are seeking a second straight home win in the league for the first time since 2016, when they beat Burnley and Hull City.

*City midfielder David Silva has scored four goals and provided four assists in 11 league matches against West Ham.

*Victory for City will mean they are only the second non-London club to win six straight top-flight games in the capital after Portsmouth.

*City have tightened up at the back since last season’s 4-3 defeat at Liverpool in January, conceding only five league goals in their last 12 games on the road.

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea (1730)

*Tottenham have beaten Chelsea only six times in 52 Premier League meetings, with five victories coming at home.

*Tottenham are seeking a seventh league win from eight games while unbeaten Chelsea, who are third in the table, are looking to gain ground on leaders Manchester City.

*Tottenham, who beat Chelsea 3-1 in their last meeting in April, can seal a second straight league win over them for the first time since 1987.

*Chelsea have kept 21 clean sheets against Tottenham in the competition, their joint-best record. They also have 21 shutouts against Everton and Newcastle.

*Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has found the net five times in his last four matches against Chelsea in all competitions.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Bournemouth v Arsenal (1330)

*Fifth-placed Arsenal will look to return to winning ways, having drawn their last three Premier League games after winning the previous seven.

*Bournemouth beat Arsenal 2-1 in this fixture last season for their first win in six meetings in the competition.

*Arsenal have scored seven out of their 26 league goals through substitutes, more than any other side this season.

*Bournemouth were beaten 2-1 by Manchester United in their last home game. They have not lost two straight games at the Vitality Stadium since Aug. 2017.

*Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has scored in all three of his league appearances against Arsenal.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town (1600)

*The teams will meet in the Premier League for the first time with Huddersfield having beaten Wolves in 10 of their last 12 league meetings, winning the last three 1-0.

*After one defeat in their opening eight league matches, 11th-placed Wolves have lost three of their last four.

*Huddersfield, who are 19th in the table, are looking for their first league win on the road.

*Wolves defender Matt Doherty has created 10 chances for Raul Jimenez in the league this season.

*Huddersfield striker Steve Mounie has had 21 shots without scoring this season, more than any other player in the league.

Monday, Nov. 26

Burnley v Newcastle United (2000)

*Three of the four Premier League matches between Burnley and Newcastle have ended level.

*The home side have scored first in all four Premier League meetings between the teams but have gone on to win only once, with Burnley sealing a 1-0 victory in this fixture last season.

*Sean Dyche’s Burnley, who are 15th in the league, are looking for their first win in six league games.

*After a poor start to the campaign, Newcastle can extend their unbeaten run to four games.

*Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has won only one of his last 11 league matches against English managers.

(Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar and Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru,; Editing by Neville Dalton)

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