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Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

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Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

(Reuters) – Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round 35 of the Premier League on April 20-April 22 (games at 1400 GMT unless stated):

Saturday, April 20

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur (1130)

*City have won their last nine league matches while Spurs have lost four of their last seven.

*Spurs have lost their last four away matches in the league and have won only once in their last eight visits to the Etihad (W1 D1 L6).

*City’s Sergio Aguero is the league’s top scorer with 19 goals (along with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah) but he has not scored in his last six league appearances against Spurs.

*Spurs have a 100 percent win record in the league without injured striker Harry Kane this season, winning five times.

*City have won 19 points against fellow ‘big six’ sides this season while Spurs have won only seven.

Bournemouth v Fulham

*Bournemouth have lost one of their last 11 meetings with Fulham (W7 D3).

*Bournemouth have not won at home since Jan. 30 (D2 L2), their longest run without a win at the Vitality Stadium since February 2017.

*Relegated Fulham are yet to win an away game this season, losing their last seven in a row.

*Ryan Babel has four goals and three assists since his January move to Fulham, more than any other player at the club in that period.

*Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser have combined for 11 league goals this season with Fraser assisting Wilson six times and Wilson returning the favour five times. Both are league highs.

Huddersfield Town v Watford

*Watford have never kept a clean sheet in 14 visits to Huddersfield.

*Huddersfield have lost 13 games at home in the league this season, beating only promoted sides Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

*Watford have lost four of their last six games to drop from seventh to 10th in the standings.

*Watford’s Gerard Deulofeu has six goals and two assists in his last eight games in all competitions.

*Huddersfield have scored 19 goals this season, the fewest among all teams in the Premier League.

West Ham United v Leicester City

*West Ham have beaten Leicester only once in their last nine meetings (D3 L5).

*Leicester have won four of their last five matches while West Ham have lost their last three in a row.

*Leicester have won only once on their last 12 trips to a London club, a 1-0 win at Chelsea this season (D4 L7).

*West Ham’s top scorer Felipe Anderson (9 goals) ended a 13-match goal scoring drought when he scored at Manchester United last weekend.

*Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has seven goals and an assist in his last eight games.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton & Hove Albion

*Brighton have won only three of their last 29 away games in the Premier League.

*Wolves are unbeaten in their last five matches at home, winning four and scoring 12 goals.

*Brighton have lost their last four matches and did not score in any of them, conceding 11 goals.

*Wolves midfielder Diogo Jota has seven goals and four assists in home matches in all competitions this season.

*Brighton’s top scorer Glenn Murray (11 goals) has not scored in his last six matches in all competitions.

Newcastle United v Southampton (1630)

*Southampton have won at Newcastle only once in their last 13 league visits (D3 L9).

*Newcastle have won four of their last five home games.

*Southampton have won eight Premier League matches under Ralph Hasenhuettl, as many as former bosses Mark Hughes (three wins) and Mauricio Pellegrino (five wins) combined.

*Newcastle’s Ayoze Perez has four goals and an assist in his last six league games at home.

*Southampton striker Shane Long is looking to score in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time in his career after netting against Liverpool and Wolves.

Sunday, April 21

Everton v Manchester United (1230)

*United have lost their last two away games in the league and the last four in all competitions.

*Everton have lost 36 times to Manchester United in the Premier League, the most any side has lost against another.

*United forward Anthony Martial has scored in his last three games against Everton.

*Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has four goals and three assists against Manchester United.

*United’s top scorer Paul Pogba (13 goals) scored two penalties in his last game against West Ham but he has not scored from open play in his last seven league games.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace (1500)

*Arsenal have won their last 10 home matches, their best-ever run in the Premier League, and are unbeaten since an opening day defeat by Manchester City (W14 D2).

*Palace have won three of their last four away games.

*Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has scored nine of his 13 league goals at home this season.

*Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic has scored 10 goals from the penalty spot this season, including two in the reverse fixture that ended 2-2.

*Arsenal have won their last six Premier League London derbies at home.

Cardiff City v Liverpool (1500)

*Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 13 league matches and have won their last five in a row.

*Cardiff have lost their last 18 Premier League matches against the ‘big six’ sides.

*Mohamed Salah (19 goals) needs one more goal to become the third Liverpool player to score 20 league goals in consecutive seasons after Robbie Fowler (1994-95 and 1995-96) and Luis Suarez (2012-13 and 2013-14).

*Liverpool have won their last nine Premier League matches against newly-promoted sides.

*Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has scored 10 goals in his last 12 Premier League games.

Monday, April 22

Chelsea v Burnley

*Burnley have won their last three Premier League matches after losing four in a row.

*Chelsea have lost once in the league at home this season, a 1-0 defeat by Leicester City in December.

*No player has been involved in more Premier League goals than Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (16 goals and 12 assists) this season.

*Burnley’s Dwight McNeil has been involved in eight Premier League goals this season (three goals and five assists), the joint-most for any teenager along with Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.

*Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven league matches at home.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)