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Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

Bullet point previews of Premier League matches
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(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, Sept. 28

Sheffield United v Liverpool (1130)

*Liverpool have won their last 15 Premier League matches and are unbeaten in their last 23.

*The Blades have not beaten Liverpool in the top flight since a 2-1 win at Anfield in April 1994.

*Liverpool have won their last 12 league matches against newly-promoted sides.

*Liverpool have never won a Premier League match at Bramall Lane (D2 L1).

*The Blades’ seven goals this season have been scored by seven different players, including two own goals.

Aston Villa v Burnley

*Burnley have not won their last five away matches (D3 L2).

*Villa have dropped six points from winning positions this season, more than any other team.

*Burnley’s Ashley Barnes has scored 36 Premier League goals but has never scored against a newly-promoted side in 18 games.

*Villa are looking to keep their third consecutive clean sheet in the Premier League for the first time since 2012.

*Burnley have won their last five matches against newly-promoted sides.

Bournemouth v West Ham United

*West Ham have kept a clean sheet in their last three league matches.

*Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games against West Ham (W3 D2).

*West Ham are unbeaten in their last five away games in the league (W3 D2) and unbeaten in nine of their last 10 matches (W6 D3).

*Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has scored six times against West Ham – more than against any other Premier League club.

*Bournemouth have beaten West Ham four times in the Premier League since their promotion in 2015 – their best record against any side in the top flight.

Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion

*Brighton have not scored in five of their last seven away matches in the Premier League.

*Chelsea have beaten Brighton on all four occasions since the latter were promoted in 2017.

*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.

Crystal Palace v Norwich City

*Norwich have not won away at Crystal Palace in their last 15 attempts (D5 L10), last winning a game in May 1996.

*Palace beat Norwich home and away the last time the teams were in the Premier League together in 2015-16.

*Norwich striker Teemu Pukki has been involved in eight of their nine league goals this season (six goals and two assists).

*Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, who had 10 goals and five assists last season, is yet to register a goal or assist this season.

*Norwich have lost all three away league games this season.

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton

*Spurs have beaten Southampton at home in seven of their last eight matches, losing once in May 2016.

*No club has lost more Premier League matches against former managers than Southampton (18), which includes six losses against Mauricio Pochettino.

*Spurs have lost 10 league games in 2019. Their worst run in the Premier League came in 2014 when they lost 12.

*Spurs midfielder Dele Alli has five goals and four assists against Southampton.

*Southampton have a better away record this season, winning six of their seven points on the road.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford

*Both Wolves and Watford are yet to win a league game this season and they sit 19th and 20th in the standings.

*No player has taken more shots on goal in the league this season without scoring than Watford’s Gerard Deulofeu (18 shots).

*Watford have scored the least number of goals this season (four goals – tied with Newcastle United and Palace).

*Wolves and Watford met for the first time in the Premier League last season and the home side lost on both occasions.

*Watford are winless in their last 10 league matches (D3 L7).

Everton v Manchester City (1630)

*Man City have won 18 of their last 20 league matches.

*Everton have beaten defending champions 10 times at home in the Premier League.

*After an 8-0 win over Watford last weekend, City have scored 24 goals in their first six matches — a Premier League record.

*Man City striker Sergio Aguero leads the league’s goal scoring charts with eight goals and he has netted in his last seven matches.

*Everton boss Marco Silva has never beaten City counterpart Pep Guardiola in the Premier League, losing on all five occasions.

Sunday, Sept. 29

Leicester City v Newcastle United (1530)

*Newcastle have beaten Leicester away on their last two visits to the King Power Stadium.

*Leicester are unbeaten in their last five home matches (W3 D2) and have lost one of their last nine (W6 D2).

*Newcastle have won one league game this season, away at Spurs.

*Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has been involved in 10 goals in his last nine league matches (eight goals and two assists).

*Leicester have kept only one clean sheet in the league this season.

Monday, Sept. 30

Manchester United v Arsenal (1900)

*Arsenal have not won at Old Trafford in their last 12 league visits, last winning in Sept. 2006.

*United have lost three of their last six home games in the Premier League.

*Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 13 league goals in his last 13 starts.

*United’s Jesse Lingard has scored four times against Arsenal in all competitions – more than against any other top flight team.

*Arsenal have kept only one clean sheet in the league this season, conceding at least two goals in each of their last four matches.

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

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