Premier League facts: Looking ahead to Arsenal vs Leicester and the rest of the weekend's matches

The key numbers and pre-match analysis on every Premier League game taking place this weekend

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Ahead of this weekend's top-flight action, using our free football app - Independent Football Live - we generated key match facts for every Premier League fixture...

Sunderland vs Man Utd - Saturday, 12.45pm

Sunderland have failed to score in 8 of the last 12 PL matches against Man Utd and only once in each of the other 4 encounters

Sunderland have never beaten Man Utd in the league at the Stadium of Light (D4 L9)

Man Utd have the best points per game record in the history of the PL in the month of February (2.26) and have lost just 9 of their 85 games in the month

Only Sergio Aguero (7) has scored more PL goals in 2016 than Jermain Defoe (6) and Wayne Rooney (5)

Marouane Fellaini could make his 200th PL appearance in this match and would be only the second Belgian to reach this landmark after Vincent Kompany


Swansea vs Southampton - Saturday, 3pm

Swansea have failed to score in all 3 PL meetings with Southampton at Liberty Stadium

The Welsh side have scored just 3 goals in the 7 PL encounters with Southampton in total and none during the first half

Southampton have scored a league-high 10 headed goals in the PL this season

Fraser Forster has kept 5 PL clean sheets in a row in 2015/16 since coming back from injury and he has saved all 14 of the shots he's faced in the competition this season

Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored 5 goals in his last 6 PL appearances for Swansea, the same number as he managed in his previous 33 appearances in the competition

Bournemouth vs Stoke - Saturday, 3pm

None of the last 12 meetings between Stoke and Bournemouth in all competitions has ended as an away win (10 home wins, 2 draws)

Bournemouth have won just 3 of their 12 PL games at home this season (D4 L5) - they have wone more often away from home in 2015-16

Stoke have lost their last 3 PL games; they haven't lost 4 in a row in the PL since February 2012

The Potters are without a goal in their last 4 successive PL games and haven't scored in the competition for 6 hours and 12 minutes

The Cherries' Dan Gosling has averaged a league-high 13.0kms per 90 minutes in the PL this season

Crystal Palace vs Watford - Saturday, 3pm

Palace have won 7 and lost just 1 of the last 10 meetings with Watford in all competitions

The Eagles have scored the opening goal of the game from a penalty in 3 of the last 4 meetings between the 2 sides

Only Jamie Vardy (8) has scored the opening goal of a PL game more often than Odion Ighalo (6) this season

Referee Rob Madley has awarded a league-high 10 penalties in the 17 PL matches that he has taken charge of in 2015-16

Palace have scored a league-high eight goals from defenders this season, but have the lowest tally of goals from strikers (1)

Everton vs West Brom - Saturday, 3pm

Everton have won 5 and lost just 1 of their last 9 PL games against the Baggies

Romelu Lukaku has scored 3 goals in his last 3 PL appearances against his former team

Arouna Kone has averaged a goal every 76 minutes in the PL against West Brom (3 goals in 227 mins)

Everton have conceded 22 goals at Goodison Park this season; the only other team in the top 5 European Leagues to have conceded this many at home this season are Serie A club Frosinone

West Brom have scored just one goal in the opening 15 minutes in their last 30 PL matches

Norwich vs West Ham - Saturday, 3pm

None of the last 13 league meetings between West Ham and Norwich have ended with an away win (6 home wins, 7 draws)

West Ham have won none of their last 16 league visits to Carrow Road (D7 L9)

There has been a 90th minute goal in all of the last 4 PL games between the Canaries and the Hammers

Wes Hoolahan has been substituted off in 16 of his 18 PL starts this season; more often than any other player

Norwich City have conceded the first goal of the game on 18 occasions in the PL this season; a league-high

Chelsea vs Newcastle - Saturday, 5.30pm

Newcastle have taken more points off Chelsea (13) than any other team in the last 5 seasons

Diego Costa has scored 6 goals in his last 7 PL appearances

Guus Hiddink has still only lost 1 of his 21 matches as a PL manager (W13 D7 L1) and is unbeaten in his last 16

Chelsea haven't won any of the 4 PL games that Kurt Zouma hasn't started in this season (W0 D2 L2) and have conceded 10 goals in these matches

The Blues are on the longest unbeaten run in the PL; 9 games (W3 D6)

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Arsenal vs Leicester - Sunday, 12pm

Alexis Sanchez has scored 4 goals in his 3 PL games against Leicester

Arsenal have won 12 and lost none of the last 18 PL matches against Leicester

Arsenal have won their last 8 home PL meetings with Leicester

Only Barcelona (10) have won more penalties in the top 5 European Leagues this season than Leicester (9)

On the last 11 occasions that Arsenal have faced a team that was top of the PL, they have won just once (D4 L6) and scored only 4 goals (conceding 18)

Aston Villa vs Liverpool - Sunday, 2.05pm

The Reds have won 4 of the last 6 PL meetings with Aston Villa and all of their last 4 visits to Villa Park

In fact, Liverpool have won 11 and lost just 1 of their last 17 PL visits to Villa Park

Liverpool have been leading at half-time in just 3 of their 25 PL games this season; a joint-league-low alongside Sunderland

Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last 4 PL games at Villa Park (W2 D2)

A league-high 70% (14 of 20) of Aston Villa's goals in the PL this season have come in the second-half

Man City vs Tottenham - Sunday, 4.15pm

The last 9 PL games between these 2 sides have seen 41 goals scored

Man City have won 8 and lost 2 of the last 10 PL meetings with Spurs, including victories in the last 5 in a row at the Etiham Stadium

Man City have not beaten any side currently in the top 6 of the PL table this season (W0 D3 L4)

Sergio Aguero has scored 10 goals in 8 PL appearances against Spurs

Aguero's minutes per goal rate of one every 108.2 minutes is the best of any player with at least 5 goals scored in PL history

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