Premier League facts: Looking ahead to Chelsea vs Manchester United 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...

Manchester City vs Leicester

  • Man City have won 16 of the last 19 Premier League games at the Etihad (W16 D1 L2)
  • Leicester have failed to score in the last 3 PL games against Man City
  • Leicester have lost just one of their last 15 PL away games (W9 D5 L1)
  • Sergio Aguero has scored 12 goals in his last 10 PL appearances for Man City
  • Without Jamie Vardy's 18 goals in the PL this season, Leicester would be 18 points worse off

Swansea vs Crystal Palace

  • Swansea have kept 3 clean sheets in their last 4 PL matches at Liberty Stadium
  • Palace have failed to score in their last 3 PL away trips
  • Palace have won just 1 of their last 9 league meetings with Swansea (W1 D4 L4)
  • Swansea have netted 57% of their goals in the first half of games this season, the highest proportion in the top flight
  • Emmanuel Adebayor has scored on his first PL start for all 3 of his previous clubs

Stoke vs Everton

  • Everton have lost just 1 of their last 12 PL away games, but 7 of these have ended in a draw (W4 D7 L1)
  • Gerard Deulofeu has scored in both his PL appearances against Stoke
  • The last goal of the game in 3 of the last 4 PL matches between these teams has been a penalty and on all 3 occasions changed the result
  • Peter Crouch could make his 400th PL appearance and will become the 25th different Englishman to reach this landmark
  • Ross Barkley is the leading English player for assists in the PL this season (7)

Aston Villa vs Norwich

  • Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last 6 competitive home games against Norwich (W3 D3) and beat them 4-1 at Villa Park in their last meeting there
  • Norwich have won just 1 of their last 11 PL away games (W1 D2 L8)
  • Aston Villa have won just 1 of their last 12 PL home games (W1 D4 L7)
  • Villa have 13 points after 24 PL games this season; each of the 4 teams to have previously won 14 points or less at this stage have ended the season in last place
  • Norwich are the only PL side yet to keep a clean sheet on the road this season

Liverpool vs Sunderland

  • Liverpool have won 5 of their last 6 PL meetings with Sunderland, drawing the other
  • Sunderland have scored in each of their last 7 PL away games
  • Christian Benteke has scored 6 goals in 7 PL appearances against Sunderland
  • James Milner has scored 5 PL goals against Sunderland, more than versus any other team
  • Sunderland have made a league-low 1408 successful passes in the final third of the pitch this season and have the lowest passing accuracy in this area of the pitch (55.7%)
Liverpool striker Christian Benteke heads at goal


Tottenham vs Watford

  • Watford have not won any of their last 8 meetings with Sputs in all competitions (W0 D2 L6)
  • Harry Kane has scored 14 goals in his last 15 PL appearances
  • Without Harry Kane's 15 PL goals this season, Spurs would only be 1 point worse off
  • Son Heung-Min's 2 PL goals this season - one of which was a winner against Watford in December - have won Spurs 4 points
  • Watford have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 PL games

Newcastle vs West Brom

  • Georginio Wijnaldum has scored 9 goals and assisted one more in 12 PL appearances at St James' Park
  • West Brom have won none of their last 6 PL away trips (W0 D3 L3)
  • Since Tony Pulis' first PL game in Charge of WBA on January 10th 2015, the Baggies have averaged fewer shots on target per game than any other side in the competition (3.3)
  • However, since his first game in charge only Arsenal (19) have kept more clean sheets in the PL than West Brom (18; level with Man City)
  • Newcastle have gone 9 PL games without a clean sheet (9), only Sunderland are on a longer wait for a shutout than them in the top-flight (10)

Southampton vs West Ham

  • Southampton have kept 3 consecutive clean sheets on home soil in the PL
  • West Ham have won just 1 of their last 7 away games in the PL (W1 D3 L3)
  • Southampton have won just 1 of their last 8 PL games with West Ham (W1 D4 L3)
  • The last 4 PL meetings between these teams at St Mary's have ended as draws
  • Fraser Forster has saved all 12 shots that he's faced in his 4 PL appearances since his comeback from injury and is yet to concede a goal in these matches. He has kept 17 clean sheets in 34 PL games for Southampton, averaging 1 every other game for the club

Bournemouth vs Arsenal

  • Arsenal have won just 1 of their last 6 PL away games (W1 D3 L2)
  • If Arsenal fail to score, it will be 4 PL matches without a goal for the first time since February 2009 and equal their longest run without a goal in the competition
  • Bournemouth have scored a league-high tally (8) and proportion (28%) of their goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season
  • Former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe has scored in each of his last 3 PL appearances for Bournemouth
  • Callum Wilson is still Bournemouth's top scorer in the PL this season (5), yet hasn't played since the end of September

Chelsea vs Manchester United

  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 6 PL games against Man Utd (W3 D3)
  • Man Utd have lost more often to Chelsea than any other team in the PL era (16 times)
  • Chelsea have drawn their last 3 PL games at Stamford Bridge - they have never drawn 4 in a row at home in the history of the competition
  • There have been 4 red cards shown in the last 5 PL games between these teams at Stamford Bridge
  • Wayne Rooney has scored 5 goals in his last 5 PL appearances
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