Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

Published On: January 18, 2020 01:35 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, Jan 18: Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round 23 of the Premier League on Jan. 18-19 (games at 20:45 NST unless stated):

Saturday, Jan. 18

Watford v Tottenham Hotspur (18:15)

*Watford have won their last three league matches at home, conceding only one goal.

*Spurs’ Dele Alli has scored more goals against Watford in all competitions (six) than against any other opponent.

*Watford have won 13 points under new manager Nigel Pearson to get out of the relegation zone for the first time this season — only Liverpool and Manchester City have won more points (15) in that period.

Arsenal v Sheffield United

*The Blades are winless in their last nine top flight away matches against Arsenal (D1 L8), last winning in August 1971.

*Arsenal’s top goal scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14 league goals) is suspended after receiving a red card against Crystal Palace in the last match.

*Arsenal have won only one of their last seven league matches at home (D3 L3).

Brighton & Hove Albion v Aston Villa

*Brighton have won only one of their last seven league matches (D3 L3).

*Villa have beaten Brighton twice this season — at home in the Premier League and at the Amex in the League Cup.

*Villa have scored four goals in or after the 90th minute — more than any other side in the league this season.

Manchester City v Crystal Palace

*Man City have won seven of their last nine league games against Crystal Palace (D1 L1).

*Palace have lost only one of their last nine league games (W3 D5).

*City’s De Bruyne has three goals and seven assists against Palace in all competitions. He leads the league with 14 assists this season.

Norwich City v Bournemouth

*Norwich, 20th, are yet to keep a clean sheet at home in the Premier League this season.

*Bournemouth, 19th, have won only one of their last 11 games (D1 L9) to fall into the relegation zone.

*Norwich’s leading goal scorer Teemu Pukki (nine league goals) has not scored in his last four matches.

Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers

*Saints are unbeaten in their last five matches (W4 D1) to move out of the relegation zone and up to 12th.

*Wolves have lost three of their last six matches (W2 D1).

*Saints striker Danny Ings (14 goals) has scored in 13 different league matches this season — more than any other player.

West Ham United v Everton

*West Ham have beaten Everton only three times in their last 23 Premier League matches (D6 L14).

*Everton have won three of their four league games since Carlo Ancelotti took over, their best run of form this season.

*Everton forward Theo Walcott has six goals and five assists against West Ham in all competitions.

Newcastle United v Chelsea (23:15)

*Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has beaten Chelsea only once in 22 Premier League games (D5 L16).

*Chelsea have won 22 points away from home this season — more than they have at home (17).

*Newcastle midfielder Miguel Almiron has scored in each of his last three appearances in all competitions.

Sunday, Jan. 19

Burnley v Leicester City (19:45)

*Burnley have not drawn a Premier League game since September (W5 L6) and have lost their last four.

*Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, 33, leads the league with 17 goals this season.

*Burnley boss Sean Dyche has never beaten Brendan Rodgers, losing all four times their teams have faced each other.

Liverpool v Manchester United (22:15)

*Liverpool have beaten United only once in their last 11 league matches (D5 L5).

*Marcus Rashford has scored 22 goals for United and England this season.

*Liverpool have won their last 18 league matches at Anfield.

All the times mentioned are in Nepalese Standard Time.


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