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Premier League Round 18: Did You Know?

by Online Community Manager ‎2017-12-15 01:53 PM (271 Views)
Posted by (Online Community Manager)
15th Dec 2017, 1:53pm
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Enjoy this collection of fun facts ahead of this weekend's fixtures.

 

Arsenal v Newcastle

 

Rafael Benitez has never won away at Arsenal in the Premier League (drawing 2 and losing 4).

 

Bournemouth v Liverpool

 

Jermain Defoe has scored three goals in his last three Premier League matches against Liverpool, one more than he scored in his first 20 against them (2).

 

Brighton v Burnley

 

Brighton & Hove Albion could lose four consecutive league matches for the first time since December 2011, when one of those defeats was at home to Burnley.

 

Chelsea v Southampton

 

Southampton have kept one clean sheet in their last 24 Premier League meetings with Chelsea, a goalless draw on Boxing Day 2002.

 

Everton v Swansea

 

Swansea City have scored the same number of Premier League goals this season as Wayne Rooney (9).

 

Leicester v Crystal Palace

 

Crystal Palace are aiming to go seven matches unbeaten in the Premier League for the first time.

 

Man City v Spurs

 

Kyle Walker became the world’s most expensive defender after Manchester City completed a deal with Tottenham worth $83.7m. He started his career at Sheffield United before moving to Spurs in 2010.

 

Stoke v West Ham

 

Having beaten Chelsea and drawn with Arsenal, West Ham manager David Moyes can go three matches unbeaten in the Premier League for the first time since March 2014 with Manchester United.

 

Watford v Huddersfield

 

Tom Ince has attempted more shots without scoring this season (40) than any other Premier League player.

 

West Brom v Man Utd

 

West Bromwich Albion have won three of their eight Premier League matches against Manchester United since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement at the end of 2012/13, having previously gone 14 against them without a win (drawing 3 and losing 11).