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Premier League Round 34: Did You Know?

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13th Apr 2018, 11:59am
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Before the big weekend kicks off, take a look at our fun facts about the upcoming matches.

 

Burnley v Leicester

Burnley could secure a fifth consecutive top-flight victory for the first time since November 1968, when they won six fixtures in a row. One of those wins came against Leicester City.

 

Crystal Palace v Brighton

Brighton striker Glenn Murray scored twice for Palace when these sides last met in a league match at Selhurst Park, excluding play-offs. It was a 3-0 Palace win in December 2012.

 

Huddersfield v Watford

Including Huddersfield Town’s 4-1 win in December, there have been 32 goals across the last seven league meetings between these sides, at an average of 4.6 per match. Both teams have scored 16 times.

 

Liverpool v Bournemouth

Roberto Firmino has been directly involved in four goals in his last four Premier League matches against Bournemouth, with two goals and two assists. His tally includes a goal and an assist in this season’s reverse fixture, which Liverpool won 4-0.

 

Man United v West Brom

Sir Alex Ferguson final match in charge of United was an incredible 5-5 draw at West Brom. Fergie's side were 3-0 and 5-2 up but a second-half hat-trick from Romelu Lukaku denied the Scot a final victory.

 

Newcastle v Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored in his last four Premier League matches. The last player to score in five in a row for Arsenal was Olivier Giroud, who then extended his sequence to a sixth match in April 2015.

 

Southampton v Chelsea

Cesar Azpilicueta and Alvaro Morata have combined for seven Premier League goals this season and need one more to equal a Chelsea record. Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba laid on eight goals for each other in 2005/06.

 

Spurs v Man City

Man City right back Kyle Walker transferred from Spurs to City last year, but did you know that Spurs right back Kieran Trippier started his career in the youth system at Manchester City but failed to make a first team appearance for the club.

 

Swansea v Everton

The Swans are targeting their fifth successive top-flight home win, something they last achieved back in October 1981. While Everton are aiming to win successive Premier League away matches for the first time since September 2016.

 

West Ham v Stoke

Marko Arnautovic has been directly involved in 13 Premier League goals this season, with nine goals and four assists. That is at least five more than any of his West Ham team-mates, while one of his goals came in the reverse fixture against his former club.