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Soccer-Bullet point preview of Premier League fixtures, round 26
February 23, 2017 / 2:01 AM / 10 months ago

Soccer-Bullet point preview of Premier League fixtures, round 26

LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Following are match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round 26 Premier League fixtures on Feb. 25, 26 and 27 (1500 unless stated):


Feb. 25

Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough

* Palace have lost five of their last six league games

* The sides have not drawn in their last 15 league meetings

* Palace won the reverse fixture 2-1 in September

* Middlesbrough are without a win in eight league games

* Palace have not done the league double over Middlesbrough

since 1992-93


Hull City v Burnley

* Burnley unbeaten in five Premier League games against Hull

* Hull have failed to score in 12 games this season

* Burnley eliminated from FA Cup by minor league Lincoln on Saturday

* Hull are in 18th on 20 points

* Burnley would climb to ninth with a win


Everton v Sunderland

* Sunderland manager Moyes returns to club he managed 2002-13

* Everton have taken 14 points in the league in 2017

* Sunderland have beaten Everton twice in last three league


* Lukaku has scored 59 Premier League goals for Everton

* He needs one more goal to equal Duncan Ferguson’s record


West Bromwich Albion v Bournemouth

* Bournemouth have won three of last four v West Brom

* West Brom have the lowest average possession in the league

* Bournemouth have conceded a league high 18 goals in 2017

* West Bromwich have lost one of their last seven

* Bournemouth have collected just two points since New Year


Chelsea v Swansea

* Chelsea are eight points clear at the top of the table

* Swansea have scored four goals in last two games at

Stamford Bridge

* Chelsea have not won in last three fixtures v Swansea

* Swansea have taken 12 points from possible 18 in 2017

* Chelsea’s Diego Costa has scored seven goals in four league games against Swansea


Watford v West Ham United (1730)

* Watford have won two of last three v West Ham

* West Ham have won three of their last five league games

* Watford won last meeting 4-2 at London Stadium in September

* West Ham have never lost consecutive league games v Watford

* Andy Carroll has five goals in his last six West Ham starts

Feb. 26

Tottenham v Stoke City (1330)

* Tottenham beat Fulham on Sunday to reach the FA Cup last eight

* Stoke unbeaten in their last two games at White Hart Lane

* Tottenham won 4-0 at Stoke in last two league meetings

* Stoke have won one of their last 20 league games in London

* Spurs striker Harry Kane has nine goals in last 10 domestic matches

Feb. 27

Leicester City v Liverpool (2000)

* Champions Leicester one point above the bottom three

* Liverpool won the reverse fixture 4-1 in September

* Vardy scored all Leicester’s last three goals v Liverpool

* But he has netted in just one of his last 18 league games

* Liverpool’s Adam Lallana signed a new three-year contract

on Wednesday (Reporting by Ed Dove, editing by Ed Osmond)

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