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Soccer-Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

    Sept 25 (Reuters) - Match-by-match facts and statistics
ahead of the third round of the Premier League on Sept. 26-28
(All timings in GMT):
    Saturday, Sept. 26
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United (1130)
    * A victory for Brighton would be the first time they have
picked up back-to-back league wins since November last year.
    * Brighton's Pascal Gross has scored three goals, including
two winners, in his last four games against United.
    * United have won each of their last three league games
against Brighton.

    Crystal Palace v Everton (1400)
    * Palace are without a win in their last 11 league games
against Everton (D6 L5).
    * Dominic Calvert-Lewin can become the first Everton player
since Steven Naismith in 2014-15 to score in three consecutive
matches at the start of a season.
    * Each of the last three league games between Palace and
Everton at Selhurst Park has ended in a draw.
    West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea (1630)
    * West Brom have lost 18 league games against Chelsea, which
is their most against any opponent.
    * Chelsea have won their last four league games against West
Brom without conceding a goal.
    * Chelsea have kept one clean sheet in their last 20 away
league games. 
    Burnley v Southampton (1900)
    * Burnley are unbeaten in their last seven league meetings
with Southampton (W4 D3).
    * Southampton have won only one of their last 11 top-flight
games at Burnley (D3 L7).
    * Burnley have played more league home games against
Southampton without defeat than against any other club (W3 D2).
    Sunday, Sept. 27
    Sheffield United v Leeds United (1100) 
    * United, who have no points so far, have yet to score this
    * If Leeds' Mateusz Klich or Patrick Bamford score, they
will become the first to net in their first three top-flight
games for Leeds. 
    * A total of 31 goals have been scored across the last eight
top-flight games between United (12) and Leeds (19).
    Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United (1300)
    * Tottenham have won five of their last six league games
against Newcastle.
    * Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has won all eight of his home
matches against Newcastle in all competitions.
    * Newcastle have won more away league matches (10) against
Tottenham than versus any other team. 
    Manchester City v Leicester City (1530)
    * Manchester City have won six of their last seven league
games against Leicester.
    * Leicester are looking to start a top-flight season with
three successive wins for the first time.
    * Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 11 home games
in the league (W10 D1). 
    West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers (1800)
    * West Ham have lost each of their last four league games
against Wolves.
    * West Ham have not kept a clean sheet in their last 10
league games at home. 
    * Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has scored three goals in his
last three league games against West Ham.
    Monday, Sept. 28
    Fulham v Aston Villa (1645)
    * Fulham have won six of their last eight games against
Villa in all competitions.
    * Villa have not kept a clean sheet in 27 away games in the
    * Villa are looking to open a Premier League campaign with
back-to-back wins for the third time after 1995-96 and
    Liverpool v Arsenal (1900)
    * Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 60 league home games,
since April 2017.
    * Arsenal are looking to win their opening three matches of
a Premier League season for the first time since 2004-05.
    * Mikel Arteta can become the first Arsenal manager to win
his first match at Liverpool since Tom Whittaker in 1947.

 (Compiled by Manasi Pathak in Chennai; Editing by Ken Ferris)