September 26, 2019 / 2:01 AM / 2 months ago

Soccer-Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

Sept 26 (Reuters) - Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round seven of the Premier League on Sept. 28-30 (games at 1400 GMT unless stated):

Saturday, Sept. 28

Sheffield United v Liverpool (1130)

*Liverpool have won their last 15 Premier League matches and are unbeaten in their last 23.

*The Blades have not beaten Liverpool in the top flight since a 2-1 win at Anfield in April 1994.

*Liverpool have won their last 12 league matches against newly-promoted sides.

*Liverpool have never won a Premier League match at Bramall Lane (D2 L1).

*The Blades’ seven goals this season have been scored by seven different players, including two own goals.

Aston Villa v Burnley

*Burnley have not won their last five away matches (D3 L2).

*Villa have dropped six points from winning positions this season, more than any other team.

*Burnley’s Ashley Barnes has scored 36 Premier League goals but has never scored against a newly-promoted side in 18 games.

*Villa are looking to keep their third consecutive clean sheet in the Premier League for the first time since 2012.

*Burnley have won their last five matches against newly-promoted sides.

Bournemouth v West Ham United

*West Ham have kept a clean sheet in their last three league matches.

*Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games against West Ham (W3 D2).

*West Ham are unbeaten in their last five away games in the league (W3 D2) and unbeaten in nine of their last 10 matches (W6 D3).

*Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has scored six times against West Ham - more than against any other Premier League club.

*Bournemouth have beaten West Ham four times in the Premier League since their promotion in 2015 - their best record against any side in the top flight.

Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion

*Brighton have not scored in five of their last seven away matches in the Premier League.

*Chelsea have beaten Brighton on all four occasions since the latter were promoted in 2017.

*In 13 matches against ‘Big Six’ sides in the Premier League, Brighton have picked up only one point (D1 L12).

*Since taking over at Chelsea this season, manager Frank Lampard is yet to win a game at Stamford Bridge in all competitions (D2 L2).

*Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has scored seven league goals so far but he has never found the back of the net against Brighton in four matches.

Crystal Palace v Norwich City

*Norwich have not won away at Crystal Palace in their last 15 attempts (D5 L10), last winning a game in May 1996.

*Palace beat Norwich home and away the last time the teams were in the Premier League together in 2015-16.

*Norwich striker Teemu Pukki has been involved in eight of their nine league goals this season (six goals and two assists).

*Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, who had 10 goals and five assists last season, is yet to register a goal or assist this season.

*Norwich have lost all three away league games this season.

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton

*Spurs have beaten Southampton at home in seven of their last eight matches, losing once in May 2016.

*No club has lost more Premier League matches against former managers than Southampton (18), which includes six losses against Mauricio Pochettino.

*Spurs have lost 10 league games in 2019. Their worst run in the Premier League came in 2014 when they lost 12.

*Spurs midfielder Dele Alli has five goals and four assists against Southampton.

*Southampton have a better away record this season, winning six of their seven points on the road.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford

*Both Wolves and Watford are yet to win a league game this season and they sit 19th and 20th in the standings.

*No player has taken more shots on goal in the league this season without scoring than Watford’s Gerard Deulofeu (18 shots).

*Watford have scored the least number of goals this season (four goals - tied with Newcastle United and Palace).

*Wolves and Watford met for the first time in the Premier League last season and the home side lost on both occasions.

*Watford are winless in their last 10 league matches (D3 L7).

Everton v Manchester City (1630)

*Man City have won 18 of their last 20 league matches.

*Everton have beaten defending champions 10 times at home in the Premier League.

*After an 8-0 win over Watford last weekend, City have scored 24 goals in their first six matches — a Premier League record.

*Man City striker Sergio Aguero leads the league’s goal scoring charts with eight goals and he has netted in his last seven matches.

*Everton boss Marco Silva has never beaten City counterpart Pep Guardiola in the Premier League, losing on all five occasions.

Sunday, Sept. 29

Leicester City v Newcastle United (1530)

*Newcastle have beaten Leicester away on their last two visits to the King Power Stadium.

*Leicester are unbeaten in their last five home matches (W3 D2) and have lost one of their last nine (W6 D2).

*Newcastle have won one league game this season, away at Spurs.

*Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has been involved in 10 goals in his last nine league matches (eight goals and two assists).

*Leicester have kept only one clean sheet in the league this season.

Monday, Sept. 30

Manchester United v Arsenal (1900)

*Arsenal have not won at Old Trafford in their last 12 league visits, last winning in Sept. 2006.

*United have lost three of their last six home games in the Premier League.

*Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 13 league goals in his last 13 starts.

*United’s Jesse Lingard has scored four times against Arsenal in all competitions - more than against any other top flight team.

*Arsenal have kept only one clean sheet in the league this season, conceding at least two goals in each of their last four matches. (Compiled by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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