Football Newz’s guide to today’s Premier League matches

Manchester United v Swansea City (12.00)

* United will be looking to do the double over Swansea, having beaten them 1-3 back in November.
* United are 24 matches unbeaten in the Premier League – equalling their record in a single season.
* Swansea won last time out, ending a run of 5 defeats and 1 draw.
* The Red Devils have kept 8 clean sheets in their last 11 matches.
* Swansea haven’t scored in their last 3 away matches.

Everton v Chelsea (2.05)

* Chelsea hammered the Toffees 5-0 at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season.
* However, this game may be closer as Everton have won 12 of 17 home matches this season, losing just once.
* But then Chelsea have won 10 of their last 14 away matches, losing just 2.
* Chelsea have conceded a goal in each of their last 11 matches.
* There have been 15 goals in the last 3 PL matches between the sides.

Middlesbrough v Manchester City (2.05)

* The sides drew 1-1 at the Etihad earlier in the season.
* Boro’s win against Sunderland last time out ended a run of 16 matches without a win.
* City have lost 1 of their last 12 matches.
* Boro have kept 11 clean sheets this season – surprisingly 1 more than City have.
* City are strong away from home – 11 wins this season.

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal (4.30)

* Honours were even at the Emirates in November – a 1-1 draw.
* If Spurs win, it will ensure they finish above Arsenal for the first time since the 1994/5 season.
* Spurs have won their last 8 PL matches and lost just 1 of their last 18.
* Arsenal have won 4 of their last 5 matches in all competitions.
* But the Gooners have lost 4 of their last 5 away from home.

Footballnewz’s guide to today’s Premier League matches

Southampton v Hull City

* Hull beat Southampton earlier in the season – but the Saints had won the previous 6 meetings between the sides.
* The omens aren’t good for Hull – they haven’t won at Southampton since 1951.
* Hull have also won away from home once all season – and that was their first match.
* That said, Saints have lost 4 of their last 7 home matches in the PL, winning only 2.
* Saints have also lost their last 2 matches, conceding 7.

Stoke City v West Ham United

* The sides drew 1-1 earlier in the season. Indeed, 4 of their last 5 meetings have ended all square.
* Stoke have lost 5 of their last 6 matches – the other match was a win over Hull.
* West Ham have won 1 of their last 10 matches, although they are unbeaten in 3.
* The Hammers have scored 20 goals from set pieces this season – more than any other team in the PL.
* Stoke have drawn a blank in 4 of their last 7 matches.

Sunderland v AFC Bournemouth

* Sunderland will be relegated if they don’t match Hull’s result.
* Sunderland beat Bournemouth earlier in the season – a win will the the Black Cats’ first double of the season.
* But Sunderland have lost 7 of their last 9 matches and haven’t won at home this year.
* However, Bournemouth’s record away from home is pretty rubbish – 2 wins in their last 19.
* Bournemouth have conceded 32 goals this year, 6 more than any other side.

West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City

* West Brom won 1-2 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
* However, the Baggies are out of form, having won 1 of their last 7, including 4 defeats.
* Leicester have taken 1 point from their last 3 outings.
* Albion have gone 4 matches without scoring.
* Leicester have won just 1 of their last 19 away matches (12 defeats)

Crystal Palace v Burnley (5.30)

* Burnley won 3-2 against Palace at Turf Moor earlier in the season.
* Palace have won 6 of their last 9 league matches
* Burnley have earned just 4 points on their travels this season, with no wins.
* Burnley have scored just twice in their last 6 games – and only once from open play.
* The last 9 matches between the sides have been shared – 3 wins each and 3 draws.

Who will win tonight’s Manchester derby? Our factz give you a guide

Manchester City v Manchester United

It is the Manchester derby tonight – one of the Premier League’s biggest matches – but who will win? Here are our factz to give you some pointers.

* City won 1-2 at Old Trafford earlier this season – their fifth win in the last 8 meetings between the sides.
* City have lost just 1 of their last 11 PL matches – and that was against Chelsea. They have won 6 of those matches.
* United however are 23 matches unbeaten in the PL – with 12 wins in that run.
* City have made the Etihad a fortress – suffering just 1 defeat in their past 18 PL matches there.
* But United have the best away record in the division – averaging 2.2 points per away match, and have won their last 4 away from Old Trafford.

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United only ones who could afford Mbappe – agent

Monaco star Kylian Mbappe may be admired by the managers of many clubs around Europe, but only 4 can afford to buy him – Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, and both Manchester clubs, according to a top agent.

Agent Pascal Boisseau said to French newspaper l’Equipe that the performances of Mbappe this season have inflated his value so much that now only those 4 clubs could afford him.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted this could be the case. He is an admirer of Mbappe, but admitted that the euro100 million pricetag would make a deal difficult to do.

Mbappe has had a stellar season for Monaco, and he has helped the club to the semi-finals of the Champions League and to top spot in Ligue Un.

Yahoo Sport claimed earlier this month that Monaco have already turned down a bid of £110 million for their star – £21 million more than the current world transfer record, which is held by Manchester United, who paid £89 million for Paul Pogba last year.

Boisseau reckons that Mbappe should stay with Monaco for the time being. “Leaving this summer would be the worst thing that could happen to him. It’s not a good year,” he said.

“Today he is flying, there is not a young man of his level. But, even if he is less good next season, Monaco will have offers at euro100 million also.”

James Rodriguez seeking move to Manchester United

Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez is reportedly looking for a move to Manchester United, having fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu this season.

Spanish transfer rumour website Don Balon has said that Rodriguez is desperate to reunite with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

Columbian international Rodriguez, 26, joined Real in 2014 for £63 million, but has not been a regular under Zinedine Zidane this season – making just 17 appearances in La Liga – although he did score in last weekend’s El Classico.

Other Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal are said to be interested in signing Rodriguez, but he has apparently set his heart on a move to the red half of Manchester.

This is the latest high-profile rumour involving Manchester United – there has been constant speculation that the club want to sign Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann as well. It could be a busy – an expensive – summer in Manchester…