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There are six matches in the Premier League tonight, with Manchester City looking to extend their lead at the top of the table, while others will be looking to put distance between themselves and the relegation zone. Stoke City v Liverpool is live on Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:
Arsenal v Huddersfield Town
• This is the first league meeting between the sides since 1972, and the first in any competition since 2011, when the sides met in the FA Cup 4th round. Huddersfield, then a League One side, lost 2-1 to the Gunners.
• Arsenal have won their last 11 home PL matches, and are unbeaten in 13 in all – a run stretching back to January.
• Huddersfield have won just 2 of their last 11 PL matches, losing 6.
• The Terriers have also not won away from home since their opening day 0-3 win against Crystal Palace.
• Huddersfield will be the 46th different side Arsene Wenger will have faced in the PL in his 21 years as Arsenal manager.
AFC Bournemouth v Burnley
• A win for Burnley tonight would take them into the top 6, above Tottenham and, if the results go the right way, into the Champions League spots. A Bournemouth win by 2 clear goals could send the Cherries into the top half of the table.
• Bournemouth won this fixture 2-1 last season. Burnley ran out 3-2 winners at Turf Moor.
• The Cherries are in form, with 3 wins and a draw from their last 5 PL matches.
• A run of 3 consecutive PL wins for Burnley was ended by their controversial defeat against Arsenal last time out.
• Burnley have only been beaten once on the road so far this season – and that was against Manchester City. They have 3 wins and 2 draws from their other away matches.
Chelsea v Swansea City
• Chelsea beat Swansea 3-1 in this fixture last season. At the Liberty Stadium, it ended 2-2.
• Swansea haven’t won at Stamford Bridge since 1925 – when they were still known as Swansea Town.
• Chelsea have won 4 of their last 5 matches, winning 4.
• The Swans have lost 7 of their last 9 games in all competitions.
• Swansea have scored just 7 goals in the PL this season. Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata has managed 8 on his own.
Everton v West Ham United
• In theory, this game should be a goal-fest, as the sides have the two leakiest defences in the PL: Everton have conceded 28, West Ham 26.
• Everton have won just once in their last 12 matches in all competitions, including 8 defeats.
• However, all of Everton’s wins this season have come at Goodison Park.
• West Ham haven’t won in 6 PL matches – 3 losses and 3 defeats.
• West Ham aren’t good away from home either – one win in their last 14, although only 6 games have ended in defeat.
Manchester City v Southampton (8pm)
• In this fixture last season, Southampton left the Etihad with a point following a 1-1 draw.
• City’s 37 points from 13 matches is the best start to a season since Liverpool also scored 37 points at the start of the 1990/91 campaign in the old Division One. Despite that start, Liverpool didn’t go on to win the title.
• Sergio Aguero has scored in his last 6 PL appearances – he has never scored in 7 consecutive games.
• Saints have only won one match away from home this season, against rock-bottom Crystal Palace.
• Saints are the model of inconsistency at the moment – 2 wins, 2 losses and a draw in their past 5 PL matches.
Stoke City v Liverpool (8pm)
• Liverpool did the double over Stoke last season, winning 1-2 at the Bet365 Stadium and 4-1 at Anfield.
• Stoke’s recent record against Liverpool is mostly awful – losing 7 of the last 8 matches, the exception being THAT 6-1 win in May 2015 in Steven Gerrard’s farewell game for the Reds.
• Stoke have won just one of their last 6 PL matches, losing 3.
• Liverpool have won 3 of their last 5 PL matches, losing just once.
• Liverpool have conceded 18 goals this season, of which 16 have come away from home.