All the factz on Burnley v Liverpool, including which TV channel its on

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The tea-time kick-off in the Premier League sees Burnley host Liverpool at Turf Moor. 

The Reds are the only side in the division with a 100% record from 3 matches. Meanwhile Burnley have scored 4 points so far and will look to build on that.

Kick-off time is 5.30pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Liverpool did the double over Burnley last season, winning 1-3 at Turf Moor and 4-2 at Anfield.
* Burnley have won just one of their last 7 PL matches.
* Liverpool have won their last 5 away matches – another win would equal their club record.
* Ashley Barnes is the man in form for the Clarets – only Sergio Aguero and Sadio Mane have scored more than his 13 goals in the PL in 2019.
* Liverpool have lost just one of their past 42 league matches.

All the factz on the August 31 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League

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There are six matches kicking off at 3pm in the Premier League today. 

It’s still early days in the season, but momentum is important and banking early points can be vital at both ends of the table.

Here are the factz you need to know:

Chelsea v Sheffield United
* Sheffield United haven’t won at Stamford Bridge since October 1992 – the inaugural season of the Premier League.
* Chelsea haven’t failed to score in a match against Sheffield United at home since 1922.
* Chelsea’s win last weekend was just their second in 8 matches.
* The Blues are unbeaten in their last 10 home matches, winning 6 of those.

* Sheffield United have lost just 1 of their last 10 League matches – but that defeat came last time out.

Crystal Palace v Aston Villa

* Villa won the last time the sides met in 2016 – one of only 3 wins that season for the Midlands side.
* Palace are one of the PL’s in form sides, accruing 30 points since February. Only Liverpool and Manchester City have won more.
* That said, they have only won 2 of their last 8 home matches, losing 3.
* Villa haven’t won on the road in the PL in their last 19 matches.

* Palace’s forward line of Jordan Ayew and Christian Benteke scored 49 PL goals between them for Villa.

Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth 

* Last season Leicester best Bournemouth 2-0 at the King Power Stadium. The Cherries prevailed 4-2 at the Vitality Stadium.
* The Cherries haven’t won at Leicester since 1988 when both sides were in the old Division 2 (now Championship).
* Leicester have won 4 and drawn 4 of their last 10 PL matches.
* Bournemouth have lost 5 of their last 10 PL matches, winning 3.

* The Foxes have won 4 of their last 7 PL home matches, losing just 1.

Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion

* City have done the double over Brighton for the past two seasons, and beat them in the FA Cup semi-final last season.
* City have won 16 of their last 17 PL matches.
* Brighton have won 2 of their 4 matches in all competitions this season.
* City have scored in 25 consecutive matches.

* The Seagulls have scored in 5 of their last 6 matches.

Newcastle United v Watford

* Newcastle took a 1-0 win last season against Watford. It ended 1-1 in the return match at Vicarage Road.
* The Magpies have lost 3 of their last 4 PL matches at St James’s Park, but did win the other.
* Watford have had an awful start to the season – they are the only side without a point so far in the PL. They have lost their last 6 in all.
* The Hornets haven’t kept a clean sheet in 18 matches, conceding 41 goals in that run.

* The all-time record between the sides is tight – in 45 meetings, Watford have won 16, Newcastle 15.

West Ham United v Norwich City

* West Ham have a great recent record against Norwich – they’ve won 4 and drawn 6 of their last 11 meetings.
* The Hammers have won two matches in a week, but have yet to keep a clean sheet this season.
* Expect goals – Norwich haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last 10 matches in all competitions.
* Teemu Pukki is the man West Ham need to stop – he has 5 goals so far this season.
* West Ham have 4 points – more than they’ve scored in August in any of the past 5 seasons.

All the factz on Southampton v Manchester United, including which TV channel its on

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The first match in the Premier League this weekend sees Manchester United travel to the South coast to take on Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium. 

Both sides have had solid starts to the season and will fancy their chances of taking all three points.

The match kicks off at 12.30pm and it is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Saints haven’t beaten United at home since  2003 – a run of 8 games.
* Southampton won last time out – their first win in 8 matches.
* United too have won just one of their last 8 PL matches, losing 4 of those.
* The Red Devils won 10 of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first 12 games in charge. They have won just 3 of the next 12.
* Expect goals: in Saints last 15 home matches, on only one occasion has a side – home or away – failed to score.

PSG eye up Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen as replacement for Neymar

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Ligue Un champions Paris St-Germain are plotting a move for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen as a replacement for Neymar, according to reports. 

It seems that Neymar is edging closer to a move back to Barcelona, although a deal is far from certain. It has been reported that the Catalan club has offered Ousmane Dembele on loan, Ivan Rakitic and £150 million for the Brazilian but that has been rejected by PSG’s bosses.

However, should the Neymar deal happen, PSG want to spend £90 million on Eriksen, Le Parisien has reported.

Eriksen has been a star for Spurs since he joined them six years ago, but this summer he has expressed a desire to find a new challenge. He has also consistently rejected any offer of a new deal at the North London club. Eriksen is out of contract next summer so could leave for nothing then, so Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy will be aware that this could be the final opportunity to cash in on the Dane.

Of course, if Spurs do sell, it will leave them without their most creative player and no opportunity to replace him until January, with the English transfer window having already closed.

With PSG stalling on any proposed move for Neymar, this is a transfer story that could go right to the wire – the French and Spanish transfer windows close on September 2.

Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko close to joining Monaco

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Tiemoue Bakayoko’s Stamford Bridge nightmare could be coming to an end as he is close to joining his former club Monaco on a season-long loan.

At the end of the loan, the Ligue Un side will have the opportunity to sign him permanently for £31.8 million.

Chelsea signed Bakayoko for £40 million two years ago but he failed to impress at Stamford Bridge and quickly found himself on the sidelines. He spent last season on loan at AC Milan, who were not impressed enough to offer him a permanent deal.

Bakayoko, who has one cap for France, is looking to reboot his career with the promise of regular first team action.

The deal is expected to complete before the French transfer window shuts on September 2.