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All the factz on the April 27 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League

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Just four matches kicking off at 3pm in the Premier League today, and eyes will be on the relegation battle, with two matches that could prove significant. 

Here are the factz you need to know:

Crystal Palace v Everton 

* Two late goals took Everton to victory over Crystal Palace in the reverse fixture.
* Palace are in inconsistent form – 5 wins and 4 losses in their last 9.
* Everton are in form – 4 wins in their last 5 matches.
* Only Huddersfield Town have won fewer points at home than Palace.

* Everton have also kept clean sheets in 6 of their last 8 matches.

Fulham v Cardiff City

* Cardiff won the reverse fixture 4-2 earlier in the season.
* Since relegation Fulham have won two matches.
* Cardiff have lost 7 of their last 9 matches – but have won the other 2.
* Ryan Babel is the man Cardiff need to stop – he’s been involved in all of Fulham’s last 5 goals at home (2 goals and 3 draws).

* Cardiff won their last away match – they haven’t won two in a row in the top flight since 1957.

Southampton v AFC Bournemouth 

* If Saints better Cardiff’s result today they will be safe from relegation.
* Saints have won 6 matches in 2019 – as many as they won in the whole of 2018.
* Bournemouth have won just 2 of their last 10 PL matches, losing 6 of them.
* Southampton have scored in 12 successive home matches – a run only bettered by Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal.

* Only the betting 3 have a worse defensive record than the Cherries, who have conceded 62 goals.

Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

* Watford have beaten Wolves twice already this season – once in the league and the epic 3-2 FA Cup semi-final win.
* Watford have won 5 of their last 10 PL matches, losing 4.
* Wolves haven’t kept a clean sheet in 13 away matches – the longest run in the division.
* Gerard Deulofeu is the man to stop – he has 8 goals in his last 10 appearances for the Hornets.
* Wolves have used just 19 players this season – the fewest since Liverpool in 1995/6.

All the factz on the April 13 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League

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There are just 4 matches kicking off at the traditional 3pm on Saturday slot in the Premier League this week. 

It’ll be all eyes on the relegation scrap today as all of those with fears of going down are playing, so there are some cliched 6-pointers happening.

Here are the factz you need to know:

Brighton & Hove Albion v AFC Bournemouth 

* Brighton have won just 2 of their last 11 PL matches.
* Bournemouth are similarly out of form: they have won 1 of their last 9 matches and lost 10 of their last 11 away from home.
* Brighton have scored just 17 goals at home this season – only Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town have scored fewer.
* However, Bournemouth have conceded 37 goals on their travels, only Fulham have let in more.

* Bournemouth have to be wary of Brighton’s set-pieces – they’ve scored 18 goals from dead ball situations, second only to Liverpool.

Burnley v Cardiff City

* Burnley won the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
* The Clarets have won their last 2 matches, having lost their previous four.
* Meanwhile Cardiff have lost 5 of their last 6 PL matches, winning the other.
* Burnley aren’t great at home – they’ve lost 8 PL matches at Turf Moor this season so far.

* But then Cardiff aren’t good on their travels either – winning just 8 points. Only Fulham and Huddersfield have won fewer.

Fulham v Everton

* Three second half goals took Everton to a comfortable 3-0 win at Goodison Park in the reverse fixture.
* Fulham have conceded two or more goals in each of their past 13 PL matches – that’s a top-flight record.
* Everton have won their last 3 matches without conceding a goal.
* The Cottagers have lost their last 9 PL matches in a row.

* Everton have won 3 away matches this year – another today will match their entire 2018 total.

Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers

* Wolves eased to a 2-0 win in the reverse fixture back in September.
* Southampton have won 3 and lost 3 in their last 6 PL matches.
* Wolves are looking to complete just their second league double of the season. They’ve already beaten West Ham twice.
* Saints have scored in each of their last 11 PL matches at St Mary’s.
* Keeping a lead is Southampton’s main problem – they’ve dropped 23 points from winning positions.

New Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers plans £40 million raid for Bournemouth star Callum Wilson

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AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has emerged as an early summer transfer target for new Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers, according to reports. 

Rodgers, who took over at the King Power Stadium earlier this week, is said to already be planning to revamp the Foxes squad during the summer and England striker Wilson is at the top of his wish list, The Sun has reported.

Wilson has scored 10 goals in 21 Premier League appearances this season for the Cherries and has also made his England debut.

There was interest in the striker from Chelsea and West Ham United during last month’s transfer window, but no deal was done. Wilson is currently on the sidelines following a knee operation.

However, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe will not want to lose one of his key players, and the club do not have to sell. But a bid of £40 million could be enough to tempt them into cashing in.

Bournemouth slap huge fee on Chelsea transfer target Callum Wilson

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AFC Bournemouth want £75 million if they are to part with star striker Callum Wilson – a target for Chelsea and others – this month, according to reports. 

Chelsea have been rumoured to be keen on signing the England international for some time, but this price tag indicates the Cherries’ desire to hold onto their prized asset.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri wants a striker having apparently lost patience with the misfiring Alvaro Morata. He also doesn’t want Michy Batshuayi, who looks to be on his way out of Stamford Bridge this month.

Wilson has scored 10 Premier League goals so far this term, and would be the sort of target man Chelsea need. Sarri has used Eden Hazard through the Middle recently but that is not his most effective position.

It is thought Chelsea are prepared to go up to £50 million to secure the former Coventry City man. Whether they would go any higher is not known.

Chelsea do have other options, such as a initial loan deal for Gonzalo Higuain, who is currently playing for AC Milan.

Bournemouth appeared to sign a replacement for Wilson when they paid Liverpool £19 million for Dominic Solanke earlier this month, but he is out injured until February. This may mean they stall on any deal until towards the end of the window.

All the factz on the December 30 Premier League 3pm kick-offs

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There are six Premier League matches kicking off at 3pm today, with several teams looking to reverse poor runs of form. Here are the factz you need to know:

AFC Bournemouth v Everton

* Everton beat Bournemouth 2-1 earlier in the season, thanks to 2 goals from Oumar Niasse.
* The Cherries are winless in 8 matches in the PL.
* Meanwhile Everton have yet to be beaten under Big Sam: 4 wins and 3 draws.
* Bournemouth have lost half of their 10 home matches this season, winning just 2.
* Everton have conceded just 2 goals in their last 7 matches.

Chelsea v Stoke City

* Stoke were thumped 0-4 at the Bet365 Stadium by Chelsea earlier in the season, largely thanks to an Alvaro Morata hat-trick.
* Chelsea have won 8 of their 9 home PL meetings with Stoke, drawing the other.
* Chelsea have won 7 of their last 10 PL matches, losing just 1.
* Stoke have lost 5 of their last 10 PL matches, winning just 2.
* Stoke also have the PL’s leakiest defence, with 41 goals conceded so far.

Huddersfield Town v Burnley

* Fans will be hoping for a more entertaining match than the one these two sides served up earlier in the season: a 0-0 draw with just 13 shots attempted.
* But don’t expect a goal-fest: both sides have scored 18 goals this season, only 3 sides have scored fewer (Brighton, West Brom and Swansea).
* Huddersfield are on a decent run – 2 wins and 2 draws in their last 5 matches.
* Burnley haven’t won in 3 matches, but have only lost one of those.
* Burnley have won 16 points away from home this season – a record only bettered by the top 4.

Liverpool v Leicester City

* Liverpool beat Leicester 2-3 earlier in the season – 4 days after the Foxes had knocked the Reds out of the Carabao Cup.
* The Reds are unbeaten in 11 league matches.
* Leicester have lost 2 of their last 3 matches, having won their previous 4 on the spin.
* Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Mohammad Salah have scored or assisted 36 of Liverpool’s 46 league goals this season.
* Leicester have kept 1 clean sheet in their last 10 matches.

Newcastle United v Brighton & Hove Albion

* Brighton won the reverse fixture 1-0 earlier in the season thanks to a Tomer Hemed goal.
* Newcastle have won just 1 of their last 11 matches.
* Brighton are on a similarly bad run: 1 win in their last 9.
* Newcastle have lost 6 of their 10 home matches this season, including the last 5 on the bounce.
* But Brighton can’t win away from home – 4 consecutive defeats without scoring.

Watford v Swansea City

* Watford beat Swansea 1-2 at the Liberty Stadium earlier this season.
* Watford beat Leicester last time out – their first win in 7 (5 defeats).
* Meanwhile Swansea have won 1 of their last 12 PL matches.
* Watford have had 13 different scorers this season – more than any other club in the league.
* Swansea have lost their last 7 away matches.