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All the factz you need for today’s Premier League matches

There are eight games today in the Premier League, with both Manchester clubs looking to build on their great starts to the season, plus a London derby. All games kick off at 3pm unless stated.

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur (12.30, Live on Sky Sports Premier League)

* West Ham beat Spurs 1-0 last season at the London Stadium. Spurs won the return fixture 3-2.
* West Ham have kept 2 consecutive clean sheets – they haven’t kept 3 in a row since April.
* Spurs have won 4 consecutive away games – they have only won 5 in a row in the PL once before.
* The London Stadium seems to be starting to feel like home for the Hammers, they’ve won 3 of their last 5 matches there.
* Harry Kane has scored 9 goals in his past 4 away matches.

Burnley v Huddersfield Town

* This is the first top flight meeting between the sides since 1971.
* Burnley have won the past 3 matches between the sides.
* The last 0-0 draw between the sides came in September 1981.
* Huddersfield have conceded just 3 times in the PL this season.
* Turf Moor is a fortress for Burnley – winning 11 matches there since the start of the 2016/17 season.

Everton v AFC Bournemouth

* Last season, Everton won a thrilling game against the Cherries 6-3, with Romelu Lukaku scoring 4.
* Everton have scored just 4 goals in their last 10 PL matches.
* Bournemouth had their first win of the season last time out, having lost their previous 4.
* Everton may have lost their last 3 matches without scoring but they have won 10 of their last 12 PL matches at Goodison Park.
* The Cherries have beaten Everton once in 8 attempts in all competitions – that win coming last season at the Vitality Stadium.

Manchester City v Crystal Palace

* Palace have lost all 5 PL matches this season without scoring – the worst ever start to a PL season.
* Things aren’t likely to get any easier for the Eagles – City are unbeaten in their last 13 PL matches, winning 10.
* City also have a great record against Palace – they did the double over them last season and have won 7 of the last 8 PL games they’ve played.
* City have scored 11 goals in their last 2 PL matches and 16 in 5 overall.
* Palace meanwhile haven’t scored in 9 of their last 10 PL matches – losing all 9 where they drew a blank.

Southampton v Manchester United

* Last season’s match between the sides at St Mary’s ended scoreless. United beat the Saints at Old Trafford and in the EFL Cup final.
* United have a great record against the Saints – they’ve beaten them 24 times in 36 attempts in the PL.
* Saints are goal shy – they’ve failed to score in 8 of their last 10 PL matches, although they have netted 4 times this season, including 3 against West Ham.
* United may have won 4 of their 5 PL matches this season, but they’ve only won 1 of their last 6 away from Old Trafford.
* Old habits appear to be returning to United – they’ve scored 9 goals in the 80th minute or later this season. They were famous for late goals in the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

Stoke City v Chelsea

* Chelsea did the double over Stoke last season – winning 1-2 at the Bet365 and 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.
* Chelsea love playing Stoke – they’ve beaten them 13 times in 18 PL matches, losing just twice.
* Stoke are in poor form, winning just 3 of their last 16 PL matches.
* Chelsea have won 7 of their last 8 PL matches away from home.
* Chelsea have won 17 of their last 23 PL matches.

Swansea City v Watford

* This fixture isn’t traditionally a thriller – the last for PL meetings have resulted in just 3 goals.
* Swansea have scored in just one PL match this season, but it did bring a win – 2-0 v Crystal Palace.
* Watford have won their opening 2 away matches, but did get spanked 0-6 at home by Man City last time out.
* Watford’s last away victory against Swansea came in 1983 at the old Vetch Field.
* Swansea have lost their opening 2 home matches – they’ve never lost the first 3 in a row.

Leicester City v Liverpool (5.30, Live on BT Sports1)

* Leicester beat Liverpool 3-1 at the King Power last season, but lost 4-1 at Anfield. Leicester also beat Liverpool 2-0 in the Carabao Cup in midweek.
* Leicester have won just 1 match so far this season – their only win in 8 including last season.
* Liverpool have lost just 1 of their last 7 away matches.
* Leicester have kept just 1 clean sheet in the last 8 matches.
* Liverpool have conceded 9 league goals this season, although 5 came in one match where they were spanked by Manchester City.