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All the factz you need for the Southampton v West Bromwich Albion Premier League clash

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In today’s 5.30pm kick off, Southampton take on West Bromwich Albion, which is live on BT Sports 1. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Last season’s games ended in a pair of away wins: Albion won 1-2 at St Mary’s and the Saints gained a 0-1 revenge at the Hawthorns.
* But Saints have won just one of their last 10 home PL matches, losing 5.
* Saints have also failed to score in 8 of those matches.
* However, the Baggies are terrible away from home – just one win in the last 13 PL matches.
* West Brom have scored in 6 of their 8 PL matches this season, but only scored more than once in one occasion.

All the factz for Sunday’s Premier League games

There are 3 Premier League games today, all of which are live on either BT Sports1 or Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know about today’s match-ups:

Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion (12.00 Live on BT Sport1)

* This is the first league meeting between the sides since March 1983.
* Arsenal have won their past 8 PL matches at the Emirates.
* Brighton have yet to win away from the Amex this season.
* Arsenal have kept 3 consecutive clean sheets.
* This is only the 9th league meeting between the sides – all have been in the top flight.

Everton v Burnley (2.15 Live on Sky Sports Premier League)

* Everton won 3-1 in this fixture last season. Burnley won the reverse fixture 2-1.
* Everton ended a run of 3 straight league defeats with victory over Bournemouth last time out.
* Burnley are unbeaten away from home this season.
* Everton have won 11 of their past 13 league matches.
* Everton have won 4 of the 6 PL marches between the sides – Burnley have won the other two.

Newcastle United v Liverpool (4.30 Live on Sky Sports Premier League)

* Newcastle have won 2 of their 3 home matches so far this season.
* Their recent home record against Liverpool is good too – winning 4 and losing 1 of the last 6.
* But Liverpool are good away from home, having won 5 and lost 1 of their last 8 PL games away from Anfield.
* Rafa Benitez has never lost as a manager against Liverpool – two wins for Valencia, and draws for Newcastle and Chelsea.
* Expect goals today – there hasn’t been a goalless draw between the sides since 1974.

All the factz for today’s seven Premier League matches

There are seven Premier League matches today, with the big match coming at tea-time, when Manchester City take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. But there are plenty of other interesting games as clubs look to build on good starts – or put bad ones behind them. There are the factz you need:

Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur (12.30) Live on Sky Sports Premier League

* This is the first top-flight meeting between the sides since 1972.
* The Terriers are unbeaten at home this season with one win and 2 draws and have conceded just once.
* However, Spurs have won all 3 of their away matches so far.
* Huddersfield have kept 4 clean sheets in 6 PL matches.
* Harry Kane has scored more goals on his own than 7 PL team’s have managed in total this year in all competitions. He’s bagged 34 so far.

AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City

* Bournemouth won this fixture 1-0 last season. The return fixture ended 1-1.
* Both sides have had awful starts to the season – Bournemouth have had 5 defeats and Leicester 4.
* The Cherries have kept just 2 clean sheets in 14 home PL matches.
* Leicester’s last 6 defeats have all come against last season’s top 6.
* Don’t expect a goal-fest – the past 4 matches have only garnered 5 goals.

Manchester United v Crystal Palace

* The omens aren’t good for Palace, who have lost all 6 PL games without scoring – the first side to do that in any of the four divisions.
* United meanwhile have won all 3 home matches without conceding.
* The Eagles have also never beaten United in the PL – losing 13 of their 16 meetings.
* Palace have lost 9 of their last 10 PL matches – failing to score in each defeat.
* Romelu Lukaku have scored 6 goals in 6 PL matches for United this season.

Stoke City v Southampton

* Last season, this fixture ended 0-0. At St Mary’s, Stoke won 0-1. So don’t expect a goal-fest.
* Stoke aren’t on a good run – losing 9 of their last 16 PL matches, including 3 of 6 this season.
* But Saints aren’t faring much better – they’ve lost 11 matches in 2017 so far (23 matches)
* Saints have also failed to score in 10 of their last 14 matches.
* Five of the 10 PL matches between these sides have ended all square.

West Bromwich Albion v Watford

* West Brom beat Watford 3-1 in this fixture last season. Watford gained revenge with a 2-0 win at Vicarage Road.
* The Baggies are unbeaten at home this season – 2 draws and 1 win.
* However, Watford have won all 3 away games.
* Watford’s start – 11 points from 6 games – is their best start to a top flight season since 1982/3. That season they finished 2nd in the old Division 1.
* West Brom have yet to score more than once in a PL game this season, and haven’t scored in their last 2.

West Ham United v Swansea City

* The Hammers did the double over Swansea last season, winning 1-0 at the London Stadium and 1-4 at the Liberty Stadium.
* Swansea have never kept a clean sheet at West Ham.
* Both sides have had poor starts the season – West Ham losing 4 so far and Swansea 3.
* Swansea have scored just 3 goals in the PL this season so far.
* If the Hammers lose, they will replicate their start from last season (1 win, 1 draw and 5 defeats).

Chelsea v Manchester City (5.30) Live on BT Sports1

* Chelsea did the double over City last season – the only team to do so.
* Chelsea have won 10 of their last 12 PL matches, with their only defeat coming on the opening day to Burnley.
* City have become the first side to score 5 or more goals in 3 consecutive top-flight games since Blackburn Rovers in 1958.
* City are unbeaten in their last 14 PL matches (11 wins) – the last side to defeat them was Chelsea.
* Chelsea had scored in 27 consecutive home matches under Antonio Conte – until their 0-0 draw against Arsenal.