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All the factz on Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur, including which TV channel its on

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The final match in the Premier League today takes place at the King Power Stadium with Leicester City playing Tottenham Hotspur. Both sides are in good form, so a close match is in prospect. The match kicks off at 7.45pm. It is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know: 

* Leicester took a 2-1 win against Spurs at the King Power Stadium last season. The return was a fun-packed 5-4 win for Spurs.
* Leicester are unbeaten in 6 matches but they have only won 2 of those.
* Spurs were beaten at Arsenal last time out but have won 12 away matches this year – more than anyone else.
* James Maddison is Leicester’s form man, being involved in 7 goals for the Foxes this season.
* Meanwhile Harry Kane loves playing Leicester – he’s scored 13 goals in 11 matches against them in all competitions.

All the factz on the December 5 7.45pm kick-offs in the Premier League

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There are 6 matches tonight in the Premier League, with 4 of the current top 5 involved, as well as all those occupying the relegation zone. All matches kick off at 7.45pm, unless otherwise stated. Here are the factz on the 5 non-televised matches you need to know:

Burnley v Liverpool

  • Burnley are on a 7-match winless streak. In this run they have lost 5 of those matches.
  • Liverpool meanwhile are unbeaten and could close to within 2 points of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League with a win.
  • The Clarets have conceded 29 goals so far this season – only bottom club Fulham have conceded more.
  • In contrast, Liverpool have conceded just 5 goals. Another clean sheet would be a low-goal record for this stage in a top-flight season.
  • Burnley have the worst home record in the PL – just 4 points gained at Turf Moor in 6 matches.

Everton v Newcastle United

  • Everton did the double over Newcastle last season, winning 1-0 on both occasions.
  • The Toffees are in good form at home; they have won their last 4 matches at Goodison Park, keeping 3 clean sheets in that run.
  • Newcastle are in decent form, with 3 wins in their past 5 PL matches, with just one defeat – against West Ham United last time out.
  • Newcastle haven’t managed consecutive PL away wins since January.
  • Everton have won 8 of the last 10 meetings between the sides, losing just once.

Fulham v Leicester City

  • This is the first meeting between the sides since the 2003/4 season.
  • Fulham have the PL’s worst defence with 35 goals conceded and no clean sheets.
  • Leicester are unbeaten in 5 PL matches, although 3 of those have been draws.
  • They have also conceded just once in their past 4 matches.
  • Fulham are looking to win consecutive home matches. A win, with results going the right way – neither Southampton or Burnley winning – would see them escape the relegation zone.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea

  • Wolves have lost 5 of their past 6 PL matches, drawing the other.
  • Goal scoring is the main problem – just 7 strikes in their past 9 matches in all competitions.
  • Chelsea meanwhile have won 7 of their last 9 matches.
  • The Blues have conceded just 4 goals in their 6 away matches this season – and 3 of those came against Spurs.
  • Eden Hazard has been involved in 12 goals this season (7 goals, 5 assists). Only Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, with 14 has more.

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton (8pm)

  • Spurs dished out a Boxing Day thrashing to Southampton in this fixture last season, winning 5-2. It was a more sedate 1-1 at St Mary’s.
  • Spurs have won 3 of their last 4 matches, coming unstuck last time out against arch enemies Arsenal.
  • Saints haven’t won in 10 PL matches, losing 5 of those.
  • Harry Kane and Dele Alli love playing the Saints – they’ve scored 6 and 5 goals against them respectively in their last 5 appearances against them.
  • Only 3 sides have scored fewer goals that Southampton’s 12 this season.

All the factz on the December 1 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League

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There are five matches kicking off at 3pm in the Premier League today, with most of the focus on teams at the wrong end of the table. Here are the factz you need to know:

Crystal Palace v Burnley 

* Last season, both fixtures between these sides ended with a 1-0 win for the home side.
* Palace are without a win in 8, including 5 defeats.
* Burnley are similarly out of form, with no wins in 6 and 4 defeats.
* The Eagles are without a goal in 5 matches, and have drawn a blank in 7 PL fixtures in all this season.
* Burnley have the joint-second worst defence in the PL with 27 conceded. Only Fulham (33) have let in more.

 

Huddersfield Town v Brighton & Hove Albion

* The Terriers won 2-0 in this fixture last season. It ended 1-1 at the Amex Stadium.
* Huddersfield have hit some form, with 7 points taken from the last 9.
* Brighton have won just 4 points away from home so far this season.
* Huddersfield have scored only 2 goals at home so far this season.
* Brighton are rubbish away from home – just one win in their last 20 attempts and 14 defeats.

 

Leicester City v Watford

* Leicester beat Watford 2-0 at the King Power Stadium last season, gaining revenge for a 2-1 defeat at Vicarage Road earlier in the season.
* The King Power Stadium isn’t a fortress for the Foxes, they’ve won just 3 of their last 13 PL matches at home.
* Watford have lost 5 of their last 9 matches, winning just 2.
* Leicester have won 1 of their last 6 PL matches, losing 3.
* Watford are terrible away from home, just 2 wins in their last 18 attempts and 14 defeats.

 

Manchester City v AFC Bournemouth

* Bournemouth have never beaten Manchester City in 12 attempts. City have won 10 of those matches, including all 6 played in the Premier League.
* City are averaging more than 3 goals per game in the PL, with 40 scores in just 13 matches.
* The Cherries are consistent – they’ve lost the last 3 matches 2-1.
* Raheem Sterling loves playing Bournemouth – he’s scored on each of the 5 occasions he’s played against them.
* City have conceded just once from open play so far this season in the PL, and only 5 goals in total.

 

Newcastle United v West Ham United 

* Newcastle did the double over West Ham last season.
* The Magpies are in form with 3 straight wins.
* West Ham meanwhile have won just 1 of their last 6, with 3 defeats.
* The Hammers have kept just one clean sheet this season, against Chelsea.
* Matt Ritchie missed a sitter last time out but he has provided 14 assists since he joined the club in summer 2016 – more than anyone else at the club.

All the factz on the November 24 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League

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There are six matches in the Premier League that kick off at 3pm today. Most of the eyes will be on the bottom half of the table, with most strugglers in action and looking to move away from the drop zone. Two of the top 3 are also in action, looking to maintain their unbeaten starts to the season. Here are the factz you need to know:

Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City
* Leicester won both matches against Brighton 2-0 last season.
* Brighton have turned the Amex into a fortress: losing 1 of the last 8 and winning 4.
* But the Foxes are also good away from home with 3 wins in their last 5.
* Glenn Murray has scored 5 goals in 5 home matches for the Seagulls this season.
* Leicester are unbeaten in 3 PL matches.

Everton v Cardiff City

* Cardiff haven’t beaten Everton since 1956, and haven’t won at Goodison since 1926.
* Everton are in good form, with 4 wins from their last 6 matches.
* Cardiff are improving in form: they have won 2 and lost 2 of their last 4 matches.
* Everton’s recent form is built on solid defence – just 4 conceded in their last 6.
* Cardiff have scored just twice away from home this season – fewer than anyone else.


Fulham v Southampton

* Saints have won just once in their last 14 visits to Craven Cottage, but that did happen the last time they played there in 2014.
* Fulham have lost 6 consecutive matches – they haven’t lost 7 in a row since 1961.
* Saints are out of form too – no wins in 8 PL matches (4 defeats).
* Fulham have yet to keep a clean sheet this season – the only PL side not to do so.
* Goalscoring continues to be Saints problem – only Huddersfield have scored fewer than their 8 goals in the PL this season.


Manchester United v Crystal Palace

* United have done the double over Palace in each of the past 3 seasons.
* Indeed, United are one of Palace’s bogey sides. They has beat United in 1991. Since then, United have won 17 of the 20 matches between the sides.
* United haven’t kept a clean sheet in 8 matches.
* The Eagles are winless in 7 matches  – including 6 defeats – in all competitions.
* Goalscoring is a problem for the Eagles – they have failed to score in half of their PL matches.


Watford v Liverpool 

* This fixture was a 3-3 thriller last season. Later in the season at Anfield Liverpool ran riot, winning 5-0.
* Watford have won 5 of their 7 PL home matches this season.
* Liverpool are unbeaten in the PL this season so far. They haven’t gone 13 unbeaten from the start of a season since 2007.
* The Reds have conceded just 5 goals so far this season.
* There has never been a 0-0 draw between the sides in league meetings.


West Ham United v Manchester City

* City have done the double over West Ham in each of the past 2 seasons.
* The Hammers are looking for consecutive home wins – something they haven’t done since December 2016.
* City are averaging 3 goals per game so far in the PL and have scored 9 more than any other team.
* West Ham have kept 1 clean sheet in their last 15 matches – against Chelsea in September.
* City have conceded just 5 goals in their last 12 matches in their travels.

All the factz on the November 10 3pm kick offs in the Premier League

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There are just 4 matches kicking off at 3pm in the Premier League today, with the focus on the bottom half of the division. Wins today could send some sides shooting up the league. Here are the factz you need to know:

Huddersfield Town v West Ham United
* West Ham did the double over Huddersfield last term – the only side they achieved that against.
* Huddersfield’s won against Fulham last time out ended a run of 14 games without a win.
* However, they are still the PL’s lowest scorers with just 5 in 11 matches.
* If they win, it will be West Ham’s first back-to-back victories in the PL since January 2017.

* The Hammers have kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 14 PL away matches – and none so far this season.

Leicester City v Burnley

* This is Leicester’s first match at the King Power since the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the life of their chairman and four others. The players will wear shirts bearing Khun Vichai in the first half of the match.
* Leicester won this fixture 1-0 last season. Burnley won the return 2-1.
* Leicester won their first match in 4 last time out at Cardiff.
* Burnley have lost their last 3 PL matches, conceding at least 4 goals in each of them.
* The Clarets have lost 4 of their last 5 away matches.
Newcastle United v AFC Bournemouth
* Bournemouth came away from St James’s Park with a 0-1 win last season. It ended 2-2 at the Vitality Stadium.
* Newcastle won last time out, but it was their first of the season and only the second victory in their last 16 PL matches.
* If Bournemouth win, it will be their 4th victory away from home this season – as many as they managed in the entire 2017/18 season.
* Newcastle aren’t great at home – they’ve lost 6 of their last 8 at St James’s Park.
* Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson has scored 6 goals and is equal top English-qualified goal scorer in the PL, alongside Brighton’s Glenn Murray.
Southampton v Watford
* Watford came away from St Mary’s with a 0-2 win in this fixture last season. It ended 2-2 at Vicarage Road.
* Southampton are without a win in 7 PL matches (4 defeats) and haven’t won at home this season (2 draws, 3 defeats).
* Watford have won 2 of their last 3 matches.
* Saints’ main problem is scoring goals – they have hit the back of the net once in the past 6 matches, and that came from the penalty spot.
* But Watford can’t score away from home – drawing a blank in 10 of their past 13 matches.