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:
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.
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
Huddersfield Town v Brighton & Hove Albion
Leicester City v Watford
Manchester City v AFC Bournemouth
Newcastle United v West Ham United
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:
Everton v Cardiff City
Fulham v Southampton
Manchester United v Crystal Palace
Watford v Liverpool
West Ham United v Manchester City
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:
* 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