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All the factz for December 12th Premier League matches

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There are three matches in the Premier League tonight – here are the factz you need to know:

Burnley v Stoke City

* Burnley won this fixture 1-0 last season, gaining some revenge for Stoke’s 2-0 win at the Bet365 Stadium earlier in the season.
* Turf Moor isn’t the place for goals this season – just 9 scored in 8 matches. Six have been scored by Burnley.
* Stoke aren’t good travellers – just 2 wins in their last 16 matches on the road.
* Only Manchester United and Manchester City have conceded fewer goals than Burnley this season.
* Stoke meanwhile have the leakiest defence with 35 goals conceded.

Crystal Palace v Watford

* Palace won 1-0 in this fixture last season. It ended 1-1 at Vicarage Road.
* Palace are unbeaten in 5 matches but 4 of those have been drawn.
* Watford have lost 2 of their last 3 matches.
* Palace have scored 10 PL goals this season – all at home.
* Watford have won 13 points away from home this season, although have only 1 win in their last 5.

Huddersfield Town v Chelsea

* This is the first league meeting between the sides since the 1983/4 season, when both were in the old Second Division.
* The Terriers have one win in their last 6 – but that came last time out against Brighton.
* Chelsea have won 6 of their last 8 matches, with one defeat.
* Only the league’s bottom two sides, Swansea and Crystal Palace, have scored fewer than Huddersfield’s 11 goals this season.
* Chelsea have dropped 16 points already this season – they only dropped 21 in the whole of their 2016/17 campaign.

All the factz you need for the Manchester United v Manchester City derby in the Premier League

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The second big derby match of the days sees Manchester United take on Manchester City at Old Trafford. Kick-off is 4.30pm and the match is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* City won the Manchester derby at Old Trafford 1-2 last season. It was 0-0 at the Etihad.
* This is the 175th Manchester Derby in all competitions. United have by far the better record, winning 72 matches to City’s 50.
* City have won 5 of their last 10 PL matches against United. United have won 3.
* United are unbeaten in their last 40 home matches in all competitions. The last team to win at Old Trafford was… City.
* But City have won their last 13 PL matches – a win today equals Arsenal’s PL record.
* United are in form too, with 4 successive wins.
* However, United have the meanest defence in the league – just 9 conceded, and only 1 at Old Trafford.
* Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva have the most assists this season with 8 apiece.
* The sides are the top 2 leading scorers in the PL, with City netting 46 times and United 35.
* That said, don’t expect a goal fest – there have been 4 goals in the last 4 PL matches, and 3 of those came in one match.


All the factz you need to know for the Liverpool v Everton Merseyside derby

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Liverpool welcome – if that’s the right word – Everton to Anfield today in the Premier League. Kick off is 2.15pm and the match is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Liverpool did the double over their city rivals last season, winning 3-1 at Anfield and 0-1 at Goodison Park.
* This is the 249th Liverpool Derby in all competitions (excluding wartime games).
* In the PL era, Liverpool have won 19 of the 50 matches to Everton’s 9.
* Everton haven’t won at Anfield this century in the PL – a run of 17 matches. Liverpool have won 9 of those matches.
* Liverpool haven’t lost to Everton in their last 14 matches. If they avoid defeat today it will equal their longest unbeaten run against the Toffees.
* Liverpool have won 5 of their last 6 PL matches, scoring 19 goals in the process.
* Everton’s form is improving: they’ve won their last 2, as many as they won in their previous 12.
* The Reds have conceded just 2 goals at home this season.
* Everton have the third leakiest defence in the PL this season, conceding 28 so far.
* This fixture is always feisty: there have been 21 players sent off in the 50 PL match-ups, with two-thirds of those being Everton players.

All the factz you need on Southampton v Arsenal

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In the early kick-off today in the Premier League, Southampton take on Arsenal at St Mary’s. Kick-off time is 12.00 and the match is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Arsenal won 0-2 last time they visited St Mary’s in May. They also won 0-5 in the FA Cup in January.
* Saints have lost 3 of their last 6 matches, only winning one.
* Arsenal have won 7 of their last 10 PL matches, although only 2 of those have been away from home.
* Goalscoring remains Southampton’s problem: 15 in 15 matches this season, but only 10 in their last 15 home matches.
* Arsenal have lost 9 times away from home in 2017, and 11 in all – their worst record in Arsene Wenger’s 21 years at the club.

All the factz on Newcastle United v Leicester City

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Today’s late kick-off in the Premier League sees Leicester City travel to St James’s Park to take on Newcastle United. The match kicks off at 5.30pm and it is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Newcastle have lost 5 of their last 6 matches, drawing the other.
* Leicester meanwhile are in form: having lost 1 of their last 9, winning 4 and drawing 4.
* Newcastle have lost their last 2 home matches without scoring.
* If Jamie Vardy scores it will be his 50th in the PL and he will be the first Leicester play to reach that mark.
* Leicester have an oddly symmetrical record this season: 5 wins, 5 draws, 5 defeats, scored 20, conceded 20, points 20.