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All the factz on Sheffield United v Arsenal, including which TV channel its on

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The final match of this round of Premier League fixtures sees Sheffield United take on Arsenal at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United want a win to put some distance between themselves and the relegation zone – they are currently one point above it. Meanwhile a win for Arsenal will take them back into the Champions League spots.

The match kicks off at 8pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

* This is the first league meeting between the sides since 2006. They have met twice in the League Cup since then, with Arsenal running out comfortable winners on both occasions.
* United are slow starters – they’ve scored just one goal before half time this season.
* Arsenal have kept just two clean sheets away from home in their last 23 matches.
* The Blades have kept 24 clean sheets since the start of last season – more than any other side in the top 4 divisions in England.
* If Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores for Arsenal, it will be his 50th goal for the club in all competitions in just 75 appearances.

All the factz on Manchester United v Liverpool, including which channel its on

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Only one match in the Premier League today but it is one of the biggest of the season – Manchester United host Liverpool at Old Trafford.

This rivalry goes back decades but has always been intense – the two sides genuinely dislike each other, especially if one is doing well and the other is struggling, relatively speaking, as is the case now.

The match kicks off at 4.30pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Last season, it ended 0-0 at Old Trafford. Earlier in the season, Liverpool beat United 3-1 at Anfield.
* Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 5 league matches against Liverpool at Old Trafford – they’ve won 3 of those
* Indeed, Liverpool have only beaten United once in their last 10 attempts in the PL – that win at Anfield last season, which prompted Jose Mourinho’s departure from the manager’s chair at United.
* If Liverpool win it will be their 18th in a row, equalling Manchester City’s top-flight record.
* A win for the Reds today will also the equal the Premier League record for most wins at the start of the season – 9. Chelsea achieved this in 2005.
* But United are out of form, winning just 2 of their last 13 league matches, losing 6.
* If United score twice they will be the first to reach 2,000 goals in the Premier League.
* However, United haven’t scored more than once since they thumped Chelsea 4-0 on the opening day of the season.
* If United lose, it will be their worst start to a season since 1986/7 – the season that one Alex Ferguson took over as manager.
* Only one side has ever won their first 9 league matches and not gone on to win the title – United in 1985/6. They won their first 10 that season but collapsed to let Liverpool take the glory.

All the factz on Newcastle United v Manchester United, including which TV channel its on

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The final match of this weekend sees a battle between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James’s Park.

Both sides are under pressure after poor starts to the season. United start the day in 11th place, while the Magpies are in the relegation zone. The desperation for a win will be clear to see.

The match kicks off at 4.30pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Manchester United did the double over Newcastle last season: winning 0-2 at St James’s Park and 3-2 at Old Trafford.
* Newcastle are traditionally slow starters – they had 5 points after 11 matches last season. They have that total now.
* Manchester United’s 9 points from 7 matches is their worst start to a season since 1989.
* Don’t expect a goal-fest: only 3 goals have been scored at St James’s Park so far this season.
* Manchester United haven’t won on the road in their last 7 fixtures – their worst run in 30 years.

All the factz on Southampton v Chelsea, including which TV channel its on

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The third Premier League match to kick off at 2pm today sees Chelsea travel to the South coast to take on Southampton at St Mary’s.

Chelsea have hit form recently, but Saints have also been playing well so it should be a close-fought match.

The match kicks off at 2pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Chelsea have a great record against Saints in recent years, winning 12 of their last 20 meetings, losing just 2.
* Saints have won just 1 point at home this season. They have 2 victories so far but both came on the road.
* Chelsea meanwhile have won their last 2 matches on the road.
* Expect goals today – Saints have scored in each of their last 17 home matches, but have also conceded in all but one of those.
* Tammy Abraham is the man Saints need to stop – he has 7 PL goals this season, one behind top scorer Sergio Aguero.

All the factz on Manchester United v Arsenal, including which TV channel its on

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The Monday night football match in the Premier League tonight is a clash between two sides that have fallen slightly from their lofty perches in recent years as Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United.

Both sides have had mediocre – by their standards – openings to the season and will be desperate to win this one to not lose touch with the top 4, as well as getting one over on old rivals.

The match kicks off at 8pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Arsenal have only won on 3 of their 27 visits to Old Trafford in the Premier League era.

* Old Trafford isn’t the fortress it once was – the Red Devils have lost 3 of their last 6 home matches.
* Defence is Arsenal’s main problem: they’ve conceded twice in each of their last 4 matches and have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11.
* But then United can’t score. They love scored more than one goal once in their last 11 matches – the 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea on the opening weekend of the season.
* Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the man United’s defends needs to stop – he has 13 goals in his last 13 PL matches.