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

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The second match up of the day in the Premier League sees Chelsea host Leicester City at Stamford Bridge. 

This is Frank Lampard’s first home match since taking over as Chelsea manager so the ground should be rocking. Meanwhile Brendan Rodgers will have ambitions to emulate Leicester’s title-winning season in 2016.

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:

* Leicester beat Chelsea 0-1 in this fixture last season. It ended 0-0 in the return at the King Power Stadium. However Chelsea did win 2-1 against the Foxes in the FA Cup quarter final.
* That defeat is Chelsea’s only one in their last 22 PL matches at Stamford Bridge.
* Leicester’s away form was good last season – they scored 7 more goals on the road than at home.
* The last Blues manager to lose their first two league matches at the club was Gianluca Vialli more than 20 years ago.
* This is Leicester’s 500th match in the Premier League. Only 15 other teams have reached the milestone.

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

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The first match in the Premier League today is Sheffield United taking on Crystal Palace at Brammall Lane. 

This is Sheffield United’s first home fixture of the season and the ground is sure to be rocking. Both sides will go into the match thinking they can win.

The match kicks off at 2pm 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 meeting between the sides for 8 years and first in the top flight since 1992/3.
* Sheffield United have lost just one match in their last 19, with 11 wins in that run.
* Meanwhile Palace will be hoping to continue their great away form from last season – they won 5 of their last 6 away from Selhurst Park.
* The Eagles have scored 20 goals on the road this year – only Manchester City have sores more in the PL.
* Since Chris Wilder was appointed manager of the Blades in 2016, only Manchester City and Luton Town have won more points.

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

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The tea-time kick-off in the Premier League today sees Manchester City host Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium.

Both sides won their opening matches and will be challenging for the title again this season and will want to strike an early blow in the race.

The match kicks off at 5.30pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Manchester City did the double over Spurs last season. They also beat them 4-3 in the Champions League semifinals. However, Spurs won the other leg 1-0 to go through on away goals.
* City are on a run of 15 straight PL wins.
* Meanwhile Spurs have lost their last 6 PL away matches. They haven’t lost 7 in a row since 2000.
* Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick in the opening match, but Gabriel Jesus is another man to watch – he has 13 goals in his last 10 starts for City.
* Spurs didn’t draw any away matches last season – that’s the first time that’s happened since 1980/81.

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

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The final match of the opening round of fixtures in the Premier League sees Manchester United host Chelsea at Old Trafford. 

There is huge interest in this match – beyond the usual hype – as it sees two sides in transition, managed by highly-rated young coaches in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard who were both legends at their respective clubs in their playing days.

In addition, both sides are expected to blood promising young home-grown talent.

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:

* United have won just two of their last 13 matches against Chelsea. The Blues have triumphed in 6 of those matches.
* The Red Devils failed to win any of their final five PL matches last season, losing three of those.
* Meanwhile Chelsea lost just one of their last 13 matches in all competitions last season – and that was to Liverpool. They won 8 of those matches.
* United haven’t kept a clean sheet since February.
* Chelsea aren’t brilliant on the road – they lost 5 of their last 9 PL matches away from Stamford Bridge, winning just two.

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

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It’s the start of a new era on Tyneside as Steve Bruce takes charge of his first match as Newcastle United manager, welcoming Unai Emery’s Arsenal to St James’s Park. 

Both sides have invested over the summer – but have also lost key players from last season.

Arsenal are looking to regain a spot in the Champions League, while Newcastle will be looking to prove the pundits who predicted them for relegation this season wrong.

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

* This fixture ended 0-0 last season. Arsenal took a 2-0 win at The Emirates Stadium.
* Newcastle have an awful record against Arsenal; they’ve won just 1 of the last 16 matches against them and drawn only 3.
* Newcastle had decent form towards the end of last season – winning 4 and drawing 2 of their last 10 PL matches.
* Arsenal’s last 10 matches were the same as Newcastle’s – 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats as they missed out on Champions League qualification.
* Reiss Nelson is back for Arsenal. He made 23 appearances and scored 7 goals on Lon for Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga last season.