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All the factz on the October 19 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League

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There are 6 3pm kick offs in the Premier League today – something of a rarity this season.

Clubs at both ends of the division are in action as the table starts to take a regular form.

Here are the factz you need to know:

Aston Villa v Brighton & Hove Albion

* Brighton have never won at Villa Park in 11 previous attempts in league and cup matches.

* Villa beat Brighton 3-1 in the Carabao Cup earlier in the season.
* Villa have scored at least two goals in their last 3 PL matches – something they last achieved in 2010.
* Brighton have won just two of their last 17 PL matches, although one of those was against Spurs last time out.

* Brighton need to keep going to the end – Villa have conceded 6 goals after the 75th minute this season.

AFC Bournemouth v Norwich City

* Bournemouth have a good record against Norwich recently – winning 6 and losing just 2 of their last 13 meetings.

* Norwich have lost all four of their away matches this season.
* But the Cherries aren’t great at home: they’ve won two of their last 10 at the Vitality Stadium.
* Norwich have conceded at least 2 goals in each of their last 6 PL matches.

* Bournemouth have a leaky defence too – they haven’t kept a clean sheet in 2019/20 yet. The only other side not to? Norwich.

Chelsea v Newcastle United

* Newcastle must hate visiting Stamford Bridge – they’ve won there just once in their last 25 visits, losing 17 of them.

* Chelsea have hit form, winning 4 on the bounce in all competitions.
* However, they have kept just one clean sheet all season.
* Newcastle may have beaten Manchester United last time out, but it was just their second win in 9 matches this season.

* Tammy Abraham is the man Newcastle need to stop – he has 9 goals in all competitions. Only Raheem Sterling has the same amount among Premier League players.

Leicester City v Burnley

* It ended 0-0 between these sides at the King Power Stadium last season. Leicester won 1-2 at Turf Moor.

* If Leicester win today they will have 17 points – 1 more than they had at the same stage of the season they won the Premier League.
* Burnley are unbeaten in 4 matches – they’ve won 2 of those.
* The Foxes come on strong in the second half – 10 of their 14 league goals have come after the break.

* Burnley have kept just one clean sheet away from home in their last 16 matches.

Tottenham Hotspur v Watford

* Watford hate playing at Spurs – they’ve lost on each of their last 9 visits and have conceded 24 goals.
* Spurs have lost 17 times in 2019 – more than any other PL side.
* Watford are the only PL side yet to win a match this season.
* Spurs haven’t scored a goal in the second half of a league match for 2 months. Their 9 goals in that time have all come before the break.

* Watford have kept 1 clean sheet in their last 19 matches – against Sheffield United last time out.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton

* Wolves won this fixture 2-0 last season. Saints gained revenge with a 3-1 win at St Mary’s later in the season.

* If Wolves keep a clean sheet today it will be the first time they have had 3 consecutive top-flight shut-outs at home since 1981.
* Saints have won just 2 of their last 13 Pl matches, losing 7.
* Molineux is a fortress for Wolves – they’ve lost just one in their last 12 matches at home, winning 7.
* Saints are good away from home – 6 of their 7 points have come on the road this season.

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 Southampton v Manchester United, including which TV channel its on

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The first match in the Premier League this weekend sees Manchester United travel to the South coast to take on Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium. 

Both sides have had solid starts to the season and will fancy their chances of taking all three points.

The match kicks off at 12.30pm and it is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Saints haven’t beaten United at home since  2003 – a run of 8 games.
* Southampton won last time out – their first win in 8 matches.
* United too have won just one of their last 8 PL matches, losing 4 of those.
* The Red Devils won 10 of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first 12 games in charge. They have won just 3 of the next 12.
* Expect goals: in Saints last 15 home matches, on only one occasion has a side – home or away – failed to score.

All the factz on the August 17 3pm kick offs in the Premier League

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There are 5 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League today. Here are the factz you need to know:

Aston Villa v AFC Bournemouth 

* This is only the 7th League meeting between the sides.

* Villa Park was a fortress for Villa towards the end of last season, with 6 wins from their last 7 matches.
* Bournemouth aren’t great away from home: they’ve lost 11 of their last 14 on the road.
* However, they have scored at least 3 goals in each of their last 3 away matches.

* Jack Grealish will be hoping to end a streak on 19 consecutive PL matches he’s played in for Villa ending in defeat.

Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United

* Brighton are a bogey side for the Hammers. The Seagulls have won 3 of the 4 PL matches between the sides, drawing the other.

* Last week’s 3-0 win over Watford was Brighton’s first PL win in 10 matches.
* West Ham won their last 2 away matches last season, but had lost 7 of their previous 8.
* Scoring at home is one of Brighton’s problems, netting just 7 times in their last 12 matches at the Amex.

* If the Hammers win today, it’ll be their 100th in the Premier League.

Everton v Watford

* It ended 2-2 between these sides at Goodison Park last season. Watford took a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road.
* Goodison is a fortress for the Toffees – they haven’t conceded a goal here since February 6.
* in fact, Everton have kept clean sheets in 9 of their last 12 matches.
* Watford have lost their last 4 PL matches – they haven’t lost 5 in a row since 2017.

* The Hornets haven’t kept a clean sheet in 16 matches.

Norwich City v Newcastle United

* Games between these sides are usually fun – 24 goals scored in the last 6 meetings.
* Norwich had been on a 14-match unbeaten run before last week’s defeat to Liverpool.
* Newcastle won their last away match of last season. They haven’t won consecutive away matches since January 2018.
* Norwich have not got a good record against the Magpies – 5 defeats in their last 9 meetings and only 1 win.

* Newcastle have won 4, lost 4 and drawn 2 in their last 10 PL matches.

Southampton v Liverpool

* The Reds did the double over Saints last season; winning 1-3 at St Mary’s and 3-0 at Anfield.
* Saints have won 16 of their last 77 PL matches – although half of those have come in the last 24 matches under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
* Liverpool are chasing a club record-equalling 11th consecutive PL win.
* The Reds have also scored at least 2 goals in every one of those wins.
* Saints are without a win in 6 – 3 defeats in that run.

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

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There are just four Saturday 3pm kick offs in the opening weekend of the Premier League. But there will be plenty of action and intrigue as there will be plenty of debutants looking to make themselves instant heroes for their new teams. 

Here are the factz you need to know:

AFC Bournemouth v Sheffield United 

* This is the first top-flight meeting between the sides. They have faced off in each of the other three divisions over the years.

* Bournemouth haven’t beaten Sheffield United since 1988 – although this is their first meeting since 2013.
* Cherries boss Eddie Howe will hope to have fixed his side’s defensive problems that saw the side concede 16 goals in their last 8 PL matches of the 2018/19 season.
* On their way to automatic promotion last season, United lost just 1 of their last 18 matches, winning 11.
* United also have English football’s current top marksman – Billy Sharp has scored 218 goals since the start of 2005/6.

Burnley v Southampton 

* Last season’s two fixtures ended all square -0-0 at Turf Moor and 1-1 at St Mary’s.

* Burnley manager Sean Dyche will be hoping for better home form this season – they lost 10 matches at Turf Moor last season.
* Saints will be looking to continue their improvement from the latter half of last season. They have won just 16 matches in the past two PL seasons.
* Burnley will be looking to share the goals around more this season – Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood scored 48.9% of their PL goals in 2018/19.
* Saints’ new striker Che Adams – one of his middle names is Everton – scored 22 goals in 46 Championship games for Birmingham City last season.

Crystal Palace v Everton

* It ended 0-0 between these sides at Selhurst Park last season. Everton took a 2-0 win over the Eagles at Goodison Park.
* Everton have a great record against Palce recently, losing just one of their last 9 meetings.
* Palace weren’t great at home last season, taking just 20 points – only Huddersfield won fewer on their own turf.
* The Toffees will be looking to take their form for the end of last season into this. They won 21 points in their last 11 PL matches in 2018/19.
* Roy Hodgson celebrated his 72nd birthday last week, and is the oldest person to take charge of a PL match.

Watford v Brighton & Hove Albion

* Brighton have yet to beat Watford in the PL – there have been two draws and two wins for the Hornets.
* Watford will be hoping to have solved their defensive problems from last season – they conceded in each of their last 15 games last season.
* Brighton failed to win any of their last 9 PL matches – losing 6.
* Watford will be looking to better their 11th place of last season when they scored 50 points – their best finish in the PL era.
* The Seagulls aren’t great away from home – they’ve won just 5 times on the road in their two PL seasons.