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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.

Tottenham Hotspur ready to make January bid for Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes

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Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to make another move for Sporting Lisbon’s attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes in January – possibly paving the way for Christian Eriksen’s departure.

Spurs were interested in Fernandes back in the summer but a deal couldn’t be agree with Sporting – allegedly because the club didn’t accept Spurs’ offer of £40 million plus another £18 million in performance related ads-ons.

However, with Eriksen seemingly edging towards the exit door – he is reportedly not happy and wants to leave – Spurs are looking to go back in for Fernandes as a direct replacement.

Fernandes has been in sparkling form for Sporting so far this season, with 7 goals and 5 assists from just 10 appearances. This is the sort of player who could fill the void should Eriksen leave.

Sporting want £65 million for the 25-year-old. Whether Spurs’ notoriously hard bargain driver chairman Daniel Levy will pay that much remains to be seen.

But a deal could mean that Eriksen is sold in January – meaning Spurs would at least get some transfer fee for him – with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich said to be interested in a deal.

Tottenham consider deal to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala in return for Christian Eriksen

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Tottenham Hotspur are thinking about making another move to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala in January and are open to Christian Eriksen moving the other way as part of the deal.

Spurs wanted to sign Dybala in the summer but failed to agree a deal with the Italian champions.

However, Mauricio Pochettino remains interested in his fellow Argentine and could go back for him in January, according to Tuttosport in Italy.

The publication further claims that Spurs could be willing to let 27-year-old Eriksen move the other way.

Eriksen stayed publicly that he was looking for a new challenge in the summer after spending six years in north London. However, despite attracting interest from a number of top European clubs and Manchester United, no deal was forthcoming.

Eriksen is in the final year of his contract and could leave for nothing next summer. With little sign of the Dane signing a new deal – despite Spurs’ best efforts to tempt him – they may decide to cash in on him in January.

However, Spurs could face competition for Dybala. Paris St-Germain have been rumoured to be interested and could also return with a bid for the player who has been unsettled in Turin since the arrival of Christiano Ronaldo.

Manchester United line up January swoop for Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen

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Manchester United are planning to make a cut-price bid for Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen in January, according to reports. 

United were keen on signing him in the summer but a deal never materialised as it was clean that Eriksen was set on a move to Spain.

However, Eriksen’s preferred choice Real Madrid went for other options – such as Eden Hazard from Chelsea – and didn’t firm up their interest in him.

But it is thought that Eriksen was flattered by United’s interest so could be open to talks in the future.

Likewise, Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains a fan of the Dane who could provide the creative spark that has often been missing from United recently.

United could make a cut-price offer in January as Eriksen would be entering the final six months of his contract with Spurs. Spurs could then sell or risk losing him for nothing in the summer.

The Sun says United could come back in with a lower bid than the £70 million they were offering in the summer.

Spurs, for their part, still want Eriksen to sign a new deal. He is a vital part of Mauricio Pochettino’s side and they will be loathed to lose him. However, if it becomes clear the 27-year-old wants to leave, they may decide to sell. But whether that would be to a Premier League rival remains to be seen.

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

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It’s the first North London derby of the season, with Tottenham Hotspur making the short trip to The Emirates Stadium to take on old foes Arsenal. 

While both sides have made good starts to the new season, all form goes out of the window for this match. Bragging rights are at stake and both sides will be gunning – pardon the pun – for the three points.

The match kicks off at 4pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are. The factz you need to know:

* Arsenal won this fixture 4-2 last season, coming back from 1-2 down. The return ended 1-1. Spurs also beat the Gunners in the Carabao Cup last season.
* This is the 185th North London derby in league and cup matches. Arsenal have won 78 to Spurs’ 58.
* Spurs have a terrible record at Arsenal in the Premier League era. In 27 previous attempts, only on two occasions have the left with all three points.
* Arsenal have started with two wins from three, but in their last 10 PL matches they’ve lost 5 and won 4.
* Spurs’ record isn’t much better – they’ve won 4, lost 4 and drawn 2 in their last 10 PL matches.