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All the factz on the October 6 3pm kick offs in the Premier League

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There are 5 matches in the Premier League kicking off at 3pm today, involving clubs at both ends of the table. Here are the facts you need to know:

Burnley v Huddersfield Town
* Last season, both matches between the sides ended 0-0.
* Burnley have won their last 2, having had no wins in their opening 5 matches.
* Huddersfield have yet to win in the PL this season, and have gone 11 without a win, counting last season.
* The Terriers are the lowest scorers in the PL, with 3 goals and have conceded the joint highest – 16.
* Burnley have gone 50 matches without being awarded a penalty – much to The annoyance of manager Sean Dyche.
Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers
* This is the first time the teams have met in the top flight since 1981.
* Palace have yet to score at Selhurst Park this season.
* Wolves are unbeaten in 5 matches – 3 wins in that run.
* Wilfried Zaha is the man to stop for the Eagles – he has 8 goals and 2 assists in his past 12 matches.
* Wolves have named that same starting XI in their opening 7 matches – no side has gone unchanged for 8 matches from the start of a season in the PL.
Leicester City v Everton
* Last season, Leicester Best Everton 2-0 at the King Power Stadium. Everton gained revenge at Goodison, winning 2-1.
* Leicester have won their last 3 matches in all competitions and 3 of their last 4 at home.
* Everton are consistently inconsistent: 3 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in all competitions this season.
* Jamie Vardy has scored 14 goals the PL in 2018 – only Mo Salah and Harry Lane have scored more.
* Everton are poor away from home – just 3 wins in their last 30 on the road, with 15 losses.
Tottenham Hotspur v Cardiff City
* Last time the sides met in the PL, in 2013/14, Spurs recorded a pair of 1-0 wins.
* Spurs haven’t won at Wembley in their last 4 matches there.
* Cardiff have failed to win any of their opening 8 league games on only 2 occasions before.
* Of the 27 sides Harry Kane has faced in the PL, it is only Cardiff he has failed to score against.
* Cardiff have conceded 16 goals in 7 matches, the joint highest in the division, alongside Huddersfield and Fulham.
Watford v AFC Bournemouth
* Expect a draw: 5 of the last 6 meetings have ended all square. Bournemouth won the other match.
* Watford are without a win in 3 in the PL, having won their first 4.
* Bournemouth haven’t kept a clean sheet in 9 away matches.
* A win for either side could take them into the top 4.
* If Watford win, it will be their 50th in the PL.

Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona set to battle for Ajax star Frenkie de Jong

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Premier League clubs Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are set to battle it out for the signature of £50 million-rated Ajax star Frenkie de Jong, according to reports.

United sent scouts to watch de Jong play for Holland in their recent Nations Cup tie against France earlier this month, The Sun reports. Manager Jose Mourinho is said to be a fan of the midfielder, who can also play in defence, and could prepare a bid in January for him.

An unnamed United source quoted by The Sun said: “Jose and the staff like the look of him. He can play in a few different roles and looks comfortable wherever.”

Tottenham are also believed to be interested in de Jong. After a summer where manager Mauricio Pochettino signed no players, he may look for reinforcements in January – and the 21-year-old may well fit the bill.

Barcelona are also thought to be keeping tabs on the player.
Manchester City are thought to have had a £50 million bid for de Jong turned down in the summer, but it is not known if they will revive their interest again.

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

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In the late kick-off in the Premier League today Brighton & Hove Albion play Tottenham Hotspur at the Amex Stadium. The match kicks off at 5.30 pm. It is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know:
* The sides drew 1-1 at the Amex Stadium last season. Spurs also took. 2-1 win at Wembley Stadium.
* Brighton’s form isn’t good – they have won just 2 of their last 14 PL matches – although both wins came against Manchester United.
* Spurs have lost their last 2 PL matches – something they haven’t done since May 2016.
* Glenn Murray is Brighton’s form man, with 4 goals in 5 games.
* Spurs have scored in all but one of their last 16 away matches.

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

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The Premier League is back after the international break, and the first match sees Tottenham Hotspur take on Liverpool at Wembley Stadium. Both sides are looking to build on good starts to the season. The match kicks off at 12.30pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know: 

* The first goal today will be the 150th in this fixture in the PL era.
* Spurs have won 8 of their last 9 home matches – the exception being a 1-3 loss to Manchester City.
* Liverpool have won their first 4 matches this season – they haven’t won the first 5 since 1990/1.
* Spurs thumped Liverpool 4-1 at Wembley Stadium last season. It ended 2-2 at Anfield.
* Spurs lost last time out to Watford, but haven’t lost successive PL matches since the end of the 2015/16 season.

Juventus target Anthony Martial for summer 2019 transfer

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Italian champions Juventus are plotting to make a move for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial – but are prepared to wait to get him on a free transfer next summer.

France international Martial, 22, is in the final year of his current deal with United, and has yet to make a commitment over his future.

United bosses have offered Martial a new long-term deal and the club are hopeful of convincing him to put pen to paper. This is despite his largely bit-part role at Old Trafford in the past year and rumours of a fractious relationship with manager Jose Mourinho.

Juventus will watch the negotiations carefully, mindful that from January the former Monaco man will be able to sign a pre-contract to join another club in the summer, according to Italian outlet Calciomercato.

However, they are not the only club interested in signing him. In the summer, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur were interested, but United made it clear they would not sell him to a Premier League rival. Bayern Munich are also said to be monitoring his situation.

Should Martial sign, then any potential suitor will have to pay a hefty transfer fee for him – certainly north of £50 million in the current inflated market.