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Football Newz’s guide to today’s Premier League matches

Manchester United v Swansea City (12.00)

* United will be looking to do the double over Swansea, having beaten them 1-3 back in November.
* United are 24 matches unbeaten in the Premier League – equalling their record in a single season.
* Swansea won last time out, ending a run of 5 defeats and 1 draw.
* The Red Devils have kept 8 clean sheets in their last 11 matches.
* Swansea haven’t scored in their last 3 away matches.

Everton v Chelsea (2.05)

* Chelsea hammered the Toffees 5-0 at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season.
* However, this game may be closer as Everton have won 12 of 17 home matches this season, losing just once.
* But then Chelsea have won 10 of their last 14 away matches, losing just 2.
* Chelsea have conceded a goal in each of their last 11 matches.
* There have been 15 goals in the last 3 PL matches between the sides.

Middlesbrough v Manchester City (2.05)

* The sides drew 1-1 at the Etihad earlier in the season.
* Boro’s win against Sunderland last time out ended a run of 16 matches without a win.
* City have lost 1 of their last 12 matches.
* Boro have kept 11 clean sheets this season – surprisingly 1 more than City have.
* City are strong away from home – 11 wins this season.

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal (4.30)

* Honours were even at the Emirates in November – a 1-1 draw.
* If Spurs win, it will ensure they finish above Arsenal for the first time since the 1994/5 season.
* Spurs have won their last 8 PL matches and lost just 1 of their last 18.
* Arsenal have won 4 of their last 5 matches in all competitions.
* But the Gooners have lost 4 of their last 5 away from home.

Chelsea and Tottenham players dominate PFA Team of the Year

Four players from each of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have been named in the Professional Footballer’s Association (PFA) Premier League Team of the Year.

From Chelsea, defenders Gary Cahill and David Luiz, along with midfielders N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard have been chosen.

The four from Tottenham – all England stars – are full-backs Kyle Walker and Danny Rose, midfielder Dele Alli and striker Harry Kane.

The rest of the PFA’s XI is completed by  Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, Liverpool midfielder Sadio Mane and Everton striker Romelu Lukaku.

Votes for the team came from PFA members at 100 clubs from the Premier League, Football League and Women’s Super League.

Guardiola targets trio of Spurs’ English players in summer raid

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is hoping to sign at least one of Tottenham’s contingent of highly-rated English players this summer, as he focuses on bringing in home-grown signings.
Guardiola is known to be a fan of left-back Danny Rose, right-back Kyle Walker and midfielder Dele Alli, and wants to sign at least one of them once the transfer window reopens in June, according to the Manchester Evening News.
However, none of these players would come cheap, as Spurs’ chief Daniel Levy is renowned for driving a hard bargain when selling players. An estimated price tag for Rose is £40 million, while a bid for Alli could double that.
Guardiola is also said to be tracking Sunderland stopper Jordan Pickford, as he plans to add to the English contingent of the squad. The Spaniard is reckoned to have £200 million at his disposal this summer as he seeks to overhaul his ageing squad.

Who will win in the Premier League tonight? Our factz give you a guide

Arsenal v West Ham United
  • Arsenal thrashed West Ham at the London stadium earlier in the season – running out 1-5 winners.
  • That result continued Arsenal’s great recent record against the Hammers – they’ve won 13 of the past 17 games against them, losing just once.
  • Arsenal have won 1 of their last 6 league matches, and lost 4.
  • West Ham are also out of form, having lost their last 4 matches and are without a win in 6.
  • Despite all the talk of crisis at Arsenal, they have the same record and points after 28 games as they did last season.
Chelsea v Manchester City (8.00pm)
  • Chelsea won 1-3 at the Etihad earlier in the season.
  • But that was only Chelsea’s 5th win in their last 15 league games against City. City have won 7 of those meetings.
  • Chelsea have won 6 of their 10 PL matches this year, losing twice – including last time out to Crystal Palace.
  • City are unbeaten in 8 in the league, although 4 matches have been draws, including the last 3.
  • Chelsea have recorded just 2 clean sheets in their last 11 matches, having had 10 in their previous 12.
Hull City v Middlesbrough
  • Middlesbrough won the reverse fixture 1-0 earlier in the season – the same score as when they met last in the Championship in the 2015/6 season.
  • Hull have won 4 of their 5 PL home matches under Marco Silva.
  • Boro haven’t won any of their past 12 league matches – losing 8 of them.
  • Boro have won once away from home all season in the league – at neighbours Sunderland.
  • Hull have kept one clean sheet at home this season in 15 matches.
Liverpool v AFC Bournemouth (8.00pm)
  • Bournemouth won a thriller 4-3 at Dean Court earlier in the season.
  • That was the Cherries’ first victory over Liverpool in 10 attempts.
  • Bournemouth are unbeaten in 4 (2 wins) and have kept consecutive clean sheets.
  • Liverpool are inconsistent at the moment – they have won 3 and lost 3 of their last 8 PL matches.
  • But the Reds have lost just 1 of their last 23 PL home matches – that loss came against Swansea in January.
Southampton v Crystal Palace
  • Palace beat Southampton 3-0 in the reverse fixture in December 2016.
  • However, the Eagles have a terrible record at Southampton – winning once in their last 13 attempts – and that win came in back in 2007.
  • Southampton have won only 3 of their 9 PL matches since the turn of the year, losing 5.
  • Crystal Palace have hit form – 4 wins in 4, after only winning 2 of their previous 19 PL matches.
  • Saints have scored just 14 goals at home this season – only league-low scorers Middlesbrough have scored fewer in front of their own fans.
Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur
  • Spurs thumped Swansea 5-0 at home earlier in the season.
  • This continued the Swans’ terrible record against Spurs – their last league victory against them came in 1982. In 11 PL meetings, Spurs have run out winners on 9 occasions.
  • Swansea have gone 3 games without a win, but are unbeaten in their last 4 at home.
  • Spurs have won 8 of their 11 PL games this year, losing just once.
  • Spurs are unbeaten in the 7 matches they have played without Harry Kane this season, suggesting they aren’t reliant on his goals.