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All the factz on Chelsea v Watford tonight

Chelsea v Watford

• Champions Chelsea are bidding for a 14th home win in their past 15 matches.
• Watford are bang out of form – losing their last 4 without scoring.
• It gets worse for the Hornets – they have lost their last 6 on the road without scoring – an unwanted club record.
• Chelsea haven’t lost to Watford since 1999 – and that’s Watford’s only win against the Blues in their past 16 attempts.
• If Chelsea win their final 2 fixtures, they will become the first side to win 30 matches in a 38-game season.

All the factz and stats you need for today’s Premier League matches

Manchester City v Crystal Palace (12.30)

* City won 1-2 at Selhurst Park earlier in the season.
* This continued City’s recent domination of Palace – they have won 8 of the last 9 encounters.
* City are becoming draw specialists – 5 of their last 8 matches have ended all square.
* The Eagles are in good form – 6 wins from their last 10 matches.
* Christian Benteke hasn’t scored against City in 7 previous attempts.

AFC Bournemouth v Stoke City

* The Cherries nicked a 0-1 win earlier in the season.
* Bournemouth have won their last 2 without conceding – an achievement considering they have conceded 63 goals this season.
* Stoke are out of form, winning just one of their last 8 PL matches (5 defeats)
* The Potters are also finding it difficult to score: they have drawn a blank in 5 of their last 8 matches and haven’t scored away from home in 6 games.
* Joshua King is in the form of his life for Bournemouth – 13 goals in 17 appearances.

Burnley v West Bromwich Albion

* The Baggies thumped Burnley 4-0 earlier in the season. They also scored 4 against them last season.
* But Burnley are tougher at home, winning 32 points at Turf Moor, but have won only 1 of their last 4 home games.
* West Brom are out of form having lost their last 4 PL matches.
* They are also suffering their worst goal drought in their history – no goals in 5 matches.
* Burnley’s record against the Baggies recently is poor with just 2 wins in their last 16 attempts – and those came back in 2007.

Hull City v Sunderland

* Sunderland registered on of their few victories this season against Hull – winning 3-0 win in November.
* But Hull have turned the KCom Stadium into a fortress – 4 successive wins there and unbeaten in 8 overall.
* Hull have also kept successive clean sheets in the PL.
* Sunderland are on a miserable run – they have won once in the league this year and losing 12 of their last 17 matches.
* There hasn’t been a 0-0 draw between the sides since a clash in the old Division 2 in October 1988.

Leicester City v Watford

* Watford won 2-1 earlier in the season in the reverse fixture.
* Leicester have won their last 4 home matches in the PL.
* This doesn’t augur well for the Hornets who have lost their last 4 away matches without scoring.
* Overall, Watford have scored just 4 goals in their last 7 matches.
* Jamie Vardy is back in form with 9 goals in 13 games.

Swansea City v Everton (5.30)

* The sides drew 1-1 earlier in the season – 4 of the last 5 meetings between the sides have ended drawn.
* Swansea have a terrible record against the Toffees – winning only 2 of their 26 meetings in all competitions.
* If Swansea avoid defeat today, they will have gone 3 matches unbeaten for the first time this season.
* Everton haven’t won away from home for 6 matches.
* Swansea have the worst defensive record in the division, having conceded 69 goals so far this season.

Crucial day in the Premier League – our factz give you the guide to today’s matches

AFC Bournemouth v Middlesbrough

* Middlesbrough won the reverse fixture 2-0 earlier in the season. A win today would be their first double over a side this season.
* However, Boro haven’t won in the league in 2017 – a run of 15 games.
* Boro also haven’t won away from home for 15 matches and have lost 7 of their last 9 away from the Riverside.
* Bournemouth are without a win in 4 so aren’t in the best for either.
* The Cherries’ defence is the leakiest in the PL in 2017 – 32 conceded since the turn of the year.

Hull City v Watford

* Watford are looking for a double over Hull, having won 1-0 at Vicarage Road earlier in the season.
* However, the KCOM Stadium is a fortress under Marco Silva – Hull have dropped just 2 points in 6 matches there since he took over.
* However, Hull have lost their last 2 matches, which both ended 3-1.
* Watford have won 3 of their last 4 matches.
* But they have lost their last 3 away matches.

Swansea City v Stoke City

* Stoke won 3-1 at the Bet365 Stadium earlier in the season.
* Swansea have beaten Stoke just once in their last 7 attempts.
* Swansea have lost 5 of their last 6 PL matches.
* Stoke are also out of form, having lost 4 of their last 5 matches and 7 of their last 9 away from home.
* Scoring is a problem for both sides: Swansea haven’t found the back of the next on 4 of their last 5 matches and Stoke haven’t scored away from him since mid-January.

West Ham United v Everton

* Everton won 2-0 earlier in the season.
* The Hammers have an awful record against the Toffees – just one win in their last 17 attempts.
* They are also out of form, with just 1 win in their last 9 PL matches.
* Everton have won 4 of their last 7 matches, losing just one.
* Romelu Lukaku has scored against West Ham on each of his 9 appearances against them.

Premier League April 8 – all the factz you need on today’s matches

Tottenham Hotspur v Watford (12.30pm)

* Spurs won 1-4 at Vicarage Road earlier in the season – their 4th straight win against the Hornets.
* Watford haven’t won at White Hart Lane since November 1985.
* Spurs have won 12 of their last 15 matches and 5 on the spin.
* Watford have won their last 2 matches but only 1 of their last 10 away games.
* Spurs have scored in 23 successive home matches.

Manchester City v Hull City

* City won 0-3 at the KCOM Stadium earlier in the season.
* Hull have never beaten City away from home in the league in 10 previous attempts.
* City haven’t won in 4 PL matches.
* Hull have won 17 points in 11 games since Marco Silva was appointed.
* Hull have won just 2 points from their last 14 away matches.

Middlesbrough v Burnley

* Burnley won the sides’ clash earlier in the season and are looking for their first double over Boro since 1953/4.
* Boro haven’t won in 13 league matches, losing 8.
* Burnley are the only side in the PL yet to win away from home this season.
* Boro have scored the fewest goals in the PL this season – just 22.
* Burnley have 35 points – 2 more than they’ve scored in a season in the PL before.

Stoke City v Liverpool

* Liverpool have won 6 of their last 7 matches against Stoke – the exception being a 6-1 thrashing in 2015.
* Stoke have lost their last 3 PL matches.
* In 5 away league matches in 2017, Liverpool are yet to win, although they have drawn 3 of those.
* Stoke have drawn a blank in 5 of their last 8 matches.
* Liverpool matches have had 105 goals scored in them this season.

West Bromwich Albion v Southampton

* West Brom are seeking to do the double over the Saints after winning 1-2 at St Mary’s earlier in the season.
* The Baggies have lost 3 of their last 5 matches.
* But they have won 5 of their last 6 at home.
* Saints have won 2 of their last 4 matches.
* Historically, the sides are evenly matched – in games between the sides, both have won 24 with 27 draws.

West Ham United v Swansea City

* West Ham beat Swansea 1-4 on Boxing Day.
* Oddly, Swansea won 1-4 on their last trip to West Ham too.
* West Ham are plummeting down the table, having lost their last 5 PL matches.
* Swansea have lost 5 of their last 8, winning 2.
* Swansea have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 away matches – losing on each occasion.

AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea (5.30)

* Chelsea ran out 3-0 winners in the reverse fixture.
* In 7 previous league meetings, Chelsea have won 5 times to Bournemouth’s 2.
* The Cherries are unbeaten in 5 PL matches.
* Chelsea have lost once in their past 12 PL away matches.
* Chelsea have 72 points – only once in the PL era has a side with this many points after 30 games has not gone on to win the title.