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All the factz on the November 30 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League

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With it being a European week, there are only 4 matches that kick off at 3pm in the Premier League today.

However, with the league starting to take shape, there are clubs desperate for wins to move away from the relegation zone – or catch up with the leaders.

Here are the factz you need to know:

Burnley v Crystal Palace

* The Eagles did the double over Burnley blast season, winning 2-0 at Selhurst Park and 1-3 at Turf Moor.

* However, Burnley are great at home this season – winning 4 of their 6 matches at Turf Moor.
* Burnley’s form is based on solid defence – only Leicester have more than the Clarets’ 5 clean sheets this season.
* Palace are out of form, without a win in 5 and having lost their last 3.

* Scoring goals is the Eagles’ perennial problem – they’ve netted just 11 times this season, only bottom side Watford have scored fewer.

Chelsea v West Ham United

* Chelsea won this fixture 2-0 last season. It ended 0-0 at the London Stadium.

* The Blues have won their last 3 matches at Stamford Bridge without conceding a goal.
* The Hammers are on an awful run of form – no win in 7 league matches (5 defeats).
* They have also conceded 3 goals in each of their last 3 matches.

* Chelsea usually start better than other teams – they’ve opened the scoring 11 times so far this season.

Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion

* Liverpool won both matches against Brighton 1-0 last season.

* If the Reds win or draw it will equal their longest-ever unbeaten run of 31 matches, which was set between May 1987 and March 1988.
* Brighton have won once away form home this season – against Watford on the opening weekend.
* The Seagulls have won just once at Anfield in the top flight – back in 1982.
* Liverpool have won their past 13 PL matches at home.
Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Bournemouth
* Bournemouth won their most recent meeting at the Vitality Stadium in May – their first win over Spurs.
* Spurs have kept just one clean sheet this season – the fewest of any side in the Premier League.
* If Spurs win, it will be their first consecutive victories of the season.
* Bournemouth have won just one of their last 7 PL matches (3 defeats).
* Harry Kane has scored 23 goals in 23 games for club and county this season.

All the factz on Everton v West Ham United, including which TV channel its on

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The Premier League is back after the international break and the weekend’s fixtures kick off with Everton hosting West Ham United at Goodison Park.

The sides have had contrasting starts to the season, with West Ham flirting with the top 4 and Everton in the relegation zone. The Toffees will want to arrest the alarming slump in form, while the Hammers know they  could go third with a win.

The match kicks off at 12.30pm and it is live on BT Sport1. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Last season, the Hammers left Goodison with a 1-3 win. Everton gained revenge with a 0-2 win later in the season at the London Stadium.
* Everton have lost their last 4 PL matches.
* West Ham are unbeaten in 6 away from him (3 wins).
* Everton have scored just 6 goals this season – and only 1 has come after half time.
* However, West Ham have trouble keeping leads – they’ve dropped 7 points from winning positions so far this season.

Manchester United plot summer moves for Declan Rice and Kalidou Koulibaly

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Struggling Manchester United are planning to make big-money bids next summer for West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports. 

United’s squad is in transition and it is widely believed the club will go on a spending spree next summer to try and close the gap to the Champions League places, according to a report on Goal.com. After a poor start – by their standards – to the Premier League, with 9 points from 8 games, it is thought the club will spend big in January and summer 2020.

The Red Devils have been linked with Rice and Koulibaly several times in the past year, although they have never got as far as making a formal bid for either player.

Rice is seen as the ideal man for the defensive midfielder position – current squad members Fred and Nemanja Matic have both been underwhelming this season. However, West Ham will drive a hard bargain if they are to be tempted into parting with one of their star players. It is thought West Ham’s owners, David Sullivan and David Gold, will want up to £80 million for the England international.

Meanwhile Koulibaly has become one of the highest rated central defenders in Europe for his performances for Napoli in Serie A and the Champions League in recent seasons. He is viewed as the man to go alongside Harry Maguire in the centre of defence. Again, a hard bargain would be driven for his signature and it could take up to £100 million to secure him. United would also doubtless face heavy competition from other European club giants such as Real Madrid and Barcelona, as well as rivals Manchester City.

Manchester United plot huge January bid for West Ham star Declan Rice

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Manchester United are lining up a bid of in excess of £90 million for West Ham United midfielder this coming January, according to reports.

The Daily Express claims that United are mulling over a bid as they look to bolster their midfield.

United were said to be interested in 20-year-old Rice in the summer, but didn’t make a bid. West Ham’s bosses had also been clear they wouldn’t sell.

However, United may well firm up their interest when the transfer window reopens as they look for a long-term defensive midfielder. Given the current transfer market, it has been speculated that it could take a bid of £90 million for West Ham to part with one of their most prized assets.

Rice has risen to prominence in the last 18 months, establishing himself in the Hammers side with a series of impressive performances before breaking into Gareth Southgate’s England squad.

The player himself has said he is happy at the London Stadium, but whether concrete interest from a club playing European football would turn his head remains to be seen.

All the factz on the August 31 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League

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There are six matches kicking off at 3pm in the Premier League today. 

It’s still early days in the season, but momentum is important and banking early points can be vital at both ends of the table.

Here are the factz you need to know:

Chelsea v Sheffield United
* Sheffield United haven’t won at Stamford Bridge since October 1992 – the inaugural season of the Premier League.
* Chelsea haven’t failed to score in a match against Sheffield United at home since 1922.
* Chelsea’s win last weekend was just their second in 8 matches.
* The Blues are unbeaten in their last 10 home matches, winning 6 of those.

* Sheffield United have lost just 1 of their last 10 League matches – but that defeat came last time out.

Crystal Palace v Aston Villa

* Villa won the last time the sides met in 2016 – one of only 3 wins that season for the Midlands side.
* Palace are one of the PL’s in form sides, accruing 30 points since February. Only Liverpool and Manchester City have won more.
* That said, they have only won 2 of their last 8 home matches, losing 3.
* Villa haven’t won on the road in the PL in their last 19 matches.

* Palace’s forward line of Jordan Ayew and Christian Benteke scored 49 PL goals between them for Villa.

Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth 

* Last season Leicester best Bournemouth 2-0 at the King Power Stadium. The Cherries prevailed 4-2 at the Vitality Stadium.
* The Cherries haven’t won at Leicester since 1988 when both sides were in the old Division 2 (now Championship).
* Leicester have won 4 and drawn 4 of their last 10 PL matches.
* Bournemouth have lost 5 of their last 10 PL matches, winning 3.

* The Foxes have won 4 of their last 7 PL home matches, losing just 1.

Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion

* City have done the double over Brighton for the past two seasons, and beat them in the FA Cup semi-final last season.
* City have won 16 of their last 17 PL matches.
* Brighton have won 2 of their 4 matches in all competitions this season.
* City have scored in 25 consecutive matches.

* The Seagulls have scored in 5 of their last 6 matches.

Newcastle United v Watford

* Newcastle took a 1-0 win last season against Watford. It ended 1-1 in the return match at Vicarage Road.
* The Magpies have lost 3 of their last 4 PL matches at St James’s Park, but did win the other.
* Watford have had an awful start to the season – they are the only side without a point so far in the PL. They have lost their last 6 in all.
* The Hornets haven’t kept a clean sheet in 18 matches, conceding 41 goals in that run.

* The all-time record between the sides is tight – in 45 meetings, Watford have won 16, Newcastle 15.

West Ham United v Norwich City

* West Ham have a great recent record against Norwich – they’ve won 4 and drawn 6 of their last 11 meetings.
* The Hammers have won two matches in a week, but have yet to keep a clean sheet this season.
* Expect goals – Norwich haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last 10 matches in all competitions.
* Teemu Pukki is the man West Ham need to stop – he has 5 goals so far this season.
* West Ham have 4 points – more than they’ve scored in August in any of the past 5 seasons.