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Soccer-Bullet point previews of Premier League matches
May 10, 2017 / 9:30 PM / 4 months ago

Soccer-Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

May 10 (Reuters) - Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round 37 of the Premier League on May 12-14 (1400 GMT unless stated):

Friday, May 12 Everton v Watford (1845 GMT) *Watford haven’t won at Goodison Park in the Premier League era *Hornets are unbeaten in three league games with Everton *Watford beat Everton 3-2 at Vicarage Road earlier this season *Everton’s Romelu Lukaku is the league’s top goalscorer with 24 *Troy Deeney has netted a season’s best 10 for Watford - West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea (1900) *Chelsea will lift the Premier League title with a win *They would become English champions for a sixth time *Albion won three of the last five home matches with Chelsea *None of their 21 Premier League meetings have been goalless *Diego Costa has scored in three league matches against Albion - Saturday, May 13 (1130) Manchester City v Leicester City *Man City are fresh from beating Crystal Palace 5-0 *It was City’s biggest win this season *Sergio Aguero has 18 league goals this campaign *Two more would see him to 20 for a third straight season *Leicester seek their first back-to-back away wins this season *The Foxes scent a double after their 4-2 win in December - Bournemouth v Burnley *This is only the second Premier League match between the teams *Burnley won the first 3-2 at Turf Moor in December *Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last three league games *Burnley seek back-to-back away wins for only the second time *Josh King is Bournemouth’s top marksman with 15 league goals - Middlesbrough v Southampton *Middlesbrough were relegated with defeat at Chelsea on Monday *Southampton are looking to complete a seasonal double *Saints have won three of their last six away league matches *Alvaro Negredo is Boro’s top scorer with nine league goals *Saints are coming off two 0-0 draws with Liverpool and Hull - Sunderland v Swansea City *Already-relegated Sunderland could help send Swansea down *A win for the Swans would go a long way towards saving them *Sunderland did not score in six of their last seven home games *Swans have failed to win any of their last seven away games *Jermain Defoe could equal his best league goal haul since 2010 - Stoke City v Arsenal (1630) *Arsenal have won once in eight Premier League matches at Stoke *Peter Crouch has eight Premier League goals against Arsenal *Arsenal beat Stoke 3-1 at the Emirates in December *Arsenal fear missing out on Champions League next season *Mark Hughes hasn’t lost to Arsene Wenger in eight home PL matches - Sunday, May 14 Crystal Palace v Hull City (1100) *Both sides are fighting for their Premier League survival *They drew 3-3 in their last meeting in December at Hull *Sam Allardyce has never been relegated as a Premier League boss *Palace have lost their last three matches *Hull were left reeling by a terrible home defeat to Sunderland - West Ham United v Liverpool (1315) *Liverpool face a must-win match for their top-four push *Liverpool could go unbeaten in London for the season *The teams drew 2-2 in the fixture at Anfield *West Ham fancy another big scalp after their win over Spurs *Hammers are unbeaten in five league games - Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United (1530) *Tottenham will be playing their final game at White Hart Lane *An emotional day is in prospect after 118 years at ‘The Lane’ *Spurs could complete an unbeaten league season at home *They haven’t achieved that feat since 1964-65 *Spurs may match a club record run of 14 straight home wins too *Jose Mourinho hasn’t won a league game at ‘The Lane’ since 2005 (Reporting by Ian Chadband; Editing by Toby Davis)

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