September 27, 2018 / 2:00 AM / 2 months ago

Soccer-Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

Sept 27 (Reuters) - Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round seven of the Premier League on Sept. 29-Oct. 1 (games at 1400 GMT unless stated):

Saturday, Sept. 29

West Ham United v Manchester United (1130)

*West Ham have beaten United five times in 44 Premier League meetings, with three wins at home.

*United were held to a goalless draw at the London Stadium last season, a result that secured their second-placed finish.

*West Ham are without a win in three league home games, but held Chelsea 0-0 last time out.

*United come into the clash on the back of a League Cup defeat by Championship side Derby County on Tuesday.

*United striker Romelu Lukaku has found the net in all three of their away games in the league this season.

Arsenal v Watford

*Watford have beaten Arsenal twice in 10 Premier League matches, with both wins coming in their last three meetings.

*After collecting 12 points from their opening four league matches, Watford have one point from the last two.

*Unai Emery’s Arsenal have overcome an unconvincing start to the campaign, winning their last four league games.

*Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has struck in all of his last four home starts in the league.

*Watford striker Andre Gray is looking to score in three straight league games for the first time.

Everton v Fulham

*Fulham have never been victorious at Goodison Park in 26 Premier League meetings against Everton.

*The teams last met in the top-flight in 2013-14, where Everton beat Fulham twice scoring seven goals altogether.

*Everton have failed to find the net in only one of their previous 11 games in the league.

*Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic is joint top of the scoring chart with five goals, alongside Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.

*Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored twice and provided one assist in three games against Fulham.

Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur

*Huddersfield lost both their Premier League games against Tottenham last season, conceding six goals.

*David Wagner’s Huddersfield are yet to score at the John Smith’s Stadium in three league games.

*Tottenham have suffered defeats in two of their last five away games in the league.

*Tottenham were last beaten by Huddersfield in 1956. They have won four and drawn three against them in all competitions since that defeat.

*Tottenham midfielder Erik Lamela has come off the bench to score in his last two league games.

Manchester City v Brighton and Hove Albion

*City won both Premier League games against Brighton last season, scoring five goals and conceding one.

*Brighton’s last victory against City came via penalties in the League Cup 10 years ago.

*Defending champions City have five wins from six league games this season, only dropping points in a draw with Wolves.

*City striker Sergio Aguero has scored 14 goals and assisted three in his last 10 league games at home.

*Brighton forward Glenn Murray is the highest scoring English player this season with four goals in six starts.

Newcastle United v Leicester City

*Newcastle have beaten Leicester 10 times in 22 Premier League matches, with seven victories coming at home.

*Leicester have won on both previous trips to St James’ Park, scoring three goals each time.

*Newcastle are yet to win in the league this season, with two draws and four defeats so far.

*Leicester have let in seven first-half goals so far this season. Only basement side Huddersfield have conceded more.

*Leicester midfielder James Maddison has scored in his last two league games.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton

*Southampton were 4-1 winners in their previous visit to Molineux in the 2003-04 Premier League season.

*Southampton have not beaten Wolves in their last five meetings in all competitions, losing three and drawing two.

*Wolves are one of five teams including Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Bournemouth, who have not lost at home this season.

*Southampton’s Danny Ings has scored in his last two league games.

*Wolves have attempted 89 shots this season. Only Liverpool (95), Chelsea (111) and Manchester City (140) have more.

Chelsea v Liverpool (1630)

*Liverpool have beaten Chelsea 19 times in 52 Premier League meetings but only six wins have come away from home.

*Juergen Klopp’s side are looking to make it seven wins from as many matches in the league.

*Three of the last five league meetings between the teams have ended 1-1.

*Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea have completed 4,519 passes this season, more than any other team in the league.

*League leaders Liverpool have scored 14 goals this season and hit the post five times.

Sunday, Sept. 30

Cardiff City v Burnley (1500)

*Cardiff and Burnley will face off in the Premier League for the first time. They last met in the top flight in 1962.

*Cardiff are unbeaten in 13 matches against Burnley in all competitions.

*Burnley are looking for their first win against a promoted side in the Premier League.

*Neil Warnock’s Cardiff are winless in seven matches in all competitions this season.

*Burnley have played 471 long passes in the league this season, more than any other team.

Monday, Oct. 1

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace (1900)

*Four of the six Premier League games between Bournemouth and Palace have been draws, including two 2-2 results last season.

*Palace have scored four goals this season, the fewest among teams outside the bottom three. Striker Wilfried Zaha has scored three of them.

*Roy Hodgson’s Palace have won three of their last four league games on the road.

*Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last four league matches at the Vitality Stadium, winning three and drawing one.

*Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser has been involved in five goals in his last four league games at home, scoring four and providing one assist. (Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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