November 16, 2017 / 2:01 AM / 10 months ago

Soccer-Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round 12 of the Premier League on Nov. 18-Nov. 20 (games at 1500 GMT unless stated):

Saturday, Nov. 18

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur (1230)

*Arsenal have not beaten Tottenham in their last six Premier League games, drawing four and losing two, their longest winless run against them.

*Spurs are third in the league standings with 23 points, four ahead of sixth-placed Arsenal after 11 games.

*Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is unbeaten in the north London derby, winning four and drawing two, but has not managed a win at the Emirates Stadium.

*Spurs top-scorer Harry Kane has six goals in five league games against Arsenal behind only Emmanuel Adebayor (8) and Robert Pires (7).

*Arsenal have won 18 of the 50 Premier League meetings between the two teams, with 13 wins coming at home. Only two of Spurs’ 11 wins have come away from home.

Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town

*Bournemouth have never lost at home in the Premier League to a promoted side, winning five and drawing one.

*Eddie Howe’s side have lost seven of their 11 games this season and sit just above the relegation zone while Huddersfield are seven places above them in 10th.

*Huddersfield have not scored an away goal in four games since their 3-0 win at Crystal Palace on the opening day of the season.

*Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy has made 37 tackles this season. Only Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi (46) is ahead of the Australian.

*If Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe plays, Huddersfield will be the 40th different Premier League side he has faced. He has scored against 36.

Burnley v Swansea City

*Burnley are looking for a third consecutive top flight victory for the first time since 1975 but have not beaten Swansea at Turf Moor in two attempts.

*Swansea have lost five of their last six league games with their only win in this stretch coming against promoted Huddersfield.

*Paul Clement’s Swansea are 19th in the league with eight points from 11 games while Sean Dyche’s side are seventh with 11 points more.

*On-loan striker Tammy Abraham has scored four and assisted one of Swansea’s seven goals in this campaign.

*Burnley have conceded only two goals at home this season, behind only Manchester United (0) and Liverpool (1).

Crystal Palace v Everton

*Everton have beaten Crystal Palace seven times in 16 Premier League meetings, with five wins coming away from home.

*Basement side Palace, who have four points, will equal Everton and Queens Park Rangers’ record for fewest points after 12 league games if they suffer another defeat.

*Everton have conceded in every game since the opening weekend, letting in 22 goals in the process. Only West Ham (23) have conceded more.

*The Toffees have not won on the road in 13 games. Their longest winless run in the Premier League is 19 games (1997).

*Everton climbed to 15th in the table after their 3-2 comeback win over Watford snapped a four-game winless streak.

Leicester City v Manchester City

*Jamie Vardy’s only Premier League hat-trick helped Leicester City to a 4-2 win in this fixture last season.

*Claude Puel’s Leicester have collected seven points from three games since Craig Shakespeare’s sacking. They had the same number of points in their previous 11 games under Shakespeare.

*Manchester City’s tally of 31 points with a goal difference of 31 is the best-ever start to a Premier league campaign after 11 games.

*City’s record goalscorer Sergio Aguero has been directly involved in 11 goals this season, striking eight times and assisting three more.

*Leicester are 12th in the standings with 13 points from 11 games.

Liverpool v Southampton

*Southampton are unbeaten in their last five matches in all competitions against Liverpool.

*Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s top scorer with seven league goals this season, can equal or break striker Robbie Fowler’s club record of eight goals in his first 12 league appearances.

*Liverpool have suffered only two defeats in their last 32 league matches at Anfield.

*Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool are currently fifth in the league, trailing leaders Manchester City by 12 points.

*Southampton have failed to record a victory on the road since beating Crystal Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park in September.

West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea

*After failing to record a win in four visits to the Hawthorns between 2012 and 2015, Chelsea have won consecutive matches at the venue, including in May when Michy Batshuayi scored to secure the league title.

*West Bromwich Albion have lost all 11 of their previous Premier League home matches against reigning champions.

*The fixture will be Antonio Conte’s 50th league game as Chelsea manager, with the Italian’s team collecting more points (115) than any other side since the start of last season.

*Tony Pulis’ West Brom have won just twice in their last 20 league games.

*Striker Alvaro Morata has been directly involved in 10 goals in his first 10 league matches for Chelsea this season, scoring seven and assisting three times.

Manchester United v Newcastle United (1730)

*Manchester United are unbeaten in the last 22 league matches at Old Trafford, winning the previous six in a row without conceding a goal.

*After netting 11 goals in his first 10 games in all competitions for United, striker Romelu Lukaku has gone seven without finding the net.

*United are currently second in the league standings, trailing leaders Manchester City by eight points.

*Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez could become the first manager in the Premier League era to win at Old Trafford with three different clubs, having previously tasted success with Chelsea and Liverpool.

*Newcastle are 11th in the league table and are looking to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth.

Sunday, Nov. 19

Watford v West Ham United (1600)

*Watford striker Richarlison has scored with four of his seven efforts on target this season. He has taken 39 shots on goal, behind only Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane (59).

*Watford, currently ninth in the standings, have lost their last three league games after losing just one of their first eight under manager Marco Silva this season.

*West Ham sacked manager Slaven Bilic after they dropped into the relegation zone following a 4-1 defeat by Liverpool earlier this month.

*David Moyes, who replaced Bilic, will take charge of his 500th Premier League match as a manager.

Monday, Nov. 20

Brighton and Hove Albion v Stoke City (2000)

*Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri has earned his team more points from assists than any other player in the league this season (six points, four assists).

*Brighton striker Glenn Murray has scored in three straight Premier League games for the first time since April 2015.

*Pascal Gross has been involved in seven of Brighton’s 11 league goals this season. He has scored twice and assisted five in an impressive start to the campaign.

*Stoke beat Watford 1-0 in their last away league game and can achieve back-to-back victories on the road for the first time since Oct. 2015.

*Brighton are eighth in the league table with two wins and two draws in their last four matches, while Stoke are 14th and three points above the relegation zone. (Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar and Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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