January 12, 2017 / 2:00 AM / a year ago

Soccer-Bullet point preview of Premier League fixtures, week 21

LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Following are some match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of week 21 of the Premier League on Jan. 14 and 15 (1500 unless stated):

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Jan. 14

Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion (1230)

*Tottenham have won their last five league matches

*Spurs ended Chelsea’s 13-match winning run last time out

*Mauricio Pochettino’s side are seven points behind Chelsea

*West Brom have won six of their last 10 league games

*The two sides drew 1-1 at The Hawthorns in October


Burnley v Southampton

*Southampton have lost their last three league games

*Burnley have won their last three home matches

*The teams are separated by two places and one point

*Saints beat Burnley 3-1 at St Mary’s in October


Hull City v Bournemouth

*Hull are on a run of nine league matches without victory

*Bournemouth won previous away league match 3-0 at Swansea

*Hull are bottom with three wins in 20 league matches

*Ninth-placed Bournemouth beat Hull 6-1 at home in October


Sunderland v Stoke City

*Both sides have one win in their last six league games

*Sunderland’s Defoe is joint fourth top scorer with 11 goals

*Stoke won 2-0 at home when the teams met in October

*Sunderland held Liverpool 2-2 in their previous home match


Swansea City v Arsenal

*Swansea ended four-game losing run with 2-1 win at Palace

*Arsenal recovered from 3-0 down for 3-3 draw at Bournemouth

*Arsenal beat Swansea 3-2 at the Emirates in October

*Arsenal’s Giroud has 12 goals from last 17 shots on target in all competitions


Watford v Middlesbrough

*Boro will be looking for first win in four league matches

*Watford are on run of five league games without a win

*Watford won 1-0 at Boro in October

*Watford have not lost any of their last six league contests with Middlesbrough (W4 D2)

*Only Tottenham (14), Chelsea (15) and Man United (19) have conceded fewer league goals this season than Middlesbrough (22)


West Ham United v Crystal Palace

*Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last four visits to West Ham

*West Ham’s only win in a London derby this season came at Selhurst Park, while Palace have lost all four of their London derbies this season.

*Lanzini has scored in all three of his league matches against Palace

*Cabaye has scored three goals in last three league games against West Ham


Leicester City v Chelsea (1730)

*Chelsea won three of last four league games at Leicester

*Chelsea can beat a reigning champion twice in the same season for the first time since 2009/10, when they ended up winning the title.

*18 of the 21 Premier League points Leicester have won this season have come at home

*Diego Costa has had a hand in 11 goals in his last 11 away league appearances (nine goals, two assists)


Everton v Manchester City (Jan 15, 1330)

*Everton are winless in their last seven league matches against City

*Stekelenburg saved two penalties in Everton’s 1-1 draw against City in October

*Three of Everton’s last five league goals against City have been scored by Lukaku

*Toure has been directly involved in six goals in nine previous league appearances against Everton(three goals and three assists)


Manchester United v Liverpool (1600)

*This will be the 50th Premier League meeting between the teams with United having won 27 of the previous 49

*Only Steven Gerrard (8) has scored more goals in this league fixture than Wayne Rooney

*Rooney could become the 21st player to reach 450 career Premier League appearances should he play

*Juan Mata has had a hand in five goals in his last four league appearances against Liverpool, scoring three and assisting two

*Adam Lallana has been involved in 14 league goals this season (seven goals, seven assists); more than any other English player (Reporting by Alan Baldwin/Rex Gowar, editing by Toby Davis)

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