April 26, 2018 / 1:12 AM / 6 months ago

Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

(Reuters) - Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of the Premier League fixtures on April 28-30 (kickoff at 3.00 p.m. BST unless stated):

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Saturday, April 28

Liverpool v Stoke City (1130)

- Stoke have never beaten Liverpool at Anfield in a top-flight league game, with the Potters’ last victory at the Merseyside club coming in a League Cup fixture in 2016.

- Liverpool have lost just two of their last 10 league meetings against Stoke.

- Stoke are winless in their last 12 away matches. The club’s only away victory this campaign came at Watford in October.

- Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, who has scored 31 goals in 35 matches, will break the league record for most goals scored in a 38-game season if he nets against Stoke.

- Stoke are second-bottom in the standings and on course for relegation, while Liverpool are three points behind second-placed Manchester United.

Burnley v Brighton and Hove Albion

- Brighton’s last away victory came in November at Swansea City and the Seagulls have lost seven of their 10 matches on the road since.

- Chris Hughton’s team, along with basement side West Brom, have scored the fewest away league goals this season with nine.

- Brighton striker Glenn Murray has scored 12 league goals this campaign but is yet to provide a single assist.

- Burnley last beat Brighton in a Championship game in 2012 and the two sides have drawn their last four matches.

- Burnley are on the brink of securing European football for the first time since the 60s as they sit in seventh position while Brighton are 13th.

Crystal Palace v Leicester City

- Palace and Leicester have won three games each in their last seven league meetings, drawing the other.

- The Foxes have lost three of their last five away matches.

- A win for Palace would secure back-to-back home victories for the Eagles for the first time this season.

- Leicester are winless in their last three league games to drop to ninth in the standings.

- Palace have won two and drawn two of their last five matches to climb to 14th position.

Huddersfield Town v Everton

- Huddersfield will be hosting Everton in a league match for the first time since 1972, when the two sides settled for a goalless draw.

- Everton have won two of their 17 away games this season.

- Huddersfield’s last victory over Everton came in a League Division One game in 1956.

- The Terriers have lost four and drawn four of their last eight meetings against Everton across all competitions.

- Everton are eighth in the table while Huddersfield dropped to 16th.

Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion

- West Brom last won a league game at St. James’ Park in 2011.

- A defeat for West Brom would guarantee their relegation to the Championship (second tier).

- If West Brom win or draw, the Baggies will be unbeaten in four consecutive league games - their longest run without losing this season.

- After a shock win over Manchester United this month, West Brom have the chance to win back-to-back away games for the first time this campaign.

- Newcastle are 10th in the table and have lost just one of their last five league matches.

Southampton v Bournemouth

- Southampton have never lost a home match against Bournemouth in all competitions (Eight wins, five draws).

- Eddie Howe is yet to see his team score a goal in five away games at St Mary’s in all competitions.

- Southampton are winless in last nine league games at home this season.

- Callum Wilson is Bouremouth’s top scorer in the league with seven goals this season but has failed to score in his last 10 appearances.

- Southampton are 18th in the league and four points adrift of top-flight safety with four matches remaining, while Bournemouth sit 11th.

Swansea City v Chelsea

- Swansea have won one of their 13 Premier League matches against Chelsea, a 1-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium in April 2016.

- Olivier Giroud has scored twice and assisted twice in four away league matches at Swansea.

- A win over Swansea will see Chelsea’s Antonio Conte become the third quickest manager to reach 50 victories (72 games) in the Premier League, after Jose Mourinho (63 games) and Pep Guardiola (69 games).

- Alvaro Morata has scored three goals in last six appearances in all competitions, as many has had in his previous 22 games for Chelsea.

- Carlos Carvalhal’s Swansea, currently 17th in the league, are winless in their last five league matches.

Sunday, April 29

West Ham United v Manchester City (1315)

- West Ham have conceded nine goals and scored none in their previous two matches against Manchester City at London Stadium.

- Pep Guardiola’s side have won all four matches against West Ham in all competitions.

- Man City’s David Silva has scored four and assisted two goals in six away matches against West Ham in all competitions.

- City need 10 points from their last four matches of the season to become the first team to reach the 100-point mark in the Premier League.

- David Moyes’ West Ham have lost one of their last seven league home games, a 3-0 defeat by Burnley last month.

Manchester United v Arsenal (1530)

- United are unbeaten in 10 home league matches against Arsenal, their longest run since 1961.

- United are looking to complete a league double over Arsene Wenger’s side for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

- Jose Mourinho’s side have collected 74 points with four matches remaining this season, five more points than their tally for the whole of last season.

- Former Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez could become the first player to score for and against the same team in a single Premier League season since Wilfried Bony in 2014-15.

- Former United striker Danny Welbeck has scored on both of his visits to Old Trafford for Arsenal in all competitions.

Monday, April 30

Tottenham Hotspur v Watford (1900)

- Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 12 matches against Watford in all competitions since a 3-2 defeat at White Hart Lane in the League Cup in 1994.

- Javi Gracia’s Watford, 12th in the league, are winless in their last six matches in the competition.

- Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen have scored five goals and made three assists in last seven goals in all competitions.

- Watford have lost three of their last four visits to Wembley, winning the other in the second-tier playoff final against Bolton Wanderers in 1999.

- Spurs are fourth in the league, five points clear of Chelsea, with four matches remaining this season.

Compiled by Hardik Vyas and Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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