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Bullet point previews of weekend’s Premier League matches

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 Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of the 34th round of the Premier League from April 23-25 (all times in GMT):

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

  • Arsenal v Manchester United (1130)

* Manchester United have lost their last three away games in the Premier League.

* Arsenal have won three of their last six league games against United (D2 L1).

* United have not won at the Emirates Stadium since January 2019 when the teams met in the FA Cup, with the visitors claiming a 3-1 victory.

  • Leicester City v Aston Villa (1400)

* Leicester have won three of their last five home games against Aston Villa (D1 L1) in all competitions.

* Aston Villa have lost their last four league games in a row.

* Leicester have won their last three home league games by a single-goal margin.

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  • Manchester City v Watford (1400)

* Manchester City have yet to lose to Watford in the Premier League, having won 11 of the 13 meetings between the clubs.

* Four of Watford’s six wins this season in the Premier League have come from away games.

* Watford have failed to score in five of their last seven away league games.

  • Norwich City v Newcastle United (1400)

* Bottom side Norwich have won only one of their last nine league games.

* Newcastle last beat Norwich in the Premier League in October 2015, claiming a 6-2 victory at home.

* Newcastle have lost their last three away league games.

  • Brentford v Tottenham Hotspur (1630)

* The two teams have met only once in the Premier League, with Tottenham winning 2-0 in December.

* Brentford have won five of their last six games in the Premier League.

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* Spurs have won four of their last six away league games (L2).

SUNDAY, APRIL 24

  • Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers (1300)

* Burnley have won only one of their nine Premier League games (D4 L5).

* Wolves and Burnley played out a goalless draw in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

* Wolves last won against Burnley in September 2018, claiming a 1-0 victory in the Premier League.

  • Chelsea v West Ham United (1300)

* Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in five of their last eight Premier League games but have conceded four in each of their last two home games.

* West Ham are winless in their last five away games in the league (D1 L4).

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* West Ham forward Michail Antonio has not scored in the league since their 3-2 win at Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day – a run of 12 games.

  • Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton (1300)

* Brighton are winless in their last seven home Premier League games (D3 L4) and have not scored in the last five.

* Southampton have won three of the nine Premier League meetings between the two teams (D5 L1).

* The reverse fixture earlier this season ended in a 1-1 draw.

  • Liverpool v Everton (1530)

* Liverpool have won their last 11 home Premier League games and kept a clean sheet in nine of them.

* Everton have lost their last six away games in the league.

* Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah leads the league’s goalscoring charts with 22 goals, five ahead of Tottenham’s Son Heung-min.

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MONDAY, APRIL 25

  • Crystal Palace v Leeds United (1900)

* Crystal Palace have won only one of their last six home Premier League games.

* Leeds have conceded the most number of goals this season (68).

* Only one Premier League meeting between the two teams has ended in a draw. Palace have won three times while Leeds have won five, including a 1-0 victory earlier this season in November.

-Reuters

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Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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