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Premier League matchday eight: What the stats say

Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of the eighth round of Premier League fixtures from 16-18 October (times GMT):

SATURDAY, 16 OCTOBER

WATFORD V LIVERPOOL (13:30)

* New Watford coach Claudio Ranieri has won four of his five Premier League home matches against Liverpool.

* This is the first Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool since February 2020, when Watford beat Liverpool 3-0 to end their club-record 44-match unbeaten league run.

* Liverpool’s Sadio Mane is aiming for his 100th Premier League goal.

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ASTON VILLA V WOLVES (16:00)

* Villa are unbeaten in their last five Premier League home games (W3 D2).

* Wolves are looking to win three consecutive away league games for the first time since June 2020.

* Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has kept a clean sheet in all three of his Premier League matches against Wolves.

LEICESTER CITY V MANCHESTER UNITED (16:00)

* Leicester are looking to win back-to-back Premier League matches against United for the first time, after beating them 2-1 at Old Trafford in May.

* United are aiming to stretch their unbeaten away run in the league to 30 matches (W19 D10).

* Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has scored in each of his last three Premier League games.

MANCHESTER CITY V BURNLEY (16:00)

* City are looking to become the first team in English soccer to win five straight home matches against one club by five or more goals.

* Burnley have lost each of their last eight games against City in all competitions.

* City’s Riyad Mahrez has scored eight Premier League goals against Burnley, more than he has against any other side in the league.

NORWICH CITY V BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION (16:00)

* Norwich are the only side yet to take the lead in a Premier League match this season.

* Brighton are aiming for back-to-back clean sheets in the Premier League for the first time since March 2016.

* Brighton forward Danny Welbeck has scored four Premier League goals against Norwich.

SOUTHAMPTON V LEEDS UNITED (16:00)

* Southampton are winless after seven Premier League matches (D4 L3). The only campaign in which they failed to win any of their opening eight league matches was in 1998-99.

* Leeds have 14 Premier League wins against Southampton, their most against a club.

* This will be the first time in 103 Premier League matches that Southampton will be without James Ward-Prowse after the midfielder picked up a red card against Chelsea in their last game.

BRENTFORD V CHELSEA (18:30)

* Brentford are the first team in the Premier League to remain unbeaten in their first three London derbies, having defeated both Arsenal and West Ham United and drawn with Crystal Palace.

* Chelsea have won each of their last six away London derbies in the Premier League.

* Chelsea have had more different goalscorers (12, excluding own goals) than any other Premier League side this season.

SUNDAY, 17 OCTOBER

EVERTON V WEST HAM UNITED (15:00)

* Everton are looking to start a Premier League season with four successive home wins for the first time.

* West Ham are targeting consecutive league wins at Everton for the first time since 1930.

* West Ham’s Said Benrahma and Michail Antonio have created 14 chances (seven each) for each other in the Premier League this season, more than any other pair in the league so far this season.

NEWCASTLE UNITED V TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (17:30)

* This will be Newcastle’s first game after a Saudi Arabia-led consortium took over the club last week.

* Newcastle fought back late on to draw both matches against Tottenham last season, scoring equalisers in the 90th and 85th minutes in those games.

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* Five of Harry Kane’s six Premier League goals for Tottenham against Newcastle have come at St James’ Park.

MONDAY, 18 OCTOBER

ARSENAL V CRYSTAL PALACE (21:00)

* Arsenal have won their last seven Premier League home matches played on a Monday.

* Palace are unbeaten in their last three Premier League matches at Arsenal (W1 D2).

* Palace manager Patrick Vieira will be the fourth person to play for Arsenal in the Premier League and then manage against them in the competition.

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