Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of the 12th round of Premier League fixtures from November 20/21 {times EAT}

SATURDAY, November 20

LEICESTER CITY  V CHELSEA [3.30PM]

  • Leicester City have not lost a home game against Chelsea in the last three Premier League fixtures meetings {W1D2} and beat them in the FA Cup final in May.
  • The  Foxes have kept one clean sheet in the Premier League this season, in their 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
  • Chelsea have won their last three away games without conceding. And the Blues will be without their key strikers Romelu  Lukaku and German Timo Werner as well as midfielder Mateo Kovacic who are back in full team training but ruled out by Tuchel duo to match fitness.

ASTON VILLA V BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION [6.00PM]

  • Steven Gerrard takes charge of Villa for the first time following sacking of Dean Smith last week. The Liverpool legend is their 13th permanent manager in the Premier League.
  • Villa have lost once to Brighton in their last 12 matches in all competitions {W6D5} while Brighton are winless in their last six league games {D5L1}.
  • Brighton’s Danny Welbeck has five league goals against Villa, the most the Englishman has scored against any opponent  same as West Ham and Southampton.

BURNLEY V CRYSTAL PALACE [6.00PM]

  • Burnley this season have just won one league game to sit 18th  {D5L5}.
  • Burnley have won their last three Premier League games against Palace, keeping a clean sheet in each.
  • Palace’s Chelsea loanee has four goals and two assists in the league, which earned him an England call-up for the first time.

NEWCASTLE UNITED V BRENTFORD [6.00PM]

  • New Newcastle manager Eddie Howe has faced Brentford six times as a manager while at Bournemouth [W2L2]
  • The Magpies are only the winless side in the Premier League  this season and Howe play Brentford in the top flight for the first time.
  • Promoted Brentford  were in the top half after a promising start under Thomas Frank but have dropped to 14th after four consecutive defeats.

NORWICH CITY V SOUTHAMPTON [6.00PM]

  • New Norwich boss Dean Smith is the first manager to face the same opponent in consecutive Premier League games after his last match in charge of Villa – a 1-0 loss at Southampton.
  • Bottom side Norwich have scored the fewest goals {5} and conceded most {26}
  • Saint Mary’s side Southampton have lost to Norwich only twice in their last 15 matches in all competitions {W8 D5}

WATFORD V MANCHESTER UNITED [6.00PM]

  • Home side Watford have lost 12 times to United in the Premier League winning twice.
  • The Red Devils have lost four of their last six games to drop to sixth.
  • Watford have conceded 154 fouls in the league this season, more than any other team.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS V WEST HAM UNITED [6.00PM]

  • West Ham have won their last four Premier League games, the longest current winning run in the competition.
  • Wolves on the other hand, have won their last two home league games, as many as they had in their previous nine at Molineux {L7}
  • West Ham have not won back-to-back away league games against Wolves since a run of three  between August 1920 and December 1922.

LIVERPOOL VS ARSENAL [8.30PM]

  • Liverpool have won their last five home Premier League games against Arsenal, netting at least three goals in every win.
  • The Gunners have won only one of 11 league games against Liverpool since Jurgen Klopp took charge, winning 2-1 at home in July 2020.
  • Liverpool’s Mo Salah has been directly involved in nine goals in nine Premier League games against Arsenal [seven goals, two assists}

SUNDAY, November 21

MANCHESTER CITY V EVERTON [5.00PM]

  • Manchester City have won their last seven Premier League games against Everton, scoring 21 times and conceding five.
  • The Toffees are winless in their last five Premier League matches {D2 L3}. They last had a longer run without a win in the competition in January 2018 under Sam Allerdyce {six}
  • City’s Gabriel Jesus scored eight goals in eight Premier League appearances against Everton, more than he has against any other club.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR V LEEDS UNITED [7.30PM]

  • Tottenham and Leeds will meet for the 100th time in all competitions on Sunday evening countdown, with the London side winning 37 to Leeds’ 33 of the first 99 {D29}.
  • The Whites have lost their last four away league games against Tottenham, last winning 2-1 in February 2001 at White Hart Lane.
  • The game will be Antonio Conte’s first home league game in charge of Spurs, and his first meeting with either Leeds or manager Marcelo Bielsa.