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London — Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round 18 of the weekend’s Premier League.

Leicester vs Palace

Leicester have not lost to Palace in their last four Premier League games, winning three and drawing one.

The Foxes are on a four-game winning run and have taken 17 points out of a possible 24 after Claude Puel was named their team manager.

Palace striker Christian Benteke has had 24 shots at goal in 12 league games but is yet to open his account this season.

Arsenal vs Newcastle

Arsenal are without a league victory in three games and are seventh in the table.

The Gunners have not lost back-to-back games in the same season at the Emirates Stadium since 2010.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has not beaten Arsenal in six previous attempts, drawing four times and losing twice.

The Magpies have one point from their last eight league games and are 16th in the table.

Brighton vs Burnley

These will meet for the first time in the Premier League but have met 29 times before.

Burnley have won six of their last eight league matches and are sixth in the table behind Liverpool and ahead of Arsenal, while Brighton are 13th.

Burnley have posted nine victories this season with six of those games ending 1-0.

Chelsea vs Southampton

Chelsea have lost only once in the last nine league games and are third in the table.

Southampton are 11th and a return of 18 points is their lowest in five years after 17 games.

Chelsea and Southampton have played each other 36 times in the league, with the Londoners winning 20 games to Southampton’s eight.

The Saints have not kept a clean sheet in eight games.

Stoke vs West Ham

Stoke have lost four out of the last seven league games and are 15th in the table.

Stoke have kept two clean sheets this season, the fewest alongside Crystal Palace, and have let in 36 goals.

West Ham boss David Moyes is looking to go three games unbeaten in the league for the first time since 2014.

West Ham striker Javier Hernandez has scored five league goals against Stoke.

Watford vs Huddersfield

Huddersfield have lost five out of their last six league games and are 12th in the table.

Watford are winless in four games. Watford have dropped 13 points from leading positions in the league this season.

Man City vs Tottenham

Leaders City are on a record-breaking 15-game winning streak in the league and are 18 points ahead of Tottenham.

Tottenham are fourth in the league with 31 points.

The two teams have played each other 40 times in the league, with Spurs winning 23 games while City have 11 wins.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored 12 league goals this season, with seven coming away from home.

City’s all-time top scorer, Sergio Aguero, has scored 99 goals at the Etihad Stadium in 133 appearances across all competitions.

West Brom vs Man United

West Brom are winless in 15 games after starting the season with consecutive victories.

The West Midlands club is 17th in the league with 14 points.

Second-placed United have beaten West Brom 14 times in 22 Premier League meetings.

United goalkeeper David de Gea has kept 10 clean sheets this season, the highest ahead of Arsenal’s Petr Cech (8) and Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois (7).

Bournemouth vs Liverpool

Bournemouth have beaten Liverpool once in four previous league meetings, a thrilling 4-3 victory last season.

Liverpool are unbeaten in eight league games, winning five and drawing three and are fifth in the table with 31 points.

Striker Mohamed Salah leads the league’s scoring charts with 13 goals.

With 65 changes to his starting XI so far this season, Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp has tinkered with his squad more than any other manager.

Reuters

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