Tottenham unbeaten run plus other facts as they host Pep Guardiola and Man City

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After enduring a tough night against Liverpool at Etihad Stadium in the Champions League, Manchester City now face Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola‘s side are soon to become champions of England, but will be wary of Spurs and the potential they possess.

Here we take a look at key facts and stats ahead of what promises to be a thrilling encounter.

– Tottenham have won their last two home league games against Man City. They last had a longer run against them between 2005 and 2009 (6).

– Man City have only won one of their last five Premier League games against Spurs (D1 L3), though it was in the reverse fixture in December (4-1).

– This will be the third Premier League game to kick-off at this time on a Saturday, after Southampton 4-0 Arsenal (26/12/2015) and Leicester 2-2 Manchester United (23/12/2017).

– Manchester City have won two away Premier League games in London this season – the only campaign in which they’ve won more in the competition was 2013-14 (4).

Pep Guardiola marshalling his troops.

Pep Guardiola marshalling his troops.

– Indeed, those two wins have come at Arsenal and Chelsea. Only three clubs have ever won away at all three of Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs in the same Premier League campaign (Coventry 1993-94, Charlton 2001-02 and Blackburn 2002-03).

– Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 14 Premier League games (W11 D3); they last had a longer unbeaten run in the top-flight between January-August 1967 (20 games).

– Manchester City are looking to avoid back-to-back Premier League defeats for the first time since December 2016.

– Only Alan Shearer (14), Wayne Rooney (11) and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (11) have scored more Premier League goals against Spurs than Sergio Aguero has (10). However, the Argentine hasn’t scored in any of his last five against them.

– Christian Eriksen has scored in three consecutive games in all competitions for Spurs for the first time since joining them, with the Dane netting five goals in total in that run.

– Son Heung-min has been directly involved in 27 goals for Spurs in all competitions this season (18 goals, 9 assists) – 22 of these have come at Wembley, more than any other player for the club in 2017-18.

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Jurgen Klopp‘s Liverpool side will play hosts to Bournemouth on Saturday.

After sealing a place in the Champions League semi-finals, Liverpool will be hoping to continue their good form and keep piling up pressure on second-placed Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth will know what challenge lies ahead of them as they face an on-song Reds.

Here, we take a look at some interesting match facts and stats prior to the game.

– Liverpool have won three of their five previous Premier League meetings with Bournemouth (D1 L1), including a 4-0 win in the reverse fixture in December.

– Bournemouth have only won one of their 12 previous meetings with Liverpool in all competitions (D3 L8), winning 4-3 at the Vitality Stadium in December 2016.

– There have been 19 goals scored in the five previous Premier League meetings between these sides, at an average of 3.8 per game.

– Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 18 Premier League home games (W11 D7), the longest current run in the division, and the Reds’ longest run since August 2009 (31 games).

– Bournemouth have won a league-high 18 points from losing positions in the Premier League, including five from the last three in the competition (W1 D2).

Jermain Defoe celebrates a goal with his Bournemouth team mates.

Jermain Defoe celebrates a goal with his Bournemouth team mates.

– The Cherries have only won two of their 17 away games against ‘big six’ opponents in the Premier League (D2 L13), with both wins coming at Chelsea (December 2015 and January 2018).

– Mohamed Salah is just one goal away from becoming the eighth different player to score 30+ goals in a single Premier League season – he’d also be the first African to do so.

– 17 of the Egyptian’s Premier League goals this season have come at Anfield – the last Liverpool player to score more at home in a single campaign was Fernando Torres in 2007-08 (21).

– Josh King has scored in his last two Premier League games for Bournemouth, last netting in three in a row in March 2017.

– Roberto Firmino has had a hand in four goals in his last four Premier League games against Bournemouth (2 goals, 2 assists), including a goal and an assist in the reverse fixture.

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Chelsea look to Cesar Azpilicueta and Alvaro Morata combo and other facts for Southampton trip

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Chelsea will face Southampton away at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.

Antonio Conte‘s men are on the verge of missing out on a Champions League spot, while their opponents are struggling in the relegation zone of the Premier League table.

Here we take a look at some interesting match facts and stats ahead of what is an important fixture for both teams, for different reasons.

– Saints have only won one of their nine Premier League games against Chelsea at St Mary’s Stadium (D2 L6), winning 2-1 in March 2013 thanks to goals from Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert.

– Only Manchester United (10) have won more away games at St Mary’s Stadium in all competitions than Chelsea have (7).

– The Blues have won their last four league games against Southampton – they’ve never won five in a row against them.

– Since the start of 2016/17, Southampton have failed to win any of their 22 Premier League matches against sides starting the day in the top six (D8 L14).

– Chelsea have won only one of their last four Premier League games in which they’ve scored first (D1 L2) – prior to this, they’d won 22 games consecutively when scoring first.

Mark Hughes giving instructions to his team.

Mark Hughes giving instructions to his team.

– Similarly, Southampton have now failed to win any of their last six Premier League games when scoring first (D4 L2), losing last time out away at Arsenal despite taking the lead.

– Mark Hughes has lost his last four games against Chelsea as a manager (all with Stoke), with his sides conceding 15 goals in that run.

– However, Hughes could become the third manager to beat Chelsea in the Premier League with four different clubs (after Roy Hodgson and Sam Allardyce), having previously beaten them with Blackburn, Man City and Stoke.

– Cesar Azpilicueta and Alvaro Morata have now combined for seven Premier League goals this season – in only one previous season have two Chelsea players combined for more (Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba in 2005-06, 8).

– Charlie Austin has scored four goals in his last four Premier League appearances at St Mary’s, though he’s not played there since December.

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