GAMEWEEK 8 PREVIEW , TEAMS STATS ; FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE 2019/20

H17 2019-10-03 Gamewwek Top Facts & Stats

#BHATOT

Brighton are seeking their first win in nine Premier League home matches, while Spurs are aiming for their first win in 10 PL away matches.

The Seagulls are also targeting their first PL victory over Spurs at the fifth attempt (D1 L3).

Spurs have never been behind in their four PL matches against Brighton. The two goals they have conceded against the Seagulls both came when they were leading.

Spurs’ last nine PL goals have come in the first half, with their last second-half strike coming against Manchester City in their second match of the season.

#BUREVE

There have been no draws in the 10 Premier League meetings between these sides, with Everton winning six of the contests and Burnley the other four.

No side have scored more headed PL goals than Everton this season, with their four accounting for a league-high 67 per cent of their six goals.

#LIVLEI

Liverpool are unbeaten in 43 home league matches, the longest current run in the top five European leagues and the club’s second-longest in top-flight history. Their previous best sequence of 63 was ended by Leicester in December 1980.

Leicester can achieve back-to-back unbeaten matches against Liverpool for the first time since a run of seven between December 1996 and May 2000.

#NORAVL

This will be the first Premier League meeting since 2011/12 between two promoted sides who were also involved in the inaugural season.

Norwich have only lost one of their 13 home league matches in 2019, and have scored at least twice in 17 of the last 18.

Aston Villa are aiming to avoid their longest ever run of top-flight away defeats, having now equalled the 10-match sequence they suffered between December 1924 and April 1925.

Villa have dropped a league-high eight points from winning positions this season. Indeed, half of the comeback victories in the competition this term have been against the Villans, with two out of four.

#WATSHU

Watford have won four of their last five Premier League matches against promoted clubs.

These teams last met in a league match in March 2011 in the Championship, with Watford winning 3-0 at Vicarage Road.

Sheffield United are looking to secure back-to-back PL away wins for the fourth time, having done so once in each of their three previous campaigns in the competition. The last occasion in 2006/07 included a victory at Watford.

Sheffield United’s seven PL goals this season have all been scored by different players, including a joint-high two own goals in their favour.

#WHUCRY
Since their 5-0 loss against Manchester City on the opening weekend, West Ham are undefeated in their last six Premier League matches and have conceded fewer goals in those contests, with four, than they did in Matchweek 1.

The Hammers have won their last three PL London derbies at home, last having a longer such run between February and December 1997, with five victories.

Since Palace’s PL return in 2013/14, no side have won more penalties in the competition, with 46, while West Ham have given away the most in that time, with 39. There has been a penalty in three of the last four league meetings between these sides.

Roy Hodgson is looking for his first PL away win against West Ham at the seventh attempt.



#ARSBOU
Arsenal have won all five of their home matches against AFC Bournemouth in all competitions. They only have a better 100 per cent win ratio at home against Gainsborough Trinity (eight wins), Reading and Stockport County (both six).

Arsenal have lost only one of their last 21 Premier League home matches but have conceded two goals in both of their last two. They last did so in three consecutive home fixtures in December 2012.

AFC Bournemouth could become the fourth team to both score and concede in their opening eight PL matches, after Derby County in 2000/01, Middlesbrough in 2000/01 and Leicester City in 2015/16. Boro and Leicester did so in their first nine matches.


#MCIWOV
Man City have only failed to score in one of their last 44 Premier League home matches, a goalless draw with Huddersfield Town in May 2018. They have scored 142 goals at the Etihad Stadium in that run, netting five or more on 11 occasions.

City have won their last 10 PL Sunday matches. Only Chelsea have won more consecutively on that day, with 11 victories between April 2013 and April 2014.

Wolves are looking for a first top-flight win away against Man City since December 1979, when they won 3-2. They have drawn one and lost six of their trips since then.

Wolves are seeking to avoid becoming the first team to get a red card in three successive PL away matches since Blackburn Rovers in April 2011.



#SOUCHE
Southampton have scored in their last 17 Premier League home matches, last having a longer run in the top flight between April 1980 and December 1981, with 31 matches. But they have only kept one clean sheet in this run.

Chelsea have scored at least once in their last 15 away matches against Southampton in all competitions, netting 33 goals in total. They last failed to score in a 1-0 loss in December 1997.

Only Watford, with 33, have conceded more PL away goals in 2019 than Chelsea’s 27. Yet the Blues have won their last two on the road, despite conceding twice both times.




#NEWMUN
This will be Steve Bruce’s 400th Premier League match (W111 D111 L177) but the Newcastle head coach is looking for a first win over Man Utd at the 22nd attempt.

Newcastle are aiming to avoid this becoming the fifth top-flight season in which they fail to win any of their first four home matches, after 1898/99, 1905/06, 2015/16 and 2018/19.

Man Utd have won 13 PL away matches at Newcastle. They have only won more at Aston Villa and Everton, with 15 and 16 respectively.

The Red Devils are targeting their first win in eight PL away matches (D3 L4). They last had a longer such winless run in the top flight between February and September 1989, with 11 matches.

Only Watford, with 33, have conceded more PL away goals in 2019 than Chelsea’s 27. Yet the Blues have won their last two on the road, despite conceding twice both times.

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Norwich have only lost one of their 13 home league matches in 2019, and have scored at least twice in 17 of the last 18.

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