FACTMAN: The best head-to-head facts for Gameweek Ten of the Premier League.
● Bournemouth have never lost a Premier League home game against Leicester (W3 D2) – no side have they played at home more often without ever losing in the top-flight than the Foxes.
● After failing to win any of their first seven Premier League meetings with Bournemouth (D5 L2), Leicester have now won two of their last three against the Cherries (L1).
● Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games (W1 D3), last having a longer run without defeat in the top-flight between May and August 2018 (5).
● Chelsea are winless in their last four Premier League games against Wolves (D3 L1), with each of the last three meetings ending level.
● Wolves are winless in their last nine away league games against Chelsea (D4 L5), since a 2-1 victory in March 1979. They’ve failed to score in six of these nine visits to Stamford Bridge.
● Since Wolves’ return to the Premier League in 2018, Chelsea have dropped eight points from winning positions against them, more than they have against any other side in that time.
● Man City have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League games against Southampton (W8 D3), though both their meetings last season ended in draws.
● After winning their first ever league visit to the Etihad in April 2004 (3-1), Southampton have picked up just two points from their subsequent 11 away games against Man City (D2 L9).
● Southampton have won just two of their 45 away league games against reigning champions in their topflight history (D11 L32), beating Leeds 3-1 in March 1970, and Chelsea by the same scoreline in October 2015.
Man City v Southampton markets
● Newcastle United are unbeaten in their last six league matches against Brentford (W5 D1), with their only failure to win in this run coming at home last season in the Premier League, a 3-3 draw.
● The five league meetings between Newcastle and Brentford at St James’ Park have seen 24 goals scored at an average of 4.8 per game. All of these games have been in a different decade (1930s, 1940s, 1990s, 2010s, 2020s).
● London sides have failed to score in each of their last three Premier League away games against Newcastle – the Magpies had conceded at least once in each of their 12 such games before this, shipping 29 goals in total.
Newcastle v Brentford markets
● Brighton have won two of their last three Premier League matches against Tottenham Hotspur (L1), one more than in their first seven games against them in the competition combined (W1 D1 L5).
● Having won 2-0 away at Brighton and Hove Albion in March, Spurs are looking for consecutive top-flight wins away at the Seagulls for the first time since a run of three between 1980 and 1982.
● After a run of four consecutive home league defeats in February/March, Brighton are unbeaten in their last seven at the Amex Stadium (W4 D3). They’re looking to win three consecutive home league games for the first time since November 2019, a run that included a 3-0 win over Spurs.
● Crystal Palace have failed to score in their last three Premier League matches against Leeds (D1 L2), after netting four times in the game previous to this run, a 4-1 home win in November 2020.
● Leeds have won none of their last six league visits to Crystal Palace (D3 L3) since a three-match winning run between 1994 and 2006.
● Leeds have kept just one clean sheet in their last 16 Premier League games in London (W3 D1 L12), with that coming via a goalless draw at Crystal Palace in April last season.
● West Ham United are unbeaten in 11 home Premier League matches against Fulham (W7 D4), winning their last four in a row. The Hammers last had a longer home top-flight winning run against Hull City between 2009 and 2016 (five in a row – ongoing).
● Fulham have kept just one clean sheet in their 21 away top-flight matches against West Ham United, shipping 49 goals in those other 20 games. The only Cottagers goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet on the road in the top-flight against the Hammers was Edwin van der Sar in a 2-0 win in November 2001.
● West Ham have lost more Premier League London derbies than any other side (113), while Fulham have the lowest win rate in such games (18% – 26 wins from 141 games). Indeed, the Cottagers have won just one of their last 27 top-flight matches against fellow London sides (D5 L21).
● Arsenal have won one of their last 14 Premier League matches against Liverpool (D4 L9), a 2-1 home win back in July 2020. They’ve lost their last four in a row but have never lost five league games in a row against Liverpool.
● Liverpool have won their last two away league games against Arsenal, as many as in their previous 20 visits (W2 D9 L9). They’ve never won three consecutive away league matches against the Gunners.
● Arsenal are on a run of 13 consecutive Premier League matches without a clean sheet against Liverpool, conceding 39 goals in those games. They have only had one longer run against an opponent without a clean sheet in the competition: 14 versus Man City (ongoing).
● Following a 1-0 win over Manchester United in April, Everton are looking to win consecutive Premier League games against the Red Devils for the first time since winning both games in the 2013-14 season.
● Manchester United have won just one of their last seven Premier League matches against Everton (D4 L2), a 3-1 away win in November 2020. They had won five of their seven against the Toffees before this.
● Everton have won their last two Premier League games, having won just one of their previous 10. They last won three in a row in March 2021 under Carlo Ancelotti.
● This is the first league meeting between Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa since the 2018-19 Championship season, a 3-1 away win for Villa. The other game that season was a 5-5 draw at Villa Park.
● In the Premier League, Nottingham Forest won just one of their 10 games against Aston Villa between 1992 and 1999 (D4 L5). In their one win against the Villans in October 1994, the referee was Keith Cooper, father of current Forest manager Steve.
● Nottingham Forest have lost six of their eight Premier League matches this season (W1 D1), including their last five in a row while conceding 18 goals. Forest last lost six in a row in the league in October 2020, and last did so in the top-flight in September 1992 under Brian Clough.