What to expect in Premier League matchweek 2 – Sporting Life

Style of play facts and stats ahead of the second round of Premier League games from 13th to 15th August (all times GMT).

SATURDAY, 08.08. 13
ASTON VILLA V EVERTON (1130)

* Everton are without a win in 16 of their last 17 away games in the Premier League.

* Aston Villa have not won their last five Premier League games (D2 L3).

* Everton will be without defender Ben Godfrey for three months following leg surgery, but new signings Conor Coady and Amadou Onana could be included.

ARSENAL V LEICESTER CITY (1400)

* Arsenal have won their last three Premier League games against Leicester by a margin of two goals.

* Leicester will play their first away game at the club since 2011 without goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel after the Denmark international left for Nice.

* Leicester are yet to sign in the summer transfer window.

Brighton & Hove Albion – Newcastle United (1400)

* Brighton have not been beaten by Newcastle in their last five home Premier League games (S2 D3.

* After a 2-1 win in March, Newcastle are looking to claim back-to-back league wins for the first time since beating Brighton twice in the 2016/17 league season.

* Newcastle have won five away Premier League games so far in 2022, already more than all of 2021 (four). The Magpies last won (seven) more away Premier League games in a single calendar year in 2013.

MANCHESTER CITY V. BOURNEMOUTH (1400)

* Manchester City have won all 10 of their Premier League games against Bournemouth, scoring 30 goals and conceding five while also keeping five clean sheets.

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* Bournemouth have led just eight minutes in their 16 league games against Manchester City between 1987 and 2020, with Charlie Daniels giving them the lead in August 2017 before Gabriel Jesus equalised.

* City have lost just their first league home game in one of the last 22 seasons (S15 U6), a 5-2 loss to Leicester City in 2020-21.

SOUTHAMPTON v LEEDS UNITED (1400)

* Southampton have won their first home league game in just three of the last 31 seasons. The last team they beat in their first home game in the league was Leeds United in 2011.

* Leeds won three of their last five away league games in 2021-22 (D1 N1), having won just two of their first 14 away games last season.

* Southampton have lost their last five Premier League games.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham (1400)

* Wolves have lost their first league home game in the last two seasons, losing to Manchester City and Spurs.

* Fulham have won their first away game in just two of their previous top 27 games (U6 N19), against Portsmouth in 2009-10 and against Sunderland in 2013-14.

* Wolves have won nine of their last 12 league games against Fulham (U2 N1), winning their last three straight games all by a 1-0 Premier League result between May 2019 and April 2021.

BRENTFORD VS MANCHESTER UNITED (1630)

* Brentford have not lost their first home game in any of their previous top six campaigns.

* Manchester United, who lost 2-1 at home to Brighton & Hove Albion in their Premier League opener, have not started a season with back-to-back defeats since 1992.

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* Since the start of last season, only Liverpool (21) and Tottenham (17) have picked up more points from lost Premier League positions than Brentford (16).

SUNDAY 8 14
NOTTINGHAM FOREST V WEST HAM UNITED (1300)

* This is the first meeting between Nottingham Forest and West Ham in competition since January 2014 when Forest won the FA Cup 5-0.

* West Ham have won 10 of their last 14 Premier League games against promoted teams.

* Forest’s Jesse Lingard was involved in 13 goals in 16 Premier League games for West Ham in 2021 (nine goals, four assists).

CHELSEA V TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (1530)

* Since Chelsea lost consecutive Premier League games to Tottenham in 2018, Chelsea are unbeaten in seven games against Tottenham and have conceded just one goal in that run.

* Tottenham have won just one of their last 37 away games against Chelsea in all competitions.

* Spurs striker Harry Kane has scored 41 Premier League derby goals in London. However, he has not scored in any of his last five games against Chelsea.

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MONDAY 15 AUGUST LIVERPOOL V CRYSTAL PALACE (1900)

* Liverpool have won ten consecutive Premier League games against Crystal Palace since losing 2-1 in April 2017.

* Palace have lost their last five consecutive Premier League games at Anfield.

* Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah was involved in 11 Premier League goals in 10 games against Palace, scoring seven and providing four assists.

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