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7 Feb 2019
N'Golo Kante v Man City

Why Maurizio Sarri's team should relish the trip to Man City plus the weekend's other standout facts

Chelsea's hopes of extending their great form against reigning Premier League champions, and Sadio Mane's potential to set a personal record, are among the must-know facts from the weekend's fixtures.

Click on the fixtures for more statistics and head-to-head records.

Cardiff City v Watford

Eight of Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 10 PL goals this season have come at home.

West Ham v Fulham

West Ham United can win a fourth consecutive PL London derby for the first time since February 1996. Their current run started against Crystal Palace in December.

Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur

Seven of Alexandre Lacazette’s nine PL goals this season have been winners. Only Mohamed Salah, with eight, has scored more winning goals in the competition this season.

Raul Jimenez, Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sadio Mane could score in a fourth successive PL match within the same season for the first time.

Newcastle United v Huddersfield

Cardiff City have the chance to secure a second consecutive top-flight victory for the first time since April 1962.

Leicester City v Crystal Palace

Watford can secure a third successive PL home win over a single opponent for the first time.

Southampton striker Charlie Austin and Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno

Chris Wood has five goals in his last eight league starts against Brighton & Hove Albion, although he has been unable to find the net in five of the last six.

Manchester United v Liverpool

Son Heung-min has had a hand in five goals in his last two PL starts against Leicester City, scoring three times and providing two assists.

Manchester City v Chelsea

Chelsea are unbeaten in seven fixtures against defending champions and can become only the third team to win four such matches in a row, after Liverpool and Manchester City.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United

Raul Jimenez, who has scored nine PL goals for Wolverhampton Wanderers, could become just the second Mexican to reach double figures in a single campaign after Chicharito.

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