MW35 stats: Cherries offer high-scoring entertainment

18 Apr 2019
Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser

History suggests that goals are almost guaranteed as AFC Bournemouth host Fulham on Saturday

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What we learned in Matchweek 34

Fans of AFC Bournemouth and Fulham are likely to witness a high-scoring encounter at Vitality Stadium on Saturday, if the Cherries' results are anything to go by.

There have been more goals scored in matches involving Eddie Howe's side this season than any other team, making them the Premier League's great entertainers.

For more on this and all the must-know stats for Matchweek 35, read on.

For head-to-head records, click on the fixtures.

Saturday 20 April
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur
Man City v Spurs

Spurs have won all five of their PL matches without Harry Kane this season. They last lost without the England striker featuring against Manchester United back in October 2017.

AFC Bournemouth v Fulham
AFC Bournemouth v Fulham

There have been 110 goals scored in AFC Bournemouth’s PL matches this season, more than any other side in the competition (F49 A61).

Huddersfield Town v Watford
Huddersfield v Watford

Gerard Deulofeu has been involved in 14 goals in all competitions this season, scoring nine times and providing five assists. He has averaged a goal involvement every 129 minutes, the best ratio of any Watford player.

West Ham United v Leicester City
West Ham v Leicester

Marc Albrighton has been directly involved in five PL goals against West Ham, scoring once and getting four assists, more than against any other side. He has scored or assisted a goal in all three of his top-flight away matches against them.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton
Wolves v Brighton

Diogo Jota has had a hand in nine goals in his last seven PL home matches, with six strikes and three assists. He has only failed to score or assist in one of those fixtures, against Newcastle United.

Newcastle United v Southampton
Newcastle v Southampton

Ayoze Perez has been involved in five goals in his last six PL home matches for Newcastle, scoring four and assisting another.

Sunday 21 April
Everton v Manchester United
Everton v Man Utd

Anthony Martial has scored in his last three PL matches against Everton. The last Man Utd player to score in four straight matches against a single opponent was Wayne Rooney against Hull City in November 2014.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v Crystal Palace

Having drawn this season’s reverse fixture 2-2, Crystal Palace are looking to avoid defeat in both league meetings with Arsenal in a campaign for the first time since 1979/80.

Cardiff City v Liverpool
Cardiff v Liverpool

Mohamed Salah is one goal away from becoming just the third Liverpool player to score 20 in consecutive PL campaigns, after Robbie Fowler in 1994/95 and 1995/96 and Luis Suarez in 2012/13 and 2013/14.

Monday 22 April
Chelsea v Burnley
Chelsea v Burnley

Eden Hazard has scored nine goals in 17 Monday matches in the PL, more than any other Chelsea player. He netted a brace in his last Monday match against West Ham United earlier this month.

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