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MW23 Stats: Can Defoe end woe against Spurs?

30 Jan 2017
Jermain Defoe, Spurs v Sunderland

Sunderland forward struggles against former side whom he faces on Tuesday and other key facts

The Premier League returns with midweek action in Matchweek 23 with seven fixtures on Tuesday, 31 January, and three the next day.

Prepare for what promises to be another couple of evenings of tension and action with a key fact from each match.

Tuesday, 31 January

(7.45pm kick-offs, unless stated)

Arsenal v Watford 

Arsenal v Watford, 31 January
The Gunners have scored a PL-high six goals in the 90th minute or later this season and also have the most goals in the 80th minute or later (12)

AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace

AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace, 31 January
Scott Dann has scored both of Crystal Palace’s Premier League goals against the Cherries

Burnley v Leicester City

Burnley v Leicester City, 31 January
Tom Heaton has made a PL-high 93 saves this season, 12 more than any other goalkeeper

Middlesbrough v West Brom

Middlesbrough v West Brom, 31 January
Boro have failed to score in each of their last five league meetings with West Brom (L4 D1), who can keep back-to-back PL clean sheets for the first time since October 2015

Sunderland v Spurs

Sunderland v Spurs, 31 January
Jermain Defoe scored 91 goals in 276 PL apps for Spurs, but has only netted once in nine PL matches against them (for Portsmouth in September 2008)

Swansea City v Southampton

Swansea City v Southampton, 31 January
Only Chelsea (56) have allowed their opponents fewer shots on target in the Premier League this season than Southampton (64 – level with Spurs)

8pm Liverpool v Chelsea 

Liverpool v Chelsea, 31 January
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last four Premier League trips to Anfield (W2 D2), last losing there in May 2012

Wednesday, 1 February

West Ham v Man City

West Ham v Man City, 1 February
Versus no other PL side has Andy Carroll scored more goals against than Man City (five, alongside Arsenal and Swansea)

8pm Man Utd v Hull City

Man Utd v Hull City, 1 February
Rooney has seven goals and four assists in his previous seven PL matches against Hull, including four in one match in January 2010

8pm Stoke City v Everton

Stoke City v Everton, 1 February
The Toffees will be looking to win both home and away against Stoke for the first time since the 2008/09 PL season

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