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MW5 stats: Penalties beckon at Wembley?

12 Sep 2018
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool

Why Spurs v Liverpool is likely to produce spot-kicks and all the most compelling facts on the weekend's matches

Ahead of Matchweek 5's Premier League fixtures, here are the standout facts on each match.

Click on the fixtures to see head-to-head records, past meetings and form guides.

Saturday, 15 September
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool

Matches featuring these two teams have had 22 penalties, more than any other in the competition's history.

AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City
AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy returns from suspension and is the Foxes' main man for away goals in the PL, scoring nine of their last 17 on the road

Chelsea v Cardiff City
Chelsea v Cardiff City

Pedro could make his 100th Premier League appearance in this match and is in a rich vein of form. Chelsea's Spaniard has scored three goals his last four league matches, matching his goal tally from his previous 26 fixtures.

Huddersfield Town v Crystal Palace
Huddersfield Town v Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have enjoyed their top-flight trips to Huddersfield Town. The Eagles have won all three matches there, keeping a clean sheet on each occasion.

Manchester City v Fulham
Manchester City v Fulham

Man City last lost a Premier League home match to a promoted team more than 11 years ago, against Reading in February 2007 (pictured, above). They have since won 29 and drawn four.

Newcastle United v Arsenal
Newcastle United v Cardiff City

Arsenal have won two of their last three away Premier League matches and are looking to claim consecutive away league victories for the first time since May 2017.

Watford v Manchester United
Watford v Manchester United

Should Romelu Lukaku score in this fixture he will have reached 20 PL goals for Man Utd in only 39 matches. Only three players have done so in fewer: Ruud van Nistelrooy (26 matches), Robin van Persie (32) and Dwight Yorke (34).

Sunday, 16 September
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burnley
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burnley

Burnley have never won a Premier League away match against promoted opposition (W0 D6 L4). They suffered a 2-0 defeat at Wolves in December 2009 (pictured, above).

Everton v West Ham United
Everton v West Ham United

Everton have won more Premier League matches (24) and scored more goals (80) against West Ham than they have against any other team.

Monday, 17 September
Southampton v Brighton
Southampton v Brighton & Hove Allbion

Glenn Murray has good memories of facing Southampton, scoring in both Premier League meetings with them last season, as each match ended 1-1.

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