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Can City lift curse of champions at Chelsea?

7 Dec 2018
Leroy Sane, Manchester City

From a major landmark for James Milner to the PL champions' Stamford Bridge hoodoo, read up on this weekend's must-know facts

Ahead of Matchweek 16's Premier League fixtures, here is what to look out for.

AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool

James Milner could make his 500th PL appearance, becoming the 13th player to reach the landmark and the second-youngest after Gareth Barry.

Arsenal v Huddersfield Town
Arsenal v Huddersfield

Arsenal have won 16 of their last 17 PL matches played at 15:00 UK time on a Saturday, including each of the last nine.

Burnley v Brighton
Burnley v Brighton

Brighton's Florin Andone could become only the third Romanian to score in three consecutive PL appearances after Dan Petrescu and Adrian Mutu.

Cardiff v Southampton
Cardiff v Southampton

Ralph Hasenhuttl is looking to be the first out of eight permanent Southampton managers to win his opening PL match in charge.

Manchester United v Fulham
Man Utd v Fulham

Man Utd have won 21 of their last 23 home matches against Fulham in all competitions, with their only defeat in this sequence coming in the PL in October 2003.

West Ham United v Crystal Palace
West Ham v Crystal Palace

The side scoring first in 14 PL fixtures between West Ham and Crystal Palace have never lost, winning 10 and drawing four.

Chelsea v Manchester City
Chelsea v Man City

Man City are aiming to be the first defending PL champions to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the league since April 2002, when Man Utd triumphed 3-0 there.

Leicester City v Spurs
Leicester v Spurs

Harry Kane has scored 13 goals in 11 appearances against Leicester in all competitions, more than against any other opponent.

Newcastle v Wolves
Newcastle v Wolves

Both teams have scored in all six PL meetings between these sides. It is the most-played fixture in the competition without a clean sheet.

Everton v Watford
Everton v Watford

Watford are looking for their first away league win on a Monday in 10 attempts. Their last was in 2011 in the Championship, while their last in the top flight was in 1986.

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