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Roar Guru
1st January, 2021
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With the Premier League football coming thick and fast, there’s barely enough time to keep up with all the games, so why not have a bunch of interesting stats to go with the Premier League match day 17 fixtures.

Included below are some head-to-head records and individual teams stats from the 2020-21 season for each fixture for match day 17, and some of these stats could be relevant to this weekend’s clashes.

For example, one team hasn’t won at the ground they are visiting this weekend since 1951, and one team has a 100 per cent record from their five matches against London clubs this season. Plus there are a whole bunch of head-to-head stats about January clashes.

Relevant to the result this weekend or not, here’s hoping they at least interesting.

Everton versus West Ham
Everton are five from five against London sides this season, home and away.

The last five games between Everton and West Ham in January have ended in a draw.

Everton currently have zero points against middle eight teams in four attempts this season.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton

(Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Manchester United versus Aston Villa
Man United have an outstanding recent record against Aston Villa at home. Aston Villa’s last win at Old Trafford was in 2009, six losses and one draw ago. Before that you must go back to 1983 for the previous Aston Villa win away. So since 1984 Aston Villa have one win in 33 matches away to Manchester United.

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These teams have only met on a Friday three times, and Man United have won all three.

They have met 20 times in January, and Aston Villa have won twice, plus 14 losses and four draws.

Tottenham versus Leeds United
Leeds are yet to take a point away to big six clubs this season.

Spurs have only beaten Leeds once on a Saturday in their last six home matches.

Leeds average the most shots on target per game away this season and second most shots on goal behind Man City.

No team has let in more goals on the road than Leeds this season – 17 in eight matches.

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Crystal Palace versus Sheffield United
Half of Sheffield United’s points this season have come against London sides.

Crystal Palace have the worst shots total per game at home this season. Sheffield United are second worst away.

Four of the last five games between these sides have finished 1-0 to one side.

These teams have never met at Selhurst Park in January.

Brighton versus Wolverhampton
Brighton are sixth for expected goals at home this season. However they are 12 points behind their expected points total at home of 16 points.

Six of the last eight games on a Saturday have been draws. Three of those have been 0-0.

Wolves haven’t beaten Brighton on a Saturday since 2006 – nine games ago.

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West Bromwich Albion versus Arsenal
West Brom have won the last two games on a Saturday between these sides.

Arsenal have a 100 per cent record away to bottom six sides this season.

No team has conceded more goals at home this season than West Brom’s 20 in eight games.

Burnley versus Fulham
Fulham haven’t beaten Burnley at Burnley since 1951, 33 matches ago. Burnley have 26 wins and six draws since.

Burnley have the lowest shots on target per game figure for home matches this season.

Fulham have never lost to Burnley on a Sunday (one win and one draw).

Fulham's Ademola Lookman

(Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Newcastle versus Leicester
Newcastle have won the only two games in Newcastle versus Leicester on a Sunday.

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Leicester have a perfect record away to middle eight sides this season.

Leicester have scored twice as many goals on the road this season than Newcastle have at home.

Chelsea versus Manchester City
No team has a better expected goals figure at home this season than Chelsea. And expected goals and actual goals scored are equal (18 in eight games).

The last time Chelsea beat Man City at home in January was 1921.

Man City are undefeated in their last four Sunday games versus Chelsea.

Southampton versus Liverpool
Southampton have won the last three matches versus Liverpool in January. Liverpool have won just one of the last six January clashes. Liverpool didn’t score in any of those games. Two were cup games.

Liverpool have conceded more away goals this season than Fulham and Newcastle.

Despite their indifferent away form, Liverpool have the second best expected goal figure for away games behind Leicester.

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