Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

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(Reuters) - Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round 25 of the Premier League on Feb. 1-2 (games at 1500 GMT unless stated):


Saturday, Feb. 1

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Leicester City v Chelsea (1230)

** Chelsea have failed to beat Leicester in their last four league meetings.

** Three of the last five league games between the teams have ended in draws, including two goalless ones.

** Third-placed Leicester ended a run of two defeats with a 4-1 win over West Ham United last time out while Chelsea were held 2-2 by Arsenal after losing 1-0 at Newcastle United.


Bournemouth v Aston Villa

** Aston Villa prevailed 1-0 last time they visited Bournemouth in the Premier League back in 2015.

** Bournemouth beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 last time out to snap a run of four defeats.

** Villa sealed only their second win in five matches when they beat Watford 2-1 in their previous fixture to climb out of the relegation zone.


Crystal Palace v Sheffield United

** Palace have scored a league-low five goals before halftime this season.

** After four straight draws, Crystal Palace suffered their eighth defeat of the season against Southampton in their last match to drop to 11th in the table.

** The eighth-placed Blades have won only one of their last five games and head into the contest on the back of a 1-0 defeat by champions Manchester City.


Liverpool v Southampton

** Southampton have won three of their last 30 away top-flight matches against Liverpool (D 10, L 17).

** Southampton, who are ninth, have lost only once in their last seven matches, winning five.

** Liverpool have scored 13 goals in their last five league matches against Southampton, winning all of them.


Newcastle United v Norwich City

** Norwich have beaten Newcastle in their previous two Premier League meetings, scoring three goals each time.

** Newcastle's last top-flight victory over Norwich was a 6-2 thrashing in 2015.

** Following a run of three consecutive defeats, Steve Bruce's Newcastle are unbeaten in their last three games.


Watford v Everton

** Since losing at Watford in the league last February, Everton have won two games against the Hornets in all competitions - once in the league and once in the League Cup.

** After a run of 12 home league games without a win, Watford have won three of their last four under new manager Nigel Pearson.

** Everton have failed to keep an away clean sheet in the league since a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on the opening weekend of the season.


West Ham United v Brighton & Hove Albion

** West Ham have not beaten Brighton in the Premier League in five attempts.

** Graham Potter's Brighton have won just one of their last nine league matches.

** No Brighton player has scored more away league goals this season than defender Adam Webster, who has found the net three times on the road.


Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers (1730)

** United have lost their last two league games without scoring.

** Wolves are yet to record a Premier League away win against United in five attempts (D1, L4).

** Wolves have conceded the first goal in more Premier League games than any other team this season (17 of 24 matches).


Sunday, Feb. 2

Burnley v Arsenal (1400)

** Burnley have lost their previous 11 matches against Arsenal in all competitions.

** Burnley's Chris Wood has scored 10 goals in 22 league games this season - already equalling his previous best tally for a campaign in 2018-19 and 2017-18.

** Arsenal have completed the signing of Pablo Mari on loan from Brazilian side Flamengo to bolster manager Mikel Arteta's defensive options.


Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City (1630)

** Tottenham have lost two of their six home league matches under manager Jose Mourinho.

** Spurs midfielder Dele Alli has contributed six goals and three assists in 16 games under Mourinho in all competitions.

** City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has racked up a league-high 15 assists this season.


(Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar and Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)

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