Soccer-Bullet point preview of Premier League fixtures, round 31


LONDON, April 3 (Reuters) - Following are match-by-match

facts and statistics ahead of round 31 of the Premier League

fixtures on April 3-4 (1945 GMT unless stated):

April 3

Burnley v Stoke City

Burnley have lost four of their last six games

Saturday's home league defeat by Tottenham Hotspur was

Burnley's first at Turf Moor since Nov. 26

Eight points separate ninth-placed Stoke from West Bromwich

Albion in eighth

Stoke have not scored away from home for 416 minutes

Stoke have only scored 14 away league goals all season

Leicester City v Sunderland

Leicester have won their last five games - four in the

league - since Craig Shakespeare became manager

Sunderland have only won once in the league since Dec. 17

Leicester have never lost to Sunderland in six Premier

League games at the King Power Stadium

Defoe has not scored in his last five club games

In their last game, Leicester had 10 shots on target against

Stoke - the most they have managed since 2003-04

Watford v West Bromwich Albion

Watford's win over Sunderland at the weekend ended a run of

four league games without a victory

Watford are without defender Younes Kaboul, who injured his

hamstring at the weekend

Watford have not beaten West Brom at home since Jan. 2003

when they did so in the FA Cup

Albion have scored 14 league goals from corners this season,

four more than anyone else

Albion have only lost twice to teams in the bottom half of

the table this season

Manchester United v Everton (2000)

United have lost only one of their last 23 home league games

against Everton

Everton have scored just eight times in their last 12 league

visits to Old Trafford

United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic is available after a three-match


If Everton win, they will go above fifth-placed United

United have drawn eight of their 15 league games at home

this season

April 4

Arsenal v West Ham United

These are two of the league's most out-of-form teams: West

Ham have lost their last four league games, while Arsenal have

won just two from six

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should be

available after injury

Arsenal had eight shots to Manchester City's 14 in Sunday's

2-2 draw

West Ham's Diafra Sakho has declared himself available after

four months out but is unlikely to start

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez scored a hat-trick in a 5-1 win in

the reverse fixture

Hull City v Middlesbrough

Hull have won four and drawn two of their last six home


Victory could move the Tigers out of the relegation zone

Middlesbrough have not won in their last 12 league games and

have scored just once in six outings

Since 2011/12 home teams have won 56 percent of clashes

between promoted teams

Boro remain under the control of caretaker manager Steve


Southampton v Crystal Palace

Palace have posted four straight victories

Southampton have only twice scored more than once in 13 home

league games

Palace have failed to score in just five of 22 games in

which Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha have started

Palace beat Southampton 3-0 in December's reverse fixture

Palace manager Sam Allardyce has never lost a Premier League

game at St Mary's

Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur

Swansea have the worst defensive record in the Premier

League, conceding 63 goals – 2.1 per match

Fernando Llorente and Gylfi Sigurdsson have scored 19 of

Swansea's 36 league goals

Spurs have lost just once in 14 league games

Midfielder Harry Winks is definitely out for Spurs after

being carried away on a stretcher at the weekend. Harry Kane,

Danny Rose and Erik Lamela are also injured

Second-placed Spurs are aiming to cut Chelsea's lead to a

provisional four points at the top of table

Chelsea v Manchester City (2000)

City, who are 11 points behind Chelsea, are seeking to

inflict the Blues' second straight defeat

Victor Moses is hoping to return for Chelsea after missing

the weekend defeat by Crystal Palace

City have won just two of their last six games in all


Bacary Sagna is definitely out for City but Pablo Zabaleta

is expected to return

Before the Palace defeat, Chelsea had gone 12 games unbeaten

Liverpool v Bournemouth (2000)

Liverpool will be without the inured Sadio Mane, Adam

Lallana and Jordan Henderson

Bournemouth have not conceded a goal in their last two games

- the first time they have achieved this since March 2016

Liverpool have won their last four games at Anfield

Origi scored his sixth league goal from the bench when he

netted in the win over Everton on Saturday

Liverpool have conceded in each of their last five games

(Compiled by Neil Robinson; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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