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Man City mistakes, Wazza and Robin

Man City are the most error-prone side in the top flight and Manchester United's Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney are lethal away from home.

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Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney: Dangerous duo

Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney: Dangerous duo

TEAMtalk takes a look at all the key Opta statistics ahead of this weekend's Premier League action with van Persie looking to add to his tally of six goals in his last seven Premier League away games. While his partner in crime, Rooney, has scored or assisted 11 goals in his last 15 Premier League away games.

Man City have made five errors leading directly to a goal this season, more than any other side in the top flight.

Norwich are the only team yet to score from a set-play in the Premier League this season and find out, surprisingly, which team have played more long passes than any other side this season.

Newcastle United v Chelsea (12.45pm)

Newcastle have netted a joint-league-high five goals from outside the box this season.

Chelsea have averaged two goals per game in their last five Barclays Premier League trips to St James' Park.

Newcastle have failed to score in seven of their last 12 top-flight encounters with Chelsea.

Chelsea have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last four Premier League games.

Fernando Torres has had five shots on target in the Premier League this season with three of them coming last weekend against Manchester City.

Torres has scored with 13% of his Premier League shots for Chelsea (compared to 22% of his efforts when he was at Liverpool).

Chelsea have only kept three clean sheets in their last 12 Premier League away games.

Newcastle have taken just five points from their last seven Premier League home games (W1 D2).

Eden Hazard has created more chances from open play than any other player in the Premier League this season (19).

Newcastle have conceded the joint-most headed goals this season (five, along with Fulham).

Jose Mourinho has won only two of his last nine Premier League away games (D5 L2).

Fulham v Manchester United

Fulham have scored a league-high four goals originating from corners this season.

Manchester United are unbeaten in each of their last 11 Barclays Premier League away games in London, last losing in May 2011 at Arsenal.

Fulham have lost each of their last five Barclays Premier League matches with Man Utd, their worst run since losing eight in a row between 2005 and 2009.

Four of Man Utd's last five Premier League defeats in London have come in the west of the capital (twice to Fulham, twice to Chelsea).

Both Fulham and United have conceded 12 goals in the Premier League this season.

Manchester United have delivered the most crosses in the Premier League this season (202) and three of their last five goals have come from wide deliveries.

Fulham have the worst cross completion rate in the top-flight (14%).

United have a league-high 21 yellow cards this season, only eight short of the total they recorded in the whole of the 1993-94 season.

Wayne Rooney has scored or assisted 11 goals in his last 15 Premier League away games.

Robin van Persie has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League away games.

Overall van Persie has 16 goals in 22 away appearances for Manchester United in the top-flight.

Hull City v Sunderland

On home soil, Hull remain unbeaten this season (W2 D2), conceding just one goal in the process.

Sunderland have won each of their last six league encounters with Hull City.

Jozy Altidore, now a Sunderland player, was sent off playing for Hull the last time this fixture was played (April 2010).

There have been four red cards in the last three league meetings between The Tigers and Black Cats in Hull.

Hull have only lost two of the nine previous Premier League games they've played in November.

Hull are the only team yet to score a goal from outside the box.

The Tigers are the lowest scorers in the top-half of the Premier League table.

Sunderland have recorded one win from their opening nine games for the second successive season (record in 2012-13 was W1 D6 L2)

Sunderland have gone 13 games without a Premier League clean sheet. The last manager to see his side fail to score against the Black Cats was David Moyes.

Hull's last seven home Premier League games have gone under 2.5 goals.

Manchester City v Norwich City

Since Norwich returned to the Barclays Premier League in 2011-12, the four fixtures between Man City and the Canaries have produced a total of 25 goals, an average of 6.25 per game.

Norwich are the last away team to taste victory in the Barclays Premier League at the Etihad, winning 3-2 on the final day of the 2012-13 season.

Sergio Agüero has scored four goals in three Premier League starts against Norwich.

Agüero has scored six goals in his last four Premier League appearances.

Norwich are the only team yet to score a goal in the first half hour of a Premier League game this season.

The Citizens have scored in each of their last 54 Premier League home games.

Last weekend the Canaries produced a total of 31 shots in their game against Cardiff but could not score.

Norwich's striking trio of Johan Elmander, Gary Hooper and Ricky van Wolfswinkel have mustered a total of only six shots on target this season.

Man City have made five errors leading directly to a goal this season, more than any other side.

Norwich are the only team yet to score from a set-play in the Premier League this season. City (7) have scored the most.

Stoke City v Southampton

The Potters have conceded a total of just four goals in their last six games at the Britannia Stadium.

The Saints have kept five clean sheets in their last six Barclays Premier League games.

Stoke came from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Southampton in this fixture last season (December 29). The Potters have not scored more than two goals in a Barclays Premier League match since.

Southampton have only conceded more than two goals in two matches since that 3-3 draw with Stoke last December.

Southampton in 2013-14 is only the 12th time in English top-flight history that a team has conceded three or fewer goals in their opening nine games.

The average finishing position of the teams in the 11 previous instances is fourth.

Stoke have picked up 1.67 points per match in November in their spell in the Premier League, only Man Utd and Chelsea have a higher pts/game rate.

Stoke have scored with 7.1% of their shots so far this season; the joint-worst conversion rate in the Premier League (along with Norwich).

Marko Arnautovic has featured in more games in 2013 without a single win than any other player in the top five European Leagues (18).

Stoke have gone six games without a win, no side in the Premier League is on a longer run.

West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace

West Brom have suffered just one defeat in their last six games, winning two and drawing three.

A league-high 66.7% of Crystal Palace's goals this season have come from set-piece situations (four out of six goals).

Three of the last four league meetings between West Brom and Crystal Palace have ended as 1-1 draws.

Palace have lost their last six Barclays Premier League games, their worst top-flight run since March 1998 (eight games)

Marouane Chamakh has appeared in all nine of Palace's Premier League games this season but has had only two shots on target.

Palace are the only team not to draw a game in the Premier League this season.

Palace have scored a league-low two goals from open play this season.

The Eagles have conceded a league-high four penalties this season.

Palace have gone six games without a win, no side in the Premier League is on a longer run.

Nicolas Anelka has mustered just two shots on target in seven Premier League appearances for WBA.

West Ham United v Aston Villa

West Ham United have lost only two of their last 13 Barclays Premier League home games against Aston Villa (W4 D7).

The Villans have lost just one of their last six away games, winning three and drawing two.

West Ham will be trying to avoid a fourth successive top-flight home defeat. This last happened in January 2006.

Christian Benteke is the only player in the Premier League this season to fail with more than one penalty.

Stewart Downing has created 16 chances without a single assist this season.

The Hammers have conceded three goals in each of their last two home games.

Aston Villa are looking to keep three successive clean sheets away from home for the first time since March 2010.

Villa have won only one of their last nine trips to London in the Premier League (W1 D1 L7) but that win came at Arsenal on the opening weekend.

Villa have gone three games without a goal, no team has produced a run of four scoreless matches in the Premier League this season.

Carlton Cole has failed to score in any of his last 12 Premier League appearance.

If Christian Benteke fails to score in this game it will be the longest spell without a Premier League goal since last November (four games).

Arsenal v Liverpool (Sat, 5.45pm)

Arsenal have lost just one of their last 12 clashes with Liverpool, winning four and drawing seven.

Luis Suarez has six goals and one assist in four Barclays Premier League games since returning from suspension.

Liverpool won each of their last three league games Highbury but have won only two of seven since the Gunners moved to the Emirates Stadium in 2006.

Aaron Ramsey has five goals and three assists in his last six Premier League appearances.

Daniel Sturridge has scored a single goal in eight of his (and Liverpool's) nine league fixtures this season, with Southampton the only team to shut him out.

November is Arsenal's least productive month in Premier League history with the Gunners gaining only 1.55 points per game. October is their second most productive month (behind March).

Liverpool and Arsenal players have both scored 34 Premier League hat-tricks, more than any other club in the competition.

Liverpool have hit the woodwork eight times this season and have done so 60 times since August 2011, both Premier League-high figures.

Mesut Ozil has gone four Premier League appearances without an assist.

Everton v Tottenham Hotspur (Sun, 1.30pm)

Everton have taken 28 points from their last 10 Barclays Premier League home games.

Tottenham have won four games by one goal to nil in the Premier League this season, equalling their total from last season.

Tottenham lost only two of their first 15 Premier League games at Goodison Park but have won none of the last six (D3 L3).

Spurs last scored more than twice at Goodison Park in a league game back in August 1984 (W 4-1). They have played 28 games there since.

Andros Townsend has had 22 shots from outside the box this season, only one fewer than Hull City have in total.

Spurs have scored more penalties than any other side in the top-flight this season (3).

No player has assisted more Premier League goals than Kevin Mirallas (4) this season.

Tottenham have played more long passes than any Premier League side this season (557).

Everton have made more last-man tackles (7) than any other side.

Romelu Lukaku has five goals and one assist in five Premier League appearances for Everton.

Tottenham are yet to concede a goal to a non-London side in the Premier League this season.

Cardiff City v Swansea City (Sun, 4pm)

Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall has made 44 saves this season, 10 more than any other goalkeeper.

Swansea have already benefited from two own-goals this season, more than any other side.

This will be the 55th league derby between Cardiff and Swansea but the first one played in the English top-flight.

That means it will be the first ever English top-flight fixture between non-English clubs.

The last meetings between Cardiff and Swansea back in the 2010-11 season saw both games won 1-0 by the side playing away from home.

Craig Bellamy is the last player to score a winning goal in a south Wales derby.

Swansea have made fewer substitutions than any other Premier League team this season (20).

Cardiff have scored a total of only one goal in their last three Premier League home games.

Swansea have a league-high four yellow cards for dissent this season.

Michu has scored in only three of his last 14 Premier League appearances.

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