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TEAMtalk takes a look at all the key Opta statistics ahead of this weekend's Premier League action with Liverpool's record of 12 errors leading to a goal or an attempt on goal - a league high.

Chelsea, who host West Brom, top the charts for wayward shooting with 77 efforts off target.

Sunderland meanwhile, have hit only 24 shots on target all season; in contrast Man City have scored 28 goals from 68 shots on target.

The big clash of the weekend sees Manchester United host Arsenal and United ace Wayne Rooney loves playing the Gunners. The frontman has 10 Premier League goals against them; he's not scored more against any other side.

Aston Villa v Cardiff City

Aston Villa have gone six hours and 15 minutes without scoring a goal in the Barclays Premier League.

Cardiff have only conceded eight goals in five away games, the same amount as Man Utd (8) and fewer than Man City (9).

The only recent meeting between Aston Villa and Cardiff came in the League Cup in September 2009. Villa scored the only goal after three minutes through Gabriel Agbonlahor.

There have been only four goals in Aston Villa's last four Premier League games.

Paul Lambert and Aston Villa have made only 22 substitutions this season, fewer than any other side.

Villa have hit a higher proportion of long passes than any other side this season (16%).

Villa have had fewer touches in the opposition box than any other Premier League side this season (135).

Cardiff have conceded fewer fouls than any other top-flight team this season (87).

Villa have opened the scoring in a league-low one game this season.

But the Villans have claimed six points from games where they've conceded first, a total only Manchester United can match.

Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion

Chelsea have won 12 of their 14 Barclays Premier League games with West Brom (W12 L2) including all seven at Stamford Bridge.

West Brom have won two of their last three league games against Chelsea, but both have been at the Hawthorns.

The 14 previous Premier League meetings between Chelsea and West Brom have seen a total of 13 managers take part.

Chelsea have hit more shots off target than any other Premier League side this season (77).

Chelsea have scored 76 goals in their last 26 Saturday 3pm Premier League games at Stamford Bridge, an average of 2.9 per game.

Chelsea (along with Man City) are the only teams with maximum points from their home games this season.

Chelsea have made fewer interceptions than any other side this season (80).

WBA veteran Nicolas Anelka has only scored one goal in 12 Premier League appearances against Chelsea.

This compares to Anelka's rate of 38 goals in 125 Premier League appearances for Chelsea.

Chelsea have won 12 of their last 13 Premier League home games.

Crystal Palace v Everton

Nine of Crystal Palace's last 10 Barclays Premier League victories have come at Selhurst Park.

Everton have gone four hours without conceding a goal in the Barclays Premier League.

There have been five goals from penalties in the last five meetings between Crystal Palace and Everton.

Selhurst Park has seen three goals scored from penalties already this season, more than any other ground this season.

Everton have averaged a possession figure of 58% away from home this season, only Manchester City (62%) have a higher figure.

Only one side has ever won fewer points from their first 10 games of a PL season than Palace (3) have this term: Man City (2) in 1995/96.

Everton have lost only one of their opening 10 top-flight games in successive seasons for the first time ever. It's only the 10th time overall that they've lost so few of their opening 10 top-flight league matches.

The average finishing position of teams losing only one of their opening 10 Premier League games is fourth.

Crystal Palace have been relegated from the Premier League four times, already more than any other side.

Everton have only won two of their last 20 Premier League trips to the nation's capital, although their most recent trip (to West Ham in September) ended in victory.

Liverpool v Fulham

Liverpool have only conceded three goals in 12 Barclays Premier League home matches against Fulham.

Fulham have kept three clean sheets in their last five Barclays Premier League visits to Anfield.

Liverpool have made more errors leading to a goal/attempt than any other side this season (12).

Daniel Sturridge has hit the frame of the goal three times this season, more than any other Premier League player.

Anfield has seen the highest number of headed goals in the Premier League this season (5).

No ground has seen more goals in the opening 15 minutes (3) than Anfield this season.

This will be the fourth time Liverpool have played at Anfield at 3pm on a Saturday this season, only one short of their total from the whole of 2012-13.

Liverpool have won only three of their last seven Premier League games played at 3pm on a Saturday.

In the two previous Premier League seasons that Liverpool have recorded a 6-2-2 record after 10 games, they have finished third and fourth (1994-95 and 1995-96 respectively).

Fulham have won only 15.5% of their Premier League away games. Of teams to play 100+ away games, only Derby (15.0%) have an inferior figure.

Southampton v Hull City

Southampton have won four of their last five league games against Hull City.

Only four newly promoted sides have conceded fewer goals after 10 games than Hull have this season (10) in the Barclays Premier League.

Southampton and Hull have conceded a combined 14 goals in 20 games this season.

Southampton have conceded a league low 29 shots on target this season.

Last weekend Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc joined Ben Foster, Dean Kiely, Paul Gerrard and Adam Bogdan in conceding a goal to a fellow glovesman in the Premier League.

There have only eight goals at St Mary's this season, although this is three more than there have been at Hull's home.

Southampton are unbeaten in their last seven games; only Arsenal have been on a longer run this season (nine).

Southampton have won 40 corners at home this season, only Man City (41) have a higher figure.

Hull supremo Steve Bruce has only tasted victory once in nine Premier League trips to the Solent (Portsmouth & Southampton combined).

Hull's record of 14 points from 10 games this season is halfway between their first season in the Premier League (20 points) and their second (eight points).

Norwich City v West Ham United (Sat, 5.30pm)

Norwich have lost only one of their six Barclays Premier League games versus West Ham (W1 D4) and are unbeaten in home meetings (W1 D2).

West Ham have conceded only one goal in five Premier League away games this season.

Based on goals conceded, West Ham (8) have the joint-eighth best defence in Europe's top five leagues.

West Ham could become the first team to draw three Premier League games in a row 0-0 since 2009.

The Hammers have won only one of their last nine Premier League games (D4 L4).

Last weekend at Manchester City was only the 13th time a team (Norwich) had lost a Premier League game by a margin of 7+ goals.

Norwich have not scored more than once in a league game since the opening day 2-2 draw with Everton.

Since then the Canaries have scored only four goals in nine league games - none of those by a striker.

But Norwich have lost only three of their last 14 Premier League home games (W4 D7).

Only one of the last 12 teams to concede seven or more goals in a Premier League game has been relegated in that season (Blackburn in 2011-12).

Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United (Sun, 12pm)

Tottenham have lost only one of their last seven Barclays Premier League games against Newcastle, after losing each of the previous six.

Newcastle have won six away games at White Hart Lane in the Barclays Premier League, they have only won more at Villa Park (8).

Spurs have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three games, the only team to record four in a row this season are Southampton.

Newcastle are the only team outside of the bottom three to have conceded more than 10 goals away from home this season (11).

None of the 33 Premier League goals Newcastle have scored in 2013 have been by an Englishman.

Tottenham have scored only 34 goals in 24 Premier League home games under the tutelage of Andre Villas-Boas.

But Spurs have taken three points in six of their last eight league games at White Hart Lane (D1 L1).

This is the third time in four seasons that Newcastle have taken 14 points from their opening 10 Premier League games.

Tottenham's record in Premier League games played after Europa League ties this season is W3 D0 L2.

Newcastle have picked up two of the three yellow cards for shirt removal in the Premier League this season.

Sunderland v Manchester City (Sun 4.05pm)

Sunderland have won each of their last three Barclays Premier League home games against Manchester City by one goal to nil.

Man City have scored at least six goals more than any other Barclays Premier league team this season.

Two of the goals in the three recent 1-0 Sunderland home wins against Man City have come in the 90th minute.

Sunderland have hit only 24 shots on target all season; in contrast Man City have 28 goals (from 68 shots on target).

City have the best conversion rate in the Premier League this season (22%) while Sunderland have the lowest shooting accuracy (31%).

Sergio Aguero has seven goals and three assists in his last five Premier League games.

Edin Dzeko (8) needs one more goal as a substitute away from home in the Premier League to equal the record (9; held by Hernandez and Defoe).

Sunderland have conceded three of the six own goals in the Premier League this season.

No team has benefited from more own goals than Manchester City this season (2).

Sunderland have collected three of the 12 red cards shown in the Premier League this season.

Manchester United v Arsenal (Sun, 4.10pm)

Manchester United have lost only one of their last nine encounters with Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League (W6 D2).

Arsenal have won at Old Trafford three times in the Barclays Premier League era and have won the title in two of those seasons (97-98 & 01-02).

Robin van Persie has scored in the last four Barclays Premier League encounters between these two sides (two for each club).

Arsenal are the only side to have scored in all 10 of their Barclays Premier League games this season.

Wayne Rooney has scored 10 Barclays Premier League goals versus Arsenal; against no side has he netted more.

Rooney's first Premier League goal, his first Premier League goal for Man Utd and his 100th Premier League goal all came against the Gunners.

Aaron Ramsey has scored six goals and provided three assists in his last seven Premier League appearances.

Arsenal failed to register a shot on target in their last PL game at Old Trafford until the 92nd minute (Nov 2012, ended game with two).

The last time that Arsenal failed to have a shot on target in a PL game was on 21st September 2003, also against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

No side has won more points from losing positions than Manchester United in the Premier League this season (6). In 2012-13, United won 29 points from losing positions - a league-high

Arsenal have won only two of their last 16 Premier League games played in the late slot on Sundays (excludes final day games).

Swansea City v Stoke City (Sun, 4.10pm)

Three of the last four league games between Swansea and Stoke have ended as 2-0 home wins.

Stoke's away wins in 2013 have coincided with their clean sheets on the road (two games).

Swansea have gone 208 minutes without conceding a Barclays Premier League goal at home.

No Stoke player has more Premier League goals than goalkeeper Asmir Begovic this season (1).

Angel Rangel is one of only two outfield players in Europe's top five leagues to make a save this season.

This game pits together two of the four Premier League teams yet to score a headed goal this season.

Swansea's Álex Pozuelo is the most used substitute in the Premier League this season (eight times).

The Liberty Stadium is the only Premier League ground yet to see a headed goal this season.

Stoke have not won any of their last seven Premier League games; the joint-longest winless run in the Premier League with Crystal Palace.

Stoke have lost 10 of their last 14 Premier League away games.

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