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Arsenal have scored four goals in the first 15 minutes, while opponents Norwich have conceded their first goal earlier than any other team.

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TEAMtalk takes a look at all the key Opta statistics ahead of this weekend's Premier League action with all the stats pointing to an early goal for Arsenal at The Emirates.

Chelsea meanwhile, have scored exactly two goals in each of their last eight home games in the Barclays Premier League and they host Cardiff.

Can Aston Villa win from behind against Tottenham? They have gained more points from losing positions than any other Premier League side this season (six).

And see which two Spurs players are due a goal after not having much luck with their shooting so far this term.

Newcastle United v Liverpool (12.45pm)

Loic Remy has been involved in six goals (five goals, one assist) in five Barclays Premier League games for Newcastle.

Liverpool have won 10 of their last 14 Barclays Premier League games against Newcastle (L3 D1).

Only one fixture in Premier League history (Arsenal against Tottenham - 125 goals) has seen more goals scored than this matchup (122).

There have been 38 Premier League games between Newcastle and Liverpool without a 0-0, no fixture has had more games and no goalless draws.

Liverpool won 6-0 at St James Park last season - Newcastle had not lost a top-flight home game by a margin of 6+ goals since September 1925 (1-7 v Blackburn) before then.

Just three English players have appeared in the Premier League for Newcastle this season; fewer than any other side.

Liverpool have scored 10 and conceded only one goal in the first half of Premier League games this season, but in the second half they have netted just once and conceded four.

In fact, if only second-halves counted, Liverpool would be 19th place in the Premier League with just four points, ahead of only Sunderland (one).

Steven Gerrard has now scored 99 goals in the Premier League. He has netted seven goals in the competition against Newcastle; only against Aston Villa (11) has he scored more.

Each of Newcastle United's last 12 Barclays Premier League goals have been scored by Frenchmen.

Arsenal v Norwich City

Arsenal have collected more points (56) and more wins (17) in the Barclays Premier League in 2013 than any other side.

Norwich have scored in each of their last seven league games against Arsenal, but have collected just four points in this run.

The Gunners have the longest current unbeaten run in the top-flight (six games) and have a longer run of scoring in consecutive games than any other side in the Barclays Premier League (12 games).

Norwich City have failed to score in seven of their last 11 Premier League away games.

Norwich won 4-2 at Arsenal in their first ever Premier League game back in August 1992; only on four occasions since that game have the Gunners conceded 4+ home league goals.

Despite committing a league-high 22 fouls this season, Ricky van Wolfswinkel is yet to pick up a yellow card.

Arsene Wenger's side have only managed three clean sheets in their last 14 league games at the Emirates.

Norwich have conceded their first goal of the match earlier than any other Premier League side on average this season (29th minute).

Arsenal have scored a league-high four goals in the opening 15 minutes this term, and a league-high five in the 15 minute period after half-time.

Arsenal have the best shooting accuracy in the Premier League this campaign, hitting the target with 57.5% of their shots.

Chelsea v Cardiff City

Chelsea have won 10 and drawn one of their last 11 Barclays Premier League games at Stamford Bridge.

Cardiff have kept a clean sheet in just one of their seven Barclays Premier League games so far.

Chelsea have scored exactly two goals in each of their last eight home games in the Barclays Premier League.

Cardiff glovesman David Marshall has made more saves than any other Premier League goalkeeper this season (31).

Only four games have seen a side attempt 10 or more shots on target this season in the Premier League, two of which have been against Cardiff City (versus Spurs and Newcastle).

Cardiff have averaged 54% possession away from home in the Premier League this season; well above their home possession rate (40%).

Petr Cech will make his 300th Premier League appearance in this match if selected, becoming the third player to reach this landmark for the club (after Lampard and Terry).

Eden Hazard has played more successful passes in the final third of the pitch than any other Premier League player in 2013-14 so far (135).

Cardiff City have conceded four goals from outside the penalty area this season; a league-high.

Chelsea are one of only two Premier League sides (along with Stoke City) for whom a striker has not scored a league goal this season.

Everton v Hull City

No side has currently gone longer without losing at home in the Barclays Premier League than Everton (12 games - W9 D3).

Hull have not conceded a goal in the Barclays Premier League in three hours and 46 minutes of action.

Romelu Lukaku has scored four goals in three games for Everton now. He has scored 21 in 38 PL games for West Brom and Everton, but none in 10 for Chelsea.

Everton loanee Lukaku has scored four goals and made one assist in just 217 minutes of action since moving to Goodison Park.

Everton have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last eight Premier League games at Goodison Park.

No side has played more teenagers this season in the Premier League than Everton (3).

Phil Jagielka has hit more long passes than any other outfield player in the Premier League this season (94).

Hull City have used just 17 players in their seven Premier League games so far this season; fewer than any other side.

Everton have already made the same number of last man tackles this season as they made in the entire 2012/13 campaign (seven).

Hull's Sone Aluko has drawn more fouls than any other Premier League player this season (22).

Manchester United v Southampton

Manchester United have not lost successive Barclays Premier League home games since May 8, 2002.

Southampton have conceded just two goals in their seven Barclays Premier League games in 2013-14; fewer than any other side.

24 different players have started a Premier League match for Manchester United this season; more than any other side.

Adnan Januzaj is only the second Manchester United player to score a brace on his first Premier League start for the club, after Ruud van Nistelrooy.

The Saints have not won back to back Premier League away games since September 2001.

Southampton have won just one point in 14 Premier League trips to Old Trafford (D1 L13).

If only second-halves counted, Southampton would be top of the Premier League on 16 points.

Saints have scored their opening goal in the 59th minute on average this season; the latest of all Premier League sides.

Only one side (Roma - 1) in the top five European Leagues has conceded fewer goals than Southampton so far this season.

Excluding penalties, Robin van Persie has failed to score in 14 of his last 18 Premier League games, including the last five in a row.

Stoke v West Bromwich Albion

Stoke have kept a clean sheet in six of their previous eight Barclays Premier League games against West Brom.

West Brom have never gone five games unbeaten in the Barclays Premier League under Steve Clarke (currently four in a row).

No side has lost more Premier League games in 2013 than Stoke City (15).

There have been just 13 goals scored in the eight Premier League meetings between these two sides, with seven of these being scored in the final 10 minutes.

The Potters have scored with just 5.8% of their shots this season in the Premier League; the lowest ratio in the competition.

Stoke City have hit the woodwork (4) as many times as they have scored (4) in the Premier League this season.

Mark Hughes has currently won 99 matches as a Premier League manager (from 277 games).

If only first-halves counted, Stoke City would be bottom of the Premier League on three points.

Morgan Amalfitano has averaged 12 crosses per game since his move to the Premier League.

The Potters have only scored four league goals in seven games so far; equalling their worst ever goal haul at this stage of a top-flight campaign.

Swansea City v Sunderland

Swansea have averaged 493 completed passes per game in the league this season; more than any other side.

Sunderland have kept a clean sheet in three of their previous four Barclays Premier League games against Swansea.

Swansea have currently gone eight successive home games without a win in the Premier League; the longest current run.

Michael Laudrup's Swansea side have made fewer substitutions than any other Premier League side this season (15).

Swansea City have currently scored 99 goals in the Barclays Premier League.

Gus Poyet will become the 11th different manager to take charge of a Sunderland match in the Premier League (12, if you include both spells by Kevin Ball). Of those managers, Steve Bruce is the only one to be appointed in the close season.

Poyet's Brighton side had the best defence in the 2012/13 Championship, conceding just 43 goals in 46 games.

Michu has directly contributed to more shots than any other player in the top-flight this term (32, 16 shots, excluding blocked and 16 chances created).

Sunderland are only the sixth team in Premier League history to have recorded one (or no) point after seven games; three of the previous five were relegated.

Adam Johnson has created more chances without registering an assist than any other Premier League player this season (16).

West Ham United v Manchester City (5.30pm)

West Ham have kept four clean sheets in their last seven Barclays Premier League games; but have also failed to score in four of their seven matches.

Man City have lost just one of their last 12 Barclays Premier League meetings with West Ham (W8 D3).

Alvaro Negredo has scored three and assisted two in seven league appearances for Manchester City (four starts).

Mark Noble has created more goalscoring chances than any other Premier League player this season (17).

No side has seen more English players appear in the Premier League for them this season than West Ham United (9).

Man City have won just 46% of their Premier League games without Vincent Kompany since his debut; compared to 58% with him in the side.

No player has been passed to more often in the Premier League this season than Yaya Touré (462).

David Silva has attempted more through-balls than any other player in the Premier League this season (5).

No side has attempted more shots in the opening five minutes of Premier League matches this season (6, excluding blocked) than Manchester City.

Yaya Touré, who has either scored or assisted in five of his seven league appearances this season, has scored three goals in four appearances against the Hammers.

Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur (Sun, 4pm)

Paul Lambert has won more away league games (7) as manager of Aston Villa than he has at Villa Park (6).

Tottenham are unbeaten in their last nine league meetings with Aston Villa, winning six (D3).

Andros Townsend has embarked on 50 dribbles in the Premier League this season; more than any other player.

Townsend has also attempted a league-high 26 shots without scoring a goal this season (including blocked).

Nacer Chadli has attempted the most shots (inc. blocked) without having a shot on target yet this season (9).

Aston Villa have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 14 Premier League home games, losing nine in this run (W4 D1).

Indeed, Paul Lambert's side started this run with a 0-4 defeat at the hands of Spurs back in December 2012, with Gareth Bale netting a hat-trick that day.

All three of Tottenham's away games this season have ended 1-0 (two wins, one defeat for Spurs).

Aston Villa have gained more points from losing positions than any other Premier League side this season (six).

Paul Lambert's side have played the highest percentage of long passes in the Premier League this season (16%).

Crystal Palace v Fulham (Monday, 8pm)

Crystal Palace are one of only two sides yet to keep a clean sheet in the Barclays Premier League this season (alongside Sunderland)

Fulham have failed to find the net in nine of their last 16 Barclays Premier League away games including the last two.

These two sides have the lowest win percentage in Premier League London derbies (both 21%).

Despite playing 503 minutes in the Premier League this season, Dimitar Berbatov has touched the ball just 17 times in the opposition box - three times a game on average.

Three of Fulham's five Premier League goals this season have been scored by substitutes (Bent 2, Ruiz 1); no side has scored more.

Fulham have won four and lost just one of their last six league meetings with the Eagles.

A Fulham player has netted a brace in three of the last four meetings between these sides (Andy Cole, Lee Clark and Luis Boa Morte).

Fulham have lost more points thanks to goals conceded in the final five minutes than any other side this term (four).

Palace have seen their woodwork struck seven times this season; a league-high.

Fulham have conceded more corners than any other Premier League team this term (60).

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