Claudio "The Tinkerman" Ranieri is looking for a dream start to his Watford tenure when the Hornets host Liverpool at Vicarage Road.
That's one of ten facts to prep you for Premier League game Matchweek 8.
⚖️ Watford vs Liverpool
New Watford head coach Claudio Ranieri has won four of his five Premier League home matches against Liverpool, losing the other. Of all the managers who have faced the Reds at least five times at home, the Italian has the highest home win rate against them in Premier League history (80%).
🧤 Aston Villa vs Wolves
Emiliano Martínez has kept a clean sheet in all three of his Premier League matches against Wolverhampton Wanderers. They’re the side he’s started against the most in the competition while keeping a 100% clean sheet record.
✈️ Leicester vs Man United
Man United is looking to extend their record unbeaten away run in the league to 30 matches (W19 D10). They haven’t conceded more than once in any of their last 15 on the road, their longest such run in league football.
😯 Man City vs Burnley
Manchester City can be the first team in English football to win five straight home matches against one club by five or more goals.
🎨 Norwich vs Brighton
Leandro Trossard has been involved in all three of Brighton’s Premier League goals against Norwich, scoring two and assisting the other in 2019-20.
🔴 Southampton vs Leeds
Southampton remains winless after seven Premier League matches (D4 L3). The only campaign in which they failed to win any of their opening eight league matches was in 1998-99 when they avoided relegation from the top flight on the final day.
🛣 Brentford vs Chelsea
Chelsea has won each of their last six away London derbies in the Premier League and could become the first team in English Football League history (top four tiers) to win seven such matches in a row.
🍭 Everton vs West Ham
The Toffees have won more Premier League matches (27) and scored more Premier League goals (87) against West Ham United than they have versus any other side in the competition.
⚡️ Newcastle vs Tottenham
Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin has carried the ball further than any other player in the Premier League this season (1,950 metres), while the Frenchman has also created the most chances following a ball carry than any other player (11).
🕰 Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
Coming into this weekend’s fixtures, no side has conceded more first-half goals in the Premier League than Arsenal's six. However, no team have scored fewer first-half goals than Crystal Palace's one.
We're all set for another gripping game week after the international break.
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