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Key Stat: Man City have not led at half-time in any of their last 19 league meetings with Chelsea
Expert Verdict: Jose Mourinho outwitted the eventual champions last season and Chelsea have the ability to do it again. They have scored nine goals in their two away games and Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas have settled in brilliantly. The Blues have far more potency in attack than last season but still possess the steel required to keep a check on City’s creative players.
REFEREE: Mike Dean STADIUM:
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at QPR||Recent Form|
Key Stat: QPR lost just two home league games last season
Expert Verdict: QPR, still smarting from their 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Manchester United, will be desperate to avoid defeat against their former gaffer Mark Hughes. While Stoke beat Man City at the Etihad in August, they won just three league games on the road last season, averaging under a goal a game.
REFEREE: Martin Atkinson STADIUM:
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at West Ham||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Liverpool have won four of their last five league games at Upton Park
Expert Verdict: West Ham have made a shaky start at home this season, losing twice in the league and going out of the League Cup against Sheffield United and things could get worse here. Liverpool need a response after defeat against Villa, and haven’t lost in their last four league matches against the Hammers.
REFEREE: Craig Pawson STADIUM:
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Aston Villa||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Villa lost ten of their 19 home league fixtures last season
Expert Verdict: Aston Villa’s coupon-busting win at Liverpool last weekend was their third victory in five league games, but their home form can be variable. The hosts have already failed to overcome Newcastle at Villa Park, and Arsenal haven’t lost in 15 league visits.
REFEREE: Mike Jones STADIUM:
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Swansea||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Southampton won both of last season’s meetings to nil
Expert Verdict: Despite the loss of a host of star players, Southampton have shown enough to suggest they will easily hold their own in the Premier League once again. The remodelled Saints have looked potent in successive victories and they look good value to inflict a second straight defeat on the Swans.
REFEREE: Jonathan Moss STADIUM:
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Newcastle||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Newcastle have won just five times since New Year’s Day
Expert Verdict: The pressure continues to grow on Alan Pardew after Newcastle’s humiliating 4-0 defeat at Southampton but a visit from Hull may do little to appease the Toon Army’s discontent. Hull were victorious on their last visit to Tyneside and with an array of new firepower in their ranks may repeat the trick.
REFEREE: Neil Swarbrick STADIUM:
|Sleepy sides may struggle to rise to the occasion|