Fulham vs Everton
Craven Cottage, London
Sunday, 22-11-2020 @3pm
Ref: Andy Madly
The respective home side has won 82% of Premier League games between Fulham and Everton (23 of 28). It’s the highest percentage of any fixture contested over 10 times. All 14 of Fulham’s victories in the 50 top-flight meetings have come at home. The most recent encounter ended 2-0 to Fulham at Craven Cottage in April 2019.
Fulham head coach Scott Parker has reported no new fitness concerns following the international break. Aboubakar Kamara is still banned, while Mario Lemina will be monitored after missing the last game through injury.
Everton captain Seamus Coleman is ruled out after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring problem whilst with Ireland. James Rodriguez, Yerry Mina, Allan and Richarlison are available despite lengthy journeys to take part in South American World Cup qualifying. Richarlison could make his first Everton appearance for a month after completing a three-match suspension, while Fabian Delph is also back in contention after missing the defeat by Manchester United with a minor injury.
Fulham are the only side yet to score in the opening 15 minutes of their Premier League games so far this season. The Whites have also conceded five times in the opening quarter of an hour, the highest figure in the top flight. Scott Parker’s side have trailed for 366 minutes this season, more than any other top-flight club. They conceded 10 goals in their opening three league matches, but have only let in five in their subsequent five fixtures. Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored two and assisted two of Fulham’s seven Premier League goals this term, all registered against newly-promoted opposition. Captain Tom Cairney is set to play his 50th Premier League game.
Everton could lose four consecutive Premier League matches for the first time in 13 months. It would also be the first time in Carlo Ancelotti’s managerial career that he has lost four league games in a row. Everton have conceded at least twice in each of their past five top-flight fixtures. The Toffees could earn three successive victories in London for the first time since 1987. Everton have not won a Premier League match without Richarlison since he joined in 2018, drawing four and losing four of eight such games. James Rodriguez has not scored or assisted in any of his three Premier League away appearances, compared to three goals and three assists in four matches at Goodison Park.
Sheffield United vs West Ham United
Bramell Lane, Sheffield
Sunday, 22-11-2020 @5pm
Ref: Martin Atkinson
Sheffield United hope to have Lys Mousset, Rhian Brewster, John Fleck, Enda Stevens and John Egan all fit. Loanee Ethan Ampadu is back after being ineligible to face Chelsea, while the Blades are waiting to find out whether Sander Berge is available after a Covid-19 scare.
West Ham forward Michail Antonio could return from a two-match absence with a hamstring problem. Angelo Ogbonna has overcome a knock but Andriy Yarmolenko is self-isolating.
Sheffield United have won all three of their Premier League home games against West Ham. The Hammers can become the first club to lose four consecutive top-flight away fixtures against Sheffield United since Southampton had a run of six from 1967 to 1991. West Ham haven’t won a top-flight match at Bramall Lane since April 1968.
Sheffield United are only the fifth team in Premier League history to have a solitary point after eight games of a season. Only in 1990-91 have the Blades ever failed to win any of their first nine league fixtures. They could equal the club Premier League record on Sunday of 12 matches without a win, set from August to November 1993. The Blades have gone 11 league matches without a clean sheet, conceding 20 goals. United have the biggest negative difference between expected goals (7.7) and goals scored (4) in the Premier League this season. London sides are winless in 11 Premier League visits to Bramall Lane since Chelsea won 2-0 in October 2006 (D1, L10).
West Ham are unbeaten in their past 11 Premier League games against sides starting the day bottom of the table. The Hammers have kept just three clean sheets in their 14 home league matches since David Moyes took charge. Moyes is winless in all four league away matches as a manager against Sheffield United (D2, L2). Michael Antonio has scored eight goals in his past six Premier League away appearances.
Leeds United vs Arsenal
Elland Road, West Yorkshire
Sunday, 22-11-2020 @7:30pm
Ref: Anthony Taylor
Arsenal have won six of the past seven meetings, drawing the other. The Gunners have won their last four top-flight away games against Leeds.
Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips is available again following a month out with a shoulder problem. Rodrigo could also feature after recovering from Covid-19 but Pablo Hernandez, Jamie Shackleton and Diego Llorente are unavailable.
Arsenal will be without Sead Kolasinac and Mohamed Elneny after their positive coronavirus tests on international duty. Thomas Partey is unavailable because of a thigh injury.
Leeds could lose three consecutive league matches for the first time under Marcelo Bielsa. They had conceded a joint league-high 17 goals after the opening eight rounds of matches. Eight of the goals let in by Leeds have come from set-pieces. It’s the highest tally in the division; Arsenal have yet to concede any in this manner. Leeds have kept just one clean sheet in their past 21 Premier League home matches. Their tally of 14 Premier League goals scored is the most after eight matches by a promoted club since Charlton Athletic in 2000-01. Only one of Patrick Bamford’s seven Premier League goals this season has come at home.
Arsenal have lost three of their past four Premier League games, as many as in their previous 12 top-flight matches. The Gunners have failed to score in each of those three defeats. They haven’t found the net from open play in six hours and 26 minutes in the Premier League. Arsenal have won nine of their last 11 Premier League games in Yorkshire, losing two. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had just four shots in his last four Premier League appearances. Only seven of Alexandre Lacazette’s 40 Premier League goals have been scored outside of London.
Liverpool vs Leicester City
Anfield Stadium, Liverpool
Sunday, 22-11-2020 @10:15pm
Ref: Chris Kavanagh
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is out because of the groin injury he sustained on international duty, while Mohamed Salah is self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus. Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk are also absentees but Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be involved.
Leicester City wing-back Timothy Castagne is available after missing four games with a hamstring injury. Centre back Wesley Fofana is also fit.
Liverpool are unbeaten in nine Premier League home games against Leicester, winning seven, since losing three in a row at Anfield between 1997 and 2000. The Foxes have only taken one point from the past six top-flight meetings. Their most recent triumph in this fixture was 3-1 at the King Power Stadium in February 2017.
Liverpool can establish an outright club league record of 64 home games unbeaten this Sunday. Their previous 63-match run without defeat was ended by Leicester in January 1981. The Reds have also equalled the club top-flight record of scoring in 38 successive home matches, previously set between May 1967 and February 1969. They could become the first side in Premier League history to come from behind to win in four consecutive home matches. Liverpool’s only clean sheet in 13 Premier League games came at Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp’s side have conceded a league-high 11 first-half goals this season. Diogo Jota could become the first player to score in each of his first four top-flight home games for Liverpool.
Leicester have established their best record after eight games of a top-flight season, with six wins and 18 points. The Foxes are on a run of six successive victories in all competitions, scoring 15 goals and conceding two. City have matched their club top-flight record of four straight away wins. They have been awarded eight Premier League penalties this season, twice as many as any other club. This is the earliest in a Premier League season that a team has been awarded as many penalties. A Jamie Vardy goal on Sunday would ensure he equals Thierry Henry’s Premier League record of scoring in five successive away fixtures. Brendan Rodgers has lost both of his Premier League games against Liverpool since he left the club in 2015 after more than three years in charge.
The upcoming Premier League games
-Burnley vs Crystal Palace @8:30pm
-Wolves vs Southampton @11pm
Premier League recent result
-Newcastle United 0-2 Chelsea
-Aston Villa 1-2 Brighton and Hove Albion
-Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Man City
-Man United 1-0 West Bromwich Albion