Week 27 sees another full-round of fixtures as we enter the business part of the season.
Liverpool, fresh from their stunning 7-0 victory over Manchester United travel to Bournemouth in the opening match of the weekend as Jurgen Klopp’s side continue their late charge for a top four finish.
Elsewhere, Man City look to keep pace with Arsenal as they face Crystal Palace – with the Gunners away at Fulham.
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Leicester City have won just one of their last six home league games against Chelsea (D2 L3), winning 2-0 in January 2021. They lost this fixture 3-0 last season. Meanwhile, the Blues are looking to complete their first league double over Leicester since the 2016/17 campaign following their 2-1 win against them at Stamford Bridge in August.
With 24 goals scored and 25 goals conceded, Chelsea’s Premier League games have seen fewer goals than any other side this season (49). Meanwhile, only Manchester City’s (91), Arsenal’s (84) and Tottenham’s (82) games have seen more goals than Leicester’s (79 – F36 A43).
Chelsea are without a win in ten away games in all competitions (D3 L7), their longest winless streak on the road since going 17 without victory from April 2000 to January 2001. The Blues have scored just four goals in this ten-match period, their fewest over a run of ten away outings since August-December 1993 (also 4).
Leicester City have lost 15 Premier League games this season, behind only Southampton (16) in 2022/23, their most in a single campaign since 2018/19 (16). Brendan Rodgers has never suffered more league defeats in a season in his managerial career (also 15 with Swansea City in 2011/12).
Raheem Sterling scored his first Chelsea two goals in the Blues’ 2-1 win over Leicester City in August. He has netted braces in his last two Premier League games against Leicester, having scored just once in his first 14 appearances against them.
2 - Liverpool have lost consecutive Premier League matches against opponents starting the day bottom of the table for the first time since December 2010-February 2011 (vs Wolves and West Ham respectively). Comedown.
2/15 - Today’s defeat at Bournemouth was just the second time Liverpool have lost a game with Van Dijk, Konaté, Robertson and Alexander-Arnold all starting, also losing last season’s Champions League final against Real Madrid (P15 W10 D3 L2). Unexpected.