In Episode #200, of the SQBT Podcast Mike and Laurent discussdiscuss:
Club narratives at the World Cup break and the UEFA Champions League round up.
Manchester City v Fulham at Etihad Stadium
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 14 Premier League games against Fulham, winning 11 and drawing three. They've won each of their nine against them in the competition, keeping a clean sheet in each of the last five.
Three of Fulham's four Premier League victories against Manchester City have come at the Etihad Stadium, most recently a 3-1 victory April 2009.
Nottingham Forest v Brentford at The City Ground
Wolves v Brighton at Molineux Stadium
Leeds United v Bournemouth at Elland Road
Everton v Leicester City at Goodison Park
Chelsea v Arsenal at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea have lost three of their last four Premier League games against Arsenal (W1), more than they had in their previous 17 against the Gunners (W9 D6 L2).
Arsenal have won their last two Premier League away games against Chelsea, as many In as in their previous 16 visits. They've not won three in row at Stamford Bridge since April 1974
Each of Arsenal's last six Premier League goals against Chelsea have been scored by English players, with Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah each netting twice. Just six of the Gunners' previous 54 league strikes (excl. own goals) against the Blues between 1999 and 2020 were scored by Englishmen.
Southampton v Newcastle Utd at St. Mary's Stadium
Aston Villa v Manchester Utd at Villa Park
West Ham v Crystal Palace at London Stadium
Tottenham v Liverpool at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham are winless in their last nine Premier League games against Liverpool (D3 L6), since a 4-1 win in October 2017. Only once in their league history have they gone 10 without a win against the Reds, doing so between 1971 and 1976 (D3 L7).
Liverpool have only failed to score in one of their last 20 Premier League meetings with Tottenham (0-0 in October 2015), while they've lost just one of their last 19 against Spurs (W12 D6).
This is the first time Tottenham are facing Liverpool while above them in the table since December 2020, with the Reds winning 2-1 at Anfield thanks to Roberto Firmino's 90th minute winner. It's the first time they're hosting them while above them in the table since a 4-1 win in October 2017, which was also their last Premier League victory against them.
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