Can Chelsea go nine games unbeaten against Newcastle United? Ten key stats for this weekend's Premier League action

The Magpies have not been able to register a victory over the Blues in the top-flight in the last eight meetings between the two sides, but four of those were drawn
The Premier League is back and all the action is set to unfold following a week filled littered with League Cup and Europa League clashes.

Chelsea and Manchester United look to bounce back from their respective domestic cup defeats as the Blues travel to play Newcastle United at St James' Park, while Sir Alex Ferguson's men lock horns with Aston Villa.

Meanwhile, Manchester City host new boys Norwich City, while Arsenal take on relegation threatened Wigan Athletic, who are languishing in the drop zone after having won only two matches so far this season.

Liverpool travel to London to take on Fulham at Craven Cottage with the confidence of having won their last three league games that were away from home. And Tottenham wil look to build further on their stellar form as they aim to grab a sixth consecutive victory in the Premier League, with Bolton Wanderers set to visit White Hart Lane on Saturday.

With so much action on the horizon, brings you the 10 key stats to this round of fixtures...

Newcastle United

8Chelsea are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games against Newcastle United. But their recent form has been poor, as they have lost three of their last four matches in all competitions.

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Blackburn Rovers
Swansea City

16 - Rovers haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last 16 Premier League games, which is a new record for the club.

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Manchester City
  Norwich City

16 - The hosts have have not lost a single game in their last 16 league clashes at home. They are also on a run of 11 consecutive victories.

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West Brom

5 - Heidar Helguson has scored five goals in six Premier League starts this season. But Neil Warnock's side have also scored the fewest goals at home in the division this term.

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Tottenham Hotspur
Bolton Wanderers

5 - Spurs are aiming to win their sixth consecutive league game on Saturday, while Bolton are aiming to avoid their fifth defeat in six matches.

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 Wigan Athletic

1 - Wigan have averaged just one goal-per-game at home this season and have the worst conversion rate in the top flight, scoring with just nine per cent of their shots.

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Aston Villa
  Manchester United

3 - Manchester United have only conceded three goals away from home, which is the best in the league. They are, alongside Manchester City, the only team not to lose on their travels this season.

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   Stoke City

4 - Stoke City have the dubious distinction of having lost their last four away games in the Premier League. They have also won only once in their last 16 trips away from the Britannia Stadium for a league game.

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1 - Both sides have won only one of their last eight games in the Premier League. They are level on 11 points, but the Black Cats are one place higher in the standings by virtue of a better goal difference.

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5 - Liverpool scored five in their last visit to Craven Cottage, which turned out to be a 5-2 win for the Reds.

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