Can Mario Balotelli score his eighth goal in 10 games? Ten key stats for this weekend's Premier League action

Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool will all be looking to bounce back from defeats while Andre Villas-Boas' men host Roberto Mancini's City on Monday evening
Having bowed out of the Champions League, Manchester City now look to continue their reign at the top of the Premier League whilst preparing to visit Chelsea.

The Stamford Bridge outfit have been in patchy form over the past two months, losing three of their last six league games, but the victory over Valencia that saw them move into the knockout round of Europe's elite could breathe an air of confidence into the squad.

Meanwhile, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from their respective losses as they play host to Everton, QPR and Wolves respectively.

Tottenham have continued to rise up the table with a sixth consecutive victory in the top-flight last week, and they now go looking for yet another to add to their formidable tally when they play Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.

All this and more is on the horizon, and brings you the 10 key stats for the upcoming round of games in the Premier League.


18 - Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has lashed in 18 goals and provided five assists in 20 appearances this term.

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Bolton Wanderers
Aston Villa

16 - Aston Villa have the exact same amount of points as Alex McLeish’s Birmingham City side did at this point last season. The Blues would go on to be relegated.

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-10 - Despite being in 12th position, QPR possess the worst goal difference outside of the Premier League bottom three.

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Manchester United

0 - No team has been able to keep a clean sheet against the Red Devils this season, which means that they have scored in every game in every competition during the course of the current campaign.

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Norwich City
Newcastle United

0 - Norwich City are one of only two sides, the other being Blackburn, who are yet to keep a clean sheet in any competition this season.

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 Swansea City

5 - Swansea have kept an impressive five clean sheets from their seven home games in the Premier League, and have the best defensive home record in the league having conceded just two goals.

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West Brom
  Wigan Athletic

181 - Wigan have committed 181 fouls – the most in the Premier League at the moment.

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   Blackburn Rovers

3 - Sunderland have failed to secure their Premier League status three times since first their first campaign in the 1996-97 season.

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Stoke City

6 - Tottenham have won six consecutive games in the Premier League, and are aiming to win their seventh in a row on Sunday.

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Manchester City

7 - Mario Balotelli has managed to score seven times in his last nine Premier League appearances.

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