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Arsene Wenger's men have gone undefeated in their last eight games in the top-flight, but now face the league leaders as Roberto Mancini's men look to bounce back from defeat

The Premier League gets in full festive mood this week, with another top round of action, culminating in Manchester City's clash with Arsenal at Eastlands.

Roberto Mancini's men will want to get back to winning ways after surrendering their undefeated record at Stamford Bridge last week, while the Gunners will look to continue the good work they have done in resurrecting a season that had already been cast aside by some.

Meanwhile, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool have away days at Wigan Athletic, QPR and Aston Villa respectively, while Tottenham play Sunderland at home having won five on the bounce at White Hart Lane.

Now brings you the key stats ahead of this weekend's fixtures...

West Brom

52 - Rovers slightly edge the head-to-head encounters with 52 wins to West Brom’s 42, while there have been 29 draws between the sides.

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300 - The visit to Goodison Park marks Paul Lambert's 300th career game in management. The former Colchester boss will be hoping to welcome that landmark by avoiding his 100th defeat as a coach.

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16 - Fulham have scored only 16 goals from their 15 games this season.

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Newcastle United

11 - Demba Ba has netted 11 times this season. The Senegalese striker is joint second in the goalscoring charts in the Premier League, with only Robin van Persie having scored more.

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Stoke City

16.4 - Wolves concede more shots at home than any other Premier League side, with an average of 16.4 efforts per match fired in Wayne Hennessey’s direction at Molineux so far this season.

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15 - Wigan Athletic have conceded 15 goals at the DW Stadium this season in the Premier League. Only bottom placed Bolton Wanderers have shipped more on home soil.

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  Manchester United

11 - Manchester United are undefeated in their last 11 games against Queens Park Rangers. Of these, eight matches have resulted in victory for the Red Devils.

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Aston Villa

8 - Liverpool have scored only eight goals away from home this season. Only Stoke City have scored fewer out of the current top half of the table.

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5 - Tottenham Hotspur are currently on a five-match winning streak at White Hart Lane in the Premier League.

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Manchester City

33 - Robin van Persie has managed to hit the back of the net 33 times in 32 games in the Premier League in 2011. Alan Shearer holds the record for the most number of goals scored in a calendar year, having netted 36 times in 1995.

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