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Swans have the joint best defensive record in home games in the top-flight, having conceded only four goals at the Liberty Stadium during the course of the current campaign

The Premier League is back this weekend after all the drama of the FA Cup, as teams turn their focus back towards the 38-game marathon.

Chelsea take on Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in a precarious game that sees the visitors rejuvenated under new manager Martin O'Neill, while questions have been asked about Andre Villas-Boas' mettle recently.

The Black Cats beat their opponents in west London 3-0 last season, and a defeat for the Blues would not go down well with the Portuguese boss' critics.

Meanwhile, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham host Stoke City, Bolton Wanderers and Wolves respectively.

Elsewhere at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea City and Arsenal lock horns as the hosts look to continue their fantastic defensive home record.

With all the action on the horizon, Goal.com brings you the 10 key stats for the upcoming set of games in the Premier League...

Aston Villa
v
Everton

100 - Aston Villa have spent 100 seasons in the top-flight of English football, which is only second to Everton’s 107 campaigns. As a result, this is the most played fixture in the top-flight.

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Blackburn Rovers
v
Fulham

6 - The Cottagers are the lowest scorers away from home in the division. They have scored six goals on their travels but have only conceded 11, which is the fourth meanest away defence in the division.

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Chelsea
v
  Sunderland

6 - The Blues have not been able to keep a clean sheet in their last six games in the top-flight.

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Liverpool
v
Stoke

50 - Saturday's game will be Kenny Dalglish's 50th in charge of the Reds since his return as boss and his 348th overall.

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Manchester United
v
Bolton Wanderers

40 - Sir Alex Ferguson's men have scored in 40 consecutive league games at Old Trafford.

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 Tottenham
v
  Wolves

7 - Mick McCarthy's side arrive in north London without a win in their past seven games.

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West Brom
v
Norwich

22 - Norwich have not kept a single clean sheet in any competition for 22 matches.

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Newcastle United
v
  QPR

9 - The visitors are currently on a winless streak, having gone nine matches in all competitions without registering a victory.

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Swansea
v
   Arsenal

4 - Swansea City have the joint best home defence in the Premier League (with Manchester City), having conceded only four goals at the Liberty Stadium.

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Wigan
v
Manchester City

19 - Wigan Athletic have kept only one clean sheet in their last 19 games in all competitions.

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