Can Arsenal Score Their 300th Goal In A London Derby? Ten Key Stats For This Weekend's Premier League Action

Robin van Persie has one final chance to break Alan Shearer's record of most goals scored in a calendar year, while Liverpool will be aiming to get a rare win at home
We're just about to wave goodbye to 2011 but not without a full round of Premier League fixtures to send the year off in style.

And there's some typically big games this weekend, with a lot at stake. Manchester United will go top of the table – a feat that seemed hugely improbable just a few weeks ago – if they avoid defeat at home to bottom-placed Blackburn, while Arsenal have team and individual landmarks to aim for as they are just a goal short of their 300th in a London derby and Robin van Persie is two strikes away from levelling Alan Shearer's Premier League record of most goals scored (36) in a calendar year.

Here's some of the biggest stats from this weekend's set of fixtures.

See you in 2012.

Newcastle United

78 - Liverpool have the joint-best defensive record in the Premier League, but have conceded in 78 per cent of their home matches.

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Manchester United

10 - With 10 Premier League goals so far this season, Rovers striker Yakubu has already doubled the totals recorded by top scorers Junior Hoilett and Nikola Kalinic during the entire 2010-11 campaign.

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300 - If Arsenal score against QPR, the goal will mark their 300th Premier League strike in London derbies.

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Bolton Wanderers

41 - Bolton have conceded 41 goals so far in the Premier League. No team has shipped more.

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Aston Villa

24 - The last four meetings between the sides have resulted in a whopping 24 goals, with six coming in a 3-3 draw last season.

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5 - Martin Jol’s team have scored just five times away from home this season, less than any other side in the Premier League.

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14,042 - Wigan had the lowest attendance for a game last season, with just 14,042 witnessing the Latics take on Wolves at the DW Stadium.

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85.7 - Swansea City have the third best pass completion this season (85.7%), ahead of Arsenal in fourth, Tottenham in fifth, and Manchester United in sixth.

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West Brom

4 - West Bromwich Albion have given away four penalties in their last five games at the Hawthorns in the Premier League.

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Manchester City

11 - The Black Cats have lost 11 of their last 14 Premier League games against the current Premier League leaders.

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