10 Premier League stats for the weekend – featuring Aston Villa and Liverpool

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We look ahead to another intriguing weekend of Premier League action by rounding up 10 key stats.

4 - Jermain Defoe has scored four goals in his last five Premier League appearances matches against his former club, West Ham. Sunderland travel to West Ham in Saturday's evening kick-off.

5 - Stoke City have won five of their last eight Premier League matches at home (D1, L2), losing only to the top two, Chelsea and Manchester City. The Potters welcome Crystal Palace to the Britannia Stadium in a mid-table clash this weekend.

5 - Queens Park Rangers have picked up the fewest points since Christmas. They are followed by Sunderland (7) and West Ham (8) in teams with the fewest points since Christmas Day.

6 - Arsenal have won their last six Premier League meetings with Newcastle. The Gunners face John Carver's injury-depleted and out-of-form side on Saturday at St James' Park.

7 - Chelsea have seen the most opposition players sent off this season (7), while only Aston Villa (6) have received more red cards than Hull City (5) this season. The two meet at the KC Stadium on Sunday.

7 - Simon Mignolet and Liverpool have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine Premier League games since New Year's Day.

13 - Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League matches since losing 3-0 at Old Trafford back in December. Manchester United are the team looking to end that run this weekend.

56% - Arsenal's David Ospina has kept five clean sheets in his nine Premier League appearances (56%), compared to Wojciech Szczęsny who has kept only three clean sheets in his 17 Premier League appearances (18%) so far this season.

100% - Leonardo Ulloa has scored in all three of his Premier League matches versus North London sides Arsenal and Tottenham this season. Leicester City are White Hart Lane on Saturday.

2010 - Aston Villa are looking to win three Premier League matches in a row for the first time since April 2010. Tim Sherwood's side host Swansea City off the back of victories over West Brom and Sunderland.

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