Gameweek 2 Premier League Head To Head Records
(Records based on meetings at particular grounds since 2014/15 not home and away record)
Arsenal vs Burnley
The Gunners have met the Clarets four times at the Emirates since 2014/15 and have won each and every encounter, something that not only puts them in the box seat for the weekend but will have you questioning whether to select Burnley defenders in your FPL team.
This could be one where Arsenal extend that run to five successive home wins and bring Sean Dyche’s men back down to Earth, after such an impressive opening weekend win over Southampton
Aston Villa vs Bournemouth
There has been one previous Premier League meeting at Villa Park between the two sides and it is one that saw the Cherries come out on top, during the season in which the West Midlands outfit were relegated from the Premier League.
With such a small fixture sample to work with, it is a little difficult to point to previous form as a guide to this weekend and with so many new Villa players, FPL selection might be a tough task
Brighton vs West Ham
With this being the third successive Premier League season that Brighton have been a part of, it is fair to say that their home form has ultimately been the difference between staying in the division and suffering relegation.
In two previous meetings with West Ham in the past two seasons, the Seagulls have come out on top both times, can they extend that run to three on Saturday and cause more misery for the Hammers?
Everton vs Watford
Watford make the trip to Everton for the fifth successive season and they will be looking for a first win at five attempts. However, it has not been all bad for the Hornets as they have picked up two draws on the road.
That said, if you were to look at this from the other point of view, Everton can point to the fact that they have not lost to Watford since their promotion to the Premier League in 2015/16
Norwich vs Newcastle
Just the one meeting between the two clubs at Carrow Road since the 2014/15 campaign and it has been a solitary win for Norwich. However, if they want to make it two from two, they are going to have to defend a lot better than they did at Anfield last weekend.
At the same time, Newcastle will know that Norwich are going to be one of the teams that are likely to be in the relegation mini-league, so avoiding defeat in East Anglia is vital.
Southampton vs Liverpool
A full five season history to look back on as Southampton play host to Liverpool this weekend and to be honest it doesn’t make the best of reading for Saints fans, as they have been dealt three defeats during that time frame.
There has been a brief moment of celebration for Southampton, as they got the better of Liverpool back in 2015/16 but in fairness that win is now nothing more than a distant memory.Record: Played five, Southampton have won once, Liverpool three times and one draw
Manchester City vs Tottenham
Once again another game with a full five season history and it is Manchester City who have come out on top more often than not and it is fair to say that the Etihad has not necessarily been the happiest of hunting grounds for Mauricio Pochettino.
The defending Premier League champions have won three of their last five meetings with Spurs on home turf, with the visitors only coming out on top back in February 2016.
Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace
(No previous head to head since 2014/15)
Chelsea vs Leicester
This fixture is the third that has a full five season history to look back on and it is the most open of the lot, as although Chelsea have home advantage, they seem to struggle with the challenge that the Foxes often present.
This is no less evident than last season, when Leicester picked up a win here and it is the third time in which they have avoided defeat during a trip to West London since the 2014/15 campaign.
Wolves vs Manchester United
Just the one league encounter between these two teams in the past five seasons and it was a result that did not make for good reading for the Red Devils, as Nuno Espirito Santo’s men got the better of Manchester United at Molineux.
That happened at the tail end of the previous campaign and it is fair to say that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players will be looking to right that particular wrong this coming Sunday.