Here's what to expect from the Premier League games this weekend


Manuel Pellegrini has won three trophies in his three years in charge of Manchester City but form in his last season has been inconsistent and a Champions League place has not yet been secured as he takes charge of his final game against Swansea.

Here's what the numbers tell us about that and the rest of the weekend's fixtures.

Swansea v Man City

Graphic showing longest run of home league games without conceding more than once.

It's been seven matches since Swansea last conceded more than once at the Liberty Stadium - the longest run of any home side - and only four top flight clubs have allowed fewer shots on target than their average of 3.5 per home match. With visitors City needing an average of 10.7 attempts to score each away goal compared to just 7.4 at the Etihad, Manuel Pellegrini could see his reign end with yet more frustration.

Man Utd v Bournemouth

Graphic showing number of shots faced per Premier League goal.

Manchester United have made Old Trafford a fortress this season, with their defence soaking up an average of just under 19 shots for each goal conceded there. Visitors Bournemouth have found it much more difficult to keep the ball out of their net - particularly away from Dean Court - and could be shown up by their hosts' well-drilled back line.

Arsenal v Aston Villa

Graphic showing shots taken per match.

Arsenal's attack have been one of the division's most productive at home this season and the Gunners are up against its meekest away attack here. Aston Villa have fired in around half as many attempts at goal as their hosts, so it's little wonder that they're without an away win in their last 17 attempts.

Newcastle v Tottenham

Graphic showing shots taken per match.

Only two clubs have created fewer chances in front of their own fans than Newcastle this season, which certainly hasn't helped in their struggle against the drop. Tottenham will therefore be unwelcome visitors to St James' Park as they have taken more shots than any other away side this season and are unlikely to allow Rafael Benitez to enjoy what could be his last home match at the Newcastle helm.

Chelsea v Leicester

Graphic showing longest current runs of Premier League home matches without a clean sheet.

Chelsea are ending their campaign almost as disappointingly as they began it, with just one win in their last six attempts, and Stamford Bridge has lost much of its formidable aura this season. It's been 11 matches since the Blues last kept a clean sheet in front of their own fans - a longer run than any other top flight side - so Leicester will fancy their chances of ending their incredible season on a high.

Everton v Norwich

Graphic showing shots taken per match.

It's hard to gauge the psychological effect that Roberto Martinez's sacking and Norwich's relegation will have on this fixture, but if both attacks play as they have been doing then the hosts are the likelier to prevail. The Toffees' finishing at home has been among the best in the division while their visitors have taken more shots for each away goal scored than every team except also-relegated Newcastle.

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Graphic showing longest current runs of Premier League matches without a clean sheet.

Neither of these clubs looks set to put in a strong defensive performance to end their respective seasons. It's been 11 Premier League matches since Southampton kept a clean sheet - the worst run in the division - while visitors Palace haven't shut out an opponent in any of their last nine away trips. The Eagles are also without an away win in 10 attempts, with both of their two league victories since mid-December having come at Selhurst Park, so the Saints' leaky rearguard may not prove too much of an obstacle to their hopes of last-minute European qualification.

Stoke v West Ham

Graphic showing goals scored in the first 15 minutes of matches.

Stoke's best chance of victory here may be to strike early. Over one in five of their Premier League goals this season has been netted in the first quarter of an hour, which is when an almost identical share of those conceded by visitors West Ham have found the net. Both are the highest of any side in the division and therefore it's likely that the hosts will have the first word.

Watford v Sunderland

Graphic showing shots taken per match.

Watford have found it tough to finish in front of their own fans this season, with only two clubs taking more shots for each home goal conceded. Visitors Sunderland have been ruthless by comparison, with only three sides having converted their away chances more efficiently, so Sam Allardyce's team could provide their hosts with an unwelcome lesson here.

West Brom v Liverpool

Graphic showing longest current runs of Premier League matches without scoring more than once.

Liverpool's Europa League adventures look to have taken their toll on the Reds' league form, but a trip to West Brom will rank among their least daunting excursions. The Baggies are winless in eight - a run that has seen them score just three goals - and no top flight club has endured a longer spell without netting more than once in a match.