PL Preview: 5 things that could happen – Salah, City eye more records

PL Preview: 5 things that could happen – Salah, City eye more records

After a dramatic end to some of the games played on Tuesday night, we look ahead of an action packed day in the Premier League tonight.

Here are five things to look forward to, as www.aclsports.com brings to you the number’s game.

100- It is West Ham’s 100th London derby at home when the Hammers take on Arsenal at the Olympic stadium. They have drawn 22 and won 36 of the previous 99, including last weekend’s hard-fought 1-0 win over champions, Chelsea.

But can David Moyes’ side make it back-to-back victories for the first this season when they face the Gunners?

17- Olivier Giroud’s 17 goals as a substitute is the most by a player for a single club in the history of the PL, level with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s record for Manchester United.

He could make that record his with another goal off the bench for the team managed by Arsene Wenger.

The Frenchman is first in the PL for headed goals, having scored 32goals for Arsenal in the last five seasons.

33- The number of goals scored by England and Tottenham striker, Harry Kane in the PL in 2017, three fewer than Alan Shearer’s record in the competition, 36goals, set back in 1995.

Can Kane equal or even break that record tonight against Brighton & Hove Albion? He averages a goal every 88minutes this year.

The 24-year-old has also scored 50 goals for club and country in 2017.

19- The goals scored by Mohamed Salah for Liverpool this season, with 13 of them coming in the PL- the most by any player in the league this season.

The BBC African footballer of the year for 2017 could become the first Reds’ player since Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge to score 20goals or more in a single season for the Merseysiders.

Salah, who is also in the running for CAF’s African player of the year award, has been inspirational for club and country, scoring 33goals for both.

15- After they equalled the record for the most consecutive wins within a single season, 14, set by Arsenal in 2002, with that win against rivals, Manchester United, in the Manchester derby, Manchester City could become the first side to record 15 successive wins when they take on Swansea at the Liberty stadium.

City’s start has been the strongest by any team in PL history, with a total of 46points from a possible 48. But having scored 48goals, the Pep Guardiola side are just two goals shy of the best goalscoring start to the season, which stands at 50, recorded by another City manager, Roberto Mancini, in the 2012/13 season.

Full PL Fixtures
Newcastle vs Everton
Southampton vs Leicester
Swansea vs Man. City
Liverpool vs West Brom
Man. United vs B’mouth
Spurs vs Brighton
West Ham vs Arsenal

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