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The Big Friday Premier League Quiz

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 26 Nov 2021

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The Premier League is back for another weekend of football and Michael Carrick is set for his first league game in charge after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure.

Early leaders Chelsea face Manchester United in the headline clash on Sunday, with the visit to Stamford Bridge the Red Devils’ first domestic game of the post-Solskjaer era.

Manchester City, who sit just three points behind Thomas Tuchel’s side, play host to high-flying West Ham while fellow title challengers Liverpool invite Southampton to Anfield.

But before a ball is kicked, why don’t you warm up with our Opta-powered quiz? No cheating, the answers are at the bottom…

1. Liverpool are the Premier League’s top scorers after 12 games, while Southampton have managed the second fewest goals. How many times have the Reds netted this term?

2. West Ham have won just once in their last 15 away Premier League games against Manchester City, triumphing 2-1 in September 2015. Who was the Hammers boss on that occasion?

3. Carrick becomes the sixth United manager since Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013. Only one of the previous five have lost their first league game in charge – can you name them?

4. Arsenal have never lost against a side starting the day bottom of the Premier League table as they prepare for the winless Newcastle United and. How many games unbeaten are the Gunners against top-flight strugglers?

5. Watford have never kept a clean sheet against Leicester in the top flight, with the Hornets holding the record for the most times one team has faced another while conceding in every game. How many matches have they been breached in?

Answers:

1. 35

2. Slaven Bilic

3. Louis van Gaal

4. 21

5. 20

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