Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Big Friday Premier League Quiz

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 1 Oct 2021

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Before the Premier League pauses for the penultimate international break of the year, there is another packed weekend of action to look forward to – not least the showdown between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield.

City inflicted a first defeat of the season on Chelsea last Saturday, the reigning champions moving to within a point of top spot following Liverpool’s thrilling draw with Brentford.

With those two heavyweights exchanging blows on Merseyside, third-placed Chelsea will be looking to take advantage when they host Southampton, though the Blues are winless in their last three in this fixture.

Two other sides on 13 points after six matches meet at Old Trafford on Saturday as Manchester United host Everton, while Arsenal travel to high-flying Brighton and Hove Albion and out-of-form Tottenham host Aston Villa.

Why not test yourself ahead of the weekend’s matches with our quiz, fuelled by Opta data? You will find the answers at the bottom of the page.

1. Manchester United have lost just one of their past 12 Premier League meetings with Everton, though that solitary defeat at Goodison Park in April 2019 saw them heavily beaten. What was the scoreline?

2. Romelu Lukaku has scored nine goals in 12 Premier League games against Southampton, the Chelsea striker’s joint-best record against any side in the competition. Can you name the other team he has scored nine goals against?

3. Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is seeking to become only the second former Liverpool player to score in successive Premier League games at Anfield after leaving the club. Who was the previous player to do so, back in 2004?

4. Norwich City are without a point after their first six games as they prepare to take on Burnley. Only five teams in top-flight history have lost their opening seven matches, the most recent occasion coming in 2017-18. Can you name that side?

5. One Brighton player in particular will be relishing Saturday’s clash with Arsenal, having scored the winning goal in two of his three Premier League appearances against the Gunners. Name that player…

 

Answers:

1. 4-0
2. West Ham
3. Nicolas Anelka
4. Crystal Palace
5. Neal Maupay

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