Everything you need to know before Fantasy Football Week 24

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Did you know that Theo Walcott was the last Arsenal player to score at Chelsea, more than four years ago?

No? Well, that’s exactly why you need to read this before confidently setting yourself up for another disastrous week of Fantasy Football.

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Theo Walcott was the last Arsenal player to score at Chelsea, in a 2-1 defeat in January 2013. He also scored in Arsenal’s last Premier League win at Stamford Bridge in October 2011.

Diego Costa has scored in two of his four league games against Arsenal but has been booked in the other two.

Jermain Defoe has scored four goals in his last five Premier League matches against Crystal Palace, with three of these coming in four appearances for Sunderland.

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Christian Benteke has scored more Premier League goals against Sunderland (7) than any other opponent, including four in his last three games.

James Milner has been directly involved in six goals in his last six Premier League games against Hull City (five goals, one assist).

Fraser Forster hasn’t conceded a Premier League goal against West Ham in 333 minutes of action, keeping three consecutive clean sheet in that time.

Troy Deeney has scored in each of his three league appearances against Burnley at Vicarage Road.

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Son Heung-Min netted both goals for Tottenham in their 2-1 win at Middlesbrough back in September in the reverse fixture of this weekend’s game.

Sergio Aguero scored twice at Swansea City earlier in the season in the reverse fixture of this weekend’s games, but they were his first goals against the Swans since his Premier League debut in August 2011.

Yaya Toure has had a hand in six goals in his last six Premier League apps against Swansea (four goals, two assists).

Jamie Vardy has had a hand in four goals in two Premier League appearances against Manchester United at the King Power Stadium (two goals, two assists).

In form

Everton have won all three Premier League matches Tom Davies has started at Goodison Park, scoring 10 goals and conceding none.

Joel Robles has conceded just four goals in his eight Premier League appearances for Everton this season, with just one of those coming in his last four games.

Ross Barkley has created more goalscoring chances than any other English player in the Premier League this season (48).

Andy Carroll has had a hand in six goals in his last nine away Premier League games (five goals, one assist).

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Virgil van Dijk has the best aerial duel success rate of any defender to have been involved in 100+ aerial duels (75%).

Peter Crouch has scored in four of his last five Premier League appearances.

Marko Arnautovic has had a hand in 40 Premier League goals for Stoke City (19 goals, 21 assists), 11 more than any other player since his debut for the club.

Alvaro Negredo has been directly involved in 10 of Middlesbrough’s 19 goals this season (53%, six goals and four assists).

Gabriel Jesus had a hand in two goals on his first Premier League start in Manchester City’s midweek win over West Ham.

Need to know

Arsenal have had three players sent off in their last three Premier League games at Chelsea (Gabriel, Santi Cazorla and Kieran Gibbs).

Tom Cleverley has assisted in consecutive Premier League games – he has never done so in three consecutive games. Similarly, no Watford player has ever assisted in three consecutive Premier League games.

This could be Harry Kane’s first Premier League appearance versus Middlesbrough. He’s scored against 22 of the 24 different opponents he’s played against in the competition.

Sergio Aguero has got as many red cards (1) as goals (1) in his last six Premier League appearances.

Manchester City have won just two of their last 12 Premier League games played on a Sunday (W2 D5 L5).