The Weekend In Numbers: Vardy impact, FA Cup head-to-heads and Newcastle's Anfield block

We look at the numbers behind the big fixtures this weekend

The Weekend In Numbers: Vardy impact, FA Cup head-to-heads and Newcastle's Anfield block

Picture by: Martin Rickett / PA Wire/Press Association Images

It's a weekend of split focus for Premier League watchers.

League action and the title race continues, but at the same time, four will become two by the end of his weekend's FA Cup action.

Anfield angst for Newcastle

Liverpool's imperfect home record this season may lie at seven wins, six draws and three defeats, but their Anfield head-to-heads with Saturday opponents Newcastle have tended to go one way.

Since a 2-0 loss at home to the Magpies in April 1994, Liverpool have not lost to Newcastle at Anfield in the Premier League since then - although they did lose a League Cup tie 18 months later in November 1995.

In 1996, Newcastle did come close in that infamous 4-3 game that we are oft-reminded about, but that was one of Liverpool's 20-game unbeaten run against the North-East club.

Jamie Vardy Picture by: Mike Egerton / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Vanishing Vardy

Leaders Leicester welcome Swansea to the King Power Stadium as they look to maintain that gap to second placed Tottenham.

But they'll have to do it without top scorer Jamie Vardy who is suspended. He has rarely missed a match this season, like many of the starting XI. Indeed, he has not missed a single league match this season, playing 90 minutes in almost every fixture.

But how have Leicester done when he has not scored or assisted in their 34 matches this season?

There are nine games in which Vardy has not either delivered a goal or assist and of those the Foxes lost once to Liverpool and drew four, winning the remaining four, which is a win ratio of 44%, in comparison to the overall rate of 61% for Leicester's season as a whole.

FA Cup head-to-heads

Louis van Gaal and Roberto Martinez are men under pressure as they take their Manchester United and Everton sides to Wembley for an FA Cup semi-final.

The clubs have met 11 times in the Cup and Everton lead the head-to-heads with six wins to five.

But only United and Arsenal have reached more FA Cup semi-finals than the Toffees.

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