Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There was 23 goals in eight games= An average of 2.88 goals per game!
Clean Sheets: Five out of 18 teams, which equates to 27.78% of teams not letting in a goal.
Teams that Scored: 13 teams scored 23 goals; an average of 1.77 per team.
Draws: No draws in the eight games that were played!
Matchweek 1 (In a Nutshell): In Matchweek 1 I correctly predicted seven out of eight results! In six out of eight games the losing team had more possession. There was plenty to report! Find out what transpired!
Saturday Night Games (Perth Time)
Arsenal (3) v Fulham (0)
Facts and Figures: Alexander Mitrovic arguably Fulham’s best player started on the bench due to injury.
Pivotal Moment: Bernd Leno made a good save from a bad back pass.
Arsenal Game Changer: Willian
Fulham Game Changer: Marek Rodak
Crystal Palace (1) v Southampton (0)
The Better Team Lost!
Facts and Figures: Both teams played with the formation of 4-4-2.
Pivotal Moment: Walker-Peters had a red card changed to a yellow card due to VAR.
Crystal Palace Game Changer: Vicente Guaita
Southampton Game Changer: Nathan Redmond
Sunday Morning Games (Perth Time)
Liverpool (4) v Leeds United (3)
Liverpool Fortunate to Claim All Three Points!
Facts and Figures: Leeds United never gave up, putting in a brave performance.
Pivotal Moment: Leeds United equalised on three occasions!
Liverpool Game Changer: Mohamed Salah
Leeds United Game Changer: Mateusz Klich
West Ham United (0) v Newcastle United (2)
Newcastle United Clinical!
Facts and Figures: Newcastle United scored from their only two shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Callum Wilson opened the scoring in the 56th minute.
West Ham United Game Changer: Michail Antonio
Newcastle United Game Changer: Callum Wilson
Sunday Night Games (Perth Time)
West Bromwich Albion (0) v Leicester City (3)
Leicester City Too Classy!
Facts and Figures: Leicester City had seven shots on target and controlled possession.
Pivotal Moments: Timothy Castagne scored the opening goal in the 56th minute.
West Bromwich Albion Game Changer: Sam Johnstone
Leicester City Game Changer: Jamie Vardy
Tottenham (0) v Everton (1)
Everton Claim Upset
Facts and Figures: Two of Everton’s three goals were penalties.
Pivotal Moment: Jordan Pickford made a good save in the 33rd from a Delli Ali shot.
Tottenham Game Changer: Hugo Lloris
Everton Game Changer: Jordan Pickford
Tuesday Morning Games (Perth Time)
Sheffield United v Wolves
Wolves Get Well Deserved Win!
Facts and Figures: Wolves scored two goals in the opening six minutes.
Pivotal Moment: Raul Jiminez scored a freakish goal early on.
Sheffield United Game Changer: John Lundstram
Wolves Game Changer: Raul Jiminez
Brighton and Hove Albion (1) v Chelsea (3)
Chelsea Survive to Claim All Three Points!
Facts and Figures: It was 1-all in the second half!
Pivotal Moment: Reece James made it 2-1 to Chelsea in the second half!
Brighton and Hove Albion Game Changer: Leandro Trossard
Chelsea Game Changer: Reece James