Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There was 24 goals in ten games= An average of 2.4 goals per game!
Clean Sheets: Seven out of 20 teams, which equates to 35% of teams that didn’t concede a goal.
Teams that Scored: 13 teams scored 24 goals, which is an average of 1.85 per team!
Draws: There were two draws in the ten games that were played!
Matchweek 8 (In a Nutshell): In Matchweek 8 I correctly predicted three out of ten results. In four out of eight games the winning team had less possession than the losing team; that’s entertainment!
Saturday Morning Games (Perth Time)
Brighton and Hove Albion (0) v Burnley (0)
Brighton Don’t Claim all Three Points, Somehow!
Facts and Figures: Burnley failed to create chances.
Pivotal Moment: In 1st half stoppage time Danny Wellbeck missed one on one opportunity.
Brighton and Hove Albion Game Changer: Adam Lallana
Burnley Game Changer: Nick Pope
Southampton (2) v Newcastle United (0)
Southampton Top of Table, Temporarily!
Facts and Figures: Newcastle United weren’t at the races.
Pivotal Moment: Che Adams scored in the 7th minute.
Southampton Game Changer: Che Adams
Newcastle United Game Changer: Karl Darlow
Saturday Night Games (Perth Time)
Everton (1) v Manchester United (3)
Red Devils Leave Everton Red Faced!
Facts and Figures: Manchester United had 45.3% possession.
Pivotal Moments: Bruno Fernandes scored two goals in five minutes, in the 1st half.
Everton Game Changer: Bernard
Manchester United Game Changer: Bruno Fernandes
Crystal Palace (4) v Leeds United (1)
Crystal Palace Claim Comprehensive Victory, on Scoreboard!
Facts and Figures: Leeds United had 64.8% possession.
Pivotal Moment: Hélder Costa scored an own goal in the 42nd minute; 3-1 to Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace Game Changer: Wilfried Zaha
Leeds United Game Changer: Patrick Bamford
Sunday Morning Games (Perth Time)
Chelsea (4) v Sheffield United (1)
Facts and Figures: Sheffield United scored the 1st goal in the 9th minute, yet they were obliterated! Chelsea had 70.1% possession, which translated onto the scoreboard.
Pivotal Moment: Ben Chilwell made the score 2-1 in the 32nd minute.
Chelsea Game Changer: Ben Chilwell
Sheffield United Game Changer: David McGoldrick
West Ham (1) v Fulham (0)
West Ham Win Tough Contest
Facts and Figures:
Pivotal Moment: Ademola Lookman missed a penalty in the 98th minute!
West Ham Game Changer: Aaron Cresswell
Fulham Game Changer: Alphonse Areola
Sunday Night Games (Perth Time)
West Bromwich Albion (0) v Tottenham (1)
Kane Saves the Day for Tottenham!
Facts and Figures:
Pivotal Moment: Harry Kane scored in the 88th minute!
West Bromwich Albion Game Changer: Sam Johnstone
Tottenham Game Changer: Harry Kane
Leicester City (1) v Wolves (0)
Leicester City Continue Good Form!
Facts and Figures: Jamie Vardy missed a penalty in the 39th minute, after scoring one in the 15th minute.
Pivotal Moment: Rúben Neves had a shot saved by Kasper Schmeichel, late in the game.
Leicester City Game Changer: Kasper Schmeichel
Wolves Game Changer: Rui Patrício
Monday Morning Games (Perth Time)
Manchester City (1) v Liverpool (1)
All Square in Tight Affair!
Facts and Figures: There were just five shots on target from both teams combined.
Pivotal Moment: Kevin De Bruyne missed a penalty in the 42nd minute.
Manchester City Game Changer: Gabriel Jesus
Liverpool Game Changer: Mohamed Salah
Arsenal (0) v Aston Villa (3)
Aston Villa Make Arsenal Look Like Relegation Battlers!
Facts and Figures: Ollie Watkins scored a brace.
Pivotal Moment: Bukayo Saka scored an own goal in the 25th minute.
Arsenal Game Changer:
Aston Villa Game Changer: Jack Grealish