Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 22 goals in ten games, which is an average of 2.2 goals per game.
Clean Sheets: Seven out of 20 teams played they kept a clean sheet. That equates to 35% of teams that didn’t concede a goal.
Draws: There were two draws in ten matches!
Matchweek 28 (In a Nutshell): In Matchweek 28 I correctly predicted three out of ten results. In four out of eight matches, the losing team had more possession than their opponents! Check out the Matchweek 28 review!
Team of the Week – Matchweek 28 (Predicted Players in Bold)
I correctly predicted two players in the Matchweek 28 Team of the Week:
Illan Meslier (Leeds United), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), João Cancelo (Manchester City) Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Martin Ødegaard (Arsenal), Dwight McNeill (Burnley), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City)
Saturday Morning Game (Perth Time)
Newcastle United (1) v Aston Villa (1)
Newcastle Claim Point, Somehow; Late in the Game!
Facts and Figures: Aston Villa had 50.8% possession. They had six shots on target to Newcastle United’s three.
Pivotal Moment: Jamaal Lascelles scored the equaliser late in 2nd half stoppage time.
Newcastle United Game Changer: Martin Dubravka
Aston Villa Game Changer: Ollie Watkins
Saturday Night Games (Perth Time)
Leeds United (0) v Chelsea (0)
Scoreless Draw Far from a Bore
Facts and Figures: Chelsea had 61.9% possession. They also had eight shots on target to Leeds United’s four. There were no goals from the 12 shots on target of both teams combined!
Pivotal Moment: Patrick Bamford was forced to be substituted off due to injury in the 35th minute.
Leeds United Game Changer: Illan Meslier
Chelsea Game Changer: Édouard Mendy
Crystal Palace (1) v West Brom (0)
West Brom Lose Vital Game!
Facts and Figures: West Brom had 55.7% possession, but just one shot on target to Crystal Palace’s four.
Pivotal Moment: Luka Milivojevic scored the only goal of the game in the 37th minute. The goal was scored from the penalty spot.
Crystal Palace Game Changer: Luka Milivojevic
West Brom Game Changer: Sam Johnstone
Sunday Morning Games (Perth Time)
Everton (1) v Burnley (2)
Everton show Stats can be Deceiving!
Facts and Figures: Everton lost despite having 65.5% possession. There was a total of nine shots on target for both teams combined; it was an open game.
Pivotal Moment: Chris Wood broke the deadlock in the 13th minute, which gave Burnley confidence.
Everton Game Changer: Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Burnley Game Changer: Nick Pope
Fulham (0) v Manchester City (3)
Fulham Fail to Turn Up!
Facts and Figures: Manchester City had 53.9% possession. They had all of the seven shots on target against a Fulham team with no answers.
Pivotal Moment: John Stones broke the deadlock in the 47th minute.
Fulham Game Changer: None
Manchester City Game Changer: John Stones
Sunday Night Games (Perth Time)
Southampton (1) v Brighton and Hove Albion (2)
Brighton Claim Vital Three Points!
Facts and Figures: They may have only had 40.6% possession, but Brighton and Hove Albion had six shots on target to Southampton’s four.
Pivotal Moment: Leandro Trossard made the score 2-1 in the 56th minute.
Southampton Game Changer: Che Adams
Brighton and Hove Albion Game Changer: Lewis Dunk
Leicester City (5) v Sheffield United (0)
Leicester City Five Star Display!
Facts and Figures: Leicester City had 71.7% possession and ten shots on target. Sheffield United had just one shot!
Pivotal Moment: Kelechi Iheanacho broke the deadlock in the 39th minute to give Leicester City a 1-nil lead.
Leicester City Game Changer: Kelechi Iheanacho
Sheffield United Game Changer: None
Monday Morning Games (Perth Time)
Arsenal (2) v Tottenham (1)
Both Teams Form Line is Hard to Read
Facts and Figures: Arsenal had 52.6% possession and both teams had three shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Alexandre Lacazette cooly scored a penalty in the 64th minute.
Arsenal Game Changer: Martin Ødegaard
Tottenham Game Changer: Lucas Moura
Manchester United (1) v West Ham (0)
Red Devils Claim Vital Three Points
Facts and Figures: Manchester United had 61.8% possession and they had the only four shots on target in the game.
Pivotal Moment: Craig Dawson scored an own goal in the 53rd minute, which broke the deadlock.
Manchester United Game Changer: Luke Shaw
West Ham Game Changer: Declan Rice
Tuesday Morning Game (Perth Time)
Wolves (0) v Liverpool (1)
Liverpool Back in the Top Six for Now!
Facts and Figures: Wolves had 52.7% possession and five shots on target to Liverpool’s four.
Pivotal Moment: Sadio Mane scored the only goal of the game in 1st half stoppage time.
Wolves Game Changer: Rui Patricio
Liverpool Game Changer: Diogo Jota