Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 38 goals in ten games, which is an average of 3.8 goals per game.
Clean Sheets: Two out of 20 teams that played kept a clean sheet. That equates to 20% of teams that didn’t concede a goal.
Draws: There were two draws in ten games!
Matchweek 30 (In a Nutshell): In Matchweek 30 I correctly predicted three out of ten results. In two out of eight matches, the losing team had more possession than their opponents! Check out the Matchweek 30 review!
Team of the Week – Matchweek 30 (Predicted Players in Bold)
I correctly predicted one player in the Matchweek 30 Team of the Week:
Vicente Guaita (Crystal Palace), Michael Keane (Everton), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Rúben Dias (Manchester City), Raphina (Leeds United), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Jesse Lingard (West Ham) Matheus Pereira (West Brom), Danny Ings (Southampton), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Diogo Jota (Liverpool)
Saturday Night Games (Perth Time)
Chelsea (2) v West Brom (5)
Can Allardyce Pull off Another Miracle!
Facts and Figures: Chelsea had 66.2% possession. It was eight shots on target to seven in favour of Chelsea.
Pivotal Moment: Thiago Silva was sent off in the 29th minute. That meant Chelsea was down to ten men for the remainder of the game.
Chelsea Game Changer: None
West Brom Game Changers: Matheus Pereira, Callum Robinson
Leeds United (2) v Sheffield United (1)
Leeds United Win Tight Tussle!
Facts and Figures: Leeds United had 54.1% possession. They had eight shots on target to Sheffield United’s one.
Pivotal Moment: Phil Jagielka of Sheffield United scored an own goal in the 49th minute.
Leeds United Game Changer: Raphina
Sheffield United Game Changer: Aaron Ramsdale
Saturday Morning Games (Perth Time)
Leicester City (0) v Manchester City (2)
Manchester City make Leicester City think what a pity!
Facts and Figures: Manchester City had 56.2% possession. They had four shots on target to Leicester City’s two.
Pivotal Moment: Benjamin Mendy scored the opening goal in the 59th minute.
Leicester City Game Changer: None
Manchester City Game Changer: Rúben Dias
Arsenal (0) v Liverpool (3)
Liverpool Victorious in One Sided Affair
Facts and Figures: Liverpool had 64.2% possession and seven shots on target to Arsenal’s two.
Pivotal Moment: Diogo Jota broke the deadlock in the 64th minute, which gave Liverpool a one goal lead.
Arsenal Game Changer: None
Liverpool Game Changer: Diogo Jota
Sunday Night Games (Perth Time)
Southampton (3) v Burnley (2)
Burnley Throw Away Two Goal Lead!
Facts and Figures: Southampton won the game, despite trailing 2-nil after 28 minutes! They had 53.4% possession and nine shots on target to the oppositions five.
Pivotal Moment: Danny Ings provided an assist for a goal to Stuart Armstrong. The goal reduced the deficit to one goal for Southampton in the 31st minute.
Southampton Game Changer: Danny Ings
Burnley Game Changer: Nick Pope
Newcastle United (2) v Tottenham (2)
Newcastle United Claim Vital Point!
Facts and Figures: Both teams came back from a losing position! Newcastle United had 41.2% possession, but had six shots on target to Tottenham’s five. Newcastle United had double the amount of shots Tottenham had; 22 to 11.
Pivotal Moment: Substitute Joseph Wilock of Newcastle United scored the equaliser to make the score 2-all in the 85th minute.
Newcastle United Game Changer: Joseph Wilock
Tottenham Game Changer: Harry Kane
Aston Villa (3) v Fulham (1)
Fulham Lose a Game that they were Winning!
Facts and Figures: Aston Villa had 52.5% possession. They had four shots on target, compared with Fulham’s seven.
Pivotal Moment: Trézéguet scored an equaliser for Aston Villa in the 78th minute.
Aston Villa Game Changer: Ollie Watkins
Fulham Game Changer: Aleksandar Mitrovic
Monday Morning Game (Perth Time)
Manchester United (2) v Brighton and Hove Albion (1)
Manchester United Show Character
Facts and Figures: Manchester United won a game that they trailed 1-nil in the 13th minute. Manchester United had 57.7% possession and seven shots on target to Brighton and Hove Albion’s three.
Pivotal Moment: Marcus Rashford made the score 1-all in the 62nd minute. The assist was provided by Bruno Fernandes.
Manchester United Game Changer: Bruno Fernandes
Brighton and Hove Albion Game Changer: Danny Welbeck
Tuesday Morning Games (Perth Time)
Everton (1) v Crystal Palace (1)
A Draw Was a Fair Result
Facts and Figures: Crystal Palace had 52.5% possession. Everton had seven shots on target to Crystal Palace’s six. The stats were relatively even, which reflected the result.
Pivotal Moment: Michy Batshuayi scored the equaliser for Crystal Palace in the 86th minute!
Everton Game Changer: James Rodríguez
Crystal Palace Game Changer: Vicente Guaita
Wolves (2) v West Ham (3)
High Scoring Thriller
Facts and Figures: Wolves had 66.1% possession. West Ham had six shots on target to Wolves five. Despite that, Wolves had 20 shots to West Ham’s nine.
Pivotal Moment: Jesse Lingard provided the assist for Jarrod Bowen who made the score 3-nil in West Ham’s favour.
Wolves Game Changer: Pedro Neto
West Ham Game Changer: Jesse Lingard