Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 27 goals in ten games, which is an average of 2.7 goals per game.
Clean Sheets: Five out of 20 teams played they kept a clean sheet. That equates to 25% of teams that didn’t concede a goal.
Draws: There was one draw in ten matches!
Matchweek 31(In a Nutshell): In Matchweek 31 I correctly predicted six out of ten results. In four out of nine matches, the losing team had more possession than their opponents! Check out the Matchweek 31 review!
Team of the Week – Matchweek 31 (Predicted Players in Bold)
I correctly predicted two players in the Matchweek 31 Team of the Week:
Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Coady (Wolves), Nélson Semedo (Wolves), Lucas Digne (Everton), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Jesse Lingard (West Ham), Matheus Pereira (West Brom), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal), Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle United)
Saturday Morning Game (Perth Time)
Fulham (0) v Wolves (1)
Fulham Lose in Stoppage Time!
Facts and Figures: Both teams had three shots on target. Wolves had 50.4% of possession.
Pivotal Moment: Adama Traore scored a sensational goal in 2nd half stoppage time!
Fulham Game Changer: Alphonso Areola
Wolves Game Changer: Nélson Semedo
Saturday Night Games (Perth Time)
Manchester City (1) v Leeds United (2)
Football is a Funny Game!
Facts and Figures: Leeds United played with ten men for the entirety of the 2nd half. Their captain Liam Cooper received a red card in 1st half stoppage time. Stuart Dallas scored a brace! Manchester City had 71% possession and 29 shots to Leeds United’s two.
Pivotal Moment: Stuart Dallas scored what proved to be the winning goal in 2nd half stoppage time.
Manchester City Game Changer: João Cancelo
Leeds United Game Changers: Stuart Dallas, Illan Meslier
Liverpool (2) v Aston Villa (1)
Liverpool Comeback to Claim vital Win!
Facts and Figures: Aston Villa led 1-nil at half time. Liverpool had 66.3% possession for the game in its entirety. They had ten shots on target to Aston Villa’s five.
Pivotal Moment: Trent Alexander-Arnold scored what proved to be the winner in the 91st minute.
Liverpool Game Changer: Trent Alexander-Arnold
Aston Villa Game Changer: Ollie Watkins
Sunday Morning Game (Perth Time)
Crystal Palace (1) v Chelsea (4)
Palace Have a game to Forget
Facts and Figures: Chelsea had 64.3% possession. They had 23 shots to Crystal Palace’s one!
Pivotal Moment: Christian Pulisic made the score 2-nil in Chelsea’s favour in the 10th minute!
Crystal Palace Game Changer: None
Chelsea Game Changer: Christian Pulisic
Sunday Night Games (Perth Time)
Burnley (1) v Newcastle United (2)
Newcastle United Claim Morale Boosting Three Points!
Facts and Figures: Newcastle United had 42.9% possession, but they had five shots on target to Burnley’s four.
Pivotal Moment: Newcastle United manager made a double substitution in the 57th minute. The players substituted on were Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson. At that point in time, Burnley were winning 1-nil.
Burnley Game Changer: Chris Wood
Newcastle United Game Changer: Allan Saint-Maximin
West Ham (3) v Leicester City (2)
West Ham Hold On, Just!
Facts and Figures: West Ham led 3-nil, but Leicester City fought back to make the score 3-2. West Ham had just 36.3% possession and four shots on target compared with Leicester City’s five. Both Jesse Lingard and Kelechi Iheanacho scored a brace!
Pivotal Moment: Jesse Lingard scored his 2nd goal of the game in the 44th minute.
West Ham Game Changer: Jesse Lingard
Leicester City Game Changer: Kelechi Iheanacho
Tottenham (1) v Manchester United (3)
Manchester United Too Good for Tottenham!
Facts and Figures: Manchester United had 53.2% possession. They had seven shots on target to Tottenham’s three.
Pivotal Moment: Edison Cavani scored a goal in the 79th minute. The goal gave Manchester United a 2-1 lead.
Tottenham Game Changer: Son Heung-Min
Manchester United Game Changers: Edison Cavani, Mason Greenwood
Monday Morning Game (Perth Time)
Sheffield United (0) v Arsenal (3)
Arsenal Back on Track, Thanks to Lacazette!
Facts and Figures: Alexandre Lacazette scored a brace in a comfortable win for Arsenal. Arsenal had 54.9% possession had five shots on target to Sheffield United’s two.
Pivotal Moment: Alexandre Lacazette broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute.
Sheffield United Game Changer: None
Arsenal Game Changer: Alexandre Lacazette
Tuesday Morning Games (Perth Time)
West Brom (3) v Southampton (0)
Allardyce Works His Magic Again!
Facts and Figures: West Brom only had 39.5% possession. Despite that, they had six shots on target to Southampton’s four. West Brom goalkeeper even saved a penalty from Southampton in 2nd half stoppage time. The penalty was taken by Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse.
Pivotal Moment: Matheus Pereira calmly slotted a penalty into the back of the net in the 32nd minute. The goal he scored broke the deadlock.
West Brom Game Changers: Sam Johnstone, Matheus Pereira
Southampton Game Changer: None
Brighton and Hove Albion (0) v Everton (0)
Brighton Dominate Again Without Claiming Three Points!
Facts and Figures: Brighton and Hove Albion had 55.1% possession. They also had 23 shots to Everton’s eight. Despite that, Brighton and Hove Albion managed just three shots on target to Everton’s one.
Pivotal Moment: Lewis Dunk was denied a goal by a save from Everton goalkeeper, Robin Olsen in the 78th minute. The save made by Olsen meant that the game ended in a scoreless draw.
Brighton and Hove Albion Game Changer: Lewis Dunk
Everton Game Changer: Robin Olsen