Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 45 goals in 15 games, which is an average of exactly 3 goals per game.
Clean Sheets: Six out of 30 times a team played they kept a clean sheet. That equates to 20% of teams that didn’t concede a goal.
Draws: There was one draw in 15 matches!
Matchweek 35 (In a Nutshell): In Matchweek 35 I correctly predicted seven out of 15 results. In four out of 14 matches, the losing team had more possession than their opponents! In five out of 14 games the take that won came back from losing 1-nil to win the game! Check out the Matchweek 35 review!
Team of the Week- Matchweek 35
There’s no Team of the Week for Matchweek 35 as only 11 out of the 20 Premier League teams played once: Brighton and Hove Albion, Burnley, Fulham, Leeds United, Manchester City, Newcastle United, Sheffield United, Tottenham, West Brom, West Ham and Wolves played once.
There are eight teams that played twice in Matchweek 35: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leicester City, Liverpool and Southampton all play twice.
The only team that played three times is: Manchester United
Saturday Morning Game (Perth Time- 08/05/2021)
Leicester City (2) v Newcastle United (4)
Newcastle United Avoid Relegation in Emphatic Style
Facts and Figures: Leicester City had 68.3% possession and nine shots on target to Newcastle United’s six. The score was 4-nil in Newcastle United’s favour at one stage, until Leicester City scored in the 80th minute.
Pivotal Moment: Ayoze Pérez of Leicester City had a shot well saved in 2nd half stoppage time. The goal was prevented by Newcastle United goalkeeper, Martin Dubravka.
Leicester City Game Changer: Kelechi Iheanacho
Newcastle United Game Changers: Martin Dubravka, Callum Wilson
Saturday Night Games (Perth Time- 08/05/2021)
Leeds United (3) v Tottenham (1)
Leeds United Showcase Their Attacking Flair!
Facts and Figures: Leeds United had 53.3% possession and seven shots on target to Tottenham’s three.
Pivotal Moment: Erik Lamela had a shot well saved by Leeds United, goalkeeper Illan Meslier in the 77th minute.
Leeds United Game Changers: Stuart Dallas, Patrick Bamford
Tottenham Game Changer: Son Heung-Min
Sheffield United (0) v Crystal Palace (2)
Palace Ensured Premier League Status Next Season
Facts and Figures: Crystal Palace had 50.2% possession and eight shots on target. Sheffield United failed to register a shot on target.
Pivotal Moment: Eberechi Eze ensured Crystal Palace will be in the Premier League next Season. He scored a goal that made the score 2-nil in the 88th minute.
Sheffield United Game Changer: Aaron Ramsdale
Crystal Palace Game Changer: Eberechi Eze
Sunday Morning Games (Perth Time- 09/05/2021)
Manchester City (1) v Chelsea (2)
Agüero Costs City Three Points
Facts and Figures: Chelsea had 51.7% possession and five shots on target to Manchester City’s four.
Pivotal Moment: Sergio Agüero missed a penalty in 1st half stoppage time, which would have made the score 2-nil in Manchester City’s favour. The penalty was a relatively easy one to save for Chelsea’s goalkeeper Édouard Mendy. It was a panenka penalty from Agüero.
Manchester City Game Changer: Raheem Stirling
Chelsea Game Changers: Édouard Mendy, Marcos Alonso
Liverpool (2) v Southampton (0)
Liverpool in the Top Six
Facts and Figures: Liverpool had 54.1% possession. Both teams had six shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Che Adams of Southampton had a shot well saved by the Liverpool goalkeeper, Allison in the 30th minute. Shortly after Sadio Mané scored.
Liverpool Game Changer: Alisson
Southampton Game Changer: James Ward-Prowse
Sunday Night Games (Perth Time- 09/05/2021)
Wolves (2) v Brighton and Hove Albion (1)
Facts and Figures: Wolves had 60.7% possession and six shots on target to Brighton and Hove Albion’s three. Wolves trailed 1-nil until the 76th minute when Wolves equalised through Adama Traoré. They eventually claimed all three points. Brighton and Hove Albion had two of their players receive red cards. They lost their captain Lewis Dunk in the 53rd minute and Neal Maupay after the final whistle.
Pivotal Moment: Lewis Dunk’s red card changed the game.
Wolves Game Changer: Adama Traoré
Brighton and Hove Albion Game Changer: None
Aston Villa (1) v Manchester United (3)
Aston Villa Throw Away Lead
Facts and Figures: Yet another comeback win in Matchweek 35; the third. Aston Villa were winning 1-nil in the 24th minute when Bertrand Traoré scored. Aston Villa had 41.1% possession and five shots on target to Manchester United’s seven.
Pivotal Moment: Bruno Fernandes scored the equaliser from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute.
Aston Villa Game Changer: None
Manchester United Game Changer: Bruno Fernandes
West Ham (0) v Everton (1)
Only Three Shots on Target in One Game!
Facts and Figures: West Ham had 68.6% possession, but no shots on target! Everton managed to have all of the three shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the only goal of the game in the 24th minute.
West Ham Game Changer: None
Everton Game Changer: Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Monday Morning Game (Perth Time- 10/05/2021)
Arsenal (3) v West Brom (1)
West Brom Relegated!
Facts and Figures: Sam Allardyce has been notorious for preventing relegation bound sides from being relegated from the Premier League. That wasn’t the case on this occasion. Arsenal had 65.6% possession and seven shots on target to West Brom’s one!
Pivotal Moment: Willian made the score 3-1 in the 90th minute, which leaves Arsenal in the top half of the Premier League Table, for now.
Arsenal Game Changer: Bukayo Saka
West Brom Game Changer: Matheus Pererira
Tuesday Morning Game (Perth Time- 11/05/2021)
Fulham (0) v Burnley (2)
Fulham Relegation Fate Sealed
Facts and Figures: Fulham had 68% possession and just three shots on target from 21 shots. Contrastingly, Burnley had five shots on target from 14 shots.
Pivotal Moment: Chris Wood of Burnley made the score 2-nil in the 44th minute.
Fulham Game Changer: None
Burnley Game Changer: Nick Pope
Wednesday Morning Game (Perth Time- 12/05/2021)
Manchester United (1) v Leicester City (2)
Both Teams Performed to a Decent Level
Facts and Figures: Manchester United had 53.1% possession, but had just one shot on target, compared with Leicester City’s three. It was a different looking Manchester United team with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof not in their starting 11. The result means that Manchester City have won the Premier League Title as Manchester United can’t win it, mathematically.
Pivotal Moment: Çaglar Söyüncü scored what proved to be the winning goal for Leicester City in the 66th minute.
Manchester United Game Changer: Mason Greenwood
Leicester City Game Changer: Çaglar Söyüncü
Southampton (3) v Crystal Palace (1)
Another Lead Thrown Away in Matchweek 35
Facts and Figures: Crystal Palace took the lead in the 2nd minute through Christian Benteke. The difference between the two teams was Southampton’s striker, Danny Ings. Southampton had 63.5% possession and six shots on target to Crystal Palace’s four.
Pivotal Moment: Danny Ings scored the equaliser for Southampton in the 19th minute.
Southampton Game Changer: Danny Ings
Crystal Palace Game Changer: Christian Benteke
Thursday Morning Game (Perth Time- 13/05/2021)
Chelsea (0) v Arsenal (1)
Chelsea Not Assured of Finishing in the Top Four
Facts and Figures: Chelsea had 67.7% possession and five shots on target, compared with Arsenal’s two.
Pivotal Moment: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal scored the only goal of the game in the 16th minute.
Chelsea Game Changer: None
Arsenal Game Changer: Bernd Leno
Friday Morning Games (Perth Time- 14/05/2021)
Aston Villa (0) v Everton (0)
Scoreless Draw Far from a Bore
Facts and Figures: Aston Villa had 58% possession, but had two shots on target, compared with Everton’s five.
Pivotal Moment: Tyrone Mings of Aston Villa should’ve scored in the 17th minute. He missed an opportunity to hit the target with a header.
Aston Villa Game Changer: Emiliano Martínez
Everton Game Changer: Lucas Digne
Manchester United (2) v Liverpool (4)
Liverpool Keep Top Four Hopes Alive
Facts and Figures: Manchester United had 53.3% possession and three shots on target compared with Liverpool’s eight. In the fifth game of Matchweek 35 the team that won came back from a one goal deficit to win!
Pivotal Moment: Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool a 2-1 lead when he scored in 1st half stoppage time.
Manchester United Game Changer: Bruno Fernandes
Liverpool Game Changer: Roberto Firmino