Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 40 goals in ten matches.
Clean Sheets: Three out of 20 teams that played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were three draws in ten matches!
Matchweek 9 (In a Nutshell): In Matchweek 9 I correctly predicted three out of ten results. In three out of seven matches, where a team claimed three points the winning team had less possession than their opponents! Find out what transpired in Matchweek 9.
Saturday Game One of Ten- (Perth Time- 23/10/2021)
Arsenal (3) v Aston Villa (1)
Shots Galore in a Game That was Far from a Bore!
Facts and Figures: Both teams combined for 32 shots, 13 of those were on target. Arsenal had 54.3% possession and nine shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Patrick-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal had a penalty saved by Aston Villa’s goalkeeper, Emiliano Martínez, but Aubameyang scored from the follow up to make it 2-nil in the 6th minute of 1st half stoppage time.
Arsenal Game Changers: Patrick-Emerick Aubameyang, Emile Smith Rowe
Aston Villa Game Changer: Emiliano Martínez
Saturday Game Two of Ten- (Perth Time- 23/10/2021)
Chelsea (7) v Norwich City (0)
Chelsea in Seventh Heaven
Facts and Figures: Chelsea had 62.3% possession and 13 shots on target to Norwich City’s one!
Pivotal Moment: Mason Mount of Chelsea scored the opening goal of the game in the 8th minute, with an assist provided by Jorginho.
Chelsea Game Changers: Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount
Norwich City Game Changer: None
Saturday Game Three of Ten- (Perth Time- 23/10/2021)
Crystal Palace (1) v Newcastle United (1)
All Square in Exciting Affair
Facts and Figures: Crystal Palace had 75% possession and three shots on target to Newcastle United’s two.
Pivotal Moment: Callum Wilson of Newcastle United scored a spectacular goal, which made the score 1-all in the 65th minute.
Crystal Palace Game Changer: Christian Benteke
Newcastle United Game Changer: Callum Wilson
Saturday Game Four of Ten- (Perth Time- 23/10/2021)
Everton (2) v Watford (5)
A Week is a Long Time in Football!
Facts and Figures: Watford had 49.9% possession, but they had eight shots on target to Everton’s four. Last Matchweek Watford lost 5-nil to Liverpool! Joshua King of Watford scored a hat trick.
Pivotal Moment: Juraj Kucka of Watford made the score 2-all in the 78th minute thanks to an assist provided by Cucho Hernández in the 78th minute.
Everton Game Changer: Demarai Gray
Watford Game Changer: Joshua King
Saturday Game Five of Ten- (Perth Time- 23/10/2021)
Leeds United (1) v Wolves (1)
A Draw was Probably a Fair Result
Facts and Figures: Leeds United had 63% possession. Both teams had four shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Rodrigo of Leeds United scored a penalty to make the score 1-all in the 94th minute!
Leeds United Game Changer: Rodrigo
Wolves Game Changer: Hwang Hee-Chan
Saturday Game Six of Ten- (Perth Time- 23/10/2021)
Southampton (2) v Burnley (2)
Another Draw That was Far from a Bore
Facts and Figures: Southampton had 61.4% possession and four shots on target to Burnley’s five.
Pivotal Moment: Valentino Livramento of Southampton made the score 1-all in the 41st minute. The assist was provided by Nathan Redmond.
Southampton Game Changer: Valentino Livramento
Burnley Game Changer: Maxwel Cornet
Sunday Game Seven of Ten- (Perth Time- 24/10/2021)
Brighton and Hove Albion (1) v Manchester City (4)
Manchester City Cruise to Comfortable Win
Facts and Figures: Manchester City had 52.2% possession and 13 shots on target to Brighton and Hove Albion’s five.
Pivotal Moment: Ilkay Gündogan of Manchester City broke the deadlock in the 13th minute. The assist was provided by Bernardo Silva.
Brighton and Hove Albion Game Changer: Robert Sánchez
Manchester City Game Changer: Phil Foden
Sunday Game Eight of Ten- (Perth Time- 24/10/2021)
Brentford (1) v Leicester City (2)
Leicester City Get Lucky Three Points
Facts and Figures: Leicester City had 45.6% possession and had six shots on target to Brentford’s five. Despite that, Brentford were the better team.
Pivotal Moment: Youri Tielemans made the score 1-nil in Leicester City’s favour in the 14th minute.
Brentford Game Changer: Zanka
Leicester City Game Changer: Youri Tielemans
Sunday Game Nine of Ten- (Perth Time- 24/10/2021)
West Ham (1) v Tottenham (0)
Tottenham Not Clinical
Facts and Figures: West Ham had 37.6% possession. Both teams had four shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Michail Antonio scored the only goal of the game in the 72nd minute to give West Ham three points. The assist was provided by Aaron Cresswell.
West Ham Game Changer: Michail Antonio
Tottenham Game Changer: Eric Dier
Sunday Game Ten of Ten- (Perth Time- 24/10/2021)
Manchester United (0) v Liverpool (5)
Manchester United Not at the Races
Facts and Figures: Liverpool had 63.1% possession and eight shots on target to four.
Pivotal Moment: In the 5th minute Naby Keïta broke the deadlock for Liverpool. The assist was provided by Mohamed Salah.
Manchester United Game Changer: None
Liverpool Game Changer: Mohamed Salah