Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 16 goals in nine matches.
Clean Sheets: Nine out of 18 times that a team played they kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were two draws in nine matches!
Matchweek 27 (In a Nutshell): In Matchweek 27 I correctly predicted none out of nine results. In two out of seven matches, where a team claimed three points the winning team had less possession than their opponents! Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool didn’t play, while Burnley played twice. There was a controversy and many talking points. Find out what transpired in Matchweek 27.
Saturday Game One of Matchweek 27- (Perth Time- 26/02/2022)
Southampton (2) v Norwich City (0)
Southampton Too Good
Facts and Figures: Southampton had 58.1% possession and nine shots on target to Norwich City’s one.
Pivotal Moment: Che Adams of Southampton broke the deadlock in the 36th minute.
Southampton Game Changers: Che Adams, Valentino Livramento
Norwich City Game Changer: Angus Gunn
Saturday Game Two of Matchweek 27- (Perth Time- 26/02/2022)
Leeds United (0) v Tottenham (4)
Tottenham Bounce Back
Facts and Figures: Tottenham had 50.4% possession and 11 shots on target to Leeds United’s three.
Pivotal Moment: Harry Kane gave Tottenham an unassailable 3-nil lead in the 27th minute.
Leeds United Game Changer: None
Tottenham Game Changer: Harry Kane
Saturday Game Three of Matchweek 27- (Perth Time- 26/02/2022)
Brentford (0) v Newcastle United (2)
Brentford in a bit of Trouble
Facts and Figures: Newcastle United had 62.7% possession and 11 shots on target to Brentford’s one.
Pivotal Moment: Josh Dasilva of Brentford received a red card in the 11th minute.
Brentford Game Changer: David Raya
Newcastle United Game Changer: Ryan Fraser
Saturday Game Four of Matchweek 27- (Perth Time- 26/02/2022)
Brighton and Hove Albion (0) v Aston Villa (2)
Brighton Fail to Deliver in the Final Third
Facts and Figures: Aston Villa had 33.5% possession and four shots on target from nine shots. Contrastingly, Brighton and Hove Albion had one shot on target from 12 shots!
Pivotal Moment: Matthew Cash of Aston Villa broke the deadlock in the 17th minute.
Brighton and Hove Albion Game Changer: None
Aston Villa Game Changer: Matthew Cash
Saturday Game Five of Matchweek 27- (Perth Time- 26/02/2022)
Crystal Palace (1) v Burnley (1)
A Draw Not a Fair Result; on the Balance of Play
Facts and Figures: Crystal Palace had 59.2% possession and four shots on target to Burnley’s one.
Pivotal Moment: Burnley equalised in the 46th minute thanks to an own goal by Crystal Palace’s Luka Milivojevic.
Crystal Palace Game Changer: Michael Olise
Burnley Game Changer: Nick Pope
Saturday Game Six of Matchweek 27- (Perth Time- 26/02/2022)
Manchester United (0) v Watford (0)
Watford Survive and are still Alive!
Facts and Figures: Manchester United had 67.3% possession and three shots on target from 22 shots. Watford had two shots on target from ten shots.
Pivotal Moment: Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United had a shot saved by Watford goalkeeper, Ben Foster in the 12th minute.
Manchester United Game Changer: Victor Lindelöf
Watford Game Changer: Ben Foster
Sunday Game Seven of Matchweek 27- (Perth Time- 27/02/2022)
Everton (0) v Manchester City (1)
Facts and Figures: Manchester City had 67.4% possession and eight shots on target to Everton’s two.
Pivotal Moments: Phil Foden of Manchester City broke the deadlock in the 82nd minute. Everton were denied a penalty from what appeared to be a handball by Manchester City’s Rodri as decided upon by the VAR in the 85th minute; no handball.
Everton Game Changer: Jordan Pickford
Manchester City Game Changer: João Cancelo
Sunday Game Eight of Matchweek 27- (Perth Time- 27/02/2022)
West Ham (1) v Wolves (0)
Wolves Suffer Disappointing Loss
Facts and Figures: West Ham had 39% possession and four shots on target to Wolves’s one.
Pivotal Moment: Tomas Soucek of West Ham scored the only goal of the game in the 59th minute. The assist was provided by Michail Antonio.
West Ham Game Changer: Michail Antonio
Wolves Game Changer: José Sá
Wednesday Game Nine of Matchweek 27- (Perth Time- 02/03/2022)
Burnley (0) v Leicester City (2)
Leicester, back on Track
Facts and Figures: Leicester City had 54.8% possession and six shots on target to Burnley’s two.
Pivotal Moment: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City made the score 2-nil in their favour in the 90th minute.
Burnley Game Changer: Nick Pope
Leicester City Game Changers: James Maddison, Jamie Vardy