Premier League Team of The Week
Goalkeeper: Nick Pope (Newcastle United)
Centre Back: Joachim Anderson (Crystal Palace)
Centre Back: Joe Gomez (Liverpool)
Centre Back: Thiago Silva (Chelsea)
Centre Midfield: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur)
Centre Midfield: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Centre Midfield: Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Attacking Midfield: Pascal Gross (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Forward: Ivan Toney (Brentford)
Forward: Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
Forward: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 32 goals in ten matches.
Clean Sheets: Five out of 20 teams that played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were three draws in ten matches!
Matchweek 6 (In a Nutshell): In Matchweek 6 I correctly predicted the results in four out of ten matches. 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 6.
Game One of Ten
Everton (0) v Liverpool (0)
Nil-Nil Didn’t Tell the Story
Facts and Figures: It was an entertaining Merseyside derby, even though there were no goals. Both teams hit the post and Everton had a goal ruled out for a slight offside. They had 39.1% possession and three shots on target from 14 shots. Liverpool had eight shots on target from 23 shots.
Pivotal Moment: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool had a shot saved by Everton goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford in the 64th minute.
Everton Game Changer: Jordan Pickford
Liverpool Game Changer: Alisson
Game Two of Ten
Brentford (5) v Leeds United (2)
Brentford Five Star Display
Facts and Figures: Brentford had 31.1% possession and eight shots on target from 14 shots. Leeds United had six shots on target from 17 shots. Ivan Toney put in a good shift as he scored a hat-trick!
Pivotal Moment: Bryan Mbeumo of Brentford made the score 4-2 in the 80th minute.
Brentford Game Changer: Ivan Toney
Leeds United Game Changer: None
Game Three of Ten
Chelsea (2) v West Ham United (1)
Decision Overturned Overshadows Chelsea Win
Facts and Figures: Chelsea had 68.1% possession and three shots on target from eight shots. West Ham United had three shots on target from six shots.Pivotal Moment: There was a goal overturned in the 91st minute, which could’ve made the score 2-all, with Edouard Mendy deemed to have been fouled by Jarrod Bowen prior to the goal.
Chelsea Game Changer: Ben Chilwell
West Ham United Game Changer: Michail Antonio
Game Four of Ten
Newcastle United (0) v Crystal Palace (0)
An Exciting Scoreless Draw, Who Would’ve Thought?
Facts and Figures: Newcastle United had 51.7% possession and six shots on target from 23 shots. Crystal Palace had nine shots on target from 19 shots. Both teams had a combined total of 42 shots, which is almost one shot every two minutes.
Pivotal Moment: Odsonne Edouard of Crystal Palace had a shot saved by Newcastle United goalkeeper, Nick Pope, in the 73rd minute.
Newcastle United Game Changer: Nick Pope
Crystal Palace Game Changer: Vicente Guaita
Game Five of Ten
Nottingham Forest (2) v AFC Bournemouth (3)
Two-Nil is the Most Dangerous Score in Football for a Reason
Facts and Figures: AFC Bournemouth had 47.3% possession and three shots on target from eight shots. Nottingham Forest had three shots on target from 11 shots.
Pivotal Moment: Phillip Billing of AFC Bournemouth made the deficit for them one goal in the 51st minute. The assist was provided by Lewis Cook.
Nottingham Forest Game Changer: Neco Williams
AFC Bournemouth Game Changer: Dominic Solanke
Game Six of Ten
Tottenham Hotspur (2) v Fulham (1)
Tottenham Hold on For Vital Win
Facts and Figures: Tottenham Hotspur had 51.9% possession and ten shots on target from 23 shots. Fulham had three shots on target from nine shots. Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham can’t stop scoring, as he made the deficit for them one goal in the 83rd minute.
Pivotal Moment: Harry Kane gave Tottenham Hotspur what proved to be an unassailable 2-nil lead in the 75th minute.
Tottenham Hotspur Game Changer: Harry Kane
Fulham Game Changer: Aleksandar Mitrovic
Game Seven of Ten
Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) v Southampton (0)
Wolves Claim Crucial Win
Facts and Figures: Wolverhampton Wanderers had 50.8% possession and two shots on target from seven shots. Southampton had one shot on target from 12 shots.
Pivotal Moment: Daniel Podence of Wolverhampton Wanderers the lead in the 1st minute of first half stoppage time. The assist was provided by Matheus Nunes.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Game Changer: Daniel Podence
Southampton Game Changer: James Ward-Prowse
Game Eight of Ten
Aston Villa (1) v Manchester City (1)
Two Points Dropped for a City Team Desperate to Finish at the Top
Facts and Figures: Aston Villa had 27.7% possession and one shot on target from three shots. Manchester City had four shots on target from 13 shots. Erling Haaland continues to score.
Pivotal Moment: Leon Bailey of Aston Villa scored the equaliser in the 74th minute, which made the score 1-all in the 74th minute. The assist was provided by Jacob Ramsey.
Aston Villa Game Changer: Erling Haaland
Manchester City Game Changer: Leon Bailey
Game Nine of Ten
Brighton and Hove Albion (5) v Leicester City (2)
Brighton Cruise to Win as Leicester Struggling
Facts and Figures: Brighton and Hove Albion had 53.5% possession and 11 shots on target from 23 shots. Leicester City had four shots on target from six shots.
Pivotal Moment: Alexis Mac Allister of Brighton and Hove Albion made the score 4-2 in their favour in the 71st minute.
Brighton and Hove Albion Game Changer: Pascal Gross
Leicester City Game Changer: None
Game Ten of Ten
Manchester United (3) v Arsenal (1)
Manchester United Ends Arsenal Winning Run
Facts and Figures: Manchester United had 39.5% possession and six shots on target from ten shots. Arsenal had three shots on target from 16 shots.
Pivotal Moment: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United made the score 3-1 in their favour thanks to an assist provided by Christian Eriksen
Manchester United Game Changer: Marcus Rashford
Arsenal Game Changer: Bukayo Saka