Premier League Team of The Week
Goalkeeper: Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa)
Right Back: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Centre Back: Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)
Centre Back: Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur)
Left Back: Antonee Robinson (Fulham)
Centre Midfield: Declan Rice (West Ham United)
Centre Midfield: Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur)
Centre Midfield: Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City)
Forward: Manor Solomon (Fulham)
Forward: Danny Ings (West Ham United)
Forward: Phil Foden (Manchester City)
Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 17 goals in eight matches.
Clean Sheets: Seven out of 16 teams that played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were two draws in eight matches!
Matchweek 25 (In a Nutshell): In Matchweek 25 I correctly predicted the results in three out of eight matches. In two out of six matches, where a team claimed three points the winning team had less possession than their opponents! Find out what transpired in Matchweek 25.
Teams that didn’t play
Brentford, Brighton and Hove Albion, Manchester United and Newcastle United
Game One of Eight
Fulham (1) v Wolverhampton Wanderers (1)
Both teams wouldn’t be satisfied with a draw
Facts and Figures: Fulham had 50.5% possession and five shots on target. Wolverhampton Wanderers had two shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Fulham substitute Manor Solomon scored a fantastic equaliser to make the score 1-1. The assist was provided by Antonee Robinson.
Fulham Game Changer: Manor Solomon
Wolverhampton Wanderers Game Changer: Jose Sa
Game Two of Eight
Everton (0) v Aston Villa (2)
A game that could’ve gone either way
Facts and Figures: Aston Villa had 53.5% possession. Both teams had five shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa calmly slotted a penalty into the back of the net in the 63rd minute.
Everton Game Changer: Alex Iwobi
Aston Villa Game Changer: Emiliano Martinez
Game Three of Eight
Leeds United (1) v Southampton (0)
Leeds United leave Southampton bottom of the Premier League
Facts and Figures: Leeds United had 60.6% possession and four shots on target. Southampton had two shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Junior Furpo of Leeds United scored the only goal of the game in the 77th minute. The assist was provided by Jack Harrison.
Leeds United Game Changer: Junior Furpo
Southampton Game Changer: James Ward-Prowse
Game Four of Eight
Leicester City (0) v Arsenal (1)
1-nil, but it could have been more
Facts and Figures: Arsenal had 65.9% possession and two shots on target. Leicester City failed to register a shot on target. Arsenal had a couple of goals disallowed and should’ve had a penalty.
Pivotal Moment: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal scored the only goal of the game in the 46th minute. The assist was provided by Leandro Trossard
Leicester City Game Changer: None
Arsenal Game Changer: Gabriel Martinelli
Game Five of Eight
West Ham United (4) v Nottingham Forest (0)
Four goals in 14 minutes!
Facts and Figures: West Ham United had 49.1% possession and five shots on target. They scored four goals from the 71st minutes till the 85th minute. Nottingham Forest had three shots on target. Danny Ings scored a brace.
Pivotal Moment: Danny Ings of West Ham United scored the opening goal of the game in the 71st minute. The assist was provided by Jarrod Bowen.
West Ham United Game Changer: Danny Ings
Nottingham Forest Game Changer: None
Game Six of Eight
AFC Bournemouth (1) v Manchester City (4)
A one-sided game
Facts and Figures: Manchester City had 66% possession and five shots on target. AFC Bournemouth had two shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Phil Foden gave Manchester City an unassailable three goal lead in the 45th minute.
AFC Bournemouth Game Changer: None
Manchester City Game Changer: Phil Foden
Game Seven of Eight
Crystal Palace (0) v Liverpool (0)
Liverpool dropped two points
Facts and Figures: Liverpool had 63.8% possession and four shots on target. Crystal Palace failed to have a shot on target.
Pivotal Moment: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool hit the crossbar with a shot in the 49th minute.
Crystal Palace Game Changer: Vicente Guaita
Liverpool Game Changer: Trent Alexander-Arnold
Game Eight of Eight
Tottenham Hotspur (2) v Chelsea (0)
What’s the problem?
Facts and Figures: Tottenham Hotspur had 41.2% possession and three shots on target. Chelsea had two shots on target. They aren’t scoring and as a result aren’t winning, despite spending so much money.
Pivotal Moment: Oliver Skipp of Tottenham Hotspur scored the opening goal of the game in the 46th minute.
Tottenham Hotspur Game Changer: Harry Kane
Chelsea Game Changer: Enzo Fernandez