Gameweek 19 started with fun-to-watch game between Arsenal and Liverpool, which ended 3:3. Someone would think it was a Premier League classic; however it was one of the ugliest games of football I have seen in a while. At least the most popular FPL choices brought back some points from it.
Everton managed to hold up against Chelsea for a nil-nil game, while Bournemouth were no match for Man City. Pascal Gross scored a winner for Brighton against Watford. Southampton and Swansea tied 1-1, so did Swansea and Palace.
Harry Kane scored hattrick, and after two blanked-out gameweeks brought some significant points to people who did not transfer him out.
With loosing heavily at Stoke, West Brome is sliding down the table towards Swansea. Newcastle managed to pull a winner against West ham at London Stadium.
In the final game of the first half of the season, Leicester City scored a late equaliser against Man Utd! Dan Amartey deserves to be mentioned, because he finally played some minutes coming in of the bench for the first time since GW1, only to be sent of after 16 minutes!
Top 3 worst choices in GW19 per positions:
- Begovic – 0 pt – 4 goals conceded, 1 save
- Adrian – 1 pt – 3 goals conceded, 1 save
- Foster – 1 pt – 3 goals conceded, 2 saves
- Adam Smith – -2 pts – 4 goals conceded, 1 yellow card (5th in the season)
- Mustafi – 0 pt – 45 minutes, 2 goals conceded
- Ake – 0 pt – 4 goalc conceded
- Amartey – -2 pt – 16 minutes, 1 red card
- Lamela – 1 pt – 7 minutes
- Sako – 1 pt – 14 minutes
- Quaner – 1 pt – 90 minutes, 1 yellow cad
- Sandro – 1 pt – 45 minutes
- Barnes – 1 pt – 55 minutes
First half of the season is over, and we could actually call this squad something like “THE WORST MID-SEASON TEAM”!
As it is obvious from the last few gameweeks, we should not expect so many changes every gameweek, because many players worked hard (hardly worked?) for a place in this squad!
After many changes between the sticks, Heurelho Gomes remained in there for the mid-season!
Defense contains all-start trio: Lewis Dunk, Adam Smith & Eric Pieters.
Standard four in midfield (James McClean, Idrissa Gueye, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain & Tom Davies) have new team-mate in Ander Herrera, who is in the squad for the first time this season, just in time to be in the worst mid-season team!
Ashley Barnes is of leading the attack, and is now accompanied by Newcastle’s Ayoze Perez!
It is worth mentioning Everton’s Tom Davies again, as he is currently THE WORST player in the league so far this season!
Boxing day bad predictions time!
- Spurs – Southampton: From time to time Spurs’ squad looks thin, and December always looks like a time they might have some problems. That being said, game at home against Southampton couldn’t come in better time for them. Even if Kane decides to blank-out again, Spurs should be able to win this one without serious problems.
- Bournemouth – West Ham: Potentially fin game to watch. Clash of relegation battlers should become fun to watch around this time!
- Chelsea – Brighton: Chelsea dropped some points again, so they should be craving for a win in this one! Will Brighton’s defense hold up, is to be seen. My bet is it won’t.
- Huddersfield – Stoke: Is it just me, or Hudd’s games are really interesting to watch this season? I would like them to win this one, but it is a tough call actually.
- Man Utd – Burnley: Burnley really have tough schedule this festive period. And they should have much more trouble rotating. Having that in mind, United is a clear favorite.
- Watford – Leicester: Watford disappointed once again last gameweek. Will they be able to bounce back. Well, against Leicester, it could be quite possible the way they play this season. A lot of possible interesting games this Boxing day!
- West Brom – Everton: Well, this one looks like it’s note from this year’s Boxing day schedule! Everton should be favorite to win, as West Brom is dreadful this season, while Toffees managed to up their game and climb up the table in the recent period.
- Liverpool – Swansea: This should be a game in which even Liverpool’s defense should not have much problems to deal with. Even if they do, their attack should really score a lot more goals. Even considering Klopp’s “interesting” rotation policy, Liverpool is a favorite to win this one.
- Newcastle – Man City: I’d look no further that Man City’s team. The way they play at the moment, I won’t bet against them for a quite some time.
- Crystal Palace – Arsenal: Palace upped their game recently, and than failed to win against Swansea. Arsenal on the other hand is completely relying on the individual qualities of their players, and their moments of inspirations. However, Gunners should be considered favorites for winning this game.
Good luck on Boxing Day!
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