It seems that the longer I wait before saying that this season’s champion is already decided, the bigger Man City’s lead becomes. Their winning streak is really admirable. Of course, the streak will come to an end eventually, however with 15 points difference the question is will other teams be able to pull-out this kind of streak? They probably won’t, and that’s the main reason everyone’s suggesting Man City has already won the league. In GW20 they did what they already did several times this season, they pulled off 1 goal win – the kind of thing that actually wins the title.
Their cross-city rivals Man Utd had a hard time at home to draw against Burnley. Actually, Sean Dyche’s team were at the end somewhat unlucky not to win whole 3 points, but fortunately for Man Utd Jesse Lingard had something to say about the final score.
The gameweek started with somewhat interesting game between Tottenham and Southampton. Winner of the game were never in question, and Harry Kane made a lot of FPL managers happy by scoring hat-trick. Pelegrinos decision to put Shane Long in team from 1st minute was, however, really fun to watch.
The most interesting game of the GW20 probably was the game between Bournemouth and West Ham, with leader changing several times in the game, only for a match to end three all.
Chelsea didn’t have much problem winning against Brighton at home, while Watford came from behind to beat Leicester 2-1.
Huddersfield and Stoke were leveled in the game that ended 1-1, and West Brom and Everton actually played to least interesting game of the gameweek which ended nil-nil. Liverpool didn’t have many problems beating Swansea 5:0, and even though Salah failed to scored, he recorded 2 assists.
In the last game of GW20 Arsenal won away against Palace 2:3.
Top 3 worst choices in GW12 per positions:
- Schmeichel – -1 pt – 1 goal conceded, 1 own goal
- Forster – 0 pt – 5 goals conceded, 1 save
- de Gea – 1 pt – 2 goals conceded
- Rojo – -2 pts – 45 minutes, 2 goals conceded, 1 yellow card (5th in the season)
- Olsson – -1 pt – 5 goals conceded, 1 yellow card
- Zabaleta – -1 pt – 2 goals conceded, 1 yellow card
- Cork – 0 pt – 1 yellow card (5th in the season)
- Mkhitaryan – 0 pt – 45 minutes, 1 yellow card
- Sane – 1 pt – 7 minutes
- Vokes – 0 pt – 23 minutes, 1 yellow card
- Diouf – 0 pt – 25 minutes, 1 yellow card
- Gayle – 1 pt – 28 minutes, 1 yellow card
Gameweek 20 brought several new players to the worst team of the season! Goalkeeper remained the same, as Heurelho Gomes is still between the sticks.
Defense is “strengthened” with Wes Morgan being in the team for a first time this season! The rest of the defense remains the same: Lewis Dunk, Adam Smith and Eric Pieters.
Number of players in midfield remains the same, with 2 new faces! James McClean, Tom Davies and Idrissa Gueye are still in the team, with Moussa Sissoko and Solomon March being the newest additions!
Ashley Barnes remains in the attack, and even though he scored against Man Utd in the last GW he is still paying the price of entering a lot of games from the bench!
Everyone who plays FPL knows that GW21 will miss a game, and that the very same game will be played in the GW22 which will be the first double gameweek of the season! However, 19 games will be played in a period of only 4 days, while the missing game of GW21 (Spurs – West Ham) will be played on 4th of January.
Due to a tight schedule of PL games in the following days, I’m bringing you bad predictions for whole bunch of 20 games:
Bournemouth – Everton: Is Everton’s honeymoon period over? Bournemouth, on the other hand, has to start winning some points if they want to clear of the relegation zone. Potentially interesting game to watch, with a possibility of lot of scored goals.
Chelsea – Stoke: Another game that Chelsea should have no problem winning it.
Huddersfield – Burnley: This could be a nice one to watch also. We’ll have to see what will tight schedule do for both teams, but I believe that both teams would try to win this game.
Liverpool – Leicester: Leicester’s defense should not be a match for Liverpool’s attack, whoever Klopp decides to rest.
Newcastle – Brighton: After shameful tactic that Benitez pulled out against Man City (“let’s be happy not too concede to many goals!”), I think he’ll really try to win this game!
Watford – Swansea: Swansea is obviously going down like everyone expected before the season started. Their squad just lacks quality to compete on this level.
Man Utd – Southampton: Out of EFL Cup and two consecutive draws against Leicester and Burnley. This is a must-win for Man Utd. Luckely they play poor Southampton, so that mustn’t be a problem, really!
Crystal Palace – Man City: Anything but the Man City’s win will be a surprise. Of course streak hs to end sometime, but it should not and this time.
West Brom – Arsenal: West Ham is just a shadow of a last season’s team. Arsenal should take this one.
Brighton – Bournemouth: A kind of games Bournemouth should start winning if they hope to survive this season. Brighton will have something to say, and more.
Burnley – Liverpool: This could be a real test for Klopp’s team! Pretty much anything could happen in this game.
Leicester – Huddersfield: It seems that Huddersfield’s games can be really fun to watch, and so are Leicester’s. Let’s hope for a lot of goals in this game.
Stoke – Newcastle: I would like the most to skip this game. I cannot even say I’m interested in what will happen. And no-one really cares!
Everton – Man Utd: It is time for Lukaku to come back to his old club. Well, we all know Big Sam likes to give some problems to the big teams. And since there’s no Sir Alex on the bench across the aisle, let’s assume he won’t give anything for free to united anymore.
Southampton – Crystal Palace: I would actually like for Palace to win this game. It says a lot about me, doesn’t it?
Swansea – Spurs: Swansea should not have any chance in this game.
West Ham – West Brom: Well, even West Ham should have no problems winning this game. I don’t think WBA has something up their sleeves for the rest of the season.
Man City – Watford: Well, let’s say I won’t try to predict City losing any points until they actually do.
Spurs – West Ham: Another one for Tottenham to win.
Good luck in the following gameweeks FPL managers, and Happy New Year!
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