Spurs played only 1:1 at Southampton, in a game that was supposed to be the biggest upset of the Gameweek. However, on Monday evening, Liverpool played Swansea and were defeated 1:0. That nickname “Robin Hood of the Premier League” never suited so perfectly.
Eight games were played before two above mentioned: Chelsea recorded comfortable 0:4 win away at Brighton, Arsenal won 4:1 against Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium, Man City didn’t let Newcastle surprise them thanks to Aguero’s perfect hat-trick. And finally, Man Utd had tough match at Burnley, but managed to take all three points with 0:1 win.
Everton should be disappointed with 1:1 draw against West Brom at home, while West Ham recorded the same result against Bournemouth.
Watford continued their poor run with a 2:0 loss at Leicester. A loss that costed Marco Silva his job, and got Watford’s board thinking about those millions Everton had offered for him earlier in the season. Well, it’s not like any manager would survive the summer at Vicarage Road.
And finally, Stoke City recorded an important 2:0 win against Huddersfield.
Top 3 worst choices in GW24 per positions:
- Karnezis – 2 pts – 2 goals conceded, 3 saves
- Ryan – 2 pts – 4 goals conceded, 6 saves
- Lossl – 2 pts – 2 goals conceded, 4 saves
- Duffy – -2 pts – 4 goals conceded, 1 yellow card (6th in the season)
- Schelotto – -1 pt – 4 goals conceded, 1 yellow card
- Goldson – -1 pt – 4 goals conceded, 1 yellow card
- Oriol Romeu – 0 pt – 1 yellow card (7th of the season)
- Defour – 0 pt – 1 yellow card (6th of the season)
- Gray – 1 pt – 5 minutes
- Rashford – 1 pt – 10 minutes
- Crouch – 1 pt – 13 minutes
- Quaner – 1 pt – 34 minutes
Worst 5 choices of GW24:
Formation of the Worst Team of the Season is the same for weeks now. However, 3 changes occurred after Gameweek 24.
Heurelho Gomes remains on goal even though he is currently injured. He still has a confident lead, so unless something strange happens in GW25, he’ll remain there for at least one gameweek.
Simon Francis and Adam Smith of Bournemouth are in the defense, alongside Stoke’s Kevin Wimmer and Brighton’s Lewis Dunk. The fifth defender is Watford’ Christian Kabasele for the first time this season!
Burnley’s Ahsley Barnes remains the only forward in the squad, while Everton’s Tom Davis and West Brom’s James McClean are leading the midfield. Two new additions in the midfield are Spurs’ Moussa Sissoko and Southampton’s Oriol Romeu.
Bad predictions time! And have in mind that these predictions are written before FA games on weekend:
Swansea – Arsenal: It would be too much to expect two upsets in the row from Swansea. They are still the worst team in the league, and Arsenal have to be considered favorite to win this match.
West Ham – Crystal Palace: Two teams with virtually the same seasons. Both were underachieving at the first third of the season. At the moment, they are at safe positions, if any position bellow 8th could be considered safe this season. I thin West Ham is in a slightly better position for this match.
Huddersfield – Liverpool: After disappointment at Liberty Stadium, Liverpool must win this match.
Chelsea – Bournemouth: Chelsea finally bounced back in the league and won against Brighton, but they lost to Arsenal in EFL Cup afterwards. Antonio Conte is obviously in some kind of clash with club’s owner. They are favorites of course.
Everton – Leicester: Everton’s honeymoon period is over, and they started looking more like team they were at the beginning of the season. Of course, they brought some new attacking options (Tosun and Walcott), and it is yet to be seen are those reinforcements what they really needed.
Newcastle – Burnley: Burnley recorded some bad results previously, and they are now not up there with the top teams at the table. I wuld, however, consider them favorite for the game against Newcastle.
Southampton – Brighton: Southampton managed to play 1:1 against Spurs last gamewee. That has to count for something, right? Fight to avoid relegation started so early this season, and there are so many teams included. Saints brought new forward (Carillo from Monaco), which they needed so bad, even when Charlie Austin is fit.
Man City – West Brom: Well, this should be like the safest bet of the gameweek.
Stoke – Watford: Watford with a new manager, and full team of injured players. This could be anyones game.
Spurs – Man Utd: Clearly a derby of the gameweek. With Sanchez, finally at Man Utd, there will be all eyes on this game.
Good luck FPL managers!
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