Highlight of GW25 is probably Olivier Giroud. French international (at Arsenal at the time) lost to Swansea on Tuesday, only to sign for Chelsea on Wednesday afternoon, just hours before Bournemouth thrashed Conte’s squad 0:3! Of course, he only participated in the Arsenal’s match as a late substitute, but for banter’s purposes, let’s call him loser of the season so far!
Above mentioned games were the biggest upsets of the gameweek. In the meantime, Liverpool recorded confident win at Huddersfield, in a match where home side looked like a Championship side more than ever this season. West Ham and Crystal Palace played 1:1 in the remaining game of Tuesday night.
Joselu missed an early penalty for Newcastle in a match against Burnley that ended 1:1. Southampton – Brighton game ended with the same result. Everton recorded an important 2:1 win against Leicester, thanks to a brace from Theo Walcott. Man City won confidently against West Brom, while Stoke and Watford played uneventful nil-nil game.
In the derby match of the gameweek Tottenham won 2:0 against Man Utd, but Harry Kane blanked out.
Top 3 worst choices in GW25 per positions:
- Darlow – 0 pts – 1 own goal
- Cech – 1 pt – 3 goals conceded
- Courtois – 1 pt – 3 goals conceded
- Jones – -2 pts – 2 goals conceded, 1 yellow card, 1 own goal
- Bellerin – 0 pt – 3 goals conceded, 1 yellow card
- Williams – 1 pt – 2 minutes
- David Silva – -1 pt – 38 minutes, 1 yellow card (5th of the season)
- Elneny – 0 pt – 59 minutes, 1 yellow card
- Young – 0 pt – 1 yellow card (5th of the season)
- Joselu – 0 pt – 1 penalty missed
- Gabbiadini – 0 pt – 11 minutes, 1 yellow card
- Barnes – 0 pt – 1 yellow card (5th of the season)
Worst 5 choices of GW25:
Big change in the formation occurred after GW25! The worst team of the season now has only 3 defenders: Bournemouth’s duo Simon Francis and Adam Morgan and Brighton’s Lewis Dunk. Watford’s goalie Heurelho Gomes remained in goal, even though he missed 2 games in a row.
Four midfielders remained the same as after previous gameweek: Everton’s Tom Davies, Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko, West Brom’s James McClean and Southampton’s Oriol Romeu. They are, however, now accompanied by Watford’s Roberto Pereyra.
Attack now has two players. Ever-present Ashley Barnes has a new “partner” in Southampton’s Manolo Gabbiadini.
Burnley – Man City: Burnley got only 4 points in the last 8 games, and didn’t have any win in the league since 12th of December. Man City couldn’t come in a worse period for them. Of course, I am expecting City to win this game.
Bournemouth – Stoke: Well, it would be pitty for Bournemouth to thrash Chelsea at Stamford Bridge like that, and then drop points against Stoke at home.
Brighton – West Ham: I’d say that West Ham should be considered favorites in this match, but I won0t be surprised if Brighton manage to upset them.
Leicester – Swansea: Well, I expected more from Leicester in the last gameweek. On the other hand Swansea won some important points in January and all of a sudden, they are not rock bottom of the table any more.
Man Utd – Huddersfield: Perfect game for Man Utd to bounce back from loss at Wembley.
West Brom – Southampton: Probably a game that everyone will look to avoid.
Arsenal – Everton: It will be “all eyes on Aubameyang” in this match. The guy will be under so much pressure by the end of the season.
Crystal Palace – Newcastle: Tough one to predict. I’d give a slight edge to the home side.
Liverpool – Spurs: Will Reds be able to avenge themselves for the loss in the first half of the season? We all know the drill – Liverpool has to score more goals than their defense is able to concede. 4 are usually enough.
Watford – Chelsea: I believe Conte has to be under some kind of pressure at the moment. I also believe that Chelsea is more than capable of winning t Watford, but they obviously have some present goal-scoring problem.
Good luck FPL managers!
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