Watford thrashed Chelsea 4:1 in the last game of gameweek 26, and putted even more pressure on Antonio Conte. Well, he has to take some responsibility, because he let Bakayoko take part in all but 2 Chelsea’s league games this season! Anyway, it is good that Watford performed the way they did on Monday evening. Otherwise, all everyone could talk about GW26 would be performance by referee John Moss and his assistant in the Liverpool – Spurs game. That was one really bad refereeing that happened on Sunday, even by England Premier League’s standards. The game itself from FPL point of view was partially a success do to a great goals Mo Salah scored, and partially do to a Harry Kane’s goal. We (Kane’s owners) are now worrying will he be suspended due to a “successful deception of a match official”. I’m joking, that’s a rule reserved only for non-British players.
In other games, Burnley showed they reject to be a pushover, and played 1:1 against Man City, which has to be considered a great success as it is! Everton got thrashed 5:1 by Arsenal, with Aaron Ramsey scoring a hattrick. Bournemouth won after coming from behind against Stoke, which put them in the great ninth place after a slow start of the season.
West Brom and Southampton played a 5-goal game which only few of us could expected (I certainly didn’t!). Brighton won 3:1 against West Ham, while with a point from 1-1 draw against Leicester, Swansea is now finding themselves out of relegation zone after a long time!
Top 3 worst choices in GW26 per positions:
- Pickford – 0 pts – 5 goals conceded
- Lloris – 1 pt – 2 goals conceded
- Adrian – 1 pt – 3 goals conceded
- Smith – -1 pt – 2 goals conceded, 1 yellow card (6th of the season)
- Keane – -1 pt – 45 minutes, 4 goals conceded
- Kenny – 0 pt – 5 goals conceded
- Bakayoko – -2 pts – 29 minutes, 1 red card
- Cork – 0 pt – 1 red card (6th of the season)
- Can – 0 pt – 1 yellow card (7th of the season)
- Barnes – 0 pt – 1 yellow card (6th of the season)
- Hugill – 1 pt – 10 minutes
- Gray – 1 pt – 1 minute
Worst 5 choices of GW26:
Another change in the formation occurred after GW26, and the WORST TEAM OF THE SEASON is now in a 4-5-1 formation. However, only 2 new players in the squad comparing to the previous GW.
Heurelho Gomes of Watford remains in goal, while Burnley’s Ashley Barnes is again a sole forward in the team.
As mentioned above, defense now have 4 players. Trio from the last gameweek (Bournemouth’s Adam Smith and Simon Francis and Brighton’s Lewis Dunk) are accompanied by Pablo Zabaleta of West Ham, who is back in the team after a long time!
The other new player in the worst team is also a familiar face – it’s Brighton’s Solly March, while the rest of the midfield contains: Everton’s Tom Davies, Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko, Southampton’s Oriol Romeu and West Brom’s James McClean.
Spurs – Arsenal: Will Arsenal enjoy another run of good results after transfer window end? Tottenham will certainly want all 3 points for themselves, and due to a fact that it is a north-London derby, let’s expect a nice game of football.
Everton – Crystal Palace: Everton should be really disappointing with last week’s result, and I assume they’ll really try their best to bounce back. I do think home side has what it takes to win this game, but it won’t be the first time this season if they disappoint.
Stoke – Brighton: I’d have to say, in my opinion I consider Brighton more of a Premier League team than this season’s Stoke’s team. It is hard to say will they be able to win away at Stoke, but I don’t think they’ll go over there to defend their goal.
Swansea – Burnley: Burnley’s points against City was an important one for them. They can start building their confidence back, and I think they are more than capable of winning at Swansea!
West Ham – Watford: Watford is full of surprises this season (good ones and bad ones). It seems that change of manager did them good, at least in a short term, and therefore I’d consider them favorites to win this game.
Man City – Leicester: Well, it is obvious that Man City are favorites. We’ll see how all Mahrez situations ends, but I don’t think it’ll play a big factor in this particular game.
Huddersfield – Bournemouth: Huddersfield looks more and more like a team that belongs to Championship. Bournemouth on the other hand are finally up there where I think they actually belong. It is obvious from the start that I am biased towards Cherry’s, and I don’t intend to hide that!
Newcastle – Man Utd: I don’t think Newcastle is able to surprise Man Utd in next gameweek. Let them prove me wrong!
Southampton – Liverpool: Van Dijk back to Southampton! And Lovren. And Mane. And Lallana. And Clyne! Ok, the last one is still injured! Honestly, I won’t be surprised if Klopp decides not to pick van Dijk. Liverpool are obviously favorite to win a game.
Chelsea – West Brom: Well, at least Chelsea get to play the last team in the league after two heavy defeats from Bournemouth and Watford.
Good luck FPL managers!
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