Matchday 5 – October 17

Well it’s been two weeks since the last games but I think I can knock up a quick analysis.


Saturday, October 17, 2020

Manchester City
DLW
2-1
Arsenal
WLWW
Manchester City 3-0 Arsenal 17 Jun 2020
Arsenal 0-3 Manchester City 15 Dec 2019
Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal 03 Feb 2019
Arsenal 0-2 Manchester City 12 Aug 2018
Arsenal 0-3 Manchester City 01 Mar 2018

Neither of these teams are going to win the league but it’s a top of the table clash between mentor and mentee. Mentor seems unable to buy a good defense and goalkeeper. Mentee inherited a bad defense. Mentor has seen performances dip. Mentee has seen performances improve. Conclusion: Mentor wins.

Leicester City
LWWW
3-1
Aston Villa
WWW
Leicester City 4-0 Aston Villa 09 Mar 2020
Aston Villa 1-4 Leicester City 08 Dec 2019

Will the Villains really start with 4 wins? No they won’t. Vardy rescues a lackluster team having taken a week off.

Newcastle
WDLW
2-2
Manchester United
LWL
Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle 26 Dec 2019
Newcastle 1-0 Manchester United 06 Oct 2019
Newcastle 0-2 Manchester United 02 Jan 2019
Manchester United 3-2 Newcastle 06 Oct 2018
Newcastle 1-0 Manchester United 11 Feb 2018

An early scare for The Reds Devils as Newcastle jump on a dubious and nervy Manchester United. Bruno will score two stupid jump-bounce penalties in the last 10 minutes to make AM and JE feel better.

Sheffield United
LLLL
2-2
Fulham
LLLL
Fulham 3-0 Sheffield United 06 Mar 2018
Sheffield United 4-5 Fulham 21 Nov 2017

What a clash of giants. One team will not have full five game losing record. It won’t be Fulham. It won’t be Sheffield. It might be both.

Chelsea
WDLW
2-1
Southampton
WWLL
Chelsea 0-2 Southampton 26 Dec 2019
Southampton 1-4 Chelsea 06 Oct 2019
Chelsea 0-0 Southampton 02 Jan 2019
Southampton 0-3 Chelsea 07 Oct 2018
Southampton 2-3 Chelsea 14 Apr 2018

Chelsea are a decent team and have a manager who doesn’t settle for poor performances. Expect changes and an improvement in performances.

Everton
WWWW
2-1
Liverpool
LWWW
Everton 0-0 Liverpool 21 Jun 2020
Liverpool 5-2 Everton 04 Dec 2019
Everton 0-0 Liverpool 03 Mar 2019
Liverpool 1-0 Everton 02 Dec 2018
Everton 0-0 Liverpool 07 Apr 2018

Usually I would pick this as a 1-0 to the home team with 1 red card. This year is different as I think both teams are capable of banging in the goals. Bit more effort on the part of Everton sees them victorious (as does a dubious penalty).

West Bromwich Albion
LDLL
1-2
Burnley
LLL
West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Burnley 31 Mar 2018
Burnley 0-1 West Bromwich Albion 19 Aug 2017
Burnley 2-2 West Bromwich Albion 06 May 2017
West Bromwich Albion 4-0 Burnley 21 Nov 2016

A game no-one will watch.


Sunday, October 18, 2020

Crystal Palace
LLWW
2-0
Brighton and Hove Albion
LLWL
Brighton and Hove Albion 0-1 Crystal Palace 29 Feb 2020
Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton and Hove Albion 16 Dec 2019
Crystal Palace 1-2 Brighton and Hove Albion 09 Mar 2019
Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 Crystal Palace 04 Dec 2018
Crystal Palace 3-2 Brighton and Hove Albion 14 Apr 2018

Palace are significantly better this year. Brighton are significantly better this year. Palace’s better is better than Brighton’s better.

Tottenham Hotspur
WDWL
3-1
West Ham United
WWLL
Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 West Ham United 23 Jun 2020
West Ham United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur 23 Nov 2019
Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 West Ham United 27 Apr 2019
West Ham United 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur 20 Oct 2018
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 West Ham United 04 Jan 2018

Gareth Bale and Harry Kane ! They should be a two goal West Ham destroying machine but Son will score both.



Monday, October 19, 2020

Leeds United
DWWL
2-1
Wolverhampton
WLLW
Leeds United 0-3 Wolverhampton 07 Mar 2018
Wolverhampton 4-1 Leeds United 22 Nov 2017

It’s a toss-up and my coin said heads 3 tails 2.

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