The honeymoon seems to be over for Sean Dyche at Goodison Park. Everton are still Everton. Six points from his first three matches, and it seemed like the former Burnley manager had turned the tides.
But as he must now know, the journey to Premier League survival is a long one. Still, there is perhaps no one better at this point to guide them through it.
Not much has changed at the top of the table except that the gap at the top is now five points after Arsenal won their outstanding match. The big boys were mostly predictable last weekend, and the results were positive.
Yet, gameweek 26 presents some cracking fixtures, particularly at Anfield, where Liverpool face their eternal rivals, Manchester United. While the Red Devils are in the form of their lives and are slight favourites, Jürgen Klopp will be desperate to win this game to liven their Champions League hopes.
Review Of Gameweek 25
The last week of action saw some pulsating games that left many enthusiasts on the edge of their seats.
Fulham and Wolves settled for a 1-1 draw, with Pablo Sarabia’s early goal cancelled out by Manor Solomon.
An excellent second-half performance saw Aston Villa run away with a 2-0 win against Everton.
In what was a pulsating game, Gabriel Martinelli did enough to help Arsenal defeat Leicester City 1-0.
Four late goals, including a brace from Danny Ings, helped condemn Nottingham Forest to a painful 4-0 loss.
Leeds United claimed a vital win against fellow strugglers Southampton, 1-0.
Erling Haaland scored his 27th Premier League goal as Manchester City earned a comfortable 4-1 win against Bournemouth.
Crystal Palace were resilient and forced Liverpool to a goalless draw.
Tottenham enjoyed a 2-0 win against their out-of-sorts neighbours, Chelsea, on Sunday afternoon. Harry Kane was on the scoresheet.
Preview Of Gameweek 26
This weekend’s football looks sure to deliver drama and excitement.
Manchester City have a must-win fixture against Newcastle. If the first leg of this encounter is anything to go by, we can expect fireworks at lunch tomorrow.
Chelsea host Leeds United. Graham Potter is almost condemned to win this match.
Arsenal face Bournemouth, as Aston Villa welcome Crystal Palace to Villa Park.
Brighton and a revived West Ham will slug things out, while Tottenham travel to take on Wolves.
Southampton and Leicester City will do battle, as Nottingham Forest and Everton will both fancy their chances.
The headline fixture of gameweek 26 will see Manchester United travel to Merseyside to face Liverpool.
Brentford and Fulham will go head-to-head in a London derby on Monday night.
Predictions For Gameweek 26
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Manchester City vs Newcastle (1)
Chelsea vs Leeds United (over 1.5 goals)
Arsenal vs Bournemouth (1)
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace (goal/goal)
Brighton vs West Ham (over 1.5 goals)
Wolves vs Tottenham (X2)
Southampton vs Leicester City (over 2.5 goals)
Nottingham Forest vs Everton (under 3.5 goals)
Liverpool vs Manchester United (over 1.5 goals)
Brentford vs Fulham (goal/goal)