The Premier League resumes this weekend! The final international break for the year is done and dusted. For the many football fans that endured inconsistent playing styles and some interesting match-ups and scorelines, there is so much to look forward to in game week 12.
The sack race continued during the break. Norwich did away with their manager, Daniel Farke just after securing their first win of the season. Aston Villa also let go of Dean Smith, who has now joined Norwich.
Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard has left his role as manager of Rangers for the job at Villa Park.
Mikel Arteta has transformed Arsenal from a team headed for disaster to a team that can genuinely compete. The Gunners will once again be tested in Saturday’s cracker.
Review of Gameweek 11
The previous game week was filled with plenty of upsets. Yet, the goals continued to flow at the various venues.
Southampton held on to a one-nil win against Aston Villa, leading to the sack of Smith.
Manchester City made light work of their noisy neighbours, Manchester United 2-0 at Old Trafford.
Burnley scored late to force Chelsea to a 1-1 draw as Crystal Palace continued its fine form with a 2-0 win against Wolves.
Norwich earned its first win of the season with a 2-1 scoreline away at Brentford as Brighton and Newcastle shared the spoils in a 1-1 affair.
Everton and Tottenham played out a goalless draw as Leeds United and Leicester City managed to draw 1-1.
Emile Smith Rowe continues to enjoy life as Arsenal’s new number 10 as his only goal ensured the win against Watford.
Liverpool suffered a shock 3-2 defeat in the hands of high-flying West Ham.
Preview Of Gameweek 12
This game week promises plenty of exciting fixtures.
Saturday’s action begins with a tasty encounter between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power. Both teams will be keen to secure the maximum points.
Newcastle will host a slumping Brentford side as Burnley and Crystal Palace square off at Turf Moor.
Aston Villa under new coach, Gerrard welcomes Brighton as Manchester United will keen to get back to winning ways when it travels to play Watford.
Wolves will take on West Ham. The Hammers are huge favourites to win as Norwich meets Southampton.
The evening will end with a blockbuster fixture between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield.
On Sunday afternoon, Manchester City faces a tricky encounter against Everton before its UEFA Champions League business in midweek.
The weekend’s football action ends with a feisty matchup between Tottenham and Leeds United.
Predictions for Gameweek 12
Leicester City vs Chelsea (goal/goal)
Newcastle vs Brentford (over 1.5 goals)
Burnley vs Crystal Palace (2X)
Aston Villa vs Brighton (over 1.5 goals)
Watford vs Manchester United (2)
Wolves vs West Ham (2)
Norwich vs Southampton (halftime draw)
Liverpool vs Arsenal (1)
Manchester City vs Everton (1)
Tottenham vs Leeds (1X)