Premier League 2019/2020; Tips for Gameweek 8
The game has changed with respect to the chase for the Premier League title. Liverpool are currently showing the kind of relentlessness that Manchester City had shown for the previous two seasons.
The Reds are still 5 points ahead of the Cityzens and ahead of the potential title decider next month, both sides will want to keep racking up the points.
The identity of the front runners for the other two positions in the Top 4 (which guarantee UEFA Champions League football) is difficult to ascertain at the moment.
Chelsea under Frank Lampard looks and feels like a work in progress. There is little semblance of a plan at Manchester United while the North London clubs; Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are struggling for consistency.
Leicester City have been the standout performers amongst the “best of the rest” clubs. Under Brendan Rodgers’ tutelage, the Foxes currently sit in 3rd place on the Premier League table.
Review of Gameweek 7
Gameweek 7 was expected to prove challenging for the top two teams and so it proved. Liverpool started off proceedings with a hard-fought 1-0 win away at Sheffield Wednesday thanks to a Georginio Wijnaldum strike.
Crystal Palace secured a good 2-0 win over Norwich City while Aston Villa and Burnley played out a 2-2 draw.
Another 2-2 cracker went down at the Vitality Stadium as Bournemouth and West Ham shared the spoils. Wolverhampton Wanderers got a much-needed 2-0 win over Watford as Tottenham Hotspur battled to a 2-1 win over a shot-shy Southampton.
Chelsea got its first home win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Brighton as Manchester City overcame a spirited Everton side 3-1 with a star performance from this season’s best player; Kevin de Bruyne.
Leicester City thrashed Newcastle United 5-0 at the King Power Stadium with a double from Jaime Vardy the highlight of the encounter.
In the Monday night game encounter between two fallen giants; Manchester United and Arsenal played a 1-1 draw with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang once again the hero for the Gunners.
Preview of Gameweek 8 action
The promise of drama and excitement hangs over the air in this edition of the 2019/2020 Premier League.
After the debacle in the UEFA Champions League, Tottenham will be eager for redemption as they take on Brighton in the lunchtime kickoff on Saturday.
Action then shifts to Carrow Road as Norwich City takes on Aston Villa while Watford desperate for a first win takes on Sheffield United.
Burnley welcome Everton to Turf Moor, Liverpool are home to Leicester City in the weekend’s star game while West Ham plays Crystal Palace.
Sunday’s lineup sees Southampton and Chelsea will battle for the three points at St Mary’s while Manchester City will play Wolves.
Arsenal welcomes Bournemouth in what should be a goal-fest and it’s the battle of the uniteds as Newcastle takes on Manchester
Gameweek 8 Predictions
Brighton vs Tottenham Hotspur (Over 1.5 Goals)
Norwich City vs Aston Villa (G/G)
Watford vs Sheffield United (Over 1.5 Goals)
Burnley vs Everton (Half-time Draw)
Liverpool vs Leicester City (G/G)
West Ham vs Crystal Palace (1X)
Southampton vs Chelsea (Over 2.5 Goals)
Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (G/G)
Arsenal vs Bournemouth (Over 2.5 Goals)
Newcastle United vs Manchester United (Under 3.5 Goals)