The Manchester derby was fun, but not how we expected it to go. And if the Premier League leaders were always going to win, Manchester United barely laid a glove, at least in the second half.
When it rains, it pours. Chelsea continue to go from one problem to another. The UK authority has frozen the assets of Roman Abrahamovic, including the club. In effect, the Russian is unable to sell the club, transfers cannot be made and matchday tickets cannot be sold.
Arsenal has climbed into fourth place, a point above Ralf Ragnick’s side. Still, they have three outstanding matches to negotiate.
Some compelling matches are set for gameweek 29.
Review of Gameweek 28
The previous game week delivered goals as well as excitement.
Leicester City managed a 1-0 win against a struggling Leeds thanks to a neat Harvey Barnes finish.
A rampant second half saw Chelsea roll past Burnley 4-0 as Aston Villa enjoyed a similar but shocking 4-0 win against Southampton. Phillipe Coutinho continues to enjoy life at Villa Park.
Brentford eased back to winning ways with a 3-1 defeat of relegation-threatened Norwich.
Newcastle scored two quick-fire first half goals to defeat Brighton 2-1 as Crystal Palace overcame Wolves at Molineux 2-0.
Liverpool was made to work hard in its 1-0 win against a stubborn West Ham as Arsenal condemned Watford to a 3-2 defeat at Vicarage Road.
In the biggest fixture of the weekend, Manchester City showed superiority over their neighbours, Manchester United with a 4-1 win.
Tottenham was simply too fluid, too incisive and too strong for Everton. Frank Lampard’s men suffered a 5-0 loss in the hands of the Spurs on Monday night.
Preview Of Gameweek 29
This weekend of action promises goals and drama.
Brighton hosts Liverpool. Graham Potter will be arrest his team’s slump in form. The Reds, on the hand, will continue to chase the EPL leaders, City.
Brentford and Burnley go toe-to-toe as a weary Manchester United takes on a resurgent Tottenham side. Cristiano Ronaldo will likely be ready for this fixture.
Chelsea will be cautious when it takes on the Premier League’s most in-form side, Newcastle.
Leeds United and Norwich will fight to the finish for the three points on Sunday as Everton entertains Wolves at the Merseyside.
West Ham meets Aston Villa as Southampton will be confident when Watford visits.
Arsenal faces off against a tricky customer in Leicester City at the Emirates.
Manchester City concludes the weekend’s action with a trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace.
Predictions for Gameweek 29
BetBiga Booking Code: l75d1
Brighton vs Liverpool (over 2.5 goals)
Brentford vs Burnley (goal/goal)
Manchester United vs Tottenham (over 1.5 goals)
Chelsea vs Newcastle (1)
Leeds United vs Norwich (over 1.5 goals)
Everton vs Wolves (X2)
West Ham vs Aston Villa (under 3.5 goals)
Southampton vs Watford (1)
Arsenal vs Leicester City (over 1.5 goals)
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City (2)