The English Premier League is different, and even more so this season. If it felt like Arsenal were favourites to win the title, last weekend’s action showed that they are perhaps destined to win it.
Mikel Arteta’s men faced an Everton team that had not won a league match since October, sacked Frank Lampard, and appointed Sean Dyche, yet they lost.
Manchester City could not capitalise. The Citizens lost to a Tottenham team that they beat just 17 days ago. Erling Haaland did not have a shot on target, and neither did Pep Guardiola’s men look like they would score in normal time. Newcastle dropped points against a struggling West Ham team.
Of course, there is plenty to play for—enough to alter the order of things. Still, gameweek 23 promises excitement and drama.
Review Of Gameweek 22
Last week’s action was filled with upsets, yet it was a lot of fun.
Chelsea were held to a second consecutive goalless draw by a resilient Fulham.
James Tarkowski scored the only goal to give Everton a vital win against the Premier League leaders, Arsenal.
Kaoru Maitoma continues to excel at the Falmer Stadium, as his goal delivered the three points for Brighton at the expense of Bournemouth.
Manchester United were handed a late scare after Casemiro was sent off in their 2-1 win against Crystal Palace.
Brentford made easy work of Southampton with a 3-0 victory, as Wolves secured a brilliant 3-0 win against Liverpool.
Kelechi Iheanacho inspired his Leicester City team to a 4-2 result against Aston Villa, while Newcastle and West Ham shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw.
Nottingham Forest dug deep to defeat Leeds United 1-0.
Harry Kane scored against Manchester City to become Tottenham’s all-time record scorer.
Preview Of Gameweek 23
There is plenty to look forward to in this weekend’s football action just before the resumption of the Champions League.
Chelsea will be desperate to return to winning ways when they visit their neighbours, West Ham, at lunchtime tomorrow.
Fulham and Nottingham Forest will go head-to-head immediately after, as a confident Leicester City host Tottenham.
Arsenal have their work cut out against a tough Brentford side in the little matter of a London derby.
Crystal Palace face Brighton, as Southampton take on Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Bournemouth face a tricky test against Newcastle, who will be eager to win.
Leeds United and Manchester United will face off again just five days after they both played out a 2-2 draw.
Manchester City host Aston Villa, as Liverpool, who are low on confidence, welcome Everton in Monday’s Merseyside derby.
Predictions For Gameweek 23
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West Ham vs Chelsea (over 1.5 goals)
Fulham vs Nottingham Forest (over 2.5 goals)
Leicester City vs Tottenham (goal/goal)
Arsenal vs Brentford (over 1.5 goals)
Crystal Palace vs Brighton (X2)
Southampton vs Wolves (over 1.5 goals)
Bournemouth vs Newcastle (2)
Leeds United vs Manchester United (2)
Manchester City vs Aston Villa (1)
Liverpool vs Everton (over 2.5 goals)