It is as you were on the Premier League table after 16 game weeks. The top three teams had to scrap for wins, with each needing at least a penalty to win.
The count down to Rafael Benitez’s sack seems to have begun, especially after a fine a start to the season. Everton has lost four of its last five matches. They sit uncomfortably in 11th place.
There is the tricky matter of a London derby between Arsenal and West Ham this midweek as both teams struggle for consistency.
Review of Gameweek 16
The previous game week was dramatic with VAR called to action consistently to ratify penalty awards.
The action was fierce on Friday as Brentford needed a last minute penalty by Bryan Mbeumo to claim an unexpected three points at Watford’s expense.
Premier League leaders, Manchester City was handed a rather controversial penalty which Raheem Sterling scored to defeat Wolves.
Jorginho scored two penalties in Chelsea’s hard-fought 3-2 win against Leeds as Liverpool needed a penalty to overcome a resilient Aston Villa side.
Arsenal made easy work of a struggling Southampton, winning 3-0 as Manchester United needed Cristiano Ronaldo to convert from the spot in its 1-0 defeat of Norwich.
There was very little to separate Burnley and West Ham in a very drab encounter as Leicester City outclassed Newcastle 4-0.
Crystal Palace earned an emphatic 3-1 win against an out-of-sorts Everton.
Preview Of Gameweek 17
There will be plenty of fun once again as the teams fight to meet their respective objectives.
The football action resumes tonight with Norwich City hosting Aston Villa at Carroll Road.
Manchester City faces another tricky encounter against Leeds United. The visitors ran out winners last season in the most dramatic fashion.
Brighton will meet Wolves as Crystal Palace and Southampton square off at Selhurst Park.
Burnley will entertain Watford in another bottom of the table scrap. Arsenal hosts West Ham in the premium fixture of game week 17.
Leicester City and Tottenham will do battle at the King Power and Chelsea will be keen to get back its playing groove when Everton visit.
Liverpool and Newcastle will round off the midweek’s proceedings 15 minutes later.
Predictions for Gameweek 17
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Norwich vs Aston Villa (over 1.5 goals)
Manchester City vs Leeds (1)
Brighton vs Wolves (X2)
Crystal Palace vs Southampton (1)
Burnley vs Watford (over 2.5 goals)
Arsenal vs West Ham (over 1.5 goals)
Leicester City vs Tottenham (goal/goal)
Chelsea vs Everton (1)
Liverpool vs Newcastle (1)