There’s no relenting now as the Premier League nears halfway. There are worsening threats on the League from the new variant (Omicron) of the Coronavirus. There are more cases of players contracting the virus in recent days. Yet, somehow, the matches are still on and the drama just as intense. So far, so good.
Chelsea stumbled on Thursday night in what many have tagged a three-horse race. Fascinatingly, the undesired result came against an out-of-sorts Everton.
Meanwhile, fellow Londoners, Arsenal climbed up to fourth place for the first time this season after winning the derby against West Ham. Well, Manchester United, who are two points behind have a game in hand.
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Some teams missed key players in the last round of fixtures with players testing positive to Coronavirus. Still, the quality was great and so was the fun.
As is becoming the norm, Aston Villa eased past bottom-placed Norwich 2-0 on Tuesday day night.
Only 23 minutes had passed from the first match before Manchester City had begun to wreak havoc on a helpless Leeds United side. The Premier League leaders pummelled Marcelo Bielsa’s men 7-0 and Kevin de Bruyne scored two of it.
Wolves’ defensive solidity continues to yield results as they managed a 1-0 win against Brighton.
Jordan Ayew broke his 42-game goal drought in Crystal Palace’s 2-2 draw against Southampton.
Arsenal finished off West Ham in convincing fashion with a 2-0 win as Chelsea was held to an agonising 1-1 draw.
Liverpool turned on the heat in the second to eventually make it a comfortable 3-1 win against Newcastle.
Unfortunately, the Leicester City vs Tottenham match was postponed due to a Covid outbreak in the Brendan Rodgers’ squad.
Preview Of Gameweek 18
Only five matches will happen this game week due to the outbreak. More matches have been postponed as teams battle with a shortage of fit players.
The action kicks off tomorrow with Aston Villa playing host to Burnley. Steven Gerrard would be hoping to make it five wins from seven matches since he took charge.
Leeds United will hope to pick itself up from the Manchester City loss when it welcomes a confident Arsenal team.
Wolves takes on Chelsea at Molineux as Manchester City travel to face Newcastle.
Tottenham and Liverpool will do battle in game week 18’s premium fixture.
Predictions for Gameweek 18
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Aston Villa vs Burnley (1)
Leeds vs Arsenal (2)
Wolves vs Chelsea (under 3.5 goals)
Newcastle vs Manchester City (2)
Tottenham vs Liverpool (2)