Gameweek 17 saw 19 goals scored with 6 clean sheets.
Liverpool 2 – Watford 0
For the second game in a row, Salah has outscored Mane. Is it time to sell Mane and buy Salah? Liverpool is not playing this gameweek, so there is no need to decide on this now. And yes, Watford really just cannot buy a goal.
Burnley 1 – Newcastle 0
Burnley continued to be very good defensively at home but they have 2 away games coming up. Newcastle was probably missing Shelvey and Saint-Maximin and would hope that the duo is ready for the next game.
Chelsea 0 – Bournemouth 1
Chelsea’s form has been poor with only 2 wins in their last 6 games, and they could not score against a Bournemouth side missing their 2 first choice centre backs. Doubts would be creeping into the minds of managers with Abraham, Pulisic and Mount, as to whether to hold onto these players.
Leicester 1 – Norwich 1
Vardy owners were disappointed that he got an assist only. There are also a few managers who were doubly disappointed, as they put the Triple Captain on Vardy. Norwich has actually improved defensively, with Zimmermann return proving pivotal.
Sheffield Utd 2 – Aston Villa 0
Lord Lundstram finally returned an attacking return after 3 blanks. He should really be seen as a midfielder, who gets the added advantage of getting clean sheet points. Aston Villa played ok, and perhaps could have gotten something out of the game if Grealish did not miss a penalty.
Southampton 0 – West Ham 1
Ings was unlucky not to score for the 6th successive game whereas West Ham is really an unpredictable team, having won only 2 of their last 6 games.
Manchester United 1 – Everton 1
After wins against Tottenham and Manchester City, hopes were high for a win against Everton, especially among Rashford owners. Perhaps Manchester United really do play better against the Top 6 sides. Credit must be also given to Ferguson for lifting the spirits among the Everton players.
Wolves 1 – Spurs 2
Wolves lost this game due to their naivety. Traore was injured in the Spurs penalty box but Wolves didn’t put the ball out. Spurs regained possession, got a freekick and won a corner after that. And Vertonghen scored from the corner. Vertonghen is probably the first choice left back now, having started the last 4 games.
Arsenal 0 – Man City 3
De Bruyne had the highest score of 19 this gameweek, with 2 goals, 1 assist, and 3 bonus points a brilliant game, and much of it is down to him playing as part of a front 3. Ljungberg has not been able to improve the fortunes and Arsenal still looked defensively very poor. Unless a new manager comes in, it is safe to say not many managers will be buying Arsenal players.
Crystal Palace 1 – Brighton 1
Graham Potter has done well since taking charge of Brighton, playing a brand of football which is easy on the eye. The fact that Guaita has 9 saves from that game is testament to the new style of play. Palace has improved their resilience and are unbeaten in 4 league games. Zaha remains their talisman, with 3 goals in his last 5 games.
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