The busy Christmas schedule continues in the Premier League after a busy midweek of games. Hopefully we don’t see as many postponements due to covid in these upcoming matches.
All matches kick off at Saturday 18th December at 3pm unless stated.
Aston Villa (10th) vs Burnley (18th)
Aston Villa's form - WLWLW
Burnley’s form - DLDDD
Top Scorers: Watkins (5); Cornet (5)
Arsenal (4th) vs Leeds (16th) - Saturday at 17:30
Arsenal’s form - WWLLW
Leeds’s form - LLDWD
Top Scorers: Smith-Rowe (6); Raphinha (7)
Wolves (8th) vs Chelsea (3rd) - Sunday at 14:00
Wolves’ form - WLLDD
Chelsea’s form - DWLWD
Top Scorers: Hwang (4); Mount (7)
Newcastle (19th) vs Man City (1st) - Sunday at 14:15
Newcastle’s form - LLWDL
Man City's form - WWWWW
Top Scorers: Wilson (6); Silva (7)
Tottenham (7th) vs Liverpool (2nd) - Sunday at 16:30
Tottenham’s form - WWWDL
Liverpool’s form - WWWWW
Top Scorers: Son (6); Salah (15)
Manchester City were in a rampant mood on Tuesday night as they dismantled Leeds 7-0! Kevin De Bruyne has struggled with injuries so far this season but the Belgian was back to his best scoring twice, including one thunderous strike from outside the box. De Bruyne’s fitness could be key in the closely fought title race. He rated at 7.98 vs Leeds and averages a 7.27 overall.
Arsenal moved up to 4th place with a win over fellow Champions League contenders West Ham. It was yet another clean sheet for the Gunners who are beginning to look like a much improved side under Mikel Arteta. Summer signings Aaron Ramsdale and Ben White have been vital to Arsenal’s recent success with the side keeping regular clean sheets at the Emirates Stadium. Ramsdale rates at 7.09 and White at 6.37.
With Chelsea dropping points in midweek Liverpool's win over Newcastle keeps them as the close competitors to Man City. Mohamed Salah scored again, and he averages the highest of any player at 7.63 but it is worth focusing on Virgil Van Dijk. He has been a rock at the back for Jurgen Klopp's men and has been key in allowing full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson to push on. The Dutch defender rates at 7.10.
Remember to rate your team this week to ensure your voice is heard!
Written by Alex Smith