Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth – Selhurst Park
Sakho started the match off with a bang (the wrong kind) as he was shown a 19th minute red in his sides 1-0 victory over the Cherries. Palace held on strong despite being a man down for the rest of the match as Schlupp scored the 76th-minute winner.
Palace had 31% possession and shot just 2/7 on target. They also completed just 74% of their passes, good for 190/258. Bournemouth, on the other hand, had 61% of the ball. They shot 3/6 on target and completed 87% of their passes. That was good for 499/575. Palace gave away a total of six fouls, including three yellows. The Cherries were at 15 and also three yellows.
Burnley vs Manchester City – Turf Moor
Jesus scored a double in the 24th and 50th minutes, Rodrigo scored one (68th min) and Mahrez as well (87th min) in City’s crushing 4-1 win over Burnley. Brady grabbed a late 89th-minute consolation goal for the home side to ensure they didn’t go home entirely empty-handed. This was Burnley’s 2nd loss in a row and they have tasted defeat in five of their past 10 matches now.
Man City had 75% of the ball and Burnley just 25%. City shot 8/17 on target and Burnley just the 2/4. City completed 89% of their passes and Burnley just 65%. They were good for 690/774 and 163/250 respectively. City made eight tackles and Burnley 14. Finally, City leaked only six fouls and Burnley the nine. Each side also saw yellow once.
Leicester City vs Watford – King Power Stadium
Vardy was having a party as he continued his hot goal-scoring form with his 14th of the campaign in the Fox’s easy 2-0 win over a struggling Watford side. He opened the scoring in the 55th minute of the match. While Maddison had one in the 95th minute after an assist from Justin. Watford currently has an EPL worst GD of -21.
Leicester had 63% possession and Watford 37% throughout the match. Leicester shot 6/12 on target and Watford just the 1/4. The Fox’s completed 82% of their passes, good for 467/569. Watford was at just 70%, good for 226/324. The Fox’s had seven corners and Watford just two. This was also a high-fouling affair as the Fox’s conceded 13 and Watford 16. Leicester saw three yellows and Watford two.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur – Old Trafford
United handed ‘The Special One’ his first defeat as Tottenham manager as the ex-United gaffer and his side went down 2-1 to United. Rashford had a double, as he scored in the 6th and 49th minutes of the match. Alli got one for the Spurs in the 39th minute. As it stands, both sides are looking to reach a Champions League qualification spot, after they both had shaky starts to the season.
United had 47% of the ball, shot 7/12 on target and had a shot come of the woodwork. But they completed just 76% of their passes, good for 335/441. Tottenham owned 53% of the ball, as they shot 5/8 on target. Outside of that, they completed only 79% of their passes, good for 393/497. United won 53 duels and 11 aerial duels. The Spurs won 65 and 16. United gave away nine fouls, as did Tottenham. The Spurs also received one yellow for the game.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs West Ham United – Molineux Stadium
Dendoncker in the 23rd minute and Cutrone in the 86th minute were the players who provided the goals in the Wolves 2-0 victory over the Hammers last round. For Wolverhampton, it was a good bounce-back result after their 1-1 draw vs Sheffield the prior round. For West Ham, they’ll be disappointed that they couldn’t do more damage, that given their previous game was a 1-0 win vs Chelsea.
The Wolves had 49% possession and West Ham 51% possession. The home-side shot 7/13 on target and had one come off the woodwork. The Hammers shot just 3/6 on target. Both sides completed an accurate 81% of their attempted passes. Wolves were at 390/479. The Hammers were at 404/496. Both sides won 63 duels each. Wolverhampton won 28 aerial duels and West Ham 16. The Wolves gave up eight fouls and a yellow. West Ham gave up nine fouls and two yellows.
Chelsea FC vs Aston Villa – Stamford Bridge
Abraham further solidified himself as a future star of the game as he bagged his 11th strike of the season in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Villa. His goal came in the 24th minute, while Mount scored one in the 48th. Seven minutes prior to that, Trezeguet had gotten one on the board for Villa and levelled the scores up. Unlike last round, Chelsea capitalised on their possession this time around.
They held 65% of the ball compared to Villa’s 35%. The shot 9/25 on target and had one come off the woodwork. In comparison, Villa went just 3/9 on target. The Blues completed 87% of their passes, good for 564/649. Villa was also strong in that regard, as they came in hot at 80%, good for 280/349. Chelsea made 13 tackles and won 16 take-ons. Villa was at 22 and 10 respectively. Chelsea leaked 18 fouls and two yellows. Villa was at 10 and one.
Southampton vs Norwich City – St Mary’s Stadium
Ings and Bertrand were massive in a much needed 2-1 win for the Saints last round. They were Southampton’s two goal-scorers in what was only their 4th win of the season from 15 matches played. Pukki scored his 8th of the season for the Carrow’s in the 65th minute. Both sides are battling to avoid relegation. And despite where they currently stand, this was a big step in the right direction for Southampton.
The Saints had 40% possession and shot 5/14 on target. They did however complete just 69% of their passes, good for 252/366. Norwich owned 60% of the ball throughout the match, yet they shot just 3/10 on target. They completed a slightly more respectable 79% of their passes, good for 446/562. The Saints won 71 duels to Norwich’s 61. And they won 27 aerial duels to Norwich’s 28. 11 Take-ons were won by each side. Southampton gave away 12 fouls and one yellow card. Norwich conceded seven and one yellow as well.
Liverpool vs Everton – Anfield
Origi (twice), Shaqiri, Mane and Wijnaldum were all on the scoresheet as the Reds absolutely thrashed Everton 5-2 last round. In what was an embarrassing effort from the relegation-threatened side, their two goals of the match came via Keane in the 21st minute and Richarlison in the 48th minute. Mane reached his 9th goal of the season in the commanding victory, as he helped condemn his rivals to the lower rungs of the EPL ladder.
The Reds had 59% possession and shot 5/11 on target. Everton had 41% possession and shot 4/12 on target. Liverpool completed 81% of their passes, good for 406/501. Everton was at 72%, good for 245/339. Liverpool had the five corners and Everton the six. Liverpool won 69 duels and 25 aerial ones. Those numbers for Everton were 66 and 28 respectively. The Reds gave away 13 fouls and one yellow. Everton was at 17 and two.
Sheffield United vs Newcastle United – Bramall Lane
Saint-Maximin (15th min) and Shelvey (70th min) were the two-goal providers in Newcastle’s last round 2-0 win over Sheffield United. Newcastle continued on from their prior 2-2 draw against City, as their fine run of form continued. For Sheffield, this ended a run of three straight draws and with 5th place in their sights, this was not the setback they needed or wanted.
Newcastle won the game with an incredible 27% of the ball! Yep, that’s right, they had just 27% possession throughout the match! Sheffield had 73%. Newcastle shot 4/6 on target. Sheffield was at 6/13. Newcastle completed only 66% of their passes, whilst Sheffield was at 86%. They were good for 167/253 and 579/675 respectively. Newcastle gave away just six fouls and received zero yellow or red cards. Sheffield conceded 10 fouls and two yellows.
Arsenal vs Brighton and Hove Albion – Emirates Stadium
Another day, another problem for Arsenal. In their shock 2-1 defeat to Brighton, they choked, they choked, and they choked some more. They are now not all that far of a bottom three spot. Crazy times for one of Europe’s richest clubs. Lacazette scored for the Gunners. While Webster scored Brighton’s first. And Maupay scored their 2nd and the late winner in the 80th minute. Where to from here for Arsenal?
Arsenal had 49% possession and Brighton 51%. Arsenal shot 5/12 on target and Brighton went 9/20. The Gunners completed 84% of their passes and Brighton 82%. They were good for 325/389 and 337/413 respectively. Both sides had nine corners each. Arsenal won 55 duels and 11 aerial duels. Brighton won 48 duels and 23 aerial duels. Arsenal made 19 tackles and Brighton 11. Arsenal gave away 10 fouls and three yellows. Brighton gave away 11 fouls and one yellow.