Game week 11 gets underway on Saturday night when Man United travel to Bournemouth and attempt to win back-to-back games in the PL for the first time since March 2019.
Fresh off a decisive defeat against Man City, Aston Villa will roll out the welcome mat to the undefeated league leaders Liverpool.
Elsewhere, Southampton search for redemption following a 9-nil humbling at the hands of the Foxes, unfortunately another humiliation is on the cards as they take on the Citizens.
Our in-house Premier League Prophet has analysed all ten GW11 fixtures and provided his best bet for each matchup below!
Ole bought himself a couple more week in the drivers seat at United with a convincing 3-1 win over the Canaries last time out.
Martial and Rashford linked up for a goal a piece, Man U’s dismal form from the spot continued with both young strikers missing a pen each, taking United’s season tally four unsuccessful attempts!
Much to everyones surprise, Bournemouth has gone over 270 premier league minutes without registering a goal, the Cherries defence is taking up the slack at the other end of the pitch only conceding once over the same period of time.
Bournemouth are one of the only sides United have have considerable success against over the past few years, with the Red Devils taking 13 from a possible 15 point across the sides last five outings.
I’m backing Rashford to hit the back of the net for the third straight league match and third straight meeting with the Cherries!
The Seagulls are soaring!
Brighton fly into this contest off the back of a come from behind 3-2 victory over the Toffees last round, where Mat Ryan continued his career best form between the sticks, denying the Evertonians on five occasions.
Graham Potter’s side are undefeated across their last three home fixtures against more fancied opponents.
After starting their season on a high, the Canaries wings have well and truely been snipped!
Norwich have only picked up one point in their last five game weeks and are ye to get a result away from home this season.
Teemu Pukki seems to have knocked off early, with the Finnish striker last finding the back of the net in GW5 against City.
I’mm going to back Brighton at home, with Mat Ryan getting the better of Pukki in a low scoring affair.
Saints players to donate their wages to charity for the second week running!
Southampton found themselves in record books for all the wrong reasons last week, after suffering a 9-nil shellacking against Leicester.
It can’t get any worse right? Unfortunately it very well could.
The Saints head to Manchester to take on the side with the leagues best goal scoring record, a team with seemingly no defenders left on their playing roster, a team who move the ball quicker than any other, a team hungry the beach the gap on league leaders Liverpool.
Manchester City aren’t without their own vulnerabilities, defensive stocks are at an all time low with Pep recently forced to play two midfielder in the heart of his defence… To be fair both Fernandinho and Rodrigo inspire more confidence than the disaster artist Nicolas Otamendi.
Raheem Sterling recent form has drawn comparisons to that of Messi and Ronaldo, the electric winger has become Pep’s go to goal scoring outlet.
Southampton will be looking to put their best foot forward in a feeble attempt of redemption, although I expect City to show little to no remorse and send the Saints closer to the relegation scrap pit.
The highlights for this contest could most likely be packaged into a single gif.
Sheffield United will look to go four games unbeaten when they welcome the Clarets to Bramall Lane on Saturday night.
The Blades have conceded only 8 goals in the opening 10 fixtures, a defensive effort made even more impressive when you considered they’ve face three sides sitting in the top four (Liverpool, Leicester & Chelsea).
Burnley are coming in to this contest off the back of two straight defeats and have failed to pick up a win from 5 games on the road this season.
Sheffield should get the job done, be it in uninspiring fashion.
In some sort of sick scheduling joke, the Premier League have gifted Aston Villa a chance to bounce back from their defeat against City with a home fixture against the undefeated league leaders Liverpool!
The Villans have only picked up one point across six matches versus sides sitting in the top half of the table, conceding 12 goals while only managing to score on four occasions.
After dropping their first points of the season to United in GW9, it was back to business as usual for the Reds as they overcome a desperate Spurs side to remain 6 points clear of City on top of the table.
Jordan Henderson scored his first goals since May 2017, while Salah added to his weekly tally to secure the 2-1 victory.
After a tough run of fixtures, the Reds will be eagerly awaiting the opportunity to pile on the misery against the newly promoted Villans.
Six individual players have manage to match/out score Newcastle United this season.
The Toons have been absolutely atrocious in their final third of the ground much to the delight of their manager Steve Bruce, who has built a managerial career from lulling sides to sleep and finish the season one place clear of the relegation zone.
Meanwhile West Ham are winless in four games against opponents they’d be expected to see off.
The Hammers process all the talent in the world, but seemingly have less guts than an earth worm and could find the going tough against a grinding Newcastle outfit.
The only reason I could possibly justify tuning into this contest would be to catch a glimpse of Andy Carroll’s return to Olympic Stadium, but of course the bloke is out injured and we’re robbed of the chance to watch the Wilshire/Carroll Red Cross Derby.
TIP: I suggest steering clear of this game all together.
Leave your armband out for Xhaka.
The freshly promoted Arsenal captain was jeered off the pitch by the Gunners fans following a dismal spell of personal form, the Swiss international ripped his Arsenal shirt off and mouthed off to the home fans before heading straight down the tunnel.
While this is not great news for the club, it’s been nothing but a revelation for Arsenal Fan TV which is well and truely thriving again thanks to all the controversy on and off the pitch.
After a horror start to the season, Wolverhampton have gone five games without a defeat, including a 2-nil victory away to City.
Unfortunately the Wolves have been unable to put sides away, failing to score multiple goals on six occasions and running out one-all draws in five of those matches!
Nuno Santo’s side took four points off the Gunners last season and were comfortable 3-1 victors last time out.
Unai Emery’s days are numbered at the Emirates, with the dressing room in a shambles I can see his short stint in charge coming to an end after GW11.
Watford, What Forwards?
The Hornets have been trash all season and have only managed an embarrassingly small goal tally of five across ten matches…
Chelsea on the other hand knocked in 5 against the Wolves a month back.
Frank Lampard has created a competitive environment within his young squad, picking his side based on form rather than experience.
The results speak for themselves, the Blues have scored as many goals as Liverpool, with their top three goal scorers all under the age of 23.
Watford’s goal difference is equal worst in the league alongside Southampton (a side who lost 9-0 last round).
Chelsea have scored 4+ goals three times in their last six appearances and with their attacking options all vying for consistant first team football I can easy see another 4+ flying past Ben Foster on the weekend.
Leicester on cloud nine!
The Foxes are the talk of the town again after handing the Saints the equal worst defeat in Premier League history!
New signing Ayoze Perez paid back his transfer fee a then-some with a quick fire hat trick, while the Party was concluded when Vardy lashed away a injury time penalty to claim his own hat trick on the night and send him to the top of the leagues goal scoring telly with nine.
Crystal haven’t been traveling too poorly themselves. Roy Hodgson’s side is sitting inside the top six after taking points away from both Arsenal and Manchester United.
The Glazers have only managed 10 goals this seasons, which an be boiled down to the form of the star winger Zaha who has failed to find the back of the net.
Leicester continues to provide value in the head to head market, and at $2.15 are huge overs once again.
The last game of the round sees Everton take on Tottenham for the “2019/20 underachiever’s plate”.
In the modern footballing landscape it baffles me how Marco Silva still is still in the drivers seat at Everton.
The Toffees last win against the Spurs came back in 2012, and have taken on the North Londoners 13 times since.
Tottenham are having issue of their own, currently sitting in the bottom half of the table (below Man U!) after going three games without a win.
Harry Kane seems to be the only Spurs player to show up this season, the English captain has 6 goals for the campaign and has netted 8 times in his last 5 matches against the Toffees.
Tottenham are bad but Everton are worse, hence why I am more than happy to take the Spurs at $2.50.