Premier League Fans, let’s get caught up.
We are almost thru Match Week 11, one more game to go on Monday between Huddersfield and Fulham, a Relegation Zone battle between the teams currently in the 19th and 20th positions in the table. Likely it will be a very intense and exciting game. The winner could earn a very valuable 3 points and get into a much better position.
Match Week 11 Recap
This week the feature match was Liverpool vs. Arsenal, featuring two teams in the Top 5. Arsenal trying to recapture some of the teams glory years while Liverpool tries to hang close to Manchester City in a tie for the top spot in the table. It was a game you expected a shoot out, two really powerful offenses who score goals in bunches. So as fate would have it when you expect a shoot out, obviously, you get a very close, low scoring, but intense battle. As well as a little controversy.
Check out the highlights.
Liverpool with so many chances to score. Headers flying everywhere and a deserved 1-0 lead I think. Not sure about the off sides call on the goal called off. The players who took the shot was on sides and then the deflection off the post seems to nullify the off sides position of Mane. Not sure, but a tough call against Liverpool. Then a really amazing effort by Lacazette to equalize. A really good game between to teams in top form. A fair draw.
In other games the winners were:
Manchester United 2-1 over Bournemouth
Newcastle United 1-0 over Watford. A big win, moving them out of the relegation zone.
Everton 3-1 win over Brighton
West Ham 4-2 win over Burnley
Leicester a 1-0 win over Cardiff City. A tough game for Leicester City following the tragic death of their well loved and respected owner. Vichai Svrivaddhanaprabha, a billionaire from Thailand, who led the team to the miracle Premier League title a few years back, died in a helicopter crash just minutes after take off from the stadium after their previous match. A shocking story and tough week for the Leicester City extended family.
Tottenham 3-2 over Wolverhampton
Manchester City, now leading the table with a 6-1 crushing of Southampton
Chelsea with a solid 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.
Race for the Title and Champions League Top 4
1. Manchester City 9-2-0 29 Points
2. Chelsea 8-3-0 27 Points
3. Liverpool 8-3-0 27 Points
4. Tottenham 8-0-3 24 Points
5. Arsenal 7-2-2 23 Points
6. Bournemouth 6-2-3 20 Points
Manchester United, Watford, Everton and Leicester City round out the Top 10.
4 Teams are currently fighting to stay up, within 3 points of the relegation zone. Southampton (7) and Newcastle (6) are near the danger. in points. You can now see why the Monday game with Fulham vs. Huddersfield is so critical. The winner adds 3 critical points.
18. Cardiff City 1-2-8 5 Points
19. Fulham 1-2-7 5 Points
20. Huddersfield 0-3-7 3 Points
Match Week 12 Preview–almost 1/3 of the way thru the season.
Game of the Week.
#1 Manchester United vs. #7 Manchester City. This is a big deal. Forever, Manchester United ruled the Premier League and the city of Manchester, but this is a new day. Manchester City is the best in the league winning last year on a record for wins and points. They are the odds on favorite again in 2018-2019. A special team. Can Manchester United find a way to rekindle their glory years and take down City. Must see TV.
Chelsea vs Everton is a clash of 2 vs 9 so another game that deserves some attention. Chelsea undefeated thru 11 games…can they keep it going.
The best soccer in the world….check it out next weekend!