A better week in GW10 – the model predicted 7 correct results, with one of them (Brighton 1-1 Saints) being the exact score. In terms of goal difference it was within 2 goals in 7/10 games, with two of the games outside that margin coming at Old Trafford (was never going to be high scoring), and at Watford where we saw a surprise Stoke win and clean sheet.
Lots of close games this weekend, with no fewer than 5 draws predicted , and only two clean sheets, for Newcastle and Tottenham. I’m not surprised at the amount of draws – there are a lot of hard-to-call games with mid-table teams playing each other – natural when you have 4 of the big 6 playing against one another.
Speaking of those games, there appears to be no stopping Man City. Another 4 last night in Naples, and with Arsenal’s defence hardly looking watertight, you wouldn’t be surprised to see them put a few away. Utd are fancied at Chelsea – I can see that, Chelsea are poor at the moment, but Conte will be looking for a reaction after their loss to Roma – personally I see a 0-0, 1-0, 0-1 type of game ahead.
Fantasy wise – City assets as usual – just remember to pick the right one… 😦
Newcastle defenders look good, so those holding Elliot might want to play him (although I have Fabianski and a home game against Brighton also looks good). Goals are predicted at the London Stadium, although given that West Ham have no defenders left I think Liverpool attackers are one to watch – Coutinho is still a doubt so Sturridge might be a good punt, but otherwise the usual suspects of Salah and Firmino are top of the list.