As I mentioned in the GW18 review, been crazy busy lately, so haven’t been able to get these done, but wanted to get this out for the GW19 games. I’ll try to do one for GW20 but not sure if it’ll be possible, being Christmas day and all that…
As I mentioned previously, the formula has been updated so it now only includes the previous 8 games for all clubs, rather than the entire season. This makes it more relevant and form-based, and removes any early season anomalies.
Goal fest expected at The Emirates, which I can’t disagree with – both defenses can be leaky and both are good going forward. Should be a good one to watch. Salah, Firmino and Coutinho owners should be looking forward to it, and possibly even considering captaining one of them.
Everton v Chelsea is an interesting one. Everton have scored 12 in their last 4 home games, while Chelsea are missing Morata again. Again though goals are expected, so those owning Hazard, DCL, and Rooney could have a good game.
Easy home win for City. What’s new, eh? I wouldn’t be surprised to see them go mad in this game. One of Sterling, Sane, KDB, or Aguero must be the best captain option this week, surely?
The other (possible) surprise is that the model has Burnley to beat Tottenham. Burnley are incredible at home, so it’s more than possible, but after their hammering at The Etihad last week, I think Spurs will want to prove something here.
Clean sheets are only expected for City, WBA, and Palace, which if it happens probably won’t really help many people!
Best of luck, everyone!