Premier League Week 23
Matchday 26 in the Premier League kicks off a little later today with action from Goodison Park, but only Everton and Manchester City will be playing twice this week.
As always, the number in parenthesis before each club reflects their spot on our Power Rankings, and we’ll try to keep this list updated as the week progresses. Home teams are listed first, and winners will be indicated in bold. In the event of a draw, both teams will be placed in italics.
Wednesday, 6 February 2019
7:45pm GMT/2:45pm EST
(9) Everton 0-2 (4) Manchester City
Saturday, 9 February 2019
12:30pm GMT/5:30am EST
(19) Fulham 0-3 (2) Manchester United
3:00pm GMT/10:00am EST
(14) Crystal Palace 1-1 (11) West Ham United
(20) Huddersfield Town 1-2 (5) Arsenal
(1) Liverpool 3-0 (8) AFC Bournemouth
(16) Southampton 1-2 (18) Cardiff City **MATCH OF THE WEAK**
(10) Watford 1-0 (9) Everton
5:30pm GMT/12:30pm EST
(17) Brighton & Hove Albion 1-3 (13) Burnley
Sunday, 10 February 2019
Monday, 4 February 2019
8:00pm GMT/3:00pm EST
(7) Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 (15) Newcastle United
The Best of the Week
Our Match of the Week is nominally Manchester City hosting Chelsea at Etihad Stadium. City will be probably looking to avenge their earlier loss to the Blues, who snapped the Champs’ 15-match unbeaten streak to start the season. That loss also started a stretch where City lost three of four, and the once dominant club has looked out of sorts at times since, including a 2-1 loss at Newcastle on Sunday. Still, due to Liverpool‘s inability to convert draws to wins recently, the Champs are only three points off the lead and look poised to reclaim the top of the table from the Reds.
Speaking of the current league leaders, they have the pleasure of hosting my team, the Cherries of AFC Bournemouth. To say that Bournemouth has struggled away from Dean Court would be an understatement; after a disappointing loss to relegation-fodder Cardiff City on Sunday, the Cherries are now 3-0-9 on the road, with a staggering -15 goal differential. Conversely, they are 7-3-3 at home (though they did lose to Liverpool 4-0 in December), so being on the road again after a disapointing loss may not be the recipe for success. Still, anything can happen, and a lot of clubs will be watching to see if the Cherries can pull off the upset.
Until next time…
Last Update: 11 February 2019, 5:00pm EST