Gameweek 10 preview

October 28, 2016

Sunderland v Arsenal
Man Utd v Burnley
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth
Spurs vLeicester
Watford v Hull
West Brom v Man City
Crystal Palace v Liverpool
Everton v West Ham
Southampton v Chelsea
Stoke v Swansea

Just when you thought it was time to abandon all hope in Manchester United you realise they’ve a home fixture against Burnley this weekend, and that comes off the back of a victory over Manchester City in the midweek League Cup game. A game in which they kept a clean sheet and prevented City from having a single shot on goal. One defender you can discard once and for all is Eric Bailly, who not only got himself booked in the process of shipping four to Chelsea last weekend, but also managed to get himself crocked. He’ll be out for two months.

United are a better bet for a positive result than their neighbours at the moment. City haven’t won in six games in all competitions. Their ‘form’ player is Claudio Bravo who has an average score of five points in six games. Even that’s a bit of a misnomer, as it’s purely from the penalty save and subsequent top bonus score in the defeat at Tottenham. Most of the rest of the City regulars aren’t even averaging their appearance points.

Hull and Sunderland are losing games. They’re conceding goals – with only one clean sheet between them – and struggling to score. Hull have lost their main creator and goal threat, Robert Snodgrass, to injury. They face Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday, who must offer good differential options with Jose Holebas and Troy Deeney the most tempting choices. Arsenal visit Sunderland who are yet to keep a clean sheet or win a league game. It’d be a major surprise if they kept their first shut-out against the league’s second top scorers. Though, we probably felt that way last weekend ahead of Middlesbrough’s visit to the Emirates.

It’s the deciding week for the October manager of the month and the table looks like this…

same Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
50 120
up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
49 109
up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
52 108
down Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
45 106
up Cooksters
Peter Cook
48 105
up Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
59 104
down Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
45 103
down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
40 102

 

Yeboah’s Right Foot are the monthly leaders, winning two manager of the week awards in the process. They lead the way and are favourites for the prize, although maybe keep an eye on Cooksters who are the highest climbers of the chasing pack jumping 12 places overall since the start of the month.

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