Gameweek 13 preview

November 24, 2016

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

Can Chelsea keep seven consecutive clean sheets? Their defence is in for it’s sternest test since they shipped three to Arsenal back in September. Tottenham are still unbeaten, and Harry Kane is back and has scored four of Spurs’ last five goals. Three of those have been penalties, so they’ve got their diving boots on. It’s worth remembering Spurs’ pretty shocking record against Chelsea though. There have been no victories at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League and only six victories in the last sixty encounters. Spurs have the league’s stingiest defence, but all their good clean sheet work was done early in the season. It’s been seven games since they last had a shut out. The odds seem to be in Cheslea’s favour, unless Spurs get a pen.

All of a sudden Liverpool’s home tie against Sunderland isn’t the banker it might have been a few weeks ago. Sunderland have an in-form strike force and Liverpool still can’t be relied upon to keep a clean sheet. Their two previous clean sheets have both come in 0-0 draws. If Liverpool score, they tend also to concede. You should probably expect both of those things to happen on Saturday.

Sergio Aguero continues to frustrate. He’s working on a two weeks on/three weeks off rotation at the moment. You just know that as soon as you cut ties he’ll do what he’s meant to do and hit a double figure score. His previous three big scores have all come in convincing victories away from home. Maybe this is another one of those weeks. You have to question whether he’s worth the outlay? Both Jermain Defoe and Etienne Capoue have scored more than Aguero. Their combined price is cheaper than the £13.2 million you’d have to fork out for him this week.

We’re a third of the way through the season and we’re one weekend from knowing who the November manager of the month is. Here’s the table…

up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
51 128
down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
32 119
up Big White Chiefs
david frankland
54 114
up Pepe Le Blue
44 112
up Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
52 112
up FTM
Stu Smith
52 110
down Cooksters
Peter Cook
33 107
up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
66 106
down Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
40 106
10  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
54 105
11  up Ciderheads
Darren Pope
56 103
12  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
50 102
13  up Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
58 101
14  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
36 101
15  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
49 101
16  up Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
45 100
17  up Dj daz
darren frankland
46 100

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