Premier League – Week 10 Preview
Everton v Leeds
This Saturday, Everton host Leeds United at Goodison park, in a 17:30 kick off.
Everton are in poor form after a fantastic start to the season, with 1 win in their last 5 league matches. Last time out, the Toffees clinched a 3-2 win away at Fulham.
Likewise, Leeds are in a similar situation to their opponents Everton, going through a tough patch of form, subsequent to an exceptional start.
The last meeting between the two sides was a league cup tie, back in September 2012. Championship underdogs, Leeds, secured a 2-1 win in the tie, knocking out Premier league Everton. Aidan White opened the scoring for Leeds in the 4th minute, Rudolph Austin doubled their lead in the 70th minute, notwithstanding Everton applied the pressure in the last ten minutes, with a goal from Slyvian Distin in the 81st minute, but Leeds were able to come out on top in the fixture.
A player that could cause problems for Leeds is Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The centre forward is the top scorer in the Premier league this season, scoring 10 goals in 9 matches. Calvert-Lewin has been labelled as fox in the box, with all of his goals this season being inside the penalty area.
Patrick Bamford has been a crucial player for Leeds United this season. United’s main man has netted 7 times in 9 matches this term. Additionally Bamford has the highest AMR at Leeds with an 7.33.
Everton have 2 injuries, Jean-Phillipe Gbamin and Seamus Coleman
Leeds have 5 injuries approaching the fixture, Adam Forshaw, Diego Llorente, Gaetano Beradi, Jamie Shackleton and Pablo Hernandez.
Everton : 10 / 11
Draw : 13 / 5
Leeds : 14 / 5
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Chelsea v Tottenham
On Sunday at 16:30, we have a London derby in store, as Chelsea host Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are in exceptional form as of late, the Blues haven’t lost since September. Following a problematic start to the season, Lampard’s men find themselves 3rd in the league, 2 points off top spot.
One team in better form than Chelsea at the moment is their rivals, Spurs. Having not lost since the opening day of the season, Tottenham have won 4 out of their last 5 league games, including a 2-0 win over Manchester City.
The most recent league meeting between the two sides was in February. Chelsea were victorious, winning 2-1, goals from Giroud and Alonso gave the Blues a 2 goal advantage. Tottenham scored in the 89th minute from a Rudiger own goal, but it was too little too late as Chelsea secured the win.
Hakim Ziyech is a key player for Chelsea. The right winger has made a significant impact since arriving from Ajax in the summer. Ziyech has 1 goal and 3 assists and an AMR of 7.65.
Harry Kane is doing what he does best for Tottenham this season, scoring goals. Kane has 7 goals so far this season, but also has a staggering 9 assists.
Chelsea have 2 injuries. Billy Gilmour and Christian Pulisic are both doubts for the fixture.
Spurs have 4 injuries. Erik Lamela, Japhet Tanganga, Matt Doherthy and Toby Alderweireld are all unavailable for selection.
Chelsea : 21 / 20
Draw : 12 / 5
Tottenham : 13 / 5
Arsenal v Wolves
Arsenal take on Wolves on Sunday evening at the Emirates, in a 19:15 kick off.
Arsenal are in mediocre form going into the clash, with 1 win in their last 5 Premier league games. Last time out the Gunners settled for a point at Elland Road, as they were reduced to 10 men.
Wolves are in modest form, losing just once in their last 6 matches. Nuno’s men look to be challenging for a European place again this season, currently 9th place after 9 matches.
The last meeting between Wolves and Arsenal was in July. The Gunners secured a 2-0 victory at the Molineux. Bukayo Saka broke the deadlock in the 43rd minute for Arsenal with a volley into the right hand corner of the net. The game could of gone either way in the second half, but Arsenal confirmed the win in the 86th minute with a goal from Lacazette.
Dani Ceballos is a key player for Arsenal. The Real Madrid loanee has been the most consistent performer for Arsenal this season, with an AMR of 6.97. A particular highlight for Ceballos this season would have to be his man of the match performance against West Ham in September.
Nelson Semedo has been in great form for Wolves this season. The Portuguese right back has been putting in top class performances since arriving from Barcelona in the summer.
Arsenal have an extensive injury list. Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Mohamed Elneny, Pablo Villar, Sead Kolasinac and Thomas Partey are all out of action. Nicolas Pepe will be unavailable for selection due to suspension.
Wolves have 3 injuries. Conor Coady, Jonny and Romain Saiss.
Arsenal : 1
Draw : 12 / 5
Wolves : 11 /4