The Red Devils did a good job in the last round on the road to Aston Villa when they took all three in the 1:3 victory.
They went on a break with a 1:0 deficit but appeared much sharper with the ball in the continuation, completely reversing the result to their favor with goals over Fernandes, Greenwood, and Cavani, thus outplaying Aston Villa than honestly didn’t have any realistic chance for something more in this one.
Manchester Utd is at 2nd spot in the general rankings, ten points in deficit compared to the leading Citizens.
The hosts will miss forward Martial (22/4), offensive midfielder James (14/3) and central defender Maguire (34/2) due to injuries.
WBA was close in taking all three in the last match against Aston Villa, but unfortunately for them, took only a point in a 2:2 away draw.
They conceded early in the 9th after the penalty but responded from the same situation over Pereira just fourteen minutes later. The guests took the lead later on in the 47th when the home side scored an own goal, but couldn’t withstand the pressure, as Aston Villa pretty much went all-in, and conceded an equalizer just before the full-time whistle, more than deservedly overall.
WBA is at relegation leading 19th spot, still with a theoretical chance for survival, but they will have to perform almost perfectly in matches to come.
The Foxes did a great job last time out at home against West Brom when they took a pretty convincing 3:0 victory, showing more than satisfying offensive potential.
They started the match with absolutely no hesitation, scoring three during the first part over Vardy, Evans, and Iheanacho, and had the luxury to approach the second part more relaxed, but even so, were by far a superior side, having no problems keeping their sheet clean.
Currently, Leicester is at 3rd place in the rankings, closely followed by Chelsea, which has only one point less.
Left-back Justin (23/2) is injured, same as offensive midfielder Barnes (25/9). Doubtful is central-back Morgan (3/0).
Everton couldn’t do much more in their last match on the road against Brighton when they had a 0:0 draw, appearing quite passive during the whole encounter.
Simply said, they looked uninterested in the offense, not being able to create more than a couple of opportunities worth mentioning, while the home side didn’t look creative in the front as well, so a match without goals wasn’t that surprising.
Everton is at 8th spot in the standings, having six points less than European-placed Chelsea, so their more aggressive approach is to be expected.
The hosts will miss injured central-back Mina (21/2), defensive Delph (5/0), midfielder Doucoure (25/2), and forward Bernard (9/1). Forward Calvert-Lewin (26/14) is doubtful, as well as midfielder Gomes (23/0) and defensive midfielder Allan (16/0).
WBA accomplished quite a result in the last round when they managed to overrun Chelsea in London, outplaying them with a convincing 2:5 result.
The visitors conceded first in the 27th but were given a huge advantage only two minutes later when Silva was excluded. They used in the best way possible, scoring two in the last minutes of the first part, and successfully added three more to the scoreline in the continuation, allowing the hosts to be effective only one more time back in the 71st, for a truly surprising win, considering their overall appearance in this season.
WBA occupies relegation leading 19th place, and this victory surely came at the perfect time to boost their morale.
West Ham had a very interesting and dynamic clash in the last round on the road against Wolves when they managed to record a close 2:3 victory.
They appeared almost perfect via counters scoring three after thirty-eight minutes of play but seemingly lost the momentum later on. The hosts took the initiative and reduced to 1:3 just before halftime, and with another one scored in the 68th, spiced this clash as much as possible. Luckily for West Ham, they stopped their progress, so the result remained unchanged.
The Hammers are doing quite well this season, currently being in 4th spot in the rankings, closely followed by Chelsea, which has only a point less.
Goalkeeper Randolph (2/0) is doutbful coming from an injury problem, while sidelined are central-back Ogbonna (23/2), midfielders Rice (29/1), Yarmolenko (14/0) and forward Antonio (21/7).
Leeds had a very interesting and dynamic clash last time put against West Ham, but unfortunately, suffered a 2:0 defeat, playing away from home.
VAR played a major role, as the guests had two disallowed goals within two minutes, a situation that had a great impact on their morale. The initiative from the start was gone, and they conceded their first one in the 21st when Lingard caught a rebound from the missed penalty, while seven minutes later, Dawson doubled the lead.
Even though the guests tried their best in the continuation, their attacks lacked more creativity, so the result remained unchanged till the end of the encounter.
Leeds is at the 11th spot on the table, safely positioned at the middle, which is, by all means, a great success, because they are newcomers this season in Premier League.
West Ham made a minor setback in their last Premier League appearance when they come with a 0:0 draw on the road against underdogs from Fulham.
The guests simply approached the match with a great dose of passivity, creating a minimum number of opportunities. Luckily, the home side didn’t shine in the offense too, so a match without goals wasn’t that surprising.
Never the less, West Ham is performing great this season, currently being at 6th spot, having the same amount of points as Europen placed Chelsea.