Review of the Premier League Match Day 30 fixtures

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The Premier League is never short of surprises. Little wonder, Tottenham could be in the title race if they win their midweek fixture and the London boys conspire to drop points. The Match Day 30 fixtures produced a major upset as a relegation threatened underdog won at the Bridge against all odds.

The Match Day 30 produced some brilliant goals, assists and memorable events. Too many goals weren’t scored in Match Day 30 but there are numbers to mention nonetheless. Below are the significant or less significant numbers from the Match Day 30 fixtures of the PL

  • Everton’s 3-4-3 on paper fell prey to Liverpool’s 4-3-3
  • Watford’s 4-5-1 on paper was enough to outwit Sunderland’s 4-2-3-1
  • Man United’s 4-2-3-1 didn’t suffice against West Brom’s 4-3-2-1 as they shared the spoils on the day
  • Leicester’s 4-4-1-1 beat Stoke’s 4-4-2
  • Hull City’s 3-5-2 outwitted West Ham’s 4-2-3-1
  • Chelsea’s 3-4-1-2 on paper fell prey to Palace’s 4-2-3-1
  • Tottenham’s 3-4-2-1 was convenient as they beat Burnley who deployed a 4-4-2
  • Southampton’s 4-2-3-1 was not superior to Bournemouth’s 4-4-2 as they shared the spoils
  • Swansea’s 4-3-3 couldn’t outwit Boro’s 4-2-3-1 as they shared a point each
  • Arsenal’s 4-2-3-1 was  not enough to triumph over City’s 4-4-1-1 as they played out a 2:2 draw
  • The most predominant formation on the day was 4-2-3-1. Deployed by 5 teams
  • 6 wins, 6 losses and 8  draws on the day
  • 2 away wins for Crystal Palace away to Stamford Bridge and Tottenham away to Turf Moor,  4 home wins and 4 draws
  • 3 goalless encounters on the day
  • A weekend of few goals. Only 19 goals were scored.
  • The home sides scored 11 while the away sides scored 8
  • 6 teams kept clean sheets
  • 41 yellow cards brandished, No reds
  • Spurs and Bournemouth were the cleanest of all with no yellows
  • Stoke City received the most yellows – 5
  • No hat-trick and no brace
  • Only 1 penalty awarded. It was missed by Bournemouth’s Harry Arter
  • Man United were the possession masters with 75%
  • Man United were the pass masters with 762 passes
  • Liverpool committed the most fouls – 17
  • The Merseyside Derby produced the mot goals of the match day – 4 and the most goals by a home team – 3

 

Lesser numbers this weekend compared to other weekends. We hope the midweek fixtures produce more talking points, events and goals.

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