Round 04: Press Cuttings

Press cuttings, that might (or might not!) help you predict the next round of matches. In this edition – Aguero, Leicester, Away Form and Relegation…


“…he [Aguero] has scored only once this season against a side currently in the top eight of the Premier League – and that was West Bromwich Albion, who were 13th at the time.” – Guardian Sport

“This group [of Crystal Palace players] carry the scars inflicted not only by this season’s wretched home form – seven points from a possible 36 – but by three and a half years of under achievement at the venue [Selhurst Park]. Palace have mustered only 22 wins in 69 home league games since promotion in 2013.” – Guardian Sport

“Chelsea sit nine points clear at the top of the table having won 16 of their 18 Premier League matches since losing 3-0 to Arsenal in September… Following Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea move on to what appears to be a hugely favourable run of league fixtures: against Burnley, Swansea City, West Ham United, Watford, Stoke City and Crystal Palace…” – Guardian Sport

“…Leicester fell to a fourth successive league defeat that prompted Kasper Schmeichel to admit that they will be relegated unless they stand up “to be counted” over the remainder of the season.” – Guardian Sport

“Leicester are the only side in the top four English tiers to have failed to score in the league in 2017.” – BBC Sport

“This result was West Brom’s sixth win in the last seven at home, and leaves them six points behind Manchester United.” – Guardian Sport after beating Stoke 1-0 at the Hawthorns.

“…the home side [Watford] held on to claim successive Premier League wins for the first time since September…” – Guardian Sport after beating ten man Burnley 2-1.

“The defeat [to Watford] continued Burnley’s poor Premier League away form and Sean Dyche’s side have only taken one point on the road.” – Guardian Sport

“…despite their lowly position, [Middlesbrough] are stubborn travellers, with only Chelsea having conceded fewer away league goals than them this season.” – Guardian Sport after ‘Boroh lost 1-0 to a Harry Kane penalty.

Tottenham have beaten the last ten visitors to White Hart Lane. SPAGames

Southampton have lady six of their last seven matches!SPAGames

“The Hammers have now won three of their past four matches and are back in the top half of the table.” – Guardian Sport since the Payet situation was resolved.

“…it appears entirely possible they [Leicester City] could become the first club since Manchester City in 1938 to be relegated the season after winning the top-flight title.” – Guardian Sport


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