The arrival of Graham Potter on the sidelines seems to have done Chelsea a lot of good.
The Blues have just had five successes in a row, in all competitions. A great series that allowed them to settle into fourth place in the Premier League. They are also a day late, which could allow them to return to the length of the top 2.
It’s a match that does not look so simple for Thiago Silva’s teammates. Their opponent of the day is in ninth place in the Premier League and remains, in particular, on the back of a success against Brighton (2-0). However, Chelsea will still have enough to win. Graham Potter’s team has just had two successes in a row on the road, against Crystal Palace (2-1) and Aston Villa (2-0). They could continue this Wednesday to consolidate their place in the top 4.
In the next Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion, Brentford will be hoping for a victory similar to the 2-0 victory they earned in that match.
During that game, Brentford had 28% control of the ball and 7 shots on goal, with 3 of those shots hitting the target. On the opposite side of the field, Brighton & Hove Albion had 21 shots on goal, with 7 of them landing on target.
Recent matches against Brentford have often been quite entertaining affairs, with a great deal of action being the rule rather than the exception. In the last six matches that both teams have played, a total of 20 goals have been scored between them (which works out to an average of 3.33 goals per match), with 9 of the goals being attributed to Brentford.
In their most recent Premier League match, Chelsea defeated Aston Villa by a score of 0-2 to earn three points. They will bring that momentum into this game.
During that match, Chelsea held 59% of the possession and had 8 shots on goal, with 4 of those shots finding the back of the net. Aston Villa took 18 shots at the goal, but only 7 of them were on target.
The Chelsea defense has been on a roll recently, as seen by the fact that they have only given up two goals in their previous six games combined. This impressive run of form has allowed them to keep their goal differential at just a single point. In the same amount of time, their own offensive unit has been successful in scoring 13 goals.
Chelsea is winless in their last two league matches away from home, but they enter this match with a perfect record.
Injured and suspended
Brentford: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Chelsea: (N’Golo Kanté, Wesley Fofana, Reece James).
Brentford vs Chelsea Predicted XI
Brentford Predicted XI: Raya; Ajer, Pinnock, Mee, Henry; Jensen, Janelt, Onyeka; Mbeumo, Toney, Wissa.
Chelsea Predicted XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Koulibaly; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Sterling, Mount; Aubameyang.
It would appear like Chelsea will have an easier time finding the back of the net than Brentford, who will be competing against a team that has a good chance of scoring several goals.
Our prediction is that Chelsea will emerge victorious from the game with a score of 1-3 once it is all said and done.
Liverpool and West Ham compete in a moment of excellent form for both, who started badly in the league but are trying to recover. The Reds are eighth in the standings, but on Sunday they beat Manchester City after scoring seven Champions League goals against Rangers. Even though the Londoners are back from excellent results, the draw with Southampton away came after four consecutive victories between the Premier and the Europa League. Scamacca and his teammates, on the other hand, are 12th, which is not where the club wants to be right now.
In their last six matches, Liverpool have not had any trouble scoring, as they have found the back of the net in every single one of those encounters.
In that span of time, they have scored a total of 17 goals for themselves, while they have allowed just 8 goals to be scored against them. The question that has to be answered is whether or not that pattern will be observed here.
Liverpool enter this encounter having not suffered a defeat in either of their previous two league matches played at Anfield.
The match that came before this one, which was a Premier League match between West Ham United and Southampton, ended in a 1-1 draw.
During that game, West Ham United had 61% of possession of the ball and 25 shots on goal, with just 4 of those shots finding the target. The odds were in Southampton’s favor, as they had ten shots on goal, eight of which were on target.
The West Ham United defense players have put together a string of stellar performances, which has led to a reduction in the number of goals their team has let up over the course of their most recent six matches, which now stands at just four. In that amount of time, their own offensive unit has been successful in scoring 9 goals.
Injured and suspended
Liverpool: (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keïta, Joel Matip, Luis Díaz, Arthur Melo).
West Ham United: (Nayef Aguerd)
Liverpool vs West Ham United Predicted XI
Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson, Milner, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Alcantara, Fabinho, Elliot, Salah, Firmino, Carvalho.
West Ham United Predicted XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Johnson, Kehrer, Cresswell, Souček, Rice, Bowen, Paquetá, Emerson, Scamacca.
We have a feeling that West Ham United would be dismayed if they were unable to score against Liverpool, but it’s possible that they won’t allow as many goals as Liverpool does to them in return.
We anticipate Liverpool will have a slim lead, 2-1, after the first 90 minutes of play. It will be fascinating to observe how this particular scenario plays out.
It’s the clash of extremes that will take place this Wednesday at the Manuel Martinez Valero stadium between Elche and Real Madrid, leader of the championship. This formation of Elche is suffering at the start of the season since the latter has only gleaned 3 points (3 draws) out of 27 distributed. After a long series of defeats (5) between August 27 and October 3, Elche capitalized with 2 points against Mallorca (1-1) and Valencia (2-2) in the last two days of La Liga.
The reception of the Madrid club could cause the last of the class to relapse, especially since Real remains on 2 successes in Elche last season in La Liga (2-1) and in the King’s Cup (2-1). Real just beat FC Barcelona (3-1) at home in the Clasico this Sunday and saw its striker Karim Benzema find the net after a long period of ineffectiveness of more than a month and a half. The formation of Ancelotti has just aligned a 16th match without defeat but above all confirms the recent performances against Shakhtar Donetsk (2-1 and 1-1) in the Champions League and Getafe (1-0).
With 25 points taken out of 27 in play, Real Madrid only lost 2 points against Osasuna (1-1) at the Santiago Bernabeu and are on a current series of 5 away wins in La Liga (Almeria, Celta Vigo, Espanyol Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Getafe). Nothing seems to stop the Madrid steamroller for two months of competition.
Elche CF got ready for this game after drawing 2-2 with Valencia in their last La Liga match.
Elche CF had 39% possession of the ball during that game and had 8 shots on goal, with 6 of them finding the target. Twenty of Valencia’s shots were sent toward the goal, but only eight of them were successful.
In recent times, matches involving Elche CF have typically been entertaining ones, with heavy scoring expected to be predicted. Over the course of their most recent half-dozen head-to-head contests, a combined total of 21 goals has been scored by both teams (which works out to an average of 3.5 goals per game), with Elche CF contributing 5 of these goals.
Elche CF are coming into this match having lost each of their previous four matches at home in league play.
The statistics speak for themselves, and they show that Real Madrid have allowed opponents to score in 5 of their previous 6 matches, with a total of 5 goals being scored by their rivals. When it comes to defense, Real Madrid unquestionably has room for improvement.
Prior to this match, Real Madrid had not lost any of their previous six league matches played away from home.
Injured and suspended
Elche: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Real Madrid: (Dani Ceballos)
Elche CF vs Real Madrid Predicted XI
Elche Predicted XI: Badia, Josan, Palacios, Roco, Verdú, Clerc, Collado, Guti, Mascarell, Morente, Milla.
Real Madrid Predicted XI: Lunin, Carvajal, Militão, Alaba, Mendy, Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos, Valverde, Benzema, Júnior.
Real Madrid are expected to have a significant advantage in possession of the ball and could be rewarded with several good scoring opportunities as a result.
On the other hand, Elche CF won’t have it easy when it comes to having success in front of the net.
As a result, we anticipate that Real Madrid will cruise to a very easy victory of 0-2 when the game has been played for its full duration.
Tottenham to try to get closer to the top of the table, and Manchester United to catch the big train. It’s time for a big match in the Premier League, where Conte is second at minus four from leaders Arsenal and the Red Devils are fifth at minus three from Chelsea. The Italian coach has built a solid team that seems to be destined to fight all the way for the title. Ten Hag has instead solved some of United’s problems, and after a nightmare start to the season, he got back on track, even if in the last days of the championship he has suffered two bad stops.
In recent times, games that include Manchester United have frequently been entertaining, with a high number of goals scored being more typical than the exception. In the previous half-dozen meetings between these two teams, a total of 20 goals were scored (an average of 3.33 goals per match), with Manchester United scoring 11 of them.We will simply have to wait and watch whether or not that pattern will carry over into the next match that we play.
Prior to this matchup, Manchester United’s previous three games against Tottenham Hotspur ended in a draw, meaning they neither won nor lost the match.
Injured and suspended
Manchester United: (Donny van de Beek, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Anthony Martial).
Tottenham Hotspur: (Japhet Tanganga, Dejan Kulusevski)
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur Predicted XI
Manchester United Predicted XI: De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Martínez, Shaw, Casemiro, McTominay, Matheus, Fernandes, Rashford, Ronaldo.
Tottenham Hotspur Predicted XI: Lloris, Romero, Dier, Davies, Doherty, Bissouma, Højbjerg, Bentancur, Perisic, Son, Kane.
Tottenham Hotspur may have a difficult time scoring against Manchester United, a club that we believe should win the game and may even keep a clean sheet, according to our assessment. We think it will be difficult for Tottenham Hotspur to even get on the scoreboard.
Because of this, we think the game will be close, with Manchester United winning 1-0 after ninety minutes.
In the week dedicated to the European cup break, at the Emirates Stadium in London, the match of the second day of the Europa League between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven is recovered. It was not played in September due to mourning decided in memory of the recently deceased Queen Elizabeth.
Arsenal is in excellent form, the one who takes the field in front of the friendly public, first in the Premier League with 4 points ahead of Manchester City-Tottenham and first in Group A of the Europa League with full points. The Gunners, who also won 0-1 on the field of Leeds United in the final round of the championship, extended their winning streak to 7 in all competitions. Ruud van Nistelrooy’s PSV, who are chasing two points in the group, won the last league game by beating Utrecht 6-1 at home.
Arsenal will hope to pick up right where they left off from their previous match, which was a 1-0 triumph over Leeds United in the Premier League.
Arsenal had 53% possession of the ball during that game and 9 shots on goal, with 4 of them finding the back of the net. In all, Leeds United had 16 shots on goal; just four of them were successful.
Arsenal have scored at least one goal in each and every one of their previous six matches, demonstrating that they are in a consistent run of goalscoring form.
During that time span, they have accumulated a total of 14 claims while making only 3 concessions. The question now is whether or not that pattern will continue into the next match that we play.
Injured and suspended
Arsenal: (Mohamed Elneny, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Emile Smith Rowe).
PSV Eindhoven: (Luuk de Jong, Mauro Júnior, Marco van Ginkel, Yorbe Vertessen, Olivier Boscagli, Ismael Saibari, Noni Madueke)
Arsenal vs PSV Eindhoven Hotspur Predicted XI
Arsenal Predicted XI: Turner; Cedric, Holding, Tomiyasu, Tierney; Xhaka, Lokonga; Marquinhos, Vieira, Nelson; Nketiah.
PSV Eindhoven Predicted XI: Benitez; Mwene, Ramalho, Obispo, Max; Sangare, Veerman, Til; Gakpo, Simons, El-Ghazi.
Arsenal will probably have the ball most of the time in this game and create a number of scoring chances for themselves.
However, there is a possibility that PSV Eindhoven will have a difficult time generating scoring opportunities, but we believe it is more probable that they will also receive a sufficient number of opportunities to score.
At the end of the game, we anticipate that Arsenal will cruise to an easy victory by a score of 2-0.
As part of the midweek action in La Liga, Barcelona will take on Villarreal at Camp Nou. After suffering a setback at Real Madrid, when they were defeated by the reigning Ballon d’Or winner Benzema, the home team has a responsibility to get back to winning, as they are currently only three points behind the leaders. Villarreal, as is their customary pattern, are hovering about the seventh spot, and they could be content with a draw.
When playing at home in the league, Barcelona have followed a rather predictable path: four games, three victories, eight goals scored, and zero goals surrendered. A defense that had trouble in the most recent matches against Inter and Real, but that nevertheless maintains a considerably greater performance in Catalonia than they do everywhere else. While Villarreal’s performance is the polar opposite of Barcelona’s, with the former scoring more goals and taking more shots at home, Villarreal’s away performance often consists of a more flamboyant style of play that ultimately leads to a higher number of goals scored. As a consequence of this, the statistics at the Camp Nou indicate that there should be a limited number of goals, despite the fact that we are aware that the action on the field will be able to say differently.
After suffering a defeat to Real Madrid by a score of 3-1 in their most recent La Liga match, Barcelona will be hoping for a better outcome this time around.
During that game, Barcelona held possession for 57% of the time and had 18 shots on goal, with 5 of them finding the target. On the other hand, Real Madrid had eight shots on goal, with four of them landing on target.
The Barcelona squad captained by Xavi Hernández has netted a total of nine goals over the course of their most recent six matches, which results in an average of 1.5 goals scored per game for the club.
Before this match, Barcelona had not been defeated in any of their previous four league matches played at their own stadium.
Villarreal are coming into this matchup on the heels of a victory in their most recent La Liga match, a 2-0 victory over Osasuna.
During that game, Villarreal had 58% control of the ball and 11 shots on goal, with 8 of those shots hitting the target. Osasuna had a total of 14 shots on goal, but only 3 of them were on target.
As a result of the Villarreal defenders’ impressive play during the course of the team’s most recent six matches, the Villarreal offense has only conceded two goals during this stretch. In the same time frame, their own offensive unit was able to rack up 9 points.
Prior to this matchup, Villarreal had not won a league game away from their stadium in any of the previous four matches.
Injured and suspended
Barcelona: (Héctor Bellerín, Andreas Christensen, Memphis Depay, Ronald Araújo).
Villarreal: (Gerard Moreno)
Barcelona vs Villarreal Predicted XI
Barcelona Predicted XI: ter Stegen, Roberto, Kounde, Garcia, Balde, Busquets, de Jong, Pedri, Raphinha, Lewandowski, Dembele.
Villarreal Predicted XI: Rulli; Femenia, Albiol, P Torres, Pedraza; Pino, Parejo, Capoue, Chukwueze; Lo Celso, Danjuma.
We think that Barcelona will have the ball most of the time and will be able to score a few goals when they have the chance.
However, it is possible that Villarreal may have a tough time scoring, but we do anticipate that they will respond with a goal at some point during this match.
As a result, we believe Barcelona will emerge victorious in the game with a score of 3-1 once it is all said and done.