Premier League – Matchday 18

The second of two quickfire rounds in England! City stumbles, as Arsenal widen the gap at the top. Will big spending Chelsea fail to reach the Champions League next season?


30.12.2022West Ham0Brentford2
31.12.2022Wolves0Manchester United1
31.12.2022Bournemouth0Crystal Palace2
31.12.2022Manchester City1Everton1
1.1.2023Tottenham0Aston Villa2
1.1.2023Nottingham Forest1Chelsea1

Liverpool managed to string 2 victories together, however it wasn’t smooth sailing for the Reds, as they needed 2 own goals to turn the tie against Leicester. Man United also consolidate their good form, as substitute, Rashford, managed to bring the 3 points back to Old Trafford. The other club from Manchester, City stumbled against Everton, losing 2 crucial points in the title race. Same goes for 3rd placed Newcastle, who only managed a draw versus Leeds. Potter’s problems continue at Chelsea, as they also managed to grab only 1 point. One more than Spurs though, who lose again. Arsenal beat Brighton 4-2, to widen the gap at the top.


1Arsenal16141140 : 1443
2Manchester City16113244 : 1636
3Newcastle1797132 : 1134
4Manchester United16102424 : 2032
5Tottenham1793533 : 2530
6Liverpool1684433 : 1928
7Fulham1774629 : 2725
8Chelsea1674520 : 1825
9Brighton1673628 : 2424
10Brentford1758427 : 2723
11Crystal Palace1664617 : 2122
12Aston Villa1763819 : 2521
13Leicester17521026 : 3017
14Leeds1644823 : 2916
15Bournemouth1744918 : 3616
16Everton1736813 : 2015
17West Ham17421113 : 2214
18Nottingham Forest1735912 : 3414
19Wolves17341010 : 2613
20Southampton17331115 : 3212

Arsenal are now 7 points clear and Arteta cannot be more proud. It has been a while since the Gunners dominated the league, all the way back in the Wenger days. Still a lot of games ahead, however it’s looking great for them. City are 2nd on 36 points, two more(and a game in hand) compared to Newcastle. Man United are 4th, followed by Tottenham and Liverpool. Chelsea are surprisingly 8th, behind Fulham.

On the opposite end of the table, Southampton are last, with 12 points, one less than Wolverhampton. Forest and West Ham are both on 14, while Everton are 16th with 15 points.

Top Scorers

1E. Haaland211.59
2H. Kane130.82
3I. Toney120.75
4A. Mitrović100.81
5M. Almirón90.60

Erling Haaland continues his domination over the Top Scorers chart, with an astonishing 21 goals. He is followed by Kane on 13.

Team of the Week

Ivan Toney upfront, with the joint highest rating this round. Back to back team of the week apps for Martin Odegaard, which clearly signals how good Arsenal are doing. Liverpool are on the up, so Thiago also manages to make the team. Leeds duo at the back, with Meslier in goal and Cooper being a CB.

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