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3 things to watch out for in the Gameweek 22 | Premier League 2018-19

Suman Dey
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1.86K   //    11 Jan 2019, 20:45 IST

Spurs will host United in the most anticipated game of the weekend
Spurs will host United in the most anticipated game of the weekend

Gameweek 21 of the Premier League hosted one of the most anticipated fixtures of the season as Liverpool visited Etihad with an expectation of stretching the lead between them and Manchester City to 10 points. However, the Citizens had a different vigour about them and looked desperate from the word go. Eventually, the defending champions ran out as 2-1 winners reducing the gap to just four points and blew the title race open once again. 

On the other hand, the rest of the top six except Chelsea won their respective games with United bagging their fourth victory in a row under the new manager. At the bottom, things are looking gloomy for Southampton, Fulham, and Huddersfield as all dropped points in their respective outings last time out. 

The matchday 22 also hosts one of the glamours clashes as Spurs and United come face to face in what will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first real test as caretaker boss. The game would also give Mauricio Pochettino a chance to lay down a marker against his potential future club. Apart from that, Arsenal would face West Ham in an all London derby whereas Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea have a pretty modest fixture on their hand. 

Hence, without much ado, let's look at the three things which we can look forward to from this round of fixtures. 


#3 A battle of supremacy in London

Who will conquer London this week?
Who will conquer London this week?

It would be unfair judging both sides based on their position in the league table as West Ham has enough quality in them to cause an upset at the London stadium. The likes of Marko Arnautović and Felipe Anderson are the most significant weapons Manuel Pellegrini has in his armoury which can disrupt any defensive shape. 

Arsenal, on the other hand, would be worried about Manchester United who is gradually coming back to form and are now serious challengers for the fourth place. The strikers - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are in a tremendous form which gives Unai Emery's side an edge going into the game. However, the defence is still a worry for the Gunners which might be exploited this weekend again. 

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