Premier League GW6 Review

Arsenal beat West Brom 2-0 on Monday night to bring GW6 of the Premier League to a close. Infogol’s Analyst will review the weekend’s action, assessing performances and not just results to paint a clearer picture.

 

 

Actual vs Expected Goal (xG) totals Premier League GW6

 

Brighton made it back-to-back home wins with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle, a game which was overshadowed by the alleged stamp of Tomer Hemed on DeAndre Yedlin. Their victory was a fortunate one though, as they once again generated very few chances. They scored from a low-probability effort, and watched Newcastle squander some very good chances.

 

Chelsea won big again, beating Stoke 4-0 away from home. Morata helped himself to a hat-trick to continue his great start to the season. The result was deserved, but the score line was harsh on Stoke, with Chelsea having just a 3.5% chance of scoring four goals from the chances they created.

 

Morata in the goals again

 

Watford gained a third successive away win thanks to a 2-1 win against Swansea, though they were fortunate to get the three points. They were second best in terms of chances created, but Richarlison struck late to secure the victory and extend their good start to the season.

 

Liverpool got back to winning ways against Leicester (3-2) but continue to showcase a defensive frailty, only a Mignolet penalty save was the difference between them winning and drawing. Manchester United won again, beating Southampton in a tight game that finished 1-0. A Lukaku goal was enough to win the game, but it was United’s worst attacking display of the season.

 

Lukaku the match winner

 

Arsenal and Everton both registered home wins against West Brom and Bournemouth respectively. Alexandre Lacazette hit two for the Gunners in a 2-0 win, while the forgotten man Oumar Niasse came in from the cold to score both goals for Everton as they came from behind to win 2-1.

 

Burnley shared a goalless draw with Huddersfield, while Manchester City ran riot against bottom side Crystal Palace, racking up over 5xG in a 5-0 success. Tottenham beat London rivals West Ham in an entertaining 3-2 win, with Harry Kane getting a brace in a deserved victory.

 

GW7 Team to BackManchester City

City have been extremely impressive so far this season, not just with their results but their process, a contrast to Chelsea whose process isn’t as good as would be expected. They face each other at Stamford Bridge in GW7, and there may be value in backing the visitors Manchester City at 6/4.

 

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