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Premier League Tipsheet: Ten of the best weekend bets from 5/6 to 4/1

Rodri, Manchester City
City's pivotal pivot

Ste Tudor highlights where the goals and three points will likely be found across the penultimate weekend of the Premier League season...


Fulham v Man City (Sat, 12:30) - Rodri the creator

After plundering four last weekend, Erling Haaland is an obvious candidate to propel City to the top of the league for 24 hours. The Striking Viking bagged a hat-trick against the Cottagers earlier this season.

Elsewhere, Kevin De Bruyne is always good for an assist while Julian Alvarez has fired two in three.

Away from individuals of course the main cause of Fulham's demise on Saturday lunchtime will be death by a thousand cuts, as Pep Guardiola's side maintains control, adjusts the rhythm of the game to their own will, and endlessly probe.

It's an approach, superbly executed, that has brought an average of 17.8 shots away from home this season, while it's also pertinent to point out that City have scored in both halves in five of their last seven away. That makes Man City/Man City a shout at 8/111.73.

Rodri too must be a consideration, City's pivotal pivot benefiting from being pushed further forward, in a similar manner to Rice at Arsenal. The Spanish midfielder has carved out six assists and a goal in his last eight displays.

With 90 minutes of graft awaiting Fulham it's worth noting that only five players have committed more fouls this term than Palhinha.


Bournemouth v Brentford (Sat, 15:00) - Third in line

It can safely be assumed that Gareth Southgate will take two out-and-out centre-forwards with him to Germany this summer, those being Harry Kane and Ollie Watkins.

What we have at the Vitality this Saturday then is the intriguing proposition of two strikers auditioning to be the back-up to the back-up, the third in line privately hoping that an injury occurs between now and June. Just a hamstring strain. Nothing serious.

Ivan Toney's sustained goal drought has done him no favours in this regard, the Bees hit-man now goalless in nine starts and a cameo off the bench.

In contrast, Dominic Solanke has not gone more than three games without notching all season.

Bournemouth have only lost twice at home since October - to Liverpool and Manchester City - and are fancied here to prevail over an out-of-sorts Brentford who have drawn four in seven.

The hosts should certainly be backed to win out at set-pieces, boasting the fourth highest number of corners this term. In their last five at home they have averaged 8.8 per 90.


Everton v Sheff Utd (Sat, 15:00) - Surprise, surprise

The Blades have hemorrhaged 100 goals across a miserable campaign, with 16 of them coming in their last four fixtures.

The Toffees meanwhile have only conceded once in their last four, and have the second highest number of clean sheets in the top-flight.

Surely this all equates to one-way traffic?

But wait, because up front Sean Dyche's men have too often been found wanting, converting just 38 goals from 51.9 xG.

The visitors meanwhile have scored in eight of their last nine, striking twice at the Vitality Stadium and Old Trafford. It's notable too that Ben Brereton has scored every 158 mins in 2023/24.

With their seasons over bar the shouting, don't be surprised to be surprised at what might transpire at Goodison.


Newcastle v Brighton (Sat, 15:00) - Home advantage

The Seagulls have won only twice on the road since September, both against bottom six opposition, while home and away their goals have dried up of late.

Roberto De Zerbi's side haven't scored more than a single goal in any of their last ten games, failing to score in half of them.

Joao Pedro's rediscovery of where the net is bodes well, the Brazilian notching his first last weekend post-injury. All told, the 22-year-old has taken on 3.3 shots per 90 this term.

Brighton also have the muscle memory of beating the Magpies earlier in the campaign, bossing every meaningful stat.

That aside though, all of the positives reside with the hosts who have repeatedly proven they have the ways and means to pummel teams into submission at St James Park.

In seven of their 18 there this term they have racked up 4+ goals and Alexander Isak certainly enjoys home advantage, scoring in each of his last seven games in the North-East.

English Premier League - Top 8 Shots On Target

Player Team Apps Shots On target SoT/90*
Enes Ünal Bournemouth 16 11 3.1
Matt Ritchie Newcastle 13 4 3
Erling Haaland Man City 31 59 2.1
Darwin Núñez Liverpool 36 46 2
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 32 56 2
Ansu Fati Brighton 19 11 1.9
Callum Wilson Newcastle 20 21 1.9
Christopher Nkunku Chelsea 11 9 1.8
Emile Smith Rowe Arsenal 13 7 1.8
Adama Traoré Fulham 17 7 1.7
Alexander Isak Newcastle 30 43 1.7
David Brooks Bournemouth 13 5 1.6
Benson Manuel Burnley 8 2 1.6
Cole Palmer Man City 34 46 1.6
Diogo Jota Liverpool 21 20 1.6
Ben Brereton Sheff Utd 14 19 1.5
Rodrigo Muniz Fulham 26 27 1.5
Julio Enciso Brighton 12 8 1.5
Richarlison Tottenham 28 25 1.5
Phil Foden Man City 35 48 1.5
Eberechi Eze Crystal Palace 27 34 1.5
Michael Olise Crystal Palace 19 21 1.5
Carlos Vinícius Fulham 13 5 1.5
Matheus Cunha Wolves 32 38 1.4
Arnaut Danjuma Everton 14 9 1.4
Keane Lewis-Potter Brentford 30 22 1.4
Ivan Toney Brentford 17 22 1.4
Jhon Durán Aston Villa 23 7 1.4
Harvey Barnes Newcastle 21 12 1.4
Julián Álvarez Man City 36 40 1.4
Antoine Semenyo Bournemouth 33 31 1.3
Evan Ferguson Brighton 27 20 1.3
Nicolas Jackson Chelsea 35 41 1.3
Cody Gakpo Liverpool 35 24 1.3
Ollie Watkins Aston Villa 37 47 1.3
Chris Wood Nottm Forest 31 26 1.3
Dominic Calvert-Lewin Everton 32 31 1.3
Neal Maupay Everton 31 20 1.3
Kevin De Bruyne Man City 18 17 1.2
Beto Everton 30 13 1.2
Son Heung-Min Tottenham 35 40 1.2
Leandro Trossard Arsenal 34 22 1.2
Oliver McBurnie Sheff Utd 21 17 1.2
Bruno Fernandes Man Utd 35 41 1.2
Luis Sinisterra Bournemouth 20 9 1.2
Luke Berry Luton 17 4 1.2
Gabriel Jesus Arsenal 27 19 1.2
Jacob Bruun Larsen Burnley 32 16 1.2
Harvey Elliott Liverpool 34 17 1.1
João Pedro Brighton 31 26 1.1
Jean-Philippe Mateta Crystal Palace 35 29 1.1
Bukayo Saka Arsenal 35 37 1.1
Sasa Kalajdzic Wolves 11 2 1.1
Noni Madueke Chelsea 23 13 1.1
Jarrod Bowen West Ham 34 37 1.1
Odsonne Édouard Crystal Palace 30 19 1.1
Raúl Jiménez Fulham 24 17 1.1
Giovani Lo Celso Tottenham 22 6 1.1
Facundo Pellistri Man Utd 9 2 1.1
Luis Díaz Liverpool 37 32 1.1
Antony Man Utd 29 16 1.1
Kevin Schade Brentford 11 4 1.1
Nicolò Zaniolo Aston Villa 25 10 1.1
Jérémy Doku Man City 29 19 1.1
Dominic Solanke Bournemouth 38 39 1.1
Fábio Silva Wolves 8 3 1
David Datro Fofana Burnley 15 10 1
Eddie Nketiah Arsenal 27 12 1
Zeki Amdouni Burnley 34 22 1
Raheem Sterling Chelsea 31 22 1
Alejandro Garnacho Man Utd 36 28 1
Nathan Fraser Wolves 7 2 1
Gabriel Martinelli Arsenal 35 22 1
Carlton Morris Luton 38 31 1
Callum Hudson-Odoi Nottm Forest 29 20 1
Solly March Brighton 7 6 1
Anthony Gordon Newcastle 35 31 1
James Maddison Tottenham 28 23 1
Kai Havertz Arsenal 37 28 1
Moussa Diaby Aston Villa 38 23 0.9
Taiwo Awoniyi Nottm Forest 20 11 0.9
Yoane Wissa Brentford 34 26 0.9
Amad Diallo Man Utd 9 4 0.9
Pablo Sarabia Wolves 30 18 0.9
Danny Ings West Ham 20 4 0.9
Youssef Chermiti Everton 18 2 0.9
William Osula Sheff Utd 21 8 0.9
Bryan Mbeumo Brentford 25 20 0.9
Elijah Adebayo Luton 28 15 0.9
Kaoru Mitoma Brighton 19 15 0.9
Scott McTominay Man Utd 32 19 0.9
Justin Kluivert Bournemouth 33 20 0.9
Simon Adingra Brighton 31 22 0.9
Jay Rodríguez Burnley 21 8 0.9
Cauley Woodrow Luton 24 4 0.9
Saïd Benrahma West Ham 13 6 0.9
Rasmus Højlund Man Utd 30 21 0.9
Joe Willock Newcastle 9 4 0.9
Anthony Elanga Nottm Forest 36 23 0.9
Danny Welbeck Brighton 29 16 0.8
Marcus Rashford Man Utd 33 21 0.8
Jack Hinshelwood Brighton 12 8 0.8
Michael Keane Everton 9 4 0.8
Maxwel Cornet West Ham 7 1 0.8
Brennan Johnson Nottm Forest 35 21 0.8
Anthony Martial Man Utd 13 4 0.8
Carney Chukwuemeka Chelsea 9 2 0.8
Shandon Baptiste Brentford 10 2 0.8
Lyle Foster Burnley 24 17 0.8
Matheus França Crystal Palace 10 2 0.8
Rhian Brewster Sheff Utd 13 3 0.8
Lewis Dobbin Everton 12 2 0.8
Willian Fulham 31 18 0.8
Abdoulaye Doucouré Everton 32 23 0.8
Giovanni Reyna Nottm Forest 9 2 0.8
Leon Bailey Aston Villa 35 18 0.8
Dejan Kulusevski Tottenham 36 24 0.8
Timo Werner Tottenham 13 7 0.8
Alex Iwobi Everton 32 20 0.8
Hwang Hee-Chan Wolves 29 18 0.8
Leander Dendoncker Aston Villa 8 1 0.8
Marcus Tavernier Bournemouth 30 18 0.8
Jacob Murphy Newcastle 21 10 0.8
Michail Antonio West Ham 26 14 0.7
Jeffrey Schlupp Crystal Palace 29 11 0.7
Harry Wilson Fulham 35 13 0.7
André Gomes Everton 12 4 0.7
Pedro Neto Wolves 20 12 0.7
Jordan Ayew Crystal Palace 35 20 0.7
Morgan Rogers Aston Villa 11 5 0.7
Frank Onyeka Brentford 26 9 0.7
Hannibal Mejbri Man Utd 5 1 0.7
Mykhailo Mudryk Chelsea 31 12 0.7
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi Crystal Palace 6 1 0.7
Rodri Man City 34 22 0.7
Martin Ødegaard Arsenal 35 23 0.7
Yehor Yarmoliuk Brentford 27 5 0.7
Anis Ben Slimane Sheff Utd 15 3 0.7
Ross Barkley Luton 32 19 0.7
Enzo Fernández Chelsea 28 16 0.7
Tawanda Chirewa Wolves 8 1 0.6
Pablo Fornals West Ham 15 3 0.6
Ryan Gravenberch Liverpool 26 8 0.6
Dominik Szoboszlai Liverpool 33 15 0.6
Chiedozie Ogbene Luton 30 14 0.6
Joelinton Newcastle 20 9 0.6
Fábio Vieira Arsenal 11 2 0.6
Mohammed Kudus West Ham 33 17 0.6
Oscar Bobb Man City 14 2 0.6
Anass Zaroury Burnley 6 1 0.6
Pape Sarr Tottenham 34 14 0.6
Divock Origi Nottm Forest 20 4 0.6
Wilson Odobert Burnley 29 14 0.6
Facundo Buonanotte Brighton 27 9 0.6
Jaidon Anthony Bournemouth 3 1 0.6
Valentín Barco Brighton 6 2 0.6
Jacob Brown Luton 20 7 0.6
Pascal Groß Brighton 36 20 0.6
Declan Rice Arsenal 38 20 0.6
Miguel Almirón Newcastle 33 12 0.6
Matty Cash Aston Villa 29 13 0.5
Andreas Pereira Fulham 37 16 0.5
Mario Lemina Wolves 35 18 0.5
Josko Gvardiol Man City 28 14 0.5
Naouirou Ahamada Crystal Palace 20 2 0.5
James Ward-Prowse West Ham 37 18 0.5
Cameron Archer Aston Villa 30 11 0.5
Jacob Ramsey Aston Villa 16 5 0.5
Bernardo Silva Man City 33 15 0.5
Andros Townsend Luton 27 7 0.5
Philip Billing Bournemouth 29 8 0.5
Conor Gallagher Chelsea 37 18 0.5
Dango Ouattara Bournemouth 30 7 0.5
Douglas Luiz Aston Villa 35 17 0.5
Bobby De Cordova-Reid Fulham 33 8 0.5
Sean Longstaff Newcastle 35 15 0.5
Tom Cairney Fulham 34 8 0.5
John McGinn Aston Villa 35 16 0.5
Ben Chilwell Chelsea 13 4 0.5
Conor Bradley Liverpool 11 4 0.5
Tomás Soucek West Ham 37 15 0.5
Jean-Ricner Bellegarde Wolves 22 5 0.5
Dwight McNeil Everton 35 15 0.5
João Palhinha Fulham 33 14 0.5
Lewis Hall Newcastle 18 4 0.5
Curtis Jones Liverpool 23 6 0.5
Gustavo Hamer Sheff Utd 36 15 0.5
Luca Koleosho Burnley 15 5 0.5
Kalvin Phillips Man City 12 2 0.5
Manor Solomon Tottenham 5 1 0.5
Jóhann Gudmundsson Burnley 26 6 0.5
Jack Grealish Man City 20 5 0.4
Ian Maatsen Chelsea 12 1 0.4
Bryan Gil Tottenham 11 1 0.4
Rodrigo Bentancur Tottenham 23 5 0.4
Rico Lewis Man City 16 4 0.4
Alfie Gilchrist Chelsea 11 1 0.4
James McAtee Man City 31 9 0.4
Fred Onyedinma Luton 8 2 0.4
Bruno Guimarães Newcastle 37 16 0.4
Jakub Moder Brighton 17 3 0.4
Elliot Anderson Newcastle 21 5 0.4
Josh Brownhill Burnley 33 11 0.4
Álex Moreno Aston Villa 21 5 0.4
Pervis Estupiñán Brighton 19 6 0.4
Cheikhou Kouyaté Nottm Forest 12 1 0.4
Matheus Nunes Wolves 19 4 0.4
Mikkel Damsgaard Brentford 23 4 0.4
Morgan Gibbs-White Nottm Forest 37 15 0.4
Tom Davies Sheff Utd 9 1 0.4
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg Tottenham 36 6 0.4
Sandro Tonali Newcastle 8 2 0.4
Casemiro Man Utd 25 9 0.4
Ryan Christie Bournemouth 37 13 0.4
Virgil van Dijk Liverpool 36 14 0.4
Oliver Norwood Sheff Utd 27 6 0.4
Lewis Dunk Brighton 33 12 0.4
Lucas Paquetá West Ham 31 11 0.4
Willy-Arnaud Boly Nottm Forest 20 6 0.4
Andy Robertson Liverpool 23 7 0.4
Jack Harrison Everton 29 9 0.4
Nicolás Domínguez Nottm Forest 26 6 0.4
Ryan Giles Luton 11 2 0.4
Alex Scott Bournemouth 23 4 0.4
Jayden Bogle Sheff Utd 34 11 0.4
Danilo Nottm Forest 29 7 0.4
Reiss Nelson Arsenal 15 1 0.4
Pedro Porro Tottenham 35 12 0.3
Aaron Ramsey Burnley 14 2 0.3
Carlos Baleba Brighton 27 5 0.3
Jefferson Lerma Crystal Palace 28 9 0.3
Armando Broja Chelsea 21 2 0.3
Ben Johnson West Ham 14 2 0.3
Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool 28 8 0.3
Youri Tielemans Aston Villa 32 6 0.3
Idrissa Gueye Everton 25 7 0.3
James Garner Everton 37 11 0.3
Gabriel Magalhães Arsenal 36 11 0.3
Cristian Romero Tottenham 33 10 0.3
Ben Godfrey Everton 15 4 0.3
Ryan Yates Nottm Forest 35 7 0.3
Tahith Chong Luton 33 7 0.3
Christian Eriksen Man Utd 22 4 0.3
Alexis Mac Allister Liverpool 33 9 0.3
Harry Toffolo Nottm Forest 23 5 0.3
Hannes Delcroix Burnley 12 2 0.3
Rayan Aït-Nouri Wolves 33 8 0.3
Jarell Quansah Liverpool 17 4 0.3
Lorenz Assignon Burnley 15 4 0.3
Mateo Kovacic Man City 30 5 0.3
Jakub Kiwior Arsenal 20 3 0.3
Mathias Jensen Brentford 32 7 0.3
Rúben Dias Man City 30 8 0.3
Tosin Adarabioyo Fulham 20 5 0.3
Jordan Clark Luton 23 4 0.3
João Gomes Wolves 34 8 0.3
Victor Lindelöf Man Utd 19 4 0.3
Fabian Schär Newcastle 36 9 0.3
Amadou Onana Everton 30 6 0.3
Malo Gusto Chelsea 27 5 0.3
Ameen Al Dakhil Burnley 13 3 0.3
Christian Nørgaard Brentford 31 7 0.3
Saman Ghoddos Brentford 19 2 0.2
Alfie Doughty Luton 37 8 0.2
Sasa Lukic Fulham 24 3 0.2
Ben White Arsenal 37 8 0.2
Matt Doherty Wolves 30 3 0.2
Takehiro Tomiyasu Arsenal 22 3 0.2
Emerson Royal Tottenham 22 3 0.2
Bénie Traoré Sheff Utd 8 1 0.2
Kobbie Mainoo Man Utd 24 5 0.2
Thomas Partey Arsenal 14 2 0.2
Jan Paul van Hecke Brighton 28 6 0.2
Mads Andersen Luton 8 1 0.2
Lewis Miley Newcastle 17 3 0.2
Tommy Doyle Wolves 26 3 0.2
Kurt Zouma West Ham 33 7 0.2
Milos Kerkez Bournemouth 29 5 0.2
Neco Williams Nottm Forest 26 4 0.2
Nathan Aké Man City 29 5 0.2
Josh Cullen Burnley 25 5 0.2
Reece Burke Luton 22 4 0.2
Yves Bissouma Tottenham 28 5 0.2
Reece James Chelsea 10 1 0.2
Adam Lallana Brighton 25 2 0.2
Billy Gilmour Brighton 30 5 0.2
Joachim Andersen Crystal Palace 38 8 0.2
Hjalmar Ekdal Burnley 8 1 0.2
Vitaly Janelt Brentford 38 7 0.2
Craig Dawson Wolves 25 5 0.2
Vinicius Souza Sheff Utd 36 6 0.2
Marc Cucurella Chelsea 21 4 0.2
Diogo Dalot Man Utd 36 7 0.2
Mahmoud Dahoud Brighton 9 1 0.2
Nuno Tavares Nottm Forest 8 1 0.2
Dan Burn Newcastle 33 6 0.2
Kristoffer Ajer Brentford 28 4 0.2
Cheick Doucouré Crystal Palace 11 2 0.2
Nayef Aguerd West Ham 21 4 0.2
Murillo Nottm Forest 32 6 0.2
Antonee Robinson Fulham 37 7 0.2
Andre Brooks Sheff Utd 20 2 0.2
Trevoh Chalobah Chelsea 13 2 0.2
Destiny Udogie Tottenham 28 5 0.2
Jack Robinson Sheff Utd 34 6 0.2
John Egan Sheff Utd 6 1 0.2
Pau Torres Aston Villa 29 5 0.2
Vitalii Mykolenko Everton 28 5 0.2
Konstantinos Mavropanos West Ham 19 3 0.2
Manuel Akanji Man City 30 5 0.2
Mason Mount Man Utd 14 1 0.2
Timothy Castagne Fulham 34 5 0.2
Joël Veltman Brighton 27 3 0.2
Anel Ahmedhodzic Sheff Utd 31 5 0.2
John Stones Man City 16 2 0.2
Yasser Larouci Sheff Utd 11 1 0.2
Ben Davies Tottenham 17 2 0.2
Zanka Brentford 14 2 0.2
Harry Maguire Man Utd 22 3 0.2
Toti Gomes Wolves 35 5 0.2
Maximilian Kilman Wolves 38 6 0.2
Wataru Endo Liverpool 29 3 0.2
Oleksandr Zinchenko Arsenal 27 3 0.2
Clément Lenglet Aston Villa 14 2 0.2
Marcos Senesi Bournemouth 32 4 0.2
Dara O'Shea Burnley 33 5 0.2
Vitinho Burnley 32 4 0.2
Levi Colwill Chelsea 23 3 0.2
Lucas Digne Aston Villa 33 4 0.1
Chris Mepham Bournemouth 10 1 0.1
Ezri Konsa Aston Villa 35 5 0.1
Teden Mengi Luton 30 4 0.1
Ethan Pinnock Brentford 29 4 0.1
Thiago Silva Chelsea 31 4 0.1
Will Hughes Crystal Palace 30 3 0.1
Ben Mee Brentford 16 2 0.1
Axel Disasi Chelsea 31 4 0.1
Tino Livramento Newcastle 26 2 0.1
Harrison Reed Fulham 27 2 0.1
Albert Sambi Lokonga Luton 18 2 0.1
James Tarkowski Everton 38 5 0.1
Raphaël Varane Man Utd 22 2 0.1
Sven Botman Newcastle 17 2 0.1
Oliver Skipp Tottenham 21 1 0.1
Chris Richards Crystal Palace 26 3 0.1
Lewis Cook Bournemouth 33 4 0.1
Moisés Caicedo Chelsea 35 4 0.1
Aaron Hickey Brentford 9 1 0.1
Sergio Reguilón Man Utd 25 2 0.1
Nélson Semedo Wolves 36 4 0.1
James Milner Brighton 15 1 0.1
Jarrad Branthwaite Everton 35 4 0.1
Micky van de Ven Tottenham 27 3 0.1
Emerson West Ham 36 4 0.1
Ibrahima Konaté Liverpool 22 2 0.1
Edson Álvarez West Ham 31 3 0.1
Tyrick Mitchell Crystal Palace 37 4 0.1
Boubacar Traoré Wolves 24 1 0.1
Sèrge Aurier Nottm Forest 12 1 0.1
William Saliba Arsenal 38 4 0.1
Kenny Tete Fulham 14 1 0.1
Joe Gomez Liverpool 32 2 0.1
Amari'i Bell Luton 22 2 0.1
Luke Thomas Sheff Utd 12 1 0.1
Kyle Walker Man City 32 3 0.1
Gabriel Osho Luton 21 2 0.1
Oliver Arblaster Sheff Utd 12 1 0.1
Sander Berge Burnley 37 3 0.1
Jamaal Lascelles Newcastle 16 1 0.1
Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu Luton 27 1 0.1
Illia Zabarnyi Bournemouth 37 3 0.1
Kieran Trippier Newcastle 28 2 0.1
Ashley Young Everton 31 2 0.1
Adam Webster Brighton 15 1 0.1
Calvin Bassey Fulham 29 2 0.1
Tom Lockyer Luton 15 1 0.1
Auston Trusty Sheff Utd 32 2 0.1
Adam Wharton Crystal Palace 16 1 0.1
Nathan Collins Brentford 32 2 0.1
Benoît Badiashile Chelsea 18 1 0.1
Issa Diop Fulham 18 1 0.1
Moussa Niakhaté Nottm Forest 21 1 0.1
Tim Ream Fulham 18 1 0.1
Lloyd Kelly Bournemouth 23 1 0.1
Vladimír Coufal West Ham 36 2 0.1
Orel Mangala Nottm Forest 20 1 0.1
Boubacar Kamara Aston Villa 20 1 0.1
Ola Aina Nottm Forest 22 1 0.1
Issa Kaboré Luton 24 1 0.1
Aaron Wan-Bissaka Man Utd 22 1 0.1
Diego Carlos Aston Villa 27 1 0
Mads Roerslev Brentford 34 1 0
Charlie Taylor Burnley 28 1 0
Bernd Leno Fulham 38 0 0
André Onana Man Utd 38 0 0
Thomas Kaminski Luton 38 0 0
Jordan Pickford Everton 38 0 0
Guglielmo Vicario Tottenham 38 0 0
Mark Flekken Brentford 37 0 0
José Sá Wolves 35 0 0
Emiliano Martínez Aston Villa 34 0 0
Ederson Man City 33 0 0
Neto Bournemouth 32 0 0
David Raya Arsenal 32 0 0
Alphonse Areola West Ham 31 0 0
Wes Foderingham Sheff Utd 30 0 0
James Trafford Burnley 28 0 0
Alisson Becker Liverpool 28 0 0
Adam Smith Bournemouth 28 0 0
Joel Ward Crystal Palace 26 0 0
Marc Guéhi Crystal Palace 25 0 0
Ben Osborn Sheff Utd 24 0 0
Jorginho Arsenal 24 0 0
Igor Julio Brighton 24 0 0
Martin Dúbravka Newcastle 23 0 0
Djordje Petrovic Chelsea 23 0 0
Jonny Evans Man Utd 23 0 0
Hugo Bueno Wolves 22 0 0
Bart Verbruggen Brighton 21 0 0
Sofyan Amrabat Man Utd 21 0 0
Sam Johnstone Crystal Palace 20 0 0
Max Aarons Bournemouth 20 0 0
Nathan Patterson Everton 20 0 0
Nathaniel Clyne Crystal Palace 19 0 0
Tariq Lamptey Brighton 19 0 0
Dean Henderson Man Utd 18 0 0
Jason Steele Brighton 17 0 0
Matt Turner Nottm Forest 17 0 0
Ibrahim Sangaré Nottm Forest 17 0 0
Emil Krafth Newcastle 17 0 0
Robert Sánchez Chelsea 16 0 0
Mike Trésor Burnley 16 0 0
Maxime Esteve Burnley 16 0 0
Daniel Muñoz Crystal Palace 16 0 0
Matz Sels Nottm Forest 16 0 0
Nick Pope Newcastle 15 0 0
Jordan Beyer Burnley 15 0 0
Gonzalo Montiel Nottm Forest 14 0 0
Connor Roberts Burnley 14 0 0
Kostas Tsimikas Liverpool 13 0 0
George Baldock Sheff Utd 13 0 0
Marvelous Nakamba Luton 13 0 0
Lesley Ugochukwu Chelsea 12 0 0
Nathan Redmond Burnley 12 0 0
Luke Shaw Man Utd 12 0 0
Santiago Bueno Wolves 12 0 0
Séamus Coleman Everton 12 0 0
Joe Rothwell Bournemouth 11 0 0
Aaron Cresswell West Ham 11 0 0
Lisandro Martínez Man Utd 11 0 0
Angelo Ogbonna West Ham 11 0 0
Andrew Omobamidele Nottm Forest 11 0 0
Arijanet Muric Burnley 10 0 0
Max Lowe Sheff Utd 10 0 0
Caoimhín Kelleher Liverpool 10 0 0
Lukasz Fabianski West Ham 10 0 0
Joël Matip Liverpool 10 0 0
Mason Holgate Sheff Utd 10 0 0
Daiki Hashioka Luton 10 0 0
Stefan Ortega Man City 9 0 0
Jairo Riedewald Crystal Palace 9 0 0
David Ozoh Crystal Palace 9 0 0
Tim Iroegbunam Aston Villa 9 0 0
Radu Dragusin Tottenham 9 0 0
Ivo Grbic Sheff Utd 9 0 0
Chris Basham Sheff Utd 8 0 0
Willy Kambwala Man Utd 8 0 0
Joe Worrall Nottm Forest 7 0 0
Felipe Nottm Forest 7 0 0
Aaron Ramsdale Arsenal 6 0 0
Scott McKenna Nottm Forest 5 0 0
Calum Chambers Aston Villa 5 0 0
Rico Henry Brentford 5 0 0
Robin Olsen Aston Villa 5 0 0
Dan Bentley Wolves 5 0 0
Odysseas Vlachodimos Nottm Forest 5 0 0
Rhys Norrington-Davies Sheff Utd 5 0 0
Eric Dier Tottenham 4 0 0
Mark Travers Bournemouth 4 0 0
Odeluga Offiah Brighton 4 0 0
Tyler Adams Bournemouth 3 0 0
Leon Chiwome Wolves 3 0 0
Andrei Radu Bournemouth 2 0 0
Thomas Strakosha Brentford 2 0 0
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Speaking of Isak, his fledgling partnership with Callum Wilson - trialed to good effect last season and once again last Saturday - should strike fear into defenders great and good.

Both forwards are in the top six for shots on target this season. In his last outing against Burnley, the Swede tested the keeper on three occasions.


Tottenham v Burnley (Sat, 15:00) - In need of repair

Anything other than three points will see the Clarets make a swift return to the Championship and though victory in North London feels like a tall order, we must factor in that Spurs are in horrible shape right now.

Four defeats back-to-back has seen them ship in 13 and furthermore it's shone a great big spotlight on two flaws that have long hindered them.

Spurs are woeful at defending set pieces, conceding 14 times from dead-ball situations in 2023/24. And no other team have lost possession more in their defensive third.

Can Burnley take advantage of such failings? Certainly Postecoglou's creation looks broken and will need repairing over the summer, but Son Heung-min is a genuine threat to the visitors' survival hopes. Bagging a hat-trick when they last met in September the forward has eight goal involvements from prior encounters.

Goals are the way to go here, and a fair few of them. Both teams have scored in eight of Burnley's last nine games while Tottenham's fixtures this season have produced an average of 3.6.


West Ham v Luton (Sat, 15:00) - Down fighting

A defeat would all-but-condemn the Hatters to the drop so expect them to play to their strengths, with plenty of ambition and intent shown down the flanks.

The return of Elijah Adebayo is a big plus for Rob Edwards and it's not a coincidence that 40% of the striker's goals this season have come from headers. Luton have fired over 801 crosses all told, a league high.

It naturally follows too that Luton have amassed a high volume of corners this term.

Another well-known trope associated with the relegation strugglers is that they score regularly late-on, but they have notched inside 20 minutes at St James Park, Anfield, the Vitality Stadium and at Spurs in 2024. It may therefore be pertinent that only Burnley and Sheffield United have conceded more first-half goals than the Hammers in 2023/24.

Whether they have the wherewithal to maintain a lead however remains to be seen, with Mohammed Kudus' 4.6 successful dribbles per 90 surpassed only by Jeremy Doku and Jarrod Bowen boasting four in his last five at home.

Heartache possibly awaits.


Wolves v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00) - Polar opposites

A heavy defeat to little resistance at the Etihad last week has done little to dissuade those who believe Wolves' race is run. Gary O'Neil's men has been second-best in duels won in four of their last five fixtures, against City considerably so.

Rash tackles have took the place of committed ones, as evidenced by Nelson Semedo picking up five bookings in his last 10. Wolves have averaged 3.2 yellows per game since their poor run began at the end of March.

A very different narrative applies to Palace whose season figuratively began only three months ago when Oliver Glasner took charge and put them on the front foot.

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Benefiting hugely from this more offensive approach, an attacking trio of Olise, Eze and Mateta are running amok, the latter in especially prolific mood. The French striker boasts six goals in six.

With Wolves porous in recent weeks an away victory is fancied, though don't discount a late consolation. Palace have conceded the most top-flight goals this term (10) in added-on time.


Nottingham Forest v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30) - Look at the stars

Forest are unfortunate to face Chelsea in possibly their best moment of the season, after seeing off Spurs and West Ham, both times to nil. Clawing back a two-goal deficit at Villa Park is not to be sniffed at either.

Yet the Blues remain unpredictable on the road, with an inability to keep clean sheets away from the Bridge. They last managed to do so on October 2nd.

A win for the Tricky Trees will either guarantee safety or virtually secure it and their player to watch is Morgan Gibbs-White, creator of big chances every 2.3 games. Callum Hudson-Odoi is coming into form too.

As for the Blues, besides Cole Palmer's obvious threats, Noni Madueke is averaging 3.3 successful dribbles per 90 while Nicolas Jackson has six goal involvements in five.

For all of their recent improvements, Chelsea's discipline problems cannot be overlooked.

They have already picked up the second most cautions in Premier League history. Four more at the weekend and they accrue a very unwelcome record.


Man United v Arsenal (Sun, 16:30) - Vast disparity

There are a hundred ways to illustrate the vast disparity between these two sides at present, not least Arsenal's odds to score twice or more at Old Trafford this Sunday.

The title-chasers are 2/71.29 to do so and you would presumably get similar for Mikel Arteta to stray outside his technical area at some juncture of the game.

Yet the price is right. Arsenal have scored 3.1 goals per 90 in 2024 while a crisis-hit United - decimated of defenders, confidence, and any real sort of game-plan - have been breached 2+ times in four of their last five sorry outings, and 51% overall this season.
It's focusing on shots though where some value can be found.

United have faced 316 in 2024, a remarkable tally, and had to deal with 10 on target against Liverpool and Chelsea in recent weeks.
Saka, Odegaard, Havertz and Trossard, all hell-bent on winning the league, are more than capable of getting close to that.


Aston Villa v Liverpool (Mon, 20:00) - Front-runners

The first goal here will be key because both sides are excellent front-runners. Between them, they've lost only once from a winning position (Villa at Old Trafford on Boxing Day) and for both winning positions have been the norm.

Darwin Nunez's 4.7 shots per 90 is certainly noteworthy, it being a league high, while Ollie Watkins has previous against the Reds, scoring five in past encounters.

The Uruguayan however has resided on the bench in recent weeks and Watkins has begun to misfire. Nothing major, but enough to plant a seed of doubt.

Two other players therefore demand attention.

Mo Salah, with his xGOT of 20.8, is revved up with a point to prove. Wataru Endo meanwhile has committed 2.6 fouls per 90 this term.


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