The highlight games for the next set of EPL fixtures are LIVERPOOL versus EVERTON and CHELSEA versus ARSENAL. Our feature columnist, John Newsome previews these and all game week 9 matches with his unique and insightful commentary. You can view all previous analysis from John’s regular column here: English Premier League Predictions For Saturday.
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LIVERPOOL v EVERTON
12.30 in England
A Merseyside Derby to welcome back the Premier League after the International Break.
Don’t worry folks, there is another one in 4 weeks, then it’s the Promised Land all the way until January 2024, when the 3rd Round of the FA Cup comes up over the weekend of the 5th, 6th and the rest.
That will be a total of 8 Game Weeks over 6 weeks, which should, maybe not define the league but at least shape the position of each team.
Liverpool gained a point from a draw against Brighton last time out with a Mo Salah double cancelling out the Seagulls 2 goals to share the spoils by a 2-2 scoreline.
That leaves Jurgen’s Reds in 4th place with 17 points from the opening 8 fixtures.
There are 8 points between the Top Ten in the Premier League table with Tottenham at the summit having 20 points and Manchester United in 10th place with 12.
The fallout from the None-Award of a Legitimate Goal-Gate (granted, a title that needs work!) is still ongoing with the Audio from Stockley Park being released that basically just proved that VAR is a good thing, it’s just the pudding Human Beings that run it who are at fault.
Everton come into this Merseyside Derby off the back of a comfortable victory against one of the worst teams in the league, that being Bournemouth.
The Cherries are struggling and don’t seem to understand the new Managers tactics, however, more on that later.
Maverick James Garner, Jack Harrison and Abdoulaye Doucoure scored the Toffee goals to give Everton the win over Bournemouth by a 3-0 score.
Everton sit in 16th place with the same 7 points as Brentford.
Although Sean Dyche’s Men did gain a victory in their last game, it’s more than likely that Jurgen’s Reds will be too strong today, especially with Liverpool being at their Anfield home.
At Anfield last season, this Reds v Blues game took place in February, with Liverpool gaining the spoils from a victory by a 2-0 scoreline.
Mo Salah and Cody Gakpo with the goals.
Betfred offer Liverpool at Odds On 1/3, the draw at 4/1 and 13/2 for Everton to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 3/1 that Mo Salah Scores First and 6/4 that Liverpool Win To Nil.
BOURNEMOUTH v WOLVES
15.00 in England
Gary O’Neil returns to the South Coast and whilst the boy won’t necessarily admit it, will want to prove a point against the team that sacked him in the Summer.
As mentioned in the Liverpool v Everton preview, Bournemouth are struggling at the moment and from the outside looking in, the players don’t seem to be getting the new Managers tactics.
Andoni Iraola has been brought in to change the fortunes of the Cherries, yet if things don’t improve, it might not be too long before the Spaniard is on Google Maps trying to find his way to the local Job Centre.
The October International Break is notorious for a Manager Sacking but as yet all 20 that started the season are still in situ.
Paul Heckinbottom is the favourite to lose his job first, with Andoni in 2nd place behind By Heck.
Erik Ten Hag is 3rd favourite, however, the 2 Scott McTominay goals against Brentford might have just given ETH a stay of execution.
Bournemouth sit in 19th place in the Premier League table following the defeat against Everton by a 3-0 score.
There are 3 points on the board from 3 draws and 5 defeats so Andoni Iraola will be wanting a first victory of the campaign today, however, the ex-Boss will have something to say about that.
Gary O’Neil’s Wolves team gained a point from a draw by a 1-1 score, last time out against Aston Villa.
After a goalless 1st-half, Hwang-Hee Chan scored the opening goal to put the home team in front, however, like a certain Manchester Stick Thrower, when taking Enzo for a walk, Wolves couldn’t hold on to the lead and conceded an equaliser within 2 minutes.
With no further goals, both Midlanders shared the points.
Gary will definitely be up for the fight today and will want to leave the Vitality with 3 points and a broad grin on his face.
In last season’s encounter between the Cherries and the Wolves at the Vitality, both teams failed to trouble the scorers with the game finishing in a draw by a 0-0 score.
There was just the 1 goal in the reverse fixture at Molineux in February with Gary’s Cherries gaining the away day victory by a 1-0 scoreline.
Betfred offer Bournemouth at 13/10, the draw at 23/10 and 15/8 for Wolves to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 11/4 that Pedro Neto Scores Anytime and Evens 1/1 that there are Under 2.5 Goals.
BRENTFORD v BURNLEY
15.00 in England
Everyone connected with the Bees must have left Old Trafford last week, scratching their heads and thinking,
‘What happened there then?’
After Mathias Jensen had scored to give Brentford a lead over Manchester United and 93 minutes were up on the clock, it looked for all certainty that a victory was in the bag, however, Scott McTominay scored an equaliser.
‘No bother, we will take a point!’
Were the thoughts of the faithful, then boom, Scott scored again and with time up, Brentford snatched a defeat from the jaws of victory, by a 2-1 away day score.
‘What happened there then?’
It was a blow for Thomas Frank’s Bees and the watching faithful who trundled out of Old Trafford, with a confused look and headed off to the train station to join the United fans for their journey back home to London.
Brentford have suffered 3 defeats from their last 5 games, with a draw from the other 2 and sit 15th in the table with 7 points from the opening 8 fixtures.
Everton also have 7 points.
It’s quite obvious that Brentford are missing Ivan Toney, however, in January, when Ivan’s ban is lifted, will he still be a Bee or is Mr T off to another club in the Transfer Window?
That’s for the future, for now, Brentford need to get back to winning ways and will feel this home tie against a struggling Burnley team, is the ideal opportunity.
Burnley suffered the expected defeat against Chelsea last time out leaving Vincent Kompany’s Men in 18th place with 4 points, the same as Luton who sit above on goal difference.
Wilson Odobert scored the opening goal for Burnley against Chelsea that gave the Turf Moor faithful something to cheer.
Unfortunately, the half-time Pie and Pint was soured when Ameen Al-Dakhil was credited with Chelsea’s equaliser just before the interval.
The away team then scored 3 times after the break to inflict the defeat on Burnley by a 4-1 scoreline.
It was always going to be a tough ask for Burnley and for that matter, all of the other newly promoted teams but like everyone who suffers a setback, one has just got to carry on.
It was March 2022, when Brentford last hosted Burnley in the Premier League, with Thomas Frank’s Bees gaining a victory over Sean Dyche’s Clarets by a 2-0 scoreline.
Ivan Toney with both goals late on to secure the points, the 2nd being a converted penalty that did result in Burnley’s Nathan Collins being shown a Red Card.
Betfred offer Brentford at Odds On 8/11, the draw at 13/5 and 7/2 for Burnley to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 4/1 that Bryan Mbeumo Scores First and 13/8 that Brentford Score in Both Halves.
MAN CITY v BRIGHTON
15.00 in England
Surprisingly, this exciting fixture between 3rd-placed Man City and 6th-placed Brighton, which should offer up a boatload of goals, or opportunities to score goals, hasn’t been chosen as a TV game for either TNT Sport or Sky Sports.
The good people of Great Britain and surrounding areas will have to wait until later on in the evening when Match Of The Day comes on the Gogglebox.
Relegation-threatened Man City have suffered defeats in the previous 3 domestic matches, 2 in the Premier League and 1 in the Carabao Cup.
There was a victory in the Champions League sandwiched in between the 3 losses.
The reason for the defeats can be pinpointed to Minute 46, just after the half-time cup of Tea, against Nottingham Forest on September 23rd.
Roadie Rodri must have had something stronger than Tea, as the lad came straight out of the tunnel with his handbag, got into a confrontation with Morgan Gibbs-White and was shown a straight Red Card.
The subsequent 3-game ban has coincided with the 3 straight defeats and added to that, City have scored just 1 goal in the 270-odd minutes or so against Newcastle, Wolves and Arsenal.
Rodri was allowed to play in the Champions League fixture against RB Leipzig, which resulted in a victory and 3 goals.
Now there’s no need to send for Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson or for that matter, Detective Inspector Hopeful of Chorley, to find the reason why Man City lost those 3 games.
It’s obvious that Pep’s High Flying Blues are not so High Flying if Roadie Rodri isn’t playing.
Added to that, the loss of Kevin De Bruyne, whilst doesn’t appear to have cost City games before Rodri’s indiscretion, is another factor for the drop in form and Pep Guardiola will want those two back as soon as possible.
Roadie Rodri did play for Spain against Scotland where La Espanya gained a victory over the Jocks by a 2-0 score.
There was a certain OzScot over in Melbourne, who was outraged that Scott McTominay’s (the lad from Manchester with a Manc accent is actually called Scott Tominay but included the Mc to be able to play for Bravehearts finest) goal was disallowed.
Kylie was never any good at Math and hasn’t worked out that the Jocks would have still lost by a 2-1 scoreline if Scotty Tominay’s goal stood.
KDB is almost ready for a return and should be back before December, whilst Rodri, who has now served his 3-game ban, will be straight back into the starting eleven for this game against Brighton.
Erling Haaland and Oscar Bobb both played for Norway against Rodri and his Spanish Mates on Sunday who did include the ex-Man City Defender Aymeric Laporte.
Spain gained another victory that not only saw the Spanish qualify for Euro’24 in Germany, it also meant that Scotland qualify too, which is brilliant for the Jocks, who no doubt will invade Germany armed with cans of Tennants Extra and Deep Fried Mars Bars.
The loveable OzScot over in Melbourne got the traditional Mel Gibson/Braveheart makeup on and was out dancing in the streets for 3 days, knowing that his beloved Scotland Team (well that’s when he’s not a Plastic Australian) would be home from Germany next year before the postcards.
To be fair to the Citizens, it was a tight affair against Arsenal last time out that saw a late Gabriel Martinelli shot take a wicked deflection off Nathan Ake that left Ederson with no chance of saving, resulting in the game finishing in a defeat by a 1-0 scoreline.
Man City drop down to 3rd with 18 points from the opening 8 fixtures, 2 points adrift of Tottenham and Arsenal who sit in place 1 and 2 respectively, both having 20 points but Tottenham having a better goal difference.
Brighton come into this away fixture at the Etihad off the back of gaining a great point against Liverpool at the Amex last time out.
Simon Adingra scored the opener for the Seagulls before the Egyptian King that is Mo Salah notched twice for the Reds to give the away team a lead at the break.
Lewis Dunk scored the equaliser midway through the 2nd-half and with no further goals, both teams shared the points from a draw by a 2-2 score.
The Archbishop was happy.
Brighton sit in 6th place with the same 16 points as Aston Villa but below the Claret and Blues on goal difference.
Lewis Dunk played for England against Australia last week and had a superb 90 minutes.
It’s sometimes defies logic that a player such as Lewis who constantly plays week in and week out for his team, can’t get into the England team regularly and is snubbed for a player who isn’t playing regularly for his team at the moment.
Him being Harry Maguire.
No wonder England never win anything!
At the Etihad last season, by coincidence, this fixture took place at exactly the same time and day (well Saturday the 22nd of October 2022) and finished in a victory for Man City by a 3-1 scoreline.
Erling Haaland, with 2 goals before the break, 1 being a converted penalty and Kevin De Bruyne with the 3rd in the 2nd-half.
Leandro Trossard had pulled a goal back for Brighton before KDB’s strike.
Betfred offer Man City at Odds On 2/5, the draw at 4/1 and 5/1 for Brighton to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 7/4 that Phil Foden Scores Anytime and 2/1 that there are Over 4.5 Goals.
NEWCASTLE v CRYSTAL PALACE
15.00 in England
The Toon Army get another rare opportunity to see their idols at 3.00 PM of a Saturday Afternoon.
In the opening 8 fixtures, 4 at home and 4 away, there has only been one Saturday 3.00 PM kickoff and that was against Burnley at the end of September.
The Army went off into the City in a joyous mood after that particular game and danced the Saturday Night away in the Pubs, Clubs and Boats of Newcastle celebrating a victory over the Clarets by a 2-0 score.
The said proprietors of those Clubs, Pubs and Boats should make sure the bar is full of the legendary Newcastle Brown (Broon) Ale and Bacardi Breezers as it’s sure to be another messy night in the City with probably a couple or three stray Eagles staying over for the Battle of the Birds against the Magpies.
Newcastle are now unbeaten in 4 Premier League games following 3 straight defeats in late August and early September.
The latest outing before the International Break produced a point from a draw by a 2-2 score against West Ham at the London Stadium.
Alexander Isak scored twice just after the interval to give the away team a lead following West Ham’s early goal.
Unfortunately, like a bad dog walker, Newcastle couldn’t hold onto the lead and conceded a late Hammers equaliser in the 89th point to snatch a draw from the jaws of victory.
Eddie Howe’s Magpies sit in 8th place in the table with 13 points from the opening 8 fixtures.
Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest played out a very entertaining (not) goalless draw in the late Saturday Afternoon Sky Sports fixture last week.
A few of the punters were asking for a couple of quid off next month’s bill for the pain suffered seeing Roy Hodgson’s Eagles and Steve Cooper’s (not so) Tricky Trees, aimlessly rolling around, before enduring a Saturday Night of watching The Masked Sewing Machine Repair Man/Woman/Gender Neutral Dancing On Ice, with the ball and chain and the whining kids
Palace sit in 9th place, just above Manchester United with both having 12 points on the board from the opening 8 games.
In last season’s fixtures between these two clubs, neither could find the back of the net with the games at Selhurst Park and St James Park finishing in a draw by a 0-0 score, or as some might say, a goalless draw.
Added to that, in between the 2 Premier League fixtures, there was a Carabao Cup game that also finished in a goalless draw, with Newcastle progressing following a penalty shootout.
As this is a prediction site, John Newsome will stick his neck out and predict that one, if not both teams, will score today.
Betfred offer Newcastle at Odds On 2/5, the draw at 10/3 and 6/1 for Crystal Palace to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 11/4 that Callum Wilson Scores First and Evens 1/1 that there are Under 2.5 Goals.
***Premier League Team of the Week***
GOALKEEPER- Guglielmo Vicario- Tottenham
RIGHT-BACK- Ashley Young- Everton
CENTRE-BACK- Mickey Van De Ven- Tottenham
CENTRE-BACK- Ethan Pinnock- Brentford
LEFT-BACK- Antonee Robinson- Fulham
MIDFIELDER- James Garner- Everton
MIDFIELDER- Jack Harrison- Everton
MIDFIELDER- Scott McTominay- Manchester United
FORWARD- Hwang-Hee Chan
FORWARD- Gabriel Martinelli- Arsenal
FORWARD- Raheem Sterling- Chelsea
STAR MAN- Scott McTominay- Manchester United
NOTTINGHAM FOREST v LUTON
15.00 in England
As mentioned in the Crystal Palace preview, Nottingham Forest played out a goalless draw last time out with both teams gaining a point from the late Saturday Afternoon kick-off.
Taiwo Awoniyi has suffered an injury and will be out for a couple of weeks which is a big blow for Steve Cooper and could see Forest struggle to score goals in the next few games.
It should offer up the opportunity for others to step up to the plate but having watched the game against Palace, it did appear that whilst Forest always put on a shift, goals could be hard to come by.
Nottingham Forest sit in 13th place with 9 points from the 8 games completed so far.
Luton suffered a narrow defeat by a 1-0 scoreline against Tottenham last time out with a single goal being the difference between the two teams.
It was always going to be difficult for the 3 newly promoted team’s who are all favourites to be relegated but at the moment, the Hatters sit just outside of the drop zone with the same 4 points as Burnley, however, sit above the Clarets on goal difference.
A quick note regarding the 3 newly promoted teams.
In the history of the Premier League, which stems over 30 years, there has only been one occasion where the 3 teams that came up from the Championship have been relegated the following season.
That was in the 1997/98 season when Bolton, Barnsley and Crystal Palace were relegated after just one season in the Promised Land.
All of last season’s teams may be immediately relegated this term, however, Bournemouth are doing their best to avoid that scenario.
It was in November 2021, that Luton last ventured up the M1 to Nottingham and the City Ground.
Unfortunately for the watching crowd, neither team could score with the game finishing in a goalless draw.
Luton’s Elijah Adebayo did miss a penalty in the 2nd-half which ultimately cost the Hatters a win.
Later on in the Championship campaign, Luton gained a victory at Kenilworth Rd by a 1-0 scoreline, this time Kal Naismith taking over penalty duties and converting in the 1st-half.
Both teams finished the season in the Play-offs, Forest in 4th and Luton in 6th, however, Luton suffered a defeat against Huddersfield in the Semi-Final and stayed another season in the Championship, whilst Nottingham Forest got the victory over, firstly Sheffield United in their Semi-Final, then a victory over Luton’s conquerors Huddersfield in the Final, to gain promotion to the Promised Land.
Betfred offer Nottingham Forest at slight Odds On 3/5, the draw at 13/5 and 9/2 for Luton to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 15/2 that Carlton Morris Scores First and slight Odds On 4/5 that there are Under 2.5 Goals.
CHELSEA v ARSENAL
17.30 in England
After a disappointing start to the new campaign, Chelsea are now unbeaten in 3 games, 2 in the Premier League and a Carabao Cup tie against Brighton.
In the last outing, Mauricio’s Blues gained a victory over Burnley at Turf Moor by a 4-1 away day score.
After conceding an early goal that was equalised before half-time via a Burnley OG, 2nd-half goals from Cole Palmer, Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson gave Chelsea the win that lifted them to 11th with the same 11 points as Fulham.
From the outside looking in, it does appear that Chelsea are improving and Mauricio Pochettino is finally getting his tactics over to the players, which could offer up a surprising result today against Arsenal.
Gabriel Martinelli hit a speculative shot in the 89th minute against Man City last time out, that hit Nathan Ake and went into the net giving Arsenal the victory by a 1-0 scoreline.
This was the first time that Mikel Arteta had gained a win over his old mate Pep Guardiola.
In truth, the game wasn’t that exciting and although it was a great result for the Gunners, it doesn’t really define the rest of the season as there are still 30 games left, which starts with this tricky fixture across London against Chelsea.
However, having said that it did give the Gooners a good couple of weeks to crow about the win that leaves Arsenal in 2nd place with the same 20 points as Tottenham who are at the summit based purely on goal difference.
Man City sit in 3rd with 18 points.
A single Gabriel goal was the difference between these two teams at Stamford Bridge last season, giving Arsenal the away day victory over Chelsea by a 1-0 scoreline.
Betfred offer Chelsea at 2/1, the draw at 23/10 and 5/4 for Arsenal to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 9/4 that Raheem Sterling Scores Anytime and 16/5 that Kai Havertz Scores Anytime.
SHEFFIELD UNITED v MANCHESTER UNITED
20.00 in England
Note the start time of this fixture, 8 O’Clock of a Saturday Night which is simply brilliant for the single folk out there who haven’t got a partner insisting the two watch Strictly Come Dancing.
The reason for the late Saturday Night show is that UEFA don’t allow a team to play on Sunday and then Tuesday.
This fixture was supposed to be in one of the Sky Sports Super Sunday slots, however, United play another Group game in the Champions League on Tuesday, so the fixture had to be moved to Saturday.
The Mancs will definitely love ‘A Night Out in Sheffield, with a Greasy Chip Butty!’
Finishing off in Josephines with a cheeky slow dance to a Soul II Soul Tune.
That does bring back memories for John Newsome who was reminded recently of a concert at the Sheffield City Hall, back in 1989 with an old friend who is an ardent Blade.
Soul II Soul were playing and the 2 youngsters danced the night away, to the legendary tunes, ‘Back To Life’ ‘Jazzies Groove’ and of course ‘Keep on Moving’
The Legendary Blunt mentioned to John that he still owed him a Fiver for the ticket, over 30 years ago and the lad hasn’t forgotten.
Soul II Soul are back in Sheffield at the end of November but are now charging close to £40 for a ticket.
How things have changed, back then, it was about charging a minimum fee just to showcase one’s skill, whether it be a Football game or a Concert.
Nowadays, with the Capitalist system, everyone just wants to make money and rip folk off.
As for the Fiver that Mr Newsome still owes Mr Johnson,
‘Keep on Moving don’t stop Blunt!’
Sheffield United remain at the foot of the Premier League table with just a point from the 8 fixtures completed.
The Blades suffered their 4th consecutive defeat last time out, this time against Fulham at Craven Cottage by a 3-1 scoreline.
That’s now 7 losses and a draw.
It appeared Paul Heckinbottom was under pressure (he probably still is) and with the International Break occurring, which does sometimes coincide with a sacking or two, Paul’s position looked fragile, however, the Barnsley Boy is still at the Bramall Lane helm, for the time being anyway.
There is another International Break in 4 weeks so if results don’t pick up then the question might be asked as to whether
Paul can survive again.
James from Swinton, nowhere near Bramall Lane was at Craven Cottage and once again after the match, went into Leicester Square asking where Jamie Vardy was.
The beautiful girlfriend Jade, was worried as Jim hadn’t returned home on Saturday Night and didn’t arrive back in Sheffield until late on Sunday.
When asked to explain the delay, the Little Blunt replied that he’d fallen asleep on the train and had ended up in a foreign country and couldn’t understand the Natives
The place turned out to be Edinburgh.
Manchester United snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat against Brentford last time out that in theory could have just saved Erik Ten Hag from the sack.
In the 93rd minute at Old Trafford against the Bees, United were trailing by a goal to nil, then upstepped Scott McTominay who not only scored the equaliser but a couple of minutes later, scored the winner.
For just over 90 minutes, United were useless and heading for a defeat, however, Scott’s 2 goals may have changed the fortunes of the struggling Red Devils.
What United would have hoped for after that fixture and an International Break is returning in a game against the worst team in the Premier League and that is just what will happen on Saturday.
Erik Ten Hag needs his boys to build on that victory and this is the ideal opportunity to do so.
If the unthinkable occurs and United lose then Erik will once again, like Queen and David Bowie, be ‘Under Pressure’.
Manchester United sit in 10th place with the same 12 points as Crystal Palace.
It was December 2020, when an empty Bramall Lane hosted Manchester United, empty due to the Coronavirus situation.
The Blunts and the Mancs missed out on a cracking 5-goal thriller with Manchester United gaining the victory over Sheffield United by a narrow 3-2 away night scoreline.
5′ David McGoldrick- Sheffield United (1-0)
26′ Marcus Rashford- Manchester United (1-1)
33′ Anthony Martial- Manchester United (1-2)
Half-time Chip Butty (Greasy)
51′ Marcus Rashford- Manchester United (1-3)
87′ David McGoldrick- Sheffield United (2-3)
Full-time Gallon of Magnet.
Betfred offer Sheffield United at 6/1, the draw at 18/5 and Odds On 2/5 for Manchester United to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 16/5 that Ollie McBurnie Scores Anytime and 8/1 that Harry Maguire Scores Anytime.
ASTON VILLA v WEST HAM
16.30 in England
Both these teams come into this Battle of the Claret and Blues following a draw last time out.
Aston Villa gained a point from a draw by a 1-1 score against Wolves at Molineux.
Pau Torres with the Villa goal.
Aston Villa sit in 5th place with 16 points from the opening 8 games.
Brighton also have 16 points.
West Ham sit a couple of places lower in 7th with 14 points following their draw by a 2-2 score against Newcastle last Sunday.
Tomas Soucek and Mohammed Kudus with the Hammers goals after Newcastle had equalised Tomas’ goal and then took the lead before Mohammed earned the point.
Pablo Fornals scored the only goal of the game when West Ham last played against Aston Villa at Villa Park with the away Claret and Blues gaining the victory over the home Claret and Blues by a 1-0 score.
Betfred offer Aston Villa at slight Odds On 9/10, the draw at 11/4 and 5/2 for West Ham to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 7/2 that Ollie Watkins Scores First and 6/4 that Aston Villa Score in Both Halves.
TOTTENHAM v FULHAM
20.00 in England
Do not rub one’s eyes, Tottenham are the current Premier League leaders following the opening 8 games sitting just above Arsenal on goal difference, with the two North Londoners being the only unbeaten teams in the division, both with 20 points.
Tottenham gained their 6th victory of the campaign from the opening 8, against Luton at Kenilworth Rd, with a single Micky Van De Ven goal giving Big Ange’s Spurs the points from a 1-0 away day scoreline.
Yves Bissouma was shown 2 Yellow Cards and the ultimate Red, with the Red coming in the 4th minute of 1st-half injury time, leaving Tottenham a man-lite for the whole of the 2nd-half.
Luton did put up a fight but Micky’s goal gave Spurs the victory and with Man City suffering a defeat, Tottenham were left at the summit going into the International Break.
A lot of pundits have said that Tottenham won’t stay at the top, however, that’s what the same said about Leicester in 2016.
All the LillyWhites can ask for is their idols to keep on keeping on and with Ange Postecoglou in charge, that’s exactly what will happen.
Fulham gained a victory last time out with Marco’s Cottagers inflicting a defeat on Sheffield United by a 3-1 scoreline.
Goals by Bobby Decordover-Reid, one credited to the Blades Goalkeeper and Willian were enough to give Fulham the home win.
Antonee Robinson scored an OG to give the Blunts something to cheer.
Fulham sit in 12th place with the same 11 points as the West London rivals Chelsea, from the opening 8 fixtures completed.
It was September 2022, when Fulham made the short distance over London to take on Tottenham.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scored the opener to give Spurs a lead at the interval.
Harry Kane added a 2nd midway through the 2nd-half before Aleksandar Mitrovic scored what turned out to be a consolation goal with Tottenham getting the home victory by a 2-1 scoreline.
Betfred offer Tottenham at Odds On 4/9, the draw at 10/3 and 5/1 for Fulham to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 5/2 that Dejan Kulusevski Scores Anytime and 9/5 that Tottenham Win To Nil.
The Scottish Premier League now sees Celtic at the summit and Rangers in 2nd following both gaining a victory last time out.
Rangers have appointed Philippe Clement as their New Manager after the sacking of Michael Beale, with the Teddy Bears faithful hoping that the Frenchman can inspire Rangers to overhaul Celtic at the top.
The loveable OzScot is excited about the appointment and was straight out to purchase a French Dictionary, immediately trying to find the phrase,
‘Rangers have lost again!’
John Newsome will help the lad, who turns 54 on the 22nd of October.
‘Les Rangers ont encore perdu
Happy Birthday, Big Man!