Premier League 2023/24 Match Week 11 Review

Premier League 2023/24 Match Week 11 Review

By cryptogod-1 | CryptoGod-1 : Sports | 6 Nov 2023

Good day everyone,

I hope you are all well and had an excellent weekend, welcome to CryptoGod-1’s blog on all things sports. This weekend saw Manchester United get back to winning ways, Sheffield United secure their first win of the season, City mauled Bournemouth, Arsenal finally lost, Villa stumbled, while Luton gained a point from Liverpool and Spurs against Chelsea was a game of the season contender.

You can find the preview for this round of games here: 



Week Predictions & Final Results

So in terms of the predicted scores, I got 1/10 correct scores this week. In terms of match-winner/loser, I managed to predict 4/10 correctly this weekend.


Predicted: Fulham 2-2 Manchester United

Result: Fulham 0-1 Manchester United


The pressure was on Ten Hag and United going into this one with the club having suffered 8 defeats in their opening 15 games this campaign. Rumours of a potential exit for Ten Hag, and Rashford's off-field antics which led to him failing a fitness test before the game did not help. McTominay did get the Red Devils off to a perfect start when he scored from Garnacho’s low pass from a free-kick, but VAR and the referee ruled that Maguire had been offside in a very controversial decision. The rest of the first half saw both sides manage one shot on target between them. Fulham looked more determined and managed to twice carve openings in the second half, with Onana saving from Wilson’s dipping volley and Palhinha’s powerful effort. Hojlund was ineffective and eventually removed after just one touch in the opposition area, but in the first minute of stoppage time United got their much needed goal. He was alive and alert to pounce when Palhinha made an error and the Manchester United captain scored to the delight of the away fans. All in all it was a huge and much needed win for United, but the questions remain and many will ponder what Ten Hag can do to further improve this side. His style is still questionable and his signings have not had the desired impact thus far. Fulham meanwhile will be disappointed to lose the match so late and Silva will be keen to ensure his side maintain their focus going forward.


Predicted: Brentford 3-1 West Ham

Result: Brentford 3-2 West Ham

Maupay, Mavropanos OG, Collins - Kudus, Bowen

A big win for the Bees as they looked bright from the off, with Maupay on hand to score his first goal for the club, and since September 2022, when he headed in from Onyeka's mis-hit shot in the 11th minute. West Ham found themselves level in the 19th minute when Kudus scored a beautiful scissor-kick goal from Antonio's cross. Seven minutes later and West Ham took the lead at the Gtech Community Stadium when Benrahma crossed for Kudus who saw his effort come back off the post. Bowen was in the right place in score the rebound and in doing so became the first Hammer to score in six away league games in a row. Four minutes before half time West Ham should have gotten a third when Antonio put the ball wide from a Bowen cross. Ten minutes into the second half West Ham were made to pay for that miss when Mavropanos headed into his own net from Bryan Mbeumo's cross. The excitement grew from there and in the 69th minute Collins was on hand to score his first goal for the club with a lovely header to hand Brentford the lead. West Ham, having put immense effort in against Arsenal during their midweek Carabao Cup game, could find little in response and in the end Brentford ran out deserved winners and secured their third win on the bounce. 


Predicted: Burnley 0-3 Crystal Palace

Result: Burnley 0-2 Crystal Palace

Schlupp, Mitchell

Burnley fell to their sixth defeat in six home games this season as Palace got themselves a big win here. The Clarets started stronger, pressing high for the opening quarter of an hour and Amdouni nodded wide from a corner in the first minute. While Burnley were looking stronger, a defensive mistake let them down as Palace capitalised. Beyer was too casual in possession and Ayew stole the ball from him before crossing for Schlupp to score in the 22nd minute. Gudmundsson and Amdouni wasted chances foe the home side before the break, and Gudmundsson wasted another chance on the hour mark. Palace managed to ensure they were comfortable though, with keeper Johnstone only called into action by Brownhill's long range effort and Rodriguez's header from a corner. A counter-attack by Eze, who managed to feed Mitchell to score in the 90+4th minute was enough to break Burnley's hearts and condemn them to another home defeat. Kompany will be feeling the pressure as last seasons Championship winners continue to struggle in the top flight. Palace meanwhile continue their push to become a top half side and Hodgson will know they are more than capable of achieving that goal.


Predicted: Everton 1-1 Brighton

Result: Everton 1-1 Brighton

Mykolenko - Young OG

The home side made the brighter start at Goodison as Everton raced into the lead after 7 minutes when Mykolenko scored at the second attempt off Dunk after McNeil had found him in the area with a cross. From there the pattern of the game was set, as Everton relied on their experienced defenders against the bright sparks of Brighton's attack. Tarkowski and Branthwaite were more than a match for their opponents, with Mykolenko aiding in the defensive effort. Brighton captain Dunk thought he had brought his side level from Gross's 15th-minute free-kick but it was ruled out by VAR. Calvert-Lewin wasted a great chance when through two on two, Brighton were grateful when Veltman's tangle with McNeil in the area was deemed accidental, but their introduction of Joao Pedro for Lallana in the second half gave the Seagulls more attacking options, although they struggled to make the most of it. In the 55th minute Pickford tipped Dunk's free-kick over to make his first save of the game. As Everton were holding on and seemingly going towards a massive win, a Mitoma ball deflected off Young in the 84th minute to sail in over Pickford and earn the Seagulls a share of the points. Both managers will settle for the points, with Dyche delighted to add another point to the board in their relegation battle. Brighton meanwhile became the first side to both score and concede in their opening 11 Premier League games of a season.


Predicted: Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Result: Manchester City 6-1 Bournemouth

Doku, Silva x2, Akanji, Foden, Aké - Sinisterra

City dominated from the off in this one, maintaining almost 75% possession in the opening half while also showing their impatience by wasting long range chances through Bernardo, Rodri and Alvarez. Bernardo fed Alvarez down the right to cross about midway through the half and Haaland managed to headed the ball against Kelly before it hit the post. On 30 minutes City did manage to get their opening goal, as Doku played a one-two with Rodri in the D before curling past Radu. Three minutes later and Bernardo Silva doubled their lead when Doku dazzled his way down the right before squaring for the Portuguese to score. On 37 minutes defender Akanji scored when the ball went in off his back following a short corner between Bernardo and Doku. Haaland wasted two chances before the break and Pep took him off at half time after the striker limped down the tunnel. The second half saw the Cherries look brighter, with Solanke scoring early only for it to be ruled offside. He hit the bar soon after from Billings flick, but City went back to dominating as they got their fourth in the 64th minute. Doku drove at the Cherries defence before playing in Foden to score. City made lots of changes and Bournemouth got their consolation goal soon after when Aarons squared for Sinisterra to score. On 83 minutes Doku played in Silva to chip the keeper, while five minutes later sub Lewis raced down the right before crossing for Aké to make it six and leave Bournemouth firmly in the relegation mix.


Predicted: Sheffield United 0-3 Wolves

Result: Sheffield United 2-1 Wolves

Archer, Norwood - Bellegarde

The Blades managed their first win of the season with a late and controversial penalty call at Bramall Lane. It was Wolves who made the brighter start, dominating possession and chances in the first half. Cunha's effort was saved over the bar by Foderingham before Ait-Nouri poked just wide. Sheffield United could muster little in the first half, and their woes continued as Brewster was taken off with a suspected knee injury in the opening half. The second half saw the Blades come out with purpose, as Archer fired over from range early on. Hamer failed to make the most of a poor back pass as Sheffield United continued to pile on the pressure. A ricochet between McAtee and Toti in the 72nd minute saw the ball land for Archer to fire his side ahead with an effort that went in off the underside of the crossbar. In the 89th minute Wolves looked to have broken the Blades hearts with a goal from Bellegarde after Sheffield United failed to clear a floated ball into the area. Undeterred, the Blades pressed on and in the 10th minute of stoppage time VAR intervened to award a penalty after Silva's challenge on Baldock in the area. Norwood stepped up under pressure to blast the ball home and win Sheffield United their first three points of the season.


Predicted: Newcastle 2-2 Arsenal

Result: Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal


A statement win here from Newcastle as they ended Arsenal's unbeaten start to the Premier League season. The game had a scrappy opening 15 minutes but from there Arsenal seemed to be in control as they began to build momentum. Jorginho's skied volley and Saliba's header off target was the best they had to show. Newcastle had Wilson shot over the bar around the half hour mark in what was a intense physical first half. Havertz, Longstaff and Gordon were all shown yellow cards after a Havertz foul on Longstaff resulted in a mass brawl. Martinelli's fierce drive just before the break was saved by Pope, and soon after the restart Gordon tried to make some space for a chance but was crowded out. Rice headed wide as he looked to take control of the midfield, but on 64 minutes Newcastle took the lead. Murphy's shot was going wide but Willock kept it alive before Joelinton headed his cross down for Gordon to score. Murphy was injured with a popped shoulder later in the game as the Gunners probed for an equaliser. Arteta will be disappointed as his side failed to create any more chances of note in what was their first league loss of the season. Howe meanwhile will be delighted with his side as they showed they are the real deal and will be in contention for the Champions League places once again this season.


Predicted: Nottingham Forest 2-4 Aston Villa

Result: Nottingham Forest 2-0 Aston Villa

Aina, Mangala

Forest started with their usual fast pace to race into a lead in the fifth minute. Ania scored into the bottom corner with a lovely strike following Toffolo's pull-back. Villa were caught cold but responded by controlling posession, and they created their first chance of note in the 36th minute when Zaniolo saw his effort pushed behind by Vlachodimos. The visitors added little more before the break, and Zaniolo was replaced by Bailey at half time. Two minutes after the restart Emery was left scratching his head as Forest got their second following a Martinez mistake. The keeper failed to deal with Mangala's 20-yard shot, getting a weak hand to the ball only for it to go beyond him and into the net. Villa began to up the pressure from there, with Watkins and Diaby both wasting chances as the second half wore to a close and in the end Forest deserved their three points. It was the first time since October 1994 that Villa lost to Forest in the Premier League. Away form has become an issue for Villa, with each of their last five defeats in the Premier League coming away from Villa Park, including their three league defeats this campaign. Forest meanwhile showed once again that the City Ground can be one of the most difficult places to play in the league, and their fans will be delighted with the results and players efforts.


Predicted: Luton 0-3 Liverpool

Result: Luton 1-1 Liverpool

Chong - Diaz

Almost a shock result at Kenilworth Road as Luton were moments away from securing a shock win over high flying Liverpool. It was the Reds who made the brighter start, with Jota just stopped from tapping in an Alexander-Arnold cross by Mengi's clearance. Barkley then had an effort saved by Alisson before Nunez had one effort saved by Kaminski and another go wide. Nunez had his chance soon after when a ball over the top by Alexander-Arnold saw the Uruguay forward hit the bar. Kabore had a big chance for Luton after being found by Ogbene's cross, but he fired over. Salah wasted a good chance before Nunez headed a Salah cross over. Jota had an effort saved and Barkley then fired one over for Luton in an action packed opening half. Doughty tested Alisson early in the second half, before Ogbene waltzed through the Liverpool defence but his pass to Morris was saved by Alisson. Nunez then had to score following a Salah header into the area but the striker wasted another chance. Van Dijk headed at goal from a corner and appealed for a penalty after the ball hit the back of Barkley's arm, but Luton broke on the counter through Kabore. He squared for Chong to score in the 80th minute and send the Kenilworth Road fans into delirium. Klopp brought on Diaz late on in search of a goal while Luton maintained a backs to the wall job. In the fifth minute of stoppage time Diaz popped up with a header to score from Elliott's cross and ensure the Reds took a share of the points. Klopp was disappointed, feeling his side deserved a penalty prior to Luton's goal. It will be viewed as two points dropped for the Reds, but Luton will be delighted and Edwards made it clear he had more pride than disappointment in his sides performance. Diaz celebrated the goal by revealing a t-shirt noting "Freedom for Father" as he still awaits the release of his father following his kidnapping in Columbia last weekend.


Predicted: Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Result: Tottenham 1-4 Chelsea

Kulusevski - Palmer, Jackson x3

Mauricio Pochettino returned to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time since being let go back in 2019 and he witnessed his former side make the perfect start on 6 minutes. Sarr found Kulusevski on the right and the winger cut inside before firing a shot into the goal off the back of Colwill to wrong-foot Sanchez. From there Spurs kept attacking as Chelsea seemed lost regarding what to do, but soon this game erupted into life. In the 14th minute Son had a goal ruled out for offside, and in the 21st minute Sterling had one ruled out for handball. By the 27th minute Caicedo was denied his first goal for Chelsea thanks to an offside call, but the biggest moment came in the 35th minute. Romero was given a red card for a nasty challenge and Chelsea were awarded a penalty, which Palmer dispatched. The drama continued as in the 37th minute Jackson had a goal ruled out for offside before Spurs centre back Van de Ven pulled up with a hamstring injury in the 44th minute while Maddison also had to go off with an injury. With 12 minutes of added-time there were bookings for both Sarr and Colwill due to a scuffle, and James somehow managed to get away with an elbow on Udogie. After the break things failed to pick up for Spurs, as in the 55th minute Udogie gets his second yellow and leaves Spurs down to nine men. Moments later Sterling plays in Jackson and the striker has to score, but Hojbjerg was there to clear off the line. With Mudryk coming on near the hour mark Chelsea had real pace to attack and cause the Spurs defence problems. Even with nine men Spurs continued to play with a high line and Vicario was keeping them in the game by denying effort after effort from Chelsea. However, in the 75th minute Sterling broke and crossed for Jackson to score his first of the night. Dier thought he had brought Spurs level but his volley was ruled out for offside, while Bentancur headed wide from a Porro free-kick. Son missed a great chance when he got through on goal and regretted it almost immediately as Chelsea got their third in a move similar to their second. Gallagher broke the Spurs defence and squared for Jackson to score his second in the 94th minute. Three minutes later the Blues striker got his hat-trick from another break to seal the win in a comprehensive manner. It was the first time in Premier League history that Tottenham went down to nine men at home. Chelsea meanwhile made the most of their numerical advantage to ensure Pochettino got a win on his return to Spurs. Five goals scored. Five goals disallowed. Two red cards. Plenty of action and drama in what was potentially the game of the season so far.



Table After Match Day 11

A look at the top half of the table and Manchester City lead the way with Spurs a point behind. Liverpool and Arsenal make up the top four and sit three points off the leaders. Villa sit in fifth two points off the top four, with Newcastle a further two points behind them. Brighton and Manchester United sit on 18 points, two points behind Newcastle, while Brentford sit in ninth on 16 points. Chelsea moved into the top half to sit in tenth and a point off the Bees.


As for the bottom half, and Sheffield United remain bottom despite their win, with Burnley ahead of them on goal difference. Bournemouth make up the final relegation spot, with Luton just outside the drop zone thanks to their goal difference. Everton sit five points clear of them, with Fulham and Wolves on 12 points. Forest sit a point ahead of them, while West Ham are a further point ahead in twelfth. Palace make up the bottom half and are only behind tenth placed Chelsea on goal difference.




Top Goal scorers After Match Day 11

1 — E. Haaland — Manchester City — 11 Goals
2 — M. Salah — Liverpool — 8 Goals
3— Son — Tottenham Hotspur — 8 Goals
4 — C. Wilson — Newcastle United — 7 Goals
5— J. Bowen — West Ham United — 7 Goals

+ 3 players on 6 goal



Check out my 2023/24 Season Predictions here: Predictions 23/24 Season

Have a great day, I hope you enjoyed the review of the matches and got to see the games over the weekend.

Peace. CryptoGod-1.


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