Tonight marks the start of Gameweek 17 of the 2021-22 EPL season. While the match between Brentford and Manchester United has been postponed due to COVID, a couple of other matches are set to be the focus.
The English Premier League (EPL) 2021-22 will have a three-night Gameweek 17 schedule starting on Tuesday night. The Brentford match versus Manchester United has been postponed for the midweek matchdays because to a COVID epidemic at the latter’s camp. On the other hand, as we provide the preview of the top sides, a couple of matches will be the focus.
Here’s a look at the Premier League Standings
In this thread, we shall be covering all Matchweek 17 fixtures from 14th to 16th December. Join the discussion and share your views on the various matches
Premier League 2021/22 fixtures, gameweek 17
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 (all times GMT)
1945 | Norwich vs Aston Villa
2000 | Man City vs Leeds
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
1930 | Crystal Palace vs Southampton
1930 | Brighton vs Wolves
1930 | Burnley vs Watford
2000 | Arsenal vs West Ham
Thursday, December 16, 2021
1930 | Leicester vs Tottenham
1945 | Chelsea vs Everton
2000 | Liverpool vs Newcastle
Manchester City vs Leeds United
After a slow start to the season, Manchester City seems to be shifting into top gear as they have been gaining serious momentum in recent weeks. The Cityzens’ defensive resilience has seen them become a major contender for the Premier League crown. Chelsea’s injury woes have caused them to slip a little, and despite the modest point differential between the top three, it appears to be a two-horse race once more.
Leeds has been a bustling Premier League club under Marcelo Bielsa, with their attractive style of play winning the hearts of the neutrals, but constant injury woes have hampered their progression drastically this season. The Whites’ returned home empty-handed despite their valiant efforts in a dramatic 3-2 defeat against Chelsea, which saw three penalties, but with favourable results elsewhere, they remain in 15th place, six points clear of the relegation zone.
Manchester City XI: Ederson; Stones, Rúben Dias, Laporte; Rodri, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva; Mahrez, Foden, Grealish.
Leeds XI: Meslier; Shackleton, Ayling, Llorente, Junior Firpo; Dallas, Forshaw; Raphinha, Harrison, James; Roberts.
Phil Foden has scored his first league goal since Manchester City’s 4-1 win away to Brighton.
Ending a run of five Premier League games without a goal.
Man City have now scored 500 Premier League goals in 207 games since Pep Guardiola took charge, at least 51 more than any other team in the division.
That’s 2.42 per game.
Jack Grealish has scored with a header in the Premier League for the first time in his career, on his 109th appearance in the competition
Man City have now scored 500 Premier League goals under Pep Guardiola.
The fastest any manager’s side has reached that mark
8’: Phil Foden
13’: Jack Grealish
32’: Kevin de Bruyne
It’s turning into a bit of a rout at the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City take a 3-0 lead.
Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa HT:
Steven Gerrard’s men lead at the break.
Jacob Ramsey won more duels (3) and more aerial duels (2) than any other Aston Villa player in the first-half.
And he scored the only goal of the game.
Manchester City 1-0 Leeds
Manchester City 2-0 Leeds
Manchester City 3-0 Leeds
Manchester City 4-0 Leeds
Manchester City 5-0 Leeds
Pep Guardiola approves.
Leeds have conceded 2+ goals in eight of their 17 Premier League games so far this season.
5 vs Manchester United
2 vs Everton
3 vs Liverpool
2 vs West Ham
2 vs Tottenham
2 vs Brentford
3 vs Chelsea
5 vs Manchester City (so far)
John Stones has scored his first Premier League goal since March 2021.
And what a rocket.
Norwich 0-2 Aston Villa HT:
An easy win for Steven Gerrard’s men.
Phil Foden has scored AND assisted in four different Premier League matches since the start of last season, only Harry Kane (8 games), Bruno Fernandes (7), Mo Salah and Son Heung-Min (both 6) have done so more times
The others are in their peak. Foden is still only 21…
Manchester City put on a show