⚽ Premier League Matchday 16- Preview, Stats, Results - Live Updates - Everton vs Manchester City, Manchester United Vs Wolves, Chelsea and more Discussions

The non-stop Premier League season rolls on with an action packed midweek fixtures.

It’s a challenging time of season for managers as squad depth gets tested by injuries, suspensions and fatigue.

The highlight of this Matchweek will be the crunch tie between Everton and Manchester City as they will both be looking to build on Boxing Day victories in the Premier League when the two high-flyers lock horns at Goodison Park on Monday evening.

Manchester United will be determined to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they welcome Wolves to Old Trafford for Tuesday evening’s showdown.

Premier League Standings after the conclusion of week 15

In this thread we will be covering fixtures of Matchday 16 from 28th to 30th of December. A total of 10 matches.


Monday, 28th December

  • Crystal Palace vs Leicester City 4pm (BST) 8:30pm (IST)

  • Chelsea vs Aston Villa 6:30pm (BST) 11pm (IST)

  • Everton vs Manchester City 9pm (BST) 1:30am (IST)

Tuesday, 29th December

  • Brighton and Hove Albion vs Arsenal 7pm (BST) 11:30pm (IST)

  • Burnley vs Sheffield United 7pm (BST) 11:30pm (IST)

  • Southampton vs Westham United 7pm (BST) 11:30pm (IST)

  • West Brom vs Leeds United 7pm (BST) 11:30pm (IST)

  • Manchester United vs Wolverhampton 9pm (BST) 1:30am (IST)

Wednesday, 30th December

  • Tottenham vs Fulham 7pm (BST) 11:30pm (IST)

  • Newcastle United vs Liverpool 9pm (BST) 1:30am (IST)

Plenty of exciting action in the EPL this midweek! Join in the discussion and share your views on the best and worst matches and anything in between.


OFFICIAL: Everton vs. Man City has been postponed following City players testing positive for COVID-19.


Match preview: Chelsea vs Aston Villa

will be aiming to bounce back from their dampening derby defeat to Arsenal when they welcome Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge on Monday.

In contrast, Villa head to Stamford Bridge following a resounding 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, with Dean Smith’s side playing the second 45 with 10 men on Boxing Day.

Aston Villa headed into their game with Crystal Palace having eased past Sam Allardyce’s West Bromwich Albion before the festive fixtures, with Dean Smith’s side hoping to stretch their unbeaten run to four matches on Boxing Day.

Chelsea go into the visit of Villa hoping to record their seventh consecutive win over the West Midlands outfit - with manager Lampard the top scorer in this fixture with 14 goals to his name - and Villa’s most recent win at Stamford Bridge came on New Year’s Eve in 2011.

Chelsea Premier League form: DWLLWL
Chelsea form (all competitions): WDLLWL

Aston Villa Premier League form: LLWDWW


Wilfried Zaha has now scored twice as many Premier League goals this season (8) as he managed during the 2019-20 campaign (4).

The man is fired up. :triumph:


Wilf Zaha has been directly involved in 50% of the 20 goals Crystal Palace have scored this season (8 goals, 2 Assists)

Irreplaceable. :star_struck:


Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker and two members of City’s staff tested positive for the virus last week and missed the Boxing Day win over Newcastle United.

City have now closed their training ground, the City Football Academy, for an “indeterminate period, with the squad and associated bubble undergoing testing before any decision is made for training to resume", a club statement read.


✘ Thiago Silva
✘ Kai Havertz
✘ Timo Werner
✘ Hakim Ziyech
✓ Edouard Mendy
✓ Ben Chilwell

Only two of Chelsea’s summer signings start against Aston Villa.


FT: Crystal Palace 1-1 Leicester City

Barnes scores late to rescue a point after Zaha’s brilliant breakaway goal


:x: West Brom
:x: Man City
:x: Arsenal
:x: Leeds
:white_check_mark: Liverpool
:x: Sheff Utd
:x: Spurs
:white_check_mark: Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace are only the second team to take points off Leicester City on home turf this season



:x: Timo Werner has been dropped against Aston Villa after a run of 7 PL games without a goal.

:o: Kai Havertz starts on the bench after no goal or assist in his last 10 league outings :grimacing:
Havertz in the Premier League this season:
Games: 13
Goals: 1
Assists: 2



Olivier Giroud has now scored 10 goals vs Aston Villa, the first team he has ever reached double figures against in his career.

It was inevitable. :ok_hand:


Olivier Giroud has scored 18 goals in all competitions for Chelsea in 2020 - that’s his best goal haul in a calendar year since 2015 with Arsenal (28 goals)


FT: Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa

It ends all square at the Bridge.


Anwar El Ghazi has now scored more Premier League goals this season (5) than he managed during the 2019-20 campaign (4).

He’s only started four games so far. :sweat_smile:


Anwar El Ghazi’s last three Premier League games:

:soccer::soccer: vs. West Brom
:soccer: vs. Crystal Palace
:soccer: vs. Chelsea

Anwar El Ghazi’s last three Premier League away games:

:soccer: vs. Wolves
:soccer::soccer: vs. West Brom
:soccer: vs. Chelsea


Edouard Mendy has kept just one Premier League clean sheet in December:

✘ Leeds
✘ Everton
✘ Wolves
✓ West Ham
✘ Arsenal
✘ Aston Villa

And he didn’t have to make a save in the game that he did. :upside_down_face:


Most Premier League goals scored by French players:

:fr: Thierry Henry (175)
:fr: Nicolas Anelka (125)
:fr: Olivier Giroud (89)

All of them played for Arsenal, two of them for Chelsea. :red_circle::large_blue_circle:


Aston Villa are 5th in the Premier League with 26 points after 14 games, level with Spurs, Man City and Chelsea.

They only need nine more to match their total from last season. :sweat_smile:


John McGinn: “I think during this tough year us as footballers have been very, very fortunate to do what we love, to go to work. There’s a lot of people that aren’t able to go about their daily routine… if it means playing a game every day we’ll be happy to do it.”


Chelsea spent a combined £155 million on Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner & Kai Havertz last summer :moneybag:

Olivier Giroud has scored more goals (9) than all of them this season :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: