The Premier League returns this weekend after more than a week break of FA Cup matches. Matchweek 22 kicks off tonight with Chelsea hosting London rivals Fulham at Stamford Bridge.
The major highlight of this weekend fixtures has to be the crunch tie between Tottenham and Manchester City, it’ll be interesting to see who comes out on top.
Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool will also be in action for what promises to be an exciting weekend of Premier League Football.
This is a thread for Matchweek 22 of the 2022/23 Premier League season, Join the discussion and share your views on the various matches.
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The points are shared in west London
Chelsea have only won 2 out of their last 11 games.
They’ve spent £600million on new players this season.
Chelsea with Benoît Badiashile in the back line:
Clean sheet vs. Crystal Palace
Clean sheet vs. Liverpool
Clean sheet vs. Fulham
But he’s been left off their Champions League squad
$356M spent in January and Chelsea still only managed a goalless draw vs. Fulham
Graham Potter says a “heavy cold” was behind Mykhailo Mudryk’s substitution at half-time during Chelsea’s draw with west London rivals Fulham on Friday.
The £88.5m signing, who proved so impressive during a brief cameo away at Anfield last month, was replaced by fellow January arrival Noni Madueke at half-time.
Mudryk endured a difficult 45 minutes against Fulham and had the fewest touches of any outfield player (19) - all of which proved ineffective - before coming off.
Despite the vast array of expensive attacking options in the squad, the Blues could not find a way past a well-organised Fulham, who have now taken 4 points off their neighbours this season.
A bumper day of #PL action coming your way
5 - Arsenal have named the same starting XI in five consecutive Premier League matches for the first time since April-May 2015 (six games). Formula.
Sean Dyche arrives at Goodison Park for the first time as Everton manager.
Half time at Goodison Park:
Everton 0-0 Arsenal
A banner was flown over Goodison Park in the first half of Everton vs. Arsenal.
“Leagues Worst Run Club @#Time2GoBill”
19th-place Everton are beating top-of-the-league Arsenal just like everyone expected
Bukayo Saka taking one for the team
Everton climb out of the bottom three with victory over the league leaders
2 - Sean Dyche is just the second manager to beat an opponent starting the day top in his first Premier League game in charge of a club, after Alan Curbishley’s West Ham beat Man Utd in December 2006. Grit.
Arsenal lose for the first time in 14 Premier League games
3 - Mikel Arteta has lost all three of his away matches against Everton in his managerial career. Indeed, Arteta is the first Arsenal manager to lose three consecutive Premier League away games against the Toffees. Stunted.