⚽ Premier League Matchweek 28- Previews, Stats, Results- Arsenal vs Tottenham, Man Utd, Chelsea, Man City and more

Premier League Gameweek 28 starts on Friday night. It is a welcome return to a regular gameweek with ten matches.

Relegation-threatened Newcastle United will be looking for their first victory in over a month when they continue their Premier League campaign at home to European chasers Aston Villa on Friday night.

The North London derby is set to be the highlight of the weekend across world football. It has always been a massive fixture in any circumstances, but this season it will carry particular weight as both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur look to end a testing season in style.

Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City will all be in action this weekend in what promises to be an exciting weekend of premier League football.

Here’s the current Premier League Standings

In this thread we will be covering fixtures of Matchday 28 from 12th March to the 15th of March. A total of 10 matches

Gameweek 28 Fixtures

Friday, 12th March

Newcastle vs Aston Villa 9:00pm (GMT) 2:30am (IST)

Saturday, 13th March

Chelsea vs Leeds United - 1:30pm (BST) 6:00 PM IST

Crystal Palace vs West Brom - 4pm (BST) 8:30 PM IST

Everton vs Burnley - 6:30pm (BST) 11:00 PM IST

Fulham vs Manchester City - 9pm (BST) 1:30 AM IST

Sunday, 14th March

Southampton vs Brighton - 1pm (BST) 5:30 PM IST

Leicester City vs Sheffield United - 3pm (BST) 7:30 PM IST

Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur - 5:30pm (BST) 10:00 PM IST

Manchester United vs Westham - 8:15pm (BST) 12:45 AM IST

Monday, 15th March

Wolverhampton vs Liverpool - 9pm (BST)
1:30 AM IST

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


:black_circle::white_circle: Newcastle United are unbeaten in their last 11 PL home matches against Aston Villa (6 wins +5 draws) since a 0-3 loss in April 2005


Aston Villa are looking to complete their first league double over Newcastle since the 2004-05 campaign.


Only Manchester City have kept more Premier League clean sheets than Aston Villa this season (14). Eight of those shutouts for the Villans have been away from home, more than any other side.


Newcastle vs Aston Villa Line Up

Newcastle: Dubravka, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Hayden, Shelvey, Willock, Fraser, Joelinton, Gayle.

Aston Villa: Martinez, Elmohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Ramsey, Traore, Watkins, Trezeguet.

Who wins? :thinking:


Aston Villa’s Bertrand Traore injured himself running into the advertising hoardings :face_with_head_bandage:

HT: Newcastle 0-0 Aston Villa


21 - Only Sheffield United (22) have failed to score in the first half of more Premier League games this season than Newcastle United (21). Tepid.


Newcastle have won :zero: league games this season without Callum Wilson

Aston Villa have won :one: league game in the past two seasons without Jack Grealish

Draw incoming?


No surprise. A draw.


12 - Only Crystal Palace (13) have conceded more Premier League goals in the last 15 minutes of games this season than Newcastle (12). Lapse.


Jamaal Lascelles steals a point for Newcastle with a bullet of a header :rocket:

Nothing better than a last minute equaliser :ok_hand:



Match Preview: Leeds Vs Chelsea

Leeds have largely impressed in their first season back at this level of football, picking up 35 points from 27 matches to occupy 11th position in the table, nine points clear of the relegation zone.

The Whites have won 11 Premier League games this term, which is the same as Arsenal and just one fewer than the champions Liverpool, but they have suffered 14 losses, which is more than 18th-placed Fulham.

The former Championship club have won five, drawn two and lost six of their 13 home league games this term, which is an indication of their inconsistency, but they did hold Chelsea to a 1-1 draw when the two teams last locked horns in the Premier League at Elland Road in December 2003.

Chelsea, meanwhile, will enter Saturday’s contest off the back of a comfortable 2-0 win over Everton on Monday.

The Blues have won their last two in the Premier League against Liverpool and Everton, and a total of 50 points from 28 matches has left them in fourth position in the table, just three points behind third-placed Leicester City but only two points clear of fifth-placed West Ham, who have a game in hand.


Team News: Leeds Vs Chelsea

Leeds midfielder Jamie Shackleton is back in contention for Saturday’s home game against Chelsea.

Shackleton is fit again after missing the last three games due to a groin strain and is expected to be included in the squad.

Kalvin Phillips and Rodrigo came through unscathed after returning from injury in Monday night’s defeat at West Ham, but Pascal Struijk (knock) and Pablo Hernandez (muscle strain) remain unavailable.

Tammy Abraham will miss out for Chelsea with continued ankle problems. The striker has struggled to shake off his ankle concern for a number of weeks now, and will not feature at Elland Road.

Thiago Silva is also out, with a recurrence of his recent thigh injury.


Leeds have lost just one of their last nine Premier League home games against Chelsea (W5 D3), with this the first such meeting since a 1-1 draw in December 2003



Chelsea are looking to secure their first league double over Leeds since the 1988-89 campaign in the second tier, while the Blues last won home and away against Leeds in the same top-flight season back in 1936-37.



Chelsea won their last away game against Leeds, winning a League Cup tie 5-1 in December 2012 - they’ve never won consecutive away games against the Whites in all competitions before.



Of the 48 opponents Chelsea have faced away from home at least 15 times in all competitions, the Blues’ lowest win rate is against Leeds (14% - P49 W7 D14 L28).



Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is unbeaten in his nine Premier League games so far - only Maurizio Sarri (12) and Frank Clark (11) have had longer runs without defeat from the start of their Premier League careers.


Chelsea have won five of their six away games in all competitions under Thomas Tuchel so far (D1), having lost four of their last five under Frank Lampard (W1).



Match Preview: Fulham Vs Man City

Having lost just one of their last seven in the top flight - winning three and drawing the other three - Fulham have left Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion in their wake as they aim to preserve their Premier League status for another season, and Parker’s men now find themselves level on points with 17th-placed Brighton & Hove Albion, albeit having played a game more.

The league leaders’ staunch rearguard action has been admirable all season long, but a hint of apprehension may be creeping in for Guardiola as his side have now kept just one clean sheet in their last six top-flight outings, although their record of 21 goals conceded is by far the fewest in the league as they sit 14 points clear at the top of the rankings.

Man City will of course have one eye on their impending Champions League last-16 second leg with Borussia Monchengladbach - which will now take place in Budapest - but their trip to Fulham marks their final Premier League outing before the international break, and nothing less than a 13th successive away win will do for Guardiola as they aim to hit the 70-point mark this weekend.