Dan’s EPL Predictions for Xmas – Can Arsenal’s youngsters win at Norwich?

As I write this, the Boxing Day schedule is down to 8 fixtures.

If someone offered Arsenal 4th on Xmas Day, they would have taken it.

Yet it’s worth stressing we have played more games than the three teams below us, and if not for COVID we could be 6th.

Let’s be honest if another isn’t playing, your chances of opening a gap on them is pretty high.

The target has to be 6 points before we face the Champions on New Year’s Day.

 

Burnley 2-0 Everton

Some of Rafa’s youngsters impressed at the Bridge but there’s too many fixtures where their senior players don’t fancy the battle.

They have won once in 11.

The fact that the one time was against was is a missed opportunity for the Arsenal.

Turf Moor on a cold Boxing day is a game you have to fight for and earn the right to play and you can’t guarantee that with the visitors.

 

Man City 3-1 Leicester

Many say the Carabao cup doesn’t matter, but I sense that midweek could prove crucial for Brendan Rodgers.

Leicester was cruising at Anfield but lost control when they switched to a back 4.

City obviously have the squad to cope with the Xmas schedule better than others.

How many teams could leave out both Phil Foden and Jack Grealish?

 

Norwich 1-2 Arsenal

It’s nice to see the togetherness of our young squad, although long term I think they need more senior players to help them finish in the top 4.

The next target for this young team is consistency.

It reminds me when we had a young Fabregas, Nasri, Van Persie, etc…

In crucial moments of games and seasons they needed experience to offer them game management to get over the line.

I maintain the fixture list has been kind and continues to be up until New Year’s Day.

Southampton and West Ham at home and Leeds away is not enough to quantify if it’s okay to just freeze out Aubameyang and not try and get the best out of the resources we have.

 

Spurs 2- 0 Palace

Hate to say this but Conte has improved Spurs to the point is make them favourites to finish top 4.

Compare how he approached playing Liverpool to others.

He bravery invited their full backs to bomb forward, leaving space for his players to counter-attack.

Plus, Kane and Son are starting to find their mojo.

He even had Deli Ali playing well again.

 

West Ham 2-2 Saints

There’s already a sense that West Ham have been running out of steam, they haven’t got the squad to cope with the schedule.

I never back the Hammers in fixtures they are expected to win.

 

Villa 2-2 Chelsea

Chelsea are dropping silly points.

The test of a good manager is how you deal with adversity.

In his first bad spell Thomas Tuchel is complaining how his squad can’t cope with injuries and Covid.

I think a top coach accepts the situation, acknowledges everyone is going through the same adversity and gets the best out of the resources he has.

Making excuses just creates a negative mood around the squad.

 

Brighton 1-0 Brentford

Two teams who often play well but don’t win due to a lack of end product in the final third.

Will go for home advantage

 

Newcastle 0-1 Man United

Eddie Howe would have viewed Liverpool and Manchester City as free swings. His hope is that the two defeats haven’t undermined the small confidence he gave his defence.

It shows the standards of the league that the Toon has won only once, yet are only three points away from safety.

They got two fixtures to play till they can start spending money.

Man United have the knack recently of winning even if not playing great.

LAST WEEKS TABLE

Remember the top 32 qualify for next year’s World Cup predictions

Sue 125
Gotanidea 119
keV 82- 119
Sue P 117
Turbo 117
Kenya 001-117
Khadii 109
Edu 116
I 116
Avkshay 116
Dotash 115
Mambo 115
Samson A – 114
Terrah 114
Adiva 113
Prince 113
Dotash 112
Phenom 112
Declan 111
Matthew 110
Toney 109
Rob 49- 109
J gunner 109
Sid 108
Okobino 108
Me 108
Admin 107
Stephanie 106
Easy guy 104
Dan Kit 102
Ernie Blaze 100
HH 99
Tom 99
Splendid 98
Uzi Ozil 96
Goonersia 95
Rusty 95
Dunchrado 92
MTG 92
SJ 89
Yayo 87
Sagie 86
Loose cannon 85
Owei 83
Oslo gunner 82
K Tyson 82
Adamjim 80
Shakir 77
Seroti 74
Onyango 73
BA Thea 65
Famochi 64
Kobin 60
Instrooments 57
Voyageur 56
Gunner Rey 54
Guy 53
Timothy 53
Die hard 52
Dendrite 51
Zeek 49
Dhoni 47
Labass 47
Angus 44
Indian gunner London 44
Elvis 39
Adeski 36
Blue 17-33
Gogo 30
Baron 29
Mark 2.0- 28
Kelvin A- 26
Abbass 25
Illiterate 25
PJSA 23
Jo Gunz 22
Sol 21
Tomorrow 20
J Legend 20
Hackiubee 19
lucia 19
Third Man JW 18
Drayton 16
Longbenark 15
Anti keV 15
phil 14
Olushorlor 14
Anti virus 13
Odi 12
Kuz 11
Montana 11
Diddie 11
Musa 11
Davars 10
George 10
BTG 10
Leno happy 10.
Ezegou Kevin 9
mubz ug- 9
Mena 8
Lucia 8
Sylvander 7
Quincy Okebe 7
Geo 7
Dendrite 7
Mark 7
football lovers 6
Gooner 19-6
Khaly 6
David 6
Arsenal Why 6
Ezekiel 6
Charlie 5
Kedar 5
Joe Ginner 5
Lisg 5
Big Sam 5
Collins 4
Girl 2
Varka 2
Steve Shaffelbury 2
Akaymoney 2
Now

Good luck peeps
Dan

69 Comments

  1. Burnley 1 – 0 Everton
    Man City 3 – 0 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal
    Spurs 3 – 0 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 1 – 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 2 – 1 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 0 Brentford
    Newcastle 0 – 2 Man Utd

    1. Burnley 0–0 Everton
      Man City 3–0 Leicester
      Norwich 0–3 Arsenal
      Spurs 2–1 Crystal Palace
      West Ham 1–0 Southampton
      Aston Villa 2–2 Chelsea
      Brighton 0-1 Brentford
      Newcastle 1-2 Man Utd

      1. Man City 3-0 Leicester
        Norwich 0-3 Arsenal
        Spuds 3-1 palace
        West Ham 2-0 Southampton
        Villa 0-2 Chelsea
        Brighton 1-1 Brentford
        Newcastle 0-3 Man Utd

  2. Burnley 1 – 2 Everton
    Man City 3 – 0 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal
    Spurs 2 – 1 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 1 – 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1 – 1 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 0 Brentford
    Newcastle 0 – 2 Man Utd

  3. Burnley 1 – 0 Everton
    Man City 3 – 1 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal
    Spurs 1– 1 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 1 – 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1 – 2 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 0 Brentford
    Newcastle 0 – 2 Man Utd

    1. Burnely 1-2 Everton
      Man City 2-0 Leicester
      Norwich 0-1 Arsenal
      Spurs 3-1 palace
      Westham 0-0 soton
      Villa 0-2 Chelsea
      Brighton 1-1 Brentford
      Newcastle 1-3 man u

      1. Burnley 2-1 Everton
        City 3-1 Leicester
        Norwich 0-3 Arsenal
        Spurs 3-1 Palace
        West Ham 1-1 Saints
        Villa 2-2 Chelsea
        Brighton 1-1 Brentford
        Newcastle 1-2 United

  4. Burnley 2 – 1 Everton
    Man City 3 – 1Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal
    Spurs 2 – 1 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 3 – 2 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1 – 1 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 0 Brentford
    Newcastle 0 – 3 Man Utd

  5. Burnley 2 – 1 Everton
    ManC 4 – 1 Leicester City
    Norwich 1 – 3 Arsenal
    Spurs 2 – 1 Palace
    West Ham 2 – 1 Soton
    Aston Villa 2 – 2 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 2 Brentford
    Newcastle 1 – 2 Newcastle

  6. Burnley 1 – 1Everton
    Man City 3 – 1Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal
    Spurs 2– 1Crystal Palace
    West Ham 3 – 2Southampton
    Aston Villa 2 – 2 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 0 Brentford
    Newcastle 1– 2 Man Utd

  7. Burnley 1 – 2 Everton
    ManC 2 – 0 Leicester City
    Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal
    Spurs 2 – 0 Palace
    West Ham 3 – 0 Soton
    Aston Villa 2 – 1 Chelsea
    Brighton 2 – 1 Brentford
    Newcastle 0 – 2 Man utd

  8. Burnley 1 – 1Everton
    Man City 4 – 1 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 3 Arsenal
    Spurs 2– 1 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 2– 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1 – 2Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 1 Brentford
    Newcastle 1 – 3Man Utd

  9. Burnley 2 – 1Everton
    Man City 3 – 0 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 3 Arsenal
    Spurs 3 – 1 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 2 – 2Southampton
    Aston Villa 2 – 2 Chelsea
    Brighton 2– 0 Brentford
    Newcastle 0 – 3Man Utd

  10. Man City 3-0 Leicester
    Norwich 0-2 Arsenal
    Totts 3-1 Crystal Pal
    West ham 2-1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea
    Brighton 2-0 Brentford
    Newcastle 1-2 Man Utd

    Merry Christmas fellow gooners and congrats to Sue leading the way on Christmas🎅🎄

    1. Aww cheers, Kev.. you’re breathing down my neck!! 😅 Merry Christmas to you too.. have a fab day with your family and daughter 🎄🎁 xx

      City 3-0 Leicester
      Norwich 0-2 Arsenal
      Spuds 2-1 Palace
      Hammers 2-2 Saints
      Villa 2-1 Chavs
      Brighton 0-1 Brentford
      Barcodes 0-2 Mancs

      1. I think I would take joint second now after missing the euro comp last year 😜 well your top of the tree literally Sue well done 😄 aww thank you Sue and a very merry Christmas to you and your kids and grandson 🎄🎁 xx

  11. Burnley 2 – 1 Everton
    ManC 4 – 1 Leicester City
    Norwich 1 – 5 Arsenal
    Spurs 2 – 1 Palace
    West Ham 2 – 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 2 – 2 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 2 Brentford
    Newcastle 1 – 2 ManU

  12. Burnley 1 ~ 1 Everton
    Mancity 3 ~ 2 Leicester
    Norwich 1 ~ 4 Arsenal
    Spurs 2 ~ 2 Cplace
    Westham 2 ~ 1 Southampton
    Aston villa 2 ~ 1 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 ~ 1 Brentford
    Newcastle 1 ~ 1 Manutd

  13. Burnley 1 – 2 Everton
    Man City 1 – 2 Leicester
    Norwich 2 – 1 Arsenal
    Spurs 3 – 1 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 2 – 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1 – 3 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 0 Brentford
    Newcastle 0 – 2 Man Utd

  14. Burnley 1-1 Everton Man city 3-1 Leicester Norwich 0-1 Arsenal Tottenham 2-1 Palace West ham 3-1 Southampton Aston villa 1-2 Chelsea Brighton 2-1 Brentford Newcastle 1-2 Man u

    1. Sue p must have offered Dan Smith some assorted turkey for Christmas to make him elevate her so highly in the table…that’s her luck though,my target has always been top 32 to qualify for the world cup…MERRY CHRISTMAS fellow goons’

        1. I believe you are the champion elect Sue,just a matter of time before you establish a more unassailable gap from the rest but your sister suep,though doing wonderfully ok should be below me in the table but i see it as an unintentional mistake by dan smith.

          1. There was a mix up the other week; my score has been rectified but I don’t believe SueP’s has – 10 too many. Maybe Dan will have a look when he has time?

            As for being champion-elect, there’s a long way to go yet, but thank you 🙂

  15. Burnley 2-1 Everton. City 3-0 Foxes. Norwich 0-2 Arsenal. Spurs 2-1 palace. Westham 2-1 Sutton. A,villa 1-2 Chelsea. Brighton 1-1 Brentford. Newcastle 0-2 man,utd.

  16. Burnley 1 – 1 Everton
    Man City 4 – 1 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 3 Arsenal
    Spurs 2 – 1 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 2 – 2 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1 – 1 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 0 Brentford
    Newcastle 0 – 3 Man Utd

  17. Burnley 1 – 2 Everton
    Man City 3 – 0 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal
    Spurs 2 – 1 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 1 – 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1 – 1 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 0 Brentford
    Newcastle 0 – 2 Man Utd

  18. Man City 3 – 1 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 3 Arsenal
    Tottenham 3 – 0 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 2 – 2 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1 – 2 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 2 Brentford
    Newcastle 0 – 2 Man Utd

  19. Burnley 2 vs 1 everton
    man city 3 vs 1 leicester city
    Norwich 0 vs 2 arsenal
    tottenham 2 vs 1 crystal palace
    Westham 2 vs 1 southampton
    Aston villa 1 vs 2 chelsea
    Brighton 2 vs 0 brentford
    Newcastle 1 vs 2 man united

  20. Merry Christmas Peeps! Sue, SueP, Kev, Durand, Declan, Reggie, Jon Fox, Adajim, GAI, Shakir, Samson Afolayan, Kenya, Admin Pat, Dan Smith and all the lovely others on JA. We may have difference in opinion but we are all Gunners!

    My predictions

    City 2-1 Leicester
    Norwich 0-2 Arsenal
    Spuds 2-1 Palace
    Hammers 2-1 Saints
    Villa 1-1 Chelsea
    Brighton 1-1 Brentford
    Newcastle 0-2 Man Utd

  21. Merry Christmas to you all.

    Man City 3-1 Leicester
    Norwich 0-3 Arsenal
    Tottenham 1-1 C. Palace
    West Ham 3-1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea
    Brighton 1-1 Brentford
    Newcastle 0-2 Man Utd

  22. Burnley 1-2 Everton
    Man city 3-1 Leicester
    Norwich 0-2 Arsenal
    Spurs 2-1 Palace
    Hammers 2-0 saints
    Aston villa 0-2 chelsea
    Brighton 1-0 Brentford
    Newcastle 1- 3 Man Utd

  23. Burnley 1 – 1 Everton
    Man City 3 – 0 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 3 Arsenal
    Spurs 2 – 0 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 2 – 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1 – 2 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 0 Brentford
    Newcastle 0 – 2 Man Utd

  24. City 3-0 Leicester
    Norwich 0-2 Arsenal
    Spuds 2-1 Palace
    Hammers 2-1 Saints
    Villa 1-1 Chelsea
    Brighton 0-1 Brentford
    Newcastle 0-2 Mancs

  25. Norwich 1_2 arsenal
    City 2_ 0 Leicester
    Newcastle 1_ 0 man United
    Aston 1_1c Chelsea
    Burnley 2_1 Everton
    Spurs 2_ 1 cry
    West ham United 2_1 soton
    Brighton 2_0 Brentford

  26. Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!
    City 3-0 Leicester
    Norwich 0- 3 Arsenal
    Spurs 2-1 Palace
    WestHam 2-1 Southampton
    Villa 1-2 Chelsea
    Brighton 2-1 Brentford
    Newcastle 0- 1 ManU
    Heard Burnley vs Everton called off but just to be safe
    Burnley 1-1 Everton

  27. Burnley 1 – 1 Everton
    Man City 3 – 0 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal
    Spurs 2 – 2 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 1 – 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1 – 1 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 1 Brentford
    Newcastle 0 – 2 Man Utd

    1. City 3-0 Leicester
      Norwich 0-2 Arsenal
      Spuds 2-1 Crystal Palace Westham 3 – 1 Southampton
      Villa 2-1 Chelsea
      Brighton 2-1 Brentford
      Newcastle 0-2 Mancs
      Burnley 1- 1 Everton

  28. Burnley 1:1 Everton
    Man City 3:1 Leicester
    Norwich 0:2 Arsenal
    Spurs 2:1 Palace
    WestHam 2:1 Southampton
    Villa 2:2 Chelsea
    Brighton 0:0 Brentford
    Newcastle 0:2 Man United

  29. Burnley 1 – 1 Everton
    Man City 2 – 0 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal
    Spurs 2 – 1 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 2 – 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 0 – 1 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 1 Brentford
    Newcastle 1 – 2 Many Utd

  30. Burnley 1 – 0 Everton
    Man City 3 – 0 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal
    Spurs 2 – 0 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 1 – 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 2 – 2 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 0 Brentford
    Newcastle 0 – 2 Man Utd

  31. Burnley 1 – 1 Everton
    Man City 3 – 0 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal
    Spurs 1 – 1 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 2 – 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1 – 1 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 1 Brentford
    Newcastle 1 – 2 Man Utd

  32. City 3-0 Leicester
    Norwich 0-2 Arsenal
    Spuds 2-1 Palace
    Hammers 2-2 Saints
    Villa 2-2 Chelsea
    Brighton 0-1 Brentford
    Newcastle 0-2 ManU

  33. Burnley 1 Everton 1
    Norwich 0 Arsenal 3
    Spurs 2 Palace 2
    WHU 2 Southampton 1
    Villa 0 Chelsea 2
    BHA 2 Brentford 2
    Newcastle 0 Man U 2
    Man city 3 Leicester 0

  34. Man City 3-1 Leicester
    Norwich 0-2 Arsenal
    Spurs 2-0 Palace
    West Ham 2-1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea
    Brighton 1-1 Brentford
    Newcastle 1-3 Man Utd

    Happy holidays to everyone!

  35. Burnley 2-2 Everton
    Norwich 0-3 arsenal
    Spurs 1-1 palace
    Westham 2-1 Southampton
    Villa 2 -2 Chelsea
    Brighton 3-1 Brentford
    Newcastle 0-2 man u
    Man City 3-1 Leicester
    God help Prince 🙏🙏

  36. Burnley 1 – 2 Everton
    Man City 3 – 1 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal
    Tottenham 2 – 1 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 2 – 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1 – 2 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 1 Brentford
    Newcastle 1 – 3 Man United

  37. Burnley 1 – 0 Everton
    Man City 3 – 1 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal
    Spurs 2 – 1 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 2 – 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 2 – 2 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 0 Brentford
    Newcastle 1 – 2 Man Utd

  38. Burnley 1 – 1 Everton
    Man City 3 – 0 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal
    Spurs 2 – 1 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 2 – 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 2 – 3 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 1 Brentford
    Newcastle 0 – 1 Man Utd

  39. Man City 2-0 Leicester
    Norwich 0-2 Arsenal
    Spurs ,2-1 Palace
    West Ham 2-1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 0-1 Chelsea
    Brighton 1-1 Brentford
    Newcastle 0-2 Man Utd

  40. Man City 3 – 0 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal
    Spurs 3 – 0 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 2 – 1 Southampton
    Aston Villa 2 – 1 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 0 Brentford
    Newcastle 0 – 2 Man Utd

  41. Man City 3-1 Leicester
    Norwich 1-2 Arsenal
    spurs 2-1 Palace
    West Ham 3-0 Southampton
    Villa 1-2 Chelsea
    Brighton 2-1 Brentford
    Newcastle 2-0 Man U

  42. Man City 2-0 Leicester
    Norwich 1-1 Arsenal
    Spuds 3-1 palace
    West Ham 2-0 Southampton
    Villa 0-2 Chelsea
    Brighton 2-1 Brentford
    Newcastle 0-3 Man Utd

  43. Burnley 1 – 2 Everton
    Man City 2 – 1 Leicester
    Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal
    Spurs 2 – 1 Crystal Palace
    West Ham 2 – 0 Southampton
    Aston Villa 1 – 2 Chelsea
    Brighton 1 – 0 Brentford
    Newcastle 1 – 3 Man Utd

  44. Merry Christmas guys and be safe.

    Man City 3-1 Leicester
    Norwich 1-4 Arsenal
    Spuds 2-2 palace
    West Ham 3-1 Southampton
    Villa 2-1 Chelsea
    Brighton 2-1 Brentford
    Newcastle 2-1 Man Utd

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