Dan’s Midweek EPL Predictions – Will Arsenal shock Chelsea?

Due to every point being crucial in crowning the inaugural JustArsenal EPL predictions Champion, we will be including the midweek fixtures.

It puts us in a unique situation where we have to forecast the Man United v Liverpool fixture without knowing how United fared against Leicester. Don’t blame me, blame United fans who thought it was a good idea to break into Old Trafford and injure six police officers.

Tuesday

Man United 1-0 Leicester

Ole’s not happy that this will be United’s 2nd out of 3 fixtures in the space of 5 days. I maintain if he’s not happy then blame your ‘fans’. Maybe some supporters need to learn that breaking into Old Trafford, throwing missiles and injuring police officers will have consequences.

With Champions League qualification assured, Leicester will be hoping their opponents rest talent for Thursday, but even if they do, it doesn’t mean the Foxes have the mentality to cope with the pressure. Which is a shame, as they deserve to enjoy FA Cup Final week (why is that not after the League finishes?)

 

Saints 1-1 Palace

I’m writing this before Fulham play Burnley, so the Saints could be safe by time they kick off. Essentially though Fulham have to win all their games, so I don’t think the Saints are sweating.

I like to think the Eagles will carry on playing positively now they are safe, but that could have been because they were playing Sheffield United.

Wednesday

Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal

One of those games that I’m grateful there are no fans at, because boy would the home supporters kick us while we are down (let’s be honest we would do the same).

We have to win our remaining games just to have an outside chance of qualifying for Europe (if 7th is enough), while they don’t have enough eyes – given how much they have to focus on. They have an FA Cup and Champions League Final to look forward too.

Anyone else see the irony that on Sunday Arteta made the choices he should have made on Thursday? E.g. Saka at left back, Martinelli starting, etc.

 

Thursday

Aston Villa 1-2 Everton

When I predicted West Ham vs Everton, I pointed out how both sides have dropped silly points every time they are expected to push on.

The Toffees for example have got results at Old Trafford, White Hart Lane, Anfield and the Emirates, yet have lost at home to Newcastle, Fulham and Burnley.

So it would be like them days after getting three points at West Ham to slip up at Villa. They must realise this is their last chance to challenge for a European place. A win puts them 6th so the motivation should be high.

Man United 1-1 Liverpool

As much as Ole insists he doesn’t care if resting players for the Europa Final impacts those in the race for the top four, you know secretly he’d love to cost Liverpool a place in the Champions League. I’d go as far as saying if with 10 mins to go this was a draw, he’d see out the game just to hurt Klopp’s men.

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When you’ve done your EPL Predictions, start thinking guys of your teams, flops, etc of season as in the next few days and weeks we will do a poll and vote for the inaugural JustArsenal team of the season, and teams based on other criteria.

Good luck peeps

Dan

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46 Comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    Honestly, I don’t see it.
    Chelsea is the opposite to WBA
    I hope we win but not feeling confident about it at all ☹️😭

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      Chelsea hasnt been performing consistently

      with their new players Ziyech and Werner not playing well….

      they are a little better than us due to having a core/backbone of players

      their recent strings of wins have also boost their confidence and morale

  2. Sue says:

    Happy Birthday Kev62 😆🍻🎁

    Manchester 2-1 Leicester
    Saints 1-0 Palace
    Chavs 2-0 Arsenal
    Villa 1-1 Toffees
    Mancs 3-2 Scousers

    1. Kev82 says:

      I fancy Soyuncu to score a header 😉
      Saints 2-1 Palace
      Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
      Villa 2-1 Everton
      Man utd 1-1 Liverpool
      62 😂😂 I’m still a pup 😂 thank you Sue 🎉

      1. Dan says:

        Happy bday mate 😉

        1. Kev82 says:

          Cheers Dan 😄👌

  3. hasse andersson says:

    No comment, just a depressed lamentation.
    What make a successful football coach/ manager? Hard to say, but I think it’s a gift. A rare talent that some have – a chosen few – the rest don’t. And there is no such thing in sports as “great by association”. Pep Guardiola have the gift, his former handyman Mikel Arteta have not.
    The most important thing for AFC the summer of 2021 is to get a first class manager, and there are some guys out there capable for the job… Alex Allegri, Diego Simeone, Ralf Rangnick, or (as a dark horse) Graham Potter. To mention some. With Mikel Arteta the next season will be as miserable as this one that all fans want to forget. And it’s much easier to get one of those coaches during the summer than 12 rounds into the new season with Arsenal on the lower half of the table. When it has become obvious to everybody that MA have to go. It would just ruin another season.
    It will be the same thing again with Arteta of that simple reason that he is not qualified for this work. To be assistant coach is one thing, to lead the training etc, but the brain work (strategy, tactics…) and the experience it takes to change gameplan under the match if necessary, he lack those qualities. That is “the gift” part.
    The season 2021-22 will be exactly the same as 2020-21 if owner kronk and the Arsenal board let Arteta stay and continue his ruin at Emirates.
    Let me just remind you of the situation after 12 rounds this now dying season…

    Tottenham 24-10 25p
    Liverpool 27-18 25p
    Leicester 24-15 24p
    Southampton 24-17 23p
    Man United 20-17 23p
    Chelsea 25-12 22p
    Man City 19-11 22p
    Aston Villa 23-15 21p
    West Ham 20-15 20p
    Everton 21-18 20p
    Crystal Palace 18-17 17p
    Newcastle 14-18 17p
    Wolves 11-16 17p
    Leeds 17-22 14p

    AND as number 15 on the table… Arsenal Football Club, 12 played matches, 4 victories, 1 tie and 7 losses!
    Get rid of this poor man or it will happen again.

  4. Sid says:

    ManU 2-1 Leicester
    Southampton 1-1 Palace
    Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
    Aston Villa 0-1 Everton
    ManU 2-2 Liverpool

    1. Admin Pat says:

      Man Utd 3-0 Leicester
      Southampton 0-1 Palace
      Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal
      Aston Villa 0-1 Everton
      ManU 0-2 Liverpool

  5. I says:

    ManU 2-1 Leicester
    Southampton 1-1 Palace
    Chelsea 1-1 Arsenal
    Aston Villa 1-1 Everton
    ManU 2-2 Liverpool

  6. Dan kit says:

    Man Utd 3-1 Leicester
    Southampton 1-2 palace
    Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal
    Villa 1-2 Everton
    Man Utd 1-2 Liverpool

    1. Mogunna says:

      i feel same way, reds can surprise Man U. but defensively weak, missing Vanjik ruined their season.

      Chelsea will indeed give us s coach lesson, Tuchel was there for us to sign, we keep Arteta, will as well nextyear!

    2. Phenom says:

      United 2-0 Leicester
      Southampton 1-2 Palace
      Chelsea 1-2 Arsenal
      Villa 1-1 Everton
      United 3-1 Liverpool

    3. Sagie says:

      Southampton 2 Palace 1
      Chelsea 2 Arsenal 3
      Villa 2 Everton 1
      Man United 2 Liverpool 1

      Missed the start of the first game.

  7. Declan says:

    Man U 2-1 Leicester
    Southampton 1-0 Palace
    Chelsea 1-2 Arsenal
    Villa 1-1 Everton
    Man U 1-2 Liverpool

  8. Kenya 001 says:

    Man u 0-0 leicester
    Soton 2-1 palace
    Chelsea 1-2 arsenal
    Villa 1-0 Everton
    Man u 2-3 Liverpool

  9. Easyguy says:

    Manchester United 2-1 Leicester
    Saints 1-1 Palace
    Chavs 2-2 Arsenal
    Villa 1-1 Toffees
    Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool

    1. Easyguy says:

      Correction please on the Man Utd vs Leicester game. Man Utd line up ain’t giving me confidence at all.
      So my prediction is Man Utd 1-3 Leicester

  10. hasse andersson says:

    Chelsea vs Arsenal 4-0.

    1. Dan kit says:

      So you think it will be a Close game then 😂

      1. hasse andersson says:

        I hope it will be the end of Mikel Arteta. I’m sorry to say this, but I hoped Villareal shoud win against Arsenal, of the same reason. I ought be ashamed of myself, and I am. I wonder if it wouldn’t be better if I became a Chelsea fan. They are at least aware of the problems and do something about them. The are much smarter than we, and they look smarter. T T is a coach. MA is not.

  11. instrooments says:

    Man Utd 1-1 Leicester
    Southampton 1-0 palace
    Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
    Villa 1-2 Everton
    Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool

  12. S.J says:

    Man United 2 – 1 Leicester
    Southampton 1 – 1 Crystal Palace
    Chelsea 2 – 1 Arsenal
    Aston Villa 2 – 2 Everton
    Man United 1 – 1 Liverpool

  13. Dunchirado says:

    ManU 2-1 Leicester
    Southampton 1-0 Palace
    Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal
    Aston Villa 0-1verton
    ManU 1-2 Liverpool

  14. Highbury Hero says:

    Man u 1-0 leicester
    Soton 2-1 palace
    Chelsea 2-0 arsenal
    Villa 1-0 Everton
    Man u 1-1 Liverpool

  15. Samson Afolayan says:

    Man United 2-1 foxes. Sutton 2-1 palace. Chelsea 1-2 arsenal. Villa 2-1 Everton. Man United 1-1 Liverpool

  16. Ackshay says:

    Man U 2-1 Leicester
    Southampton 0-1 Palace
    Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
    Villa 1-2 Everton
    Man U 2-2 Liverpool

  17. Khadii says:

    ManU 1-1 Leicester
    Southampton 2-1 Palace
    Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal
    Aston Villa 0-1 Everton
    ManU 2-1 Liverpool

  18. Terrah says:

    Man united 2 vs 1 leicester
    Southampton 2 vs 0 crystal palace
    Chelsea 2 vs 2 arsenal
    Aston villa 2 vs 1 everton
    Man united 1 vs 2 liverpool

  19. Buchi says:

    Man U 1-0 Leicester
    Southampton 1-1 Palace
    Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal
    Villa 1-0 Everton
    Man U 1-1 Pool

  20. EDU says:

    Man Utd 1-1 Leicester
    Southampton 2-1 Palace
    Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal
    Aston Villa 1-1 Everton
    ManU 1 – 1 Liverpool

  21. okobino says:

    Man Utd 2-1 Leicester
    Southampton 1-1 palace
    Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
    Villa 2-1 Everton
    Man Utd 1-2 Liverpool

  22. Ernie Blaze says:

    Man-u 1 vs 2 Leicester
    Southampton 2 vs 1 Palace
    Chelsea 1 vs 2 Arsenal
    Villa 2 vs 1 Everton
    Man-u 2 vs 1 Liverpool

  23. SueP says:

    ManU 2 -2 Leicester
    Soton 2 – 1 Palace
    Chelsea 2 – 2 Arsenal
    I’m trying to be positive
    Villa 1 – 1 Everton
    ManU 1 -2 Liverpool

  24. Matthew(iykmatt) says:

    Man u 3-1 Leicester Southampton 2-1 Crystal palace Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal Aston villa 1-1 Everton Man u 1-2 Liverpool

  25. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    In the face of the adversity that is confronting Arsenal in the PL and Europa this season, but notwithding this us Gooners can still find a room for patriotism in our hearts for Arsenal and be patriots to the Gunners in their big game away against the Blues tomorrow. And be rooting for Arsenal in our thinking, supports and beliefs to win the match.

    Sue, you know what? If the Gunners will manup to the Blues but not cow in to them in the game as it’s being played for the 90 minutes plus in the match, not afraid of them nor feel inferior to them as a team. Look into their eyes squarely and play them ball for ball, free kicks for free kicks, throwing ins for throwing ins, corner kicks for corner kicks, shooting on targets for shooting on targets, shoving for shoving, nutmeging for nutmeging, pushing for pushing, blocking for blocking, pulling for pulling, dragging for dragging, elbowing for elbowing, kicking for kicking, falling for falling, pace for pace, attacks for attacks, defending for defending, goals scoring attempts for goals scoring attempts, show of strength for show of strength, endurance for endurance, perseverance for perseverance and right thinking in the game for right thinking in the game all in the match. Believe me Sue Arsenal will score goals against Chelsea in the game to beat them 0-2 in the match.

    But the Gunners should avoid giving away any penalties in the game to the Blues. And forsake any forms of showing profligancy in front of the Blues goal to be hitting the woodwork, side netting the ball, narrowly missed hitting the target, shooting to the goalkepeer’s hand and shoot high and wide off the mark. But hit the back of the net in the game at least 2 times for Arsenal. And putup impregnable defending in the game to deny the Blues from scoring any goals against Arsenal in the match.

  26. Shakir says:

    Man utd 3-1 Leicester
    Southampton 1-2 Palace
    Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal
    Aston Villa 1-2 Everton
    Man utd 2-1 Liverpool

  27. BT gnr/bdk says:

    Man Utd 1 Leicester 2
    Southampton 1-2 palace
    Chelsea 1 Arsenal 3
    Villa 1-2 Everton
    Man Utd 1-2 Liverpool

    1. Sir Michael says:

      We can’t score at home and you think we will get 3 away your dreaming

  28. dotash says:

    Utd 2 Leicester 2
    Southampton 1-2 palace
    Chelsea 1 Arsenal 2
    Villa 1- 1 Everton
    Man Utd 1-2 Liverpool

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  29. Davars says:

    Sorry to late for the first game but here we are ;
    Saints 3-1 Palace
    Chavs 1-2 Arsenal
    Villa 1-1 Toffees
    Mancs 2-2 Scousers

  30. Prince says:

    Man u 1-2 Leicester
    Southampton 1-1 palace
    Chelsea 1-1 Arsenal
    Villa 2-2 Everton
    Man u 1-2 Liverpool
    God help my prince 🙏🙏

  31. Illiterate says:

    Chelsea 2-3 Arsenal fc
    Villa 1-2 Everton
    Man Utd 1-3 Liverpool

  32. Joe Gunner says:

    Chelsea 1-1 Arsenal
    Vila 1-2 Everton
    Man U 1-2 Liverpool

  33. Tom says:

    Southampton 1-1palace
    Chelsea 2-2Arsenal
    Villa 1-1 Everton
    Man Utd 2-2Liverpool

  34. Toney says:

    Chelsea 1-2 Arsenal fc
    Villa 2-1 Everton
    Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool

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