Chelsea on top of EPL Table going into Match Week 19
There are some mouth-watering holiday matches coming up in Premier League Round 19. From Boxing Day on through into January 2017, there have been a bevy of festive fixtures scheduled back-to-back including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day games featuring titan clubs Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, and Everton. 1st4FootballTickets.com has great last minute football tickets for all the fixtures listed below.
PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH WEEK 19 FIXTURES
FRIDAY, DEC 30
NEW YEAR'S EVE, DEC 31
Hull v Everton
Burnley v Sunderland
Chelsea v Stoke
Leicester v West Ham
Manchester United v Middlesbrough
Southampton v West Brom
Swansea v Bournemouth
Liverpool v Manchester City
NEW YEAR'S DAY JAN 1
Watford v Tottenham
Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Here are some notes about the upcoming matches along with links to buy football tickets to attend the match. The Premier League tickets for Match Week 19 are guaranteed legal and authentic by 1st4FootballTickets.com!
FRIDAY, 30 DECEMBER
Hull v Everton tickets
Hull lost to Manchester City on Boxing Day after losing to Tottenham and West Ham in the Tigers’ previous games. Everton got a crucial win over Leicester with help from Romelu Lukaku.
NEW YEAR'S EVE
Leicester City v West Ham tickets
Leicester are not yet up to the form they displayed last campaign when the Foxes won the Premier League title. Their players are still skilled as ever but they need to be more aggression and put in some hard work to get out of trouble. West Ham boss Slaven Bilic was reportedly getting fired but the Hammers have earned 10 points from their past 4 games against Burnley, Hull and Swansea with some of their injured players back. Expect a fierce battle between Leicester City and the Hammers.
Fit-again West Ham forward Andy Carroll is back in form ahead of his side’s visit to Leicester City. A New Year's Eve trip to Leicester City affords Andy Carroll (£6.2m) another opportunity to build on his return to form. After months on the sidelines with a knee injury, the West Ham United striker returned to the Hammers starting XI with back-to-back appearances off the bench against Arsenal and Liverpool in December. Within 19 minutes Carroll scored his side's consolation in a 5-1 home loss to the Gunners in Game week 15. Having stepped up his match sharpness, Carroll has since led the line for the Hammers in each of their last three Premier League matches, finding the net in a 4-1 Boxing Day win at Swansea City. Dimitri Payet has supplied more chances than any other Premier League player (68). Carroll made 11 attempts on goal, more than Dimitri Payet's (£9.1m) total of 10. Carroll is ranked first for efforts inside the penalty area, with 7 compared to Michail Antonio's (£6.7m) 6. Carroll has produced more successful headers (43), touches inside the penalty area (27) and attempts on goal (11) than any striker from Round 16 onwards. Carroll's aerial threat is complemented superbly by Frenchman Payet's help from midfield. Leicester’s defense that has failed to record a clean sheet since Game week 7.
Burnley v Sunderland tickets
Burnley earned a late win over Middlesbrough in their last match. Sunderland will no doubt be fighting their best to defeat the Clarets. Scottish Black Cats boss David Moyes has a battle plan in mind and Sunderland will be ready for the battle as will Burnley.
Chelsea v Stoke tickets
Stoke have been making errors as of late. The Potters scored first against Liverpool on Tuesday but went downhill after that. And they are leaking goals. Stoke will travel to Stamford Bridge to play Premier League leaders Chelsea with Diego Costa and N'Golo Kante back from suspension.
Manchester United v Middlesbrough tickets
Middlesbrough have gone to Arsenal and Manchester City and given them both a tough match before leaving with a point. Boro will probably not change their defensive game-plan at Old Trafford but Manchester United are likely the most improved team in the Premier League in the past few weeks. United boss Jose Mourinho will do his best to inspire his side to get the 3 points needed to continue to move up the table. Superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be aiming to score two goals to become the top goal scorer in Europe in 2016.
Southampton v West Bromwich Albion tickets
Recently West Brom lost out due to late goals at Chelsea and Arsenal in the last few weeks.
Swansea v Bournemouth tickets
Bob Bradley was fired as manager at Swansea whose continuing defensive problems are apparent. Bournemouth travel to Liberty Stadium to face the Swans interim manager Alan Curtis’s side. Curtis will be in charge following Bradley's exit.
Liverpool v Manchester City tickets
Manchester City has Yaya Toure back in form and he will be a key player if Man City are to defeat Liverpool at Anfield.
NEW YEAR'S DAY
Watford v Tottenham Hotspur tickets
Tottenham put four goals past Southampton to thrill their fans and manager Pochettino. Watford seemed flat in their draw with Crystal Palace. Tottenham will be going for four wins in a row.
Arsenal v Crystal Palace tickets
Crystal Palace failed to defeat Watford in Sam Allardyce's first game in charge. With Allardyce at the helm, the Eagles' improvement will be a gradual steady process, but they are not expected to defeat mighty Arsenal.
PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE MATCH WEEK 18 12.29.2016
To date, Chelsea are on top of the EPL Table with 46 points. Liverpool, Man City, Arsenal, Spurs, and Man United are all still strong contenders in the league title race. Buy Chelsea tickets, Liverpool tickets, Man City tickets, Arsenal tickets, Tottenham tickets, and Manchester United tickets now online for cheap prices at LiveFootballTickets.com!
1 Chelsea 46
2 Liverpool 40
3 Manchester City 39
4 Arsenal 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 36
6 Manchester United 33
7 Everton 26
8 Southampton 24
9 West Bromwich 23
10 Watford 22
11 West Ham 22
12 Bournemouth 21
13 Stoke City 21
14 Burnley 20
15 Middlesbrough 18
16 Leicester City 17
17 Crystal Palace 16
18 Sunderland 14
19 Swansea 12
20 Hull 12
PREMIER LEAGUE TOP GOAL SCORERS & FOOTBALLERS
As of December 29, 2016 the top Premier League goal scorers are Chelsea’s Diego Costa with 13 goals; and Alexis Sanchez, (Arsenal) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, (Manchester United) with 12 goals apiece!
Premier League 2016-17 Top Goal Scorers
The following EPL football players have scored at least 8 goals: Diego Costa, Chelsea - 13 Goals; Alexis Sánchez, Arsenal - 12 Goals; Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United - 12 Goals; Romelu Lukaku, Everton - 10 Goals; Sergio Agüero, Man City - 10 Goals; Eden Hazard, Chelsea - 9 Goals; Sadio Mané, Liverpool - 8 Goals; Theo Walcott, Arsenal - 8 Goals; Jermain Defoe, Sunderland - 8 Goals; Harry Kane, Tottenham - 8 Goals; Christian Benteke, Crystal Palace - 8 Goals ; and Michail Antonio, West Ham - 8 Goals.
Premier League 2016-17 Top Footballers
Top football players in 2016 include Diego Costa, Alexis Sanchez, Eden Hazard, Sadio Mane, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Roberto Firmino, Kevin de Bruyne, Christian Eriuksen, Cesar Azpilicueta, Thibaut Courtois, Phillippe Coutinho, and Paul Pogba.