Marcus Rashford’s and Paul Pogba’s performances are key if Manchester United aim to finish in the top four.

Liverpool overcame Southampton to go to the top of the table while an Eden Hazard brace in either half gave Chelsea three valuable points in their race for top four, comfortably getting the better of West Ham. The surprise of the week came at Goodison Park, where a fine defensive display gave Everton a comprehensive victory over Arsenal, temporarily putting a halt to the fine run of form the latter has. With that loss, the Gunners fail to move up to the third spot and remain in fifth.

Gameweek 33 Review

Aaron-Wan Bissaka and Patrick van Aanholt got clean sheets in their matches and therefore got  7 and 6 points respectively. Ricardo Pereira’s assist against Huddersfield gives him 6 points. Richarlison got three points while Ryan Fraser, Joshua King, captain Andrew Robertson, Alisson Becker, and Nathan Redmond got two each. Sadio Mane got a disappointing one point from his exploits during the week. The team finished below average by a point.

Gameweek 34 Transfers

Two changes in defense and one change in attack are paramount. Marcus Rashford is brought in to replace underperforming Joshua King. Raul Jimenez is also a plausible option. Patrick van Aanholt’s short stint is over and Matt Doherty retakes his position in defense.

Marcos Alonso has been benched in the league by Maurizio Sarri on a regular basis and in his place in-form Manchester City defender, Aymeric Laporte comes in.


ALSO READ

The victory serves me perfectly – Benfica boss Bruno Lage on Eintracht Frankfurt win

It is easy to understand each other- Eden Hazard on Maurizio Sarri

We’re going to give everything and I feel we can win- Riyad Mahrez on home leg


Gameweek 34 Line-up

 

3-4-3 is the system that is chosen. Alisson maintains his spot in front of the goal, with Fabianski present on the bench. Matt Doherty, Ricardo Pereira, and Aymeric Laporte start as defenders with Aaron-Wan Bissaka and Andrew Robertson moving to the bench. In Midfield, Ryan Fraser drops to the bench, allowing Nathan Redmond, Richarlison, Paul Pogba, and Sadio Mane to start. Callum Wilson, Marcus Rashford and Sergio Aguero start up front. The Manchester Cty striker is given the captain’s armband while Rashford is made the vice-captain.

Manchester United look to get back into winning ways when West Ham come calling at Old Trafford. Their fellow-top four aspirants Tottenham take on relegated Huddersfield while a stern Watford test awaits Arsenal at Vicarage Road. Crystal Palace will look to perform the double over Manchester City at Selhurst Park while Liverpool’s hopes for a first Premier League title is put to a real test against Chelsea at Anfield.