Back to the Future - Gameweek 5

Hope you all enjoyed the first round of fixtures following the international break!

Harry Kane improved on his impressive nine goals in fourteen games return against West Ham last weekend. Lets see if there’s anybody boasting similar records.

Leicester v Arsenal

Jamie Vardy

It was mentioned previously in the article before the Manchester City game that Jamie Vardy has a terrific record against the top six. Going into Leicester City’s next fixture he boasts an impressive record against Arsenal of ten goals and one assist in eleven matches.

Brendan Rodgers has indicated that he is likely to have recovered from his calf problems, which will be a welcomed return for a Leicester City side that looked rather toothless against Aston Villa last weekend.

Leicester City have won three of the last five league fixtures against Arsenal so they will fancy themselves. Jamie Vardy has scored five goals over those five fixtures. He will definitely be fancying himself scoring against Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal should he be deemed match fit.

Tottenham v Burnley

Harry Kane

Harry Kane is in incredible form at the minute as he’s adapted to his new role in this Tottenham team perfectly. Footstock players will be pleased to hear that there is every suggestion that he can continue this form going in to next weekend against a usually resolute Burnley team.

He boasts a record of seven goals and two assists against Burnley over the course of eight matches. Six of those goals have come in the last five meetings between the clubs. The most impressive haul being a hat trick in the fixture at Turf Moor in the 2017/18 season.

Another player who almost looks guaranteed to get some form of return this week based on previous fixtures. Many players across multiple platforms will be checking their phones for that ‘Harry Kane Goal. Son Assist’ notification this weekend. The evidence suggests that this notification is likely to appear across all smart phone devices on Monday evening.

Man City v West Ham

Sergio Aguero

To the delight of many Footstock users Sergio Aguero is back! And he is also back being at one star!

He’s also returning to a run of fixtures that he’s traditionally done well in. Whilst he couldn’t improve on his eight goals in fourteen game return against Arsenal, many will be crossing their fingers this weekend that he can improve on his impressive form against West Ham.

The Argentine has eight goals and three assists in fifteen games against The Irons. Often punishing West Ham from the penalty spot and scoring solidarity goals as opposed to hitting massive hauls. Seeing Tottenham put three goals past Fabianski in quick succession will no doubt give Sergio Aguero the confidence that this could be the fixture that allows him to get off the mark this season.

Raheem Sterling

There is however another figure in the Manchester City / West Ham fixture that boasts more impressive returns than Sergio Aguero.

Raheem Sterling boasts a record of eight goals against West Ham but has done so in one less game. He has also registered seven assists as opposed to Sergio Aguero’s three. His most enjoyable stint came in the fixture last season where he scored a hat trick at The Etihad Stadium in the opening fixture of the 2019/20 Premier League Season.

Manchester City have won the last eight league games against West Ham. In that time they have recorded victories such as 4-0 (twice), 4-1 and 5-0! This is a pattern they will no doubt be expecting to extend this weekend.

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