For every Gameweek in recent weeks and most likely the foreseeable future, it has become the norm to expect at least one match to be postponed due to several reasons, mainly Covid-19 related cases.
Week 22 witnessed two games postponed; Burnley's home tie with Leicester City and the North London Derby billed to hold at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The latter generated a lot of media outcry as many questioned the grounds on which Arsenal tabled the request, which was later confirmed by the Premier League as Arsenal's inability to field 13 players to execute the game. Due to Covid-19 issues, international duty and injuries.
Here are your facts for the Matchweek.
Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea
For the first time in a Premier League game since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea were stopped from having a single shot in the first half of a game. New.
Since joining Manchester City in the 2015/2016 season, Kevin De Bruyne has scored 21 Premier League goals from outside the penalty area. No player has reached this feat in that time. Sniper.
With Chelsea failing to breach Manchester City, Ederson Moraes has now kept 83 clean sheets in 166 Premier League games - a whooping 50 percent of the games he has played. No goalkeeper who has made more than 100 appearances has managed to reach this level. League of his own.
De Bruyne definitely loves London clubs. After notching his 6th Premier League goal of the season in just 17 outings, matching his total for last season in 25 games, the Belgian has now scored five goals each against Arsenal and Chelsea. London love.
Wolves 3-1 Southampton
Finally, Adama Traore has scored his first Premier League goal of the season. It took him 23 shots to do so. Lifted.
Newcastle 1-1 Watford
From winning positions in the League this season, Newcastle have lost 21 points; the most of any team in such manner in the competition. Dreadful.
Aston Villa 2-2 Manchester United
Jacob Ramsey created his first ever assist in the Premier League, same day he scored his first Premier League goal at Villa Park. Villa bred.
Interestingly for Philippe Coutinho, he had previously played against Manchester United and Aston Villa at least 7 times without scoring against them, but he has now scored his first Villa goal in his Premier League debut against Manchester United. Tangled fate.
Despite taking a two-goal lead, it was the first time since 2014 that Manchester United have failed to win at Aston Villa. Liberated.
Bruno Fernandes became the fourth highest scoring Portuguese in the Premier League this season with 6 goals as he scored a brace against Aston Villa, behind Diogo Jota (10), Cristiano Ronaldo (8),Bernando Silva (7). Selecao.
**Liverpool 3-0 Brentford**
Since the start of the 2018/2019 Premier League season, no player has had more assists than Trent Alexander-Arnold (42) and Andy Robertson (36). Creators.