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Post match: Chelsea v Liverpool (EPL 22/9/19 4.30pm)

Match of the match

  • Adrian

    Votes: 71 44.4%
  • Alexander-Arnold [GOAL 14’]

    Votes: 24 15.0%
  • Matip

    Votes: 90 56.3%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 8 5.0%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 11 6.9%
  • Fabinho

    Votes: 42 26.3%
  • Henderson [off 83’]

    Votes: 16 10.0%
  • Wijnaldum

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Salah [90+2’]

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Firmino [GOAL 30’]

    Votes: 14 8.8%
  • Mane [off 71’]

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Milner [on 71’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lallana [on 83’]

    Votes: 2 1.3%
  • Gomez [on 90+2]

    Votes: 1 0.6%

  • Total voters
    160
  • Poll closed .

Richard88

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No it isn’t. If level on points teams will still be separated on goal difference. Head to head only come in if two teams can’t be separated any other way.
As I said, head-to-head record is the first tie-breaker this season. Here it is straight from the horses mouth:


What's new in 2019/20: Head-to-head records
14 Jul 2019

Clubs finishing level in the table will have their results against each other compared to decide who finishes highest


Ahead of the 2019/20 season, we look at the new things to keep an eye out for in the Premier League.

Head-to-head records
If two or more clubs finish level in the table when competing for the title or European qualification, or when relegation is at stake, their records in the head-to-head matches will now be used to separate them.

In previous seasons, teams involved in these specific battles who finished with the same points total, goal difference and number of goals scored would be pitted against each other in a playoff.

But that extra match is now less likely.

In 2019/20 the team who have collected the most points in the head-to-head duels between the sides lying level on points, goal difference and number of goals scored, will take the highest finishing position, while the team with the fewest will take the lowest place.

If clubs still cannot be separated, the team who scored the most goals away from home in the head-to-head matches will get the highest position.

Only if the clubs remain level in the table after this will a playoff be arranged, at a neutral ground, with the format, timing and venue being determined by the Premier League Board.
 


Mascot88

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As I said, head-to-head record is the first tie-breaker this season. Here it is straight from the horses mouth:

Maybe read it again? Right to the end this time?

In 2019/20 the team who have collected the most points in the head-to-head duels between the sides lying level on points, goal difference and number of goals scored, will take the highest finishing position, while the team with the fewest will take the lowest place.

If clubs still cannot be separated, the team who scored the most goals away from home in the head-to-head matches will get the highest position.
 

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indianscouser

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Think this has been discussed at lengths during the summer- CF and a LB. But just perhaps a CF who is as good as the front 3, isn't costly, not fussed to be benched and won't disrupt out wage structure may not have existed at that time?

Also, I think we usually tire out during this Sept-Oct period around, happened last year as well. Check this post match thread first page-

Klopp would have probably started divock. I think this game was too big and early for Brewster.
Even shaqs can fill that role if required.
At the moment, cover for robbo is the biggest weakness we need to solve in jan.