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Bournemouth v Chelsea

Bournemouth v Chelsea

Welcome to this week's Premier League Prediction! Every Monday we have a new prediction for you to make. This week Rich and Jack talk about Chelsea and the Premier League 'run in'. This week's Premier League prediction is Chelsea's visit to Bournemouth. This is also a page for you to discuss all the upcoming Premier League matches. This weekend sees some big matches in the Premier League and we want you to discuss all the matches in the comments section below.

Transcript

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Jack: Hi everybody. I’m Jack and we’re here with a little bit of extra football English for you to think about.

Rich: That’s right, Jack. Just a little bit. Hi, everybody. I’m Rich and we’re here with this week’s Premier League Prediction and some football English for you to practise.

Jack: The phrase we’re going to look at this week is the run-in or the title run-in. What’s this word all about? 

Rich: it’s a tricky little phrase. At this point in the season, you hear lots of commentators and pundits talking on TV about the run-in and you see lots of articles in newspapers about the run-in or the title run-in.

Jack: Well, the run-in means the last few matches of the season. It’s not exact. The run-in might be the final 10 games or 8 or 6 or 5.

Rich: Today, Monday, most clubs have 9 matches left to play so we are definitely at the time when we can talk about the run-in.

Jack: The title run-in is a time when the clubs at the top might start to get nervous and some strange results can happen.

Rich: Maybe Chelsea are starting to get nervous. They lost to Palace last weekend.

Jack: We’re talking before they play Manchester City on Tuesday but that is another difficult match in their run-in.

Rich: They have to play Manchester Utd soon, too. They definitely have a difficult run-in.

Jack: Spurs could still catch them during the run-in. Anything could happen. I remember Newcastle once led the Premier League from August to the end of March and they ended up finishing second.

Rich: Oh yes, Kevin Keegan and Alex Ferguson. I remember that.

Jack: What match are you going to predict this week, Rich?

Rich: Chelsea go to Bournemouth this weekend. In normal circumstances I would go for a routine away win for the Blues but Chelsea might start to feel nervous as the finishing line gets closer. This will be Chelsea’s third game in a week and this is something they haven’t been used to this season. Bournemouth don’t have much to  play for but if they can finish in mid-table it will have been a successful season. I just have a feeling that the Premier League title race is going to get more exciting during the run-in and Chelsea might only get a draw on the south coast. Final score: Bournemouth 1-1 Chelsea

Jack: I agree that Chelsea might drop points during the run-in but I don’t think they will here. I think Chelsea will win 2-0.

Rich: What do you think will happen in the run-in?

Jack: You can discuss this match and the rest of this week’s football fixtures in the comments section. 

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football.

Fixtures

Saturday 8 April 2017

Tottenham 12:30 Watford White Hart Lane, London
Manchester City 15:00 Hull The Etihad, Manchester
Middlesbrough 15:00 Burnley The Riverside, Middlesbrough
Stoke City 15:00 Liverpool bet365 Stadium, Stoke
West Brom 15:00 Southampton The Hawthorns, West Brom
West Ham 15:00 Swansea London Stadium, London
Bournemouth 17:30 Chelsea Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth

Sunday 9 April 2017

Sunderland 13:30 Manchester Utd The Stadium of Light, Sunderland
Everton 16:00 Leicester City Goodison Park, Liverpool

Monday 10 April 2017

Crystal Palace 20:00 Arsenal Selhurst Park, London

The Big Match

Rich's prediction this week is Bournemouth against Chelsea. Have a listen to what Rich and Jack think and then make your prediction.

Form

Matchweek 32 - Bournemouth v Chelsea

Prediction League

Last week's featured match was Liverpool v Everton. Rich and our listeners thought Liverpool would win but Jack predicted a 3-2 win for Everton. That's one point for RIch and our listeners. A special congratulations to RafaelRC from Brazil who predicted a 3-1 win for Liverpool, but the most common prediction was 2-0. You can see in the table below that Rich is still ahead in our prediction league. He's predicted a draw between Bournemouth and Chelsea! What do you think? Remember, it's one point for the correct result and two additional points for the correct score. The big match this week is Liverpool v Everton. Can you predict the right score?

  Liverpool v Everton Total Points Bournemouth v Chelsea
Rich 1 24 1-1
Podcast Listeners 1 19 ?
Jack 0 14 0-2

Make your prediction now!

Comment

What do you think?

This is the place to discuss all this week's football. Will Chelsea get nervous during the title 'run-in'? Which matches are you going to watch this weekend?

Do you think teams at the top get nervous during the title 'run-in? Why?

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kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
05/04/2017
GH
3735
points

Teams at the top get nervous during the title 'run-in because every point lost will be very costly to the teams in title and championship league ambitions if any


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
05/04/2017 07:43
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

Teams at the top get nervous during the title 'run-in because every point lost will be very costly to the teams in title and championship league ambitions if any

RafaelRC's picture
RafaelRC
06/04/2017
BR
4428
points

Correct me please.
At the title run in is very dangerous for the teams at the top to face teams that fight against the relegation, but in this case Bournemouth's team is quiet in the mid-table, that's why I think Chelsea will win.


RafaelRC's picture
RafaelRC
06/04/2017 22:29
Brazil
Leicester City
4428

Correct me please.
At the title run in is very dangerous for the teams at the top to face teams that fight against the relegation, but in this case Bournemouth's team is quiet in the mid-table, that's why I think Chelsea will win.

Rich's picture
Rich
11/04/2017
ES
805
points

Good prediction, RafaelRC! I've made a couple of corrections below:

  1. 'relegation' doesn't need 'the' because we are talking about relegation in a general way.
  2. 'quiet' doesn't really work here. A common phrase to  use is 'they have nothing to play for' 'Bournemouth have nothing to play for, that's why I think Chelsea will win'

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
11/04/2017 09:15
Spain
Liverpool
805

Good prediction, RafaelRC! I've made a couple of corrections below:

  1. 'relegation' doesn't need 'the' because we are talking about relegation in a general way.
  2. 'quiet' doesn't really work here. A common phrase to  use is 'they have nothing to play for' 'Bournemouth have nothing to play for, that's why I think Chelsea will win'

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Emil
07/04/2017
RU
227
points

Correct me
I think Chelsea can win title, they won't get nervous because they have past experience in situations like this.

Above all I want to see Chelsea game :) and maybe if I will have enough time I will see Tottenham game.


Emil
07/04/2017 10:35
Russia
Chelsea
227

Correct me
I think Chelsea can win title, they won't get nervous because they have past experience in situations like this.

Above all I want to see Chelsea game :) and maybe if I will have enough time I will see Tottenham game.

Rich's picture
Rich
11/04/2017
ES
805
points

Hi Emil

You must be happy witht he Chelsea result! I've made a few corrections below. They are mainly with articles (the, a) and prepositions.

I think Chelsea can win the title, they won't get nervous because they have past experience in of situations like this.

Above all I want to see the Chelsea game :) and maybe if I will have enough time I will see watch the Tottenahm game.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 


Rich's picture
Rich
11/04/2017 09:19
Spain
Liverpool
805

Hi Emil

You must be happy witht he Chelsea result! I've made a few corrections below. They are mainly with articles (the, a) and prepositions.

I think Chelsea can win the title, they won't get nervous because they have past experience in of situations like this.

Above all I want to see the Chelsea game :) and maybe if I will have enough time I will see watch the Tottenahm game.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 

numrut
07/04/2017
UA
100
points

Correct me, please.

I think Chelsea will get narrow win. It will be their third game in a week, as Rich mentioned, so they will try to save one's strength. But the Blues should carefully control the game to avoid surprises in the form of loss of points on the eve of difficult matches against MU and Spurs.


numrut
07/04/2017 15:17
Ukraine
Liverpool
100

Correct me, please.

I think Chelsea will get narrow win. It will be their third game in a week, as Rich mentioned, so they will try to save one's strength. But the Blues should carefully control the game to avoid surprises in the form of loss of points on the eve of difficult matches against MU and Spurs.

Rich's picture
Rich
11/04/2017
ES
805
points

Good prediction, Numrut! I've made a few corrections below:

I think Chelsea will get a narrow win. It will be their third game in a week, as Rich mentioned, so they will try to save one's strength conserve their energy. But the Blues should carefully control the game to avoid surprises in the form of loss of dropping any points on the eve of difficult matches against MU and Spurs.

Hope that helps,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 


Rich's picture
Rich
11/04/2017 09:23
Spain
Liverpool
805

Good prediction, Numrut! I've made a few corrections below:

I think Chelsea will get a narrow win. It will be their third game in a week, as Rich mentioned, so they will try to save one's strength conserve their energy. But the Blues should carefully control the game to avoid surprises in the form of loss of dropping any points on the eve of difficult matches against MU and Spurs.

Hope that helps,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 

shobonenok's picture
shobonenok
07/04/2017
RU
826
points

Correct me.
I'm not sure Chelsea will get nervous, but afraid that Arsenal wiil do. The club is slightly behind the Champions League zone but the media and supporters' pressure on Mr. Wenger and his guys is too strong.
However, it's neck and neck at the top of the table between Tottenham (2nd) and Everon (6th) and actually evetything can happen during the title run-in. Pep has lost 6 matches during the season first time in his career as a manager. The Special one has lost lots of points at home. Liverpool has most of its remaining games against the teams which are not in the top-8.
There are lots of things for all the top clubs' managers to complain about and to struggle with. That's why it will be very difficult to stay cool.
Unfortunately, the universty won't let me watch any of the Saturday games, but I'm going to watch the London derby on Monday.
It's much better that there are only 2 hours difference between London and Moscow now.


shobonenok's picture
shobonenok
07/04/2017 18:57
Russia
Manchester City
826

Correct me.
I'm not sure Chelsea will get nervous, but afraid that Arsenal wiil do. The club is slightly behind the Champions League zone but the media and supporters' pressure on Mr. Wenger and his guys is too strong.
However, it's neck and neck at the top of the table between Tottenham (2nd) and Everon (6th) and actually evetything can happen during the title run-in. Pep has lost 6 matches during the season first time in his career as a manager. The Special one has lost lots of points at home. Liverpool has most of its remaining games against the teams which are not in the top-8.
There are lots of things for all the top clubs' managers to complain about and to struggle with. That's why it will be very difficult to stay cool.
Unfortunately, the universty won't let me watch any of the Saturday games, but I'm going to watch the London derby on Monday.
It's much better that there are only 2 hours difference between London and Moscow now.

Rich's picture
Rich
11/04/2017
ES
805
points

Hi Shobonenok,

I agree. Chelsea might be out ahead but there is still a lot to play for! I didn't know that the clocks didn't change in Russia! I've made a few corrections below. I hope they are helpful.

I'm not sure Chelsea will get nervous, but I'm afraid that Arsenal will do. The club is slightly behind the Champions League zone but the media and supporters' pressure on Mr. Wenger and his guys is too strong.However, it's neck and neck at the top of the table between Tottenham (2nd) and Everon (6th) and actually evetything anything can happen during the title run-in. Pep has lost 6 matches during the season for the first time in his career as a manager. The Special one has lost lots of points at home. Liverpool has most of its remaining games against the teams which are not in the top-8.
There are lots of things for all the top clubs' managers to complain about and to struggle with. That's why it will be very difficult to stay cool.
Unfortunately, the universty won't let me watch any of the Saturday games, but I'm going to watch the London derby on Monday.It's much better that there are only 2 hours difference between London and Moscow now.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
11/04/2017 09:28
Spain
Liverpool
805

Hi Shobonenok,

I agree. Chelsea might be out ahead but there is still a lot to play for! I didn't know that the clocks didn't change in Russia! I've made a few corrections below. I hope they are helpful.

I'm not sure Chelsea will get nervous, but I'm afraid that Arsenal will do. The club is slightly behind the Champions League zone but the media and supporters' pressure on Mr. Wenger and his guys is too strong.However, it's neck and neck at the top of the table between Tottenham (2nd) and Everon (6th) and actually evetything anything can happen during the title run-in. Pep has lost 6 matches during the season for the first time in his career as a manager. The Special one has lost lots of points at home. Liverpool has most of its remaining games against the teams which are not in the top-8.
There are lots of things for all the top clubs' managers to complain about and to struggle with. That's why it will be very difficult to stay cool.
Unfortunately, the universty won't let me watch any of the Saturday games, but I'm going to watch the London derby on Monday.It's much better that there are only 2 hours difference between London and Moscow now.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1aragorn19866882
2RafaelRC4428
3kwesimanifest3735
4assemjuve3433
5haydi3066
6Alex_from_Ukraine2627
7nikosonris2453
8MUGEMANYI2320
9amaral1915
10Ahmed Adam Mamado1840
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Serbia23261
2Albania23000
3Macedonia19390
4Ukraine18941
5Bosnia and Herzegovina15913
6Kosovo13534
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
9Montenegro11488
10Azerbaijan7844
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United68101
2Arsenal53605
3Liverpool47809
4Chelsea40493
5Manchester City15203
6Leicester City11064
7Tottenham Hotspur4148
8West Ham United3677
9Everton1549
10Watford1461

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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