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This Week: Fantasy Football

This Week: Fantasy Football

Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Rich and Jack talk about the latest action from the Premier League and have lots of football English for you to learn.

In this podcast, Jack and Rich chose their fantasy football squad on fantasy.premierleague.com. They needed to choose fifteen players for their squad and they have £100 million to spend. They also decided to give themselves an additional challenge. They decided to choose players from fifteen different countries and fifteen different Premier League clubs.

Fantasy

Fantasy Football: Goalkeepers

We've selected Arsenal's Bernd Leno in our Fantasy Football team.

Rich and Jack needed to choose two goalkeepers. They chose Arsenal's Bernd Leno (£5M) and Brighton's Roberto Sanchez (£4.5M). Look at the sentences from the podcast and check your understanding of the phrases in bold.

Jack: So, who have we chosen to play in goal for the Premier Skills team? We needed to choose two goalkeepers.

Rich: Well, we decided not to break the bank with goalkeepers but we wanted to choose a keeper that will play every week and has a good chance of keeping clean sheets.

Jack: Our first choice is Arsenal’s German goalkeeper, Bernd Leno. He should play every week so should pick up points if Arsenal concede fewer goals than last season.

Rich: And if we decide to drop Leno we’ve got Brighton’s Spanish, Roberto Sanchez, in reserve to go between the sticks

Jack: Brighton finished 16th last season but let in fewer goals than nine of the teams that finished above them so we think Sanchez could get a few points.

Fantasy

Fantasy Football: Defenders

We've selected Crystal Palace's Cheikhou Kouyaté in our Fantasy Football team.

Rich and Jack needed to choose five defenders. They chose West Ham’s, Vladimir Coufal (£5M), Newcastle’s Fabian Schar (£4.5M), Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard (£5M), Crystal Palace’s Cheikhou Kouyaté (£4.5M) and Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5M). Look at the sentences from the podcast and check your understanding of the phrases in bold.

Jack: So, who do we have at the back?

Rich: In defence, we have West Ham’s Czech defender, Vladimir Coufal.

Jack: That looks like a defence that won’t concede too many and should get a few clean sheets.

Fantasy

Fantasy Football: Midfielders

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes is in our fantasy football team.

Rich and Jack needed to choose five midfielders. They chose Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne (£12M), Tottenham’s Heung-min Son (£10M), Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes (£12M), Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi (£5M) and Leeds United’s Raphina (£6.5M). Look at the sentences from the podcast and check your understanding of the phrases in bold.

Jack: And who will we have in midfield?

Rich: We’ve got Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, Tottenham’s South Korean midfielder Heung-min Son and Manchester United’s Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

Jack: These players should score a lot of points.

Rich: Hopefully. It’s much better to try to pick a creative midfielder than a holding midfielder because they will score you more points.

Fantasy

Fantasy Football: Attackers

We have selected Wolves' Raul Jimenez for our fantasy football team.

Rich and Jack needed to choose three forwards. They chose Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki (£6M), Wolverhampton Wandererer’s, Raul Jimenez (£7.5M) and Watford’s Cucho Hernandez (£5M). Look at the sentences from the podcast and check your understanding of the phrases in bold.

Rich: Well, after spending all that money on our midfield we didn’t have that much left so there’s no Harry Kane up front.

Jack: So who have we gone for in attack. Remember that we need three different clubs and three different nationalities.

Rich: Yes, we made it very difficult for ourselves but in the end, we’ve gone for Norwich City’s Finnish forward Teemu Pukki, Wolverhampton Wandererer’s Mexican striker, Raul Jimenez and Watford’s Colombian attacker Cucho Hernandez.

Jack: We had to take a few risks with our forward line - let’s see how many goals we can get.

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How to play Fantasy Football

Watford's Cucho Hernandez is in our fantasy football team.

Sign up for the Premier Skills English Fantasy Football League on premierleague.com by using this code: ufn7bv

Or follow this link: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/ufn7bv 

Vocabulary

Football Phrase

Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne made it into our fantasy football team.

Have you had a go at this week's football phrase? Every week in our main podcast we ask our listeners to guess a football phrase. We repeated it in this episode. Do you know the football phrase? Guess the right answer and we'll announce your name on next week's show.

Write all your comments and answers in the comments section below.

Vocabulary

Language Challenge

We chose Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi for our fantasy football team.

Jack and Rich chose their fantasy football squad in this podcast. Have you chosen your team yet? Tell us the players you want in your fantasy football team and use the words in bold in your answers.

  • Who will you have in goal?
  • Who will you have at the back?
  • Who will you pick in midfield?
  • Who will you choose up front? 

Write your answers in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

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hsn's picture
hsn
06/08/2021
TR
3479
points

A company from my country called "Getir" which means "Bring" in Turkish became official sponsor of my team Spurs.Perfect choice for both of them-:)

https://www.dailysabah.com/business/tech/turkeys-getir-seals-tottenham-f...


hsn's picture
hsn
06/08/2021 15:35
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
3479

A company from my country called "Getir" which means "Bring" in Turkish became official sponsor of my team Spurs.Perfect choice for both of them-:)

https://www.dailysabah.com/business/tech/turkeys-getir-seals-tottenham-f...

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mobeckham
06/08/2021
TR
6397
points

I have chosen Emiliano Martinez and Robert Sanchez in goal.
I will have Aaron Wan-Bissaka , Vladimir Coufal , Virgil Van Dijk , Ben White and Luke Shaw at the back.
I have picked Mohamed Salah , Todd Cantwell , Bruno Fernandes , Mohamed Elneny and Jack Grealish in midfield.
I will choose Michail Antonio , Allan Saint-Maximin and Ivan Toney up front.

I might make some changes during the last few days as well :)

Good luck everyone in this season's Fantasy Premier League competition :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
06/08/2021 10:13
Turkey
Manchester United
6397

I have chosen Emiliano Martinez and Robert Sanchez in goal.
I will have Aaron Wan-Bissaka , Vladimir Coufal , Virgil Van Dijk , Ben White and Luke Shaw at the back.
I have picked Mohamed Salah , Todd Cantwell , Bruno Fernandes , Mohamed Elneny and Jack Grealish in midfield.
I will choose Michail Antonio , Allan Saint-Maximin and Ivan Toney up front.

I might make some changes during the last few days as well :)

Good luck everyone in this season's Fantasy Premier League competition :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/08/2021
TR
6397
points

This week's football phrase must be * *** *** ****


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/08/2021 12:46
Turkey
Manchester United
6397

This week's football phrase must be * *** *** ****

ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
05/08/2021
ZW
1742
points

Football Phrase

The phrase is stalemate if the match ends 0-0 and for all other scorelines (1-1, 4-4, 7-7,...n-n)...the word is deadlock.


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ldzingirai
05/08/2021 05:23
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1742

Football Phrase

The phrase is stalemate if the match ends 0-0 and for all other scorelines (1-1, 4-4, 7-7,...n-n)...the word is deadlock.

Rich's picture
Rich
05/08/2021
ES
594
points

Welcome back to Premier Skills English, Idzingirai. We haven't seen you for ages!

The phrases you mention are high-level, useful to learn and are good ways to describe a match that finishes level but these are not the phrases we are looking for. The phrase we are after is a bit simpler!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
05/08/2021 09:01
Spain
Liverpool
594

Welcome back to Premier Skills English, Idzingirai. We haven't seen you for ages!

The phrases you mention are high-level, useful to learn and are good ways to describe a match that finishes level but these are not the phrases we are looking for. The phrase we are after is a bit simpler!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
07/08/2021
ZW
1742
points

Thank you Rich. I am busy these days, but I listen to all podcasts.


ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
07/08/2021 07:56
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1742

Thank you Rich. I am busy these days, but I listen to all podcasts.

hsn's picture
hsn
04/08/2021
TR
3479
points

Vocabulary;
• Hugo Lloris (Spurs) in goal-Virgil van Dijk(Liverpool) at the back- Ilkay Gundogan(M.City) in midfield-H.Kane (Spurs) up front.
Football phrase; * ***-*** match.(British) A zero -zero match (American)
Phrases;
• My childhood hero actor wasn't as popular as today when I met him in the flesh.
• In the run up to the new investment, all datas of product line such as marketing, producing so on should be picked out and evaluated.
• The matches in which underdog team play against the teams on the top spot, a holding midfielder should be preferred to support defence line instead of assisting striker.
• Having a good keeper gives fifty percent achievement chance in the beginning of the game other percentage depends on how the team is good at the pitch.


hsn's picture
hsn
04/08/2021 13:44
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
3479

Vocabulary;
• Hugo Lloris (Spurs) in goal-Virgil van Dijk(Liverpool) at the back- Ilkay Gundogan(M.City) in midfield-H.Kane (Spurs) up front.
Football phrase; * ***-*** match.(British) A zero -zero match (American)
Phrases;
• My childhood hero actor wasn't as popular as today when I met him in the flesh.
• In the run up to the new investment, all datas of product line such as marketing, producing so on should be picked out and evaluated.
• The matches in which underdog team play against the teams on the top spot, a holding midfielder should be preferred to support defence line instead of assisting striker.
• Having a good keeper gives fifty percent achievement chance in the beginning of the game other percentage depends on how the team is good at the pitch.

OmarElbardicy's picture
OmarElbardicy
03/08/2021
EG
4
points

The phrase is *** ***


OmarElbardicy's picture
OmarElbardicy
03/08/2021 17:40
Egypt
Arsenal
4

The phrase is *** ***

Rich's picture
Rich
04/08/2021
ES
594
points

Hi Omar,

Welcome to Premier Skills English!

You've used the correct word but what is the phrase? How would you use it in a sentence?

The match between Arsenal and Manchester United finished in * ***-*** ****.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
04/08/2021 08:53
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Omar,

Welcome to Premier Skills English!

You've used the correct word but what is the phrase? How would you use it in a sentence?

The match between Arsenal and Manchester United finished in * ***-*** ****.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

OmarElbardicy's picture
OmarElbardicy
04/08/2021
EG
4
points

Hi Rich,
I think the phrase would be "* ***-*** ****".


OmarElbardicy's picture
OmarElbardicy
04/08/2021 11:18
Egypt
Arsenal
4

Hi Rich,
I think the phrase would be "* ***-*** ****".

Rich's picture
Rich
04/08/2021
ES
594
points

Well done, Omar. You are spot on and the first with the right answer this week! We'll announce your name in next week's podcast!


Rich's picture
Rich
04/08/2021 11:37
Spain
Liverpool
594

Well done, Omar. You are spot on and the first with the right answer this week! We'll announce your name in next week's podcast!

OmarElbardicy's picture
OmarElbardicy
03/08/2021
EG
4
points

*** ***


OmarElbardicy's picture
OmarElbardicy
03/08/2021 17:18
Egypt
Arsenal
4

*** ***

hayato
03/08/2021
JP
409
points

I think the phrase is * goalless ****


hayato
03/08/2021 14:24
Japan
Everton
409

I think the phrase is * goalless ****

Rich's picture
Rich
04/08/2021
ES
594
points

Hi Hayato,

The phrase has the same meaning as this but we're thinking of a slightly different phrase.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
04/08/2021 08:50
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Hayato,

The phrase has the same meaning as this but we're thinking of a slightly different phrase.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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