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Matchweek 4

Matchweek 4

Welcome to 'This Week' from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of all the action from the Premier League for learners of English from across the globe. In 'This Week', Jack and Rich talk about all of the weekend's action in the Premier League; the big headlines and the main talking points. We also ask you to get involved; do you agree with Jack and Rich's choices of best player, best team and best match of Matchweek 4? Make your prediction for next week's big match and tell us how your club or fantasy football team is doing. We welcome comments from all football fans and especially welcome comments from football fans who are learning English.

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Jack: Hello my name’s Jack and welcome to our Monday round-up section on Premier Skills English. Every Monday, we discuss last weekend’s action, the best players, the best matches, Fantasy Football, and make some predictions for next weekend. If you are a football fan and want to improve your football English, this is the place for you. We want you to practise your English and interact with fans from around the world in the comments section on Premier Skills English.

This week, we’re doing things slightly differently because Rich and I can’t record this together. Instead, Rich has made special reports on each of the sections. 

Let’s get started.

Rich’s first report is the latest news. What are the three biggest stories in the Premier League from this weekend’s football?

News

Rich: The big news from last weekend’s Premier League action was Manchester City 5-0 Liverpool. As a Liverpool fan, I am very happy that I’m not seeing Jack this week, especially after making fun of Arsenal after Liverpool beat the Gunners 4-0 in Matchweek 3. To summarise, City were fantastic. Kevin De Bruyne was brilliant in midfield, Benjamin Mendy looks like a great signing and Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero combined well in attack. It finished 5-0 but it could have been very different if Liverpool had taken their first half chances and Sadio Mane had not been controversially sent off.

In other Premier League news, Manchester Utd lost their 100% record after managing only a 2-2 draw at Stoke, Brighton got their first top division goal and win since 1984 with a 3-1 win against West Brom and Harry Kane scored his 100th Premier League goal as Spurs won 3-0 at Everton. 

Jack: Well, quite a weekend! What do you think? Do you agree with Rich’s choices for the biggest stories from the Premier League? Is there anything that you think he’s missed? Let us know what you think in the comments section.

Next up are the match week awards. In this section, Rich is going to choose a player of the week, a team of the week and a match of the week and explain why he thinks these deserve the award. So Rich, let’s hear your choices.

Matchweek Awards

Rich: Let’s start with player of the week. There are some strong contenders this week. Pascal Gross scored Brighton’s first ever Premier League goal … and their second too. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored twice for Stoke to deny Man Utd another win and Harry Kane got his first goals of the season against Everton. But, our player of the week this week has to come from Manchester City. Benjamin Mendy, Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero all had good games and Leroy Sane scored two excellent goals as a substitute but our player of the week is … Kevin De Bruyne. Two more assists and is the Belgian becoming City’s most important player?

Right, team of the week. It would be easy to choose City or maybe Tottenham who played really well at Everton but we’re going to go for Brighton and Hove Albion. Brighton scored their first goals of the season and got their first win in the top division for 34 years with a great attacking game against West Brom. Well done to the Seagulls!

Finally, our match of the week was Manchester City v Liverpool. Yes, it was a little bit one-sided but City played really well and there were some fantastic goals!

It’s always hard to choose who these awards should go to. Do you agree with Rich’s choices? If you think a different player, team or match deserve the award more, leave a comment and let us know.

Moving on now to Fantasy football. In this report, Rich is going to talk about the latest news from the Premier Skills private fantasy football league. This is a league on the Premier League’s fantasy football game on Premierleague.com. There are details about how you can join the league on the page below this podcast. So Rich, what’s the news from the Fantasy Football?

Fantasy football

Rich: The top scoring player was the Brighton midfielder Pascal Gros with 16 points. Congratulations if you had him in your team. I bet not many of you did!

Rich: In the Premier Skills League, the Premier Skills team is in 5th place. Not bad. If you have any tips or recommendations for the Premier Skills team put them in the comments section below.

Rich: In our Fantasy Premier Skills League our team of the week is El Majestique managed by Mark Atta-Owusu from Ghana. He scored 77 points and has gone up to eleventh place the Premier Skills league!

Prediction

The final section of this week is Rich’s Prediction. Each week, Rich looks ahead to the matches that are coming up and makes a prediction. So far this season, he’s not been very lucky. What match are you talking about this week Rich and what’s your prediction?

Rich: I predicted a 2-2 draw between City and Liverpool so my prediction skills are not the best lately, but this week I’m going to predict the match between Chelsea and Arsenal. Chelsea re looking strong after a difficult start to the season and had a good 2-1 win away at Leicester last week. Arsenal have been having some problems but looked good last week when they beat Bournemouth 4-0. It should be a good game and I think Arsenal will play better than in their last away match when they lost 4-0 to Liverpool. But, I think Chelsea will finish on top. Final score: Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal.

Right, that’s all we have time for. I hope you have enjoyed this Monday round-up. Remember, if you have any questions or comments, write them in the comments section below. We always love to hear from you.

Bye for now and enjoy your football.


Results

There were some brilliant matches in Matchweek 4. Here are the full results:

Manchester City 5-0 Liverpool

Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth

Brighton 3-1 West Brom

Everton 0-3 Tottenham

Leicester City 1-2 Chelsea

Southampton 0-2 Watford

Stoke City 2-2 Manchester Utd

Swansea City 0-1 Newcastle

Burnley 1-0 Crystal Palace

West Ham L-L Huddersfield Town

Stoke City's Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting celebrating one of his two goals against Manchester Utd.

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Premier League has kicked off and the Premier Skills Fantasy League has also started. Our Fantasy Premier League Team of Matchweek 4 is El Magestique who is managed by Mark Atta-Owusu from Ghana. El Majestique scored 77 points. Well done, Mark! Each Matchweek, we will announce our weekly winner on this page. Maybe you could be our winner next week? If you want to play Fantasy Football, you can find out more here and if you want to join the Premier Skills private league, this is the code you need: 83788-212918 883788-212918

Gabriel Jesus, Benjamin Mendy and Kevin De Bruyne are all in good form for Manchester City.

The Big Match

Rich's prediction this week is the match between Chelsea and Arsenal. It's a battle between two big clubs who hope to challenge for the Premier League title this season. Chelsea and Arsenal had good wins last week. Rich thinks that it will be an open and exciting match and that it will finish in a 3-1 win to Chelsea. Have a listen to what Rich says and then make your prediction at the bottom of the page.

Last week Rich got it horribly wrong! He predicted a 2-2 draw between Manchester City and Liverpool but City won 5-0! However, one of our listeners predicted a City win win. Well done to:

  • Elghoul from Algeria

Brighton got their first ever win in the Premier League in Matchweek 4.

Five Questions

Jack and Rich have spoken about last weekend's Premier League football, now it's your turn! Have a look at the questions below and tell us if you agree or not with what Rich and Jack said. Write your answers in the comments section below.

  1. Jack and Rich chose Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne as the Player of the Week. Who do you think played well in Matchweek 4?
  2. Jack and Rich picked Brighton as the Team of the Week? Which team do you think played well in Matchweek 4?
  3. Jack and Rich selected Manchester City v Liverpool as the best game in Matchweek 4. Which match do you think was the best?
  4. This weekend's big match is Chelsea v Arsenal. Rich has predicted a 3-1 win for Chelsea. What do you think will happen?
  5. Tell us about your club, your fantasy football team, or anything connected to Matchweek 4 in the Premier League.

Don't forget to reply to fans of different clubs from different countries. Let's create a community!

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Martin's picture
Martin
17/09/2017
IT
12
points

Chelsea will win 3-2


Martin's picture
Martin
17/09/2017 12:56
Italy
Manchester City
12

Chelsea will win 3-2

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/09/2017
PS
3593
points

I think Chelsea will win 2-0


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/09/2017 08:34
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3593

I think Chelsea will win 2-0

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/09/2017
PS
3593
points

I think Leicester and chelsea is the game of the week both teams performed well and they were close from each other.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/09/2017 08:33
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3593

I think Leicester and chelsea is the game of the week both teams performed well and they were close from each other.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/09/2017
PS
3593
points

I think that Man City is the team of the week.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/09/2017 08:32
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3593

I think that Man City is the team of the week.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/09/2017
PS
3593
points

De Bryne had a great game but i will go with Harry kane as the player of the week,he left Spurs on his shoulders and scored his 100 goal.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/09/2017 08:27
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3593

De Bryne had a great game but i will go with Harry kane as the player of the week,he left Spurs on his shoulders and scored his 100 goal.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
13/09/2017
GH
4217
points

Kevin De Bruyne is my player of the week. He was simply fantastic


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
13/09/2017 10:23
Ghana
Manchester United
4217

Kevin De Bruyne is my player of the week. He was simply fantastic

milos
13/09/2017
RS
388
points

Kevin De Bruyne was definitely player of the week.I think that Manchester City was team of the week.They played excellent game.A lot of good game was this weekend,butManchester City v Liverpool was the best game in Matchweek 4.In the past three weeks my prediction was very bad.But in this game I think Arsenal will win 2-1


milos
13/09/2017 06:58
Serbia
Manchester United
388

Kevin De Bruyne was definitely player of the week.I think that Manchester City was team of the week.They played excellent game.A lot of good game was this weekend,butManchester City v Liverpool was the best game in Matchweek 4.In the past three weeks my prediction was very bad.But in this game I think Arsenal will win 2-1

elghoul's picture
elghoul
12/09/2017
DZ
1818
points

1. Having seen City beating Liverpool I can completely agree with Jack and Rich chosing Debruyne as the best. 

2. I wonder if the commentators have seen all Premier League matches but I am confident with this award so congratulations to Brighton.

3. I have to say that sending Mane off has not been a good decision.

4. Arsenal would win at Stamford Bridge this fifth PL week.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
12/09/2017 16:26
Algeria
Arsenal
1818

1. Having seen City beating Liverpool I can completely agree with Jack and Rich chosing Debruyne as the best. 

2. I wonder if the commentators have seen all Premier League matches but I am confident with this award so congratulations to Brighton.

3. I have to say that sending Mane off has not been a good decision.

4. Arsenal would win at Stamford Bridge this fifth PL week.

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
12/09/2017
SD
2134
points

I've nothing to say, just Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal. And that's all


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
12/09/2017 12:27
Sudan
Liverpool
2134

I've nothing to say, just Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal. And that's all

Khaldoun83's picture
Khaldoun83
11/09/2017
DZ
197
points

1- I tottaly agree that Kevin De Bruyne is player of the week.

2- In my opinion Manchester city is the team of the week.

3- I strongly agree Manchester city v Liverpool was the best game in the week 4.

I think that the game Chelsea v Arsenal will ended 2-2 draw.

5- I really disapointed because my team Liverpool lost the game with humiliating results 5-0.


Khaldoun83's picture
Khaldoun83
11/09/2017 23:00
Algeria
Liverpool
197

1- I tottaly agree that Kevin De Bruyne is player of the week.

2- In my opinion Manchester city is the team of the week.

3- I strongly agree Manchester city v Liverpool was the best game in the week 4.

I think that the game Chelsea v Arsenal will ended 2-2 draw.

5- I really disapointed because my team Liverpool lost the game with humiliating results 5-0.

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
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1kwesimanifest4217
2assemjuve3593
3aragorn19863527
4haydi3189
5Alex_from_Ukraine2706
6nikosonris2453
7MUGEMANYI2320
8Ahmed Adam Mamado2134
9Liubomyr2004
10elghoul1818
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1Serbia23940
2Ukraine22955
3Albania20443
4Macedonia19065
5Bosnia and Herzegovina15982
6Armenia13280
7Kosovo13111
8Georgia12350
9Spain8362
10Montenegro7928
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United73306
2Arsenal53488
3Liverpool51114
4Chelsea43006
5Manchester City15429
6Leicester City8113
7Tottenham Hotspur4510
8Newcastle United4260
9West Ham United3784
10Watford2856

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Average: 3 (1 vote)

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