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Sergio Aguero scored the first hat-trick of the 2017/18 season last weekend.

Matchweek 5

Matchweek 5

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 5? 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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Introduction

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to our Monday round-up section on Premier Skills English.

Jack: Hi there. I’m Jack. Every Monday, we discuss last weekend’s action, the best players, the best matches, Fantasy Football, and make some predictions for next weekend.

Rich: We want you to practise your English and interact with Premier League fans from around the world in our comments section.

Jack: You can do this on the Premier Skills English website or the Premier Skills-British Council Facebook page - if that’s where you are listening to us.

Rich: Let’s get on with this week’s roundup!

Headlines

Rich: City hit Watford for six.

Jack: Manchester City scored six times away from home to go top of the Premier League. Sergio Aguero got a hat-trick and Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Otamendi and Raheem Sterling also got on the scoresheet.

Rich: Lukaku shines for Rooney’s return.

Jack: Romelu Lukaku scored against his old club, but it was an unhappy return to Old Trafford for Wayne Rooney. United won 4-0 against Everton with Antonio Valencia, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Lukaku and Anthony Martial scoring the goals.

Rich: Barry equals Premier League playing record.

Jack: West Brom’s Gareth Barry made a record-equalling 632nd Premier League appearance on Saturday. He equals Ryan Giggs record and should break the record when West Brom play Arsenal next weekend.

Rich: Barry made his debut last century - 1998.

Jack: A long time ago - I was still at school!

Rich: An impressive achievement! It was a very good weekend for Manchester. Only alphabetical order separates the two teams at the top of the table.

Jack: Both are unbeaten and have had great starts to the season. Guardiola against Mourinho. It’s very exciting. 

Rich: City have scored 15 goals in their last three games.

Jack: Sergio Aguero is amazing. He seems to get better and better. He’s now the top non- European Premier League scorer of all-time and he’s only two goals away from becoming Manchester City’s all-time top goalscorer.

Rich: Definitely a player for your fantasy football teams!

Matchweek Awards

Rich: Right, every Monday, we give out three matchweek awards. Player of the Week, Team of the Week and Match of the Week.

Jack: In the comments section, you need to tell us if you agree with our choices …

Rich: Last week, not all of you agreed with our choices.

Jack: AssemJuve from Palestine thought Chelsea Leicester rather than Brighton West Brom was the Match of the Week.

Rich: Milos from Serbia and Khaldoun83 from Algeria also thought I made a bad choice. They thought the best game in matchweek 4 was City v Liverpool.

Jack: What about this week, Rich?  

Rich: I’m going to start with the Player of the Week. Surely, nobody can disagree. It’s Manchester City’s, Sergio Aguero. A sixth Premier League hat-trick and, as I said earlier, a fantastic player. He’s now got 175 goals for City. Brilliant.

Jack: Good choice, but there are other contenders. What about Manchester Utd’s Antonio Valencia. He scored a cracker. Or an Arsenal defender? I don’t get to say this very often, but the Arsenal defence was superb against Chelsea.

Rich: I’ve made my decision but I will enjoy the discussion in the comments section if people disagree.

Jack: Our next award is for Team of the Week …Newcastle, Bournemouth, Southampton and Manchester Utd all had good wins but …

Rich: Our Matchweek 5 Team of the week goes to …  Manchester City!

Jack: 6-0 away from home. You can’t argue with that!

Rich: Our third and final award is for the match of the week. Our match of the weekend was Liverpool v Burnley. 

Jack: It was a real giants against minnows match. Everyone expected Liverpool to win, but Burnley got a great point.

Rich: Liverpool had 35 shots but could have lost at the end when Burnley had a shot cleared off the line.

Jack: Let us know if you agree with our choices in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Football Definition

Rich:  Burnley had a shot cleared off the line. What does this mean?

Jack: It means Burnley had a shot on target, it beat the keeper, but a Liverpool defender kicked or headed it away just before it went in the net!

Fantasy Football

Rich: What’s been happening in fantasy football this week, Jack?.

Jack: The top scoring player last week was Sergio Aguero with 20 points. Congratulations if you had him in your team. Did you have him as your captain? That would have got you 40 points!

Rich: In the Premier Skills League, the Premier Skills team moved down to 6th place. Not bad. Remember if you have any recommendations for the team, let us know.

Jack: Who’s this week’s Fantasy Premier Skills team of the week?

Rich: The Premier Skills Fantasy Premier League Team of the Week for Matchweek 5 was Modric Team managed by Mhmd Saad from Egypt. He scored exactly 100 points!

Jack: 100 points! An impressive score!

Matchweek Prediction

Jack: Last week’s prediction was Chelsea v Arsenal. You thought Chelsea would win, Rich. But, it finished in a goalless draw. A special well done to Khaldoun83 from Algeria who thought this match would finish in a draw. Which match are you going to look at in Matchweek 6, Rich?

Rich: The big match this weekend is Southampton v Manchester Utd. Southampton have had quite a good start to the season and won away at Palace last weekend. Manchester Utd are at the top and looking to continue their impressive start. It’s a difficult away match for United and they are without Paul Pogba for a few weeks and have a difficult trip to Moscow after this match. I think there might be a surprise and I’m going to go for a final score of Southampton 1-1 Manchester United.

Jack: We’ll see … we want you to make your predictions at the bottom of the page on the website. Are you a good predictor? 

Rich: Right, that’s all we have time for. I hope you have enjoyed this Monday round-up. Don’t forget to join the discussion at the bottom of this page.

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football.

Results

There were some great matches in Matchweek 5. Here are the full results:

Bournemouth 2-1 Brighton

Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton

Huddersfield Town 1-1 Leicester City

Liverpool 1-1 Burnley

Newcastle Utd 2-1 Stoke City

Watford 0-6 Manchester City

West Brom 0-0 West Ham

Tottenham 0-0 Swansea City

Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal

Manchester Utd 4-0 Everton

Manchester Utd's Romelu Lukaku scores against his former club.

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Premier League has kicked off and the Premier Skills Fantasy League has also started. Our Fantasy Premier League Team of Matchweek 5 is Modric Team who is managed by Mhmd Saad from Egypt. Modric Team scored 100 points. The highest score this season! Well done, Mhmd! 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

Chelsea's David Luiz was sent off in Chelsea's goalless draw against Arsenal.

The Big Match

Southampton v Manchester Utd

Rich's prediction this week is the match between Southampton and Manchester Utd. It's a difficult away match for Manchester Utd, especially with an away match in Moscow following this game. Rich thinks that it will be a 1-1 draw. Have a listen to what Rich says and then make your prediction at the bottom of the page.

Last week Rich got it wrong again! He predicted a 3-1 win for Chelsea against Arsenal, but it finished in a goalless draw. However, one of our listeners predicted a draw. Well done to:

  • Khaldoun83 from Algeria

Sergio Aguero scored the first hat-trick in the Premier League this season.

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 Sergio Aguero as the Player of the Week. Do you agree? Is he the best striker in the Premier League?
  2. Jack and Rich picked Manchester City as the Team of the Week. Do you agree?
  3. Jack and Rich selected Liverpool v Burnley as the best game in Matchweek 5. Do you agree?
  4. This weekend's big match is Southampton v Manchester Utd. Rich has predicted a 1-1 draw. What do you think will happen?
  5. Tell us about your club, your fantasy football team, or anything connected to Matchweek 5 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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Comments

sabanoleg
27/09/2017
UA
1903
points

I agree with you and Thierry Henry that Sergio Aguero is the best forward in the Premier League.I would like he played for Arsenal.


sabanoleg
27/09/2017 08:08
Ukraine
Arsenal
1903

I agree with you and Thierry Henry that Sergio Aguero is the best forward in the Premier League.I would like he played for Arsenal.

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assemjuve
23/09/2017
PS
3593
points

Well,i do not think Liverpool had the best match this week against Burnely,i think Newcastle and Stoke City was the best match this week,both teams played in balnced performances to each other,and they had a lot of chances.


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assemjuve
23/09/2017 14:52
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3593

Well,i do not think Liverpool had the best match this week against Burnely,i think Newcastle and Stoke City was the best match this week,both teams played in balnced performances to each other,and they had a lot of chances.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
23/09/2017
PS
3593
points

I agree with you that Aguero is the best player this week.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
23/09/2017 14:50
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3593

I agree with you that Aguero is the best player this week.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
23/09/2017
PS
3593
points

I think City had a great performance,but i think Man United are the best team because they managed how to play together against a tough team like Everton.Instead City depended mostly on one player and that is Aguero.


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assemjuve
23/09/2017 14:48
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3593

I think City had a great performance,but i think Man United are the best team because they managed how to play together against a tough team like Everton.Instead City depended mostly on one player and that is Aguero.

Mon
23/09/2017
EG
-157
points

Manchester Utd 2-0 Southampton


Mon
23/09/2017 12:05
Egypt
Chelsea
-157

Manchester Utd 2-0 Southampton

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
22/09/2017
SD
2602
points

Correct me

6-0 on the road at Wattford? The biggest result of the season so far if I'm not mistaken. Now, the Hornets aren't that side which easily giving goals away. The Citizens are by far the team of the week.

I think everyone has noticed how horrible my predictions have been, But I have a feeling that I might at least nick a point this week. So I predict a 2-1 away win for the Red Devils and I'm keeping my Fingers crossed!


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
22/09/2017 08:27
Sudan
Liverpool
2602

Correct me

6-0 on the road at Wattford? The biggest result of the season so far if I'm not mistaken. Now, the Hornets aren't that side which easily giving goals away. The Citizens are by far the team of the week.

I think everyone has noticed how horrible my predictions have been, But I have a feeling that I might at least nick a point this week. So I predict a 2-1 away win for the Red Devils and I'm keeping my Fingers crossed!

Gliga
20/09/2017
RS
10
points

Sergio Aguero was brilliant.

Southampton v Manchester Utd will finish 0-1.


Gliga
20/09/2017 22:40
Serbia
Manchester United
10

Sergio Aguero was brilliant.

Southampton v Manchester Utd will finish 0-1.

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elghoul
20/09/2017
DZ
2261
points

1. Aguero is back as the best striker. Thanks to Guardiola who succeded in bringing him in the team.One year ago he was trying to find another club.

2. City are on the run boosted by their two new full-backs.

3. Perhaps they have got it but I am not convinced since I have not seen this match.

4. United will beat Southampton with one goal edge.


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elghoul
20/09/2017 13:37
Algeria
Arsenal
2261

1. Aguero is back as the best striker. Thanks to Guardiola who succeded in bringing him in the team.One year ago he was trying to find another club.

2. City are on the run boosted by their two new full-backs.

3. Perhaps they have got it but I am not convinced since I have not seen this match.

4. United will beat Southampton with one goal edge.

milos
19/09/2017
RS
903
points

I also think Sergio Aguero was the Player of the Week.For me the best striker in the Premier League is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Manchestre City played a good game this weekend and they was Team of the Week.
I think that Manchester Utd will win 3-1 against Southampton.My fantasy football team was average this weekend.I scored 48 points.


milos
19/09/2017 06:56
Serbia
Manchester United
903

I also think Sergio Aguero was the Player of the Week.For me the best striker in the Premier League is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Manchestre City played a good game this weekend and they was Team of the Week.
I think that Manchester Utd will win 3-1 against Southampton.My fantasy football team was average this weekend.I scored 48 points.

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M.s. Aboelsafa
18/09/2017
EG
729
points

Thank you very much

I am very happy for choosing my team as the team of the week in fantasy 

The 100 points thanks to Sergio Aguero 

It is the first time for Sergio to be in my team & I made him the captain

I think he is the best player in the fantasy.

Thanks again


M.s. Aboelsafa's picture
M.s. Aboelsafa
18/09/2017 17:15
Egypt
Arsenal
729

Thank you very much

I am very happy for choosing my team as the team of the week in fantasy 

The 100 points thanks to Sergio Aguero 

It is the first time for Sergio to be in my team & I made him the captain

I think he is the best player in the fantasy.

Thanks again

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Rich
18/09/2017
ES
248
points

Hi M.s Aboelsafa

100 points - an excellent score! I wish I'd chosen Sergio Aguero as my captain last week. I chose Harry Kane - an absolute disaster!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
18/09/2017 17:35
Spain
Liverpool
248

Hi M.s Aboelsafa

100 points - an excellent score! I wish I'd chosen Sergio Aguero as my captain last week. I chose Harry Kane - an absolute disaster!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Khaldoun83
18/09/2017
DZ
205
points

I tottally agree with the you about the player of the week, team of the week and match of the week. But I think that the game of Southampton v Manchester Utd will finish 1-2 win away form hom and I think that LuKaku will score again for his team.


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Khaldoun83
18/09/2017 17:10
Algeria
Liverpool
205

I tottally agree with the you about the player of the week, team of the week and match of the week. But I think that the game of Southampton v Manchester Utd will finish 1-2 win away form hom and I think that LuKaku will score again for his team.

M.s. Aboelsafa's picture
M.s. Aboelsafa
18/09/2017
EG
729
points

Correct me,

Liverpool v Burnley match was very disappointed, for me,

Liverpool had a lot of chances to win.

I hoped Mohamed Salah to pick the 3 points for his team 


M.s. Aboelsafa's picture
M.s. Aboelsafa
18/09/2017 16:55
Egypt
Arsenal
729

Correct me,

Liverpool v Burnley match was very disappointed, for me,

Liverpool had a lot of chances to win.

I hoped Mohamed Salah to pick the 3 points for his team 

M.s. Aboelsafa's picture
M.s. Aboelsafa
18/09/2017
EG
729
points

I think Jack & Rich choose the right team for the week.

Good choice.


M.s. Aboelsafa's picture
M.s. Aboelsafa
18/09/2017 16:51
Egypt
Arsenal
729

I think Jack & Rich choose the right team for the week.

Good choice.

M.s. Aboelsafa's picture
M.s. Aboelsafa
18/09/2017
EG
729
points

Sergio Aguero deserved to be the player of the week.

He scored a brilliant hat-trick & made an assist.

 


M.s. Aboelsafa's picture
M.s. Aboelsafa
18/09/2017 16:47
Egypt
Arsenal
729

Sergio Aguero deserved to be the player of the week.

He scored a brilliant hat-trick & made an assist.

 

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Top Scorers
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1kwesimanifest4473
2assemjuve3593
3aragorn19863527
4haydi3189
5Alex_from_Ukraine2706
6Ahmed Adam Mamado2602
7Liubomyr2462
8nikosonris2453
9MUGEMANYI2320
10elghoul2261
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Ukraine25337
2Serbia24655
3Albania20344
4Macedonia19011
5Bosnia and Herzegovina16046
6Armenia13347
7Kosovo13071
8Georgia12354
9Spain9981
10Vietnam8260
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United79194
2Arsenal55250
3Liverpool55186
4Chelsea45154
5Manchester City18221
6Leicester City9827
7Tottenham Hotspur5571
8Newcastle United4678
9West Ham United3844
10Watford2997

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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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