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Philippe Coutinho scores a free-kick against Leicester City.

Matchweek 6

Matchweek 6

Welcome toThis 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 6? 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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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: There were some great matches in Matchweek 6 so let’s get on with this week’s roundup!

Headlines

Rich: Morata hits hat-trick to send Chelsea third.

Jack: Alvaro Morata hit his first Chelsea hat-trick as Chelsea beat Stoke 4-0 away from home. The Premier League Champions are up to third and chasing City and United at the top. 

Rich: City continue to impress.

Jack: City beat Crystal Palace 5-0 at the Etihad. Leroy Sane was the star man as goals by Sane, two from Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Fabian Delph gave them the win. Palace are bottom with no points and no goals from six games.

Rich: Kane wins London derby for Spurs.

Jack: Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham beat West Ham 3-2 at the London Stadium. Spurs should have won easily but a red card for Serge Aurier gave West Ham the chance to fight back. Javier Hernandez and Cheikhou Kouyate scored for the Hammers but Spurs held on to win 3-2.

Football Definition 

Rich:  Spurs held on to win 3-2. To hold on … what does this mean?

Jack: It means to not give up when the other team is attacking a lot. West Ham were attacking, Spurs only had 10 men, but Spurs held on to win. They defended well. You often hear this phrase with win or lead. A team holds on to win or held on to their lead. You hold on to something - you don’t let it go.

Rich: We use the phrase ‘hold on’ two more times in this show. Have a listen and tell us if you notice us using it.

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 said we should have chosen Manchester Utd and not Manchester City as the team of the week.

Rich: AssemJuve has a point, United played really well against Everton but City won 6-0 away from home - I think that was a special performance.

Jack: What about this week Rich?  

Rich: Let’s start with the Player of the Week. There are lots of players to choose from. Harry Kane for Spurs, Everton’s Oumar Niasse, Leroy Sane or David Silva for City, or maybe Philippe Coutinho - he was back for Liverpool and scored a wonderful free-kick.

Jack: Yes, it was a great free-kick ... but our Player of the Week this week is ... Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata. He scored a hat-trick and looks like a great replacement for Diego Costa.

Rich: It was a brilliant hat-trick and his second goal was really special. Make sure you have a look if you haven’t seen it yet.

Jack: Our next award is for Team of the Week. There were good wins for Spurs, Watford, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Everton.
 
Rich: But our Team of the Week this week is Manchester City.

Jack: Another great attacking performance and another five goals for City. That’s 16 goals in their last three Premier League matches. Amazing stuff!

Rich: Our third and final award is for the Match of the Week. Our match of the weekend was Leicester v Liverpool.

Jack: It was a brilliant match! Did you watch it?

Rich: Yes. It was end to end stuff. Liverpool went ahead, Leicester came back, Liverpool went ahead again, Leicester came back but Liverpool held on.

Fantasy Football

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

Jack: The top scoring player last week was Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata after his hat-trick. He got 17 points. We’ve got him in the Premier Skills team so we had a good week.

Rich: The Premier Skills team got 72 points and have moved up to fourth place!

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 6 was Hasan Sobeh a Manchester Utd fan from Egypt.

Jack: He’s scored 92 points and that’s before tonight’s Arsenal- West Brom match! Well done Hasan!

Rich: After 6 Matchweeks the leader of the Premier Skills League is NamCity, managed by Mirzohid Koriev, a Manchester City fan from Uzbekistan. Well done to you too!

Matchweek Prediction

Jack: Last week’s prediction was Southampton v Manchester Utd. You thought it would be a draw, Rich. But Manchester Utd held on to win despite being under lots of pressure in that game.

Rich: Did anybody get it right?

Jack: Mon from Egypt, Ahmed Adam from Sudan, Elghoul and Khaldoun83 from Algeria, and Milos from Serbia all predicted a Manchester Utd win. And a special congratulations to Gliga from Serbia, who predicted that the score would finish 1-0 to United. Which match are you going to look at in Matchweek 7 Rich?

Rich: There is no doubt which match is the big one in Matchweek 7. It’s Chelsea against Manchester City. Both teams are scoring lots of goals and are in great form. City won 5-0 and Chelsea 4-0 last weekend. It’s a very difficult game to predict but I think the home team will have the edge. City will score but I think they still have problems at the back and Alvaro Morata might take advantage. Final score: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City

Jack: Not sure about this one. I’m going for a 3-2 win for City.

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

Jack: 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. 

Rich: Also, if you want to improve your English, take a look at our weekly podcast. There is a link on the side of this page.

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football

Results

There were some great matches in Matchweek 6. Here are the full results:

West Ham 2-3 Tottenham

Burnley 0-0 Huddersfield

Everton 2-1 Bournemouth

Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

Southampton 0-1 Manchester Utd

Stoke City 0-4 Chelsea

Swansea City 1-2 Watford

Leicester City 2-3 Liverpool

Brighton 1-0 Newcastle Utd

Arsenal L-L West Brom

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata scored a hat-trick in Matchweek 6!

Fantasy Football

Our Fantasy Premier League Team of Matchweek 6 is Hasan Sobeh who is a Manchester Utd fan from Egypt. He scored 92 points. Well done, Hasan! 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 8-212918

Leroy Sane and Manchester City were on fire in City's 5-0 demolition of Crystal Palace.

The Big Match

Chelsea v Manchester City

Rich's prediction this week is the match between Chelsea and Manchester City. It's a difficult match to predict, both teams are in great form. Rich thinks that it will be a 2-1 win for Chelsea. 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 1-1 draw between Southampton and Manchester Utd, but United won 1-0. Some of our listeners have better prediction skills than Rich. Well done to:

  • Khaldoun83 from Algeria
  • Elgoul from Algeria
  • Ahmed Adam from Sudan
  • Mon from Egypt
  • Milos from Serbia
  • Gliga from Serbia (also predicted the correct score)

Oumar Niasse scored his first goals for Everton in Matchweek 6.

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 with Rich and Jack. Write your answers in the comments section below.

  1. Jack and Rich chose Chelsea's Alvaro Morata as the Player of the Week. Do you agree?
  2. Jack and Rich picked Manchester City (again) as the Team of the Week. Do you agree?
  3. Jack and Rich selected Leicester v Liverpool as the best game in Matchweek 6. Do you agree?
  4. This weekend's big match is Chelsea v Manchester City. Rich has predicted a 2-1 win for Chelsea. What do you think will happen?
  5. Tell us about your club, your fantasy football team, or anything connected to Matchweek 6 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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anhduongspurs
02/10/2017
VN
675
points

In the web 'toppsfootball.com',it also has fantasy team. The rules are difference from 'fantasy.premierleague.com, you can choose more than three players from each team.


anhduongspurs
02/10/2017 13:48
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
675

In the web 'toppsfootball.com',it also has fantasy team. The rules are difference from 'fantasy.premierleague.com, you can choose more than three players from each team.

Mon
29/09/2017
EG
-157
points

Manchester City 3-2 Chelsea


Mon
29/09/2017 18:17
Egypt
Chelsea
-157

Manchester City 3-2 Chelsea

phhchuong123
29/09/2017
VN
324
points

Have you ever play match attax? Match attax now start again on 'toppsfootball.com'.


phhchuong123
29/09/2017 15:02
Vietnam
Manchester United
324

Have you ever play match attax? Match attax now start again on 'toppsfootball.com'.

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Minh Hoang
29/09/2017
VN
276
points

I think Chelsea will have an important win against City and the score will be 2-1 for Chelsea


Minh Hoang's picture
Minh Hoang
29/09/2017 11:27
Vietnam
Liverpool
276

I think Chelsea will have an important win against City and the score will be 2-1 for Chelsea

Minh Hoang's picture
Minh Hoang
29/09/2017
VN
276
points

I agree that Alvaro Morata is the player of the week, he performed very well last weekend with three goals against Stoke, and I think next week he'll score again.


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Minh Hoang
29/09/2017 11:24
Vietnam
Liverpool
276

I agree that Alvaro Morata is the player of the week, he performed very well last weekend with three goals against Stoke, and I think next week he'll score again.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
28/09/2017
UA
2706
points

My prediction for Chelsea v. ManCity is 3 : 1.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
28/09/2017 14:00
Ukraine
Liverpool
2706

My prediction for Chelsea v. ManCity is 3 : 1.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
28/09/2017
DZ
2261
points

I really agree with our English teachers choices this week.

I had the chance to see the Leicester v Liverpool match on tv. The Spanish channel which had broadcast it made it without comments. So I enjoyed it listening only to the ball hitting the cross or crashing some bench. Even the shoes shooting the ball make some noises. From time to time you can hear the stands roaring or chanting especialy Reds fans although they were in their away stadiun. 


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elghoul
28/09/2017 12:56
Algeria
Arsenal
2261

I really agree with our English teachers choices this week.

I had the chance to see the Leicester v Liverpool match on tv. The Spanish channel which had broadcast it made it without comments. So I enjoyed it listening only to the ball hitting the cross or crashing some bench. Even the shoes shooting the ball make some noises. From time to time you can hear the stands roaring or chanting especialy Reds fans although they were in their away stadiun. 

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
28/09/2017
SD
2602
points

Crystal Palace losing again? It looks like lessons haven't been learned from last season when the Eagles amazingly escaped from relegation. My prediction is 3-1 to the Citizens.


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
28/09/2017 09:11
Sudan
Liverpool
2602

Crystal Palace losing again? It looks like lessons haven't been learned from last season when the Eagles amazingly escaped from relegation. My prediction is 3-1 to the Citizens.

sabanoleg
27/09/2017
UA
1903
points

My prediction for Chelsea-Manchester City is 0-2 for Aguero and his teammates.


sabanoleg
27/09/2017 08:25
Ukraine
Arsenal
1903

My prediction for Chelsea-Manchester City is 0-2 for Aguero and his teammates.

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haruyuki
27/09/2017
JP
38
points

I agree with your choices about matchweek awards.

I think Man C will win 2-0.

I have a question.
I don't understand the phrase ' away from home'.
Can you tell me what it means?


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haruyuki
27/09/2017 05:33
Japan
Liverpool
38

I agree with your choices about matchweek awards.

I think Man C will win 2-0.

I have a question.
I don't understand the phrase ' away from home'.
Can you tell me what it means?

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Rich
27/09/2017
ES
248
points

Hi Haruyuki

Thanks for your message.

'Away from home' is used to describe the team that is not playing in their home stadium. For example: 

Manchester City are away from home this weekend. They are playing Chelsea (in London).

You can also just say 'away'. Manchester City are 'away' and Chelsea are 'at home'. Chelsea are 'the home team' and Manchester City are 'the away team'.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
27/09/2017 08:25
Spain
Liverpool
248

Hi Haruyuki

Thanks for your message.

'Away from home' is used to describe the team that is not playing in their home stadium. For example: 

Manchester City are away from home this weekend. They are playing Chelsea (in London).

You can also just say 'away'. Manchester City are 'away' and Chelsea are 'at home'. Chelsea are 'the home team' and Manchester City are 'the away team'.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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numrut
26/09/2017
UA
140
points

There were few great matches past weekend and many players deserve to be the Player of the Week. It's not easy to make a choice in such conditions. But in general I agree with your choice.

My prediction for Chelsea v ManCity is a draw 2-2.


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numrut
26/09/2017 17:34
Ukraine
Liverpool
140

There were few great matches past weekend and many players deserve to be the Player of the Week. It's not easy to make a choice in such conditions. But in general I agree with your choice.

My prediction for Chelsea v ManCity is a draw 2-2.

milos
26/09/2017
RS
903
points

I think that this weekend's match will be all about goals.Manchester City will win,and I think the score will be 3-2 win for Manchester City.I agree that the best game in Matchweek 6 was Leicester v Liverpool.Manchester City played very well and they deserved to be Team of the week.Chelsea's Alvaro Morata scored hat trick and he definitely deserved to be player of the week.


milos
26/09/2017 07:06
Serbia
Manchester United
903

I think that this weekend's match will be all about goals.Manchester City will win,and I think the score will be 3-2 win for Manchester City.I agree that the best game in Matchweek 6 was Leicester v Liverpool.Manchester City played very well and they deserved to be Team of the week.Chelsea's Alvaro Morata scored hat trick and he definitely deserved to be player of the week.

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Khaldoun83
25/09/2017
DZ
205
points

1-I agree about your Team of the week and match of the week. Because Manchester city deserve to win this award back to back, they have been playing perfectly since their first game; But I don't agree with you in the case of player of the week, despite Alvaro Morata scored a hat-trick, I consider that Kevin De bruyn the key player who has been helping his team to score a lot of goals this season.

2- I think that Manchester city will win again but this time the final score will be 2-0.


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Khaldoun83
25/09/2017 17:06
Algeria
Liverpool
205

1-I agree about your Team of the week and match of the week. Because Manchester city deserve to win this award back to back, they have been playing perfectly since their first game; But I don't agree with you in the case of player of the week, despite Alvaro Morata scored a hat-trick, I consider that Kevin De bruyn the key player who has been helping his team to score a lot of goals this season.

2- I think that Manchester city will win again but this time the final score will be 2-0.

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1kwesimanifest4473
2assemjuve3593
3aragorn19863527
4haydi3189
5Alex_from_Ukraine2706
6Ahmed Adam Mamado2602
7Liubomyr2462
8nikosonris2453
9MUGEMANYI2320
10elghoul2261
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1Ukraine25337
2Serbia24655
3Albania20344
4Macedonia19011
5Bosnia and Herzegovina16046
6Armenia13347
7Kosovo13071
8Georgia12354
9Spain9981
10Vietnam8260
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United79194
2Arsenal55250
3Liverpool55186
4Chelsea45154
5Manchester City18227
6Leicester City9827
7Tottenham Hotspur5571
8Newcastle United4678
9West Ham United3844
10Watford2997

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