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 7? 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.
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 7 so let’s get on with this week’s round up!
Rich: De Bruyne stunner gives City the win in top of the table clash.
Jack: Manchester City won all three points with a 1-0 win away to Chelsea. It needed a magnificent goal from Kevin De Bruyne to separate the two teams. City stay at the top of the Premier League table while Chelsea slip to fourth.
Rich: United keep pace with City at the top.
Jack: Manchester Utd are still level on points with City after beating bottom club, Crystal Palace 4-0 at Old Trafford. Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku and a double from Marouane Fellaini was enough to beat Palace who have now played seven matches and are yet to win a point or score a goal.
Rich: Tottenham tear into the Terriers.
Jack: Tottenham matched Utd’s 4-0 win with victory at Huddersfield. Harry Kane got two of the goals for Spurs and scored a total of 13 goals in September - a personal record for him. Before this match Huddersfield had only conceded three goals all season!
Rich: Huddersfield had only conceded three goals all season. Conceded? What does this mean?
Jack: In football, concede is a verb that is used a lot. It’s kind of the opposite of score. You score goals at one end of the pitch and you concede goals at the other.
Rich: You might hear in a match report: Swansea conceded a last minute goal to West Ham or Palace conceded an early goal in their match against United.
Jack: If you look at the full Premier League table, you can see the points that each team has got, how many games they have won, lost and drawn. It also says how many goals they have scored, sometimes this says for, and it says how many goals they have conceded, sometimes this says against.
Rich: How many times did Palace and Huddersfield concede last weekend?
Jack: Four times.
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: For example, Khaldoun83 from Algeria thought that Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne should have been last week’s Player of the Week instead of Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata.
Rich: De Bruyne had a great Matchweek 6 and he played brilliantly in Matchweek 7 too.
Jack: Sh! OK, let’s Let’s start with the Player of the Week. There are lots of players to choose from. As you just mentioned, Kevin De Bruyne was great against Chelsea, but other contenders include Watford’s Richarlison who was brilliant as Watford came from behind to draw with West Brom, Harry Kane had a brilliant week and Philippe Coutinho scored another free kick.
Rich: But our Player of the Week this week is Manchester Utd’s Marouane Fellaini.
Jack: Two goals for the big Belgian. He gives United another option and the United fans have started chanting his name which must fill him with confidence.
Rich: Our next award is for Team of the Week. There were good wins for Manchester City and United, Stoke, West Ham, Arsenal and Burnley.
Jack: But our Team of the Week this week is Tottenham Hotspur. 4-0 away from home against a team that had only conceded three goals all season. A great achievement.
Rich: yes Spurs are getting stronger. Our third and final award is for the Match of the Week. The award goes to West Brom v Watford.
Jack: The two teams shared four goals with an injury-time equaliser for Watford. A great game and Watford’s Brazilian, Richarlison looks like a player to keep an eye on.
Rich: What’s been happening in fantasy football this week, Jack?.
Jack: The top scoring players last week were Marouane Fellaini and Tottenham’s Ben Davies with 16 points.
Rich: The Premier Skills team got 70 points and have moved up to third 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 7 was Andrei Sinelschikov from Russia. His team Los Guerreros scored 91 points.
Jack: After Matchweek seven, the leader of the Premier Skills League is FC Tozo managed by Dimitar Tanevski , a Manchester Utd fan from Macedonia. Well done to you too!
Jack: Last week’s prediction was Chelsea v Manchester City. You thought Chelsea would win, Rich. But, City won 1-0. I think that’s four in a row you’ve got wrong.
Rich: Yes, I’m not doing that well. But, some of our listeners are much better predictors. Well done to Mon from Egypt, Ahmed Adam from Sudan, Sabonoleg from Ukraine, Haruyuki from Japan, Milos from Serbia and Khaldoun83 from Algeria. All of you predicted a City win.
Jack: Which match are you going to predict this weekend?
Rich: There are no Premier League matches this weekend because of the international break so my Matchweek eight prediction is for the 14th of October.
Jack: And which match is it?
Rich: It’s my team Liverpool against Manchester Utd. A massive match. Liverpool are finding it difficult to score goals at the moment. They create lots of chances but just can’t finish teams off. Manchester Utd are not having the same problem and are scoring goals for fun at the moment. Liverpool against United is always a special match with a special atmosphere and I think the Reds will rise to the occasion and beat United. Final score: Liverpool 2 -1 Manchester Utd.
Jack: You have to support your team, Rich but I’m going for an away win.
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.
ResultsThere were some great matches in Matchweek 6. Here are the full results:
Huddersfield Town 0-4 Tottenham
Bournemouth 0-0 Leicester City
Manchester Utd 4-0 Crystal Palace
Stoke City 2-1 Southampton
West Brom 2-2 Watford
Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool
West Ham 1-0 Swansea City
Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City
Everton 0-1 Burnley
Arsenal 2-0 Brighton
Our Fantasy Premier League Team of Matchweek 7 is Andrei Sinelschikov who is an Arsenal fan from Russia. He scored 91 points. Well done, Andrei! 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
The Big Match
Liverpool v Manchester Utd
Rich's prediction this week is the match between Liverpool and Manchester Utd. It's a special match and there will be a special atmosphere at Anfield for this match. Rich thinks that it will be a 2-1 win for Liverpool, but Jack disagrees. Have a listen to what Rich and Jack say and then make your prediction at the bottom of the page.
Last week Rich got it wrong again! He predicted a 2-1 win for Chelsea against Manchester City, but City won 1-0. Some of our listeners have better prediction skills than Rich. Well done to:
- Khaldoun83 from Algeria
- Sabonoleg from Ukraine
- Ahmed Adam from Sudan
- Mon from Egypt
- Milos from Serbia
- Haruyuki from Japan
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.
- Jack and Rich chose Manchester Utd's Marouane Fellaini as the Player of the Week. Do you agree?
- Jack and Rich picked Tottenham Hotspur as the Team of the Week. Do you agree?
- Jack and Rich selected West Brom v Watford as the best game in Matchweek 7. Do you agree?
- Matchweek eight's big match is Liverpool v Manchester Utd. Rich has predicted a 2-1 win for Liverpool. What do you think will happen?
- Tell us about your club, your fantasy football team, or anything connected to Matchweek 7 in the Premier League.
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