IKTS Week 7: A visit to Brighton.

Arsenal stormed the noisy neighbors 3-0 within 34-35 minutes then saw the rest of the game, conceding a single goal late on, but unfortunately losing Xhaka for several months due to a tear of the MCL. Chelsea failed to score at home to Manchester City who won by a single goal on a Jesus shot deflected by Jorginho. Manchester United also lost 0-1 to a visiting Aston Villa whereby Martinez saved a penalty without even lifting a finger by jinxing Fernandes. Everton registered a routine 2-0 home win against Norwich. Leeds lost at home 1-2 at the death to West Ham. Leicester versus Burnley ended up tied at 2-2. Watford versus Newcastle and Crystal versus Brighton both ended 1-1. Southampton lost 0-1 at home to Wolverhampton. Finally, a goal fest as Brentford tied Liverpool 3-3 in West London. For the week, there was a total of 45 points for the 7 active participants (skinnejay being unable to post predictions) for an average of 6 and 3/7 while there were nine correct IKTS predictions.

Scores for the week:

ClevelandJames11 (3)
Geaux_HR 10 (2)
Sonny from Suffolk 7 (2)
inthekcmix 6 (0)
hansdampf 4 (1)
Ray from Norfolk 4 (0)
ben from portsmouth 3 (1)

Stars of the week: ClevelandJames is first on 11 points (and three correct IKTS predictions) with Geaux_HR in second on 10 points (and two correct IKTS predictions) and Sonny from Suffolk in third on 7 points (and two correct IKTS predictions) but inthekcmix is right behind.

Clever pick of the week: Only ClevelandJames predicted the exact score for the Arsenal triumph and only Geaux_HR predicted the correct score for Watford-Newcastle. Otherwise, there were three exact predictions for Leeds versus West Ham and four correct predictions for Everton versus Norwich.

Crisis pick of the week: A collective crisis as nobody predicted the outcome of Manchester United versus Aston Villa, but who would complain?

Standings after week 6:

ClevelandJames 56 (8)
Geaux_HR 49 (6)
Sonny from Suffolk 47 (5)
hansdampf 45 (5)
skinnejay 37 (6)
Ray from Norfolk 39 (1)
ben from portsmouth 37 (3)
inthekcmix 36 (3)

After Week 6, ClevelandJames leads Geaux_HR by 7 points and Sonny from Suffolk by 9 points.

Cup game: No game this week.

Cup standings:

ben from portsmouth 4 (1)
ClevelandJames 2 (0)
Geaux_HR 2 (0)
hansdampf 2 (0)
skinnejay 2 (0)
Sonny from Suffolk 2 (0)
inthekcmix 1 (0)
Ray from Norfolk 1 (0)

Upcoming schedule:

Week 7: Saturday September 25, Sunday September 26, and Monday September 27:

Manchester United - Everton
Burnley - Norwich
Chelsea - Southampton
Leeds - Watford
Wolverhampton - Newcastle
Brighton - Arsenal
Crystal Palace - Leicester
Tottenham - Aston Villa
West Ham - Brentford
Liverpool - Manchester City