IKTS Cup Part 5: At West Ham in the EFL (Carabao) Cup.

Arsenal scored at the end of the first half, with big Gabriel clearing the ball high and far to Gabriel Jesus who controlled the ball, performed a Cruyff turn, and threaded an amazing pass to a motoring Gabriel Martinelli who was being pursued by two winded Sevilla defenders and the Arsenal number 11 faced the goalkeeper, forced him to commit, then rounded him and scored in an empty net. All three Gabriel players (and no other Arsenal players) participated in this stunning goal. Early in the second half, Rice took the ball forward and gave a simple pass to Jesus who forced the opposing defender to retreat a tiny bit, allowing him just enough space to score with a top shelf strike. Minutes later, Gudelj scored on a thunderous header for Sevilla on a corner but there were no further goals, and the game finished Sevilla 1-2 Arsenal with the Gunners playing far better than their hosts.

Scores for this part:

Seidman 16 (2)
skinnejay 16 (1)
ben from portsmouth 15 (2)
Geaux_HR 15 (1)
Ray from Norfolk 14 (1)
Sonny from Suffolk 13 (0)
hansdampf 12 (1)

Stars for this part: Seidman is first on 16 points (and two correct IKTS predictions) with skinnejay in second also on 16 points (but only one correct IKTS prediction) while ben from portsmouth is in third on 15 points (and two correct IKTS predictions) but Geaux_HR is also on 15 points, albeit with only one correct IKTS prediction.

Clever picks for this part: We had 8 exact predictions:
Galatasaray versus Bayern (Seidman)
Inter versus Salzburg (ben from portsmouth)
Leipzig versus Red Star Belgrade (Ray from Norfolk)
Lens versus PSV (two participants)
Sevilla versus Arsenal (three participants)

Crisis pick for this part: Only skinnejay failed to predict a win for Arsenal at Sevilla.

Standings after Part 4:

Ray from Norfolk 65 (8)
Seidman 62 (7)
Sonny from Suffolk 57 (5)
skinnejay 56 (2)
ben from portsmouth 52 (4)
hansdampf 48 (4)
Geaux_HR 47 (3)

After Part 4, Ray from Norfolk leads Seidman by 3 points and Sonny from Suffolk by 8 points.

Upcoming schedule: English Football League Cup, also known as Carabao Cup:
Tuesday October 31 and Wednesday November 1:

Mansfield - Port Vale

Exeter -Middlesbrough

West Ham - Arsenal

Everton - Burnley

Chelsea - Blackburn

Ipswich - Fulham

Bournemouth - Liverpool

Manchester United - Newcastle