IKTS Week 11: At Newcastle.

An easy win for Arsenal despite a long wait for the first goal by Nketiah, served by Rice, and it was one-nil at halftime. The second half started with a blast in the roof of the net for Nketiah on a Saka corner, then a simple pass from ESR to Nketiah for a wondergoal from distance for the Arsenal number 14, who completed his first ever Premier League hattrick. Further goals by Fabio Vieira for a penalty conversion that he earned upon being tripped in the surface, and by Tomiyasu from a point blank shot against an out of sorts visitors' defense, completed this 5-0 victory.

Scores for the week:

hansdampf 13 (4)
billvacation 11 (2)
ben from portsmouth 10 (2)
ClevelandJames 10 (2)
Geaux_HR 10 (1)
Ray from Norfolk 9 (1)
Purple & Proud 8 (2)
Sonny from Suffolk 7 (1)
Seidman 6 (0)
skinnejay 5 (0)

Stars of the week: hansdampf is first on 13 points (and four correct IKTS predictions) with billvacation in second on 11 points (and two correct IKTS predictions each) while ben from portsmouth and ClevelandJames are in third on 10 points (and two correct IKTS predictions each) but Geaux_HR is also on 10 points, albeit with only one correct IKTS prediction.

Clever pick of the week: We had fifteen exact IKTS predictions:
Brighton versus Fulham (billvacation)
Manchester United versus Manchester City (two participants)
Bournemouth versus Burnley (two participants)
Aston Villa versus Luton (two participants)
Crystal Palace versus Tottenham (four participants)
Liverpool versus Nottingham Forest (four participants)

Crisis pick of the week: A collective crisis as nobody predicted a loss for West Ham at home to Everton.

Standings after Week 10:

ben from portsmouth 101 (15)
billvacation 98 (13)
Ray from Norfolk 98 (11)
hansdampf 96 (11)
Sonny from Suffolk 95 (9)
skinnejay 91 (11)
ClevelandJames 90 (11)
Geaux_HR 90 (10)
Seidman 89 (9)
Purple & Proud 77 (8)

After Week 10, ben from portsmouth leads billvacation and Ray from Norfolk by three points.

Upcoming schedule: Saturday November 4, Sunday November 5, and Monday November 6:

Fulham - Manchester United

Brentford - West Ham

Burnley - Crystal Palace

Everton - Brighton

Manchester City - Bournemouth

Sheffield United - Wolverhampton

Newcastle - Arsenal

Nottingham Forest - Aston Villa

Luton - Liverpool

Tottenham - Chelsea