IKTS Cup Part 6: At home to Sevilla in the UEFA CL.

Arsenal conceded a trio of odd goals despite dominating possession with the defense looking febrile in the absence of Saliba. There was at least one own goal and another goal on a deflected shot for the hosts. Captain Odegaard scored a consolation goal at the death. Arsenal thus exits the least exciting competition they were competing in this season, in the backdrop of mounting injuries, the latest to ESR.

Scores for this part:

hansdampf 8 (1)
Ray from Norfolk 8 (0)
ben from portsmouth 7 (1)
Geaux_HR 7 (1)
Seidman 7 (0)
Sonny from Suffolk 7 (0)
skinnejay 6 (1)

Stars for this part: hansdampf is first on 8 points (and one correct IKTS prediction) with Ray from Norfolk in second also on 8 points (but without any correct IKTS predictions) while ben from portsmouth and Geaux_HR are in third on 7 points (and one correct IKTS prediction each) but Seidman and Sonny from Suffolk are also on 7 points, albeit without any correct IKTS predictions.

Clever picks for this part: Only hansdampf predicted the exact score for Manchester United versus Newcastle. There were also three correct predictions for Chelsea versus Blackburn.

Crisis pick for this part: A collective crisis as none of the participants predicted Arsenal to lose at West Ham.

Standings after Part 5:

Ray from Norfolk 73 (8)
Seidman 69 (7)
Sonny from Suffolk 64 (5)
skinnejay 62 (3)
ben from portsmouth 59 (5)
hansdampf 56 (5)
Geaux_HR 54 (4)

After Part 5, Ray from Norfolk leads Seidman by four points and Sonny from Suffolk by nine points.

Upcoming schedule: UEFA Champions League:

Tuesday November 7 and Wednesday November 8:

Dortmund - Newcastle

Shakhtar - Barcelona

Atletico - Celtic

Lazio - Feyenoord

AC Milan - PSG

Manchester City - Young Boys

Red Star Belgrade - Leipzig

Porto - Antwerp

Napoli - Union Berlin

Real Sociedad - Benfica

Bayern - Galatasaray

Copenhagen - Manchester United

Arsenal - Sevilla

PSV - Lens

Real Madrid - Braga

Salzburg - Inter Milan