IKTS Week 23: At home to Liverpool.

Arsenal dominated the first half but could not break the Nottingham Forest low block until the second half. First, Zinchenko sent a quick throw in to Jesus who scored through Turner's feet. Then, a quick counter by the Gunners ended up with a Jesus assist as Saka scored with his weaker foot. A lapse in concentration allowed the home side to score but the final score of 1-2 is logical.

Scores for the week:

Ray from Norfolk 14 (2)
skinnejay 11 (1)
Sonny from Suffolk 9 (2)
Seidman 9 (1)
ben from portsmouth 9 (0)
billvacation 9 (0)
hansdampf 9 (0)
Purple & Proud 8 (0)
ClevelandJames 7 (0)
Geaux_HR 6 (0)

Stars of the week: Ray from Norfolk is in first on 14 points (and two correct IKTS predictions) with skinnejay in second on 11 points (and one correct IKTS prediction) while Sonny from Suffolk is in third on 9 points (and two correct IKTS predictions) but Seidman is also on 9 points, albeit with only one correct IKTS prediction.

Clever pick of the week: There were six exact IKTS predictions for the week:
West Ham versus Bournemouth (Ray from Norfolk)
Manchester City versus Burnley (skinnejay)
Nottingham Forest versus Arsenal (Seidman and Sonny from Suffolk)
Liverpool versus Chelsea (Ray from Norfolk and Sonny from Suffolk)

Crisis pick of the week: A collective crisis as none of the participants expected Newcastle to win at Aston Villa.

Standings after Week 22:

ben from portsmouth 198 (25)
Ray from Norfolk 198 (21)
ClevelandJames 179 (18)
skinnejay 180 (21)
Seidman 178 (18)
billvacation 174 (17)
Geaux_HR 169 (18)
hansdampf 168 (15)
Purple & Proud 155 (15)
Sonny from Suffolk 153 (17)

After Week 22, ben from portsmouth leads Ray from Norfolk on the basis of a higher number of IKTS predictions.

Upcoming schedule: Saturday February 3, Sunday February 4, and Monday February 5:

Everton - Tottenham

Brighton - Crystal Palace

Burnley - Fulham

Newcastle - Luton

Sheffield United - Aston Villa

Bournemouth - Nottingham Forest

Chelsea - Wolverhampton

Manchester United - West Ham

Arsenal - Liverpool

Brentford - Manchester City