Hi, my name is Chumsy and I’ll be predicting every English Premier League game this season.

In my 20th year as an Arsenal fan, it’s an honour to host the PREDICTION CORNER. Every Gameweek, I shall go head to head with one or two members of the AFO community and we will predict all the games for that Gameweek.

This week, I shall be with Marcelo Salaski and Osei Domwill. Salas has been an Arsenal fan since 1998 while Osei since 1997. Both have their best Arsenal moment as our unbeaten season.

About the Gameweek, Salas says Fulham will want to show their strength as a newly-promoted side but they stand no chance against Arsenal. He also thinks Marcelo Bielsa will want to prove himself but champions Liverpool will come out with a win. He expects Chelsea and Sheffield United to take 3 points from their games respectively.

Osei expects Arsenal to beat Fulham albeit without a clean sheet. And like Salas, he expects Liverpool, Chelsea and Sheffield to all get the 3 points.

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Result Chumsy Salas Osei
Saturday – 12-Sept-2020
Fulham vs Arsenal 0 – 3 0 – 2 0 – 3 1 – 3
Crystal Palace vs Southampton 1 – 0 0 – 1 1 – 1 2-2
Liverpool vs Leeds United 4 – 3 2 – 1 2 – 0 3 – 1
West Ham vs Newcastle 0 – 2 1 – 1 1 – 1 1 – 0
SUNDAY – 13-Sept-2020
West Brom vs Leicester City 0 – 3 0 – 3 0 – 2 0 – 3
Tottenham vs Everton 0 – 1 2 – 2 1 – 1 2 – 2
MONDAY – 14-Sept-2020
Sheffield United vs Wolves 0 – 2 1 – 0 1 – 0 1 – 0
Brighton vs Chelsea 1 – 3 1 – 2 0 – 4 0 – 3
Result Chumsy Salas Osei
Saturday – 12-Sept-2020
Fulham vs Arsenal 0 – 3 0 – 2 0 – 3 1 – 3
Crystal Palace vs Southampton 1 – 0 0 – 1 1 – 1 2-2
Liverpool vs Leeds United 4 – 3 2 – 1 2 – 0 3 – 1
West Ham vs Newcastle 0 – 2 1 – 1 1 – 1 1 – 0
SUNDAY – 13-Sept-2020
West Brom vs Leicester City 0 – 3 0 – 3 0 – 2 0 – 3
Tottenham vs Everton 0 – 1 2 – 2 1 – 1 2 – 2
MONDAY – 14-Sept-2020
Sheffield United vs Wolves 0 – 2 1 – 0 1 – 0 1 – 0
Brighton vs Chelsea 1 – 3 1 – 2 0 – 4 0 – 3

CHUMSY’S PREDICTIONS FOR WEEK 1

A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth 10 points. The exact score earns 30 points.

CHUMSY’S FORECAST

Saturday 12 September 2020

Fulham vs Arsenal, 12.30 pm

Fulham played good football on their way to regaining promotion, and I expect a good outing from them. But I don’t think it would be enough to stop Arsenal. I expect Mikel Arteta to bring in an attacking midfielder and a defensive one too although this is dependent on how many players Arsenal would sell or send out on loan. Arsenal’s Aubameyang should come to the rescue.

Chumsy: 0-2

Salas: 0-3
Fulham will want to show their strength as a newly-promoted side, but they stand no chance at all.

Osei: 1-3
This is a London derby it hás never been an easy game, but I see Arsenal winning it.

Crystal Palace vs Southampton, 3 pm

Southampton has found a way of edging it against their London opponent. I’ll have to back them here.

Chumsy: 0-1

Salas: 1-1

Osei: 2-2

Liverpool vs Leeds United, 5.30 pm

At some point last season, we weren’t sure the league would be completed. During that time, I felt sorry for both Liverpool and Leeds as both were top of their different divisions; but both went on to finish 1st when football resumed. Leeds won’t be blown away in this game but it’s 3 points to Liverpool, for me.

Chumsy: 2-1

Salas: 2-0
Marcelo Bielsa will want to prove himself, but the champions will come out with a win

Osei: 3-1
Liverpool will start where they stopped last season.

West Ham United vs Newcastle United, 8 pm

I’m tempted to go for an away win, but the Hammers fight back in the remaining games of last season means I’ll go for a draw.

Chumsy: 1-1

Salas: 1-1

Osei: 1-0

Sunday 13 September 2020

West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City, 2 pm

West Brom was another team that did very well at the Championship and deserved promotion, but I feel their opening game will end in a loss.

Chumsy: 0-3

Salas: 0-2

Osei: 0-3

Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton, 4.30 pm

Two managers with loads of experience between them. Five champions league and many league titles including the premier league. This should be the game of the week.

Chumsy: 2-2

Salas: 1-1
Everton really strengthened their squad, so I believe they’ll take a point at white hart lane.

Osei: 2-2

Monday 14 September 2020

Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers, 6pm

Both teams have a similar pattern, but with Wolves extra run at the Europa League, I’ll give it to the home team that’s had more rest.

Chumsy: 1-0

Salas: 1-0
It’s going to be a tough match, but United will come out with a win.

Osei: 1-0
This is a game of equal strength, but I’m giving it to Sheffield.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Chelsea, 8.15 pm

Chelsea has had a hectic transfer window, and there is the expectation for them to compete for the title. They’ve strengthened in key areas, but I’m not convinced about the man between the sticks; they should win this though.

Chumsy: 1-2

Salas: 0-4
Brighton stands no chance at all.

Osei: 0-3
I don’t see Brighton stopping Chelsea.

At the end of GW1, Chumsy, Salas and Osei had a tie.

Salas correctly predicted the score of the FUL-ARS game while Chumsy and Osei correctly predicted the score of the WBA-LEI game.

With 3 correct results and 1 correct score, all three analysts finished with 60 points

Thanks again to Salas and Osei for their contribution.

Score Standings after week 1
1 Osei, Salas, 60
1 Chumsy (Average score) 60