Hi, my name is Chumsy and I’ll be giving Premier League predictions this season. 

In my 20th year as an Arsenal fan, it’s an honor 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. 

Gameweek 7 sees the return of Bosslady who was a guest in GW4. She feels happy to be predicting again. She will be joined by a 20-year Arsenal fan Chima.

Gameweek 7 will be a bit different as Chumsy will take the backseat, allowing his guests to run the commentary.

Chima says Arsenal is like a family to him. “Almost everyone in my family and extended family supports Arsenal. I grew up loving Arsenal. And seeing how Arsenal as an institution runs like a family makes me love it more.”

His best Arsenal moment was the F.A Cup win in 2014, which came after so many years of criticism of how bad Arsenal was and how we have stayed so long without a trophy while his worst Arsenal moment was the 2006 Champions League final.

Chima

Chima says Arsenal is like a family to him. “Almost everyone in my family and extended family supports Arsenal. I grew up loving Arsenal. And seeing how Arsenal as an institution runs like a family makes me love it more.”

His best Arsenal moment was the F.A Cup win in 2014, which came after so many years of criticism of how bad Arsenal was and how we have stayed so long without a trophy while his worst Arsenal moment was the 2006 Champions League final.

Bosslady has been an Arsenal fan since 1999. “I started supporting Arsenal because of Kanu Nwankwo. Then I loved Arsenal more because of Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, and Robin Van Persie. One moment that got me sad was losing the champions league final to Barcelona although it can’t be compared to the joy I felt when we won the league in 2004 without losing a game,” she said.

Bosslady

Bosslady has been an Arsenal fan since 1999. “I started supporting Arsenal because of Kanu Nwankwo. Then I loved Arsenal more because of Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, and Robin Van Persie. One moment that got me sad was losing the champions league final to Barcelona although it can’t be compared to the joy I felt when we won the league in 2004 without losing a game,” she said.

Battle at Old Trafford

Fixtures Result Chumsy Bosslady Chima
FRIDAY – 30-Oct-2020
Wolves vs Crystal Palace 2 – 0 2 – 2 2 – 0 1 – 1
SATURDAY – 31-Oct-2020
Sheffield Utd vs Man City 0 – 1 1 – 2 0 – 3 0 – 2
Burnley vs Chelsea 0 –  3 1 – 3 0 – 3 1 – 3
Liverpool vs West Ham 2 – 1 3 – 2 1 – 0 2 – 0
SUNDAY – 01-Nov-2020
Aston Villa vs Southampton 3 – 4 2 – 1 1 – 1 0 – 2
Newcastle vs Everton 2 – 1 1 – 2 1 – 2 2 – 2
Man Utd vs Arsenal 0 – 1 2 – 1 1 – 2 3 – 1
Spurs vs Brighton 2 – 1 2 – 1 2 – 0 3 – 1
MONDAY – 02-Nov-2020
Fulham vs West Brom 2 – 0 1 – 1 1 – 2 0 – 0
Leeds vs Leicester 1 – 4 1 – 1 1 – 2 2 – 2

CHUMSY (AND GUESTS) PREDICTION for GAMEWEEK 7

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

CHUMSY’S FORECAST

Friday 30 October 2020

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Crystal Palace, 9 pm

Chumsy: 2-2

Bosslady: Wolves have made a steady start to the season (W3, D1, L2), scoring the game’s opening goal in four of those Premier League (PL) fixtures. In the midst of their best PL start for three years (W3, D1, L2), Crystal Palace have scored five of their eight league goals inside the opening 30 minutes of play.
2-0

Chima: 1-1

Saturday 31 October 2020

Sheffield United vs Manchester City, 1.30 pm

Chumsy: 1-2

Bosslady: Sheffield United are still without a league win (D1, L5), and currently sport the worst average goal return per match (0.5) of any side to have played at least six Premier League (PL) fixtures. – MANCHESTER CITY meanwhile, have recovered from their record-breaking 5-2 defeat against Leicester by going six matches unbeaten in all competitions (W4, D2), keeping a clean sheet in three of the four wins and scoring 2.0 goals on average.
0-3

Chima: City needs to get back to winning ways. They have had their worst start in a very long time, recording about 3 draws already in this campaign. They need to make a statement about their intentions for the league against a Sheffield team which although also in bad shape are seeking their first win of the campaign. The game is going to be a tight one, but I fancy City to win this one
0-2

Burnley vs Chelsea, 4 pm

Chumsy: 1-3

Bosslady: January remains the last time Burnley managed to win a Premier League (PL) game against an eventual top-half team of 2019/20. Without a present crowd, their league record against such teams reads: – CHELSEA has averaged a healthy 2.5 goals across their last four PL games (W1, D3), but they are still waiting for a first-half away goal from open play in this league campaign.
0-3

Chima: Hakeem Ziyech may just be the missing piece of the Chelsea puzzle as his inclusion in their Champions League game meant a free-flowing attack and a register of over two goals and a comfortable win. They will be looking to continue this fine form against arguably one of the toughest opponents in the league who are with just 1 point after 6 games. Burnley is sure to bounce back but not against Chelsea as this is going to be once again, a test of their defending capabilities.
1-3

Liverpool vs West Ham United, 6.30 pm

Chumsy: 3-2

Bosslady: Victorious in three straight home league H2Hs vs West Ham, while scoring 3.67 goals per match on average, Liverpool are four matches unbeaten across all competitions. West Ham, meanwhile, held Manchester City to a draw in the last round, extending their unbeaten league run to four matches.
1-0

Chima: On a mission to “attack the league” Liverpool now play to discredit critics who have whined about that heavy loss to Aston Villa a fortnight ago. The exclusion of their front trio of Mane, Salah, and Firminho meant that they will attack this game in their regular style. With an even number of wins, draws, and losses, 2 each, and playing one of the most exciting styles yet in this campaign, Westham stands 12th on the log with 8 points. They will be hoping on their record signing Watkins to do some magic against a Liverpool defence that is without its main stronghold Virgil, who is out with a knee injury. While we expect this miracle, it’s no doubt that Liverpool has this one in the bag as a win will place them above local rivals Everton pending on when the blues lock it out with Newcastle on Sunday.
2-0

Sunday 01 November 2020

Aston Villa vs Southampton, 1 PM

Chumsy: 2-1

Bosslady: Villa’s 100% Premier League (PL) start ended with a 3-0 loss to Leeds United (October 23), yet their league games have still averaged an entertaining 3.4 goals per match so far, and no PL team has conceded fewer than their average of 1.0 goals per fixture this season. Southampton’s 2-0 win over early PL leaders Everton (October 25) leaves them unbeaten in four matches (W3, D1) and have made their best PL start since 2014/15.
1-1

Chima: Following their fairy tale start to this campaign, that saw them win 4 straight matches with 3 clean sheets and a massive victory of the champions, Aston villa crashed in unfashionable style against Leeds last weekend having no goal to reply to Leeds 3-0 win and a dominant play. They come up against a Southampton side who are coming out from their recent victory over Everton and a very fine form which puts them on 10points and 7th in the league. Southampton will hope to extend their overall winning record against Aston villa to 15 and continue their fight to finish better than they did the last term.
0-2

Newcastle United vs Everton, 3 pm

Chumsy: 1-2

Bosslady: 1-2

Chima: The boys at Goodison Park have had their best start in decades under manager Carlo Ancelloti. With commanding performance against Tottenham and a square battle against their Merseyside rivals which saw them claim a vital point at home. In a bid to redeem return to winning ways, they face a determined Newcastle side led by Maxima and Wilson, a duo still trying to find their footing but with very much potential. Newcastle looks to continue their tally of at least 1 goal in every match as they have managed in their last 6 games. A tight one for the Ancelloti boys and a point to prove for Newcastle.
2-2

Manchester United vs Arsenal, 5.30 pm

Chumsy: 2-1

Bosslady: 1-2

Chima: The arrival of Mikel Arteta may have been met with joy by the Arsenal fans as he improved a lot in the defence, a department where Arsenal have rather looked weakest for the longest time. He has also done well in creating a feel-good atmosphere between fans and the club, but these are trying times for Arteta and his men as they have lost 3 games in the league in games where they dominated possession. Arteta will be hoping his skipper turns up the party at the Theatre of Dreams. Will be a dream come true for him and his men to triumph against a Manchester United side that seems to have gained back their momentum after a poor start to the campaign. Manchester United has been boosted by the arrival of Donny Van de Beek, and his partnership with Bruno Fernandez and Paul Pogba will play a vital role in causing more harm to Arsenal and once more showing their dominance over Arsenal, a plight which Arsenal has had to live with in the last decade.
3-1

Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton & Hove Albion, 8.15 pm

Chumsy: 2-1

Bosslady: 2-0

Chima: A loss to Antwerp in Thursday’s Europa League matchday 2, revealed how much Mourinho’s men must find a way to do without their in-form forwards Harry Kane and Son Huo Min. This time at home, Mourinho will take no chances as he comes up against Brighton. A sight of Kane, Son, and Bale will be a delight to watch, but they will have to deal with Brighton who searches for their first win in 5 games in all competitions. Last week, Brighton came close to securing a win against West Brom, but their hopes were cut short by an 83 minutes equalizer by Ahearne-Grant. With a win, they stand a chance of moving to 14th position and will cherish that finish compared to that of last season.
3-1

Monday 02 November 2020

Fulham vs West Bromwich Albion, 6.30 pm

Chumsy: 1-1

Bosslady: 1-2

Chima: A battle of the Championship new boys. Both without a win, this promises to be a fierce contest. Their last 4 meetings all ended in draws and it is very easy to predict this will also end in a draw. But West Brom has the upper hand in this one, having secured 3 points from 3 draws in the campaign this term, this better compared to Fulham’s 1 point since the beginning of the campaign. Fulham is also playing against their own record of the team with the worst outing in the premiership the last time they involved. I am certain this match will end in a draw.
0-0

Leeds United vs Leicester City, 9 pm

Chumsy: 1-1

Bosslady: 1-2

Chima: 2-2

Let’s see who wins this week Premier League predictions. Good luck Mates!

GAMEWEEK 7 was EPIC!

Bosslady becomes the first person to hit 110 points overtaking Chidi-George’s 100. She got 2 scores correctly and 5 correct results in Gameweek 7.

She was followed by Chumsy who had 60 points thanks to 1 correct score and 3 correct results.

Chima scored 50 points

Score Standings after week 7
1 Bosslady 110
2 Chidi-George 100
3 Osei, Salas, Tucker, Darit 60
7 Bosslady, Don-X, Chima 50
10 Chumsy (Average score) 41.4
11 Sarge, Saintyjones 40
13 Dawgie 30
14 Cuselta 10