English Premiership

End of Gunners’ winning trot?

2016-09-23 12:17
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Cape Town – London rivals Chelsea are tipped to at least hold in-form Arsenal in their Saturday encounter in the Premiership, snapping a three-game winning run for the table-climbing Gunners.

Four of the Sport24 panel take the “safe” route of a stalemate in the Emirates Stadium meeting, two see the Blues stealing all three points, while just one predicts a home victory - keep in mind that Chelsea did the double over these fierce foes in 2015/16.

Each round of the 2016/17 Premiership campaign, a group of our staff has a crack at predicting the results - do the exercise yourself, if you like, and see how you compare afterwards.

Compiled by Rob Houwing (Newcastle-partial; he swears the Championship is more competitive), the others are Garrin Lambley (Everton), Lloyd Burnard, Tashreeq Vardien, Maano Nekhavhambe and Lynn Butler (all Man Utd) plus Craig Taylor (Liverpool).

Three points are awarded for an entirely correct scoreline, and one for right result.

OUR FORECASTS:

MANCHESTER UNITED v LEICESTER
Saturday, 13:30

Rob: 1-1

Garrin: 2-1

Tashreeq: 2-1

Maano: 1-1

Craig: 2-1

Lynn: 1-1

Lloyd: 1-2

Last season: 1-1            

BOURNEMOUTH v EVERTON
Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 0-1

Garrin: 1-2  

Tashreeq: 0-2

Maano: 0-1

Craig: 0-2

Lynn: 0-2

Lloyd: 0-2

Last season: 3-3                                          

LIVERPOOL v HULL
Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 2-0

Garrin: 3-0

Tashreeq: 3-1

Maano: 1-1

Craig: 3-1

Lynn: 2-0

Lloyd: 3-0

Last season: Not applicable                                   

MIDDLESBROUGH v TOTTENHAM
Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 1-1

Garrin: 1-2

Tashreeq: 1-2

Maano: 1-2  

Craig: 0-2

Lynn: 1-2

Lloyd: 1-3

Last season: Not applicable                                    

STOKE v WEST BROM
Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 1-1

Garrin: 1-1

Tashreeq: 1-1

Maano: 1-0

Craig: 1-1

Lynn: 0-2

Lloyd: 1-0

Last season: 0-1                                         

SUNDERLAND v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 1-0

Garrin: 1-1

Tashreeq: 1-2

Maano: 0-1

Craig: 1-2

Lynn: 1-3

Lloyd: 1-0

Last season: 2-2    

SWANSEA v MANCHESTER CITY
Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 1-2

Garrin: 0-2

Tashreeq: 0-3

Maano: 1-1

Craig: 0-3

Lynn: 0-3

Lloyd: 0-3

Last season: 1-1                                               

ARSENAL v CHELSEA
Saturday, 18:30

Rob: 1-1

Garrin: 1-1

Tashreeq: 1-0

Maano: 1-2

Craig: 1-1

Lynn: 1-2

Lloyd: 1-1

Last season: 0-1                                          

WEST HAM v SOUTHAMPTON
Sunday, 17:00

Rob: 1-1

Garrin: 1-1

Tashreeq: 1-1

Maano: 0-0

Craig: 2-2

Lynn: 1-1

Lloyd: 2-1

Last season: 2-1     

BURNLEY v WATFORD
Monday, 21:00

Rob: 0-1

Garrin: 1-1

Tashreeq: 1-2

Maano: 1-2

Craig: 1-2

Lynn: 0-1

Lloyd: 1-0

Last season: Not applicable                                              

*LEADERBOARD:

49 - Garrin (7 points in last round)

48 - Lynn (11) & Craig (11)

43 - Tashreeq (9) & Rob (8)

40 - Lloyd (8)

29 - Maano (5)

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