Premier League predictions: Chris Sutton faces Jamie Johnson stars Jessica McHale and Olivia Chomczuk

Premier League predictions: Chris Sutton faces Jamie Johnson stars Jessica McHale and Olivia Chomczuk
Premier League predictions: Chris Sutton faces Jamie Johnson stars Jessica McHale and Olivia Chomczuk

The Premier League is about to press pause, however will we see any surprises on this last set of video games earlier than the season stops for the World Cup?

“Fatigue, plus the very fact the World Cup begins so quickly, are going to be components on this final set of fixtures earlier than the Premier League stops for 5 weeks,” stated BBC soccer skilled Chris Sutton.

“So, I do suppose there are going to be a couple of odd outcomes this weekend and there are additionally a few video games that I believe are virtually not possible to name.”

Sutton is making predictions for each top-flight sport this season, in opposition to quite a lot of visitors.

This week, he takes on Jessica McHale and Olivia Chomczuk, stars of soccer drama Jamie Johnson, which follows the fortunes of Phoenix FC on and off the pitch.

Collection seven is accessible now on CBBC and BBC iPlayer, with the collection finale approaching Thursday, 17 November.

Sam (Jess) was beforehand the membership’s mascot who has emerged as a gifted participant in her personal proper, however suffers from bullying by the hands of Maddy (Olivia), a brand new and tremendous assured member of the workforce.

“It is 100% essential that we present how Sam offers with it in a practical means as a result of Jamie Johnson is a really relatable present for a lot of kids,” Jess advised BBC Sport.

“Maddy begins out making fairly snidey feedback so it isn’t so apparent what is going on to Sam at first. It solely turns into clear because the storyline strikes alongside.”

Monday is the beginning of Anti-Bullying Week 2022 within the UK. The message this yr is ‘Attain Out’ and each ladies really feel it’s important Jamie Johnson not solely displays points affecting kids in actual life, but additionally reveals learn how to deal with them.

“It was fairly unusual for me enjoying a bully as a result of I’m nothing like Maddy and I get on very well with Jess – we grew to become good mates once we have been filming,” Olivia added.

“However bullying impacts lots of kids. It is good to indicate you could converse out about it to assist to cease it, and are available by means of it the way in which that Sam does.”

Try these 5 issues you are able to do for those who’re being bullied and all the time converse up as a result of there may be assist on the market.

Olivia is a Manchester United fan who performs for Hearts and can be a freestyling star – she gained a nationwide keepie-uppie competitors in Scotland in 2020.

“I began enjoying once I was seven,” Olivia stated. “I used to be on vacation and there was a soccer camp so I simply went alongside and I’ve performed ever since, firstly for my native membership after which for Scotland Faculties.

“I like dribbling once I play, so for United my favorite participant is Antony due to his expertise however in the entire world I’m impressed by Lionel Messi from males’s soccer and doubtless Keira Walsh from the ladies’s sport, for her by means of balls and passing.”

Jess, in the meantime, performs for Everton – and helps them too.

“I used to be about three once I began enjoying,” she defined. “My older brother performed for a workforce so I used to go alongside and watch and simply began kicking a ball at some point. The coach was like ‘she will play!’ and it simply went from there.

“I have been with Everton since I used to be eight. My favorite second as a participant was the season earlier than final once we beat Liverpool twice, which is all the time good!

“Anthony Gordon is my favorite participant in the meanwhile. All-time, although, I’ve received to say Cristiano Ronaldo. I play as a striker or winger too, so an identical place to him.

“Taking part in for Everton is sensible however I additionally love enjoying in opposition to the remainder of the Jamie Johnson forged.

“We play matches and maintain freestyle competitions at lunchtimes throughout filming, and actually the competitors is so fierce. The usual could be very excessive too however the perfect participant might be Louis Dunn, who performs Jamie Johnson. He’s sensible, so fast and skilful.”

End result Sutton Jessica Olivia
Man Metropolis v Brentford 1-2 4-0 4-0 3-0
Bournemouth v Everton 3-0 1-1 1-2 0-0
Liverpool v Southampton 3-1 3-0 1-1 0-1
Nott’m Forest v Crystal Palace 1-0 1-2 0-2 1-1
Tottenham v Leeds 4-3 3-1 2-0 2-1
West Ham v Leicester 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-0
Newcastle v Chelsea 1-0 1-0 2-2 1-2
Wolves v Arsenal 0-2 0-2 1-3 0-3
Brighton v Aston Villa 1-2 2-1 2-1 2-0
Fulham v Man Utd 1-2 2-1 2-3 0-2

An accurate end result (choosing a win, draw or defeat) is price 10 factors. The precise rating earns 40 factors.


Video games kick off at 15:00 GMT except in any other case said


Man City v Brentford

Man Metropolis 1-2 Brentford

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte talked about how drained England striker Harry Kane was in midweek and there are some troublesome choices for managers to make about resting some gamers earlier than the World Cup relying on their health.

It’s a must to bear in mind although that there are factors at stake right here and individuals are underneath stress.

So, Pep Guardiola will not be doing anybody else any favours – his precedence is getting the win for Manchester Metropolis.

Metropolis beat Fulham the exhausting means final week with 10 males and thru a last-minute penalty, however I believe issues shall be much more easy for them this time.

Brentford are not the identical facet when they’re away from dwelling – they nonetheless have not crushed anybody on the highway this season, and that isn’t going to vary right here.

Match report

Sutton’s prediction: 4-0

Jessica’s prediction: Erling Haaland is only a machine, is not he? I am not trying ahead to when Everton must attempt to cease him. 4-0

Olivia’s prediction: Two objectives for Phil Foden and one for Kevin de Bruyne as a result of I’m not positive if Haaland will play. If he does, he’ll rating too – and Metropolis will get greater than three! 3-0

Bournemouth v Everton

Bournemouth 3-0 Everton

Each managers utterly modified their groups after they performed one another within the Carabao Cup in midweek – Bournemouth made 9 adjustments, Everton all 11.

It was the Cherries who went by means of and, trying on the response from the Everton followers, it felt like lots of them have been disgruntled about going out like that when their workforce has not gained a trophy since 1995.

There may be extra stress on Toffees boss Frank Lampard now due to the workforce he picked, moderately than simply the end result and the very fact they have been knocked out.

This sport shall be utterly completely different for apparent causes and I’m discovering it exhausting to make a case for both workforce to win it.

Everton are wanting kind and a innovative up entrance whereas Bournemouth have let two-goal leads slip of their previous two league video games, and misplaced on each events.

I do not suppose there shall be as many objectives this time, however this one has received draw written throughout it.

Match report

Sutton’s prediction: 1-1

Jessica’s prediction: I’ve received to go along with an Everton win, have not I! I’m an enormous fan of Frank Lampard, and he has performed so nicely with a membership who have been actually struggling when he took over in the course of final season. We’re a lot better now, particularly in defence. 1-2

Olivia’s prediction: No objectives right here. 0-0

Liverpool v Southampton

Liverpool 3-1 Southampton

Nathan Jones takes cost of Southampton for the primary time right here, however how a lot distinction can he make in a few days? Saints simply do not rating sufficient objectives anyway, however Anfield isn’t precisely the best place to go for a membership to get a managerial bounce.

Admittedly my document of predicting Liverpool’s outcomes this season has been a bit hit or miss, however I did not simply name their win at Tottenham final week, I nailed the precise end result.

I am nonetheless not completely positive the Reds will win this one, simply due to their inconsistency, however given their season up to now, I believe Jurgen Klopp shall be completely determined to enter this winter break on a excessive.

Match report

Sutton’s prediction: 3-0

Jessica’s prediction: I’m a bit biased clearly, however I’m not going to say Liverpool will win! They’ve been a bit shaky although – I do not suppose anybody thought they might lose to Nottingham Forest or Crystal Palace. 1-1

Olivia’s prediction: Liverpool are usually not having a good time in the meanwhile. 0-1

Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Crystal Palace

No-one needs to be backside of the desk going into the World Cup, so this can be a huge sport for Nottingham Forest, particularly as they’re at dwelling.

Forest have been good within the first half in opposition to Brentford final week, however fell away after the break so it will be a nervy Metropolis Floor crowd this time.

Nonetheless, they may most likely take coronary heart from seeing Forest get a last-minute equaliser in opposition to the Bees, after which beating Tottenham within the Carabao Cup in midweek.

Having stated all that, Crystal Palace are enjoying very well proper now and are so harmful in assault. They have lots of match-winners of their facet, whereas I’m not positive Forest create sufficient.

Match report

Sutton’s prediction: 1-2

Jessica’s prediction: 0-2

Olivia’s prediction: Forest are very up and down this season. 1-1

Tottenham v Leeds

Tottenham 4-3 Leeds

I’ve actually not received a clue what is going to occur right here. Spurs boss Antonio Conte says his gamers are drained, but they’ve this document of combating again in video games this season – so that doesn’t actually add up.

I used to be genuinely delighted for Leeds boss Jesse Marsch that he adopted up his win at Liverpool by beating Bournemouth, as a result of he has had a little bit of flak this season.

I’m actually unsure about Tottenham’s defence however they’ve to reply right here after a foul week and, with Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski in competition to begin, they are going to be harmful.

That is the kind of sport the place both facet may win it, even when they fall behind – however I’m going to go along with Spurs.

Match report

Sutton’s prediction: 3-1

Jessica’s prediction: 2-0

Olivia’s prediction: 2-1

West Ham v Leicester

West Ham 0-2 Leicester

Leicester are actually on the up, and are positively one of many groups who don’t need this season to cease.

The Foxes simply look much more sure on the again and Harvey Barnes is enjoying nicely, together with James Maddison after all.

This needs to be an in depth sport – West Ham nonetheless have not fairly clicked, however they continue to be a really nicely organised workforce and I might be shocked in the event that they misplaced at dwelling once more after their defeat to Crystal Palace final weekend.

Match report

Sutton’s prediction: 1-1

Jessica’s prediction: 1-1

Olivia’s prediction: 1-0

Newcastle v Chelsea

Newcastle 1-0 Chelsea

Chelsea have been very disappointing in opposition to Arsenal final weekend.

The Gunners seemed like a facet who had an identification – whereas the Blues did not seem to have a transparent thought of what they might do after they got here ahead, or hyperlink up nicely in any respect.

Newcastle will keep within the high 4 no matter occurs on this sport, and so they have to be delighted with their latest outcomes which have put them there, in addition to the way in which they’ve been enjoying

I believe we are going to see extra of the identical right here. I do not anticipate this to be a high-scoring sport, however I’m backing the Magpies to make it 5 league wins in a row.

Match report

Sutton’s prediction: 1-0

Jessica’s prediction: Newcastle have been first rate not too long ago, and this needs to be a very good sport. 2-2

Olivia’s prediction: Newcastle are going nicely and this shall be shut – however Chelsea to edge it. 1-2

Wolves v Arsenal

Wolves 0-2 Arsenal

Wolves have a brand new supervisor ultimately in Julen Lopetegui and, though interim boss Steve Davis stays in cost for this sport, that makes it extra harmful for Arsenal.

Gunners followers most likely weren’t that bothered about going out of the Carabao Cup in midweek, as a result of the Premier League is their precedence.

Arsenal performed with such confidence after they beat Chelsea final weekend, and Mikel Arteta stated afterwards that they’re title contenders.

If that’s the case, they may win at Molineux. They need to do, as a result of they have a objective risk and defensive stability too.

Match report

Sutton’s prediction: 0-2

Jessica’s prediction: Arsenal are enjoying very well however I do not suppose they’ll stick with it all season – the wheels are going to return off sooner or later, and I nonetheless suppose Manchester Metropolis will win the title. 1-3

Olivia’s prediction: If United cannot be champions then I might moderately Arsenal gained the title this season. I do not suppose they may, however there may be lots of potential of their workforce and they’ll do nicely at Wolves. 0-3


Brighton v Aston Villa

Brighton 1-2 Aston Villa

There have been some rave opinions of Aston Villa after they beat Manchester United final weekend in Unai Emery’s first sport as supervisor, and they’ll look to keep up that momentum on the south coast.

However Brighton are in a very good place in the meanwhile after back-to-back league wins, and so they absolutely should be within the high six primarily based on their latest performances.

Match report

Sutton’s prediction: 2-1

Jessica’s prediction: Villa are in fairly an identical state of affairs to Everton final season actually. They are not doing in addition to folks anticipated and have modified their supervisor to attempt to flip issues round. 2-1

Olivia’s prediction: 2-0

Fulham v Man Utd

Fulham 1-2 Man Utd

Manchester United followers didn’t respect my choice final week to cease simply referring to them as United. The abuse has been countless, when they need to actually be worrying about what is going on to their workforce.

I truly suppose Erik ten Hag needs to be completely happy along with his first few months of labor at Outdated Trafford however we noticed final week after they misplaced at Aston Villa that he has not solved all his issues, and it feels to me like they’re a workforce who wants the World Cup break to regroup and to go once more.

Ten Hag has made a couple of baffling choices of late – utilizing Harry Maguire as a striker in opposition to Actual Sociedad after which making Cristiano Ronaldo captain in opposition to Villa.

His facet have misplaced three video games on the highway already this season and I believe they may come a cropper at Craven Cottage too.

I would not say I used to be disillusioned by the way in which Fulham performed in opposition to Manchester Metropolis’s 10 males for an hour final weekend, however they did not appear to have any perception they might win at Etihad Stadium.

Issues needs to be completely different on their very own patch and I believe they may spring one last shock earlier than the season stops.

Match report

Sutton’s prediction: 2-1

Jessica’s prediction: I’m not impressed by Ronaldo’s angle in the meanwhile however he’s nonetheless an ideal goalscorer and I might nonetheless take him at Everton if we received an opportunity to signal him. I simply do not suppose United are proper for him with the way in which he needs to play. 2-3

Olivia’s prediction: I’m feeling fairly assured right here! I’m actually happy with how we’re doing underneath Erik ten Hag and we’re enjoying nicely. In addition to Antony, Marcus Rashford is an enormous hero of mine – it is nice to see him again in kind. 0-2

Olivia on Ronaldo: I like Ronaldo as nicely – I desire Messi over him however I nonetheless actually admire Ronaldo for his profession. In relation to the World Cup, I’m with Messi although. I’m going for Argentina to win it and I actually hope they do as a result of it’s his final World Cup.

Chris Sutton, Jessica & Olivia have been talking to BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan.

How did Sutton do final week?

Sutton received six right outcomes from 10 matches, together with one actual rating, giving him a complete of 90 factors.

That was sufficient to see him beat the twin-challenge of film-makers Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson.

Moorhead received 4 right outcomes with one actual rating, giving him 70 factors, whereas Benson received 5 right outcomes and no actual scores for a tally of 50 factors.

Ali Bruce-Ball 110
Ian Broudie, GK from Unhealthy Boy Chiller Crew, Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno, Editors bassist Russell Leetch, Aaron Moorhead, Phoenix singer Thomas Mars 70
Chris Sutton (common after 15 weeks) 65
Ross MacDonald from The 1975, Ryan Porteous 60
Justin Benson, Al Greenwood from Sports activities Workforce, Dapz on the Map 50
Blake Bowman, Tom from Dry Cleansing 40
Jessica McHale, Olivia Chomczuk 30
Juice Menace, Patrick Whelan 20

How did you get on?

The closest name got here within the Nottingham Forest v Brentford sport, which is proven on the outcomes web page of final week’s predictions as a break up choice – with 37% voting for a draw and 37% going for a Brentford win.

A extra forensic have a look at the stats reveals that 15,156 folks voted for draw – which was the precise consequence – however 15,160 went for a Bees win, which implies this goes down as an incorrect name. Higher luck subsequent time!

You bought three different video games incorrect too, with Crystal Palace catching most of you out – solely 11% of you thought they might win at West Ham.

Place Right outcomes
=1. Chris 6/10
=1. You* 6/10
=2. Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson** 5/10

*Win, draw, loss prediction primarily based on highest % of vote for every match.

**Based mostly on Benson’s rating

1. You* 70/136
2. Chris 69/136
3 Company 67/136

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