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Foxes Fancast vs Footballer - Paul Konchesky



Premier League football is back and we have a brand new feature to show to you! Every week, Sam from here at Foxes Fancast will be going head to head with an ex-LCFC legend and the first challenger is none other than Paul Konchesky.


How it works:

  • Each Competitor selects a score for all 10 of the Premier League games

  • A correct result is worth 1 point, a correct score is worth 3 points

  • At the end of this season, we will crown a winner

  • We want you to play along at home, simply tweet in your guesses to @FoxesFancast using the hashtag #FFScorePredictor

THE GAMES:


Norwich vs Southampton

PK - 0-1 SM - 1-1

Sam: The first of the weekend's games, I actually think Norwich may get a point. Yes, they seem to be losing players every single day, but 6 points adrift from safety it is very much last chance saloon. I fancy them to nick a point against a Southampton who have blown hot and cold all season.


Tottenham vs Man United

PK - 1-2 SM - 1-1

Sam: Jose faces his old club armed with the return of his two best players in Harry Kane and Heung Min Son and I think that makes this affair a close one to call. Konch has gone for a United win, but I'm going to go down the middle again, score draw.


Watford vs Leicester

PK - 0-2 SM - 0-2

Sam: Would be sacrilege for us to go against the Foxes, but removing bias, I do believe we will have too much for Watford. With 99 goals to his name, plus the added incentive of Nigel Pearson in the opposition dugout, I expect Jamie Vardy to be the difference, with his movement too much for Watford's back four.


Brighton vs Arsenal

PK - 1-1 SM - 1-2

Sam: Arsenal didn't look the greatest against City on Wednesday night, although I'm unsure many sides would be able to cope with their pace after 100 days without a game. I think the fact they've got that game under their belt will help then vs a Brighton side that I've been impressed with this year. Graham Potter has got them playing football and I expect it to be close, the Gunners just edging it.


West Ham vs Wolves

PK - 1-2 SM - 0-2

Sam: Hammers fans look away now, boyhood fan and West Ham legend Paul Konchesky does not fancy them one bit and neither do I. Nuno's Wolves are a formidable team and West Ham, well, they are not. Yes, they are fighting for survival but I just don't see them having enough to stop Jimenez and co.


Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace

PK - 1-0 SM - 0-0

Sam: Set to be the most watched Premier League game ever on UK television, I genuinely believe this has the potential to be one of the worst all season too. Bournemouth have scored 17 goals at home this season in 14 games, whilst Palace have 14 in 14 away from home. This has 0-0 written all over it, so expect a 4-4 draw!


Newcastle vs Sheffield United

PK - 1-0 SM - 0-1

Sam: If goal-line technology is working then Sheffield United should have enough to beat Newcastle in the first of Sunday's games. How the Newcastle players will cope without the persistent booing that is commonplace at St James' Park will be interesting to see, I expect them to struggle to get past Dean Henderson, who for me is England's #1 by a country mile.


Aston Villa vs Chelsea

PK - 0-2 SM - 1-2

Sam: Villa were not actually that bad against Sheff Utd, yes they got a bit fortunate with the goal that wasn't a goal but they did threaten, Davis looked sharp and Henderson was the MOTM, which highlights how busy they kept him. Lampard's Chelsea will be a tougher test though and one I think they'll fail, losing 2-1 in a game which the scoreline makes appear closer than it will be.


Everton vs Liverpool

PK - 2-2 SM - 0-1

Sam: I'm not entirely sure if I've been watching the same games as Konch this year because I don't see a way Liverpool fail to win this unorthodox Merseyside derby. I expect Everton to look to bring Liverpool down to their level but Klopp's men have got a way of getting results even when they don't completely dominate.


Man City vs Burnley

PK - 3-0 SM - 4-0

Sam: If there is one side who will not be affected by the condense fixture list, it is Pep's band of merry men. Wednesday night's game saw Bernardo, Foden, Rodri, Fernandinho and Aguero come off the bench and there is only so long any team will be able to resist the onslaught, especially at the Etihad. I imagine that Nick Pope will be kept very busy and will probably have a good game, City just be too strong for me.

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