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This week’s English for football phrase is a slump, or to slump. As a noun, a slump, this phrase is used to say that a team has not won a game for a long time. The team may have lost or drawn several games in a row. In this situation we say the team is in a slump. We can also say a player is suffering a slump in form – the player is not performing very well. The word slump is also used as a verb. In this case it means to fall down the table after losing a game or several games. We might say the team slumped to 11th place. Now, Chelsea, playing in the Premier League, are in a slump. They have not won a game in the league for four matches. A slump.