Clean sheet

This week, languagecaster.com brings you the football phrase ‘clean sheet’. You can understand more about the word or phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples  soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here.

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This week’s football phrase is ‘clean sheet‘, which is used when a team doesn’t concede, or let in, a goal. So, for example, last Sunday, Atletico Madrid beat Bilbao 4-0. Bilbao didn’t score so Atletico kept a clean sheet, notice we use the verb to keep with the phrase – they kept a clean sheet. In the Premier League, Chelsea have a new manager in Rafa Benitez and his side have kept a clean sheet in back to back games for the first time since the middle of September – 0-0 against Manchester City and 0-0 against Fulham. This week both Atletico and Chelsea feature in our predictions – can they keep a clean sheet?


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