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Chelsea is unlucky to lose to Tottenham in the penalty shootout

Despite the brilliant scoring form of expensive rookie Timo Werner, Chelsea soon stopped in the fourth round of the League Cup after they once again lost the fateful 11m series.

After a hard draw on West Brom 3-3 in the third round of the Premier League, Chelsea had another sad trip to Tottenham Hotspur in the fourth round of the English League Cup. Mason Mount’s 11m kick that brought the ball out of Mason Mount made “The Blues” officially stop at the first domestic cup arena in the 2020/21 season.

Rookie £ 47.5million – Timo Werner opened the scoring for Chelsea

At the London derby on September 30, at a stadium worth 1 billion pounds Tottenham Hotspur, Timo Werner opened the score for Chelsea thanks to a dangerous shot to kill the box in minutes 19. Unfortunately for the army of coach Frank Lampard when they were equalized by “Rooster” 1-1 in the 83rd minute after the situation of the lightning strike of Erik Lamela’s goal.

Timo Werner opened the score for Chelsea

Notably, from last season until now, Timo Werner has scored 35 goals in all competitions. Only Robert Lewandowski (56 goals), Ciro Immobile (40), and Cristiano Ronaldo (40) had more release times than the German striker had just joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig during this period.

Chelsea has lost 6 of the last 8 penalty shootouts in the League Cup, including 3 matches in the fourth round of this arena, before Burnley in 2008/09, Stoke City in 2015/16, and Tottenham in 2020/21.

Chelsea for the 6th time failed in the last 8 times to take a penalty shootout against the opponent in the League Cup

Facing ex-Jose Mourinho, the London army has just broken four consecutive wins against Spurs in all competitions (best against London from January 2000 to January 2002). Meanwhile, eliminated Chelsea, Tottenham stepped into the quarter-finals of the League Cup this year to continue their search for their first title under the reign of Mourinho.

Chelsea failed the penalty shootout

In the upcoming match, at 18:30 on October 3, Chelsea will return to Stamford Bridge’s home ground to welcome Crystal Palace in round 4 of the Premier League. Tottenham will also face Maccabi Haifa in the Europa League qualifying rounds at 2 am on October 2 before playing MU in round 4 of the Premier League two days later.

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Chelsea won Brighton 3-1 in the first round of the Premier League

Striker Timo Werner played aggressively in the Chelsea match against Brighton 3-1 in the first round of the Premier League on September 15.

After many days of waiting, Chelsea fans witnessed the debut of two expensive rookies Kai Havertz and Timo Werner in the Premier League. Werner kicks highest in attack, while Havertz plays the role of the right-winger in a 4-2-3-1.

Chelsea are appreciated, but play defensive counterattack. The midfield of Chelseafell under pressure from the home team. Brighton controlled the ball more (55%) and continuously made situations where the ball was deployed to two sides.

Kai Havertz takes time to adjust to Chelsea’s playstyle

Lampard’s army does not have much space to deploy the ball from home. They were forced to make long passes to the position of Timo Werner or Kai Havertz.

Chelseaplayed stalemate, but unexpectedly received a gift from the Brighton defense. The goal of the host has a big fault for midfielder Alzate. However, Timo Werner also deserves praise for his impressive speed. Goalkeeper Matthew Ryan has no choice but to foul the striker on the visitors side. On the 11-meter mark, Jorginho put Chelseaahead 1-0 in the 23rd minute.

The opener could not help Chelsea improve the game. The visitors continued to be pressed in the following minutes. Brighton dominated the ball, sometimes up to 60%. The green-shirt defense had to struggle with a break from the two sides of Solly March and Tariq Lamptey. In the 36th minute, Kepa had to show off his talent to save Chelsea after Alzate’s decisive kick.

Timo Werner played aggressively in the debut of the new team

Chelsea had a poor match against Brighton. Except for the opening of the score from the opponent’s mistake, Lampard’s team did not create a remarkable coordination situation.

Brighton increased pressure in the second half. The wing-back pair Marcos Alonso and Reece James made Chelsea fans nervous when they were constantly overtaken by their opponents. In 3 minutes, from 46 to 49, Kepa’s goal was unstable twice after the climbing situations of Solly March and Tariq Lamptey.

The lack of drastic play made the Chelsea defenders pay with a goal in the 54th minute. Alonso and Mount made a mistake with the superficial blocking situation. Kepa also disappoints with the situation of misjudging.

The match at American Express ended with a 3-1 win for Chelsea. The London team continued to extend the unbeaten streak to 11 matches, including 10 wins.

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James Rodriguez prepares to head to the Premier League

Real Madrid and Everton reach an agreement on the Colombian midfielder’s case after coach Carlo Ancelotti calls to convince the player. The prestigious transfer of European football revealed that the James Rodriguez deal to Everton was almost complete.

James Rodriguez finally left Real

On August 31, coach Ancelotti discussed with the former Monaco star by phone to persuade him to come to Goodison Park to play football. On September 2 (local time), James will be in Everton for a medical checkup.

The Telegraph revealed that the handsome Colombian midfielder will sign a 3-year contract with Everton. Guardian said the port city team had to spend about 25 million pounds on Real to complete the deal.

In the summer of 2014, James arrived at Real for £ 63 million, becoming the fourth most expensive contract in world football history at that time. Real has to reduce the price of James because his contract with the club will expire in June 2021.

James spent two seasons being loaned to Bayern Munich, before returning to Real in June 2019. James played more than 400 minutes in La Liga 2019/20 and did not contribute much to Real’s championship.

Last month, the 29-year-old revealed that he was not facilitated by Real’s leadership, despite losing his place at Real. The midfielder also confirmed that coach Zinedine Zidane had a preference for certain players in the Real team.

James Rodriguez will join the Premier League

Under the guidance of a coach who is always seen as a spiritual father, James hopes to find the sky again in the most exciting tournament on the planet. From Real to Everton may be a step backward in his career, but the 29-year-old midfielder has reason to make that difficult decision.

Six years ago, James was one of the most-watched attacking midfielders on the planet. He returned from a glorious World Cup, with the title of top scorer and a super volley that surprised fans.

James was sold by Real to Everton for £ 20 million, roughly the price of Allan, a less famous midfielder who just arrived at Goodison Park from Napoli. In the summer of 2017, James went to Bayern Munich under a two-year loan contract with a buyout clause worth 42 million euros, a small amount compared to the market at that time.

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MU is about to lose another 9 million pounds for Bruno Fernandes

The contract of the Portuguese midfielder has many terms that make the United have to spend more money. According to A Bola, Man United will have to pay an additional £ 4.5 million for Sporting Lisbon after Bruno Fernandes has reached the 20-goal mark.

Bruno Fernandes is an important factor in the MU team

MU will also have to pay an additional £ 4.5 million for Sporting if they win tickets to the Champions League next season. Even, the total transfer fee of Bruno can be up to 67 million if he won the Premier League championship and the Golden Ball title in the MU shirt.

After 36 rounds in the Premier League 2019/20, MU is ranked 5th with 62 points, equal to Leicester but played less than 1 match. Therefore, if you win the reception of West Ham, the coach and coach Ole Solskjaer will occupy the 4th position in the rankings.

Bruno moved to United from Sporting in January 2020 with a £ 42 million contract. In Old Trafford’s jersey, he scored 9 goals and 8 assists after 18 appearances in all competitions.

After a long time of sublimation, MU returned to the ground when drawing Southampton with the harsh reality. It is they were not good enough to enter the top 4 and win tickets to the Champions League.

With 11 unbeaten matches including 7 victories, MU is the team with the best performance in the Premier League since the beginning of February. But that is not enough to help “Reds” into the top 4 in the Premier League race.

That is a big paradox for the Old Trafford team. Performance on the field and the newspaper turned “Red Devils” into the world’s strongest club, but in fact, they will have to play in the Europa League next season if they maintain their current position.

The key to the success of MU’s last time was Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese midfielder arrived and immediately made a difference with his superior expertise and leadership.

He set a number of records, surpassing even the best legends in history such as Cantona, Van Nistelrooy, Rooney, Ronaldo, and won the title of “Player of the Month” of the Premier League for 2 consecutive months. Before and after Fernandes, MU are two completely different teams.

The paradox lies here. Because of MU’s impression of having Fernandes too big, the fans (or the MU players themselves) seem to forget how “the Red Devils” had the first half of the season disappointed.

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Arsenal desires to break the record score in the English Premier League

Liverpool has to straighten all three matches, starting with a trip to the Emirates Stadium, to reach a record 102 points in the Premier League.

Fans argue that Arsenal’s biggest success this season is … Liverpool missed the unbeaten series throughout the season. February 29 only appeared once every four years, but it was Liverpool’s tragic defeat in Watford. The result could not rob Jurgen Klopp’s English Premier League title, but it was a rift that led to their downfall in other arenas.

Of course, the Anfield club is full of hope of breaking the record score in the English Premier League. However, the club has to defeat Watford, Chelsea, and Atletico, Liverpool was no longer motivated.

Klopp’s teachers and students have won three, drawn two, and lost one of the six matches since the Premier League returned. Their performance is worse than both Man Utd and Wolverhampton, only equal to Burnley with Tottenham.

Liverpool also received a cold water drop when losing to City 0-4, in the first match since the coronation. The new champion has just won host Brighton 3-1, ending a series of five matches without scoring any goals on the away field.

Liverpool’s form gives Arsenal the confidence to win, even though the strength of the “Gunners” is not equal. The defeat at Derby North London against Tottenham led Arsenal further away from the top six.

However, Mikel Arteta’s teachers still have a chance to attend the Europa League if they win the FA Cup. Just three days after welcoming Liverpool in the Premier League, Arsenal traveled to Wembley to meet Man City in the FA Cup semi-final. Arteta thinks that the “Gunners” will be exhausted in both games.

Arteta wants his students to do their best through every match

With a density of three days a game, Arteta had to consider the contingency plans. But, putting Sead Kolasinac in the center-back position is not effective. The Bosnian & Herzegovina defender made a mistake that led to the first goal of the match against Tottenham.

Arteta also used Nicholas Pepe instead of young talent Bukayo Saka in the previous match. But in the 71 minutes on the pitch, Pepe did not create any passes for the team to finish.

The closest clash between the two teams ended with a score of 5-5, at the League Cup on October 30. With Liverpool’s poor form away from home and Arsenal’s acupuncture defense, fans can look forward to another goal party.

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Son Heung-min and Lloris scuffle in front of Mourinho

Son Heung-min, the South Korean striker, and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had a clash in welcoming Everton in the 33rd round of the Premier League, which took place early on July 7.

The incident occurs after the first half is closed. While Son Heung-min was walking towards the tunnel, Hugo Lloris ran after him and kept shouting at the Korean team. Son also turned around and expressed his attitude. Without the intervention of Lo Celso, Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko, Tottenham’s duo of pillars are likely to take place.

Son showed his attitude after being criticized by the captain

The situation took place right before the eyes of coach Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese military man kept his cool face before entering the tunnel. Some sources claim that Lloris was angry at Son because the Korean star didn’t follow the captain’s instructions in the first half.

Son Heung-min after the scuffle still played in the second half. However, the Korean player was coached by Mourinho to withdraw early enough to make room for young talent Steven Bergwijn.

This season, Tottenham played unsuccessfully, but constantly attracted attention with scandals related to the players. Previously, Eric Dier made the media stir up the action to climb the stands, beating the fans for criticism after losing to Norwich in the FA Cup in March.

Coach Mourinho had to come out to explain and protect the student. However, the two incidents mentioned above made Totteham increasingly lose points in the eyes of fans.

Lloris explained the incident with Son Heung-min

The incident occurred when the first half of Tottenham and Everton ended. Son was headed for the tunnel, Lloris followed and shouted at his teammates. The Korean football star turned around, showing an attitude toward Lloris. If the team does not stop, the situation on the pitch may be worse.

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Man City won over Liverpool with the most optimal squad

Using the strongest squad, the new Liverpool king still lost to Man City 0-4, in the round of 32 Premier League night 2/7.

Goals: De Bruyne pen 25 ‘, Sterling 35’, 66 ‘, Foden 45’

Man City lined up two rows to welcome the new Liverpool king into the Etihad lawn, only to bury them mercilessly. Coach Jurgen Klopp clearly wants Liverpool towards the score record, when using the optimal squad.

Man City made Liverpool lose their second match this season

Man City’s attack is fired on each other, thanks to the certainty in the defense. Benjamin Mendy or Rodri are clearly making progress. Failure may not affect Liverpool, only giving City confidence in the Champions League and the upcoming FA Cup.

In fact, Liverpool entered the game better, with Mohamed Salah’s shot hit the post in the 19th minute. During a difficult time, Man City reversed the situation thanks to Sterling’s efforts.

Shielding the ball in the penalty area, Sterling was pulled by Gomez and referee Anthony Taylor did not hesitate to blow a penalty for Man City. Captain De Bruyne did not miss the chance, kicking the goalkeeper Alisson to open the score in the 25th minute.

De Bruyne is still worthy of the Man City conductor

After nine matches without scoring against the previous team, Sterling also fulfilled his wish in the 35th minute. The first belonged to Foden with a breakthrough in the middle and made a favorable slot for Sterling to score. At the end of the first half, it was Foden’s turn to put his name on the scoresheet, after a one-two batter with De Bruyne. In this goal, Robertson was easily surpassed.

Man City kept pace in the second half, and the Liverpool player continued to play like he was in the clouds. 49 minutes, Trent Alexander-Arnold throw a throw directly at Gabriel Jesus.

The Man City striker broke through and definitely forced Alisson to save. Five minutes later, Jordan Henderson put a fine ball in the corner for Mane to face the keeper. But instead of controlling or shooting, Mane jumped to catch the ball.

At the last minute of injury time, Riyad Mahrez broke through quickly and sank into the near corner. The ball hit the edge of the vertical column into the net, but the goal was denied by VAR because the ball touched Sterling earlier.

Liverpool lost their second match this season, following a 3-3 defeat at Watford on February 29. In the remaining six matches, they must win at least 15 points to break Man City’s 100-point record for the 2017-2018 season.

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Many injured players on the Premier League return

Three players had to leave the pitch with a stretcher in the match against City 3-0 against Arsenal in the round of compensation in the 28 Premier League on June 17.

Concerns about the state of the players, after playing for too long, became a reality at Etihad yesterday. In the first 24 minutes, Arsenal had to replace two because of injury. Midfielder Granit Xhaka left the field after eight minutes for ankle pain. 15 minutes later, midfielder Pablo Mari was unable to play after the collision with Kyle Walker.

The replacement for Mari, David Luiz, changed the course of the match with a series of mistakes. After making a mistake in the first goal, Luiz penalized and was sent off in the second half. Arsenal played with 10 people for most of the half and accepted to lose 0-3.

Man City must also end the match with 10 people, but not for a penalty card. After replacing five people with Arsenal to ensure the fitness of the player, the home team suffered losses at the end of the match.

Center-back Eric Garcia collided with goalkeeper Ederson as they both tried to stop the ball. Ederson’s rush made Garcia unconscious, using a ventilator before being rushed to the hospital. Earlier, the Spanish midfielder was given a 10-minute first aid on the field, in the anxiety of many teammates.

The Premier League is expected to end on July 18. With an average of two matches a week playing from now to the end of the season, the risk of injury is ever higher.

Thiago Silva agreed to reduce his salary to go to the Premier League

PSG center-back Thiago Silva is determined not to go to the Premier League to make money – a positive signal for the interested clubs like Arsenal, Tottenham or Everton.

The Telegraph said that Silva is willing to reduce a large amount compared to the salary of $ 440,000 a week currently enjoying at PSG.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton are the top three candidates in the signature hunt for Silva. Each club has its own strengths. Tottenham owner Jose Mourinho, Everton are revived under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti, while Arsenal can guarantee a starting kick.

The contract between PSG and Silva will expire at the end of June. PSG does not agree to the extension due to not wanting to keep a 35-year-old player. Silva will play for Ligue 1 champion when the Champions League returns in August.

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The issues that Premier League faces on the return day

Bundesliga has many problems coming back after the pandemic period, which is the lesson that football makers of the fog of origin need to draw first when the Premier League reappears.

The Premier League season 2019/20 will return on June 17 here. The 30th round of the Premier League starts with a match between Sheffield United and Aston Villa, while Man City host Arsenal. The remaining matches will take place on June 19 and 20 respectively.

Erling Haaland’s knee injury in the match against Bayern Munich shows the problem that top football leagues face when returning after a long break. According to statistics from sports medicine expert Joel Mason, the Bundesliga injury rate has increased by 250% compared to the time before the pandemic.

Muscle injuries, often caused by overload, have skyrocketed. The continuous density of the Bundesliga to keep up the season in the future is also the reason many players feel nervous.

After the Premier League has determined a return date on June 17, it is expected that clubs will have to play continuously for less than two months to finish the season. The culture of tackling, the impact of English football is also the reason many experts fear injuries will soar.

The Premier League is famous in the world because the speed of the match is always high, and it will be a bad advertisement for the tournament if the speed of the game becomes slower than usual.

In the Bundesliga, according to statistics from the Daily Mail, the dribbles of the players also decreased. This may stem from the physical basis of the players, when they can not perform as many acceleration stages as before the pandemic.

The pitch without the audience also greatly affected the match. Many fans have complained about the gloomy atmosphere in the last match Dortmund – Bayern. The Premier League is always famous for its full audience and lively atmosphere, which will certainly affect the viewer experience.

Another problem that many Premier League teams are proposing is the loss of home advantage. Statistics in the Bundesliga show that only 18.51% of the home team won when the tournament returned after the outbreak, while the previous figure reached 42.79%.

This will be detrimental to more teams having to play more home games for the rest of the season. Earlier, six teams in the bottom of the Premier League have opposed the idea of ​​playing on neutral ground. Bournemouth, the club currently ranked 18th in the standings, is an outcry against the idea of ​​neutral pitch.

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Barca, Real suffered the largest losses due to Covid-19

The pandemic caused the top two Premier League teams to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in the late 2019-2020 season.

The Deutsche Bank report shows that football clubs will lose between 13% and 30% of their total earnings this season. Barca is the most affected. The Catalonia club will lose between $ 132 million and $ 285 million, as long as the season is delayed.

Real ranked second, with losses from 110 million to 253 million dollars. Followed by Man Utd (USD 99 million to USD 236.5 million), PSG could lose up to 214.5 million USD, Man City and Liverpool respectively from 82.5 million to 203.5 million USD, Juventus could lose up to 154 million USD.

The money can be recovered in two seasons, although it depends on when the fans return to the field. On the optimistic side, losses can range from 4% to 13%, mainly due to sponsors of the economic crisis and the decline in fan revenues. Meanwhile, in pessimistic terms, the damage increased from 27 to 48%.

The forecast shows that clubs can recover from the 2021-2022 season, because the economic crisis affects not only sports, but the society as a whole.

Because the clubs are not able to maintain the same revenue as before, the next transfer season can become bleak. Some clubs are more likely to have to exchange players.

Man Utd owes more than half a billion dollars

In the first three months of 2020, Man Utd’s debt increased by 42% compared to the end of last year, from USD 155 million to USD 525 million.

According to the financial report released yesterday, the reason for the sharp increase in Man Utd’s net debt is the decline of cash and cash equivalents, and the adverse fluctuations of the pound exchange rate compared to USD.

Man Utd also suffered heavy losses in the last three weeks of March, when matches were suspended due to the pandemic. Under the influence of Covid-19, they lowered their estimated revenue to under 710 million USD.

The report also said that the impact of Covid-19 and the measures to prevent the spread will continue to disrupt business operations in many ways, of which the most serious impact is the revenue of television rights and match organizer revenue.