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Everton in the Premier League season 2020/21 is worth watching thanks to Rodriguez (Part 2)

Everton also played more elegantly thanks to the 29-year-old star, who successfully performed 8 phases over him.

Rodriguez’s worth has been proven at Everton. More importantly, the midfielder blows new life into the club, helps the Merseyside representative to sublimate and gives fans the belief that the home team can win every match.

Everton is worth watching with Rodriguez

Everton is leading the Premier League with 4 wins and 12 goals. The players also played with incredible confidence, something the audience is not often seen. It is too early to conclude Everton is able to compete for the Premier League title yet, but the undeniable truth is that Goodison Park’s home team becomes more formidable with Rodriguez.

The appearance of the 29-year-old midfielder creates an energy source that accumulates and spreads to the surrounding satellites. Rodriguez’s quality helps him make a difference.

Everton in the Premier League season 2020/21 is worth watching thanks to Rodriguez

At the 2014 World Cup, the Colombian team entered the tournament with a great loss of personnel when striker Radamel Falcao was sidelined due to a serious injury. However, Rodriguez became the leader and inspired to pull the home team to the quarterfinals, where the Brazilian host had to struggle to stop “La Tricolor”.

Playing for Real, Barca or Bayern is a dream for any player. However, not everyone is suitable and fortunate to be given the conditions to shine in those lands. Rodriguez knows this best. Everton is not as classy as Real or Bayern, but it is the place that gives Rodriguez the opportunity to explode. Some players also find themselves only when playing for “small” clubs.

In Merseyside, the Colombian midfielder did not feel as “overwhelmed” as in Madrid, where expectations were to become the most hated foe with blockbuster contracts. When he arrived at Everton, Rodriguez seemed to remove the terrible pressure on his legs. That helps the South American midfielder revive.

With Rodriguez and Everton everything just started. A series of 4 wins in the Premier League has not helped the club win the Premier League. On October 17, Ancelotti’s teachers and students entered the Merseyside derby, where Liverpool overwhelmed the great rivalry in recent years.

However, Liverpool outperformed Everton at the time when Rodriguez was still diving in Madrid and Munich. On October 17, at Goodison Park, Everton will play with a new look.

Everton is worth watching thanks to Rodriguez (Part 1)

It is still too early to conclude about Everton in the Premier League season 2020/21, but the Merseyside representative is becoming more worth watching thanks to James Rodriguez in the squad.

Rodriguez reunited with coach (coach) Carlo Ancelotti at Everton for a month, but midfielder Colombia stormed England. In 30 days, the former Real star made those who doubted him have to look again.

Everton is flourishing in the Premier League

Rodriguez became one of the important factors to help Merseyside’s representatives fly high. Not many people believe Everton owns such a quality midfielder for 25 million euros. Everton seems to have a big profit, and Real can have a big deal. Rodriguez is worth more than 25 million euros of the transfer.

With just a month on Merseyside, Rodriguez owned a record he took a year to get at Madrid. After 5 matches in the land of fog, the Colombian midfielder scored 3 goals and had 3 assists (according to WhoScored data).

Rodriguez is having a dream start at Everton. Marca calls the midfielder “king of South America”, who stands above Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, currently. The number of goals and assists the former Real star has so far says it all.

Messi started the 2020/21 season with a goal and had no assists after three matches with Barca. Luis Suarez has 2 goals and one assist for Atletico. Neymar has a record equal to Suarez in PSG, while Alexis Sanchez has only two clear lines at Inter.

Rodriguez’s value is not just in statistics

The midfielder also created a great influence on his image and brought confidence to Everton. In the eyes of fans, Rodriguez is a normal rookie, if not to say “waste goods” from Real. However, remember the Colombian midfielder has won many noble titles such as the Champions League, the La Liga, and the Bundesliga championship.

Rodriguez arrived on Merseyside as one of world football’s brightest stars, who delivered a positive signal and showed fans, Everton, on the right track on the way to challenge the giants in the Premier League.

Rodriguez arrived on Merseyside as one of world football’s brightest stars

Rodriguez and coach Ancelotti were born for each other. And only when standing on the same frontline can they shine. At Real, the Colombian midfielder is not a favorite card of coach Zinedine Zidane. That made him slip. When he moved to Everton, where Rodriguez reunited with coach Ancelotti, the attacking midfielder shone again.

De Bruyne shone in Man City’s winning in the second round of the Premier League

The Belgian star participated in all three of City’s goals in the 3-1 defeat of Wolverhampton in the second round of the Premier League on September 22.

Manchester City opened the 2020/21 season with a match against Wolverhampton. Coach Pep Guardiola and his students won only one match in the last 5 confrontations with “Wolves” in all competitions.

Man City was given the lead but had many difficulties in approaching Wolves’ goal. The host retreated deeply into the squad, constantly approaching to block the opponent’s ball phase.

While Gabriel Jesus and Sterling were helpless against the amber defense, Kevin De Bruyne made the difference in the 20th minute. The Belgian midfielder’s attempt to take the ball forced defender Romain Saiss to foul in the penalty area.

De Bruyne assumed responsibility for kicking 11 m

De Bruyne assumed responsibility for kicking 11 m. He did not miss the chance to score and put Man City ahead. If the first goal came from a personal effort, Man City’s second goal in the 32nd minute came after a beautiful bounce.

The great combination of De Bryune, Jesus, and Sterling

The combination of De Bryune, Jesus, and Sterling ended with a neat finish from Phil Foden. Foden had been involved in a scandal while on duty in England. However, this does not affect the professionalism of the player born in 2000.

Coach Pep Guardiola applauded the student’s rhythmic coordination

2 goals help Man City play more confidently. Pep’s army constantly pressured and almost got a goal to increase the score to 3-0 in the 42nd minute. De Bruyne dribbled past Joao Moutinho but failed to win goalkeeper Rui Patricio in the face-to-face phase. Man City closed the first half with 7 shots, 5 of which went on target. On the other side of the front line, Wolves did not create a significant opportunity.

Wolves increased pressure in the late game. The effort of coach Nuno Santo’s teachers and students was rewarded to shorten the score to 1-2 in the 78th minute. Podence “threaded” De Bruyne, before crossing the ball just within reach for Raul Jimenez to hit the net of Man City.

Wolves are too engrossed in attacking, leading to neglect in defense. In the second half, Gabriel Jesus received the ball from De Bruyne, before shooting to increase the score to 3-1 for Man City. Goalkeeper Patricio could do nothing more when the ball touched his teammate’s foot and changed direction.

Pep Guardiola and his students opened the new season with a 3-1 victory over Wolverhampton.

The potential of Kai Havertz to Chelsea attack after being recruited

Bayern Munich may be the ideal destination to elevate Kai Havertz’s career, but the German midfielder wants to take on a bigger challenge when choosing Chelsea.

The Germans compare Chelsea’s rookie with Mesut Oezil and Michael Ballack, two famous German football names. That is enough to say the talent of Havertz, who just joined “The Blues”. It is an honor to be compared to a generation of excellent seniors. However, Havertz doesn’t need to be a shadow or a copy of someone.

Havertz is 1.89 m tall, more than Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. With such a physique, the German midfielder defaulted to being slow. That could be true for anyone, except Havertz. Havertz once made a speed of 35.5 km / h, one of the fastest players in the Bundesliga. However, that is not the only reason why Chelsea decided to spend £ 71 million to bring the player born in 1999 to London.

Havertz helps increase the quality of the Chelsea attack

Havertz’s playing ability is said to be very high. This helps him process information and make quick decisions. The German midfielder also plays a simple ball, limiting excess movements to reduce the pace of attack.

Havertz has a habit of turning his head around to analyze situations. In comparison, this is like a computer that does receive information. Everything happens in seconds. After the analysis ended, the moment the ball reached Havertz, the midfielder took the next step decisively. It could be a breakthrough dribble or a tectonic pass for a teammate.

Before receiving the ball, Havertz carefully observed the gaps. He chose for himself the areas in front of which were large spaces. This helps the German midfielder escape from pressing from the opponent.

Havertz also minimizes movements and limits himself to one-on-one situations. That’s partly because the German midfielder’s body is not muscular enough like Michael Ballack.

Overall, Havertz still deserves the £ 71 million Chelsea spend. He is a versatile player, possessing good tactical eyesight and good reading of situations. The midfielder’s ability to shoot away is also impressive.

For Havertz to maximize his best qualities, “The Blues” should let this player kick close to the goal. At this time, the German midfielder can break the deadlock with a long shot or sharp assists. However, whether Havertz will be more successful than Ballack, only the future will tell.

Liverpool will have a long summer vacation after Premier League

With the champions early and no arena to compete, Liverpool will have a slight advantage next season.

The 2019/20 season of European football has to prolong the organization time because of the influence of the Covid-19 epidemic, giving big teams very little time to prepare for the new 2020/21 season. Many big teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Man City, MU or Bayern Munich will have to continue into the remaining series of Champions League and Europa League in August.

Liverpool have up to 6 weeks to rest

If going into the European arena, the above big clubs will only have about 3-4 weeks to both recover fitness and prepare for the new season. However, Liverpool will be outside the list of teams mentioned above. The reason is simple because The Kop was soon eliminated in the Champions League and did not advance deep in the domestic cup arena.

Therefore, teachers and coaches Jurgen Klopp have been able to enter the Summer vacation right after the last match in the Premier League on July 26. With the Premier League just starting the new season on 12/9, Liverpool players will have at least 6 weeks to recover and accumulate fitness. This will be a great advantage for them on the way to defending the title that they have been very difficult to get in the past special season.

In another development, Liverpool recently launched their home shirt next season with quite interesting highlights. After 5 years of cooperation with New Balance, next season, the new Premier League king will have a new jersey sponsor, Nike. The Kop’s new deal with the US giant will help them earn about £ 30 million a year.

Liverpool had a long summer vacation that made MU – Man City crave, showing off new shirts

The home shirt of Liverpool next season

The new Liverpool home kit is still the traditional red color but has removed vertical stripes. The biggest change is the collar as well as the turquoise trim. The inspiration for this design came from the jersey that the Anfield home team used from 1993 to 1995.

Due to the late debut and the end of the season for Liverpool, the fans will have to wait for the friendly matches before the 2020/21 season to see the pet players wearing a new shirt.

Leeds returns to the English Premier League

The defeat of second-placed West Brom group against Huddersfield on July 17, helped Leeds gain first place in the First Division in England this season.

After 16 years of absence, Leeds will play in the English Premier League from the 2020-2021 season. The teachers and students of Marcelo Bielsa have 87 points after 44 games, five points more than West Brom.

With West Brom only one game left, Leeds secured a place in the first place. Third place is Brentford with 81 points. Brentford will follow Leeds into relegation if they win the remaining two matches.

Leeds fans flocked to Elland Road to celebrate the return of the team

West Brom lost the right to self-relegation with a 1-2 defeat at Huddersfield, although they took the lead for most of the season. The hosts opened the scoring thanks to Chris Willock in the fourth minute, the earliest match in round 45.

West Brom equalized at the end of the first half with a goal at Dara O’Shea. But in the 86th minute, Emile Smith-Rowe scored a 2-1 goal for the host. Willock and Smith-Rowe have both grown from Arsenal’s training camp.

The last time Leeds played in the Premier League was the 2003-2004 season. They began to decline a season earlier when facing a financial crisis. Elland Road club owners must sell many pillars such as Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Keane, Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, or Robbie Fowler.

They finished the 2002-2003 season in 15th place. By the 2003-2004 season, Leeds sold Harry Kewell and Olivier Dacourt. Although there are still some good players like Mark Viduka, Alan Smith, Jermaine Pennant, or James Milner, they are still 19th and relegated to Leicester and Wolverhampton.

Leeds returns to the English Premier League

Leeds is rich in tradition, having won the English champions three times, the most recent was the 1991-1992 season. They had suddenly reached the semi-finals of the Champions League 2000-2001, stopping in front of Valencia. But the club from West Yorkshire County had to play in the Second Division (EFL League One) for three seasons, from 2007 to 2010.

Tottenham had a hard winning over Everton in round 33 Premier League

Son Heung-min almost fought with teammate Hugo Lloris, in the match Tottenham won Everton 1-0 in round 33 Premier League on July 6th. The only goal was made by Michael Keane at the 24th minute of the match.

When the first half ended, captain Hugo Lloris came to push Son Heung-min right on the field. The Korean striker turned around, trying to scramble with his teammates, but the Tottenham players promptly moved in to stop.

The collision occurred after Lloris said that Son Heung-min was accompanied by a superficial person, leaving Richarlison to give Everton striker a definite gap in the first half injury time. Son was replaced by coach Jose Mourinho in the 78th minute.

The scuffle between Son and Lloris is the highlight of the match without many chances to score. Everton, before the match, only one point behind Tottenham but not striving to attend the European Cup next season. Jose Mourinho’s students were more determined, and scored the only goal of the match in the 24th minute.

After defender Everton blocked Harry Kane’s shot, the ball found Giovani Lo Celso in the box. Argentina midfielder hit center-back Michael Keane to change the direction, causing goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to give up.

While Tottenham finished nine times in the first 45 minutes, Everton only shot twice. Significant situation for the visitors came in the first half injury-time. In the unaccompanied position, Richarlison takes a shot from outside the box but the ball misses the post.

The dangerous opportunities in the second half belong to Son. The Korean striker, from personal efforts, twice forced Pickford to show his talent and once deflected a narrow column. Across the field, Everton didn’t show much determination to change the outcome.

Son plays prominently in the match

Coach Jose Mourinho won his 200th match in the English Premier League. The 1-0 win also maintains hopes of attending Tottenham’s European Cup next season. They rose to eighth, seven points behind leaders U United and four points behind Wolves.

Liverpool can champions Manchester City’s pitch

If defeating Crystal Palace on the evening of June 24, teachers and students of Jurgen Klopp will win the Premier League once they do not lose to Man City in the round of 32 which took place on July 2.

After the Everton draw in the evening of June 30, the gap between Liverpool and Man City is 23 points. As Man City play less than one game, this number will be reduced to 20, if both they and Liverpool win before the direct confrontation at the Etihad Stadium in early July.

Premier League only has six rounds left, after the match Man City – Liverpool. Therefore, even if only one point is won, teachers and students Jurgen Klopp will win the championship.

Man City experienced this scenario in the 2017-2018 season. They met second-place team Man Utd also in round 32. At that time, Pep Guardiola’s army was 16 points higher than rivals in the city.

If you win, the blue half of Manchester will be crowned six rounds soon, and set a record for early championship in the Premier League. However, after leading two goals, they lost 2-3. It was not until Man Utd lost to West Brom 0-1 at home in the next round, Man City took the throne.

Liverpool can win sooner, if Man City does not win all six points against Burnley tonight on June 22 and Chelsea on June 25. If the blue-shirt team loses points in either of these matches, “The Kop” will be crowned when they win against Crystal Palace on June 24.

If Man City win all three matches, including the match with Liverpool, Anfield owner must wait until 5/7 against Aston Villa.

Liverpool championship scenarios

Liverpool won on June 24 if they won Crystal Palace, and Man City did not win against Burnley on June 22.

Liverpool won on June 25 if they won Crystal Palace, and Man City beat Burnley and not Chelsea.

Liverpool won on July 2 if they won Crystal Palace and got points on Man City.

Liverpool won the championship on 5/7 if they won against Crystal Palace and Aston Villa; Man City won over Burnley, Chelsea and Liverpool.

Supercomputer guess Man Utd does not enter the Top 4

According to research by the sports betting firm Sporting Index, the Top 4 at the end of the Premier League season is likely to remain the same compared to today including Liverpool, Man City, Leicester and Chelsea.

Sporting Index conducted research based on a supercomputer, with data coming from the last five seasons. The results showed that the four teams that won the top four positions would not change from the present.

In the race for fourth place, Chelsea will win by two points. Sheffield United will take fifth place, leading a team just five points behind each other. The four following teams include Man Utd, Arsenal, Wolves and Tottenham.

Meanwhile, on the current scoreboard, Man Utd ranked fifth with 45 points, only three points behind Chelsea. Sheffield United came in seventh with 43 points, equal to Wolves but poorly sub-index.

Chelsea and Man Utd are vying for fourth place

In the race against relegation, Sporting Index predicted Norwich escape the last position but could not avoid the sad ending. The two teams relegated to them are Watford and Aston Villa. As expected, West Ham and Brighton are all narrowly ranked with the same 39 points, only more than the difference of goal difference compared to Aston Villa.

Sporting Index’s calculation of the champion team was not surprising compared to reality: Liverpool. However, they believe that Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students finished the tournament with 99 points, one point behind Man City’s record in the 2017-2018 season.

On the actual scoreboard, Liverpool is leading with 82 points. The Anfield team only need to win two of the remaining nine matches of the season to win the match.

Premier League will play back from June 17. Two days later, Man Utd battle Tottenham.

Three players scored twice in the Man Utd internal match

Marcus Rashford, Odion Ighalo and Luke Shaw all scored twice in the internal match with a 4-4 draw from Man Utd.

Next time, when the Premier League comes back, Man Utd will often play on the field without the audience. This is one of the preventive measures to keep things going smoothly during the pandemic season.

Coach Pochettino is ready to receive high salaries at Newcastle

Former Argentinian player Ossie Ardiles, who spent years working in the UK, revealed his compatriot was interested in the offer from Newcastle United.

Earlier this month, British media revealed Mauricio Pochettino was the number one name Newcastle had to target, once the club completed the process of changing owners.

This salary is nearly double the salary of Pochettino when he was working at Tottenham (10.3 million euros per year), and helped him become the 2nd highest paid coach in the Premier League, the 3rd highest in the world.

Ardiles’ revelations are worth the reference, because he spent 10 years at Tottenham and had a period leading Newcastle and many English clubs. If you go to Newcastle, Pochettino’s income is only inferior to Atletico coach Diego Simeone – the highest earner in the world receiving 40.5 million euros per year (statistics from L’Equipe) and Pep Guardiola with 23 million euros per year.

The acquisition of Newcastle for $ 375 million from the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman is going smoothly. The new owners of the Premier League club also lists many blockbusters that can be detonated in the near future.

Mundo Deportivo has revealed that if he became Newcastle manager, Pochettino wants to recruit 3 players including Gareth Bale, Arturo Vidal and Philippe Coutinho.

Newcastle players have not wanted to work with Pochettino yet

The players of Newcastle want to continue to be with current coach Steve Bruce, instead of former Tottenham strategist.

British media revealed that Newcastle’s current staging team expressed 100% support to coach Bruce. The move is said to be in response to news that new Tyneside club owners want Mauricio Pochettino.

Recently, the media revealed that Pochettino is the name that Newcastle will target once the club has completed the process of changing owners. The new leadership team of Newcastle is willing to pay the Argentinian strategist a salary of up to 19 million pounds (equivalent to 21.8 million euros per year), making him the second highest paid coach in the Premier League. and 3rd highest in the world.

Pochettino is a more famous name than Bruce. However, many Newcastle players express their admiration for the work that coach Bruce has done this season.

For his part, Coach Pochettino is said to be quite interested in the new project from Newcastle United. He wants Newcastle to recruit the top three players including Gareth Bale, Arturo Vidal and Philippe Coutinho.