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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.

Premier League may return from this June

According to the 50-page document issued by the British Government, football and sports activities in the country can return from the beginning of June.

Sports events, including soccer, may take place. But the stadium will have to be closed to the audience until public safety is assured. Besides sports, the British Government also wants to reopen a number of businesses, businesses and public places when it relaxes the blockade from the beginning of June. Adopt protocols to prevent Covid-19.

The fact that many new cases are a cause for concern over the decision to lift the blockade. Many players like Sergio Aguero and Antonio Rudiger have expressed doubts about their ability to play again.

Last week, three Brighton players had to quarantine themselves after being found positive for the virus. The tournaments of Spain, Germany also had the same problem when trying to play again.

In addition to the risk of infection, the return to mid-season also makes football distorted. Three teams Aston Villa, Watford, Brighton worry that not having an audience will make them lose their home field advantage.

The Premier League organizers may remove the requirement to wear a mask

The Premier League organizers believe that using masks when playing matches helps players prevent and protect their colleagues, before the threat of COVID-19 pandemic.

In the context that England has no control over Covid-19, this idea helps players feel safe. In addition, it helped the “Project Restart” plan – resuming the English Premier League – be implemented soon, as soon as authorized by the Government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

However, the player – who uses the mask – feels uncomfortable. According to the Mirror, trying to force a player to wear a mask when playing made the relationship between the organizers, clubs and players cracked.

A number of clubs are waiting for Government advice on wearing masks. Meanwhile, British police force chief Mark Roberts supported the proposal.

Wearing a mask is one of many regulations that the Premier League organizers give, to ensure health when organizing the remaining 92 matches. In addition, they also plan to ban players hugging to celebrate goals, spitting in the match, changing shirts after the game or sharing a bottle of water.

The chance of Premier League returning is slim

Because of unpredictable developments of the disease, Dutch Football Federation President Just Spee did not believe the Premier League could play the end of the season.

On April 24, the Dutch Football Federation decided to cancel the Dutch Eredivisie Championship in the 2019-2020 season, leaving the team name empty, when this tournament is still nine rounds with most teams.

Ajax and AZ – the top two teams – receive two Champions League places next season, while neither team has to relegate. The KNVB made its decision after the Dutch government extended its ban on all sports activities until September.

Some clubs were furious when KNVB canceled the season. FC Utrecht said that they will sue because they lost their place in the Europa League. Meanwhile, Cambuur coach Hen de Jong called the KNVB’s decision “the dirtiest in Dutch football history”, because the cancellation of the season left the Second-class team with a ticket to play at Eredivise within reach. .

The leader of KNVB also expressed doubts about the feasibility of the European league returning to play but closed to the audience. Spee said: “I think the chances are slim.”

Solskjaer is good enough to help United win the Premier League

Although still struggling to find a way to put United in the right direction, coach Solskjaer is still believed to bring success to the “Red Devils”.

I believe Solskjaer is strong enough to help Man United return to the leading team and win the Premier League, “Goal quoted Jose Kleberson, who used to be Solskjear’s teammate at United in 2003-2005. Brazilian defenders are also attached to football when coaching at the Philadelphia Union academy.

In addition, the 2002 World Cup champion also commented on the performance of Fred, a midfielder.

“Fred arrived at Old Trafford at a time that was not easy. He also needed to adapt in the first few months, it was normal. He quickly realized what he needed to do to be different. Now , he plays more and more stable and energetic.”

“It was thanks to Fred changing his playstyle. When he was playing in Brazil, he played near the striker. At the moment, he is more of a support. Fred needs time to adjust to Man United and become an important team player. It is great to see a Brazilian playing well here” – Kleberson added.

The three scenarios for the end in the Premier League this season

Because of the risk of not being able to kick the last nine rounds, the Premier League needs scoring plans to complete the season.

The first scenario

Using current score as a base is the first solution. The 20 teams will get an average of one match, then multiply by 38 to get the final score. If done this way, the order of the teams remains the same. Liverpool championship. Leicester City, Chelsea and Man Utd participated in the Champions League, due to City being banned. Bournemouth, Aston Villa, Norwich are relegated.

Because Liverpool are 25 points ahead of Man City, this calculation does not cause much reaction to the first group. Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students will also be crowned with a record score of 107. The controversy will occur in the bottom group, where Bournemouth is equal to Watford and West Ham, but must be relegated to First place.

The second scenario

Using scoring can be a method to solve this problem. Starting from the remaining teams’ schedules, the average score is only calculated in the period when each football club completes a round to meet the remaining 19 teams. In this way, the European cup reserve rates remain the same. The biggest change is that the first place relegation will belong to Watford, instead of Bournemouth as the first way.

Ranking in the second way is more accurate than the first, but not considering the home and away factors in the remaining nine rounds. Many relegation teams at the end often choose to launch reserve tactics when facing stronger teams, and play their best when playing against a peer team, out of motivation to play, or simply play at home.

The third scenario

The Times takes this into account when analyzing and making a third choice. Home and away form can be used to predict the ratio of matches not yet played. Before each match, the home team’s average score will be compared with the opponent’s average. The last five matches have been added, then summed. If two points differ from 0.2 or more, the team with the more points wins. On the contrary, the match is a tie.

Scoring in this way will cause a big disturbance in the first group, when Man Utd lost fifth place, synonymous with Champions League qualification, to Sheffield. Meanwhile, the three relegation teams are still Watford, Aston Villa and Norwich.

UK soccer league suffers from the credit card ban on betting

The United Kingdom has put the credit card betting ban in effect. This policy applies to all personal and business credit cards.

Credit card betting ban in the UK

Allowing the use of credit cards for online gambling can give lenders a headache over bad debt if the borrower lost in gambling and cannot pay. This policy aims at managing gambling in the UK, which seems to be becoming a problem in this country.

However, the credit betting ban also has a certain influence on the UK soccer league. The ban, together with the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, may reduce many UK bookmakers’ revenue from online betting.

Premier League is expected to close to the audience when returning

Premier League clubs have been preparing to hold closed matches to prevent COVID-19. The Premier League is considering stadiums that qualify to host matches without spectators when the season returns. The English Football Federation (FA) is ready for clubs to compete on Wembley and St George’s Park national courts to complete the season.

The Wembley Stadium can be requisitioned to host the rest of the Premier League season. Using these two stadiums, especially St George’s Park, will allow more games to be organized in a day. At the same time, there are 228 hotel rooms in a complex of two yards, where players and officials can rest without having to move out.

Premier League football manager Richard Garlick and medical advisor Mark Gillett are working with clubs on player safety and requirements when the season returns. This week, it is likely that more clubs will announce agreements on salary reduction with players. Earlier, Southampton was the first team to announce a wage reduction agreement with the player and will use the savings to support the Public Health Service (NHS).

Last week, in an online meeting, Premier League shareholders were concerned about the financial status of clubs. On 17/4, the Premier League will meet again on this issue and the ability to organize the tournament again in the context of COVID-19 has not shown signs of settling down. This situation of the Premier League seems to suffer more due to the UK’s credit card ban on betting.

How huge is Neymar’s salary at PSG before cutting?

Neymar is currently the highest-earning player in PSG as well as the top in the world. But he is facing the possibility of cutting back.

According to France Football, Neymar currently pockets nearly 49 million euros in wages and bonuses a year. This salary is double that of PSG teammates Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani in the 2019-2020 season.

Exactly, the Brazilian star receives 48.9 million euros in salary and contractual bonuses, while Mbappe stands at 21.2 million euros and Cavani 18.4 million euros.

In total, if advertising revenue is added, Neymar earns 95 million euros, ranking third in the world after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to information from StubHub, the former Barca player received about 670,993 euros for each Instagram post. In one year, the amount is estimated to reach more than 28 million euros.

In terms of advertising, most notably Neymar signed a 3-year contract with Altice in February 2018 with the announced amount of 10 million euros per year.

Thus, if PSG makes a 50% pay cut in March, April, May and June 2020 due to the impact of the COVID epidemic, Neymar will lose a significant income.

Specifically, if you only calculate a hard salary of 36.7 million euros per year, equivalent to 3,060,000 euros per month, the Brazilian striker will lose about 6.1 million euros during the said period.

Top 10 highest paid players in Ligue 1 (per month)

1. Neymar (PSG): 3,060,000 euros

2. Kylian Mbappe (PSG): 1,910 000 euros

3. Thiago Silva (PSG): 1,500,000 euros

4. Edinson Cavani (PSG): 1,345 000 euros

5. Marquinhos (PSG): 1,200,000 euros

5. Marco Verratti (PSG): 1,200,000 euros

7. Angel Di Maria (PSG): 1,100,000 euros

8. Keylor Navas (PSG): 800,000 euros

9. Mauro Icardi (PSG): 700,000 euros

10. Leandro Paredes (PSG): 750,000 euros