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The fierce competition of the 10 championship teams in the Premier League

Coach Jurgen Klopp predicts that the 2020/21 Premier League championship will be a race of 8 candidates. But, after round 10, that number is even … 10 teams!

The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic with the Premier League have not stopped in the 2019/20 season, but also have a heavy residue to the past of the 2020/21 season. After round 10, fans easily noticed a loss of direction in the championship race of the most attractive tournament on the planet.

The Premier League has been a race between Liverpool and Man City

After round 10, coach Jurgen Klopp’s army had 28 points with 9 wins and only 1 draw in round 9 on the MU rival field.

After the 10th round of the 2019/20 campaign, Man City gradually ran out of breath but was still the second-ranked team. The problem is the gap between them and the top team Liverpool is now 6 points. MU was ranked seventh at that time with only 13 points. The gap between Liverpool and the team that is ranked 15 in 2019/20 is Aston Villa 17 points!

How about now? Liverpool with a draw at Brighton missed the chance to monopolize the top of the table. The defending champions are second but equal to the top team Tottenham, currently only less than the difference. Both teams have 21 points. Thus, Liverpool is 7 points behind them last season.

And the current top Tottenham team is just 8 points ahead of the 15th ranked Crystal Palace, one of the lowest score gaps in the tournament history in these two positions. Just winning 1 game, Crystal Palace is currently ranked 15th but can completely step into the top 8, when they are only 3 points behind the eighth-ranked Everton.

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.

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.

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.