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Guardiola – Aguero must be at his best to play for City
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Guardiola – Aguero must be at his best to play for City

Manchester City are soaring in the Premier League and coasting to the title win for the 2020/21 season and this has been possible even in the absence of key man and goal machine Sergio Kun Aguero. The Citizens beat West Ham 2:1 last weekend in the Premier League to extend their lead at the top as city rivals Man United drew away to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge while Leicester City lost 3:1 to Arsenal at the King Power stadium. City boss Pep Guardiola speaking about the absence of Sergio Aguero has now insisted that the Argentine will have to earn his place in the starting 11. Sergio Aguero has attained legendary status at the Etihad since he joined in 2011 but Guardiola will not invite him into the team based on past glories. The Citizens have won 20 games in a row and the Spanish b...
Chelsea: The Positives and Negatives Against Newcastle Under Tuchel
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Chelsea: The Positives and Negatives Against Newcastle Under Tuchel

Top four spot, a goal for Timo Werner, and a rare clean sheet for Kepa Arrizabalaga. Chelsea moved above Liverpool and into the top four for the first time in more than three months with a 2-0 win over Newcastle. It was their fourth straight win under new manager Thomas Tuchel. It was an important win, albeit against a team placed at the bottom half of the league standings. Questions will be asked regarding Chelsea’s chances of remaining top four at the end of the season. It will be an exciting prospect for UEFA Champions League betting as all the top ten sides have a chance to make it into the top four. The Positives The most important statistic is that Tuchel’s side picked all three points, but there were some notable positives to take home. The most expensive goalkeeper Ke...
The 2020/21 Premier League season continues to be unpredictable
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The 2020/21 Premier League season continues to be unpredictable

The Matchday 14 fixtures of the 2020/21 Premier League season produced results that show that this season is a crazy one based on predictability and unpredictability. Some select results on the matchday have proven this and this season continues to see supposed contenders take spectators by storm and then fizzle out when they are expected to dazzle. Some upsets and strange results were expected on the matchday to the detriment of some of the big sides. However, this was not the case eventually, as some continued to punch above their weight. CRYSTAL PALACE VS LIVERPOOL (0:7) First off, the defending champions Liverpool were expected to have it tough in their visit to Crystal Palace, as some key figures in the team continued to be absent. READ: Tips on how to win more in football ...
Lampard expects low points tally for Premier League winners
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Lampard expects low points tally for Premier League winners

Frank Lampard expects this season's Premier League title to be won with significantly lower points than in recent seasons. The last three seasons have seen Manchester City and Liverpool emerge as champions with 100, 88, and 99 points respectively while Chelsea got 93 points in the 2016/17 campaign. The 2020/21 season's battle is beginning to take shape and is very close with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool leading the rest of the pack with 25 points in 12 games, although it's a narrow gap between them and the likes of Leicester, Southampton, and Chelsea. Lampard said: "I think that's just where we're at this season. We felt it first hand at the weekend with Everton. They've got good players, they invested in the summer, they're a good squad, they were well organized and they made ...
London clubs to play home games behind closed doors
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London clubs to play home games behind closed doors

The Premier League clubs in London may play their upcoming home games behind closed doors after the capital was moved to the highest tier of COVID-19 restrictions. The likes of Arsenal, Fulham, and West Ham will play their Premier League games slated for Wednesday in empty stadiums, although they hoped they would welcome 2,000 fans into the grounds. It was announced some weeks back that close to 2,000 supporters would be allowed into football games for the first time since March. This was coming after London was placed in tier two after the second lockdown. However, the move to tier three means that the influx of spectators in stadiums was short-lived. West Ham enjoyed the presence of 2.000 fans when they welcomed Man United to the London Stadium on December 5, although they en...
Mourinho believes Lo Celso is back to his best
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Mourinho believes Lo Celso is back to his best

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho says Lo Celso has proven that he's back to his best after his impressive performance in the Londoners' Europa League home 2 nil win against Royal Antwerp ion Thursday night. The Argentina international was on the scoresheet, increasing his tally to four goals in the competition. His goal in the 70th minute ensured that Spurs finished first in Group J and head into the knockout stages with their eyes on silverware this term. The Argentine didn't just score on the night but provided more key passes (4), completed more passes in the opposition half (34), had more touches (72), and tackles (3) than any of his teammates. He also helped out in winning possession on several occasions. The performance against Royal Antwerp can easily pass for the 24...
Anfield – The bane of visiting teams in the Premier League
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Anfield – The bane of visiting teams in the Premier League

Liverpool are not leaving anything to chance in their quest to defend the Premier League title and are doing themselves a lot of good by making Anfield the major fortress in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp's men have been phenomenal at home in the Premier League even in the absence of fans and it would seem foolhardy for anyone to bet against them in a Premier League home game presently. Liverpool are tied on points at the top with Tottenham Hotspur on 24 points after they thrashed Wolves 4 nil at Anfield on Sunday night and sit second in the Premier League. The Reds have continued their incredible domestic form in the Premier League despite the injuries to some key players in the team in recent times. READ: Maldini – Ibrahimovic is on the same level as Van Basten Anfield i...
Lampard says new signing will only get better
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Lampard says new signing will only get better

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed his delight with Timo Werner's start to life at Stamford Bridge and has tipped the German to improve. Werner has been settling well since he made the move from Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig in the summer in a big-money deal. The 24-year-old has scored 4 goals and provided 1 assist for the Blues in the Premier League but has 8 goals in all competitions this season. The forward will now be looking to impress further and establish himself as one of the best players at the club in recent times as the season progresses, and maybe, even help Chelsea mount a challenge for the Premier League title this term. His performances thus far have impressed his English manager and Frank Lampard disclosed this during an interview with Chelsea FC's website. ...
Trent Alexander-Arnold facing possible calf injury
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Trent Alexander-Arnold facing possible calf injury

Liverpool may be in for a hard time with regards to the availability of key personnel as the season progresses. The 2020/21 Premier League season is beginning to take shape as the pretenders are gradually being separated from the major contenders. There is the need for the Reds to have all their key players on hand to help them battle and retain their Premier League title. However, with the injury that has been hitting Jurgen Klopp's key men since the season began, they might struggle to do so. The Reds had to settle for a point at the Etihad against Manchester City on Sunday in a 1 all draw, with all goals coming in the first half. The draw could be considered a decent result but Jurgen Klopp and his men will be left fuming after Trent Alexander-Arnold was forced to hobble off du...
A second Premier League lockdown could be on the cards
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A second Premier League lockdown could be on the cards

Pep Guardiola has questioned whether the Premier League should continue if a second national lockdown is initiated. This is coming after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on Saturday, announced restrictions with all non-essential services to be on lock and key from Thursday for a period of four weeks. Regardless, elite sports have been exempted and will continue as normal although fans will not be allowed to attend games. It can be recalled that the Premier League paused a period of last season when the country went into the first lockdown. They came back to action after a fully operational testing system was put in place. Guardiola has now questioned if it's right for football clubs to carry on playing this time. In a chat ahead of Johnson's speech, the Manchester City boss sai...