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Foxes gradually attaining status as final day top four bottlers

The 2020/21 Premier League season has come to an end and one of the teams that was dealt a major blow is Leicester City. The Foxes yet again failed to live up to expectations in their quest for a place in next season's UEFA Champions League competition. It was the same scenario that panned out in the 2019/20 season when they lost against Manchester City on the final day of the season and bottled their chances. It was the same again. The Foxes needed a win against Tottenham Hotspur but couldn't achieve it as they faced a Spurs side with superior quality and depth who were intent on ending the season on a high even if it was for a place in the lowly newly introduced Europa Conference League that begins next season. Leicester City took the lead twice via penalties converted by Jamie ...
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The development of Mason Mount shows the benefits of a successful loan spell

Mason Mount has scored the first league goal of Frank Lampard's reign as both Derby County and Chelsea manager. The chosen one. pic.twitter.com/MF37epX6iA — Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 18, 2019 A loan move from the Premier League to the Football League can often be hugely beneficial in helping a player’s development. The opportunity to play every week and gain confidence is often seen as far better than playing in under-23 and under-18 matches. Mason Mount played a huge part in Derby County’s run to the Championship play-off final in 2019. The young English attacking midfielder impressed everyone including his parent club, Chelsea. READ: Klopp challenges Reds to return to the UCL next season Mount's return to Chelsea Mount went on to return to Chelsea in 2019 and has ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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Does football without fans favor the big or small PL clubs?

The football season has returned in style with lots of goals in boots waiting to hit the net across the various leagues in Europe. Meanwhile, the 2020/21 Premier League season thus far can't be ignored as lots of goals have already been scored in just 3 rounds of games with some upsets handed out thus far. However, we'll be taking a look at how playing games behind closed doors will affect the big and supposedly small sides in England. Fans are a major constituent of the game and the aggressiveness of some fans on the stands is one of the reasons why some Premier League grounds are fortresses. Rival teams travel to these venues and are intimidated from the start by the stadium capacity, number of fans, and the jeers and boos that come from these home fans. The atmosphere is jus...
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Worst Excuses Used After Losing a Football Match

If you love football, you always want your team to win against all the odds. Well, this doesn’t always happen and while many managers, players, and fans accept defeat as part of the game, others have to find an excuse. And while some excuses make some sense, others are out of this world. From the pitch conditions, atmospheric conditions, the ball to sex, there are some bizarre excuses for losing a football match. We laugh at these excuses, but these could be the reason the team you bet on ends up not winning. So which excuses rank as the worst?  Here’s a recount of some from across the globe. READ: Klopp expects a four-team Premier League title race next season Ghosts Yes, you read that right, ghosts have been blamed for a football match loss. In 1996, Blackpool blamed its awful...
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The Premier League is great to bet online on site 1xbet.ng/en

You are probably already a fan of the Premier League, which is basically the biggest, best football league in the whole world! All the clubs are pretty big, and the football is also top quality. Most of the Nigerian players dream about playing there, and you can follow all of their success while you do bet online on site 1xbet.ng/en. Nigerian players were always a constant in the Premier League. Here are just a few, to freshen up your memory: Kanu, who went to Arsenal coming from Inter Milan; Yakubu Aiyegbeni, who had a discreet career in middle-of-the-table clubs such as Middlesborough and Blackburn; current Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo; and, of course, Obafemi Martins, which is something close to a Premier League legend. As you can see, there are plenty of N...
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Will the Premier League top 4 see a change of positions today?

The Premier League returns today and all eyes will be on the race for the final top two places as the Citizens have all but consolidated on the second position with the 4 nil mauling of Liverpool at the Etihad on Thursday night. Just 3 points separate third from sixth on the log with 6 games to go which will eventually become 5 after today's round of games. Today is a day for the final top 4 contenders to do battle as they all play today on their home turf. 1. MANCHESTER UNITED VS BOURNEMOUTH Red hot Manchester United will welcome struggling Bournemouth to Old Trafford in a game where the Red Devils are overwhelming favorites and cannot afford to drop points. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer could make it into the top 4 places today if Chelsea slip up again. BEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY...
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Premier League top 4 race could go to the wire

The race for the top four places of the 2019/20 Premier League heated further after third and fourth place Leicester City and Chelsea lost respectively to Everton and West Ham on Wednesday night. The Foxes lost 2:1 at Goodison Park while the Blues succumbed to a 3:2 defeat against strugglers and relegation-threatened West Ham at the London Stadium. West Ham successfully completed a league double against Chelsea this season. Meanwhile, Manchester United and Wolverhampton Warriors who are chasing hotly for the UEFA Champions League places won away from home on against Brighton and Aston Villa. The Red Devils put in class performance as they thrashed Brighton 3 nil at the Amex while Nuno Espirito Santo's men won 1 nil away to Aston Villa at Villa Park, all on Tuesday. We're are se...