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Foxes gradually attaining status as final day top four bottlers
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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 ha...
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Police demand cooperation from Premier League to tackle racist abuse

The Police in England have asked the Premier League and English Football League to enhance cooperation with officers to ensure that racist abuse is stamped out of the round leather game. It can be recalled that some players have been victims of such abuse on social media in recent weeks including Manchester United stars like Anthony Martial, Axel Tuanzebe, and Marcus Rashford. The suggestion was contained in a letter written by Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts to the Premier League chief executive Richard Masters and English Football League chairman Rick Parry in January. However, the replies came this week according to the BBC. Roberts leads on football for the National Police Chiefs' Council and fears that there may be a rise in hate crimes when fans return to stadiums as the...
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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...
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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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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...