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De Bruyne reflects on poor start to the season

February 15, 2021

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is of the opinion that the club are starting to hit their peak. The club made a difficult start to the season and were floundering in the mid-table positions not too long ago. In fact, City have just experienced a worst start to the season since 2008-09. However, things are looking on the up with the club now only one point away from the top of the table. The Belgian midfielder is pleased that City have been able to recover their best form. He says that a lack of physical and mental preparation would be the reason for this poor start.

City have now picked up four consecutive wins in all competitions including wins over Arsenal and Chelsea in away matches. These two victories have elevated the club to a strong position in the league table. The club also goes into the League Cup semi-final match against Manchester United looking to preserve their incredible record in the competition. City have won this title for the past three seasons, while they also have a remarkable statistic going back to the start of the 2013-14 season. Now, it is unlikely thatDe Bruyne may be involved in the League Cup semi-final, as Guardiola may opt to rotate his team. read more …

VILLA DUO MAKES AWARD SHORTLIST

February 4, 2021

Two Aston Villa players have made the shortlist for the best player in the Premier League for the month of December. The Aston Villa duo made the nominees’ list for the Premier League Player of the Month Award for last month as announced on Friday afternoon. Aston Villa shot stopper Emiliano Martinez and Aston Villa forward Anwar El-Ghazi will battle with six others for the right to win the monthly award.

New signing Emiliano Martinez has been a big boost to the Aston Villa defence this season following his big transfer from fellow Premier League team Arsenal. Aston Villa paid around £20m to sign the Argentine international goalkeeper at the start of the season. He has the most clean sheets amongst the Premier League goalkeepers this season. read more …

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts after Arsenal end losing streak

January 23, 2021

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has expressed a sigh of relief after the Gunners ended their three-match losing streak in the Premier League. The north London outfit have experienced a dreadful campaign in the top-flight and they have only accumulated 14 points from a possible 39 to date.


As a result, they are languishing in the 15th spot on the table and are already 10 points adrift of the top four positions. Southampton took the lead at the Emirates on Wednesday night through former Gunners star Theo Walcott and they managed to preserve the advantage until the break. Aubameyang was able to bring the Gunners back into the game with his first goal from open play since October, but they were down to 10 men at the hour mark after Gabriel Magalhaes’ sending off.
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EARLY CHELSEA TEAM NEWS AHEAD OF WEST HAM MATCH

December 24, 2020

 

Chelsea take on West Ham United on Monday evening in a London derby that both sides will be looking to snatch all three points from. Chelsea will see the math as a perfect avenue to bounce back from the morale-daunting 2-1 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers in midweek.


In the 13 games the Blues have played so far this season, they have managed to win six of them, drawn four, and have suffered three losses.
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BERBATOV GIVES HIS PREDICTIONS ON LEIPZIG VS MANCHESTER UNITED

December 9, 2020

 

Manchester United are currently on the brink of exiting the Champions League at the group stages as their chances of qualifying to the round of 16 hang in the balance. United welcomed Paris Saint-Germain to Old Trafford in their last Champions League Group H encounter but suffered an embarrassing 3-1 defeat thanks to the heroics of Brazilian forward Neymar.


Having earlier beaten both Paris Saint-Germain away in Paris, Leipzig at Old Trafford, and Istanbul also at home, it was looking like they would sail through the group stage and head straight to the next round with a game to spare, but having suffered defeats away in Turkey against Istanbul and the recent loss at home to PSG, they may yet be dropping out of Europe’s elite competition.
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PREMIER LEAGUE RECORDS 16 COVID-19 CASES

November 30, 2020

 

Premier League players are falling like flies in the face of the dreaded Corona virus Pandemic after it was revealed that there are 16 cases in the latest set of testing. This was contained in a statement released by the Premier League earlier on Tuesday.


The statement read that there 16 persons have returned a positive Covid-19 test from the 1,207 samples taken for test. 1, 207 players and staff were tested between Monday, November 9 and Sunday, November 15. It further added that players and staffs of the clubs affected will self-isolate for the next ten days as part of the Covid-19 guidelines initiated by the UK Government.
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Manchester United need new identity and fresh players, saysSchmeichel

November 15, 2020

 

Legendary Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says that the Red Devils still need many new signings and a lot more time before they are able to make an impact in the Premier league. After a few months in the sunshine under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, things are looking down for the former champions who have been struggling big-time in the 2020-21 campaign. There is plenty of inconsistency in the United results while rumours off the pitch have also not helped.Schmeichel says that this team needs a lot of new faces who are able to bring in a new identity, while he also went on to criticise the lack of character in the dressing room.

United were able to breathe a sigh of relief and positivity the end of last season after qualifying for the Champions League. However, this positivity has been short lived even if the team has been able to reach the quarter-finals of the League Cup and produce some good performances in Europe.United are still searching for the first win at Old Trafford in the league this season and they have taken only two points from six home matches. This happens to be the worst start for the club since David Moyes’ reign back in 2013-14. United’s latest home match ended in a 1-0 loss to Arsenal.
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Saha believes Manchester United have missed the trick by not signing Cavani

October 25, 2020

 

Former Manchester United star Louis Saha believes the Red Devils have missed the trick by not signing Edinson Cavani on a free transfer. The Uruguay international parted ways with Paris Saint-Germain after his contract expired in June and he has since been available on a free transfer. Of late, it has been reported that he could join Benfica and Saha feels his former club should have jumped at the opportunity to landing the marksman.


He told Football Index Podcast: “I think Manchester United are missing a trick by not signing Edinson Cavani this summer. I’ve followed him for many years and I’m gutted there doesn’t seem to be an interest there. For me, Cavani would be the best fit this summer. Cavani has a great eye for goal and his leadership would be a great asset. He has qualities that are very difficult to find on the transfer market.”
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Christensen Wants To Stay At Chelsea for a Long Time

September 26, 2020

 

Andreas Christensen is looking forward to extending his stay at Chelsea as he has proclaimed his love for the club. In last season under the leadership of Maurizio Sarri, his place at the club had been filled with doubts but he has now become a part of the first team. He was one of the favourites for the former manager Antonio Conte and, with the arrival of Frank Lampard to Stamford Bridge, the player has been given more playing time as he has appeared for 17 matches in this season.

In January, Frank Lampard addressing the press has told that he expects Christensen to stay at the club and he believes that the player can develop himself as one of the top centre back of Chelsea. The Denmark international still has two years left in his contract and he has confirmed that he has always wanted to stay at Chelsea.
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SEVILLA BOOK EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL SPOT

September 12, 2020

 

Manchester United were sent packing from the Europa League at the semi-final stage by Sevilla. The Red Devils put in a huge effort against the La Liga side who eventually ran out 2-1 winners and qualified for the Europa League final. They will face the winners between Inter Milan who saw off Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 on Monday.


United took an early lead through a Bruno Fernandes penalty- their 22nd of the season- but Suso equalized before the break before substitute Luuk De Jong scored a late winner.
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