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Pickford escaped the case that caused Van Dijk to break a ligament

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was not disciplined in the collision that caused midfielder Van Dijk to break his knee ligament on October 17.

Liverpool are believed to have contacted the English Football Federation (FA) to ask for some clarification on derby decisions. However, according to Sky Sports, the FA confirmed no penalty Pickford. This agency only considers prosecution for incidents that the referee cannot see on the field or at the VAR room.

In the sixth minute of the match at Goodison Park, Pickford took the ball with Van Dijk. Goalkeeper Everton used both feet to the ball, and stiffened the right knee of the Dutch midfielder, making him unable to avoid and breaking the diagonal ligament before.

The collision between Pickford and Van Dijik took place at the beginning of the Merseyside derby in the Premier League round six on October 17.

Pickford did not receive a penalty after the collision. According to VAR, goalkeeper Everton’s fault did not deserve the card. Liverpool were also not awarded a penalty, as Van Dijk fell offside.

Van Dijk had to scan immediately after the collision. The results showed that he had to undergo surgery.

According to internal sources Liverpool, Van Dijk may be out of play for up to seven months. This means that the Dutch star cannot return to play for the remainder of the 2020-2021 season.

According to former defender Jamie Carragher, Van Dijk’s long-term leave will expand the Premier League championship race. After losing the best midfielder, Liverpool is said to face the risk of not being able to protect the crown.

Van Dijk started playing for Liverpool in January 2018. In nearly three years with him, he has not been absent from the Premier League, kicked 93 games, helped Liverpool win 72, lost only seven, scored 10 goals and received four yellow cards. The Dutch midfielder is considered an important catalyst to help Liverpool win the Champions League 2019 and then the Premier League 2020.

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Rejected proposal to reduce the Premier League to 18 teams

Clubs with modest finances in the Premier League oppose the plan proposed by Man Utd and Liverpool.

“The shareholders of the Premier League agreed, as a group of 20 members, that Project Big Picture will not be implemented”, the announcement from the Premier League Organizing Committee had the paragraph. “We will continue to discuss the restructuring plan for the tournament as well as ensure the financial situation for the teams in the future”.

“Project Big Picture” was initiated by the Big 6 group in the Premier League, led by Man Utd and Liverpool. This club group wants to change the structure of the first tournament in the fog, such as reducing the number of participating teams to 18 and only two teams being relegated directly. The 16th placed team played a play-off with one of the four First Division teams, ranked third through sixth. In addition, this project also calls for the elimination of the British Super Cup, and possibly the League Cup.

The goal that the bosses of Man Utd and Liverpool are aiming for is to increase the share of TV rights. Currently, the ratio between the top and bottom teams of the Premier League is 1.8: 1. The Big 6 wants this ratio to be 4: 1, similar to how La Liga prioritized Real Madrid and Barca.

If through “Project Big Picture”, the English Football Federation (FA) will receive $ 130 million immediately. First-place teams also earned $ 325 million, and were committed to receiving 25% more Premier League revenue. This is a great source of support, especially when many teams are seriously affected after Covid-19.

Premier League Organizing Committee (EFL) chairman Rick Parry supported the project, saying it would help solve many of the problems facing lower clubs. In addition, reducing the number of teams participating in the Premier League and dropping the League Cup will help teams avoid losing their fitness when attending the European Cup.

The representative of the opposing group “Project Big Picture” said: “Football really needs reform. We’ve talked about it for years, but not by concentrating power on the hands of six billionaire owners “Collaboration is a specialty of the Premier League, and we need to immediately eliminate any elements that are intended to be profitable.”

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Keane called the Man Utd player scammers

Former midfielder Roy Keane thinks that Man Utd’s current players could cause Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to lose his job – as he did with Jose Mourinho.

“Man Utd’s performance against Tottenham is a shame, a disgrace to the badge on their jerseys. There are too many scammers and in the end they will make Ole lose his job.” Keane commented on ITV.

In the first two Premier League matches at Old Trafford, Man Utd suffered two heavy defeats: 1-3 against Crystal Palace and 1-6 against Tottenham.

In the second match, the home team soon took the lead thanks to a penalty from Bruno Fernandes. But the blunders of defenders like Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw led them back 2-1 within minutes. Anthony Martial’s red card in the 28th minute made things worse. Not only did he not narrow the gap, Man Utd also received four more goals and suffered the heaviest defeat in the era of the Premier League at home.

Keane is concerned that what is going on could cause coach Ole Solskjaer to lose his seat like what happened to Jose Mourinho – who was fired by Man Utd in December 2018 despite spending more than $ 520 million to upgrade the squad. “These players have harmed their predecessor (Mourinho) and they will do the same with Ole”, Keane expressed pessimism.

Solskjaer was initially appointed interim coach, succeeding Mourinho. After bringing Man Utd into the quarterfinals of the Champions League 2018-2019, he was signed a long-term contract. Last season, they did not win a title but the Old Trafford team somewhat went in the right direction by finishing the Premier League in third place. However, their competitiveness was once again questioned after winning just one game after the first three rounds of the season.

Before he saw Man Utd lose to Tottenham’s carpet, Keane had a sense of the difficult days of the old team, because he could not bring back the right contracts in the summer of 2020. Old Trafford’s team welcomed veteran striker Edinson Cavani, left-back Alex Telles, in the last day of the transfer season, but failed to chase Jadon Sancho, Ousmane Dembele.

After the break for the national teams, Man Utd will return with a trip to Newcastle’s field in Round 5 of the Premier League, at 2:00 on Sunday, October 18.

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Mourinho released the English League Cup

Due to the thick schedule, coach Jose Mourinho decided to use many young players in the Chelsea match in the fourth round of the English League Cup today.

“I really want to go deep in the League Cup but I cannot myself. Attending the Europa League gives us a better financial income. For a team like Tottenham, that is a very important factor.” , Sport Mail quoted Mourinho before the match at Tottenham Hotspur.

Mourinho and Tottenham players had to strain at the beginning of the season, due to attending multiple arenas at the same time.

Due to being sixth in the Premier League last season, Tottenham had to kick the Europa League from the second qualifying round. From the beginning of the 2020-2021 season, they have to play a total of five games over two weeks, which is an average of three days a match. This schedule was also reduced because the opponent in the third round of the League Cup – Leyton Orient – had too many players infected with nCoV so they asked to quit.

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Two days after taking on Chelsea, Tottenham met Maccabi Haifa in the Europa League play-off round. Only winning, the London team can attend the group stage and raise hopes for the championship, which means a direct entry to the Champions League group stage in the 2021-2022 season.

“The League Cup organizers decided everything for us. They didn’t even give us a thought, but decided it all,” complained Mourinho.

On September 24, Tottenham defeated Shkendija in the third qualifying round of the Europa League. Three days later, they were held 1-1 by Newcastle in the third round of the Premier League. The League Cup showdown against Chelsea is the third in a series of 11-day 11-day series of teachers and students Mourinho. After meeting Maccabi Haifa, they also have to be a guest of Man Utd on October 4. “Does Tottenham have a chance to win Chelsea? I consider it a joke,” Mourinho analyzed. “Chelsea played on Saturday. They had two days off before they met us, then stopped playing another game until the end of the week. Even without turning around, Frank Lampard had enough his players”.

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Chelsea battle Liverpool in the second round of the Premier League

The Stamford Bridge Stadium on Sunday afternoon 20/9 saw a confrontation between the challenger Chelsea – the strongest spending team in the summer of 2020, with the defending champions Liverpool.

Last season, Liverpool won 15 games with a difference of one goal on the Premier League championship. They opened the new season with a similar victory over Leeds (score 4-3). In the last 14 matches, Liverpool conceded 19 goals in total. This situation is not easy to accept, especially for the fans who are familiar with the overwhelming style of teachers and students Jurgen Klopp.

With a spend of $ 32 million to recruit midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern, the Anfield team promises to create a new position. The Spain international is the second rookie behind left-back Kostas Tsimikas and is considered the perfect piece for Liverpool’s midfield. However, Thiago is probably not ready to play in this important match.

Chelsea poured more than $ 260 million to rebuild the squad this summer, aiming to close the gap with Liverpool. Klopp once said Liverpool cannot spend such money because they do not have the backing of tycoons. The statement of the Liverpool coach was later rejected by Frank Lampard. Therefore, the confrontation on the coaching chair in this match is also worth the wait.

This is a good time for Liverpool to face Chelsea, when Lampard still has to accept an unstable goalkeeper like Kepa Arrizabalaga in the wooden frame. Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech are not fully fit and Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have not fully integrated. But Werner still showed sharpness in the promotion to Brighton while Havertz has the ability to change the game at any time.

* Force information: Lampard has not confirmed whether recruits Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva are capable of playing or not. Mateo Kovacic returned from suspension but Christian Pulisic was still absent. Liverpool don’t have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain but Xherdan Shaqiri and Tsimikas are ready to return.

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Chelsea will set the record for most spending in the history of the Premier League

Chelsea are on the way to setting the record for most spending in history in the Premier League in a season after a series of blockbuster transfers.

Before the Financial Fairness Law was born, Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich spent £ 290 million on 19 new players in the first 15 months. If adjusted for inflation it would be around £ 450 million today.

But now, if Chelsea completes the purchase of Kai Havertz from Leverkusen for a club record £ 90 million they will set the highest spend of a Premier League team.

Havertz will follow in the footsteps of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell when these four players are recruited by the Blues for a fee of about £ 230 million. 

Aside from Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr brought in on a free transfer, it’s clear Abramovich has returned to his own image in the early years of taking over. 

There are six weeks left before the transfer window closes, Chelsea still has targets to pursue, such as Declan Rice of West Ham.

The London club did not spend in January and last summer. Due to the FIFA ban, they were only able to convert the Mateo Kovacic loan agreement into a permanent purchase for £ 40 million.

During this time, Chelsea raised more than £ 100m from the sale of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and £ 50m from Atletico Madrid to Alvaro Morata.

The departure of Hazard and Morata has helped reduce the salary bill, as was the case with David Luiz, Pedro and Willian recently.

Furthermore, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, UEFA agreed to loosen restrictions on the Financial Fairness Law that made Chelsea’s spending more flexible.

Clubs that spend the most in a season:

Chelsea 2020 – £ 230 million (Kai Havertz most expensive * – 90 million)

Man City 2017 – £ 223.8 million (Mendi most expensive – 51.75 million)

Man City 2015 – £ 187.09 million (De Bruyne is the most expensive – 54 million)

Chelsea 2017 – £ 186.03 million (Morata most expensive – 59.4 million)

Man Utd 2014 – £ 175.82 million (Di Maria is the most expensive – 67.5 million)

Man Utd 2016 – £ 166.5 million (Pogba most expensive – 94.5 million)

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Van de Beek was the player of the big game, or scored the decisive goal

A remarkable point of Van de Beek, a player about to join MU, is often scoring decisive in big matches.

MU is very close to the first rookie this summer. According to the Daily Star revealed, the chief negotiator of the “Red Devils”, Matt Judge, went to the Netherlands to negotiate and reach a personal agreement with Donny Van De Beek. In addition, Judge also found a common voice with Ajax, the player’s club.

The source revealed that Ajax agreed to the £ 40 million price offered by MU. The Dutch midfielder will sign a 5-year contract with an automatic 12-month extension. The salary of this player at Old Trafford has not been disclosed.

MU’s advantage in this deal is Ajax’s CEO, Edwin Van Der Sar is the old man of the club. In addition, many sources revealed that Real Madrid had reached an agreement to recruit Van De Beek for £ 55 million but canceled the contract due to the influence of the Covid-19 translation.

According to the Whoscored website, Donny Van de Beek is a type of player who likes to play short ball, has the ability to penetrate the penalty area well and release high-risk decisive passes. This gameplay has a similarity with Bruno Fernandes, the soul of the MU midfield at the moment.

Another notable point about Van De Beek is that this player regularly scores in important matches in the Champions League. In the 2018/19 season, the Dutch midfielder scored 4 goals in the European Cup and 3 of them are very important.

The first was the opening phase in the second minute against Dynamo Kiev in the preliminary round. This goal helped Ajax to create an advantage early and easily won 3-1. Next was a 1-1 equalization when he had to be a guest of Juventus in the quarterfinals. This is the premise to create a comeback of Ajax that makes Ronaldo and his teammates take the bitter fruit.

The final goal in the Champions League 2018/19 was the goal against Tottenham in the semi-final first leg. It was the only goal in the game and if Ajax held this advantage in the second leg, they would have made it to the final.

In the 2019/20 Champions League, Donny Van De Beek continued to prove “he is a player of big games” when scoring against two famous teams Chelsea and Valencia. Hopefully, the Dutch midfielder will continue to keep his scoring style in these important matches when he joins MU, because “Red Devils” will have many big matches this season.

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Which 2 Stars does Aston Villa want to change?

To get the very talented midfielder Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, MU will have to let two players in the defensive line land in the Birmingham team in the transfer window this summer.

MU has kept an eye on Jack Grealish – the famous Aston Villa attacking midfielder for a long time. Despite the fact that the 24-year-old British star has caused many scandals in the past, such as hiding in isolation to go out to play and causing traffic accidents during the Covid-19 season, “Red Devils” still hit The price is very high for this player’s expertise.

According to international player valuation site Transfermarkt, Jack Grealish is currently worth 40 million euros. However, MU can significantly save the amount of cash they have to spend on this deal if they accept two players in defense for Aston Villa.

Daily Star newspaper said that coach Dean Smith of the Villa Park team is keen to improve the defensive ability of this club after a difficult season of relegation in the Premier League. Aston Villa is aiming to ask MU to exchange goalkeeper Sergio Romero and right-back Diogo Dalot, plus a moderate transfer fee in exchange for Grealish.

This is good news for “Red Devils” as they are closer to owning their first quality rookie this summer than ever. The two goals that coach Dean Smith and Aston Villa want to have are also MU players who need to liquidate at the “Theater of Dreams”.

With Dalot, for a long time, the Portuguese player is no longer part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plan at MU when the Norwegian teacher still considers Aaron Wan-Bissaka to be the first choice at the right-back position of the club. this.

Meanwhile, former Argentina player – Romero will almost have to find a new stop when Dean Henderson has just signed an extension contract until 2025 with the “Red Devils” and David De Gea is still a monument not easy to rush to the goal of the team that finished third in the Premier League last season.

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The ultimate representation of English football in the European arena

English football is facing the prospect of empty-handed on the continental playground this season, all hopes of the land of fog are now on Manchester United.

Last season, it could be said that the continental playground was the private catwalk of the English teams. If the Champions League final last season was the clash between Liverpool and Tottenham, the Europa League throne match was also a London civil war between Arsenal and Chelsea.

However, by the season this year, the situation has changed dramatically. The defending champion and runner-up of the Champions League soon were eliminated from the round of 16, and England’s No. 1 hope was that Man City had to stop before Lyon.

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Thus, English football was completely absent in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Meanwhile in the Europa League arena, the only representative of the misty country still playing is MU.

On Monday morning, August 17, the Red Devils will have to face Europa League giants Sevilla in the semifinals 1. As the last hope of English football in the European arena, MU of course spend the highest and they are also the biggest contenders. If they beat Sevilla, Solskjaer teachers and students will win the first ticket to the Europa League final and go a long way to the goal of conquering the European title.

On the other side of the front line, Sevilla and Spanish football also fall into a similar situation. The best representatives of the bullshit such as Real Madrid, Barcelona or Ateltico Madrid have all turned on the field in the Champions League, and now Sevilla is the last hope of Spanish football in the European arena. It would be no exaggeration to say that MU and Sevilla are the two names that hold the reputation of a football industry in this season.

The latest developments of the Europa League semi-final between MU and Sevilla will be continuously updated at our website, inviting readers to watch.

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Who are the 7 Chelsea players liquidated to overhaul the squad?

After Chelsea won the Champions League ticket, coach Frank Lampard is planning to overhaul the squad with about 7 players at risk of being liquidated.

Chelsea have strongly complemented the attack with Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, while waiting for more Kai Havertz.

After that, Lampard determined to overhaul the defense with receiving 54 goals lost last season. That makes the foothold of Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri, Marcos Alonso increasingly uncertain.

Any major addition to the Blues’ central defender position will result in Zouma being sold. Everton still want the player they borrowed in the 2018/19 season but this time it could be a permanent purchase.

For Christensen, Lampard did not have much time to wait for the 25-year-old to improve, because he needed reliable central defenders in both fitness and performance, something the Danish player could not guarantee.

On the left, Emerson continued to be attracted by former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to Inter Milan this summer. It was the best way for him to escape the bench at Stamford Bridge.

Alonso is perfectly capable of taking on the left-back position in the four-man defense, but he is less convinced as a long-term option here.

In midfield, Lampard does not want to lose one of his few world-class players, N’Golo Kante, but if you need money to reinvest, this is a mandatory option.

Kante has turned 29 and his tireless body starts to have problems. The French midfielder has been continuously injured in injury over the past year, especially the hamstring area.

Meanwhile, Jorginho has become less and less in Lampard’s plan the way he has endured on the bench over time. Similarly is Ross Barkley, who has very limited use.