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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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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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MU abandoned Sancho, learned Tottenham to borrow 135 million pounds of Barca’s blockbuster

With the latest moves, Dortmund officially blocked Jadon Sancho to MU. Therefore, the leadership of “Red Devils” is looking for a name that deserves to be replaced.

Coach Solskjaer still needs a class winger. That is the reason why MU has been pursuing Jadon Sancho closely in recent years. But recently, Borussia Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl once again confirmed that their star will not leave this summer.

Therefore, it is time for MU to temporarily withdraw to wait until next summer, and at the same time focus on time and money to replenish forces in other positions. This became even more pressing following their Premier League opening-day defeat.

According to the Daily Record, big boss Ed Woodward has moved to negotiate with Barcelona about Ousmane Dembele’s case.

The 23-year-old is considered the second most expensive deal in Barcelona history. Despite just recovering from a long-term injury, Dembele is not in the plan of new head coach Ronald Koeman, who is making a radical revolution at the Nou Camp.

The source said that MU did not dare to take risks and just wanted to bring the French player to Old Trafford under a season-long loan agreement.

In response to the British counterpart, Barcelona was ready to part with Dembele on a loan, but only when a compulsory purchase-out clause appeared in the agreement. It is known that the big La Liga wants to receive £ 90 million (98 million euros) from MU in this deal. In addition, the MU side also has to pay the entire salary for Dembele. This makes the negotiations appear to face certain difficulties.

This move is almost similar to the case of Gareth Bale from Real who just returned to Tottenham a few days ago. This is also a player with a history of injury and carries quite a high risk when playing. However, Real only needs Tottenham to pay half the salary and activate the optional terms for the London team to buy Bale at the end of the season.

Barcelona recruited Dembele from Dortmund for £ 135 million in 2017, to replace Neymar with PSG. Dembele’s on-field performance was not bad. However, his problem is chronic injuries, making the Nou Camp team impatient.

Meanwhile, MU lacks a factor that is capable of mutation in public goods. The defeat of Crystal Palace is a painful blow to the ambition to conquer the Premier League throne after many years of waiting. Therefore, “Red Devils” want to bring Dembele to Old Trafford to strengthen the race that promises fierce in this season.

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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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The richest club in the Premier League buys New Drogba

Wolverhampton is the richest in the Premier League but they are targeting cheap but quality goals on the transfer market.

The Premier League is a playground full of wealthy clubs not only for the huge revenue generated by the tournament but also for the large number of businessmen and corporations investing in the clubs. Fulham is one of three teams to be promoted next season and their owners have assets of more than $ 9 billion.

But Fulham, even MU and Man City, is still nothing compared to Wolverhampton, the team held by Fosun International from China with a total assets of 103.29 billion USD. The group is 4.6 times richer than the Man City owned group and 21 times more than the Glazer family that owns MU, 

With the support of Fosun International, Wolves have steadily competed for the top 6 spots after reaching the rank of 6. After reaching the finish of the seventh season of 2019/20, Wolves will continue to aim for the Champions League group . Although they do not have the thickness of competing in the top 4 like Tottenham, Leicester City or Arsenal , but have a strong financial ability to allow this team to dream big and they will concretize that goal by signing contracts. berries in the summer of this year.

Recently the English press said the club is aiming for two big goals for the defensive midfielder and the striker position. They have long been aiming for a central midfielder to build a play that forces the pitch instead of playing a counterattack, and the plug-in position may need new players due to Raul Jimenez being top European teams. Express newspaper revealed Wolves are in contact with Paris Saint-Germain to ask for midfielder Idrissa Gueye, who is no stranger to the Premier League having played four seasons in England before moving to PSG last summer from Everton. Gueye is expected to be part of PSG’s liquidation plan after this season despite playing well, possibly to make room for Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.

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The most expensive squad includes 5 Chelsea players and 4 MU

The fact that Alexis Sanchez officially left MU to Inter has created the most expensive “leaving” squad in Premier League history both in fees and wages.
Alexis Sanchez finally ended the nightmare at MU by early termination of a 2-year contract to switch to Inter in free form.
When MU spent over £ 500,000 a week for Sanchez, they believed he was the missing piece in the squad. But after 2 and a half years there are only 3 goals in the Premier League, which is one of the most failed signings in the tournament’s history.

These include the most expensive failures in Premier League history, from Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa, MU midfielder Di Maria to Shevchenko or Torres at the Blues.
Kepa Arrizabalaga arrived at Chelsea as the most expensive goalkeeper in history for a fee of £ 71.6 million. But less than 2 years later, they are trying to push him away after a series of unacceptable mistakes.
In defense, Winston Bogarde came to Chelsea from Barcelona for a salary of £ 40,000 a week, a huge sum at the beginning of the century. For one thing, the Dutchman often befriends the bench, playing only 11 times in 4 years.
Meanwhile, Eliaquim Mangala cost a huge transfer of City up to 43.5 million pounds, while receiving 12.5 million pounds of salary. As a result, the club has to pay an average of £ 1 million for each midfielder’s appearance.
For Phil Jones, MU spent nearly 20 million pounds for former Blackburn star, the number in 2011. But in nearly a decade, he only played 165 times in the Premier League and still receive a salary of 75,000 pounds per week.
In midfield, Juan Veron became the most expensive player in Premier League history for a fee of £ 28.1 million to Man Utd in 2001. After two unimpressive years, he was sold out to Chelsea.
In the case of Alberto Aquilani, Liverpool spent £ 18 million hoping to replace Xabi Alonso. However, the Italian midfielder, although earning more than £ 100,000 a week, plays only 18 matches in the Premier League. Liverpool finally pocketed a mere £ 2 million when sold.
Premier League champion with Leicester, Daniel Drinkwater eventually became a commodity for Chelsea, the team had to spend 34 million pounds on the transfer fee and 100,000 salary per week just to see the midfielder sit on reserve and loan. .

Man Utd must feel regret when he spent 59.8 million pounds for Angel Di Maria. The former Real Madrid star does not deserve the huge salary of £ 280,000 per week.
The same thing happened to Alexis Sanchez, who cost the “Reds” £ 59.4 million in wages.
Chelsea is suffering with strikers Fernando Torres and Andriy Shevchenko. The first one costs £ 50 million and the salary is 150,000 euros, while the second costs £ 30.8 million and the salary of £ 190,000, but ultimately only “left” with the adventure failed.

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The richest club in the Premier League buys New Drogba (Part 2)

Known for their abundant physical strength and non-collision, Gueye is used at the bottom of the midfield to protect the central defenders as well as pressing when the home team pushes the team up. Gueye is actually considered to be a better tackle than Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, from 2015/16 to 2018/19 Gueye was 3 times more successful than Kante in the successful tackle category and 2 times in the Premier League.

Gueye is 30 years old but it doesn’t matter to Wolves as he continues to lead the Ligue 1 field of the past season and will help free the other Wolves midfielders to support the attack. PSG bought Gueye from Everton for £ 30 million but this summer the Senegalese could only cost around £ 22 million for Wolves.

As a forward striker, Wolves want to have Koln’s Jhon Cordoba after Cordoba refuses to extend the 14th club in the Bundesliga . This Colombian is Koln’s number one striker this season with 13 goals in the league.

Height 1m88 and weighs about 85kg, Cordoba can look almost identical to Didier Drogba and is known for his similar gameplay to the Ivory Coast legend. According to Express, Cordoba is more resilient than any Wolves striker and especially very fast when breaking offside, but his weakness is a bit awkward when passing the ball, which makes the accuracy of the walls lack stability.

If Jimenez stays at Wolves then Cordoba, if purchased, could play in lower-kick Wolves matches against big teams, allowing coach Nuno Santo to rotate the striker position instead of relying almost entirely on Jimenez all season. And combined with the addition of Gueye, Wolves can fully believe in a ticket to the European Cup.

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Do Ronaldo, Messi or Lewandowski destroyed Golden Ball?

The cancellation of the Golden Ball award this year caused regret for many stars like Ronaldo, Messi or Lewandowski.

France Football Magazine, the organizer of the Golden Ball, announced that it would not award this prestigious award this year. This is the first time this award has not been awarded to anyone since its launch in 1956.

The decision made many people regret for Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich star played very well this season and is appreciated for the first time to win the Golden Ball. The Polish striker has scored 51 goals in 49 matches, helping Bayern Munich to win the domestic double and reach the treble if they win the Champions League.

“The fact that the Golden Ball was canceled is really a shame because the championships and the C1 Cup are still going on. This is really harsh for Ronaldo because he is still playing explosive despite being 35 years old. Lewandowski will also be disappointed because he also broke many records this season, ”a social media commentator.

“Has no one won this year’s Golden Ball award for COVID-19? Then Messi will still be the best player in the world until 2021. Lewandowski must be crying.

“Messi will still be the best player in the world until the end of 2021. Many people will hate to see this. Sorry for Lewandowski”.

Explaining the reason for the cancellation of the Golden Ball award this year, Editor-in-chief of France Football magazine, Pascal Farre said: “After careful consideration, we decided not to award the Golden Ball 2020 to protect protect the reputation of the award. We think this year is not possible and should not be considered a normal year.

“On the other hand, only 2 months (January and February) are not enough to judge and judge who will win the prize because there are many matches that don’t take place. Games that are still organized are subject to unusual conditions. They took place without an audience with 5 person changes and the C1 Cup from the quarterfinals played only 1 match.

“In the end, the candidates will not have the same opportunity to show their best because some players had to end the season earlier (Ligue 1 ended in round 28). So how do we compare fairly? To avoid having to make calculations and make predictions too difficult, we decided to choose the least expensive option”.

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Best young player in 2020: Mason Greenwood shines

With brilliant performances, striker born in 2001 Mason Greenwood deserves to be the best young player in 2020.

Trust and give opportunities for mature players from the young training furnace that has been a tradition of MU since Sir Alex Ferguson. And when he took over the coaching position at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued this tradition after a break in the reigns of David Moyes, Luis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho. 

Under Solskjaer, many stars have had the opportunity to try fire in the English Premier League and European Cup. Of these, Greenwood is the most prominent face after he was picked up by coach Solskjaer to replace the first team Romelu Lukaku (transferred to Inter Milan).

Greenwood is having a booming season in Manchester. After 41 appearances in all competitions, the striker born in 2001 scored a total of 15 goals. Particularly in the Premier League, Greenwood had the 8th goal. 

More impressive, the student of Solskjaer’s coach scored 8 goals after only 31 shots. That means that on average 3.8 times to finish, he tore the opponent once.

With so many strong points such as the skill of finishing with both legs, inherent confidence, the speed of sorrow, Greenwood is expected to be the future of MU and England.

Brandon Williams is also a star that impressed the coach Solskjaer. This season, the player born in 2001 has been trusted by the Norwegian strategist, 13 of them in the Premier League. 

Williams’s strengths are speed, aggressiveness and good basic technique. In the context of Luke Shaw is very sensitive to injury, the player with a modest height of 1.71 meters is giving MU new hopes on the left wing.

It would be flawed not to mention Algel Gomes and James Garner, two stars that are considered to have an open future. Unfortunately, Gomes refused to extend the contract with MU to look for new parking.

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Latest top scorers of English football 2020: Vardy takes the lead

Top scorers of English football 2020: Update Top scorers, scorers list, top scorers in the latest Premier League football.

After a period of time behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Jamie Vardy has accelerated to rise to No. 1 in the Top of English football goals in 2020. 

Before the Premiership was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Leicester City striker had a total of 19 goals, four of which were taken from the 11-meter dot. 

The next positions belong to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal, 17 goals), Sergio Aguero (Man City, 16 goals) and Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, 16 goals). 

Notably, the race to win the Premier League Top scorer 2019/20 appears a name that is not much noticed – Daniel Ings. 

The striker, who was bought by Southampton for 22 million euros earlier in the season, is very impressive. After 29 rounds, Ings netted 15 times to net the opponent, which is only less than 4 times Vardy scored.

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Sadio Mane, striker with Aubameyang and Salah shared the title of scorer last season with only 14 goals, equal to the performance of Marcus Rashford (MU).

Still, Mane’s performance is still better than Tottenham’s Harry Kane. The frequent absence due to injury makes the England player not have many opportunities to tear the net. Kane’s goal count is stopped at 11.

Top goalscoring Premier League 

1. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – 19 goals

2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 17 goals

3. Sergio Aguero (Man City) – 16 goals 

3. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 16 goals

4. Daniel Ings (Southampton) – 15 goals

5. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – 14 goals

5. Marcus Rashford (MU) – 14 goals

6. Tamby Abraham (Chelsea) – 13 goals

6. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) – 13 goals

6. Raul Jimenez (Wolves) – 13 goals

7. Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 11 goals

7. Anthony Martial (MU) – 11 goals

7. Teemu Pukki (Norwich) – 11 goals

7. Raheem Sterling (Man City) – 11 goals

7. Chris Wood (Burnley) – 11 goals