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The weakness caused Arsenal to fail (Part 2)

Solution for Arsenal?

Jurgen Klopp took 5 years to succeed with Liverpool. Pep Guardiola also needed 2 years to reap the title in Man City. If you want to build a team that plays attack beautifully and effectively, Arteta and Arsenal have to spend a lot of time and effort.

Meanwhile, playing defensively on a counterattack could be a more time-saving option. Claudio Ranieri or Antonio Conte need a season to help Leicester City, Chelsea win the championship.

At present, Mourinho also has significant marks at Tottenham. Coach Klopp commented that Spurs is the best counter-attacking team at the moment.

After winning against Arsenal, manager Mourinho shared: “It is important what you do with the ball. We play counter-attacks well, there are players who are quick and sharp every time the opportunity is given. Sometimes you just need defend and go far”.

With Arsenal now, it is also difficult. They don’t have fast and sharp players like Son Heung-min and Harry Kane to use that style of play. Aubameyang, Lacazette or Willian were all older. Meanwhile, Nicolas Pepe has a somewhat cumbersome and ineffective playing style.

And whatever style Arsenal choose to reform, the first thing they need to do is to recruit quality recruits. Carragher has insisted that Arteta is a talented coach, but the Spanish strategist will not be able to succeed with the current people at Arsenal.

After Arsenal’s defeat to Everton, the Liverpool legend confirmed this once again.

“To get back to where they want to go, with their Champions League place and the ability to compete for titles, they have to go through a lot of pain. They have poor signings in a long time. Arteta needs 3-4 terms. Another transfer can be successful. This Arsenal squad is not good enough “, Carragher shared.

Arsenal’s style makes them not look like relegation teams. They are not imposed by opponents like Sheffield or West Brom, they do not defend too closely like Fulham.

However, Arsenal has something in common with these teams. They are too easy to defeat.

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Liverpool can avoid MU’s mistake when buying players in January

Liverpool can avoid making the same mistakes as MU when buying more midfielders in the January transfer window next year.

Liverpool need to buy more midfielders to deal with injuries from Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez. But even if buying urgently, Liverpool must be careful to avoid making mistakes on the negotiating table like MU.

In January last year, MU could not buy Bruno Fernandes, although he identified this player as the number one target. Then, they have to wait until the last days of the summer 2019 transfer window to buy Harry Maguire for a record 80 million pounds.

The same thing happened in the Fernandes deal when MU had to pay £ 68 million for Sporting Lisbon.

Obviously, the longer the negotiation process, the longer there is no signal about the contract signing, the possibility of the deal being canceled or price pressure is very high.

Sharing about this issue, journalist Ollie Connelly of Liverpool Echo said: “You need to complete the signing of the contract in December, not wait until January and then extend the official signing to February”.

In fact, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool once succeeded with a stance: waiting for a suitable player was better than signing a contract with an imperfect alternative. They waited six months to pay a record fee to buy Van Dijk in January 2018.

But the situation is different now. “Liverpool cannot wait 6, 12 or 18 months to sign a contract when the squad can win this year, next year or the year after. They need to bring in new players during this time to win”.

They must also initiate negotiations immediately to avoid missing a suitable target in January, having to buy an unsuitable substitute or be forced to buy at a very high price.

Without saying that, Liverpool may sign a contract with Takumi Minamino before the January 2020 transfer market opens because there is a preparation in advance. This allows them to use the Japanese in the first matches of the new year and helps Minamino settle in faster.

Now, journalist Connelly suggests Liverpool pay an additional £ 30 million to buy Dayot Upamecano immediately as this is a long-term and necessary investment. Upamecano is only 22 years old and growing very strongly in the RB Leipzig shirt. More importantly, this investment will help Liverpool defend the Premier League title.

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Liverpool dreams of usurping Everton

3 days ago, Liverpool just won 2-0 at Anfield home field when they welcomed the Danish team Midtjylland in the second match of Group D Champions League. It was the 3rd consecutive game “The Kop” triumphant song in all competitions.

Tonight, Liverpool will be determined to defeat West Ham to temporarily rise to the top of the Premier League table from Everton and make a 3-point difference against city rivals before Carlo Ancelotti teachers and students are Newcastle United’s guests.

Compared to last year, which almost dominated the Premier League, this season, defending champion Liverpool has revealed many uncertainties. They lost 2-7 to Aston Villa and then drew 2-2 as Everton’s guest in the 235th Merseyside derby in history.

The ominous injuries of Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Fabinho have recently made the defense of Liverpool extremely difficult. Confronting West Ham, coach Jurgen Klopp will probably have to risk using 19-year-old English player Rhys Williams to play midfield with Joe Gomez. Fortunately for Liverpool, Alisson Becker has recovered from injury and will return to hold their goal instead of colleague Adrian.

West Ham this season is a team that has a habit of obstructing many famous teams in the Premier League. In the 5th round, despite being 3-0 by Tottenham Hotspur, coach David Moyes’ team still excelled at scoring 3 goals to have before a crazy draw on the field of rivals in the same city.

In the 6th round, they led Man City again and made Pep Guardiola teachers and students extremely difficult to win 1 point at London field.

Before that, West Ham beat Leicester City 3-0. Liverpool’s visitors are chipping the defense due to injury, “The Hammers” lacks main striker Michail Antonio due to injury. However, the West London team still has a good striker Sebastian Haller and that would be a constant danger for Liverpool, if the Premier League champions are careless against the ball in the absence of both Van Dijk and Matip.

Whether the old MU David Moyes and West Ham can cause “The Kop” to lose points at Anfield’s home field or the “Merseyside Red Brigade” will win all 3 points to temporarily rise to occupy the top of the table of rival rivals neighboring Everton?

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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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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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Why De Bruyne is better than all when City clash

While Liverpool have performed better than any other team this season, City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne deserved to be the best individual.

As Man City prepares to face Arsenal on the day of the Premier League return, let’s find out why De Bruyne will be the recipient of the most coveted individual award of English football – PFA Player of the Year.

This season, Spreadex measured the performance of Premier League players through the “Player Performance Score” system.

Spreadex’s data includes 25 points for each goal, 10 points for each assist, 10 points for each shot of a wooden frame, 5 points for each shot hit the goal and 2 points for each accurate pass in the opponent’s court.

Based on this series of skills, De Bruyne has surpassed Premier League colleagues in the rankings.

The Belgian midfielder accumulated a total of 2,465 points, 166 more than the second-ranked player, Rodri of Man City.

The most impressive thing about De Bruyne is the superiority in all the data. He has created 16 goals for his team-mates this season, four more than Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and double his teammate at City, Riyad Mahrez.

With 5 more assists, De Bruyne will surpass Thierry Henry’s English Premier League record in the 2002/03 season (20).

In addition, De Bruyne also scored 8 goals, made 23 shots on goal and had more important passes (96) than any other player. In total, De Bruyne created 23 great opportunities, more than Alexander-Arnold 7.

Hailed as an artist with the ball at his feet, Pep Guardiola’s admiration for De Bruyne is also partly due to the amount of work he does.

Instead of wandering in a third of the back of the pitch without caring about defending, De Bruyne has moved a distance (275.1 km) longer than any other Man City player this season. On average in 90 minutes, De Bruyne moved 11.5 km, just behind Rodri (11.8) and Mahrez (11.6).

However, to assess the true impact of De Bruyne on Man City, the numbers are not fully reflected.

Having missed most of Manchester City’s 2018/19 championship campaign due to injury, De Bruyne is now reimagining himself as the most comprehensive midfielder in the tournament.