Great War MU vs Chelsea: The collapse of expectations

Excessive caution

Considered as the focus match of the 6th round of the Premier League, but all that MU vs Chelsea can do is limited to opportunities. It can even be said that both strategists were aiming for a draw when using too cautious tactical scheme in this match.
Chelsea – one of the best attacking clubs in the Premier League and spent more than £ 200 million last summer bringing in new recruits (mostly on attack), using a 3-defender diagram to support competitor.
And if it wasn’t for goalkeeper Mendy with two great saves from Rashford, Chelsea would have left Old Trafford with two empty hands. Along with that is the good performance of Thiago Silva or Reece James, while the Blues’ attack does not make a game.

Man United – with a mental advantage after 2 wins, especially against PSG in the Champions League, continued to hold Van de Beek throughout the game to put his faith in the midfield pair Fred – McTominay.
In fact, Solskjaer took the initiative to put his best cards on the bench, and let the “stars will leave the field” to start (Juan Mata, Daniel James). Of course, Ole has too many choices in this match, but that is why he cannot play all his cards into the field (Van de Beek was not selected, and Greenwood was near the end of the game to enter).

Of course, Solskjaer’s approach to match like that has its reasons, but this is probably maximized in… Champions League. Why? Because the European Cup retains 5 rights to change people (6 if entering extra time) in Covid season, teams will have more choices. But in the Premier League everything was back to normal, 3 rights to change people.
Because of the extreme caution of the two coaches rumored to face the dismissal, the fans witnessed a great battle too cautious. And instead of a rain of goals, all we watch is … rain.

Improve the spirit of friendship
This is a game where expectations are destroyed, but there are… hopes. It is a good performance of the new factors on the two sides. With Chelsea, it was of course £ 22million goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who had 2 debut matches with a clean record.
Including 2 great saves of Marcus Rashford divided equally in 2 matches. A footstroke to block a face-to-face situation (when the team-mates above have dumbfounded the ball), and a flying situation in which the view is obscured. Solskjaer’s happy act when he saw Rashford finish showing that, when everyone thought of a goal.

For the hosts, they can be delighted with Edinson Cavani’s short 30-minute performance – the seven-month-long striker without a match. But just seconds after he was on the pitch, he was able to score a bit more.

The appearance of Cavani in the penalty area gives Rashford the freedom to move wide, and is also a reliable destination for suspension. The ability of the 33-year-old assassin to cut is still scary, when it is necessary to have former teammate Thiago Silva to successfully stop (the situation where Cavani ends after a pass from Greenwood).

That optimistic signal is enough for both Solskjaer and Lampard to be happy, in the great battle they consider this friendly. The new season has entered the first stage and the schedule is very heavy, a little calculation is completely reasonable. Not to mention, heavy rain made the players’ ability to play and coordinate seriously affected, along with their physical strength, being worn out more than usual.
After the match ended, Cavani immediately ran over to speak with Thiago Silva, while Harry Maguire did the same with Ben Chilwell. They are all close friends and old teammates and accidentally make the match an interesting relationship like there has never been a separation.
And 1 point is enough for smiles to be present on the faces of all, in the pouring rain at Old Trafford!

Mourinho criticized the student’s psychological weakness

“I just want to say, that football has always had room for such things. We need to praise West Ham’s character,” Jose Mourinho told Sky Sports after falling in the Premier League fifth round. “My players were not strong enough to deal with the opponent’s determination. Their mentality dropped in the last seconds, causing the home team to lose two points.”

Tottenham led West Ham three times in the first 16 minutes, thanks to a brace from Harry Kane and one from Son Heung-min. However, Mourinho’s army then sagged. Post-match statistics show that they finish less than their opponents (11 vs. 13), enjoy a half-corner (3 vs. 7), and only hold the ball better (52%).
“The game is under Tottenham’s control. We would have had a fourth, if Harry Kane was more accurate in the post. Gareth Bale had chances to close the game. But it was the ball. kick, “Mourinho continued. “Not intentionally, but the whole team fell in performance in the second half. When Harry Winks came on, we found balance back, but at the right moment in good control, West Ham scored and confidence in they give up. To lose a three-goal lead is a cruel but worthy penalty for us.

During the startup period with Porto and Chelsea, Mourinho famously played pragmatic, with minimal wins 1-0. However, this does not appear to be true when he leads Tottenham. The London side are the top-scoring team in the Premier League this season, with 15 goals in five rounds, and conceding eight times – just above Liverpool in the top 6. “Our goals have been surprising. First a free kick, then an own goal, and finally a second ball, “Mourinho said. “It is not easy to keep the spirit of being 0-3 and dragging into the opponent’s play. I know West Ham is different from last season.”
Sadness continued to cling to Mourinho when answering BBC. The Portuguese added: “We should have gotten stronger. In the second half, West Ham risked a high rise and exposed a lot of space. To be honest, I’m not sure why they could come back. “Because we missed the opportunity, or because of their determination? Maybe both.”
The West Ham draw caused Tottenham to miss the opportunity to step into the top 4, because Leicester City had just lost to Aston Villa, and Liverpool was held by Everton. “Rooster” is currently ranked sixth.
In the middle of this week, Mourinho’s teachers and students received LASK in the Europa League group stage, before being a guest of Burnley on October 27.

Koeman claims Barca is stronger than Juve and has ‘insider’

The Dutch coach, who recently replaced Quique Setien at Barcelona, believes the Spanish giant is theoretically the team with superior strength in Group G, where they face Ferencvaros, Dynamo Kyiv and Juventus.
“It’s a very important competition,” Koeman told the club’s official channels. “In theory, we are the strongest team in our group, but we have to prove it.”

We’ll start at home against Ferencvaros, and it’s an important game. We have to prepare and analyze the opponent well. “
Regarding Juventus, the Barcelona captain appreciated the old age of the Italian champion as well as the star Cristiano Ronaldo: “Juventus every year shows that they have a strong team, rich experience and a great player like Cristiano Ronaldo “.
However, Koeman is confident Barca has a bit of an advantage with Pjanic, who has been a mainstay of Juve for the past few seasons: “We have Pjanic who can give us some more information about the team “.

However, Arthur Melo also moved from Barcelona to Juventus this summer and was able to provide his team with the same information about his former club.
On October 21, Barcelona and Juventus will go head-to-head in one of the Champions League‘s most anticipated matches of the 2020/21 season.

Memphis Depay arrives in Barcelona, paving the way for the ‘Red Devils’ to score a hat-trick

Two contracts to buy striker Edinson Cavani and left-back Alex Telles were completed overnight, shortly after Manchester United’s (M.U) defeat to Tottenham at Old Trafford.
According to the schedule of the M.U club published, on May 5, both new players of the “Red Devils” were present in Manchester City to undergo medical checks and sign contracts. In particular, Cavani signed a contract with a term until June 2022, while Telles signed a contract until June 2025.

Cavani joins M.U on a free transfer, but will receive a “huge” salary of £ 210,000 / week, according to the Daily Mail.

And Telles, after many negotiations, at the last minute (on the night of 4.10, in England time immediately after the defeat to Tottenham) MU had to raise the purchase price of this Brazilian defender from 15.4 million to 18 million pounds to convince Porto club released people, according to Sky Sports channel.
Previously, Porto asked for the transfer fee of Telles about £ 22 million. However, the MU side succeeded in convincing the Portuguese club to accept an increased fee but not exceeding 20 million pounds as expected by the “Red Devils” and adding value added fees for the performance. .
At Old Trafford, Telles receives a salary of £ 70,000 / week. Once dubbed the “new Roberto Carlos” of Brazil, so many people expect him to help M.U strengthen the left corridor after the loopholes that cause defeat against Tottenham.

Meanwhile, the third contract is expected to help M.U regain its reputation, which is to buy attack star Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona. In the latest match Barcelona drew Sevilla 1-1 at the Nou Camp early morning 5.10 (Vietnam time), coach Ronald Koeman continued to let Ousmane Dembele sit on the bench without playing.
This move involves the transfer of Ousmane Dembele to M.U, because at the same time Barcelona officially reached an agreement with the Lyon club to buy striker Memphis Depay to replace.
Lyon side, Sports Director, Mr. Juninho answered the French press also confirmed: “We confirm that Depay has reached an agreement to move to Barcelona. He plans to go to Barcelona tomorrow (5.10), sign a contract and launch a new club.
But with another Lyon star, midfielder Houssem Aouar, Juninho said he was sure he would stay at the club. Because the deal with Arsenal officially collapsed because the two sides did not agree on the transfer fee.

The Liverpool captain ensures Minamino has a chance to lift the Premier League trophy

After a 5-3 victory over Chelsea at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students’ team had the opportunity to lift the Premier League trophy for the first time. The club has placed a podium on the Kop field with fireworks and confetti to celebrate. After the pain of scoring 97 points last season and missing the title with a 1 point difference after a loss, who can turn the Liverpool players and staff into this celebration? And many of them obviously loved it and were waiting for it.
Mohamed Salah dyed his hair red, Roberto Firmino wore ‘Bobby Dazzler’ glasses, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jurgen Klopp were drinking beer. However, some players celebrated discreetly, a little more cautiously. Not to mention the player who just joined the club in January, Takumi Minamino.

The Japanese international has made nine Premier League appearances since moving from Red Bull Salzburg for a fee of up to £ 7.25 million. Although he had many difficulties in getting used to the culture in the land of fog, but with his determination, he made remarkable efforts. He deserved the medal of the Premier League winner.

But in yesterday’s trophy reception, it was clear that this player was not fully integrated into the Red Brigade’s formation. After stepping on the glorious podium at The Kop to receive the medal, Minamino awkwardly stood with his arms crossed as he watched his teammates experience his glorious moment. But after captain Jordan Henderson lifted the Premier League trophy, a video showed him getting close to Minamino and led him through the crowd of players so he could lift the cup himself.

Then a video showed Minamino – still looking a little shy – but there were already photos taken with the club’s championship trophy.
With Henderson’s help, Minamino could become a very important member of the squad to win this title next season as he becomes more confident on and off the pitch.
In the final match of the season, Liverpool beat Chelsea 5-3 to win their 18th in 19 matches at Anfield. There are 5 different scorers: Naby Keita, Alexander-Arnold, Earnginio Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. They ended the season unbeaten at Anfield and have 59 matches played at home without being beaten.
Liverpool’s 19th championship was won at the earliest of all time in the history of England’s premier football league spanning the 19th century, by winning 7 games without kick; The 30-year wait for the championship ended.

Son Heung-min and historic poker in Asian football

In the second round of the Premier League , Tottenham had a difficult start against Southampton when they conceded early. However, the excellence of the duo Harry Kane – Son Heung-min helped Tottenham come upstream to win a jubilant 5-2 victory over the home team. While Kane had 1 goal and 4 assists, Son also impressed with 4 goals.

With a poker shot against the South English team, Son Heung-min made history as the first Asian player to score 4 goals in a match in the Premier League. Son is also the first Korean striker to complete a hat-trick in this tournament. And yet, all 4 of Son’s goals were created by Kane.
Before that, Asian football had a star who scored a hat-trick in a Premier League match. It was Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa with 3 goals against Norwich City in 2013. At that time, Kagawa was also in Manchester United.

Notably in the interview that followed, Mourinho also interrupted the interview after the match of Son Heung-min. Specifically, when Son was interviewing after the game, coach Jose Mourinho came up and said briefly: “The best player in the match – Harry Kane” and then smiled and patted the student.

The Korean striker also shared with a similar sentiment: “I would say the same. I would say that Kane is the best player in the match because he has scored and has four assists. This is the season. Friday that Harry and I travel together. We understand each other and want to build a good relationship both on and off the pitch.

Thanks to the shining screen against Sotuhampton, Son Heung-min has just joined the list of 28 players who have scored 4 goals in a Premier League match. Some of the other Liverpool players to appear on this list include Mohamed Salah and Luis Suarez.
However, two of the most famous of the poker came in games against Liverpool with Mark Viduka in the 4-3 win for Leeds and Andrey Arshavin in Arsenal’s 4-4 draw at Anfield.
There are only 6 cases where there are 2 times 4 goals per game: Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Frank Lampard, Yakubu and Aguero.
So far, only five players have scored five goals in one Premier League game including Andy Cole, Alan Shearer, Jermain Defoe, Dimitar Berbatov and Sergio Aguero.

Kai Havertz gave up 10 million euros to join Chelsea

Kai Havertz joined Chelsea for a transfer fee of up to 80 million euros, making the German star the most expensive contract in the history of the Stamford Bridge team. However, the above figure is considered to be still cheap compared to the value of Havertz, a 21-year-old player and considered the brightest German star at the moment.

What makes Chelsea buy Havertz for a fee of 80 million pounds, in addition to the negotiating ability of female director Marina Granovskaia, thanks to the great sacrifice of the German star.
In the agreement between Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen, the English team has to pay 80 million euros in advance, leaving about 20 million surcharges depending on the performance of the team and Kai Havertz himself in the future. In total, Havertz’s transfer to Chelsea could be up to 100 million euros.

Notably, in the agreement between the two teams, there is also a provision that Havertz will receive 10% of the transfer fee. However, the 21-year-old himself and his affiliates accept to give up the money, instead receiving bonuses depending on his performance at Chelsea.
Havertz’s move is said to reduce the amount of money Chelsea have to spend on this deal, thereby helping the young German star to join the English team soon.
Kai Havertz is said to have a very good relationship with Chelsea manager Frank Lampard. About half a year ago, the British strategist has been in constant contact with Havertz via phone calls. Coach Lampard is the important reason why the star born in 1999 insisted on choosing Chelsea as his next destination.

Daniel James sent a declaration of war to Greenwood

Last season, midfielder Daniel James played very well in the MU shirt in the first leg. The Welsh star constantly scores and assists. But since the Covid-19 epidemic, the former Swansea star has been almost eliminated from the MU main team.

Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer used Mason Greenwood instead of continuing to give the main kick to a player born in 1997. In a recent statement, James announced that he would not leave MU on loan. The Welsh star will endeavor to practice and focus on competition, thereby hoping to regain the main position.
Most recently, Daniel James shone in Wales’ 1-0 victory over Finland in the Nations League. Accordingly, the 23-year-old player is the creator for Kieffer Moore to score the only goal of the match.
Even the MU star also won the title of the best player in the match with 3 times creating opportunities for his teammates. Daniel James’s impressive performance against Finland was the message the player wanted to send to Mason Greenwood, in which he was determined to regain his position.

Coach Ryan Giggs was quite pleased with what James showed. He said: “It was a difficult game, but we played the game right and won. I have to give Daniel James praise, he had a good game. He did it all. his abilities “.

Contract Messi – Man City: Huge cost

Barcelona and Lionel Messi are in a tense legal battle over whether he still has a contract with the club or is legally terminated. Messi wants to leave the Nou Camp to be free to choose the next destination in his career, but Barca is determined to keep and stick to the 700 million euro release clause.

But at the moment Man City is very optimistic that sooner or later the Argentine superstar will set foot on Etihad to meet coach Pep Guardiola and help him reclaim the Premier League crown and bring “The Citizens” for the first time at Champions League. But only Leo’s appearance in Manchester will make Man City profitable commercially.
And Man City will definitely pay Messi very well for the benefits he brings. According to Sport in Catalunya, Messi can make up to 90 million pounds a year if he joins City, a total of 450 million pounds in a 5-year contract in which he will kick at least 3 years in Man City and The remaining 2 years are choosing to wear New York City FC in the US.
It is worth mentioning that Messi’s contract will actually belong to City Football Group because the group owns both Man City and New York City FC. The weekly salary indicated on Messi’s contract with Man City will be 600,000 pounds, but his actual salary will be more than 1.7 million pounds / week, because the rest will be calculated as the fee which City Football Group pays to use of this Messi’s image copyright.

This can be seen as a solution so that Man City cannot be touched by UEFA to penalize under financial law, because the amount paid to Messi for the use of image copyright will be the responsibility of the CFG and UEFA cannot be fined. Man City when they pay Messi on paper each year is just over 31 million pounds.
Messi may even pocket an extra £ 225 million if he goes to New York City FC, that amount will be considered a hand-to-hand fee paid by the American club instead of Man City. New York City FC belongs to CONCACAF, not UEFA, but CONCACAF has no financial institution. Not even excluding the possibility that New York City FC will let Man City “borrow” Messi if he wants to continue to play in Europe.

Coach Rudi Garcia: ‘Man City falls into the trap of Lyon’

The French military leader, Mr. Rudi Garcia, said that Manchester City’s colleague Pep Guardiola had studied very carefully Lyon’s playstyle, and applied a similar strategy to suppress but failed.

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According to Rudi Garcia’s speculation, the reason coach Pep Guardiola confidently changed his tactics from the familiar 4-3-3 to 3-5-2 similar to Lyon, because he thinks that the quality of Man City players is better and will be Overcoming the enemy to win a sure win in hand.
But in fact, Man City had to suffer a big defeat against Lyon to 1-3 in the position of completely not active in the quarter finals of the Champions League on August 16.

The French team took a 1-0 lead for Maxwel Cornet to score in the first half of the first half, then in the second half Kevin De Bruyne equalized 1-1 in the 69th minute, but in the end the English club collapsed completely at about more than 10 minutes at the end of the game when the substitute came on for Moussa Dembele to double in the 79th and 87th minutes.
Mr. Rudi Garcia told RMC Sports channel that: “Of course, confronting a talented coach like Pep Guardiola you have to prepare everything, and expect everything to happen. However, I still decided to choose a strategy to confront the tactics that are almost similar to the opponents. We won this tactical confrontation, thanks to Lyon’s more fluent application and transformation.

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This, perhaps the enemy was also surprised. But we were completely in control of our squad, and especially locked on Man City’s most damn detonator, midfielder Kevin De Bruyne most of the game. This is the key to Lyon’s victory. But tactics aren’t everything. The spirit of the players of Lyon is also an important factor to combine and subdue opponents much stronger than themselves.
Also according to Mr. Rudi Garcia: Lyon is not appreciated. But the spirit of the players is never submissive, thereby creating a collective strength. We overcame Man City when we scored 3 goals and conceded only 1 goal. This is unbelievable for everyone, but for us, it was completely no surprise. Just like I told Moussa Dembele, you should be patient on the pitch from the bench, since you are a big part of my strategy. Happily, Moussa Dembele always accepts and he scored 2 goals.