Premier League: 2019 winter break for Jürgen Klopp and Co.
Not only Jürgen Klopp is relieved, but the entire Premier League. From the season 2019/2020 on there is also a winter break in the Premier League. This is possible because the association is ready to break with a tradition. The fifth round of the FA Cup will be held without replay (previously in a draw) for the first time during the week. The 20 Premier League clubs should not pause at the same time, so that each weekend five games can take place. The long-term goal is more recovery for the pros before the European Championship 2020 (including England) – and for future World Championships. So there is more time for sunbathing for Jürgen Klopp!
The former coach of Borussia Dortmund and current head coach at Liverpool recently indulged in palm trees for a few days. After the 5-0 victory in the Champions League at FC Porto Jürgen Klopp flew with his professionals from Liverpool not back to England. Instead, they stayed for a four-day short training camp in Marbella / Spain. This “short holiday” was possible because Liverpool is no longer represented in the FA Cup. The Coach: “The decisive phase of the season is approaching us and I think we will all benefit from these days here under these excellent conditions.” That means probably a FC Liverpool in top form.
Match Day 29 Premier League
Saturday, 03rd March – 13:30h
• ⇒ FC Burnley – FC Everton
Saturday, 03rd March – 16:00h
• ⇒ Leisester City – FC Bournemoth
• ⇒ FC Southampton – Stoke City
• ⇒ Swansea City – West Ham United
• ⇒ Tottenham Hotspur – Huddersfield Town
• ⇒ FC Warford – West Bromwich Albion
• ⇒ FC Liverpool – Newcastle United
Saturday, 03rd March – 14:30h
• ⇒ Brighton & Hove Albion FC – Arsenal London
Sunday, 04th March – 17:00h
• ⇒ Manchester City – Chelsea City
Monday, 05th March – 21:00h
• ⇒ Crystal Palace – Manchster United
More Premier League News and Rumors
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says: Arsenal London is a “bigger” club than Borussia Dortmund: After transferring of the Gabonese to the Gunners for 70 million euros, the star is “completely happy”: “I’m really happy with that because it’s a good club “, Aubameyang told” Sky Sports UK “. “It was the next step for me, it’s a great club,” explains Auba his transfer and makes it clear: “For me, Arsenal is slightly larger than Dortmund and therefore a good step for me and my career.” But he also admitted that the Gunners were the only club that had made a “real offer”. Now let’s see how long the great luck lasts. He also was happy in Dortmund for a long time …
Arsène Wenger soon history in Arsenal London? After two defeats in a row, things are not going well for Arsène Wenger. First, the Gunners lost in the FA Cup and a few days later in the Premier League against Manchester City. This gives the speculation new food and a lot of names are mentioned about a possible successor: Among others, Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann, Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim and Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers. But there are still two Germans who are traded: the coach of the German National Team Joachim Löw and Thomas Tuchel. It seems that Arsène Wenger gets a German successor after more than 20 years at the Gunners. That would be the second German “star coach” who joins the Premier League.
“Creative Tensions” between coach José Mourinho and Pogba
It’s rumored at Old Trafford and the reason is superstar Pogba. No one knows if the French superstar is sick or just does not feel like it. In the Cup victory on Saturday in Huddersfield the 24-year-old did not play – “illness”. At least that’s the official explanation. Others say coach José Mourinho wants to punish his star. When asked about Pogba, Mourinho responded irritably: “I don’t know how long Paul Pogba will fail, and frankly, I don’t care,” he answers when asked when Pogba can play for Manchester United again. On the club website it said only: “It remains to be seen whether the Frenchman for the Champions League match this week will be fit in Seville.”
One thing is certain: Pogba does not feel comfortable with Manchester United anymore. Did he ever feel good? Obviously it bothers him that he has to perform too many defensive tasks. The British newspaper “Telegraph” spoke of “creative tensions” between coach Mourinho and Pogba. The coach described this as “lying”. Already there were rumors about a premature departure in the summer, possibly to Real Madrid. Fact is, the 105 million euros transfer from Juventus Turin has not met the expectations so far and the hype around Pogba has cooled significantly. With two good games in Seville and in the Premier League against champions Chelsea, he could, provided he is fit, the euphoria but certainly reheat.
Match Day 28 Premier League
- ⇒ Leicester City – Stoke City
Saturday, 25th February – 16:00h
- ⇒ West Bromwich Albion – Huddersfield Town
- ⇒ FC Liverpool – West Ham United
- ⇒ FC Burnley – FC Southampton
- ⇒ Brighton & Hove – Swansea City
- ⇒ Bournemouth – Newcastle United
Saturday, 25th February – 18:30h
- ⇒ FC Warford – FC Everton
Sunday, 26th February – 13:00h
- ⇒ Crystal Palace – Tottenham Hotspurs
Sunday, 26th February – 15:05h
- ⇒ Manchster United – FC Chelsea
Sunday, 27th February – 17:30h
- ⇒ Southampton FC – FC Liverpool
Sunday, 11th February – 20:45h
- ⇒ Arsenal London – Manchester City
More Premier League News and Rumors
Arsenal concludes mega-deal with Emirates: The English football top club Arsenal has completed a very lucrative sponsorship deal. On Monday, the German national team player Mesut Özil announced that Emirates had prematurely signed on as a jersey sponsor for another five years until the end of the 2023/24 season. It is said that this is a record deal for Arsenal London. However, numbers have not yet been mentioned. Emirates has been a sponsor of the Gunners for 12 years and holds the naming rights to the stadium until 2021. “Our jersey partnership is the longest in the Premier League and one of the longest in world sports,” said Arsenal boss Ivan Gazidis.
Trouble in West Ham due to doping controls: Premier League club West Ham United have obviously violated the English FA’s doping rules. Over the last twelve months, Londoners have failed to announce the whereabouts of their players several times. Now officials at West Ham have until 27 February to respond to the allegations. West Ham explained so far only that it does not concern the professionals directly. Rather, it is a violation of the team regarding the whereabouts of his players. The announcement should ensure that doping controls can be carried out at any time.
Is Pep Guardiola already champion in the Premier League?
It is already very much in evidence that Is Pep Guardiola has already won the championship in the Premier League with Manchester City. His team has a lead over first-placed Manchester United of 15 points – a very comfortable lead. Even in Champions League there is no big team waiting for Manchester City with FC Basel – that is certainly not a big problem for Pep Guardiola’s star assemble. Who can stop this team this year? In the Premier League probably nobody anymore and in the Champions League? The FC Barcelona, Real Madrid or the strengthened FC Bayern Munich? Do not forget to place your bets with betting providers – Betfair gives these days for £10 deposit £30 for your first bets!
Match Day 23 Premier League
- ⇒ Chelsea FC – Leicester City
- ⇒ Crystal Palace – Burnley FC
- ⇒ Huddersfild Town – West Ham United
- ⇒ Newcastle United – Swansea City
- ⇒ Watford FC – Southampton FC
- ⇒ West Bromwich – Brighton Albion
Saturday, 13th January – 18:30h
- ⇒ Tottenham Hotspurs – Everton FC
Sunday, 14th January – 14:30 h
- ⇒ AFC Bournemouth – Arsenal FC
Sunday, 14th January – 17:00h
- ⇒ Liverpool – Manchester City
Monday, 15th January – 21:00h
- ⇒ Manchester United – Stoke City
FA Cup News
The top match will take place on Sunday at 17: 00h when Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool FC plays against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Liverpool are definitely under a lot of pressure because with a defeat the team is losing touch with the leaders. More lucky is Liverpool FC in the FA Cup!
FA Cup draws: The seven-time winner of the competition meets at the end of January on relegation-threatened league rivals West Bromwich Albion. This resulted in the draw on Monday. Other games include: Record champion Manchester United meanwhile plays against the fourth division side Yeovil Town. The sovereign Premier League leaders Manchester City have to compete in second division Cardiff City or fourth division Mansfield Town.
Transfer News: Danish center-back Andreas Christensen, who was on loan to Borussia Monchengladbach until last summer, has extended his contract with English champions FC Chelsea on a long-term basis. As the Londoners announced on Tuesday, the 21-year-old signed a new contract for four and a half years until 2022.
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January transfer window: All the gossip
December is almost over, which means one thing – the January transfer window is set to open. January 1st 2018, will see the teams in the Premier League battling it out to get hold of top-rated footballers but it also gives them chance to get rod of players who are struggling to do their job. Teams across the Premier League will be counting down the hours now, until they can buy, sell and loan players out once again. The transfer window is a difficult time to make big decisions, but the best players in this business will always find a way to make themselves better and put in better performances. Transfer deadline day is a frantic and fascinating date in the football calendar, so let’s take a peek at what the rumors are, surrounding the teams in the Premier League.
Race is on
Tottenham Hotspur are chasing fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon for £30m, this will see Ryan Sessengnon replace Manchester United target Danny Rose.
Rumour has it, that Iker Casillas is eyeing a transfer to the Premier League in the January transfer window – but which team does he have his eye on? According to our sources, the 36 year old has instructed his agent to move him to the Premier League, having not played for Real Madrid since October. The number 2 goalkeeper is not happy that he’s not been able to have a game for a good few months – and rightly so.
David Luis days at Chelsea seem to be numbered, after he had a clash with Antonio Conte – the Chelsea manager. Chelsea want to see David Luis in January after the clash.
Eric Bailly’s of Manchester United, suffered an injury which will see Manchester United sensation Johnny Evans returning from West Bromwich Albion.
Christian Benteke could be set for a move to Everton, as Sam Allardyce is plotting to snatch him in the January transfer window.
Tug of war!
Arsenal London will certainly be the Premier League team to watch this January, what with Mesut Ozil and Alexs Sanchez entering into the final months of their contracts. It seems the Gunners have a battle on their hands for Thomas Lemar, as Chelsea and Liverpool booth want to seal a deal on him too. but who will he prefer to play for?
Another Arsenal player that is looking to leave the team this transfer window is Jack Wilshere – and it seems like Newcastle are set to sign the midfielder, ahead of the competition West Ham United.
It seems Jose Mourinho is after a 16-year old from Austria, having enquired about RB Salzburg teenager Ulrick Ella. Jose made the enquiry about the talented striker on Sunday 17th December and are hoping to add the teen to their academy.
Liverpool are tirelessly searching for a new centre-back and have enquired about Lazio’s Stefan De Vrij. But, the team are searching for more talent to help them reach the top of the table this transfer window.
Who’s playing and when: Football Fixtures
Christmas has been and gone and we can’t bare to look at another turkey: Football Fixtures! We’ve indulged a little too much this festive season, but football fans can now indulge a little more, with a fabulous line-up of games kicking off. Whether you support the teams at the top of the Premier League table or you are fans of those football teams at the bottom of the Championship table, there are plenty of football matches that you can feast your eyes (or ears) upon.
Tomorrow, Saturday 30th December, there are a handful of games taking place, which are 3pm kick-offs, unless stated. Unfortunately, none of the games listed are televised, but LVBet Sports offer an in-play live streaming service, for ended players.
- ⇒ Bournemouth v Verton
- ⇒ Chelsea v Stoke City
- ⇒ Huddersfield Town v Burnley
- ⇒ Liverpool v Leicester City
- ⇒ Newcastle United v Brighton and Hove Albion
- ⇒ Watford v Swansea city
- ⇒ Manchester United v Southampton – 5.30pm kick off
- ⇒ Sunday 31st DEC offers two matches, live on Sky Sports;
- ⇒ Crystal Palace v Manchester City at 12pm
- ⇒ West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal at 4.30pm on Sky Sports.
The championship has a bigger football picture list for Saturday 30th December, all of which kick off at 3pm, unless otherwise stated;
- ⇒ Barnsley v Reading
- ⇒ Birmingham City v Leeds United
- ⇒ Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday
- ⇒ Burton Albion v Norwich City
- ⇒ Hull City v Fulham
- ⇒ Ipswich town v Derby County
- ⇒ Middlesbrough v Aston Villa
- ⇒ Nottingham Forest v Sunderland
- ⇒ Sheffield United v Bolton Wanderers
- ⇒ Bristol City v Wolverhampton at 5.30pm on Sky Sports
New Year countdown
New Years Eve sees more football matches taking place, the same goes for New Years Day. Let’s start with Premier League fixtures for the 31st of December and 1st of January 2018;
⇒ Crystal Palace v Manchester City at 12pm
⇒ West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal at 4.30pm on Sky Sports
Monday 1st January 2018:
⇒ Brighton and Hove Albion x Bournemouth at 12.30pm on Sky Sports
⇒ Burley v Liverpool at 3pm
⇒ Leicester City v Huddersfield Town at 3pm
⇒ Stoke City v Newcastle United at 3pm
⇒ Everton v Manchester United 5.30pm on Sky Sports
Championship football fixtures for Monday 1st January 2018:
- ⇒ Bolton Wanderers v Hull City at 3pm
- ⇒ Derby County v Sheffield United at 3pm
- ⇒ Leeds United v Nottingham Forest at 3pm:
- ⇒ Live coverage on Sky Sports
- ⇒ Norwich City v Millwall at 3pm
- ⇒ Preston North End v Middlesbrough at 3pm
- ⇒ Queens Park Rangers v Cardiff City at 3pm
- ⇒ Sheffield Wednesday v Burton Albion at 3pm
- ⇒ Sunderland v Barnsley at 3pm
- ⇒ Aston Villa v Bristol City at 5.30pm
Tough and bad as well – bookies and football
It is inevitable that at some point throughout the Premier League season that certain weeks will just be bad for the bookies. The first bad bookie weekend of the 2017/2018 Premier League season kicked off last weekend, with bookies reporting losses across the board. What constitutes a bad week for bookies? When all the bookies’ favourites face considerably lesser opposition and they all win, of course.
Game Week 6 kills the bookies
Game Week 6 took place from September 23-25 (Saturday to Monday), with Saturday seeing the favourites in 7 out of the 8 matches win their matches. Tottenham defeated West Ham 3-2, whilst Everton won 2-1 at home to Bournemouth, and Liverpool scraped a 2-3 victory away at Leicester. Manchester City thrashed Crystal Palace 5-0, Chelsea bagged a 4-0 away win over Stoke, whilst United struggled but ultimately lucked out in a 1-0 away win against Southampton. In fact, only Burnley and Huddersfield ended in a draw.
With a good number of punters slapping down accumulator bets, plenty in the UK bookmaker industry braced for a multi-million pay-out to players. Things got worse on Monday, as Arsenal beat West Brom 2-0, compounding more misery for bookies and joy for players with accumulators.
The next “bad weekend”
Of course, last weekend was no mere blip on the radar. “Bad Weekends” occur at several times throughout the season, although it is largely down to the random fixture lists as to whether you get a flurry of easy to predict matches multiple times per year. With few big clubs scheduled to meet in the immediate future, the UK’s biggest bookies could be set for a few more ups and down before October fades from view.
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