The Premier League has traditionally been known for not having any kind of winter break at all and this year will not be any different as clubs in the top tier England league are going to be competing against each other during the time when the majority of other leagues are going to be taking a break.
Liverpool’s JurgenKlopp is not happy about the agenda that his team has in December as they will be competing on New Year’s Eve on December 31st against Manchester City and then only 2 days later, another league match is scheduled to take place against Sunderland.
‘’Now I have seen the fixtures and I am not too happy. We have less than 48 hours between our game against Man City on December 31 and playing in Sunderland on the 2nd.Forty-eight hours is an interesting idea but less than 48 hours I cannot believe’’
‘’I would never say Boxing Day is not a good idea as I love it and I have absolutely no problem but now having a match day with two days between there should be another possibility. I don’t know why we play Monday. Is January 2 a special day in England? Forty-eight hours between two games, how does this work? And then you will sit there and say: ‘You didn’t perform too well, how did this happen?’ or ‘Injuries. Oh? ’’JurgenKlopp said as he expressed his disgust in having to compete in such a short lapse of time and especially in a festive period.
La Liga and Serie A are a few of the other top European leagues and both of them will have a 2 week long rest where none of the clubs that are competing in those leagues do not have any scheduled matches starting from December 24 until January 7 but clubs on the Premier League on the other hand do have to compete in that period of time.
Louis Van Gaal believes that the main reason behind Manchester United performing much better this season is that there is more balance in the squad now.
The Red Devils have won 5 out of their 7 games in the Premier League 2015-16.
They topped the table last weekend when they defeated the Black Cats at home.
Speaking post that win, Van Gaal said, “This is a good bunch of players. But, wins are never guaranteed. We might lose somewhere down the line. Luck plays its part as well. But, one thing is for sure is that we have got more balance in the squad this time around and thus, we should be having more positive results.”
“Improvement is something that we should always look for. We have to keep getting better and better with each passing week.”
“As far as I am concerned, rotating the players is much easier for me. If you had observed the previous season, I didn’t opt for much rotation as the balance was not there. So, I would say I am more comfortable now. But, you can only do so much as manager. It’s the players who hold the key. If the structure that is there in place is acceptable to everyone or not, that is very important. At the moment, I am doing my job and the players are doing their job fantastically well too.” Continue reading Louis Van Gaal happy with Squad
Chelsea’s swift transfer business, conducted early in the summer window, coupled with their perfect start to the new campaign, has given the impression of a settled club ready to regain their Premier League crown this season.
While Manchester United and Arsenal raced around on transfer deadline day looking for strikers to complete their squads, Chelsea were concentrating on trimming theirs, sending out some promising youngsters and first-team fringe players on loan.
The Blues have received a bit of criticism for allowing some talented youngsters to leave temporarily but, overall, it is safe to say that this transfer window will be viewed as a success at Stamford Bridge. Continue reading Robust Chelsea best-placed to deliver title
Alan Pardew has failed to dismiss Chelsea’s chances of winning the title ahead of the meeting with the blues at Stamford Bridge. Newcastle will be making the visit to London where they have enjoyed a good record in recent years. Their most recent win came in 2012, while Alan Pardew’s men will also be looking to complete the double this campaign.
Newcastle beat Chelsea 2-0 earlier in the campaign, but the omens are not looking good this time around. Newcastle have been on a very poor run of form, which has seen them get only one victory in the last six matches. Continue reading CHELSEA MIGHT WIN