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Chelsea FC and Manchester United’s hopes of signing Ben Chilwell have been boosted. Leicester failed to qualify for the Champions League, according to a report. Champions League fans can book Champions League Final Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
Chelsea FC and Manchester United have been handed a possible boost in the race to sign Ben Chilwell. Leicester City failed to qualify for the Champions League, according to a report in England. The Sun, as quoted by the Daily Mail, is reporting that Leicester could struggle to convince the 23-year-old.
Leicester City Purposal:
Leicester asks Ben Chilwell to remain at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes finished in the fifth spot in the Premier League table. The same article states that Chilwell wants to play in the Champions League next season. He wants to underline his credentials for the starting spot at left-back in the England team.
Chilwell wants to play for England ahead of next summer’s Euro 2020 championship. According to the same story, Chelsea FC and Manchester United would pay the Leicester defender more than his current wages at the King Power Stadium if Chilwell moves to Stamford Bridge or Old Trafford this summer.
Having said that, the Sun also reports that Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is confident that the Foxes can retain the services of Chilwell for another season. Chilwell scored three times and made three assists in 27 games in the Premier League this season to help Leicester finish in the fifth spot in the table.
The England full-back netted four times in 123 games in all competitions over the past four seasons. Chilwell broke into the Leicester team in 2016. Leicester lost 2-0 to Manchester United in their final Premier League game of the 2019-20 season. Goals scored by Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard.
The Foxes finished four points adrift of Chelsea FC and Manchester United n the race to secure a top-four spot. Chilwell has established himself in the England team under Gareth Southgate. The full-back made 11 appearances in the past two years for the Three Lions.
He’s only just getting started. The thing that’s so very easy to forget about Mason Mount is that this is only his very first Chelsea season, his very first Premier League season. Champions League fans can book Champions League Final Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
And while he’s always had a mature head on his shoulders, he is still only just 21 and will be 21 for another six months, including for the first half of next season (on the Internet, it never hurts to explain how age works). Basically, barring something truly tragic, he’s only going to get better from here.
“He’ll get better because he is so young and sometimes when a player comes in and plays in their breakthrough year and stays consistently in the team, people maybe think they are older than they are.”
“His all-round game for the season has been brilliant, his work ethic and how he handles himself daily in training is brilliant, and he will get a lot better. He has contributed a huge amount and that is just a start for Mason at Chelsea.”
-Frank Lampard; source: Chelsea FC
Lampard’s Chelsea is already quite dependent on him to execute the coach’s vision to its full potential.That’s likely to only increase even with players like Hakim Ziyech and (probably) Kai Havertz coming in. It’s not that Mount is Lampard’s favorite son; it’s more than Mount is a perfect fit for Lampard’s style of football. And may that long continue, by the way.
Of course, when you’re 21, you’re not going to be a consistently excellent footballer just yet. Those are things that come with age and experience. Fortunately, Mount’s acquiring the latter at a rapid pace, leading Chelsea in the number of appearances (third in minutes behind Azpilicueta and Arrizabalaga) and looking to learn from every moment.
The place where personally wants to improve the most is in European games, which, thanks in large part to his contributions, will be of the Champions League variety once again next season. All I wanted was to finish off the season in the top four and get into the Champions League. That is massive for the club.
That was all our focus. All our focus before the game, everybody needed to step up and deliver.
“We want to be playing Champions League football. You play against brilliant teams. We want to get as far as we did this season and then go on further.”
If I look back at performances in the Champions League I know I can do better. This is a learning season for me. I had never played it before this season, I had only watched it on TV.
“This year I’ve been lucky enough to play in it and have learned so much. The games are so much quicker than normal matches. There’s the build-up, the lights, it all goes so quick. I can go into next season knowing I played a few games now.”
Chelsea is of course not officially out of this season’s competition yet either, though overcoming a 3-0 deficit against Bayern Munich in the Round of 16-second leg in a couple of weeks is unlikely to happen, to say the least. You never know, obviously, and that’s why you play the games, but the focus is definitely on the bigger picture, on the constant improvement.
“Chelsea belongs in the Champions League. As players, we want to keep pushing and go further. I know we are not out yet but it’s a tough ask at Bayern. They are a brilliant team, we want to win it but focusing on next season to keep improving.”
Leicester City may be the underdogs for a top-four finish going into Sunday’s final round of Premier League fixtures but there are plenty of causes for optimism. Champions League fans can book Champions League Final Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
Look at the injury list, look at the squad lists, look at the form table, look at the actual table, and everything points towards a Manchester United win this weekend that would see Leicester City’s 11-month pursuit of Champions League football ended on the final day.
There will be a section of City fans taking a pessimistic view of Sunday’s showdown and already searching for potential Europa League opponents. But there are a handful of reasons to be optimistic.
The city may have a fitness edge:
It’s been a grueling six weeks for Premier League players, who have followed three months off with a game every three or four days. But City players this week were handed the slight relief of a few days off with Brendan Rodgers’ side afforded a week-long break between matches.
Because of their FA Cup involvement, United have not had such a luxury and have had half the time to prepare for the game following their clash with West Ham on Wednesday. Rodgers doesn’t know if the quick turnaround will affect United, but he certainly knows his side are fresher than they were last weekend.
He said “It’s not something that we wanted to talk about in the aftermath of the Tottenham match but I felt we were tired and leggy after the game. I am happy we have been able to recover well, put a plan in place, and then be fresh as we can for the game. How it affects the other team I don’t know. But for us, the week gives us every opportunity.”
Home advantage retained:
More than any other game, this is the one that City would have wanted 30,000 fans there cheering them on. Despite the absence of supporters, home advantage does still exist in the Premier League, post-restart stats have shown.
And City’s record at the King Power Stadium is good. They’ve only lost one of their last six home league matches – to Manchester City – and have kept clean sheets in their last four on home turf.
Is United’s form that good?
Much has been made of United’s form and their 13-match unbeaten run in the Premier League. While any streak that reaches double figures is impressive, it perhaps does not stand up as quite so brilliant when examined more closely. Since the restart, United have won five and drawn three of their Premier League games.
And while they defeated Sheffield United – one of the teams’ City also downed – all of their other victories have come against sides in the bottom six. They failed to get the better of Spurs, Southampton, and then West Ham on Wednesday, where they underwhelmed. That should give City hope.
Wolves can provide a lifeline:
The city can also sneak into the top four with a draw but for that to happen, they need Chelsea to lose. Thankfully, Frank Lampard’s side is playing a team with something to fight for. Wolves, who have so often been the menace of big clubs this season, need a win to ensure they finish above Spurs and guarantee Europa League qualification.
If they can do that, and City hold firm at the King Power, Champions League football will be secured.
The real Leicester are still there:
The above reasons skirt over that City are still a pretty decent team. It’s been easy to forget during their gradual slip down the table, but only a week-and-a-half ago, this injury-hit side dominated and secured a comfortable victory against an in-form, organised Sheffield United.
Recent evidence of how well this team can play should bring confidence to fans, players, and staff alike.
Frank Lampard has admitted that Chelsea’s push for Champions League qualification will “be tough” but insisted it will not come down to a test of nerve.
Chelsea moved four-points clear or Leicester City on Tuesday night with a narrow victory over Norwich City, to strengthen their hold over third-place, but face champions Liverpool and high-flying Wolves in two of their remaining three matches.
Olivier Giroud wasted a hat-trick of chances before heading home Christian Pulisic’s teasing cross as Chelsea saw off already-relegated Norwich 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
Lampard has rejected the idea that Chelsea’s Champions League qualification will now rest on bravery, however, challenging his players to keep clear heads instead.
Inquired as to whether fixing a best four completion presently comes down to bottle, Lampard answered: “No. I keep talking about mentality, but I don’t like the word bottle too much.
We have two games now against only two great adversaries, so we’ve quite recently got the chance to concentrate on those games individually. We must get ready appropriately and show the correct demeanor, and I figure we did that today around evening time.
“So rather than talk about the bottle I want to talk about focus and attitude, and hopefully we have enough to get through but it’s going to be tough.”
Chelsea was quickly reprieved for Saturday’s humbling 3-0 loss at Sheffield United courtesy of Leicester losing 4-1 at Bournemouth and Manchester United drawing 2-2 with Southampton.
While the Blues were happy to take the let-off, boss Lampard insisted he had not even spoken to his players about the results elsewhere ahead of Tuesday’s west London clash with the Canaries.
“I didn’t speak to them about it today because I think I have mentioned other games around us,” said Lampard.
We as a whole observed the games however I don’t think I needed to express that to them today. We know that the team around you has a moment like that then you have to capitalize. We failed to do that at other times this season.
All I needed to do was ensure we carried out our responsibility this evening. I felt this evening was about us. We were against a group who has quite recently been consigned. With all regard, here at home if we complete our position at home we get three focuses and we did that.
I was charmed with Christian Pulisic’s development to run behind on the little plot for the objective since that is the thing that we weren’t doing what’s needed in the beginning phases in the game.
“Ollie Giroud will always be alive to those in the box. If you’re playing Olivier Giroud you want to get balls into the box, you need to play to his strengths, and he gets a really good goal.”
Norwich was unable to generate any clear-cut chances, but manager Daniel Farke still hailed the commitment of his Canaries, who had seen their relegation confirmed with a 4-0 thumping by West Ham.
“I have to say I am pretty pleased with the reaction of my lads,” said Farke.
We needed to manage the failure against Chelsea’s have to dominate this match.
“And I think we were unbelievably competitive, really compact, and not that far away from winning a point.”
Rule changes could influence Chelsea when Champions League resumes one month from now. Various guideline changes have been reported by UEFA this evening. UEFA has announced several rule changes ahead of the Champions League returning next month.
The administering body a month ago reported that the 2019/20 Champions League will finish up with a ‘last eight’ scaled-down competition in Lisbon in August. Champions League fans can book Champions League Final Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
The quarter- and semi-finals will be reduced to one leg from the standard two-leg format, with the games commencing on 12 August and the final taking place on 23 August. Fans will not be allowed to attend the games under current conditions.
Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin admitted that “things change rapidly,” in a briefing last month. And now UEFA has confirmed that unplayed round-of-16 second legs will be held either at the club’s home ground or a venue assigned by them.
Sides can also register a maximum of three new ‘List A’ players, but each squad is still limited to 25 List A players, and players must have been already registered an also, qualified to play for the club at a residential level since 3 February.
And similar to the Premier League, teams will be able to make five substitutions a game but will only be allowed to make these changes at three points in the game.
These three events do exclude changes at half-time, between the finish of ordinary playing time and extra-time, and at half-time during additional time. One additional substitution may also be allowed during extra-time. A total of 23 players will be allowed on a teamsheet for games instead of 18, something usually only permitted for the final.
Both Chelsea and Manchester City are still alive and kicking in this season’s competition and have the second-leg of their respective last-16 ties against Bayern Munich and Real Madrid still to play.
The weight is building and the stakes are ascending in the fight for Champions League capability. Here, we look at the teams vying for the top four, their restart fortunes so far, and their remaining fixture. Champions League fans can book Champions League Final Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
Victories for Leicester City, Chelsea, and Manchester United on match week 33 mean just three points currently separate that trio of teams, with Wolverhampton Wanderers a further three points back in sixth. With two meetings of top-half sides scheduled for this midweek slate of fixtures.
Those in the third to sixth all playing away, another intriguing round of matches awaits. After back-to-back victories over Aston Villa and Manchester City, before a surprise defeat away at West Ham, Frank Lampard’s Chelsea returned to winning ways on Saturday night against Watford.
It was a much-needed return to form given the Blues started the game outside the top four for the first time since October following United’s thumping win over Bournemouth earlier in the day. Leicester also won on Saturday, their first victory since the restart.
Wolves dropped points in defeat to Arsenal, leaving them five adrift of fourth place. As the top six have squeezed together slightly in recent games, the other contenders have fallen away somewhat. Arsenal is now the closest challenger outside the top six, though the Gunners have an eight-point deficit to make up on the fourth place.
Tottenham, Sheffield United (both one point behind) and Burnley (three points behind) are further behind Mikel Arteta’s side, with just 15 points up for grabs in the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign. There is also the added uncertainty over City’s contested ban from European competition for two seasons due to alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations.
A decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on City’s appeal is expected next week, which could mean finishing fifth in the league this season is enough. For now, the contenders must assume that only a top-four finish guarantees Champions League football next season.
Plenty still to play for, then, and the stakes couldn’t be higher!
Encounters between teams in the top half of the table will likely play a significant part in deciding the final standings. Chelsea now has three such meetings in their final five games, including trips to Anfield and Bramall Lane, as well as a home match against Wolves.
The latter is scheduled for what could be a decisive final day of the season, on which Man United go to Leicester. Manchester United have the fewest of these clashes (one), while Leicester has the most with four.
Remaining head-to-head fixtures between top-half sides:
Leicester – Arsenal (a), Sheffield United (h), Tottenham (a), Man United (h)
Chelsea – Sheffield United (a), Liverpool (a), Wolves (h)
Man United – Leicester (a)
Wolves – Sheffield United (a), Burnley (a), Chelsea (a)
Arsenal – Leicester (h), Tottenham (a), Liverpool (h)
Tottenham – Arsenal (h), Leicester (h)
Sheffield United – Wolves (h), Chelsea (h), Leicester (a)
Burnley – Liverpool (a), Wolves (h)
In the FA Cup, all four semi-finalists are currently positioned in the top seven of the Premier League (Man City, Chelsea, Man United, and Arsenal) and, of course, two of those will advance to the final on Saturday 1 August.
The semi-finals have been scheduled for the weekend of 18/19 July, with league fixtures originally scheduled for then pushed back a few days to the following midweek. Chelsea was due to travel to Liverpool on that date but will now take on United at Wembley, with our trip to Merseyside rearranged.
Three of the top-four contenders remain in European competition – Chelsea in the Champions League plus Man United and Wolves in the Europa League. Remaining fixtures in these competitions have been penciled in to be played in August at the end of the domestic campaign.
The victors of the two rivalries are ensured a Champions League place next season.
While Chelsea has sat in fourth since mid-October, there have been a lot of fluctuating directions among different competitors through the span of the period, as the diagram beneath represents. Select and deselect teams on the right-hand side to view their standings across the course of the season.
The final straight:
The remaining fixtures for each of the eight teams are listed below, along with their current position in the table, points tally, and goal difference. Check out the hurdles ahead for each of the contenders, analyze the permutations, and vote in our poll for which teams you think will finish in the top four.
Currently 3rd – Leicester City – 58 points – GD +32
Currently 4th – Chelsea – 57 points – GD +16
Currently 5th – Man United – 55 points – GD +23
Currently 6th – Wolves – 52 points – GD +9
Currently 7th – Arsenal – 49 points – GD +8
Currently 8th – Tottenham – 48 points – GD +8
Currently 9th – Sheffield United – 48 points – GD +1
With Leicester and Chelsea both losings, the race for European spots is warming up in the Premier League. Leicester once looked sure of coming back to the Champions League, yet is presently winless in four games after a 2-1 misfortune to Everton on Wednesday.
Just Chelsea’s 3-2 misfortune at West Ham kept Leicester in the third spot — in front of Frank Lampard’s side by one. Manchester United and Wolverhampton are just two focuses behind Chelsea with six games surviving from a season. Champions League fans can book Champions League Final Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
That continued fourteen days prior after the three-month pandemic-implemented break. Indeed, even north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham will have recharged. If fainter any desires for coming back to Europe’s world-class rivalry.
In the wake of beating last-place Norwich 4-0, Arsenal moved inside six purposes of United in the fifth spot. This will make sure about a Champions League spot if Manchester City’s two-season European boycott is maintained. Tottenham could move inside four purposes of United with a triumph at Sheffield United on Thursday.
The game that finishes the 32nd round on Thursday is Liverpool going to Manchester City for its first game since ousting Pep Guardiola’s side as champions.
Four years after its stun race to the title, Leicester had been getting a charge out of another champion league season. Until January in any event. At the point when the Foxes beat Newcastle on New Year’s Day, they were 15 focuses away from the 6th spot. Presently they are just three before Wolverhampton.
Leicester has just won two of its 11 alliance games since Jan. 1, with five misfortunes. The most recent came after Richarlison struck 10 minutes in and Gylfi Sigurdsson multiplied Everton’s lead six minutes after the fact with a punishment. Kelechi Iheanacho’s second half-objective couldn’t start a Leicester recuperation.
How we have performed for the best piece of this season has got us into a solid position, Leicester chief Brendan Rodgers said. Our structure hasn’t been the best for a period now however we despite everything have it in our grasp to accomplish what might be a fantasy for us, getting into the best four. Yet, we can get that if the exhibition is correct.
West Ham Boost:
West Ham pivoted a night of dissatisfaction against Chelsea to seal a triumph that moved the side three focuses away from the transfer zone. Tomas Soucek was denied an opener for offside after a long VAR audit. Be that as it may, his objective from another corner stood in first-half stoppage time to offset a punishment changed over by Willian after Christian Pulisic was stumbled.
Michail Antonio put the hosts in front toward the beginning of the subsequent half and Willian looked like recouping a point for Chelsea when he got for a second time in the 72nd moment. In any case, Andriy Yarmolenko finished a counterattack to end a run of three progressive misfortunes since before the season was suspended. It finished Chelsea’s three-coordinate winning altercation the association.
“We had a chance to move third, Chelsea director Frank Lampard. On the off chance that there are minutes when you switch off, you will support groups on. It’s been there. I’m mindful of it. The players at that point need to show that additional attitude, that additional piece.”
Arms stockpile forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was talented two objectives by Norwich to end a four-game run without scoring. The commander additionally set up Granit Xhaka’s first objective of the battle and Cedric Soares snatched Arsenal’s fourth on his physical issue postponed debut from the seat.
With 50 Premier League objectives in 79 appearances, Aubameyang is the quickest Arsenal player to arrive at 50 years. Presently, the supervisor, Mikel Arteta trusts he will sign another agreement past next season. A player that can score the same number of objectives.
He has done in that short space of time discloses to you everything about the significance, he has for us, Arteta said.
Bournemouth botched an opportunity to move out of the assignment zone after a 4-1 misfortune to Newcastle stretched out the winless rush to seven games. A club-record nineteenth misfortune in a top-division season was perpetrated by objectives from Dwight Gayle and Sean Longstaff in the principal half
Substitutes Miguel Almiron and Valentino Lazaro after the break. Bournemouth stays a point from security in close to-last place.
Timo Werner said he needed to “hurt one side” after quitting RB Leipzig’s UEFA Champions League Final to join a new club, Chelsea. Werner is set to interface up with Premier League mammoths Chelsea on Wednesday following his detailed €53 million ($87m) move from German outfit RB Leipzig.
The Germany global forward played his keep going counterpart for Leipzig on Saturday – netting support in a 2-1 Bundesliga triumph over Augsburg to turn into the club’s unequaled driving scorer. Champions League fans can book Champions League Final Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
Additionally, Werner uncovered his decision to abandon Leipzig’s 2019-20 coronavirus-hit Champions League Final, with Julian Nagelsmann’s men adequately through to the quarter-finals going before the COVID-19 crisis in the wake of encouraging past Tottenham.
It harms me that I can’t assist [RB Leipzig] to play in the Champions League, Werner told Sportbuzzer. Be that as it may, I’m a Chelsea FC player from July first and I’m being paid by Chelsea from that point on.
All gatherings – Chelsea, RB, and my side – ought to and must settle this. I attempted to keep out of the Champions League issue as much as possible since I would need to hurt one side. That is the reason my operator at long last concurred it with the clubs.
Werner scored four objectives in eight matches to assist Leipzig with advancing to the last eight of the Champions League, which is set to be situated in Lisbon for one-coordinate knockout installations. The 24-year-old completed the Bundesliga crusade with 28 objectives in 34 appearances this term.
I am perpetually associated with Leipzig and RB, will sit before the TV during the quarter-finals and keep my fingers crossed – possibly I can even be nearby in Lisbon,” Werner said.
Toni Kroos uncovers he got so alcoholic he needed to call ‘a crisis specialist’ after Bayern Munich were beaten by Chelsea in the Champions League last in 2012 as his sibling concedes: ‘We were drinking out of disappointment.
Toni Kroos hit the tequila so hard after Bayern Munich’s stun annihilation to Chelsea in the 2012 Champions League last that he called a crisis specialist. Champions League fans can book Champions League Final Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
The Bundesliga side was paralyzed in their back yard as Didier Drogba unemotionally opened the choosing spot-kick past Manuel Neuer at the Allianz Arena that May. As Drogba wheeled away, Petr Cech pursued him and Frank Lampard fell to the floor.
Kroos was left in stun after the staggering top picks discarded a 1-0 lead in extra-time – an inclination that continued late into the night for the German. The Champions League last against Chelsea in 2012, that was us drinking out of dissatisfaction.
We were near requiring a crisis specialist,’ Kroos’ sibling, Felix, told the Einfach mal Luppen web recording. Presently at Real Madrid, the midfielder reacted: ‘It was anything but something to be thankful for however in any event there was an explanation behind it.
I recollect that Jessi (Kroos’ better half) stated: “We can’t call a specialist now. Suppose it came out that I called a crisis specialist for having a lot to drink!”
‘There was no other method (to facilitate the agony of annihilation). At long last, I needed to call the crisis specialist myself since I figured: “It can’t be permitted to deteriorate then this.”
‘It was my flaw that I wasn’t feeling admirably the following day. That was the point I stated: “It (drinking liquor) doesn’t do any great.” I was unable to take a gander at tequila that night and that is the reason I surrendered it. It didn’t do any harm and I don’t miss it.
While Kroos pitilessly remained uninvolved nursing an adductor injury Bayern bounced back in 2013, raging to the Wembley peak and beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the primary all-German last.
The midfielder, presently 30-years of age, at long last got his European last greatness in the wake of making his £22m move to Real Madrid in 2014, without a moment to spare for the Spanish side’s run of three successive triumphs between 2015/16 and 2017/18.
Chelsea is in a tight battle with Manchester United to qualify for the Champions League for next season. Chelsea’s win over Manchester City on Thursday night was a good result for the Blues. They should still be looking over their shoulders at Manchester United because the Red Devils have an easier run-in.
That’s the opinion of Shaka Hislop, who believes Chelsea shouldn’t be as comfortable as they are in the race for the Champions League places. Champions League fans can book Champions League Final Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
Chelsea’s 2-1 win over City on Thursday night secured Liverpool as Premier League champions. But the win was significant for Blues fans as well, as it pushed them further ahead of United in the race for the top-four.
Frank Lampard’s side currently occupies the fourth spot in the table, five points ahead of the Red Devils. They are still one point behind Leicester City, so there’s a chance they will finish in the third spot when the season concludes.
But Hislop believes they should still be worried about United leapfrogging them and securing Champions League football ahead of them. The Red Devils have a slightly easier run-in from now until the end of the season and will play three teams in the bottom four.
They face off against Brighton, who are 15th, before facing Bournemouth, Aston Villa, Southampton, Crystal Palace, and West Ham. Their only game against a top-half team will come on the final day against Leicester City, whereas Chelsea has a tougher fixture list ahead of them.
The Blues still have to play Sheffield United, Wolves, and the newly-crowned champions. Wolves and the Blades are still in the running for European qualification and will face stiff competition to Lampard’s side.
And speaking on ESPN FC, Hislop predicted that the race for the top four will go down to the wire and that Chelsea’s situation isn’t as rosy as it seems.
He stated I think Chelsea is sitting a tad anxiously. No doubt, I state that under 24 hours after they beat Manchester City. Joined have the simpler disagreement, so on a par with an outcome as that was for Chelsea, it’s far from [being] completed most definitely. That is as yet my expectation.
“We’ll see what occurs with UEFA and City and whether it’s down to the fifth spot.”But right now, let’s go top four, and I don’t think Chelsea are as comfortable as they think they are.”