NM: Results for sure. Performances probably, as their defending depth is much improved. Consider this: City scored 79 of its 102 goals from open play. Only one team (Liverpool) scored more than 79 goals period. They had the ball 3 percent more than any other team (Liverpool) and passed nearly 4 percent better than anyone (Chelsea). They put 7 shots on target per game (Liverpool 6.1). All of those numbers are within percentage points of their 100-point season. … [Read more...] about PST’s 2020-21 Premier League season preview roundtable
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Marcelo Bielsa on Leeds moving up, facing Liverpool: “Liverpool are a just champion with a consistent style of play. Without a doubt one of the best teams in the world. They have a defined system with very good players. It’s the best league in the world and it requires you to be at the highest level. We prepared for this, but we need to show it on the pitch. They (Leeds’ players) have been forming a group for some time and they have maintained the players they feel can play at a higher level.” … [Read more...] about Liverpool – Leeds: How to watch, start time, team news, prediction, odds
The attacking midfielder had a remarkable World Cup in 2014, where he was awarded the golden boot for scoring 6 goals. His performances were rewarded with a dream move to the Santiago Bernabeu from AS Monaco for a transfer fee of £63 Million, which made him one of the most expensive players at that time. … [Read more...] about English Premier League side Everton sign Columbian midfielder James Rodriguez from Real Madrid on two-year deal
“All parties agreed that the top priority must remain public health and that it currently would not be possible to organise an event of such size with guests in Athens, as it would violate public health restrictions and constraints regarding indoor events,” said a UEFA statement. … [Read more...] about UEFA moves Champions League draw from Athens over health concerns
Whether that was grumbles about tight VAR calls, Silva's punishment by the FA for posting a racially offensive cartoon on social media or the club's court case with UEFA rumbling away in the background, it demonstrated how everything must run with perfect smoothness to achieve the levels City did in amassing 198 points over their back-to-back title-winning campaigns, along with showing that any slight drop off will be magnified when challenged to meet near perfection. … [Read more...] about Premier League 2020-21: Can Man City win the title back as Guardiola enters unknown territory?