Premier League News, Updates, Discussions - 2020/21 Season Open Thread

Wayne Rooney :star_struck:

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Don’t know whom to say … there are many
For a few I would name

  1. Rooney
  2. Ronaldo
  3. Rio
  4. Beckahm
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Since joining Liverpool for £8M at the start of the 2017-18 season, Andy Robertson has provided more league assists [31] than any other defender in Europe’s top five divisions.

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England to allow limited number of fans back into stadiums starting in December

A new system of coronavirus restrictions will allow supporters in low-risk areas to attend matches for the first time since March.

Supporters in some areas of England will be allowed to return to football stadiums next month under plans announced by the UK Government.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed the government’s latest set of measures designed to limit the spread of Covid-19 on Monday, offering a look at what the plan will be for football supporters going forward.

He confirmed that the four-week national lockdown in England will end on Wednesday December 2 and will be replaced by a new three-tiered system.

The number of supporters allowed into stadiums, if any, will depend on what tier a club’s stadium is placed in.

  • Outdoors stadiums in tier 1 areas - deemed to be medium risk by the Government - will be allowed to hold up to 4,000 socially-distanced fans or half of their maximum capacity, depending on which is fewer.

  • Outdoor stadiums in tier 2 areas - viewed to be high risk - can welcome up to 2,000 spectators or half of their maximum capacity, depending on which is fewer.

  • Indoors stadiums in tiers 1 and 2 will be allowed to host up to 1,000 fans or half of their maximum capacity, depending on which is fewer.

  • But both indoor and outdoors stadiums in tier 3 areas - seen as very high risk - will have to continue to hold events behind closed doors.

The government is expected to announce what tiers each area will be placed in on Thursday.

The first matches with supporters back in stadiums are likely to take place on Wednesday, December 2, with 13 matches scheduled to take place across the EFL.

Outdoor grassroots sport will be allowed to resume in England when the national lockdown ends. This will include golf courses, tennis courts and football clubs - and gyms will also be able to re-open.

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Look at the amount of ground Jota covered to score that header. Great talent! He has great attitude & hunger for goals.

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Pep Guardiola has told Manchester City to sign Jack Grealish, who would cost at least £100m, according to The Independent :money_mouth_face:

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Only Kevin De Bruyne has provided more Premier League assists (41) than Andy Robertson (31) since he made his Liverpool debut.

He’s a left-back :exploding_head:

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BREAKING: Real Madrid midfielder Isco has informed the club that he wants to leave in January. Isco reportedly told Florentino Perez that he wants to sign for a Premier League club in this upcoming transfer window. :eyes:

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:three::five: games
:three::four: goals and assists

Bruno Fernandes has been at the heart of everything at Manchester United since his debut :fire:

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:white_check_mark: Already qualified for the UCL knockouts
:white_check_mark: Ten games unbeaten
:white_check_mark: Top scorers in the Premier League
:white_check_mark:Conceeded only 1 goal in 4 matches
:white_check_mark:The highest goal scoring team in their champions league group

Chelsea Football Club are on fire :fire:

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Marcus Rashford will receive a special award at BBC Sports Personality show in December.

It was unanimously agreed that Rashford’s achievements off the pitch should be commended with a special award, as the main criteria is based around sporting achievements.

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The Agent of David Alaba, Pini Zahavi, plans to start talks in January with Chelsea about a transfer of his client.
Source: CF Bayern

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Kevin De Bruyne has been directly involved in 39 goals in 43 Premier League games since the start of last season

:stadium: 43 Games
:soccer: 14 Goals
:a: 25 Assists

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Fulham shocks Leicester City as they grab their first away Win of the season.

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VAR in the middle of another controversy! VAR has once again caused controversy in the Premier League, after Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins was denied a legitimate-looking last minute equalizer against West Ham.

With the Hammers leading 2-1 going into injury time, Watkins seemed to equalize the 91st minute. It looked for all the world like they had snatched a late draw.

However, there was a twist in the tail. Watkins’ late finish was not the end of the drama at the London Stadium.As Watkins was taking the ball back to the center circle for the restart, the game was halted by VAR putting the goal under review. All thought Watkins was legit, But VAR off sided him by an armpit!

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Teams with the best aerial duel success rate in the league:

:1st_place_medal: Chelsea [59.6%]
:2nd_place_medal: Everton [59.4%]
:3rd_place_medal: Man City [58.8%]

And Kurt Zouma is leading the charts with an aerial duel success rate of [85.1%] :muscle:

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The FA will ask Edinson Cavani why he used a word with racial connotations on his Instagram before deciding whether to charge him with misconduct. If deemed discriminatory or racist language, they have the power to ban him for a minimum of three matches. [Times]

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Bruno Fernandes has completed more through balls than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues this season:

  • 6 attempted
  • 5 successful
  • 4 chances created
  • 2 assists

Most through balls attempted in Europe’s top five leagues this season:

  • Messi (7)
  • Salah (7)
  • Fernandes (6)
  • Gerard Moreno (6)

Most through balls completed:

  • Fernandes (5)
  • Matheus Pereira (4)
  • Iago Aspas (4)

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There were rumours of Chelsea being interested in Alaba after the player withdrawn the request of contract extension with Bayern. But media reports now suggest that Chelsea are not interested in David Alaba, and David Alaba is not interested in Chelsea.

It is believed that Chelsea are very happy with their defense around Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell and Alaba doesn’t seem to be a transfer target for the Blues either in January or in the summer of 2021.

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MU striker Edinson Cavani is facing a three-match ban despite apologizing for using a term with racial connotations on Instagram. He used a term usually used affectionately between friends but has racial connotations. He has since apologized but FA is still going to give him a chance to explain why he used the term, they will decide after his response. But, He may face a 3 match ban.

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