Eden Hazard Is Currently the Best Player in the Premier League

You can easily compare Eden Hazard’s performance to that of Pele and Diego Maradona after his incredible match-winning goal against Liverpool. The Belgian football star came off the bench and managed to score a phenomenal solo goal only 5 minutes from full-time to make it a 2-1 final score against Liverpool. This occurred after the header from Emerson cancelled out the opening goal from Daniel Sturridge.

Jamie Carragher on Eden Hazard


Jamie Carragher, the former Liverpool defender in the Premier League, was full of praise for the composure and strength displayed by Hazard as he managed to beat several defenders before he presented a beautiful shot past the Liverpool goalkeeper, stating that it’s reminiscent of the greatest football players in the world.

“All the best football players have the power. Think of Gianfranco Zola, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, and you can even go as far back as Pele and Diego Maradona. These players can’t be bullied when it comes to football. You continuously think how on earth are you going to stop them?”

“You won’t be able to knock them away from the ball, and each of these players have the strength and power in the backside and in their legs. The same can be said for Eden Hazard. When you look at the Liverpool goal, you could clearly see that he wasn’t in the best position to receive it, but he still managed to score a tremendous goal from it.”

Hazard is a superstar, there’s no denying it. In the previous domestic cup match, Hazard played in the FA Cup final where he won a penalty and managed to score from it. He won this Premier League match as well.”

Eden Hazard’s Current Contract

Eden Hazard hinted that he wanted to be transferred to Real Madrid over the summer, but the transfer failed to materialize even though the club sold Christiano Ronaldo. Jamie Carragher is suspecting that the Chelsea forward, who currently has less than two years left on his contract, will be the centre of attention in the coming months. “When January rolls around or when we get to the end of the Premier League season, there’s certainly going to be questions asked when Hazard is left with a year on his contract.”

Although Eden Hazard is quite happy with Chelsea at the moment, it won’t stop Barcelona or Real Madrid from getting their hands on him when they want him in their club. It’s extremely difficult to hold onto your star players when another club is on the hunt, especially when you consider that its every player’s dream to play for Barcelona or Real Madrid. Liverpool had Luis Suarez and Xabi Alonso, and Manchester United had Christiano Ronaldo. So if Eden Hazard gets his way and Real Madrid makes him an offer, there’s no denying that Chelsea will be in serious trouble when summer rolls around. He is undoubtedly the best player in the Premier League at the moment and only time will tell where he’ll end up.

Has Tottenham Hotspur’s Hit A Ceiling?

Tottenham Hotspur suffered a surprising 2-1 defeat against Inter Milan in the Champions League earlier this week. This defeat means that Mauricio Pochettino, the highly-regarded Spurs manager, lost three consecutive matches for the very first time at the club.

It looks like the pressure is getting to the highly-rated manager at Hotspur. The former manager of Southampton gave a post-match outburst after journalists started asking questions regarding the omission of Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier from the team to play against Inter Milan. In all fairness, it did seem rather strange to leave both these football stars out of the team.

Lack of Strength at the north London Club

There’s no denying that Pochettino did a marvellous job at transforming Tottenham Hotspur into a sensational football squad that manages to finish in the top 4 positions in the Premier League on a regular basis. However, there’s only so much you can do with great man-management and coaching. Tottenham should have taken the time to strengthen the team over the summer. They have a great team of players, but newcomers give everybody a lift at the club. This usually leads to players improving their game that are already at the club which in turn produces better results. Unfortunately, the players at Tottenham Hotspur seem rather stale this season and doesn’t look like they are up to the task.

Stuck in an Awkward Position

The Hotspurs are currently in an awkward position as a squad. They manage to rank in the top 4 when it comes to the Premier League but aren’t able to make a significant impact when it comes to the Champions League. The match against Inter Milan should have been an easy victory, but Inter Milan somehow scored two goals with 5 minutes remaining, which resulted in the Hotspurs losing the match.

Inter Milan is a great team, but they are not considered one of the elite teams. When it comes to quality, Inter Milan is essentially the Tottenham’s of Serie A, but with less finishes in the top 4 of late.

Chances of Hotspurs Making It To The Knockout Stages

Group B was always going to be a daunting task in the Champions League for Tottenham Hotspur as they were matched up alongside Inter Milan and Barcelona. Even PSV Eindhoven, which is the other team in Group B, can’t be seen as pushovers in this tournament. The defeat by the hands of Inter Milan earlier this week places the odds at 10/11 for Tottenham Hotspur to reach the knockout stages. In fact, Tottenham Hotspur is now behind Inter Milan to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages.

There’s no denying that Tottenham Hotspur has endured a tough period lately. The squad usually encounters poor form during a tournament but eventually starts improving as time goes on. However, it’s highly unlikely that Hotspur will be able to recover from the poor form they recently experienced. Only time will tell.

Rashford Is As Great As Kane and Ronaldo When They Were His Age, According To Southgate

Marcus Rashford has a special talent whose career record at his age can be compared to the likes of Christiano Ronaldo or even Henry Kane, Gareth Southgate believes. The manager of the England national squad also stated that Jose Mourinho, the Portuguese football manager, thinks the world of Marcus Rashford, even though the Manchester United striker has been frustrated with the total number of starts he made with the club, especially as centre-forward which is his favourite role.

Rashford’s Importance


The importance of Rashford to England was beautifully underlined with his goal in the friendly win against Switzerland. This followed after his strike while playing against Spain, pushing his case to become a regular starter for the England national squad. When asked if Rashford, 20, has a special talent, Southgate replied with “Yes he is. I believe Harry Kane at that age played far less matches while playing for Spurs. Most of the things Ronaldo did at that age wasn’t converted into goals, so we have to give Rashford time to develop his game. He has played loads of football but he hasn’t started as much as he wanted to”. Comparing Ronaldo and Kane to Rashford might seem over the top. However, Southgate is onto something with his statement.

Rashford’s Career

Marcus Rashford made his debut at Manchester United in February 2016 and managed to score twice. At a mere 18 years and a total of 141 days, Rashford managed to become the youngest scorer for Manchester United during the Europa League and records and landmarks tumbled after that where he managed to score on his debut in the League Cup, Champions League, and Premier League, as well as his initial appearances for the England senior team and England Under-21s – making him the youngest player to ever achieve it. Rashford is also the first teen in the Premier League to concede a goal in his first Manchester derby.

Marcus Rashford claimed a total of 9 goals in 21 appearances during the first half-season but has since experienced fallow periods. For instance, after scoring 6 goals in just 7 matches last autumn, Rashford only scored 2 goals in the following 19 matches. However, at 20 years and 317 days, Christiano Ronaldo scored 32 goals for country and club whereas Rashford scored a total of 37 goals.

Henry Kane, on the other hand, had just went through loan spells with Leicester City, Norwich City, and Millwall, and although he made his debut at Tottenham Hotspur, also during the Europa League after turning 18, it wasn’t until age 20 in April 2014 that he started in the Premier League and scored.

Rashford Won’t Play For The Next Three Matches

Marcus Rashford has started a total of 2 games for Manchester United this season and will, unfortunately, miss the next 3 matches in the Premier League. In an attempt to dampen Rashford’s frustration of not being seen as a regular starter, Southgate decided to let him play in the recent fixtures for the England national team.

Is Pellegrini the Answer for West Ham

There is no denying that in appointing the veteran Manuel Pellegrini, West Ham made a good move. Pellegrini, the Chilean boss, has a proven success record in the Premier League and is highly experienced. The only reservation some have is that the boss’s previous task in the Premier League was managing a “right end of the table” team, while West Ham, last season fought relegation for most of the campaign.

Season Start Nothing but Nightmare

Slaven Bilic exited, and David Moyes was appointed by the Hammers, and thus, they had a similar start to last season. Moyes was considered a temporary solution in keeping the team going. He surprised and did less than expected, so the Scot was replaced by Pellegrini in summer. Yet it was not over yet as unfortunate for the Hammers they had another Premier League nightmare start, with the sum of money they invested in the summer to overhaul the team they did not gain much on their huge outlay.

Under the leadership of Pellegrini, they suffered four defeats, these were straight overthrow’s the team from the capital experienced. With a raft of new signings followed with Pellegrini at the helm and it got people talking about the Hammers as a team that could be the surprise package of the season. Unfortunately, it hasn’t worked out that way, so far.

When it Comes to European Clubs, Pellegrini Enjoyed Success in All


Pellegrini has worked with Real Madrid, and Manchester City and that is how the Chilean made a name for himself, he worked with some of the biggest clubs and took some to new heights. At the Spanish Club he had fewer resources than at West Ham, but then he also did a great job while at Malaga, though the Andalusian’s had major investments in their team. At every club he managed, Pellegrini enjoyed success, this includes in Real Madrid.

Pellegrini Has the Credentials of a Top-Level Coach

With proven credentials as a top coach on several occasions, Pellegrini’s appointment with West Ham looked like the best option, and there is no doubt that he has the coaching abilities to bring success to the team. What it depends on is how long he will have the chance to turn things around since there are already rumours that his potion is under threat, what counts in his favour is that the owners of the club are quite keen for the Chilean to get the team issues sorted out.

West Ham’s Odds to Suffer Relegation Slashed

Due to a terrible start and considering the results of the team so far, a difficult September is what the Londoners face with games against Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton. Pellegrini could face difficulty should the team struggle to collect point during the upcoming tough encounters, for this reason, the break came at the perfect time, there is still the option of regrouping, although Pellegrini went off to visit his family in Chile. The trip might be bad timing as he could have better served the team working with the players, although the Hammers could come up with great surprises after their well-deserved two-week break, if not Pellegrini might live in East London on borrowed time.

What Is Happening To Leroy Sane?

Manchester City managed to defeat everyone in their path in last season’s Premier League, breaking multiple records under Pep Guardiola. One star in the Man City squad was Leroy Sane, a German attacking midfielder. The former star from Schalke was in his second season with Manchester City after joining the Citizens for big money in the previous season.

During the 2017/18 season, Leroy Sane managed to score ten goals along with fifteen assists during the Premier League where he won the PFA Young Player of the Year award. Everyone thought that he would produce the same standard during the 2018/19 season, but unfortunately, this has not been the case.

Excluded from Germany World Cup Team

The problems for the 22-year-old started when he was excluded from Germany’s World Cup team, a decision made by Joachim Low, the head coach for the German squad. Sane went into summer after experiencing the best run as a professional footballer. There’s no doubt that he should have played in Russia as all cylinders were firing. Instead, he was excluded from the squad which was a very strange decision by Joachim Low.

Failed to Start in Opening Games for Manchester City

Another problem for the German midfielder was not starting for the Man City squad at the start of the Premier League. Sane enjoyed a summer break as he was not selected for the Germany World Cup team, so in essence, he was able to hit the ground running for Manchester City. The majority of the Citizens midfielders were gone due to the World Cup, leaving Sane to start the early top-flight games for Manchester City. However, Sane failed to start any of the top-flight games for Manchester City this season.

There were several reports that Pep Guardiola wasn’t satisfied with his fitness levels and training. However, a couple of days ago Guardiola claimed that he saw the same player who made an impression during last season’s Premier League. The head coach also stated that he excluded Sane not due to his performance but due to the fact that he had several other choices at his disposal.

Sane Should Improve As The Season Continues

Looking at his performance during last season, there’s no doubt that Sane will improve as the season unfolds this year. Manchester City has loads of options for the position that the German midfielder players in, but Sane is undeniably a very talented player who certainly has the potential to become a football star.

From all the talent in the Man City squad, Leroy Sane should play a key role for the Manchester City team. Perhaps his exclusion from the Germany team has knocked him down somewhat and could be the main reason he hasn’t started for Man City in the Premier League as of yet. Another reason could be that Guardiola prefers other players over him.

Hopefully, Sane will start in the next few games and thrive for Manchester City. Sane is an absolute joy to watch and one of the main reasons Man City was so entertaining during last season’s Premier League.

Everton Wants RB Leipzig to Pay £28 Million for Ademola Lookman

According to several sources, Everton F.C are requesting a transfer fee of over £28 million for Ademola Lookman. The recent report comes after Everton allegedly tuned down a bid of £22 million from RB Leipzig.

The young winger spent most of the second half of the previous season at the German club on-loan. Ralf Rangnick, the manager of RB Leipzig, started earlier this year “He wants to come and we want him back.” Marco Silva, the manager of Everton, has stated more than once that Lookman forms part of his plans over the long term. However, it looks like Everton might sell if the right price is agreed upon, as the RB Leipzig transfer window is still available until 31 August 2018.

Big reputation but Delivers very Little

Ademola Lookman has managed to earn a big reputation during his stay at Charlton before he was transferred to Everton as a bright young prospect for a fee of around £10 million. Since his transfer to Merseyside, The under-21 England international has managed to deliver very little. There are only two memorable moments that come to mind since Lookman put on the blue shirt and that’s a debut goal while playing against Manchester City and forming part of a goal in last season’s FA Cup against Liverpool. Apart from these two memorable moments, Lookman hasn’t produced anything noteworthy which is exactly why 3 Everton managers have overlooked him for starts since he joined the club. However, during his short spell at Germany on loan, he looked great. Perhaps the Bundesliga is the perfect place for him to further develop his skills.

Attitude and Body Language is reportedly Poor

Most Everton players want him to stay, as they are well aware that he could potentially develop into a star. However, his attitude is reportedly poor during training prior to the Wolves game. Silva also mentioned that his attitude improved before the win against Southampton. Lookman started the match on the bench. However, he didn’t make it on the pitch as he looked rather disinterested during his warm-up.

Silva was planning to bring him on as a substitute, but Lookman’s attitude and warm-up failed to impress, and therefore Oumar Niasse was brought on instead. After the win against Southampton, several players stayed behind to sign autographs, while Lookman merely walked past while wearing headphones. He is obviously upset with the way Everton managers are treating him during his short time at the club. In truth, he hasn’t achieved much since his move to Everton and seems to be going on like he is a proven talent in the Premier League. Although he might turn out to be a fantastic player in the future, it looks like he already left Everton mentally. A move to RB Leipzig might be the best move for his career, as Everton is not the right place for Lookman to enjoy playing football.

How is Manchester City going to perform without Kevin De Bruyne?

Kevin De Bruyne is going to be out for at least three months after suffering a knee injury. Fortunately, no surgery will be required, Manchester City confirmed. The sensational midfielder injured the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) during a Wednesday training session in his right knee. Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, and Riyad Mahrez played behind Aguero as Kevin De Bruyne entered the game as a substitute during the 60th minute during last weekend’s match against Arsenal where they claimed a 2-0 victory.

Kevin De Bruyne, who was voted Player of the Year for Manchester City last season, only managed to make a return to the club last week after receiving extended time away from the club following his involvement in the Belgium national team during the FIFA World Cup. The former Wolfsburg and Chelsea midfielder missed over two months during the 2015-16 season following a knee injury against Everton during a league tie while playing at Etihad Stadium. Manchester City is scheduled to face off against Huddersfield this coming Sunday in their first fixture for the 2018-19 season.

How will Kevin De Bruyne’s injury affect the team for the next three months?

Manchester City will obviously need to come to terms with the knee injury suffered by Kevin De Bruyne, but how is the team going to cope without their title-winning talisman from last season? Most are backing the star-studded Manchester City squad led by Pep Guardiola and are in high hopes that the team will succeed even though Kevin De Bruyne won’t be involved for at least three months, but will everything be as seamless for Guardiola as predicted?

Manchester City is currently in uncharted waters. After De Bruyne joined the club in 2015, he failed to start a mere 20 games in the Premier League. However, the team will now be left without De Bruyne for a significant chunk of the upcoming season. Whether it be successful passes, second assists, assists, goals, chances created from set pieces, overall chances created, or open play, Kevin De Bruyne has been Manchester City’s standout performer since he arrived in the squad. In fact, without the Belgian influence, Manchester City’s figures take a sharp nosedive in almost every department.

Who will replace Kevin De Bruyne for the next three months?

It should come as no surprise that Pep Guardiola has a wealth of talent to call upon in this situation as he attempts to fill the gap with the recent injury by Kevin De Bruyne. Most teams in the Premier League feature one or two players with the same quality as that of De Bruyne, while Manchester City boasts with three or four. After signing Mahrez, Manchester City possesses an incredible midfielder with the second-most goals in the Premier League since Kevin De Bruyne started his career at the squad. The team also has David Silva, a renowned Spanish player that can easily fill the gap going forward.

Arsenal Should Remain Positive – Despite the Most Recent Defeat

Hector Bellerin, the right-back players for Arsenal FC has come to peace with the idea that the team has a long way to go before they are playing at their peak performance, especially playing against Manchester City. Though despite the 2-0 defeat that happened during Unai Emery’s Emirate debut, Bellerin can still look at the positive outcomes from the match.
Throughout the game, the team tried their hardest to play from the back. However, Matteo Guendouzi could not hide his nervousness while on the field during the debut. On the upside, it can go without saying that he had a numerous amount of chances during the game.

Emirates Displayed Tactical Skills

On the opposing side, the Emirates did display their skilful tactical side as they allowed for an early substitution during the second half of the game, one that can be called an impressive speciality of Arsene Wenger. However, Bellerin showed his optimism as he spilled his thoughts on the game in an interview with the official Arsenal FC site. He started off by saying he only saw the game as something positive, even though the odds weren’t in the favour of the team. He reflected back onto how the team played last year and how much their skills have improved within the last few months, according to Bellerin, the team had chances to score and to impressive during the second half – something that was not as likely with their playing style from the last year. He continues on to talk about his opponents – stating that they were playing against a team that has been around for a while and have a room filled with new players who were previously crowned champions on the field – so with that knowledge, it’s not like the team faced an easy loss to a lower grade team.

The team is scheduled to travel to Stamford Bridge, which will show itself to be another tough challenge. This will serve as also being another chance for the FC to begin to get familiar with the working on their new manager as well. While Bellerin is remaining positive, he did emphasise the importance of each and every point, which can be hard to watch go away to another team, such as Chelsea. Though despite the loss, Arsenal is using this as motivation to show the opposers up and display that they can match and succeed their playing skills.

The FC is using this time to prepare themselves for the match as they have a week to improve their skills and come up with a gameplay. This is helpful as they have faced off against Chelsea before and have a solid understanding of what they’re up against. On the upside for Arsenal, Bellerin did notice that Guardiola did not have the instant success that everyone was looking for, which can be used to the FC benefit as the player has probably not fully adjusted to the workings of Arsene Wenger and the constant changes.

MLS All-Star Game Won on Penalties by Juventus

“I was offside”, Martinez said as he smiled, but still “I scored against them with Torino”. Josef Martinez rebelliously posed alongside the goal as Atlanta fans watched. Through a translator, Martinez said that it was a very important moment in a hugely important game. Massimiliano Allegri, manager of Juventus, said it was good preparation and a wonderful game. For the Italian powerhouse starting with eight Serie A titles won in less than three weeks, it was only a warmup.

The celebrations belonged to Juventus in the end. It was a huge let-down for the 72,317 crows as the Italian powerhouse triumphed in the MLS All-Star Game on penalties after the match on Wednesday night ended on a 1 – 1 draw. It was the A-T-L that got to see their favourite do what he does well, Martinez scored for the MLS the lone goal as part of what can only be described as a record-shattering season.

Juventus Dominated the Penalty Kick Stage

Juventus was the one who scored on all five penalties and won when De Sciglio kicked one past goalkeeper Steffen. The New York Red Bulls, Wright-Phillips left the door open after the MLS scored on the 1st three penalties. It is the second year for the All-Star Game to end in a draw of each team scoring 1 and that had to go into penalty time to be decided. Last year it was Real Madrid that triumphed at the Chicago’s Soldier Field over the MLS squad with 4 -2. In just 23 league games, Martinez with 24 goals is on par to outshine the scoring record of 27 goals of MLS and basically accepted the Golden Boot even though a third of the season remains. Martinez shared that it just adds pressure and therefore he is not thinking about the chance of becoming the prolific scorer of the league, he is just leaving it in the hands of God.

The 33-year-old, Cristiano Ronaldo, five-time FIFA play of the year decided to remain in Europe to train and rest after his pricey transfer from Real Madrid and the elimination of Portugal from the World Cup. With only a few days to blend together the all-star squad, the MLS team faced challenges of its own. The 23-team league squad did not include LA Galaxy forward, Ibrahimović who played from 2004 to 2006 with Juventus, the 36-year old who ranks 2nd with 15 goals in the MLS needed rest. Tata Martino, Atlanta United coach, said he thought everyone on the team did an exceptional job, taking into consideration that they only had two days of practice together.

In the 21st minute of the game Juventus gave the Italians too much room, allowing Pereira to escape unchallenged during a left-foot pass near the goal, Favill flicked the ball past Brad Guzan, although this lead lasted only around five minutes. Martinez’s pure persistence fling the Atlanta fans into turmoil with his goal.

The Excuses From Jose Mourinho are Running Thin

Jose Mourinho admitted that he had a problem – though, despite it, he was working on bettering himself, so his job performance can increase as well. Though, he made this claim way back in 2015 during one of his interviews. During that time, Mourinho directed the teams he managed to win league titles while having spectacular games that fans were going crazy for. In the following months and now even in 2018, this started to change drastically, and it’s safe to say that Mourinho wasn’t expecting it himself. It all started in December of 2015 with his team losing to Chelsea, despite having an impressive lead and matches which caused many viewers to believe that the win was secured for Mourinho. Afterwards, a steady flow of loses, nine out of the sixteen league matches, caused the axe to be drawn on Mourinho and credibility to his name being lost as well.

Losing the Spark

The football world is constantly changi0ng with the influx of new players and managers that are pulling all the cards needed to ensure their personal wins. At one point in time, Jose Mourinho was on top of the game. His record and trophy collection led him to the top and gave him the title of being one of the most successful football managers in the world. While he still has that special title, it seems as if Mourinho is losing his footwork in the football world.

Mourinho has an impressive history to match. The manager grew to fame for his management skills and cool demeanour. Nowadays it seems as he’s doing a 360 by his constant moaning on the field, his declining adaptability skills, as well as the behind the scene videos of him losing that cool demeanour and grip while addressing the players in the locker rooms.

If anything, the manager lost his spark and become well versed in complaining constantly and losing more respect from the fans, other teams, and possibly his own team as well. Though, the complaining tone is the perfect adjective to describe his career with Manchester United which he only seems to berate the players and say the foulest things to them on a constant basis.
It just seems as if he is a completely different manager since his winning streak of fame and success in 2012. He was present during a record-breaking season with the team he was currently managing, Real Madrid, until the team gained a large following and had their names in the news next to anything relating to winning another match.

Though Jose Mourinho changed in the last year and it became even more notable with Manchester United. The players have lost their spark as well due to Mourinho foul behavior to the point where stars such as Anthony Martial shimmer has seemed to have been dulled by the manager.

One thing is for certain. It wouldn’t be too much of a shock for Mourinho to begin to appear less and less in the news if he keeps spiralling down.