Lampard’s win rate drops to an alarming rate

The defeat against Bayern brought Frank Lampard‘s winning rate at Chelsea down to 49%.

During Roman Abramovich’s reign, only two of Chelsea’s coaches had lower win rates than Lampard: Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink in the 2015-2016 season, at 38%. As a result of the decline, Mourinho and Hiddink then left quickly.

Lampard had a good start as the “captain” of the Chelsea ship. Did not receive much hope, nor was he allowed to buy players during the summer transfer window, but this young coach still succeeded in putting the team into the Top 4 in the Premier League.

However, things have gotten worse in the past few months. From following the lead of the Premier League, Chelsea suddenly decelerated and was caught by the group behind. Lampard’s teachers and students are only three points ahead of Man Utd.

In the Champions League, Chelsea face Bayern lost at home with a score of 0-3. They need a miracle to swim backwards on the opponent’s field in the second leg of the round of 1/8.

Under Abramovich, the coach with the highest winning rate was Antonio Conte in the 2016-2017 season: 77%. Another Italian coach, Carlo Ancelotti also cool hands when ranked second with the rate 70% 2009-2010 season.

There is no good record, but Lampard is likely to remain in place after the 2019-2020 season. According to experts, the boss Abramovich can sympathize with Lampard about the experience and not buying players.

From next summer, Chelsea can provide nearly 400 million USD for Lampard “to go to market”. About half of this comes from player sales in the past two transfers, especially the sale of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.

According to the Sun, Chelsea are eyeing a series of stars like Jan Oblak, Dayot Upamecano, Ben Chilwell, Jadon Sancho, or Timo Werner. Lampard wants to build a team of top young talents and some experienced players.

Neymar Promised to Join Beckham’s Inter Miami

Inter Miami, David Beckham’s new team, will welcome the Brazilian superstar, but not next season.

David Beckham recently recruited Lewis Morgan from Celtic and two young Argentine stars Matias Pellegrini and Julian Carranza to prepare for the upcoming MLS season. With his reputation, does not exclude the possibility that Beckham will attract more stars of world football to the US to play. In the short term, the former England midfielder has a “contract” with Neymar.

In a recent talk with the legendary Manchester United on YouTube OTRO, Neymar acknowledged his desire to move to Inter Miami for the future. Neymar considers Beckham the perfect role model for me to imitate the smallest details. He even wears a lot of hairstyles just like Beckham. According to Neymar, Beckham is the most stylish player in the world.

Beckham told the Brazilian superstar that football in the United States is growing very fast at the present time. And it will be a great opportunity to attract many good players to come here to play football. Now Beckham will persuade Neymar to sign the paper. It will be a 10-year symbolic contract with Miami. But Beckham will not be able to pay him too much. Without spending too much time thinking, Neymar agreed to the offer from his idol and then the two happily shook hands.

Later, Neymar also admitted he was the one who had once invited to play football for Beckham’s club. He wanted that and shared it with his idol. Neymar wants the opportunity to come here to play for a few more years. In the recent transfer window, the price, as well as the skyrocketing salary of Neymar, has made many big men flinch. Although he once spoke about leaving, but until now, the 28-year-old is still playing for the French team. Recently, the director of Barcelona, Eric Abidal, said that the Neymar transfer with PSG was not feasible.

Liverpool widen the gap with Man City

The 2-0 win at West Ham in the 29/01 compensatory match helped Liverpool reach 70 points – far ahead of the Man City round to 19 points in the Premier League.

This is the 15th consecutive victory in the series of 41 unbeaten matches of Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students. This victory also helped them to record the first time to beat every opponent in the top league in England in a season.

Nearly a month after being appointed, David Moyes is still finding suitable play for West Ham. This match, 19-year-old Jeremy Ngakia made his debut as a right-back, replacing the old general Pablo Zabaleta.

West Ham joined in well, creating waves before Liverpool goal. However, the poor performance of conductor Manuel Lanzini caused the London team to lack a mutation in the attack.

Liverpool is not as dominant as usual, but each of their balls is potentially dangerous. It can be seen in the combination of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson. The Liverpool left-back made an assertive attempt to catch Salah’s cross, but his shot hit the post wide.

Before the end of the first half, the visitors also prevailed by opening the score. Issa Diop’s foul on Divock Origi in the penalty area brought back a penalty for Liverpool, and Salah was confident enough to fool goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski on the free kick.

Lanzini’s lack of volley and Robert Snodgrass’s effort early in the second half failed to help the home side equalize. On the contrary, they lost another goal after letting Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain brave down and bravely defeat Fabianski. Salah has a skillful left foot pass, eliminating West Ham defenders in this situation.

Liverpool have another chance to score in the remaining time. Origi tested Fabianski with a cross shot. After that, it was Salah’s turn to hit the post with her own heart. However, the score of 2-0 was enough for Liverpool to reach the 70 point mark when January was not over. Klopp’s teachers won 23 matches and drew a match in the past 24 rounds.

Japan Makes Shock Exit From 2020 AFC U23 Championship

Japan is one of the countries with the most developed football in Asia. The early elimination in the Asian U23 tournament is rare for this country.

For the first time in the history of the Asian U23 tournament, Japan was eliminated from the group stage. Defeats to Syria and Saudi Arabia caused Japan to be eliminated from the Asian U23 tournament after 2 matches. Japan is considered the U23 Championship Candidate. However, they received a 1-2 defeat against Syria in the match in Group B of the Asian Cup finals on January 12.

These two defeats are the first time Japanese football has lost two consecutive matches in a continental tournament after 32 years. At the 1988 Asian Cup, the Japanese team was eliminated from the group stage after 2 consecutive losses against Korea and Qatar.

From the failure of the 1988 Asian Cup, Japan strives to become the power of continental football. The results of the Asian U23 tournament stunned Japanese experts and fans.

Immediately after the match with Syria, Japanese Football Federation President (JFA) Kozo Tashima said it was an unacceptable defeat for Japanese football. Tashima also refused to talk about the future of Moriyasu, the team’s coach.

Moriyasu, on his answer to the Soccerking page, said the coach was failing because of his failure to prepare for the tournament.

Japanese media reported that JFA was disappointed with the performance of coach Moriyasu in recent years. The 51-year-old coach received much criticism after his defeat in the Asian Cup in 2019 when Japan lost to Qatar in the final. In December 2019, Japan lost to Korea in the East Asia Cup final (EAFF E1 Championship).

According to Sponichi Annex, coach Hajime Moriyasu is likely to be fired by the Japan Football Federation in the near future. Mr. Moriyasu was appointed as the head of the Japan national team in July 2018 to replace coach Akira Nishino. Moriyasu also took control of the Japanese U23 team in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Spain Dominates European Football at Club Level

Overcoming football powers like England with 3 titles, Germany and France and 6 titles, Spanish football has become the country that won the most club titles with a total of 26 titles in the last decade (from 2010 to 2019).

Specifically, in the Champions League, Spain overwhelmed the rest of Europe when winning 6 titles. In particular, Real Madrid has up to 4 times in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 while Barcelona has 2 times in 2011 and 2015.

In the Europa League, Spanish clubs also took the lead with six championships. Specifically, Atletico Madrid won 3 times (2010, 2012, 2018) and Sevilla 3 times (2014, 2015, 2016).

At the European Super Cup, Spanish clubs won eight titles. Real Madrid has won 3 times (2014, 2016, 2017), Atletico 3 times (2010, 2012, 2018), Barca 2 times (2011 and 2015).

Not only overwhelming the other countries in the number of trophies in Europe at an older age, young football and futsal of Spain also played very successfully. Barcelona’s youth team won the UEFA Youth League twice in 2014 and 2018. In the UEFA Futsal Cup, Spain won four times thanks to the victories of FC Barcelona (2012 and 2014) and Inter Movistar (2017 and 2018).

Of course, this success will continue to be a great motivation for Spanish football clubs to aim for the future. At the same time, they will also support forces for teams to compete at the national level.

Not stopping there, Spanish football is still a global brand. It has been 7 years since the last time that Spain took the throne in a major tournament, that is EURO 2012. But the previous success of La Roja and Barca under Pep Guardiola still turns players and coaches of this country into a bright brand globally.

Spaniards are now “covering the world”. According to the Migrantes del balon page, there are 1,128 players from this country playing in 63 countries on 5 continents (Africa has 1, America 361, Asia 100, Europe 657, Oceania 9). The number of Spanish coaches working abroad has not been so dramatic. However, there are also 444 Spanish coaches present in 64 different countries, in the positions of head coach, assistant, goal keeper or fitness coach.

UEFA Urges Football Teams To Boycott Countries That Ban Female Fans

On September 24, 2019, the Union of European Football Associations said it would notify clubs and national teams of member federations that do not compete in countries where women are not allowed to enter the courts.

The current UEFA executive committee has agreed to propose up to 55 member national federations and all European clubs will not play football in countries where women are prohibited from entering the stadium. UEFA does not specify which countries will be affected by this rule.

However, Iran has been the focus of attention since a female fan died after setting herself on fire to protest being punished for imprisonment for sneaking into the field to watch a football match. She disguised herself as a boy to go to football and killed herself because she was too scared to be discovered.

Iran women cannot watch football since the 1979 Islamic revolution. In 2001, only 20 Muslim women were allowed to go to the 2002 World Cup qualifying matches. FIFA said it was assured by the Iranian authorities that the match in the second round of the 2020 World Cup against Cambodia in Tehran on October 10 will be open for women to watch.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said his organization has no right to punish European teams that will compete in countries that do not allow women to watch matches without restrictions. However, he stressed that UEFA strongly supports teams not playing in those countries.

Reuters quoted the Slovenian president adding that they could not punish any team if they played football (in the countries mentioned) because it was outside their jurisdiction. That does not mean they will be silent and unable to do anything. UEFA’s advice to all 55 federations and all clubs is that they will not play in those countries or with teams from countries where women’s basic rights are not respected. Club and league representatives agree with UEFA.

Liverpool has beaten Everton

Not launching the strongest squad, Liverpool still beat Everton 5-2 in round 15 of the Premier League on December 4th.

Despite the importance of the Merseyside derby, coach Jurgen Klopp has left a series of pillars on the attack like Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to rest. Substitute factors such as Divock Origi or Xherdan Shaqiri did not betray Klopp’s belief, as he shone to help Liverpool decide the match in the first half.

In the 6th minute, the home team opened the scoring from a counterattack. Only Sadio Mane and Origi joined the ball, but two Liverpool players still combined to eliminate four Everton defenders and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Mane poked at Origi to use the speed of the exit, removing Pickford and finishing on the empty goal.

Liverpool’s early goal opened the match. Everton, who is not good at defending, rushed to attack right at Anfield. In the first half only, the match saw 6 goals scored.

Sadio Mane, who ranked fourth in the 2019 Golden Ball poll, is the protagonist of the half. The Senegal striker continued to assist Shaqiri to score in the 16th minute, in a similar ball to the opener. And also from another counter attack at the end of the first half, Mane cut his left foot to get his own goal.

The remaining Liverpool table in the first 45 minutes was scored by Origi. The Belgian striker completed the double in the 31st minute, with a controlled and clever finish after a long pass by Dejan Lovren.

Everton finished 8 times in the first half and with the game as if he didn’t care about the score, the visitors scored two goals. Center-back Michael Keane took advantage of the confusion to reduce the score to 1-2 in the 21st minute, before Richarlison headed the goal in the last minute of injury time for the first half.

Losing 2-4 after the first half of the match, Everton continued to advance in the second half but could no longer sustain the attack. The students Marco Silva were lucky not to concede after Sadio Mane missed two situations facing from the quick start of the home team. But Pickford still has to go into the net to pick the ball once more. Georginio Wijnaldum fixed Liverpool’s score 5-2 with a cross shot in the 90th minute.

With 43 points after 15 rounds, Liverpool restored the 11-point gap with Man City. Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students are eight points ahead of the second group of Leicester – the team won Watford 2-0 in this round. The victory over Everton helped Liverpool increase the unbeaten chain to 32 matches, breaking the unbeaten record that the team had set 31 years ago.

5 Soccer Players with A Passion for Casinos

With an extremely high salary, the English players are the ones who like to “burn” money into betting.

Paul Merson (football betting)

Shortly after losing this path, the midfielder had to admit that gambling was the world’s biggest misfortune. Merson then fell into deadlock to the point of committing suicide but escaped death. However, the 12-year Arsenal player (1985-1997) has not stopped his addiction to gambling. Even once he set the level to nearly 45,000 euros.

Eidur Gudjohnsen (gambling at the casino)

The Barca striker had a pretty big time in England when combined with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink became the most dangerous striker duo in Chelsea history. However, the name of the Iceland captain is also known outside the field. There is almost no casino in the big cities of the foggy country that has never had Gudjohnsen. However, unlike on the pitch, at the casino, he was not very lucky. In early 2003, he himself admitted full regrets of “burning” all 590,000 euros in less than 5 months.

Wayne Rooney (betting)

In April last year, the English football community was shocked when the press revealed that some English players including Rooney, Owen, Terry, Lampard and Rio Ferdinand were betting. Among them, MU’s striker is the most gloomy when he constantly loses in horse races, dog racing and non-participating matches. As a result, he incurs debt of up to 945,000 euros.

With revenues from salaries and advertising, the money did not go well with Rooney but made his relationship with England team-mate Michael Owen, stressed. Because most of the money that the former Everton striker spent is in the casino of the Owen family.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (gambling at the casino)

Hasselbaink is a patron of many casinos in London. The Charlton striker still doesn’t seem to have repented of his gambling addiction. In 2003 alone, the amount the Dutch gambler threw into casinos was 1.8 million euros.

Michael Owen (all forms of gambling)

The gambling that the child prodigy of British football played in was quite diverse but mostly revolved around football betting or horse racing. To date, he has spent nearly a million euros to own many racing horses of different races. And perhaps, because of the uncontrollable situation, Owen has so far spent about 3.2 million euros on his racehorses. If you are also passionate about gambling, consider online casinos NZ. But, please stop at the right time!

Manchester United: The Return of A Legend

Patrice Evra said he was negotiating to return to work at Old Trafford after years of separation. Earlier, Patrice Evra harshly criticized Arsenal’s poor performance after losing to Sheffield United and hinted at the return.

The former French player said he was in talks but had not revealed his upcoming job. Evra has just retired and he is likely to take on a role in the leadership of Old Trafford. According to Metro, the former defender will become the sports director of MU. He said he was working with the Manchester United coaching staff but there was no official agreement yet. Everyone was happy to see him back here.

Evra had 8 years with Man Utd from 2006 to 2014. At Old Trafford, the player born in 1981 came 379 times, scoring 10 goals. Thus, he helped MU conquer many major titles, including 5 Premier League titles, 1 Champions League. After leaving MU, Evra plays for Juventus, Marseille and the nearest West Ham Utd. Age does not allow the French defender to continue playing at the peak. He decided to retire in the summer of 2019 after a long time without finding a new stop.

Evra is currently the assistant coach for the U18 Man United team. The former France star is still attending a training course to get the UEFA coach’s degree and is accepted by the Old Trafford team as an intern.

Earlier, Arsenal had to accept a disappointing 0-1 defeat on the pitch of Sheffield United. And Evra made deep, sarcastic remarks towards the team. He thinks that Sheffield deserves to win. And he was not surprised that Arsenal lost the game. He called them ‘boys’ 10 years ago and now his feeling with the current squad is not much different.

After joining Man United from Arsenal exactly 1 month, Robin Van Persie also had to agree with him and admit this. Nothing has changed between Arsene Wenger and Arsenal at the moment.

Top 10 Most Valuable Football Clubs in The World

The list of the most valuable football clubs in the world is evaluated based on the transfer value and player’s performance. This statistic does not take into account the commercial capacity, the supportive force and the attraction of each club.

English football continues to show its absolute superiority by contributing half of the top 10 clubs, including Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham. Here are also the top 5 Premier League faces last season. The total transfer value of the five English clubs in the top 10 amounted to £ 1.64 billion.

English football dominates the number but Spain is the country with the club ranked at the highest position. With a total transfer value of £ 535 million, £ 10 million more than rival Real Madrid, Barcelona continues to dominate the number 1 position on this list.

In a season where many players did not perform at their best, Barcelona took the number one spot mainly due to the constant increase in the value of Lionel Messi. Experts consider Messi to be the most valuable player in the world if brought to the transfer market (at nearly 200 million).

Similarly, Real Madrid is in second place mainly thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 55 goals for them last season. Without CR7, maybe this club will lose to Man Utd or Man City.

Besides the 5 English clubs and 2 Spanish clubs, this top 10 list also has 3 faces from Germany (Bayern Munich), Italy (Juventus) and France (Paris St Germain). These are also the clubs that reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League last season, of which Bayern was the winner.

The Champions League runner-up team – Borussia Dortmund is again not in the top 10. This is a sign that they have not become a force to influence in the long term. In terms of average age, Bayern is the club with the youngest squad. The average age of the new team is 26.2 which is a solid base for Pep Guardiola to maintain dominance for many years.

Paris St Germain and Juventus are the most worrisome clubs due to their average age of up to 28.5. This is the result of relying on the old team (Andrea Pirlo) or the leapfrogging strategy to buy famous players (Zlatan Ibrahimovic).

In terms of the total value, both Arsenal and Paris St Germain combined are still not equal to Barcelona or Real Madrid. The two representatives from Spain are also rare clubs worth in excess of £ 500 million, while the other teams are all under £ 400 million.