Iheanacho, Sanchez, Fabregas Make EPL Team Of The Week

By James Agberebi: Super Eagles and Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has been included in the English Premier League Team

By James Agberebi:

Super Eagles and Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has been included in the English Premier League Team of the Week.

The Team of the Week was compiled by football facts and stats website whoscored.com and published on their Twitter handle on Friday.

Iheanacho’s inclusion in the list was as a result of his impressive performance for Liecester in their 3-1 home win against 10-man Arsenal in Wednesday’s Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium.

He scored Leicester’s first goal and contributed to Arsenal’s Kostantinos Mavropanos’ sending off after he was fouled when clean through on goal.

Other players who made the list include his Leicester teammates Eldin Jakupovic and Riyad Mahrez, Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez, Cesc Fabrega of Chelsea and Leroy Sane of Manchester City.

The Team of the Week which is in a 4-4-2 formation, saw Iheanacho occupying one of the two striking positions alongside Sanchez.

His goal against Arsenal was his second after 20 Premier League games for Leicester this season.

EPL Team of the Week:

GOALKEEPER

Eldin Jakupovic (Leicester City)

DEFENDERS

Danilo (Manchester City)
Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur)
Wesley Hoedt (Southampton)
Oleksandr Zinchenko (Manchester City)

MIDFIELDERS

Fernandinho (Manchester City)
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)
Leroy Sane (Manchester City)

FORWARDS

Alexis Sanchez (Manchester United)
Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City)

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Arsene Wenger: A Tribute To EPLs Most Successful Foreign Manager

Arsene Wenger is one of the most successful football managers in the world. He is considered to be the one

Arsene Wenger is one of the most successful football managers in the world. He is considered to be the one to revolutionize English football, due to the successes and to the failures he has overcome over the years. Arsene French, but he still is the manager of Arsenal Football Club, since 1996. His skills are amazing, and that is why during the management of Arsene, Arsenal has been having the most number of titles won through all of these years, which is incredible.

Arsene is only following the footsteps of his father, that was also a manager of a local small team. However, Arsene got lucky and got hired by a superb football club. He has a nickname of “The Professor” from the French and also from the English media, because of the tactics he uses and because of his demeanor.

Everyone loves his tactics. When he started coaching, he would advocate the formation of 4—4-2, since that would be the way that the team would cover the most space on the field. He believes that his players should be free to play on the field, that’s why he allows them to follow their intuition during a match, because he thinks that when a player makes a mistake, he can learn from it, not repeating it in a future match anymore. This is something he has been highly criticize for, but also highly praised, especially because this is not common.

Wenger is definitely a controversial manager, because he has an amazing ambition and always had, which is why he has come such a long way, especially nowadays. He conquered the goal of getting to coach an incredible team, but something he also desires on a team is them having fun, giving the audience a show, which is great nowadays due to the possibility of betting online, especially when a team demonstrates to attack but never scores. However, Arsenal has the reputation of winning most games they play at.

 

When it comes to players, Wenger has an amazing way of turning a normal player that any team has, to an incredible one that only the major teams have, which is a huge difference. He has helped many players like Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, Robin Van Persie, Francesc Fàbregas and many others. They have become world-class players thanks to Wenger and his coaching.

He knows what he is doing in every way when it comes to Arsenal. He is a superb strategist and there is an example. Nicolas Anelka was transferred from Paris Saint Germain for just 500£ thousand and when two years later Madrid wanted the player, he was transferred for the incredible amount of 22.3£ Million.

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During the years, he has received many awards, especially of being the best manager. He has won Best Manager Premier League 10 times, Best Manager LMA 2 times, Best Manager France 2 times, Onze d’Or Coach of the Year 4 times, and many others.

He will keep coaching Arsenal and many will not like it, but there are also many people who love Wenger and how he coaches. He is definitely controversial, but always in a good way.

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EPL: Guardiola reveals what he would be doing instead of watching Man United vs West Brom

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola said he won’t be watching Manchester United clash with West Brom tomorrow. Manchester City would

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola said he won’t be watching Manchester United clash with West Brom tomorrow.

Manchester City would be crowned champions if the Red Devils is defeated in the game.

But Guardiola said instead of watching the match he will be playing golf.

City beat Tottenham 3-1 with an impressive performance at Wembley on Saturday in which Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling were on the score sheet.

The result puts Man City three points away from winning the title and they may well be champions before playing again next weekend if West Brom defeat United.

Asked if he would be watching United play West Brom, the Spaniard told Sky Sports, “No [I won’t watch], I have golf game tomorrow.

“Yeah tomorrow I have golf game. I have three days off and tomorrow I have golf.

“Golf, my son, friends. Tomorrow is golf.”

EPL: Carl Ikeme’s Wolves gain promotion to Premier League

Carl Ikeme’s club, Wolverhampton Wanderers have been promoted to the Premier League following Brentford’s dramatic late draw with Fulham on

Carl Ikeme’s club, Wolverhampton Wanderers have been promoted to the Premier League following Brentford’s dramatic late draw with Fulham on Saturday.

They club has become the first team to be promoted from the Championship this term because Fulham failed to beat Brenford at home.

Fulham needed to win to remain in the automatic promotion places.

Cardiff leapfrogged Fulham in the table after they beat Norwich earlier in the day.

Wolves are now nine points clear at the top of the table and they can all-but secure the league title if they beat Birmingham on Sunday.

They returned to the top flight for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

And manager Nuno Espirito Santo wants his team to be fully focused on winning the league title.

He said after the match, “It’s not a party; it’s a game.

“We don’t think about the result, we think about how we want to perform – the tasks that we have to do to win the game.

“After we win the game, it’s OK. But before that, don’t get distracted. Don’t even think about celebrating – we haven’t achieved anything yet.

“The game is on Sunday. I don’t talk about ‘what ifs’, I’m only focused on what I have to do and what my players have to do on Sunday.

“It’s going to be a tough game; 12 o’clock, it’s not a party.”

EPL: Hazard sends message to “sad” Chelsea teammates, says season not going well

Chelsea forward, Eden Hazard has sent message to his “sad” team-mates. The Belgium star told his teammates that this is

Chelsea forward, Eden Hazard has sent message to his “sad” team-mates.

The Belgium star told his teammates that this is the time to work together to rescue Chelsea’s season.

Chelsea were unable to keep up the chase on fourth-placed Tottenham on Sunday as they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham.

After the draw, Chelsea were booed off by a significant number of fans.

Hazard told Chelsea’s official website, “When you see the game we did everything, especially in the first half.

“This season isn’t going well, we made some mistakes and conceded a goal. Then, in front of goal we didn’t score, so that’s it, at the end of the game it’s 1-1 and we are all sad.

“We need to work together. There are six games left to play in the league and we will try everything to be in the top four at the end of the season.

“This season a lot of the games have been the same. I remember away at Manchester United, we were in control of the game and in the end we lost.

“Last week against Tottenham, we were in control in the first half and then we lost the game, so this season isn’t going well. We need to work together.

“I hope, for the Chelsea fans and ourselves, that we can achieve something.”

EPL: Manchester United react to Ander Herrera spitting on Manchester City’s badge

Manchester United have reacted to claims that midfielder, Ander Herrera ,deliberately spat at Manchester City crest at half-time of their

Manchester United have reacted to claims that midfielder, Ander Herrera ,deliberately spat at Manchester City crest at half-time of their (United) 3-2 win over City on Saturday.

Footage appears to show the Spanish midfielder spitting on City’s badge as he made his way towards the tunnel at the Etihad following first-half goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkuy Gundogan.

The Telegraph, UK, had earlier reported that City branded Herrera’s behaviour as“disrespectful and immature.”

However, the Red Devils said Herrera was, “mortified” following suggestions that he spat at City’s crest on purpose.

A Manchester United spokesperson said, “Ander has seen the footage of the incident and is mortified at any suggestion that his actions were deliberate.

“It was entirely accidental and there was no intent whatsoever.”

EPL: Wenger gives update on Mkhitaryan’s injury

Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has revealed Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be out for at least two weeks with knee ligament damage.

Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has revealed Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be out for at least two weeks with knee ligament damage.

Mkhitaryan was injured in Thursday’s 4-1 Europa League quarterfinal first-leg win over CSKA Moscow and a scan on Friday confirmed fears he will face a spell on the sidelines.

“Mkhitaryan has medial knee ligament damage,” Wenger said after Sunday’s 3-2 win over Southampton.

“He will miss these games for sure. He could still play at the end of the season.”

This means the Armenia midfielder will miss Arsenal’s next three matches against CSKA on Thursday, Newcastle on Sunday and West Ham the following weekend.

EPL: Man City ready to make Guardiola world’s highest-paid manager

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, is to sign a one-year extension to his contract worth £20million. The deal would make

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, is to sign a one-year extension to his contract worth £20million.

The deal would make him the world’s best paid manager and keep him at The Etihad until 2020.

Guardiola’s current contract expires next summer, but he said to be keen to stay and build on this impressive season, with City close to winning the Premier League.

According to the Mirror, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager held a meeting with City owner Sheikh Mansour and chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak in Abu Dhabi last month.

City were in the Middle East for four days of warm weather training and it was there where he reportedly agreed to extend his stay.

Guardiola took charge of City in the summer of 2016.

EPL: Guardiola reveals what he told Pogba after Manchester Derby

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has revealed what he told Paul Pogba after the Derby on Saturday. The Manchester United

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has revealed what he told Paul Pogba after the Derby on Saturday.

The Manchester United midfielder scored twice, as they fought back from two goals down to beat City 3-2 at The Etihad Stadium and delay their title win.

After the final whistle, Guardiola headed straight to Pogba and had a brief chat with the France international.

“I went to congratulate him on the result,” he said, offering no more insight into the exchange.

EPL: Pogba brings arrogance to Man Utd – Neville speaks on Man City’s defeat

Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has said that midfielder, Paul Pogba brings arrogance, confidence and belief to the Red

Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has said that midfielder, Paul Pogba brings arrogance, confidence and belief to the Red Devils team.

Neville stated this after Pogba inspired Saturday’s sensational turnaround for United against Manchester City in the Premier League.

City looked set to seal the Premier League title at the Etihad after first-half goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan, but the France international proved the catalyst for a second-half comeback as he scored twice in two minutes before Chris Smalling snatched a winner in a stunning 3-2 win.

“I’ve said all year, Manchester United are a far better team with Paul Pogba in it. He brings arrogance, confidence and belief,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“But when you’re a player who is signed for that money, when you dance like he does and when you’ve got hair like he has you have to play well and you have to match it.

“It’s no good shouting and singing and not playing. You have to play well and he hasn’t in the last couple of months and he’s fallen out with his manager. It’s a difficult situation.

“He is a fantastic footballer and he makes Manchester United a better team. He shows great belief and confidence and shows total confidence in himself – but you have to deliver consistently.

“Manchester United have shown great faith in him to deliver, they paid a lot of money for him, and there’s a large expectation.

“The Manchester United badge carries a large responsibility. Manchester United fans don’t want robots, they want characters, but it’s then demonstrating it on the pitch and doing it consistently.

“He hasn’t done that in the last couple of months, but he is a good lad and a good player and I hope for him and for United that he can start now to affect the biggest matches and win the biggest games.

“That’s what he was brought in to do and today was a big, big turnaround for him. He needed that second half like you wouldn’t believe.”