The season is just a week old but there have been intriguing moments from the matches played so far.
Clubs and managers are beginning to see the position they need to upgrade in the upcoming winter transfer market.
Reports claimed that Premier League title holder Manchester City, who are presently in the fourth position on the League table, are not contended with their performance so far, therefore, they are willing to spend big on one player, who will help them provide more goalscoring opportunities as the season continues.
Though the Citizens possess a midfield maestro in kelvin De Bruyne, Pep Guardiola is very keen on Wolverhampton’s youngster Ruben Neve and he’s hoping to beat José Mourinho to his signature.
As for Mourinho, the Portuguese manager is yet to decide the future of his playmaker Paul Pogba, therefore, it is unsurprising that he wants his compatriot at the Theater Of Dreams in the upcoming transfer market.
Neve, 21, is an unknown name to many football fans at Old Trafford but he’s surely one of the young players with great prospects of becoming the world’s best midfielder in no time.
His passing ratio so far this season has been alarming and that has made him one of the most sought-after midfielders during the recently concluded transfer window.
In four matches played so far this season, Neves has 85.8% of completed passes, compared to Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic who has (81.6% and 85.2%) respectively.
How Arsenal defeat Vorskla even as Emery’s target score twice in Sevilla’s victory
This season’s UEFA Europa League commenced last night with some eye high-profile fixtures.
Arsenal win with huge goal-margin
Arsenal were at home to their Ukrainian opponents Vorskla Poltava and Unai Emery’s men began their Europa League campaign on winning note.
The Gunners were in possession of the ball for a larger portion of the first period but they were unable to convert their chances.
However, the home side eventually break the deadlock via Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal after a great square-pass from Alex Iwobi, who had an electrifying performance throughout the encounter.
Aubameyang doubled the Gunners lead in the second half of the game before substitutes Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil scored each to bring the game behind Vorskla’s reach.
The Ukrainian side scored two quick goals but it was too late to get a miraculous comeback as the game ended 4-2 in favour of the home side.
Elsewhere, Arsenal target Ever Banega scored twice to help his side Sevilla to a comfortable 5-1 win over Belgian side Standard Liege.
Sevilla, who won the competition for three consecutive seasons in 2014, 2015 and 2016, were impressive from the start of the encounter through to the end.
Wissam Ben Yedder also scored a brace to ensure that the Sevilla side recorded a winning start to their Europa League campaign.
Injury: Sarri, pleased with victory but gloomy over injured star player.
Chelsea is enjoying a successful campaign under Maurizio Sarri while they extended a winning run of form against Greek side PAOK on Thursday where Chelsea’s No.11 walked off the pitch in the late period of the game.
Albeit, they took the Lion’s share of possession and an early goal from Willian via a brilliant attack but they finished the game with what looked like Sarri wasn’t comfortable with.
The Spanish player was unable to endure with his injury sustained few minutes to the end of 90minutes from a collision with goalkeeper Alexandros Paschakalis, while Sarri had already made complete changes, he had to manage 10 men against PAOK afterwards.
Pedro posted on his Instagram page to pacify the nerves of his followers.
“Everything’s ok despite the incident at the end of the game. Come on Blues!”
While at the end of the match Sarri replied with response to Pedro’s status:
“I don’t know exactly the situation,” the Blues manager said.
The 59-year-old manager admitted that he wasn’t happy with the score-line but he was pleased with the three points.
Sarri’s men will travel to London to face West Ham on Thursday, a place where they struggled under Antonio Conte with a 1-nil defeat last season.
‘It’s a striker’s dream’: Ex-Liverpool player turns interest back to Anfield.
Ex-Liverpool player Robbie Keane his poised that he would fit into Liverpool’s current front three because he believes he plays like Roberto Firmino.
Republic of Ireland’s legend claims that Jurgen Klopp’s pattern is “a strike’s dream” and as such attackers would love to play under the manager due to his style.
Keane made 28 appearances for the YNWA side and registered seven goals in total after moving from Tottenham for £19 million plus add-ons.
Keane was a very fast player and he has a special talent for driving pass oppositions while with the ball.
As the all-time leading goal scorer with 68 goals with his national teams, he believes he would adapt so quickly to join triumvirate with Mo Salah and Saido Mane because he plays exactly like the Brazilian Firmino.
He spoke in Paddy Power’s 30th about his love for Liverpool’s style:
“The way the Firmino plays is very similar to my game. I like to drop off, in that number ten role, and if you’ve got two players who are that quick to play in on either side of you, it’s a striker’s dream.”
The Dubliner believes that what makes Liverpool special than others is how quick and direct they run against opponents which helps the Reds to create so many chances.
“We’ve seen it against top teams this week in Tottenham and PSG, they couldn’t deal with it. They create so many chances, they’re a horrible team to play against.”
Did you miss Arsenal’s clash against Vorskla? don’t worry here’s how they perform
Arsenal defeated Vorskla last night to record their first win of the competition. In case you missed the interesting encounter, here is our rating of each player’s performances throughout the encounter
The goalie replace Petr Cech in goal and was wonderful with the ball at his feet. He’s a great distributor of the ball but he was unable to keep a clean sheet as he conceded two goals. 6/10
The former Juventus right-back was mobile during the night. He joined the attack, not forgetting his defensive duties.
He puts in a decent performance last night 7/10
The young player executed Emery’s play-from-the-back approach quite well but he needs to improve more on his defensive abilities. He gave opponents some space to attack at the course of the game 6/10
He wasn’t troubled by much as Gunners dominate play from start to finish. However, he made some brilliant interceptions to prevent their opponents from scoring. 7/10
Monreal was awesome at the back. He also made some dashing run towards Vorskla’s area during the game. His overall performance was good but not perfect 6/10
His first start in Arsenal shirt, the Uruguayan prove his quality once again as he continue to lay claim for a permanent place in Unai Emery’s starting XI. 7/10
As usual, the Egyptian was lively while attacking but looked sluggish while defending. He needs to improve on his overall display else, he remains a fringe player at the Emirates Stadium. 6/10
Best player on the pitch for the Gunners. He crowned his perfect display with an assist before being replaced by Emery Unai. 9/10
He was wonderful at the flank as he provide more spark to the attacking frontline. 8/10
Though he scored a goal, the England international need to do more in subsequent matches to cement a place in the team 6/10
The Gabonese prove his prowess in front of goal as he grabbed two goals to help the team to victory. 9/10
Others include Ozil (7/10), Smith-Rowe (6/10), Guendouzi (7/10)
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