Rafa Benitez claims that he has advised his players against looking at the table.
Newcastle United’s hopes of avoiding relegation took another turn for the worse after a 3-2 loss against fellow relegation rivals Norwich City. This was a match Newcastle needed to win at all costs in order to help themselves out of the drop zone. Due to the substantial difference building between the drop zone and clubs placed in the 15th, it will be far difficult for any team to think about avoiding relegation without pulling the likes of Norwich or Crystal Palace into the mix.
The inverse has happened during the weekend, as Norwich have been able to build a four-point advantage over Sunderland and an even bigger six-point advantage over Newcastle. This puts them firmly in control going into the final few weeks of the campaign. Benitez is yet to test his first victory as Newcastle manager. Recent reports suggested that the Spaniard is in line to become the head coach of the Spanish national team after the Euro 2016. Benitez has a release clause his contract that will allow him to leave St James’s Park should Newcastle get relegated to the second division. Continue reading “Rafa Benitez advised Players to Ignore Table”
Claudio Ranieri reckons one of the reasons why Leicester is holding the second position in the Premiership points table at this point of time is that a couple of big clubs have not been able to play as well as they can.
According to Ranieri, Leicester would have surely struggled to be placed this high in the table if the big boys had come to the party.
But, the boss is happy with how things are going at the moment and he is hoping that there is no turn around for the big teams for the rest of the season so that the Foxes manage to achieve something special which they are well and truly on track for.
When the season began, many would have thought that Leicester’s real target was to avoid demotion, but, forget demotion, they are now in a position where they can hope to become the Premiership Champions for the first ever time in their history.
On the other hand, a team like Chelsea whom everybody had backed to be the biggest contender for the title again is finding itself threateningly close to bottom 3.
Even Manchester United, after having a decent 2014-15 under Louis Van Gaal, was seen as one of the favourites coming into this season, but, they have not been extraordinarily impressive either. Continue reading “Claudio Ranieri reckons one of the reasons why Leicester is holding the second position”
Robert Huth penned a permanent contract with Leicester City on June 24 of the ongoing year but before this long term deal was signed, Huth had already played for 4 months with the Premier League club as he had played with Leicester City on a loan deal and during this period of time, Robert Huth helped the English club survive in the top English league.
Leicester City only lost 4 matches when Robert Huth played in the team and the defensive combination that he formed alongside the likes of: Wes Morgan and MarcinWasilewskiwas so formidable that they only kept 5 clean sheets during the final 9 matches of the previous season.
After having gone through such a successful and impressive loan deal with Leicester City, the Premier League club launched an offer for the German defender and the veteran player decided to accept it as he signed a 3 year long deal.
The 2015-16 Premier League season kicked off in full force and after the 3 opening matches of the season, Leicester City has collected 7 points which allows them to snatch the 2nd spot behind Manchester City as they are the current table toppers. Continue reading “Robert Huth signs a rightfully deserved permanent deal with Leicester City”
Robert Huth is edging closer and closer to a move to Leicester City with a transfer fee believed to be in the region of €3 million. The head coach of Stoke City, Mark Hughes is prepared to allow Robert Huth to leave the club and offload him in the approaching summer transfer window as the manager already has at his disposal PhillippWollscheid.
Huth signed a loan deal with Leicester City which extended at the end of the season but Nigel Pearson is hoping that he can sign the German defender on a permanent deal and Stoke City is willing to do that.
The 30 year old German defender helped Leicester City in their journey of surviving for another season in the Premier League and this mission was accomplished in a fairly impressive way as Leicester City was able to keep 6 clean sheets from their last 12 Premier League matches of the season.
One of the qualities which has helped Robert Huth in turning him into a favorite at the club is because of his aggressive style of defending while also being able to keep the amount of yellow cards that he receives on a season on the down low. In this recently concluded season, Huth managed to make 14 league appearances for Leicester City and only received 2 yellow cards which is a low amount for a defender. Continue reading “Robert Huth is a summer target of Leicester City”
Chelsea star Eden Hazard believes that the club have one foot on the title after managing a narrow 2-1 victory over Stoke City during the weekend.
Hazard was once again at his brilliant best after scoring one goal and creating the other in this victory. The victory has left the blues seven points clear at the top of the table. Arsenal are now their closest rivals after Manchester City lost against Crystal Palace on Monday. Even though the gunners have an easy fixture list going into the last seven matches, Jose Mourinho will be aware that his team only need five wins and a draw from the remaining eight games.
Due to this respect,Hazard says that Chelsea almost have one hand on the title and that they will not be allowing it to slip away from their hands. A number of clubs have been guilty of throwing away such a strong position in the last two months of the campaign. Even Manchester United have not been exempt from this, as the Red Devils threw a similar advantage during the 2010-11 season to the hands of Manchester City. Despite being quite far away from Chelsea, Arsenal have been the inform team in the division. Continue reading “Eden Hazard believes that the club have one foot on the title”
Stoke City allowed defender Robert Huth to join Leicester City on a loan deal till the end of the campaign.
This arrangement was made in order to keep the player happy in what could be his final season at Stoke. After the arrival of Mark Hughes, the club has been moving forward in terms of its players. The former Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City manager has been using players that he has brought into the club. This coupled with several injuries faced byHuth at the start of the season has rendered him surplus to requirements at Stoke.
After moving to Leicester City in the January transfer window, Stoke have found themselves with a tight situation at the back. Captain and defender Ryan Shawcross has suffered an injury that is expected to keep him out of action for a few matches. Stoke announced Huth’s move to Leicester only a few days ago. Manager Hughes has claimed that he would not have sanctioned the move for Huth had the injury to Shawcross come a few days earlier. Shawcross was injured only in the 3-1 victory over QPR. Since his move to Leicester, Huth has completed two 90 minutes of action. He managed only three minutes of football during the first half with Stoke. Continue reading “Robert Huth joined Leicester City”
Stoke City have had some fantastic results against top teams like Arsenal and Manchester City in the first half of the season. Keen to build on this form, Stoke boss Mark Hughes is not set to allow any complacency within the team.
He is set to provide an opportunity for Philipp Wollscheid when his Stoke team take on Arsenal at the Emirates stadium. The 25-year-old has been signed from German outfit Bayer Leverkusen on a loan deal. Due to several injury problems currently hampering Stoke, Hughes says that he is prepared to give the new signing a chance.
Meanwhile, there is also a possibility of defender Robert Huth heading out on loan. This is likely to bring an end to his Stoke City career.Huth has struggled with injuries for the last 12 months and he has rarely featured in the first-team. Continue reading “Stoke City has Fantastic Record against Arsenal and MC”