Premier League Weekly | Latest News & Stories – Jan. 11, 2022
Hello, Premier League fans! Today we will review some exciting news in the past seven days in English Premier League. So sit tight and enjoy the show!
The draw for the 4th Round of the FA Cup is made
The 3rd Round in the oldest competition in the world is almost finished. Manchester United and Aston Villa still have to play tonight. But, before the game at City Ground between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal, a draw for the 4th Round was made.
In the 4th Round, we have one team from the sixth tier – Kidderminster Harriers, and one from the fifth rank – Boreham Wood. Boreham Wood will play against Championship side AFC Bournemouth, and Kidderminster will play at home against Premier League side West Ham United.
Manchester City will welcome Fulham, the current champions Leicester City will travel to City Ground and play against Nottingham Forest. The League One side Plymouth Argyle will travel to Stamford Bridge to duel against Chelsea. Liverpool and Tottenham will play their games at home in the 4th Round, like in the 3rd Round. The Reds will play against Cardiff City, and Tottenham will welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The winner between Manchester United and Aston Villa will play against Middlesbrough at home.
The 4th Round of the FA Cup will be played between 4th and 7th February.
Newcastle United and Aston Villa are in the fight for left-back
The Premier League rivals are in the fight for the French left-back. Everton’s left-back Lucas Digne is very close to leaving the club. Rafa Benitez recently said that he wants to leave Goodison Park, and Newcastle and Aston Villa are very interested in signing him. Some reports say that Chelsea is also interested in signing him to cover injured Ben Chilwell.
Aston Villa is leading the race, and Everton will sell the 28-year-old only if someone pays 30 million pounds.
Lucas Digne is not interested in moving to Newcastle and wants to reunite with former team-mates Philippe Coutinho, who recently signed for Aston Villa. Chelsea has the slightest chance to sign him because they are interested in taking him on loan, which Everton will not accept.
Lucas Digne signs for Everton in 2018 from Barcelona in an 18 million pounds deal. He is one of the best-attacking full-backs in the Premier League, but this season his form is below his standards because of Benitez’s tactics.
After 13 games played, he didn’t score a goal or assist the whole season.
Head up and fight again the game come quick we have to do the same like against Arsenal 💪🏻💙 pic.twitter.com/5BpHTHPH2H
— Lucas Digne (@LucasDigne) December 12, 2021
Chester FC – The English club that must follow the Welsh COVID-19 rules?
The unbelievable story comes from England and Wales. In Wales are in power the much stricter COVID-19 rules, and the Welsh teams Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, and Wrexham must play their home games behind closed doors. Because of that, one club is in a particular situation.
Chester Football Clubs is a club on a border between England and Wales. Their offices are in England, but the pitch and stands are in Wales. But they are an England-based club. They played all of their home games with fans during the holidays, but the Welsh police and government say that Chester breaks the rules and must play their home games behind closed doors because their stadium is in Wales.
The club said the financial implications would be massive, and they could not afford to play without fans. The talks between Chester and the Welsh government will continue on Monday.
Chester’s next home game is on 15th January against Brackley Town.
Tottenham’s record signing played his last game for the club?
Tanguy Ndombele played his last games in Tottenham Hotspur shirt? The club’s record signing in 2019, when he was signed from Lyon for almost 60 million pounds, misbehaved after he was replaced in 69th minutes against Morecambe in the FA Cup.
Tottenham was 1-0 down, and Antonio Conte decided to make a couple of changes. One of them was to replace the French midfielder who had a terrible game. When Tanguy found out that he would be replaced, he slowly walked off the pitch like his team was leading, not losing. Tottenham fans booed him, and he went straight to the tunnel.
Since he signs for Tottenham, Tanguy doesn’t look like a 60-million-pound player. His form is hot and cold, he is usually on the bench, and fans aren’t happy with him. He wanted to leave the club the last summer, but no one was interested in taking him. So he stays at the club. But, this season, he only played nine times, 6 of that in the starting line-up, and since Antonio Conte became the manager of Tottenham, he played only three games and collected only 87 minutes on the pitch.
He is probably one of the worst signings in Tottenham Hotspur history.
— Tanguy Ndombele (@ndombele_22) September 23, 2021
More postponements in Premier League
The problem with the coronavirus is still significant in the Premier League. In the last couple of weeks, many games were postponed because of the high number of positive players on the COVID-19. During the midweek, three games were scheduled to be played, but one of them are postponed because of COVID-19.
The games between Everton and Leicester at Goodison Park will not take place because the coronavirus hit Leicester squad, and in combination with injuries, and players who are on AFCON, Brendan Rodgers doesn’t have enough players for the game.
This is the second time that the games between Everton and Leicester is postponed because of COVID-19. The first time was on 19th December when Everton has a problem with COVID.
This is the 4th Leicester’s, and 4th Everton’s game that is postponed because of the coronavirus this season.