Premier League Weekly | Latest News & Stories – Oct. 15, 2021
Ole is in trouble?
Ahead of Manchester United is an essential and robust list of fixtures. In the next month and a half, Manchester United will play ten games in Champions League and Premier League, and almost every game is important. To show you how demanding the Manchester United schedule is, until the end of November, look at these games: Leicester City, Atalanta, Liverpool, Tottenham, Atalanta again, Manchester City, Villarreal, Chelsea, and Arsenal. The only “easy” game is against Watford, which is after Manchester City and before Villarreal.
The problem for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the injuries of key defenders Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire. Raphael Varane was injured during the international break, and United has reported that he will be out for “a few weeks” with a groin problem. The English defender Harry Maguire was injured during the game against Aston Villa at the end of September, and he missed games against Villarreal and Everton. Also, he wasn’t called for England national team for the October round of the fixtures.
In the latest interview for United’s website, he said he is making progress, but he still hasn’t trained with his teammates.
Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire will definitely miss Saturday’s game against Leicester City and probably next week’s match against Atalanta. There is a chance that Maguire will be ready for a derby against Liverpool on 24th October. Ole will, probably, give a chance to Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly in the heart of the defense.
Brendan Rodgers isn’t interested in becoming a Newcastle United manager
With new owners taking control of Newcastle United, some big names have been connected with the club every day – players and managers. The English media already “sacked” Steve Bruce, and everyone believes that he doesn’t have the future at the club with new owners. Many betting sites have already started offering odds for a new Newcastle manager. The list of potential replacements is very long and begins with Steven Gerrard, Antonio Conte, etc. One of the favorites was current Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers, but he refused a chance to become the next manager of Newcastle United.
The Northern Ireland coach says that he is very happy at Leicester, and he believes there is much to achieve with his current squad.
With Brendan Rodgers, Leicester has won the FA Cup last year and the Community Shield this year and finished in 5th place for the previous two seasons.
What happens with Harry Kane?
Tottenham’s striker is in terrible form. The best English footballer and Tottenham’s and English number nine didn’t perform at his best at the start of the season. In the six games in the Premier League this season, he hasn’t scored a single goal, even he doesn’t have an assist. His performance is at an awful level, even in the English national team. In the game against Hungary, he only touched the ball 21 times and had only two shots for 76 minutes.
The English pundits are united around it that no one is untouchable in the English squad. If Harry Kane doesn’t raise his performance in the next couple of games for Tottenham, he might lose his place in starting line-up for November’s matches against Albania and San Marino.
This is the first time since 2015/16 that Harry Kane didn’t score a single goal after the first six games in Premier League.
The 28-years-old striker has scored six goals this season but in UEFA Europa Conference League and League Cup.
Does Mike Ashley want to buy another club?
A few days after he sold Newcastle United for around 300 million pounds, Mike Ashley is interested in buying another club, English media are reporting.
Allegedly, Mike Ashley wants to buy Derby County. The Rams are in administration from 22nd September, and they are looking for new buyers. But, clubs administrators are saying that Mike Ashley has not approached them.
Derby County has deducted 12 points at the end of September after entering the administration. They are now 24th on the table with only 2 points and looking for potential buyers on everyday basics.