Chelsea, Leicester "distorted face" Racing the top 4: Bid for the defense?
In Round 35 Premier League, fans witnessed shocks named Chelsea and Leicester. Two teams of group leader suddenly received heavy defeat against Sheffield (0-3) and Bournemouth (1-4) and can not be up with the No. 5 team, Manchester United. Even if the beat Southampton tonight, "Reds" will overtake them and take over 3rd place.
Leicester, Chelsea defeated because forgettable performances of defense
Easily recognized defense is the "death pit" of Chelsea, Leicester. 3 goals against Sheffield bringing the total number of times Chelsea have conceded in the Premier League on the number 49 (the worst top 10 Premiership), including 9 goals / 6 games after Covid-19.
In fact, the hole where the defense of Chelsea has exposed throughout this season, but coach Frank Lampard can not do anything more in the context of the team banned the transfer and had to put faith in Zouma, Christensen, Rudiger .
Leicester's achievement is not much better with 8 goals / 6 games after Covid-19. That was partly the cause of poor indicators 1/6 match wins (3 draw, 2 loss) of "wolves", despite the main striker Jamie Vardy has scored regularly.
From the name challenge crown earlier in the season, candidates "hard" for a ticket to the Champions League, now even interest Europa League likely slip out of reach teachers and students Brendan Rodgers when Wolves, Sheffield are silently pressure watching them.
MU Maguire is lucky
Failure of Chelsea, Leicester is good news for Manchester United - the only candidate not top 4 in Round 35. Of course, not many people believe one of the top teams like Southampton chart below can deter "Reds" time now. They spent 17 games unbeaten, including five games in the Premier League after Covid-19 (4 recent games victorious, scoring from 3 goals or more).
Maguire and crafts with "steel", MU gain the upper hand in the race for Champions League tickets
Remarkably, in the past 5 games, keeping a clean sheet MU 3 games (conceding just 3 goals total). With 33 goals conceded, they are also crafts or second Premiership (just less Liverpool, 27 goals conceded). The main factor contributing to the impressive statistics of MU none other than Harry Maguire.
Earlier this season, not least the idea that Maguire is not value for record fee of 80 million pounds that Manchester United have spent to recruit him from Leicester. Former Dutch football star Rafael van der Vaart even once declared, "can easily pick out the three kids playing amateur every Saturday afternoon in the park where the horizontal level with Maguire".
After being coach Solskjaer handed the captain's armband, Maguire gradually demonstrated bravery, class and become reliable barricades through each game. Need to Know, partners where the defense as Victor Lindelof Maguire, De Gea or play Bailly extremely erratic.
Leicester certainly missed Maguire. Caglar Soyuncu - "heir" in Leicester recently received his red card in the defeat silly absent Bournemouth and will last 3 rounds, including encounters with ... MU (round 38). Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and even Manchester City are eyestrain looking for a defender possesses such qualities Maguire leader.
If Manchester United win the right into the top four last season, Maguire deserves to be honored in a formal position alongside Bruno Fernandes, Martial or Pogba.