Kai Havertz scores hat-trick vs Barnsley

Kai Havertz, one of the latest Chelsea’s signings, scored a hat trick playing against Barnsley in Carabao Cup

Kai Havertz, one of the latest Chelsea’s signings, scored a hat-trick playing vs Barnsley in Carabao Cup. Chelsea won the match. The Blues thrashed Barnsley six goals. Moreover, they kept a clean sheet with Thiago Silva, making his debut in the blue shirt.

From left, Tammy Abraham, Kai Havertz and Hudson-Odoi celebrating a goal vs Barnsley. Kai Havertz scored a hat-trick
From left, Tammy Abraham, Kai Havertz and Hudson-Odoi celebrating a goal vs Barnsley. Photo Credits Kai-Havertz

Tammy Abraham opened the scoring sheets following a poor back pass to one of Barnsley’s defender. Mount threaded the ball past Barnsley defense, setting up Havertz’s first goal for Chelsea. Overall, poor defensive decisions by Barnsley defenders, coupled with the prowess of the Chelsea forwards, ensured four more goals were scored. Barkley, Giroud, and Tammy Abraham each scored one goal. The man of the match, Kai Havertz, scored a hat-trick, his first, vs Barnsley.

The man of the match, Kai Havertz, scored a hat-trick past Barnsley.
Havertz is awarded the match ball vs Barnsley. Photo Credits Kai-Havertz


This hat-trick against Barnsley is Kai Havertz’s first in his senior career. This match was his 153rd appearance in competitive football. The 21-year-old has been at the center of a lot of ridicule in social football circles because of his previous performances in a Chelsea shirt. He has failed to score or assist in last matches. Furthermore, zero chances created. However, he is a young and rising talent and will take some time to adapt Premier League football.

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Out of Position?

Frank Lampard fielded a 4-2-3-1 formation in this match, with Tammy Abraham playing upfront. Hudson-Odoi played in the Right Midfielder position, whereas Mount played on the Left Midfielder position. On the other hand, the German youngster played as the CAM. It seems he has played out of position in past matches, based on his performance in this match.

Kai Havertz during a past match vs Brighton
Kai Havertz during a past match vs Brighton. Photo Credits Kai-Havertz

In his first Premier League match versus Brighton, he had a deeper role in midfield. Lampard fielded a 4-2-2-2 formation in this match. Against Liverpool, he was fielded as a false 9. Chelsea played a 4-3-3 formation in this match. Afterward, he was subbed after Christensen earned himself a red card. After conceding two goals against Liverpool in the second half, Lampard shifted to a 4-4-2 formation. If the goal was to prevent more goals, the change in formation worked.

Some tweeps deemed the move to pick Kai Havertz was to boost his confidence. He will probably feature this Saturday in their away match to West Bromwich Albion. Havertz’ hat-trick has definitely created expectation among Chelsea fans. Will he replicate his good run Bundesliga here?

Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden issue apology

Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden have issued an apology following the incidents that occurred in their hotel in Iceland.
Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden have issued an apology following the incidents that occurred in their hotel in Iceland

The incident

Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden have issued an apology following the incidents that occurred in their hotel in Iceland. The two broke quarantine rules during their stay at the team hotel in Iceland. Icelandic media report that the two, following a win against the Iceland national team, were seen in the company of two girls. This is in breach of COVID-19 safety guidelines. Moreover, both later invited girls back to the Three Lion’s hotel in Reykjavik.

The consequences

The England manager Gareth Southgate termed the incident as “very serious.” In response, both Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden have been sent back to England. The England Manager expressed his disappointment in the two ahead of the game against Denmark. This is what he said, “Both of them have responsibilities and have apologised. However, it is clear that they have breached the Corona Virus safety guidelines”. Despite being their first call-ups for the two young stars,they will miss the next game against Denmark. Phil Foden, made his debut during this game against Iceland. On the other hand, Mason Greenwood came in from the bench for his first match for the Three Lions. 

Manchester United and Manchester City issued a statement pg slot condemning the actions of the two and stated that they would liaise with the FA for appropriate measures to be taken. Moreover, Iceland police have said they will make an inquiry that would further lead to more actions taken against the two. The Iceland Police press officer Gunner Sveinbjornsson stated, “The matter has been brought to our attention and we will look into it.” He went on to say, “The breaches of the guidelines are punishable by a fine of some sorts.”

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The two were sent back to England separately. They will now have to follow the guidelines before being able to return to competitive football at their respective clubs.


Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden out of guilt issued an apology for the incident. Mason Greenwood said, “I apologise for the embarrassment I have caused. It was irresponsible of me to break the COVID-19 safety protocol, which was in place to protect the players, staff, and the public. I apologise to the manager Gareth Southgate and I have learned my lesson.”

Phil Foden also issued an apology over the incident. The two now await the start of the new premier league season, which will begin on the 11th of September 2020. However Manchester United and City will begin their matches in game week 2.

Alexis Sanchez remarks on Manchester United: bitterness or facts?

Alexis Sanchez slams Manchester United in his thank you message


In the aftermath of what I can call a remarkable season at Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United. A move that caused a lot of uproar from Arsenal fans. Distasteful indeed to them.

However, it seemed inevitable for the management. Since Alexis Sanchez had refused to renew his contract at Arsenal following continuous plight from the fans, (AFTV), and the team, the board decided to cash in on him to avoid loosing him on a free transfer.

What Alexis Sanchez has to say on his stay at Manchester United
Alexis Sanchez while at Manchester United. Photo Credits Alexis Sanchez, Instagram


3 years have gone by, and the 31 year old Chilean International has joined Inter Milan on a free transfer from Manchester United. Alexis Sanchez recently created a buzz on the internet following his remarks on Manchester United, which he made on a video he shared online.


The environment at Manchester United

According to the shared post, Alexis Sanchez slammed Manchester United saying “he wanted to leave the club after only one training session following his move from Arsenal in 2018.” The coach at the time at Manchester United was the 3 time premier league winning coach, Jose Mourinho. Is it the coach or the team that should be blamed?

Well, Alexis Sanchez moreover directed his blame also to media personalities and some of Manchester United former players, such as Gary Neville and Paul Scholes. It is worth noting that some of these former players in their football analysis have sparked a lot of controversies, for example in the Paul Pogba issue as well as before Lukaku’s move to Inter Milan. It’s agreeable that there is a lot of pressure surrounding a player playing for Manchester United, Lingard is a case scenario. Moreover, Fred at one point admitted the existence of this pressure . I suppose you old enough to remember Wayne Rooney’s punch throwing celebration while at Manchester. The pressure is there!

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The conditions may not have been favorable for Alexis Sanchez under Mourinho, or it was a new normal, this is not well known to us. But it is certain his performance was affected there. Alexis Sanchez scored 5 goals in 45 matches for Manchester United,a poor performance with regards to his run at Arsenal. Poor performance can result in bitterness, also, poor environment can result to poor performance.

What Alexis Sanchez has to say on his stay at Manchester United
Alexis Sanchez in a recent match for Inter Milan. Photo Credits (alexis_officia1)

In this case, I suppose, both factors came into play leading to his “thank you message” to Manchester. Well, most people rate him highly, hope he rediscovers himself at Inter Milan. Looking forward to seen him create great football moments at Inter Milan.

Fans React on the News of Messi Leaving Barca


After the news broke that Lionel Messi was leaving Barcelona, groups of angry fans met outside Barcelona offices demanding the club president’s resignation. The fans gathered to express their displeasure.

Messi had sent a burofax to the club asking them to activate a clause in his contract. This will enable him to leave the club on a free transfer this summer. The free transfer news has attracted most of the clubs in the premier league. The fans marched to Barcelona club’s stadium Camp Nou to voice their displeasure with the club. The fans believe that Barcelona club president Joseph Maria Bartomeu played a significant role in Messi’s decision.

Current La Liga Fixtures

La liga Fixtures

Barcelona will play Valencia at Camp Nou in the second week of September. This will be interesting in live soccer to watch. Atletico Madrid will play Real Madrid in Wanda Metropolitano. Atletico beat Real Madrid 7-2 in the preseason clash; therefore, a lot is expected in the Madrid derby. Both teams are strong, and they are contesting for a top position in the chat.

Atletico will play against Valencia on 20th October at the Wanda metropolitan. According to soccer prediction, Atletico Madrid will have to beat Valencia to maintain being top on the La Liga table. According to La Liga fixtures of the 2019-2020 season, Real Madrid will be traveling to Camp Nou. This will be an El Classico match between the two rival teams.

Barcelona will be traveling to Madrid play against Roji Blancos. This will be an interesting first match in December. After five long years, Atletico Madrid will play against Griezmann. And Real Madrid will travel to Mestalla to play Valencia. According to La Liga fixtures, only the top four games are to be played in January. At Mentalla stadium Valencia will play against Barcelona for the 21 clashes.

La liga Fixtures
La liga Fixtures(photo laliga.com)

The tough month of La Liga’s premier league for teams is February. Atletico Madrid will face two of the top teams in La Liga away matches. The first match will be against their city rivals Real Madrid. The second match will be against Valencia. This will be a deciding month for Atletico Madrid in their 2019-2020 season.

In the month of Match, Real Madrid will lay two tough teams in two matches. The first Match will be against bitter rivals Real Madrid and one against Valencia. Both of the matches will be played at their home stadium at Santiago Bernabeu. These two matches can either hand them fantasy premier league titles or take it away from them.

Upcoming women soccer matches

Women soccer players

The Football Association Women’s Super League resumes this week after it ended prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chelsea Women team was declared the winner of the 2019/2020 season on the point-per-game criteria. The Blues were crowned champions with 39 points in 15 games, one point behind Manchester City women who had 40 points in 16 games. The FA Women’s Super League resumes this weekend. All eyes will be on the leading contenders of the league last season. Manchester City Women will be playing against Aston Villa Ladies. According to the current weekend FA Women’s Super League cup fixture, Chelsea Women will be playing against Manchester United Women.

Manchester City Women vs. Aston Villa Ladies

Saturday 5th September 2020 at 16:30 (EAT) in Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium.

Manchester-women-team-player, (Picture source: sportstar.thehindu.com)

The fans will be looking forward to this FA Women’s Super League cup match. Fans will be forced to watch from their places of convenience due to COVID-19 restrictions. In their previous match, Manchester City Women beat Aston Villa 4-0. Manchester City are poised to win this match.

Chelsea Women vs. Manchester United Women.

Sunday 6th September 2020 in the Cherry Red Records Stadium at 17:00 (EAT)

Women football fixtures1
Women football fixtures1

Chelsea Women, will be working to retain the title. However, their opponents are equally experienced. The teams last played each other in November 2019 in Cherry Red Records Stadium, whereby Chelsea Women won 1-0. Goal statistics show that Chelsea and Manchester United women have conceded an average of 0.5 goals in every game and scored 1.5 goals per game. However, Chelsea women have a high chance of scoring at home. Manchester United Women have scored in 50% of their away matches. Chelsea has lower odds for winning this game.

The other women games for this weekend include:

Women football fixtures
Women football fixtures. Picture credits: https://pepperdinewaves.com/

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