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Guardiola struggles with strikers
Guardiola struggles with strikers
Keeping strikers Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus both happy is proving a challenge for Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits it is almost impossible to keep strikers Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus both happy.
Guardiola's preferred system has space for just one out-and-out striker which means he regularly has to leave one of Aguero or Jesus on the bench.
Ahead of Saturday's clash with Everton at Goodison Park, Argentina forward Aguero has eight goals in six Premier League outings.
Brazil international Jesus has netted three goals in five appearances with one each in the Premier League, Champions League and EFL Cup.
Despite the obvious quality of both players, Guardiola suggested he is loath to revert to a different formation which means one - most likely Jesus - looks likely miss out against the Toffees.
Guardiola said: "Both guys are incredible. It's difficult for me. I try to move them and play both.
"Never any player will be happy if they don't play regularly. He plays he will happy, he does not play he will not be happy. 
"But I try to let them both play as much as possible. Sometimes when they're injured, Gabriel or Sergio, the other one plays.
"In some games Gabriel gives me something Sergio cannot give us. And the other games, Sergio gives us what Gabriel cannot. That is the quality.
"Normally I don't play with two strikers. I played with two against Norwich, in the last minutes, and it wasn't good. Our control isn't the best, we're not solid enough."
Guardiola acknowledged he has to handle the striking dilemma sensitively, especially when both players are fit and in good form, and often finds himself apologising to one of the pair.
"They're upset if they don't play, of course," he added.
"You play a Champions League game, a semi-final or a quarter-final, and they are fit and they are strong. 
"They want to play, and the manager says, 'You don't play'. How can they be happy? It's impossible. All I can say with the players is I'm sorry - I have to choose 11. 
"Sergio could have scored five goals against Watford. Gabriel the last game against Preston could have scored three or four. 
"We have many, many games, four competitions and of course everyone is necessary".
Meanwhile, Guardiola dismissed suggestions of strained relations between himself and Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.
The 28-year-old was left on the bench for City's 3-2 defeat at Norwich and responded with a commanding display in their 8-0 thrashing of Watford.
Guardiola said in the aftermath of the win over the Hornets he was "frustrated" with aspects of De Bruyne's game but subsequently dismissed any notion the player had an attitude problem.
"When he's happy, his performance is incredible," Guardiola said. 
"Like when I do my job, I'm happier so my job I do it better. I communicate better to my players. 
"Sometimes I'm a bit down, I speak few words because not all the days I'm good. Sometimes I'm a little bit sad. It happens to me, it happens to you."
'Hudson-Odoi must follow Sterling'
'Hudson-Odoi must follow Sterling'
Callum Hudson-Odoi should follow in the footsteps of Raheem Sterling, Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard said.

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard urged Callum Hudson-Odoi to use Raheem Sterling as a role model to aid his development.
Hudson-Odoi, 18, re-signed with the Premier League club earlier this month, extending his stay at Stamford Bridge until 2024.
A two-time England international, the attacker scored five goals last season and netted in Wednesday's thrashing of Grimsby Town in the EFL Cup.
Lampard wants the teenager to follow in the footsteps of Sterling, who has developed into a star for England and Manchester City.
"I know Callum's talent and he has got huge talent, hence why the club were so keen to get him signed up. We're all delighted with that, but there's a lot of work for Callum to do, lots of work," he told UK newspapers.
"You can look around and look at fantastic examples and not even at this club.
"I don't like to talk about other club's players but Raheem Sterling is an incredible example of a player with great talent, whose work ethic added to that talent and improvement in a short period of time through absolute dedication, has seen him become a complete player, who we are all wowed by.
"He is a great model for Callum because Callum has those talents. I want him to be the absolute best because he has the potential to do that and some of it is about hard truths and I saw some hard truths in the game the other day – ways that he can improve.
"He needs to listen to them and he will. Then he can be that player for us."
Sitting 11th in the Premier League, Chelsea host Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

A trident to stamp out the crisis. AFP/EFE
A trident to stamp out the crisis. AFP/EFE
Barcelona is gearing up for a game that could potentially make or break the season against Getafe this Saturday. The Catalans need to impose their strength and prove once and for all that their latest poor performances away from home were the exception and not the rule. Now facing another injury from team star Lionel Messi, Ernesto Valverde will put his Griezmann, Suarez and Dembele trident to the test in the hopes of finding a solution to the ongoing crisis.

Enersto Valverde's tough start to the season has seen him face harsh criticism for Barcelona's away form. Indeed, Barcelona has at times looked like a mere shadow of the team that just last season had been pinned to win the treble. 
The Catalans are their usual imposing selves when at the Camp Nou, but as soon as they leave the Camp Nou, Valverde's men lose their ability to perform as a well-jointed team. 
Losses against Atlethic Bilbao and Granada, as well as a draw against Osasuna - all games which Barcelona was expected to win, and do so comfortably - have meant that the pressure is mounting for a team that needs to react accordingly this weekend. 
Barcelona's rival Getafe is no easy team, especially when at home in the Alfonso Perez Coliseum, but the desperate need for a win means Barcelona should do everything to stay afloat. 
Anything other than adding the three points will amplify a crisis that is already of considerable size. For this reason, Valverde will undoubtedly do everything in his power to avoid this, including forming a new trident with some of Barcelona's biggest names. 
According to 'Sport', the Blaugrana coach will come out to Getafe with an offensive trio formed by Griezmann, Luis Suarez and Dembele in the absence of Leo Messi and Ansu Fati.
The three players will also seek to vindicate themselves on a personal level, as they all their personal reasons for wanting to succeed and please the fans. 
The former Atletico Madrid player wants to remove the bad taste from fans' mouths after less than impressive performances in Granada and Dortmund (in the Champions League) and show that he can lead Barça in the absence of their biggest star. 
For his part, Luis Suarez wants those whistles received in the last duel against Villarreal to disappear, which will only happen if the Uruguayan recovers his best form. 
Meanwhile, 'Dembouz' will try to make it clear that his good performance in the few minutes awarded against Villarreal as a replacement for Messi were not the exception but the norm and that, when healthy, he is an essential footballer in the team.
The 'gsd'. Or the 'dsg'. In short, a trio of circumstances that must lead Barcelona to put an end to a long ordeal away from home.
Zidane before the media on the evn of Madrid's game v Osasuna. EFE
Zidane before the media on the evn of Madrid's game v Osasuna. EFE

Zinedine Zidane appeared before the media on the eve of the visit to Osasuna. The Real Madrid coach highlighted the attitude of his players against Sevilla, but did not want to concentrate on the win.

"Solidity is the key to success. Beyond the game in Seville, what stands out is that we play as a team. To win games you have to play like this. There are no easy games. When you are together you can fight better. We have to continue in this line," said the coach in the press room of the Ciudad Real Madrid.
In this sense, Zinedine Zidane stressed the difficulty of La Liga: "I don't know how many teams there are to win. It costs a lot to win games. In this league everything can happen. La Liga is very good. To beat all the teams you have to demand it. "
In regards to the injuries, the Frenchman commented: "I am not worried, but it's annoying. I don't want players injured, but it's a part of football that we don't control very well. Those who work here are very good, but you have to accept from time to time that an injury can happen. The calendar with many matches also affects it".
"Our preparation has not changed much. All physical trainers think of the team and are great professionals. What happens next, everyone thinks. What I have to say is that we need a little respect for them. We work very well in preseason, but many factors come into play with injuries," he added.
Meanwhile, Zidane was on the fence regarding Leo Messi's FIFA award: "If I think the 'The Best' is fair? I neither saw it nor found out. I'm glad for my players. I'm not going to tell you if I think they deserve it or not, but when a player is good he always is, for a lifetime".
In addition, the French coach does not fear media noise or the word 'crisis': "It is always like this and will continue like this. What happened, happened. The next game is the important one. What moves me is what happens Wednesday. We have to play a great game, with the same attitude and intensity".
"Football is like this. When I lose, I am out; when I win, I can stay. The game against Osasuna is the only thing that interests me right now. I feel strong. Same as a month ago. I try to give my best, like when I was a player. It is in the difficult times that you learn a lot" he added.
Also, the Real Madrid coach did not want to assess the problems of FC Barcelona: "We can lose ourselves, everyone... The most important thing is that my players give it their all. If you lose giving it everything, then nothing happens. You can only win one, but you have to give everything," he added.


Information about Manchester City Club

Information about Manchester City Club 2018
Information about Manchester City Club

     Manchester City was founded in 1880 as St. Marks, then changed, while the name was changed again in 1887 and the club was renamed April 16, 1894, The strongest English clubs where he struggles annually for local and European titles.

     The team's performance during the period was particularly disconcerting, with accusations of financial irregularities that led to the arrest of 17 players in 1906.

    After the end of the First World War, the team tried to get back to the fore, but the administrative and financial problems hindered it, and the performance was poor, which had a negative effect on its results.

     In 1934, the FA won the FA Cup, and three years later he achieved - for the first time - his dream of winning the local championship, but - and to everyone's dismay - came down to 1938 in the first class.

     The Second World War stopped sports activities in Britain, but there was consensus on a periodic formation suited to the atmosphere of conflict.
Manchester City struggled to return after the war was over and won the second division championship in 1947.

     The club maintained its performance during the 1950s and managed to reach the FA Cup in 1955 when it failed against Newcastle United, while winning the same cup in 1956 after beating Birmingham City.

     The club fell back to the first division in 1963 and forced the management to take action at the level of the technical staff to adjust the situation. This was achieved by winning the first division title in 1965, and then returned to the elite division again (Premier League). Not only did the club win the championship for the second time in its history during the 1967-1968 season.

     He also won the FA Cup in 1969, the European Cup in 1970, and the same year he won the English League Cup.

     August 2003 saw Manchester City move to the City of Manchester Stadium, leaving the Main Road Stadium where they had been playing since 1913, and the club's most successful period in the late 1960s and early 1970s with the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup English clubs and European Cups.

     Manchester United lived in the late 1960s and late 1970s, winning the Premiership, FA Cup and European Cups under Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison, but after losing the FA Cup in 1981, the club began to retreat and landed in the third division for the first time In its history in 1998.

   Manchester City regained its balance after Abu Dhabi United became the club's new owner in 2009, becoming one of the richest clubs in the world. In 2011, Manchester City qualified for the Champions League and won the FA Cup. The following year they won the Premier League His first league title in 44 years.

     In 2014, Manchester City won the English Premier League title, the second title after winning the English Premier League title in 2013-2014. During that season, the club was ranked sixth in the list of the world's richest football clubs, Its annual revenue is a total of 463.5 million euros.

Manchester City's achievements and titles in detail:

English Premier League: (4 times): 1936-1937, 1967-1968, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

Second Division: (7 times) 1898-1899, 1902-1903, 1909-1910, 1927-1928, 1946-1947, 1965-1966, 2001-2002.

England Cup: (5 times) 1903-1904, 1933-1934, 1955-1956, 1968-1969, 2010-2011.

English Armor Cup: (4 times): 1937, 1968, 1972, 2012.

English Professional League Cup: (4 times): 1969-1970, 1975-1976, 2013-2014, 2015-2016.

European Cup Winners: (Once): 1969-1970.

Information about Manchester United Club

Information about Manchester United Club 2018
Information about Manchester United Club

       Manchester United is one of the oldest clubs in the world at the level of tournaments in England and the world throughout history, where he won many cups at the local, European and continental, including the record in the number of titles in the English Premier League, 20 titles, 12 titles of the FA Cup , Along with three titles in the Champions League.

      Manchester United was founded in 1878, and the club was called "Noten Heath" in relation to the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railroad. It was founded by a group of railway workers in Manchester. The name was later abbreviated to Newton Heath and joined the English Premier League. 1892 This team was impressed by the English fans in various games.

      In 1902, the Neuten Heath team faced the specter of bankruptcy, but John Henry Davies saved the club and paid the debt and changed the name to Manchester United, while deciding to change the colors of the team from golden to green and red and white, won the English League in 1908, and financial aid from Davis moved the club To the new stadium "Old Trafford" in 1909, which is now one of the best stadiums in the world.

      Sir Matt Besby was appointed coach of the team after World War II, while his policy of players from Al Shabab played a major role in the success of the club which won the 1956 and 1957 titles. However, this success was influenced by the 1958 Munich air crash, From Manchester United and three club officials in a chartered plane carrying a total of 44 people.

      After the great shock of the Munich incident, Sir Busby managed to build a great team that could win the 1965 and 1967 World Cups. Manchester United became the first English club to win the Champions League in 1968 after defeating Benfica, but the club did not see success until the 1990s. Sir Alex Ferguson led the team to eight league tournaments in 11 years.

       One of the journalists who attended the game at Old Trafford described the event as: "It's the most beautiful and wonderful and the most exciting events I've ever seen. For the stadium, it's the best in the whole world. Manchester City is proud to have this stadium, He can do miracles. "

       In 1999, Manchester United became the first club to win the trophy, the League, the Cup of England and the Champions League in a single season. The Red Devils now have more than 330 million fans around the world, about 5 percent of the world's population. Is the most expensive club at all levels around the world with £ 897 million.

   Manchester United has Old Trafford, a football stadium. Sir Bobby Charlton was the first to be named the Dream Theater, having hosted many of the world's greatest players, clubs and major rivals in 100 years. February 1910, Manchester United lost to Liverpool 4/3.

Manchester United's achievements and titles in detail:

English Premier League: (20 times): 1907-08, 1910-11, 1951-52, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1964-65, 1966-67, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996 97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13.

UEFA Champions League: (3 times): 1967-68, 1998-99, 2007-08.

England, England, England, England, England, England, England, England, England (12 times): 1908-09, 1947-48, 1962-63, 1976-77, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1989-90, 1993-94, 04, 2015-16.

(20 times): 1908, 1911, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1967, 1977, 1983, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011.

English Premier League Cup: (4 times): 1991-92, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-2010.

European Super Cup: (once): 1991.

European Cup Winners: (once) 1990-91.

Club World Cup: (once) 2008.

Information about Liverpool FC Club

Information about Liverpool FC Club 2018
Information about Liverpool FC Club

    The Liverpool club, founded since 1892, is one of the most successful football clubs in the world and the most English club has won the Champions League, which has won the Cup 5 times.

    Liverpool have played at Anfield since its inception, making it one of the oldest stadiums in the world. The team spent a golden period under the leadership of coaches Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley in the 1970s and 1980s. Liverpool won 11 local titles and seven European titles.

    Liverpool fans went through many catastrophic events. The first disaster was the Hesel disaster of 1985, when fans of Liverpool knocked down one of the stadium walls to kill 39 fans from Juventus before the Champions League final. The fans of the Reds suffered 1989 in the Hilsburg disaster when 96 fans died Liverpool face Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup semi-finals.

     Liverpool have a strong enmity with Everton, their arch-rivals, as well as Manchester United.

   He has been playing Liverpool Red full since 1964.

   Liverpool are known for their red color, and the club is called the Reds because of that, but when Liverpool was founded it was not wearing red, but took the colors of Everton because it was originally a dissident.

    The first color of Liverpool was a blue and white diabetic shirt in early years, but in 1896 he decided to change to the color of the Red City of Liverpool, and the Liberian was later adopted as a logo for the club.

The dream coach and the first finals season is bad

    During the 2015-2016 season, and after only a few games, the Liverpool club decided to dismiss the coach who almost won the league in the season of the Gerrard season, Brendan Rodgers, and the appointment of Juergen Klopp instead.

    Juergen Klopp has gained immense popularity in the world, as a result of his extraordinary success with Borussia Dortmund, his double title win, and the Champions League final that he lost in 2013.

   Many described the appointment of Juergen Klopp as the dream, which was a great hope to bring back the team to the glory and titles, which was almost achieved in the first season, where the team reached the final of the Confederation Cup and the European League final.

     Liverpool could not maintain their balance in those matches, where they lost with Manchester City in the penalty shootout League Cup, then fell with Sevilla 1-3 in the European League final.

      At the end of the season, the Liverpool administration said they did not expect so much of a positive reaction from Jurgen, so they are optimistic about the next season 2016-2017, spending generously on bringing in several names, including the Senegalese jumper Sadio Mani of Southampton.

    The Arab player who has become the most expensive thing in Liverpool
Egyptian player Mohamed Salah entered history in the summer of 2017-2018, when he moved to Liverpool from Rome for a sum of 45-50 million euros.

     This amount made Salah the most expensive player in Liverpool's history, the most expensive player sold by Roma, the most expensive Arab player and the most expensive African player in history.

"We bought Salah, because he can do amazing things, his supernatural speed will make us deal with the strongest defenses," said coach Juergen Klopp, who was the reason for his contract.

Liverpool Club achievements and titles:

English Premier League (18 times): 1901 - 1906 - 1922 - 1923 - 1947 - 1964 - 1966 - 1973 - 1976 - 1977 - 1979 - 1980 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1986 - 1988 - 1990

FA Cup: (7 times): 1965 - 1974 - 1986 - 1989 - 1992 - 2001 - 2006

Professional League Cup: (8 times): 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1995 - 2001 - 2003 - 2012

Community Shield: (15 times): 1964, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2001, 2006

UEFA Champions League: (5 times): 1977 - 1978 - 1981 - 1984 - 2005

European Cup Winners Cup:
European Super Cup: (3 times): 1977, 2001, 2005
European Championship (3 times): 1973, 1976, 2001.

Information about Chelsea Club

Chelsea Club 2018
information about Chelsea Club

      Chelsea was founded in 1905 and is considered one of the top teams in the Premier League, while wearing a dark blue shirt and white socks, has changed the logo of the club on several occasions in an attempt to improve its image at the local and international levels and keep up with the modern era, The current logo on the lion's image is a modified version of the logo that appeared in the 1950s.

Chelsea was founded in 1905
Chelsea was founded in 1905

       Chelsea maintained their position as the fifth most popular team in English football, while the club won their first success in 1955 by winning the English Premier League, followed by the FA Cup in several times during the sixties, seventies and nineties of the last century as well as at the turn of the century While Chelsea have thrived in the last two decades with 15 titles since 1997.

seventies and nineties of the last century as well as at the turn of the century While Chelsea have thrived in the last two decades with 15 titles since 1997.
 Chelsea maintained their position as the fifth most popular team in English football

      At the local level, Chelsea have won the English Premier League five times, the FA Cup seven times, the English League Cup five times, the Shield title four times, the European Cup title on two occasions, the European Super Cup title once One, while winning the European League title once, as well as the Champions League title on one occasion.

Chelsea are the only club to have won the Champions League, one of the four teams and the only British team to win the titles

     of the three major European tournaments, as well as being the first team to win two major European championships. Conte after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho in mid-season due to negative results.

      Chelsea have become the property of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich since July 2013, while in April 2013 the magazine named Forex in seventh place in the list of the richest clubs in the world of football worth 588 million euros, an increase of eighteen In comparison to the previous year, given the achievements of the Abramovich era through the achievement of local and European titles in that period.

     Chelsea have had four key slogans since its inception, but they all underwent minor modifications, putting the Benschers in their first 1905 logo to match the team's title, the Benseners. The slogan has remained for half a century, Ted Drake decided to remove the Benschner image and change the club's logo starting in 1905 in line with his policy of updating the team, He designed a temporary new logo for a club with the letters CFC, the first letters of the name "Chelsea Football Club" and continued for one year, and when Roman Abramovich ownership of the club and the approach of a hundred and as a result of the demands of supporters of the team to restore the slogan 1950, The logo was back in 2005 with the return of the old design that was used between 1953 and 1986.

Chelsea's achievements and titles:

English Premier League: (5 times): 1954-55, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10, 2014-15.

European Championship / UEFA Cup: (once) 2012-13.

England Cup: (7 times): 1969-70, 1996-97, 1999-2000, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12.

Charity Shield Cup: (4 times): 1955, 2000, 2005, 2009.

English Professional League Cup: (5 times): 1964-65, 1997-98, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2014-15.

UEFA Champions League: (once) 2011-12.

European Championship: (once) 2012-13.

European Cup Winners: (twice) 1970-71, 1997-98.

European Super Cup: (once) 1998.

Chelsea won the trophies

Number of league titles won by Chelsea: 5 times.
Number of Cup titles won by Chelsea: 7 times.
Number of trophies trophy charity won by Chelsea: 4 times.
The number of English League Cup titles won by Chelsea: 5 times.
Number of Champions League titles won by Chelsea: Once.
Number of European league titles won by Chelsea: Once.