Arsenal Starting XI Prediction vs Liverpool FC (EFL Cup Semis)

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Tomorrow brings a rescheduled EFL Cup semifinal, leg 2/2, between Liverpool and Arsenal, and the main storyline transcends football. This match was originally scheduled to take place two weeks ago, and with Arsenal’s Premier League fixture versus Burnley this weekend potentially getting called off, the elephant in the room is of course the coronavirus pandemic.

The cancelations and rescheduling have created a massive mess, in which it really feels like no one actually knows what’s going on right now. Just ask the manager of Arsenal’s biggest rival.

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Arsenal Team News vs Liverpool (EFL Cup): Arteta, Odegaard, Mari

As we head into the second leg of the EFL Cup semifinals, the tie between Liverpool and Arsenal, the major match storyline revolves around postponements and rescheduling. There has been a lot of criticism aimed at Arsenal, whether that’s fair or not, and Gunners boss Mikel Arteta used his press conference on Wednesday to address that.

After the North London Derby was cancelled, Tottenham boss Antonio Conte made his feelings known, with rather strong opinions, as he hit out at the Premier League.

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Predicted Liverpool FC Starting XI at Arsenal (Carabao Cup Semifinals)

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A spot in the Carabao Cup final is on the line Thursday when Liverpool travels to Arsenal for the second leg of their semifinal. The two teams had a sluggish 0-0 draw last week at Anfield, so the pressure is ramped up for Thursday.

Liverpool sent out a pretty strong line-up last week, and should do something similar on Thursday with a few changes.

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Antonio Conte Slams Premier League Rescheduling as a Mess

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte slammed the Premier League’s rescheduling strategy after and amid a wave of matches postponed from covid-19 outbreaks. Tomorrow sees Tottenham Hotspur travel to Leicester City for a match that got called off on Dec. 16, just hours before kickoff.

Their North London Derby on Sunday was postponed because Arsenal, which had only one covid case at the time, was very short-handed due to a multitude of reasons (injuries, suspensions, players away at AFCON. According to Conte, there doesn’t seem to be any real consistency when it comes to the criteria the league has utilized for cancelation, or how it goes about rescheduling.

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5 world-famous footballers produced by Ukrainian Premier League

Everton signed 22-year-old left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko from Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv for a reported amount of 23.5 million pounds on January 1 with the full-back signing a contract till June 2026.

The Toffees head coach Rafael Benitez praised the youngster for playing 120 minutes in his FA Cup debut, which helped the club progress to Round 4 of the historic competition. On Saturday, the 22-year-old made his Premier League debut in the 2-1 loss to 20th placed Norwich City and would be looking to put in better performances in the near future after a forgettable debut.

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Man United Starting XI Prediction at Brentford FC

Manchester United remain a mess, but there is still a lot of potential there. That’s provided the team can find some real semblance of team chemistry. The Premier League title race is over now, and they have been out of the mix for some time, but you still have plenty to play for.

However, nothing salvageable will come of this season unless interim manager Ralf Rangnick can figure out his lineup. He needs to find the winning hand that works for him and his side.

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United Team News at Brentford: Ronaldo, Pogba, Rashford, Martial

As Manchester United prepare to host Brentford FC on Wednesday, the main storyline revolves around the rift between Anthony Martial and Ralf Rangnick. The Frenchman has fallen far out of favor for quite some time, and one wonders if his days at the club are numbered.

Rangnick insists the once fractured player-manager relationship has now been mended though. “I’m here now for six weeks, all the things that needed to be said, I said after the press conference (at Aston Villa),” Rangnick said to a news conference today.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction at Brighton

When Chelsea lost 1-0 at Manchester City over the weekend, there was plenty of blame to go around. Some of it fell on Romelu Lukaku directly, and when you’re the most expensive player in club history, it comes with the territory.

And of course, when you start trouble at your current club, with your current manager, you can get singled out, in a bad way, by your boss. And that’s exactly what Thomas Tuchel did on Saturday. Now the situation is supposedly rectified, so what does that mean moving forward, starting with a trip to Brighton?

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Chelsea FC Team News at Brighton: Mendy, Christensen, Chalobah

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Chelsea fell at Manchester City on Saturday, 1-0, and in doing so they saw their Premier League title dreams dashed. Now they’re not even the side closest to Manchester City in the table, as Liverpool (even with a game in hand) have surpassed the Blues.

Now it’s time to shift the focus to the top four instead, with “the rest of the season” beginning with a trip to surprisingly solid Brighton & Hove Albion.

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction vs Leicester City

In one of the rescheduled fixtures from a COVID ravaged festive fixture period, Leicester City plays host to Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power Stadium.

Meetings between these two sides are usually pretty high-scoring. Since Leicester returned to the top flight in 2014, Leicester vs Tottenham is the fourth-highest scoring fixture in the Premier League with 54 goals.

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Tottenham Team News vs Leicester; Son, Dier, Reguilon, Romero

Tottenham Hotspur travels to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City in a midweek fixture. It is a rearranged fixture that was supposed to take place in December because of a COVID outbreak within the Leicester squad. In an interesting twist of fate, neither side played at the weekend because of COVID outbreaks in their respective oppositions squads.

Tottenham has been resurgent since the appointment of Italian mastermind Antonio Conte and could bridge the gap to the top four with a victory here.

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Erling Haaland Says ‘things will happen now’ Regarding Potential Transfer

Norwegian striker Erling Haaland is The Next Big Thing in football, so when he leaves Borussia Dortmund for his next club, it will be blockbuster news. According to the man himself, it seems like it’s going to happen this summer, and the preliminary negotiations will get started soon.

Haaland has been linked with absolutely all of the biggest clubs, in the entire world, including Manchester CityManchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Chelsea.

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