LNTUP 10 Hot Topics of The Day By The Day 25th December 2017
LNTUP 10 Hot Topics of The Day
By The Day 25th December 2017
1.Working holidays for Serie A players
For a competition that has always held holidays as sacrosanct, Serie A is taking a big break from tradition this week. Following the successful example of the English Premier League, the Italian league will play Serie A and Italian Cup matches over four of the next five days.
2. Lukaku as an assist
Manchester United have created fewer chances than Southampton in the Premier League this season, but after Romelu Lukaku’s performance as a creator against Leicester City, Jose Mourinho may have found a new way for United to stay in the title race.
3. Charlie Austin is being punished
Southampton forward Charlie Austin was charged with violent conduct by the Football Association on Sunday after he was accused of deliberately kicking Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl in the face during their 1-1 draw.
4. Wilshere is looking for regular playing minutes
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is targeting a regular spot in the starting line-up for Premier League games following his solid performance in Friday’s 3-3 draw with Liverpool, the England international has said.
5. Paulinho the saviour
When Paulinho arrived in Spain last summer, most Barcelona fans were unimpressed. But Paulinho is a big reason why Barcelona has quickly turned the page four months after Neymar left them in the lurch to open up a commanding lead in the Spanish league. His contribution to his new team was more evident than ever on Saturday, when he helped Barcelona to a lopsided 3-0 victory at fierce rival Real Madrid.
6. Blow for Liverpool
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson will miss Tuesday’s Premier League game against Swansea City due to a hamstring injury, manager Jurgen Klopp has said.
7. Blow for Bournemouth
Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe has been ruled out for eight to 10 weeks with a fracture of his right ankle, the Premier League club have said.
8. Hat trick for Kane
Harry Kane hit a hat-trick for Tottenham as they enjoyed their first away win in the Premier League in nearly three months with a 3-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.
9. Conte blames Morata
“Don’t forget our striker, Morata, was out and I think he’s very important because he’s our finisher,” said Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, whose reigning champions are now 16 points behind league leaders Manchester City.
10. Humble Guardiola
“We have to learn, to improve and attack this kind of defence and I think that is going to happen,” Guardiola told reporters after thrashing Bournemouth 4-0. “Our target is what we have to do to find a solution. It’s not a target to be perfect, that doesn’t exist. “Always teams can improve. When they defend with 10 (men) in the box, we can attack more fluently, make more chances.”