Once upon a time, in our impression, such a score seems to only appear in La Liga. At the peak of Real Madrid and Barcelona, he beat the weak mid-lower team with a blast, and while pocketing three points, he could also take away a lot of goal difference.
In the past two years, as the Western Super League duo "returns to La Liga", which is undergoing the transition between the old and the new, such a score is rarely seen; however, on the other side of the English Channel, the Premier League has taken the shots of La Liga. The tragedy is happening intensively.
But what is completely different from La Liga is that it is the rich family that is beaten here.
In the third round of the Premier League, Manchester City, who played at home, was scored five goals by Leicester City, who had lost four goals last season. The 33-year-old Vardy not only wore a hat in front of Guardiola, but also for the second time. hat.
The remnants of the criticism meeting against Guardiola are still there. Last weekend, Manchester United was bloodbathed by Tottenham at Old Trafford. Mourinho and his players proved themselves in the documentary filmed by Amazon with practical actions. The words are true:
"You players are much better than the ones I brought with Manchester United."
However, the seat under Solskjaer’s ass has not yet been warmed up, and a new drama in Villa Park has relieved Manchester United. Aston Villa, who almost returned to the British Championship three months ago, slaughtered Liverpool, who had only won the long-awaited top league championship trophy three months ago, 7-2 at home.
Don’t forget, Chelsea also fell behind 0-3 newly promoted Marcy Brown. If it weren’t for the players to fight for a 3-3 big draw, Lampard could not escape the "conference" result.
In any one of these three games, it is possible to single out the fatal mistakes of the coach and players tactically. However, in just seven days, the giants lost the chain in the game relay, and one fell more sparsely than one, and one fell more simply than one, which had to be thought-provoking.
The Premier League giants this season have really had a hard time. As the representative of the Premier League in the European war, these giants did not miss the battle last season. The four fronts have accumulated and more than 50 games are certain. Manchester City continue to win the League Cup, and the Champions League is only one step away from the semifinals of the Champions League; Manchester United reached the semi-finals of the triathlon, and the end of the season is approaching the end of August. Although Liverpool did not take two more steps in the cup, don’t forget that they are participating. The Club World Cup.
After a busy season, the giants need a complete holiday. However, under the influence of the new crown epidemic, all competitions have been delayed. The European Cup, which was originally scheduled to be held this summer, has been arranged until next year.
The previous season was busy and procrastinated, the rest time was greatly reduced, and the pre-season preparation was neither complete nor systematic, which made the state of the giants extremely erratic. On the contrary, the task of the game is easy, and the mid-lower team with more rest took this opportunity to greatly narrow the gap in strength with the giants. The Premier League itself is known for its small gap between strengths and weaknesses, so upsets have become commonplace.
If you want to say that the part and group in a team that is most affected by physical exhaustion and poor state, it should be the midfielder.
Compared with goalkeepers and defenders, midfielders have to go back and forth between the two penalty areas, and the running distance has always been the highest representative of the team. The forward players now have to take on the task of high-position pressing together with the midfielder, especially the forwards of the rich team. This has almost become the same important work content as shooting goals.
So in this special season, when the efficiency of high-post presses decreases, what kind of results will occur? The three giants have provided us with the best answers.
Of course, Manchester City is facing Leeds United, which is also not to be underestimated. Manchester United, which has been in a bad state, can also use a red card as an excuse, because Liverpool, who has lost several goals in refraction, is even more aggrieved.
However, removing these objective factors, it is undeniable that the three giants have experienced a decline in their high-position pressing ability during the game due to their own reasons: Guardiola misses Jesus, Solskjaer is entangled in Martial's Red card, and Klopp replaced Firmino on a rare occasion.
Nowadays, the high-level press line is the lifeline of the rich. Manchester City, which can no longer force opponents to make mistakes, was rushed by Vardy and his teammates; Manchester United, who can no longer force opponents to make mistakes, became the performance of Kane and Sun Xingmin in the backcourt. The stage; Liverpool, which can no longer force the opponent to make mistakes, even if Klopp replaced the weak Gomez and let Fabinho play as a defender, he failed to prevent a tragedy from happening.
For fans who are not too big to watch the excitement, the past week is really dizzying. However, the real embarrassment is that this may be just the beginning.
The downturn in the state can be improved over time, but the physical fatigue will only continue to increase as the game progresses. In the past, the injury wave of Premier League teams usually came at the end of October and early November; but in this special year, this point in time may be advanced.
By then, the giants have just adjusted their state and are preparing to recover the scores they had previously fallen. I am afraid it will usher in the bad news of players waiving their cards. After all, the players of the giants have to fight around in the national team matches that have also been delayed a lot.
And don’t forget, in addition to injuries and suspensions, there is now another factor that cannot be played:
The virus test was positive.
One of the reasons why Liverpool’s starting players failed to release their fighting power was that their real thigh horses tested positive for the virus; one of the reasons why Liverpool’s substitute players failed to play results was their dealer Tiago. Of the virus tested positive.
Viruses are both close and distant. In the long-term long-distance running season, Liverpool is not the first club to lose its strength, nor will it be the last. All clubs have to face the same risks. And the ranking at the end of the season is likely to be inseparable from the forced isolation of certain players.
Of course, there is also the possibility of a long-range command like Moyes's record improvement.
After four rounds of competition, last season's Champions League ticket winners disappeared in the top four regions; after four rounds, the average number of goals per game was 3.79, a record high in 89 years.
Such a standings and such data, in fact, don't be too surprised. Although everyone is about to adapt to a brand new football where there are no fans but shouting, but the impact of the new crown epidemic on players, clubs and the Premier League is not only not over, but also continuing.
So in such a special season, there is nothing unexpected that happens again. Perhaps like four years ago, there will be a new Premier League champion (such as Mourinho’s Tottenham or Anshuai’s Everton), and the possibility will greatly increase.