Chelsea’s Top Four Spot Target is Disappearing after Transfer Fails

The latest update regarding Chelsea FC of London is not a good one. That is due to the actual though of the club manager, Frank Lampard. He is disappointed for sure with the failure of several potential transfers during the winter transfer window of January 2020. That could be worst with the leave of a potential youngster on his move to another team. The so-called transfer fails for Chelsea was initiated by transfer ban given by FIFA for two windows at first. A successful appeal attempt makes it only one window so that Chelsea could make a move on transfers within winter transfer window on January.

Unfortunately, according to Frank Lampard as the team manager it has been nothing but a bust for Chelsea regarding its transfers during the winter transfer window. Among the big deals chased by Chelsea are transfers for Dries Martens and Edinson Cavani. Unfortunately, those two transfers were never done at all. In short there have been no signings at all made by Chelsea during this now-open transfer window for Chelsea. It is such a shame that no transfers could be made to help strengthening the squad of Chelsea towards the end of current Premier League season.

Frank Lampard has indicated long ago that strikers are the focus on Chelsea’s transfers within any upcoming transfer window following the previously given two windows of transfer ban. Thus, it was pretty reasonable for Lampard to target Cavani and Martens to be the new strikers for Chelsea. Despite the official statement of Lampard that there will be no players joining or leaving Chelsea, that is only for the main squad. A potential young player of Chelsea namely Tariq Lamptey has just decided to join Brighton for more chance to play and develop properly. That really makes it worse for sure.

More about the failure of transfers of Chelsea FC of London is that the top four could probably be gone soon enough. Maintaining the position of Chelsea on the top four spots of the Premier League table has been the main objective for now. Despite currently in a clear position from Manchester United with 6-points gap, the absence of new players especially strikers will easily compromise the current spot. Even Manchester United has been successful in bringing Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon to boost its arsenal. Tottenham on the other hand has just signed Steven Bergwijn. So, two teams below Chelsea on the league standing have a considerably successful transfer window unlike Chelsea.

For long Chelsea has been known to be able to secure high profile transfers of decent players. Back in 2018 the highest transfer fee paid by Chelsea was to bring Kepa Arizabalaga. The number one goalkeeper of Chelsea today was worth GBP 71,600,000 at that time of transfer. Meanwhile in 2017 the club record was the signing of Alvaro Morata for GBP 59,000,000 from Real Madrid. Rounding up the top three there is the transfer of Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund. This was amidst the last transfer secured by Chelsea that cost the team GBP 58,000,000.

Meanwhile rumor has it that Olivier Giroud is about to leave Chelsea. It has been cleared by Frank Lampard though that Giroud will remain at the team. Giroud has been a great addition to the team ever since so that he will not leave. There has been interest towards Giroud for sure but Lampard clearly sure that he will stay at Chelsea. In the end despite the chance to make some deals and bringing in some more players during this transfer window, Chelsea remains pretty much the same as having two-windows transfer ban.

Ending the transfer window with nothing, Chelsea has just managed to hold Leicester City on a draw of 2 goals for each team. Antonio Rudiger scored the first and the last goal of the match for Chelsea. On the other hand, Harvey Barnes and Ben Chilwell scored 2 goals for Leicester within just 10 minutes interval of each other. The next two fixtures to come for Chelsea are highly important. Chelsea will face Manchester United and then Tottenham Hotspur respectively only 4 days on February 18th and February 22nd. Both fixtures are at home so that it should end in a positive way to ensure that Chelsea FC of London will remain at the top four spots above both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.


RB Leipzig Could Set a Course to First League Title of Bundesliga

The currently ongoing season of Bundesliga sees the rise of RB Leipzig. It has been known for the last couple of years that Bundesliga is somewhat nothing but Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München. It was from the season of 2009/2010 that officially no other teams but München and Dortmund to win the league. München won the league for 7 times while Dortmund only 2 times. Even within the top three places of the league from that season there were only 9 teams being able to get the spotlights of the best 3 teams of Bundesliga.

This season RB Leipzig really makes a difference. The min season result was stunning in which RB Leipzig topped the league standing over München in second place and Dortmund in third place. The beast result of RB Leipzig was in the season of 2016/2017. That season the team was able to secure second place of the Bundesliga. That was considerably the sign that this young club is a force to reckon. Many have said that it really is possible for RB Leipzig to secure the title for the very irst time at the end of this season.

The key is to continue perform as it was within the first half of the season. The team has been on the right way to be on top of the league table for the first half of the season. In total RB Leipzig secured 12 wins, 4 draws, and 3 defeats to top the table. The total goal of the team is 51:23 for the first half of the season. Certainly, it was Dortmund that is known to always be willing to dethrone München from the top spot of the league. Yet, it could actually RB Leipzig that will take the top spot of the league from München at the end of this season.

One of the factors that bring the relatively young team like RB Leipzig to be on top of the league is its head coach, Julian Nagelsmann. He set sail away from Hoffenheim at the end of 2018/2019 season. Even Marco Reus of Dortmund considers it to be highly possible for RB Leipzig to fight for the title until the very end of this season of Bundesliga. His service at Hoffenheim is a remarkable one as well. He was securing Hoffenheim from degradation while also bringing the team to its back to back top four and Champions League position. Obviously, he is the right one to bring the rise of RB Leipzig into reality soon enough by winning the league. https//

Aside of the head coach factor, the strong defense of the team is also crucial to help RB Leipzig climbing the top spot of the league. As for today the team has just conceded 20 goals within its 17 matches of Bundesliga. There are only two teams topping RB Leipzig on that which is Wolfsburg and Monchengladbach. Its main goalkeeper has been outstanding from last season with 16 clean sheets out of 33 total matches of the league. That thing continues this season to boost the performance of the team even further. With great defense comes great attack as well in which RB Leipzig has the names of Timo Werner and Yussuf Poulsen as the team’s top scorers. Both of them were in the top 10 list of top scorers of Bundesliga last season. So far as of today the tea has managed to score 51 goals for the Bundesliga only.

So far since the team was founded in 2009 there has been a second place and a third place on the league. Following that positive history, it is undeniable that taking the top spot of the Bundesliga is just a matter of time. Surely RB Leipzig will get the win of the league soon enough. Maintaining its decent performances as shown within the first half of the 2019/2020 is important to boost its chance to win the league. With the addition of Angelino on loan from Manchester City surely the confidence of the team is at its peak to further cement its place within the top spots of Bundesliga. So, will the rise of RB Leipzig really happen at the end of the 2019/2020?