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Not Pulisic – Look who replaced Eden Hazard as the feature player for Chelsea in Sky Sports graphic for next season

Since ending their season on a high by winning the Europa League, things have been slowly going down for Chelsea.

The future at Chelsea looks bleak at the moment. They’ve lost their best player, their manager, and have an ongoing transfer ban to deal with. 

While the fans are hoping for the club to get back on track as soon as possible, watching Ross Barkley as the face of Chelsea in a promotional poster released by Sky Sports isn’t really helping their cause.

Barkley had an ordinary season with 5 goals and 6 assists in 48 appearances with Chelsea last season and is nowhere near to be the ‘face of the club’ yet.

While fan favourite N’Golo Kante or new signing Christian Pulisic would’ve been better received by fans there are far bigger problems for both fans and the Chelsea management to worry about.

There’s no doubt about the impact of a player like Eden Hazard leaving, but it is the departure of manager Maurizio Sarri that further escalates their problems. 

Sarri didn’t exactly win over the Chelsea fanbase particularly with the decision to play N’Golo Kante out of position favoring his marquee signing Jorginho throughout the season.

His rapport with the players too was under constant scrutiny (for instance the horrific “misunderstanding” with Kepa in the EFL Cup final) which is why he left immediately when Juventus came knocking.

But guess what, this isn’t the end of their problems. They have a transfer ban till the summer of 2020 imposed by FIFA and youngsters Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are likely to miss the early part of the next season. 

Only time will tell us what transpires at Chelsea but the next few months are definitely going to be critical for them. 

Check out the Sky Sports graphic for next season feat. Ross Barkley below –

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Promo graphic for the new season shows even Sky Sports have realised Tottenham are in the big time now

The tides are definitely turning in North London and it’s good to see that media giants Sky Sports has realised the same as well.

Sky Sports released their Premier League fixtures for the 2019/20 season and its promotional poster is something to be surprised by, reason being the inclusion of Tottenham Hotspur in it while leaving out media favorites Manchester United.

This positive attention coming from Sky Sports has been much appreciated by the Spurs fans, who think it has been a long time coming.

The bias against Tottenham

After finishing second behind champions Chelsea in 2017, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was denied a place in the manager montages when it even featured the managers that finished way below Tottenham (Thick Accent).

Tottenham Hotspur legend Graham Roberts also blasted Sky Sports News back in December over their coverage and accused their pundits of being biased (Twitter).

Spurs have often been excluded from enjoying the status of a ‘big club’ in the eyes of the footballing world and it’s about time that we start appreciating the efforts of the club & their manager.

Spurs leading the way in the world of football

Pochettino inherited a team that had long lived in the shadow of London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.

Since then the Argentine has modernised Spurs as a club, leading from the front by imposing a dynamic style of play on the team.

Since he took over he’s had a plan to become one of the best teams in Europe and now we’re not far away from the biggest game in Europe and in our club’s history. He’s done a fantastic job, he’s a great manager.

Harry Kane on Poch back in May (via Reuters)

Last season’s runner-up in the UEFA Champions League, Spurs have secured four consecutive top-four finishes in the Premier League and have moved into one of the most impressive stadiums in the world at an estimated cost of £1 billion.

Sudden increase in their fan following across social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram is indeed a manifestation of their monumental rise (Thick Accent).   

Check out the Sky Sports promo graphic for next season feat Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min below –

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Tottenham fans not impressed with Sky Sports neglecting Harry Kane in this graphic

Harry Kane is who you would call a homegrown hero. Coming through the Tottenham youth system after stints at Arsenal and Watford, Kane is now a household name at Spurs. Currently Spurs’ talisman up top, the England international is now regarded as one of the most lethal strikers in the world, scoring goals for fun and leading from the front.

Kane came into prominence during the 2014-15 season, where he grabbed 21 goals in the league. His numbers and performances earned him an England call-up, and he has been a regular for the Three Lions ever since.

And he’s no one-season wonder either, as Kane has scored 20+ goals in each of his last 4 seasons, including a personal best of 30 goals in the 2017-18 season. Still only 25, Kane has won the Premier League Golden Boot twice at Tottenham, during the 2015-16 and the 2016-17 seasons.

Looking well on his way to maintain his consistent record of scoring 20+ goals, things took a turn for the worse this season as Kane picked up an injury after a tackle by Fabian Delph during Tottenham’s 1-0 win against Manchester City in the UCL quarter-final first leg.

Spurs have since confirmed that he has suffered significant ligament damage, which will most likely rule out for the season.

Despite all this, Kane still has 17 league goals to his name this season, joint third on the list, level with Sterling, and behind Mane on 18 and Salah, Aguero, Aubameyang on 19.

But when Sky Sports recently covered the top-scorers list, Harry Kane’s name was nowhere to be seen.

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Spurs fans were left in disbelief over the blunder by Sky Sports in relation to Kane’s omission from the list. Who knew an injury could keep you off the pitch, and off the list?

Hailed as “one of their own”, Spurs fans will be hoping that Kane recovers quickly, while also hoping to get a correct list of top-scorers on the TV next time. It’s no doubt that Kane is vital to Spurs’ ambitions, but how well do you think Spurs have coped since Kane’s absence?

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Sky Sports commentator caught singing the Patrick Bamford song during Leeds v Reading yesterday

Leeds United moved back to the top of the Championship with a comfortable 3-0 win over Reading yesterday.

While Norwich City can regain the summit if the manage to get a win against Hull City, the win should definitely boost the morale in Marcelo Bielsa’s camp as they look to secure promotion to the Premier League this year.

The veteran boss has done a tremendous job since coming in last summer and the Whites are now considered firm favorites to finish within the automatic promotion spots.

Reading had no answers to United’s attacking threat as Pablo Hernandez’s brace and Mateusz Klich’s early strike secured a comfortable win for the away side.

Hernandez added a second for Leeds shortly after Klich’s 9th minute goal and effectively ended the contest before half-time with another magnificent strike in the 43rd minute.

The victory follows the vital 1-0 win over Bristol City last week when Patrick Bamford’s 9th minute strike prevented the Canaries from extending their lead at the top.

While the 25-year-old couldn’t get himself on the score-sheet against Reading, he created plenty of problems for the home team with his movement and interplay.

During one such attack late in the game, the England striker made a brilliant run behind the defense and was picked brilliantly by Alioski but narrowly pulled his shot wide off the far post.

While Bamford looked pretty disappointed with himself for missing the chance, one of the commentators seemed to enjoy watching the striker’s attempt.

The Sky Sports commentator seems to be a fan of the attacker and proceeded to chant Bamford’s song while replays were showing the attack during his coverage of the match.

The incident was quickly spotted by Leeds fans who have posted several clips of the commentator’s chant on Twitter since.