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Arsenal turned on the style in midweek as an inspired second-half performance saw them thrash Huddersfield 5-0 at The Emirates, following on from their last-ditch victory away to Burnley last weekend.

There was still a tinge of disappointment about though because star striker Alexandre Lacazette was forced off injured against The Terriers and faces a few weeks on the sidelines now. He will be sorely missed, but in Olivier Giroud, they have a more than adequate replacement up front.

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That thrashing of Huddersfield made it three league wins in a row for The Gunners, but it’s at home where they really come to life. They have won every single home league game this season and looking back into last season they have won 12 on the bounce now. This includes wins over Spurs and Manchester United as well, so Arsene Wenger will be feeling quietly confident about his chances on Saturday.

Manchester United did put in a stellar attacking performance in midweek as they beat Watford 4-2 away from home, but it did little to mask their emerging problems on the road. They conceded two silly goals and nearly let their 3-0 lead slip at Vicarage Road, and it was just last week that they lost 1-0 in Basel.

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Arsenal have won three, drawn two, and lost one of their last six matches against rivals Manchester United.

The Gunner’s have lost just one of their last five Premier League home games against Manchester United (W2 D2), winning each of the last two without conceding a goal.

Arsenal have won their last four Saturday evening kick-offs at home in the Premier League, since a 1-2 defeat against Manchester United in November 2014.

Arsenal have now won their last 12 home league games in a row, last enjoying a longer run between February and November 2005 at Highbury (13).

Manchester United won at Watford in the midweek fixture, but haven’t secured back-to-back away wins in the Premier League since a run of four in April.

Prediction: BTS

Chelsea vs Newcastle

A lot of doubt was cast over Chelsea’s chances at the start of the season as they kicked the campaign off with a shock defeat at home to Burnley, but they have improved dramatically since then. However, with Manchester City in such fine form they are still looking like major outsiders to retain their Premier League crown.

Midweek saw them take a hard-fought three points from Swansea at home, a result which makes it four wins and a draw in their last five competitive outings. In the Premier League, they have won five of their last six and haven’t lost since the middle of October.

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This has pushed The Blues up to 3rd in the Premier League table, but they are 11 points adrift of Manchester City at the top of the table and are only three points inside the top four.

Newcastle looked to be in very good shape just a couple of months ago. They were on a three-match winning streak and Mike Ashley finally confirmed that he was trying to sell the club. However, things have hit a rough patch for the newly promoted side.

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Chelsea have won three, drawn one, and lost two of their last six meetings with Newcastle

The Blue’s have won to nil in 80% of their last five Premier League games, whilst Newcastle have failed to score in 75% of their away defeats this season.

Prediction: Over 2.5

Watford vs Tottenham

Watford’s troubles at Vicarage Road continued in midweek as they went 3-0 down in the first half against Manchester United. To be fair to them, they kept on going forward and almost got back into the game with six minutes remaining, but an 86th minute Jesse Lingard goal saw the game end 4-2 and resign The Hornets to defeat.

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This is almost evenly split between goals scored and goals conceded, giving them the 4th best-attacking record in the league but the 4th worst defense as well. Their 4-2 loss to Manchester United perfectly illustrated their performances this season.

Tottenham also suffered disappointment in midweek when they faltered to a 2-1 loss at Leicester, following on from their even more disappointing draw at home to West Brom last weekend. They have slipped off the pace in the Premier League, and now find themselves eight points adrift of 2nd placed Manchester United.

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Tottenham have won their last seven meetings with Watford.

Watford have scored in 79% of their Premier League goals this season, with 100% of those games seeing them score at least two goals.

Prediction: BTS

Brighton vs Liverpool

Brighton will be disappointed in their midweek performance as they failed to beat Crystal Palace at home, but they can still look back on a spell where they have proven very difficult to beat. The Seagulls have lost just one of their last seven in the Premier League, pushing them up to 10th in the table and giving them a seven-point cushion on the drop zone.

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Brighton hasn’t actually lost at The Amex Stadium since their opening weekend defeat to Manchester City, winning three and drawing four of their seven competitive outings since then. They were very impressive even in defeat as well, so Liverpool definitely have their work cut out here.

Liverpool did manage to get a very impressive away win in midweek though, beating Stoke 3-0, largely thanks to Mohamed Salah’s fantastic cameo appearance from the bench. Liverpool are now unbeaten in seven games in all competitions, although there are still large question marks over their defensive stability.

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Liverpool has won three, drawn two, and lost one of their last six meetings with Brighton.

This will be the first league meeting between these two sides since Brighton were last in the top-flight in 1982-83 – the Seagulls secured a 2-2 draw at the Goldstone Ground on that occasion in March 1983.

Liverpool have won just one of their last four Premier League away trips to newly-promoted sides (D1 L2), winning against Middlesbrough 3-0 in December 2016.

Since losing their opening game against Manchester City, Brighton are unbeaten in six Premier League games at home, though the last four have all ended level (W2 D4 L0).

Prediction: Over 2.5

Celtic vs Motherwell

Celtic are preparing to face Motherwell for the third time in six days, following the 1-1 draw between these two sides on Wednesday night. Scott Sinclair struck late in that game to give the Bhoys a point, clinging on to their unbeaten record for just a little while longer. The champions continued their domination of Scottish football by seeing off Motherwell in the League Cup final last Sunday, and ‘Well almost pulled off the perfect response, coming minutes shy of ending Celtic’s unbeaten record. Could they finally end that run when the pair meet again this weekend?

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You could say that Motherwell have more of a chance of getting a result at Celtic Park, given that the hosts have claimed 65% of their points this season away from home. The Bhoys have almost lost their unbeaten streak on a couple of occasions at home this term, but up until Wednesday, they were enjoying a perfect record on their travels. Could Motherwell be the latest side to trouble Brendan Rodgers’ men in Glasgow this term?

Motherwell should certainly be confident of getting a goal, after taking the lead in midweek. The visitors have scored 100% of their away games this term, and in 86% of their Premiership matches overall. A huge part of Motherwell’s impressive displays this season has been their attacking talent, including forward Lewis Moult. They’re coming off a 2-0 win at second-placed Aberdeen, and we can see the visitors getting on the scoresheet here.

Statistics

Celtic have won 14 of their last 16 matches at home to Motherwell.

The Scottish champions are now unbeaten in 53 league matches, following their draw on Wednesday. Motherwell have lost by a single goal in 80% of their defeats this season.

Prediction: 1 & Under 4.5

Barcelona vs Celta Vigo

Barcelona have suffered the odd slip-up against Celta Vigo in recent years and although both teams are under new management this term, there’s reason to think Celta will ask questions of this Barca defence. We ought to see a decent game and there is potential for goals at both ends.

In the shape of Iago Aspas and Maxi Gomez, Celta have one of the best strike pairings in La Liga. They also are a team that does look to get forward and they created many good opportunities in their most recent away match, which was also a tough one, against Sevilla.

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They average an impressive 1.85 goals per game this term and an even better 2.17 away from home in La Liga. Celta have failed to score in just 1 of their 15 competitive games under Juan Carlos Unzué who joined from Barcelona in the summer and has done a reasonably good job in Galicia. Therefore we have more reason than normal to think Barca will concede here but they should have plenty of joy at the other end with Celta rarely convincing at the back.

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Celta have caused Barcelona problems in recent years with the last 6 meetings producing 3 wins each. However Barca have won 5 of their last 6 home games against the Galicians, the most recent winning margins being 5-0 and 6-1.

Barcelona have scored at least once in 49 of their 51 home league games against Celta de Vigo (W39 D10), failing to score in their two defeats (0-2 in 1941 and 0-1 in 2014).

Celta de Vigo are the only La Liga team to beat Barcelona at least once in each of the three previous seasons. (P6 W3 L3).

However, Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde is unbeaten in his managerial career versus Celta de Vigo in La Liga (P13 W10 D3).

Barcelona are unbeaten in their opening 13 games this season (W11 D2). Their best start in a single La Liga season came in 2009/10 under Pep Guardiola, when they were unbeaten in their opening 21 games (W17 D4).

Prediction: 1 & Over 1.5

 

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3 Premier League Flops Who Made It Big Elsewhere

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The English Premier League has welcomed some of the best players in the history of football. Players from different continents have made a huge impact on the league with impressive performances. There are others who failed to impress and can be termed as flops.

The League is quite unique from other European leagues. It is more competitive, fierce, physically challenging in nature. Needless to say, a player who isn’t mentally and physically geared up for this will stumble under the pressure.

Established stars can fall by the wayside with their former successes and triumphs becoming nothing more than a footnote in the EPL. Impressively, some of these players put in impressive performances when they moved to other leagues.

3 Premier League Flops Who Made It Big In Other Leagues

  • Paulinho

3 Premier League Flops Who Made It Big Elsewhere

Following the impending sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, Tottenham bought several players, one of the players they bought was Paulinho.

Paulinho was signed from Corinthians in Brazil where he helped them win the Copa Libertadores, Brasileirao, and the FIFA Club World Cup.

They defeated Chelsea in the latter to lift the trophy. Importantly, he had just won the FIFA Confederations Cup with Brazil and was voted as the third-best player at the tournament.

He joined Tottenham as the club’s record signing in 2013, so a lot was expected of him. However, his performance was not as impressive as the club had envisaged. He was later sold to Guangzhou Evergrande in China at a loss.

The Brazilian’s transfer to the Chinese league resulted in a change of fortunes, as helped the club claim the Chinese league and the AFC Champions League title in his first season.

In the second, he was voted into the Chinese League team of the year in recognition of his performance. Also, he won the league, FA Cup, and Super Cup.

Although critics downplayed his performance, citing the standard of the Chinese league compared to the English league, Paulinho impressed in Spain too following a €40 million move to Barcelona.

Paulinho helped the club claim the league and the Copa del Rey trophy. His performance in his only season with Barcelona impressed Ronaldinho who said: “He really stood out.”

  • Iago Aspas

3 Premier League Flops Who Made It Big Elsewhere

Most Premier League fan remembers Aspas only as a Liverpool flop with the number 9 jersey. Aspas moved from boyhood club Celta Vigo to Liverpool for a deal estimated to be around £7.7 m, with Liverpool hoping to have unearthed a gem. However, that gem turns dregs, failing to score in any of his 14 league appearances.

After just one season, Liverpool decided that they have seen enough so they sent him on a season-long loan to Sevilla with an obligation to buy. In his season-long loan at the club, he was the joint top scorer in the Copa del Rey alongside Neymar with 7 goals and won the UEFA Europa League.

At the end of his season-long loan at Sevilla, the club signed him from Liverpool but sold him to Celta Vigo in the same transfer window. In every of his first 5 seasons at Celta Vigo, he scored in double digits.

In fact, in three of the 5 seasons, he won the Zarra Trophy awarded to the Spanish player with the most league goals in a season. As of December 2020, Aspas had won La Liga player of the month four times.

READ ALSO: 10 Premier League Players With Most Own Goals

  • Diego Forlan

3 Premier League Flops Who Made It Big Elsewhere

Perhaps, the most notable and interesting English Premier League flop who became a star in another League. He was not just impressive in another league; he was extraordinary with his National team Uruguay.

Sir Alex Ferguson signed Forlan in 2001 following the attacker’s impressive form at Independiente in Argentina. In his first season in England, Forlan made 18 appearances but failed to score a single goal. The two seasons after were not impressive either, hence his transfer to Villarreal.

Impressively, Forlan scored 25 league goals in his first season with Villarreal and won the league’s top scorers award (2004/05). Also, he was awarded the European Golden Shoe award alongside Thierry Henry the same year. He left the club two seasons later for Atletico with 59 goals scored in 128 matches.

In his second season with Atletico Madrid (2008/09), Forlan beat Samuel Eto’o to the Spanish league’s top scorer’s award. He scored 32 league goals in 33 league appearances that season which earned him the Pichichi trophy. Again, he won the European Golden Shoe but this time it was not shared with anyone.

The next season (2009/10), Forlan played a key role as Atletico won the Europa League. He scored six times in the tournament, including two in the 2-1 win over Fulham in the final. He was voted as the man of the match in the final.

With his national team, he was just as impressive; he scored the most goals at the 2010 FIFA World Cup alongside Thomas Muller, Wesley Sneijder, and David Villa.

Furthermore, he was voted into the FIFA World Cup dream team and won the Golden Ball and goal of the tournament title. By the time he retired, he was Uruguay’s highest goal scorer in history, a record which has since been broken by Luis Suarez.

Forlan eventually became so good that some Football fans think he is the caliber of player that could have won the Ballon d’Or.

 

Conclusion

There are several reasons why players struggle when they change clubs, especially to other countries. Culture, language, teammates, family are some factors that can affect their performances.

These 3 cases show that a player may fail to perform in one league but go on to become a star in another league.

 

 

 

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Ligue 1 no doubt harbors quite a number of talented players, as such it’s quite understandable for those considered to be world-class players among them to cash out hugely on what they earn at the end of the month.

As of late, the players’ salaries have given indications of solid development, on account of the tremendous income pouring into the game. The fierce rivalry between the country’s top football clubs has brought the nature of the competition higher than ever. The league has more than its own fair share of highly paid players.

Here is a rundown of the top 15 highest-paid players in the Ligue 1

  • Neymar Jr – (Paris Saint Germain, – €3.06 Per Month )

Top 15 Highest Paid Players In Ligue 1

Behind Ronaldo and Messi, the Brazilian forward is regarded as the third-best player in world football since moving from Santos to Barcelona in 2013 for a deal reported worth €86.2million.

After apparently growing and widening his status as a footballer with his achievement on and off the pitch, it was evident that the former Puskas Award winner would go on to attract top elite clubs.

With the Parisian club brimming with a lot of cash to flex muscles with high spending clubs, it was just a matter of time before Neymar would join them. Fast forward to 2017, the Selecao captain signed for PSG for a world record transfer fee worth €222million, and since then he’s been an important figure of both the club and their project.

Amidst transfer rumors of him returning to his old home Barcelona, plus the fact that the Parisian are also ready to offer him a new deal that would tie him down with the French side for at least another three seasons.

  • Kylian Mbappe – (Paris Saint Germain, € 1.91m Per Month)

Top 15 Highest Paid Players In Ligue 1

As a World Cup winner and one of the best prospects in world football, it’s quite understandable for Mbappe to be among the highest-paid players in Ligue 1 and Paris Saint Germain. The 2018 World Cup winner burst into the scene as a young player for Monaco, making his professional debut in 2015 at the age of 15.

The Frenchman signed for the Parisian club in 2017 on loan, which was later made permanent in 2018. He has shown to be a great prospect for both the club and their project in dominating the Ligue 1 and also flex muscles with the top clubs in Europe.

His permanent transfer to Paris Saint Germain is reported to be worth €180million, making him both the second most expensive player and most expensive teenager. Since joining the Ligue 1 Champions permanently, the 22-year-old has scored over 120 goals for the Parisian club.

However, amidst the rumor of Real Madrid prepping up to break the bank in their quest to bring him down to the Bernabeu, the World Cup winner is still actively the second biggest earner in the league and of course Paris Saint Germain.

READ ALSO: Top 10 Highest Paid Premier League Players As Of 2020/21

  • Correa Marquinhos & Marco Verratti – (Paris Saint Germain, €1.2m Per Month)

Top 15 Highest Paid Players In Ligue 1

Since the departure of top players such as Edinson Cavani, Zlatan, and recently Thiago Silva, Marquinhos’s status has risen from being a mere squad player in the dressing room into a leader, captain, and one of the best gladiator of the club.

As a 19-year-old teenager, the Brazilian was signed in 2013 on a five-year deal by Paris Saint Germain from AS Roma for a fee of around €31.4million. And as reported by BBC Sport, the deal was said to be the highest transfer fee for a teenager then, while Sky also reports it to be the then fifth highest transfer.

The current form of the Brazilian makes him rank as one of Europe’s most valuable players, most especially as a player who is currently plying his trade with the best team in France.

According to the transfer market rating, Marquinhos market value currently stands at €70million, as such with his years of experience and playing over 313 matches for the Parisian, it’s no surprise that the club captain takes home €1.2m per month tied with the Italian on the same amount.

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As for the Italian, he’s also been a very instrumental player for the team since joining the club nine years ago. There have always been rumors concerning his future, either joining Barcelona or go back to Italy, but as it stands his current contract with Paris Saint Germain would expire in 2024.

  • Angel Di Maria – (Paris Saint Germain, €1.1m Per Month)

Top 15 Highest Paid Players In Ligue 1

Since joining the Parisian for €63million after a disappointing stint with Manchester United in 2015, the Argentine winger has continued to prove to the world that he’s still one of the best players in football since leaving Real Madrid.

Di Maria isn’t just rank among the highest earner for doing nothing, he earns his pay through his brilliant performances over the years since joining them, accumulating a total of 251 appearances scoring over 88 goals and 104 assists.

The former Real Madrid winger may not stay in the Ligue 1 with Paris Saint Germain for three years or more, as he’s already moving close to the end of his career. However, with his deal still running that makes him the fourth-highest earner in the league.

  • Keylor Navas – (Paris Saint Germain, €1m Per Month)

Top 15 Highest Paid Players In Ligue 1

When Navas joined Madrid from Levante in the summer of 2014, no one ever thought he’s going to achieve quite a number of success with Los Blancos based on where he was coming from and his antecedent as a goalkeeper.

After a successful stint with Los Merengues, the imminent arrival of Thibaut Courtois means the Costa Rican goalkeeper days at Real Madrid are numbered.

With his achievement at Real Madrid, it was evident that the Costa Rican won’t find it hard to get good European suitor to come by, as such Paris Saint Germain came calling for his services in 2019 having been told he won’t be Real Madrid number one going forward into the new season.

Following Navas’s move to the French capital, it means his salary would be on the high side based on his achievement and reputation as a Champions League winner with arguably the biggest club in Europe.

As a Paris Saint Germain player, he earns €1m per month, making the Costa Rican one of the highest-paid players in Ligue 1

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  • Mauro Icardi – (Paris Saint Germain, €800,000 Per Month)

Top 15 Highest Paid Players In Ligue 1

The imminent departure of El Matador when Icardi joined Paris Saint Germain on loan means the responsibility of goalscoring would be on the shoulder of the Argentine. The former Inter Milan forward made his loan permanent with the PSG following a strong start in Paris.

The Argentine and controversy certainly go hand in hand based on his antecedent with his previous clubs. Everywhere he goes he has always shown he could lead the line perfectly, and since he joined the Parisian permanently no report of controversy has been recorded concerning the former Nerazzurri captain.

Icardi may not be the poster boy of PSG just like his days at Inter, that doesn’t make him less of a player in the dressing room among other star players like Neymar and Mbappe who are no doubt the face of the club.

  • Leandro Paredes – (Paris Saint Germain, €750,000 Per Month)
    Juan Bernat – (Paris Saint Germain, €700,000 Per Month)
    Presnel Kimpembe – (Paris Saint Germain, €670,000 Per Month)
    Ander Herrera – (Paris Saint Germain, €650,000 Per Month)
    Wissam Ben Yedder – (Monaco, €650,000 Per Month)
    Cesc Fabregas – (Monaco, €600,000 Per Month)
    Julian Draxler – (Paris Saint Germain, €600,000 Per Month)
    Idrissa Guaye – (Paris Saint Germain, €500,000 Per Month)

 

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