Chelsea won the UEFA Champions League for the 2020/21 season with a 1-0 victory over Manchester City in Porto, thanks to a goal from Kai Havertz in the first half. UEFA Champions League competition will be fierce in the 2021/22 season due to the availability of European giants that are busy making deals during the summer transfer window in this year's transfer window.
Every football fans are apparently bored at this moment as every major European Leagues across the world has ended from last season. Many are now waiting impatiently for the arrival of new football season. As we all know the English Premier League and other top European leagues will be resuming very soon, below are the major leagues and when they will be starting as already scheduled by the leagues managements:
The 2021 Ballon Dor award is yet to be awarded but Players have started showing potentials of being named candidates for the Football award. Players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, Kevin De Bruyne are all potential Ballon Dor winners. Players in the EPL have also shown that they can win the Ballon Dor award with their recent performances in the Uefa Champions league, Euro 2020 and Copa America.
When Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or in 2016, there were no questions about his exploits and achievements that year. He had, notably, helped Real Madrid to the Champions League title and guided Portugal to Euros glory. He was the best player in the world that year.
Chelsea's first competitive game in the 2021/22 football season would be the UEFA Super cup clash against Villarreal on the 11 of August. They would be facing the Europa League winners after been crowned the champions of Europe last season. After the international tournaments that took place this summer, and a much needed short break given to the players, some players are already returning back to the club to join the team for Pre-season training ahead of the new season.
Photo Credit: Google The Merseyside based club Liverpool is one of the most successful football teams in Europe due to their UCL records, team success and honours. The Merseyside based club Liverpool have won the UEFA Champions League title on numerous occasions under different managers. The English Premier League giants Liverpool remains the only EPL team to have won it on six occasions.
Many great players like Ronaldo de Lima, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gianluigi Buffon and Michael Ballack have not been fortunate enough to win the UCL as a player. Meanwhile, there are those who, not only won it as a player, but also as a manager. There are seven of them- see below.
Chelsea's 2020-2021 season was an exceptional one as we finished in the 4th position in the English Premier League and also qualified for next season UEFA Champions League. While we made it to the English FA Cup finals, we were beaten by the Leicester City with a brilliant long range goal from Youri Tieleman but we bounced back by winning the UCL Champions League trophy and becoming the Champions of Europe of the 2020-2021 campaign.
Last season under the management of Frank Lampard Chelsea spent over £200m on new signings, despite the amount of money spent Frank Lampard was unable to get the required results and he got sacked, he was replaced by the German tactician Tuchel. Thomas Tuchel got the new signings to start delivering for the blues and they were able to win the Champions League and reach the FA Cup final, going into the new season Thomas Tuchel faces a very more challenging task as he will be required to deliver more successes with the Champions League and Premier been priority.
The 2021/2022 European season will soon start and clubs are currently scouting for new players to improve their team in this summer transfer window. The likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Paris Saint Germain, AC Milan, Barcelona and other big teams have all reinforced their team ahead of next season campaign.
For every domestic league or cup competition, there must always be a club that would emerge as the winner. Such a club is crowned the champion of the league or competition. The joy of football players, especially the strikers or central forwards is to score the decisive goal(s) to determine the progression of the club they play for.
Most of the goals scored by a striker or any other player on the football field are from an assistant provided by a team player (creator of the goals). During the 2021 Copa America, Lionel Messi provided five (5) assists and score four (4) goals, the most in the tournament.
German professional football manager Thomas Tuchel who is the current head coach of Chelsea has been voted as German Manager of the year after winning the UEFA Champions League in just four months in charge with The Blues, joining in January this year. His achievement has been recognised after the Chelsea boss was voted Germany's Manager of the year beating former Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick and Borussia Dortmund head coach Edin Terzic.
The Champions League is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious football tournament in the world and the most prestigious club competition in European football. Despite being one of the biggest club in England, one trophy that has eluded Arsenal is the Champions League trophy. The closest they ever came close to winning it was in 2006 when they were defeated by Barcelona in the final.
According to a piece of article sighted by Floky on football.london, Sasa Kalajadzic who is seen as an alternative to Erling Haaland has said what Thomas Tuchel and every Chelsea fan wants to hear. While it's understood that Chelsea is desperate to lay their hands on a new striker this summer.
Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has reacted after being named as Germany's coach of the year today. The 47-year-old outstanding performance in his first season in England has earned him this prestigious award from football magazine kicker. Tuchel was voted as the winner by a poll of top German journalists following his amazing job when he led Chelsea to Champions League glory and securing Premier League top-four finish last term.
Thomas Tuchel is a German coach and currently working with Chelsea as their head coach. He was appointed as Frank Lampard's successor in January this year. According to brfootball, Thomas Tuchel has been voted German coach of the year after a Champions League winning season with Chelsea.
Trophies and prizes are everything in football. Teams compete for supremacy on an international and club level, and their success is determined by the awards they get. Individual honors are still important in football, even though it is a team sport. The most renowned awards are still the Ballon d'Or and FIFA The Best.
Yesterday being Saturday, 24th July 2021 most Chelsea senior team players resumed training after the end of the Euro2020 tournament. Players that returned to training yesterday include the likes of German trio Kai Harvertz, Timo Werner and Antonio Rudiger. Croatian Midfielder Matteo Kovacic, French players Kurt Zouma and N'golo Kante also returned to training as well.
Chelsea's Thomas Tuchel has won the award for Germany coach of the year after the German guided Chelsea to a UEFA Champions League triumph within six months of signing for the club. Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as head coach of Chelsea last January and he comfortably secured a top 4 finish in the English Premier League.