We Cant Afford To Lose Two FA Cup Finals In A Row – Fabregas
Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has stated that fellow teammate, Eden Hazard, on a good day is ‘unstoppable’, encouraging him to make a difference for the club when they meet Manchester United in the FA Cup finals on Saturday.
Fabregas said, “He is a fantastic player. When he’s on his day, he can be unstoppable,” Fabregas told reporters ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final.
“We have to make sure we give him the right service so he can work his magic and give us a good performance because we will need that.”
NIGERIA NEWS recalls that the Chelsea club was beaten by Arsenal in the FA Cup final last season.
Fabregas added, “You don’t want to be on the back of losing two FA Cup finals in a row.”
“Last year, we didn’t play well. Arsenal were on top of us and I think they deserved to win. It would’ve been a fantastic season winning the double.”
“We have this regret in our head and we want to make it right this time for sure.”
When asked whether United are worthy favourites to win the FA Cup, Fabregas added: “I promise you since early in my career I never believed in favourites.”
“Last year everybody was thinking we’d beat Arsenal, we didn’t. If they (United) want to be favourites, for me it means nothing.”
“As much as we talk about the beautiful game, which I love, nowadays it’s about winning on the day.”
“People then forget if you did it in a good way, if you did it in a lucky way, a defensive way. People forget about this, unfortunately.”
“These are the games I love playing football for. The big stage, everyone’s watching, two fantastic teams, two fantastic clubs, two fantastic fans, so it will be a fantastic game and hopefully, Chelsea will win.”
All EPL New Rules For The 2019/2020 Season
The International Football Association Board, IFAB, has affirmed English Premier League, EPL new rules and changes for the 2019/2020 season. The new principles would influence the Freekicks, Handball, Substitution, Drop ball and cards for coaches, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The Video Aide Ref popularly known as VAR would so be implemented by next season in the English Premier League, EPL. The aforementioned areas where there would be new implementation would surely have a great effect in the league.
EPL New Rules Ahead 2019/2020 Season…
The rule that would be implemented under this is that there would be no chance given to any players to waste time on the pitch anymore, as substituted players would have to leave the pitch at the closest side of the pitch and card may probably be awarded for wasting time.
The Goalkeepers would, therefore, have to have a foot put on the line and would not be allowed to touch the goal posts before the shoot out of the penalty kicks. In this manner, no Goalkeeper would be able to exploit any chance to avert an opportunity to lead.
The coach would also have to be carded by the Referee in a similar as players were being carded during a match. Both yellow and red cards would also be applicable to coaches as well as starting from next season.
- The goal would be denied if the ball actually strikes any player’s hand during the development to have a goal.
- If any player should make any favourable moves in handling the ball outside the penalty kickbox, even if it regarded unintentional, freekicks would be awarded.
- The IFAB dispose of ‘manufactured’ restarts if there be any drop balls.
The IFAB make it clear that:
“The current dropped ball procedure often leads to a ‘manufactured’ restart which is ‘exploited’ unfairly or an aggressive confrontation.
“Returning the ball to the team that last played it restores what was ‘lost’ when play was stopped, except in the penalty area where it is simpler to return the ball to the goalkeeper.
“To prevent that team gaining an unfair advantage, all players of both teams, except the player receiving the ball, must be at least 4m (4.5 yds) away.”
VIDEO: AFCON Mascot pictures and full details
African Cup of Nations, AFCON 2019 organisers on Sunday shows the world the 2019 Mascot with video obtained by this online medium of Facebook
The video was posted on the official account of the football team of the continent a few hours ago as they unveil the 2019 AFCON Mascot in video on Youtube
The Organizing Committee of the 2019 African Cup of Nations has revealed the AFCON 2019 Mascot; The child “Tut” followed by the Pharaoh King Tutankhamun.
The competition for the AFCON 2019 is to start by June 21, about a month from today
The competition will see 24 countries for the first time competing for the cup against
NIGERIA NEWS reports that Cameroon who was initially tipped to hold the competition lost it to Egypt as a result of lack of enough preparation when the supervision officers went for an inspection early January
Earlier, Eypyt and South Africa were considered for the competition but Mohammed Salah country won the bid
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