Premier League: Who could this International break benefit?

Premier League: Who could this International break benefit?

Premier League: Who could this International break benefit?

The recent Premier League campaign has seen some teams struggle to secure wins, ex front runners Everton, started off the campaign not losing in 5 games but their recent run of form has seen them lose 3 consecutive games against opponents such as Southampton and Manchester United.

Other clubs have been struggling leading up to this international break including Leeds United, they seemed to prove themselves against 2 of the best clubs in the Premier League Liverpool and Manchester City but their recent form has seen them lose in 2 consecutive games both being 4-1 defeats. The 2 games they lost were against Leicester City, who are currently 1st in the Premier League and Crystal Palace, who are currently 8th in the table.

Leeds United had a goal disallowed in the game against Crystal Palace, this decision has caused fans and management of Leeds to question the referee and VAR. VAR has made some controversial decisions throughout the whole 2020/21 Premier League campaign to date with many clubs disputing their decisions.

Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips had been given a call up by Gareth Southgate in the last 2 international breaks, sadly due to a shoulder injury he has missed almost 3 weeks of Premier League football and hasn’t joined the England squad for the for this round of internationals.

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa on the Crystal Palace match said to Sky Sports: "The defeat is fair, but the difference is exaggerated. The goals that Palace scored arrived at a time when we deserved to score ourselves. I never like to discuss the decisions of the referees. I don't want to comment on it [Bamford's disallowed goal].

"The performance in the last game wasn't satisfactory, as we left a lot of space for criticism but this game had other characteristics, both individually and collectively - in all aspects.

"The opposing left-back [Patrick Van Aanholt] was dangerous, while the other full-back didn't really win his duel. We had a lot of activity on both wings, but when we attacked, their full-backs were well protected in reduced spaces. They had more space in which to attack.

"All defeats are complicated, and when there are two defeats in a row, it increases how complex things are. In all games, if we concede four goals and only score one, it's going to be a hard reality."

Something has to change!!!

Some players from all over the Premier League won’t be joining their respective national teams. Three teams at the bottom of the league haven’t won a game yet, these teams are Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield United. This international break gives these clubs the chance to view what has gone wrong so far and bounce back better.

Can clubs at the top of the table carry on their fantastic form?

Adam Wilson

Adam Wilson

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