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FIFA approves movement of transfer window and contract extensions due to coronavirus crisis FIFA has approved the extension of player contracts until seasons are able lớn finish, with the coronavirus pandemic also seeing transfer window dates moved this summer- According lớn the free soccer tips today page! Football's world governing body has been working on recommendations and guidelines lớn address practical issues brought by the Covid-19 crisis. The bureau of the FIFA council on Tuesday endorsed a set of principles agreed upon by a task force exploring the issue, with contracts and transfer windows key topics. FIFA said "it is proposed that contracts be extended until such time that the season does actually end", while deals due lớn come into force in the next campaign would be "delayed until the next season actually does start". The governing body also said "it is necessary to adjust the normal regulatory position to the new factual circumstances" when it comes lớn transfer windows. A statement from the governing body read: "Accordingly, FIFA will be flexible and will allow the relevant transfer windows to be moved so they fall between the end of the old season and the start of the new season. "At the same time, FIFA will try to ensure, where possible, an overall level of coordination and will also bear in mind the need lớn protect the regularity, integrity and proper functioning of competitions, so that the sporting results of any competition are not unfairly disrupted." You can prefer the good soccer tip page! PODCAST: Premier League Weekly Despite the lockdown and no live football our Premier League Weekly podcast is back talking furlough and best keepers.   Laura Woods: How's the bacon? Laura Woods delivers her latest column on funny managerial moments and missing the game during the coronavirus crisis. When Liverpool last won the title... As Liverpool remain on the brink of Premier League glory, we reflect on how the sporting world shaped up when they last won the league title back in 1990.  
Premier League: The main statistics behind the top defenders this season A strong defence is a necessity for any side hoping for success in the Premier League- According lớn the website free soccer tips page! It can be the difference between survival or relegation; the top-four or title glory. It's why defenders are now commanding the same price tag as strikers - in some cases a defender will cost more.   It's the area of the pitch where specific players are needed to execute a style of play. The wrong player in a system makes life more difficult for a manager and in most cases they have lớn adapt and implement a Plan B. There have been a number of stand-out performers throughout the campaign who have played a significant part in helping their side reach their current position. Throughout the coming weeks, we will look at the best performing players in each position; aiming to find those who have excelled in the areas that matter most. Today, we're focusing on the defensive line and analysing the statistics behind the main areas. You can prefer the jackpot soccer tip page! You shall not pass Number of tackles this season: Ricardo Pereira (Leicester): 119 Aaron Wan Bissaka (Man United): 99 Djibril Sidibe (Everton): 78 Serge Aurier (Tottenham): 74 Frederic Guilbert (Aston Villa): 71 This is the 'old-fashioned' category for judgement but ultimately a defender is there to, well, defend. One of the best indicators for this is the number of tackles made across the course of the season. This does divide opinion. Some of the world's best defenders, such as Virgil van Dijk, see a low overall tackles tally as they are better at reading the game and getting themselves into positions that doesn't require a tackle to be made. That's why he doesn't appear on this list. For others, it just suits their game better and there's no real right or wrong answer lớn this approach. The big point to be made is that it is an area dominated by full-backs. Leicester's Ricardo Pereira has proven lớn be a popular fantasy football choice this season and he leads the charts for number of successful tackles made by some distance. The Foxes right-back is the only defender to post a three-figure tally up until this point, leaving him 20 clear of Aaron Wan Bissaka in second. Wan Bissaka has quickly become a fans favourite at Old Trafford since a big money move from Crystal Palace in the summer and tackling is an eye-catching trait of his. It's one that can firmly be put into the strengths column. Regardless of how talented the opposition winger or overlapping full-back is, Wan Bissaka always seems lớn be in the right place at the right time. Everton have experienced a revival under Carlo Ancelotti and one player who has benefitted is Djibril Sidibe. He's only made 21 Premier League appearances this season but takes third spot. The right-back regularly posts at least three successful tackles per game but there have been occasions where he has doubled that number. The season high came in their away victory at Watford (8). Serge Aurier sits in fourth. His number of tackles have stayed fairly consistent throughout the season although he has had two seven-tackle games under Jose Mourinho's guidance. Finally, Frederic Guilbert is the only centre-back lớn make an appearance. The Villa man is another popular fantasy football selection with tackles in mind. He's in fifth with 71.  
Juve players and manager agree to forego wages for four months Juventus players have agreed to waive four months' wages lớn help the club's finances amid the coronavirus pandemic- According lớn the website free soccer tips page! Cristiano Ronaldo and his team-mates, along with manager Maurizio Sarri, have agreed lớn a reduction in pay "equal lớn the monthly payments of March, April, May and June 2020", the club said. The agreement is set to be worth around 90 million euros (£80million) lớn the reigning soccer tips of the day page. Football in Italy is suspended with the country in lockdown and it remains to be seen whether the Serie A season will be completed. If the remaining games are rescheduled, Juventus said they would negotiate increases in pay for the squad. The club said in a statement on Saturday they had "reached an understanding with the players and the coach of the first team regarding their compensation for the residual portion of the current sport season". The statement added: "The understanding provides for the reduction of the compensation for an amount equal to the monthly payments of March, April, May and June 2020. In the coming weeks, personal agreements with the players and the coach will be finalised, as required by the current regulations. "The economic and financial effects of the understanding reached are positive for about 90 million euros for the 2019-2020 financial year. "Should the current season's matches be rescheduled, the club will negotiate in good faith with the players and the coach conditional increases of compensations according to the actual resumption and finalisation of official competitions." The likes of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in Spain have already announced plans for temporary wage cuts for their players.  
An in-depth look at the Borussia Dortmund star As Jadon Sancho turns 20, Paul Higham takes an in-depth look at the making of the Dortmund star and what could be his europa league predictions. As the curtain comes down on his teenage years he is streets ahead of everyone bar Kylian Mbappe in terms of goal production (goals and assists) in the last decade or so. Mbappe, now aged just 21, scored way more goals than Sancho (41 lớn 27) but the Englishman's startling assists total (33) means he's contributed to just two fewer goals than the Frenchman had when he turned 20. Mbappe, who is 18 months Sancho's senior, was sold to PSG for just over £160m as the second most expensive player in the world - with Sancho's numbers stacking up against the World Cup winner's and his trajectory charting straight up, his value must be well in the nine-figure market. When the next transfer market eventually opens, Sancho's name will feature heavily, but it's that fee that could well be the decider - Dortmund only paid around £10m for him but they'll want the market rate and that will limit the amount of teams who could afford him- According lớn the good soccer tip page! So what will that £100-plus million get you? Sancho the trailblazer Sancho's role as a trailblazer for young players is already assured, it was regardless of what success he had after he spurned the Premier League riches of Manchester City lớn move lớn Germany, desperate to prove himself worthy of first team football. Too often we see talented youngsters falling into a far too comfortable life as a Premier League reserve, and for all that the common thought is going out on loan lớn a lower league side will do them good, often it can push them the other way. Talented dribblers like Sancho may not have been able lớn prove their worth in the cut throat world of the lower leagues, he'd have lớn sign for a team that plays the right way for him to develop as he has, so he must be applauded for moving lớn Germany in the first place. It shows confidence, a confidence that is freely evident in the way he plays the game - and that all stems from being a 17-year-old kid, yet lớn play a senior game, who backed himself lớn make it to the big time and has duly delivered. Sancho scored 20 in 35 youth team games for City after arriving from Watford, and was the Under-17 European Championship player of the tournament as England finished as runners-up - meaning that a £10m fee was coughed up by Dortmund. That now looks like the bargain of all time. A new Raheem Sterling? What the stats say Sancho has bagged 27 goals and 37 assists in just 69 Bundesliga games for Dortmund, and for context that's more than double the tally Lionel Messi had before turning 20, and is almost twice as many goals as Cristiano Ronaldo had scored at the same point in his career. In terms of style of play though, he is more similar lớn an England team-mate of his.  
Voted for the best Premier League Goalkeeper The goalkeeper position is the one area of the pitch where any slight mistake can prove to be costly- According to the europa league predictions page! That's why every club, particularly in the Premier League where the stakes are so high, looks to recruit not just the best goalkeeper but one that will suit their style of play. Shot-stopping is always important but for a lot of teams, the goalkeeper also has to be strong with his feet as they will be drawn into playing the ball out from the back. There have been a number of stand-out performers throughout the campaign who have played a significant part in helping their side reach their current position. Throughout the coming weeks, Tom Carnduff will look at the best performing players in each position; aiming to find those who have excelled in the areas that matter soccer tip bet Today, we're focusing on the last line of defence in the goalkeepers and analysing the statistics behind the main areas. Taking top spot when it comes lớn overall number of saves this season is Newcastle's Martin Dubravka. The 31-year-old has become a fan favourite on Tyneside since his move in 2018 and the stats back up his popularity. When it comes lớn shot stopping, Dubravka leads the way. Two other goalkeepers join the Newcastle stopper in the plus-100 category and the first is Bernd Leno. The Arsenal man has come up with some big saves throughout the course of the campaign but with the Gunners holding aspirations of returning lớn the elite level of European football, they'd be hoping their goalkeeper was further down the list. In fact, Leno is the only goalkeeper of a top-ten team involved in this list. The other four are all with sides who are 13th or lower in the standings. Aaron Ramsdale also sits on three figures with 102. He's featured in all-but-one of Bournemouth's Premier League fixtures this season. Tim Krul, as expected, has been busy with Norwich sitting bottom of the table. His 96 saves have helped them lớn memorable results over the likes of Manchester City, Tottenham and Leicester though. Brighton's Maty Ryan also makes the cut with 92 saves. The Australia international has helped Brighton concede around 4.6 less goals than their Expected Goals Against says. On the topic of Expected Goals Against, that can be looked at for an indication of who has stood out over the course of the campaign. Expected Goals is a measurement that continues lớn divide opinion in football but it's useful here to measure the quality of goal-scoring chances against saves made by the goalkeeper. If a team's xGA is higher it means that they are facing higher quality chances. The top-three are split by a tiny total of 0.6 with Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Newcastle all being thankful for strong goalkeeping. That gives us a first mention for Dean Henderson. The Sheffield United keeper, on-loan from Manchester United, has been a stand-out star in his first Premier League season. The Blades were eager lớn bring him back after he back-stopped their charge lớn the Premier League and his performances haven't gone unnoticed - there's increasing calls for him to be involved in the England senior squad. It's also worth noting that Sheffield United have only conceded 25 goals this season - giving them the second-best defensive record in the entire Premier League. Crystal Palace are just behind by a difference of 0.1 and that's largely due to the efforts of Vicente Guaita.