In an interview with gaming company GGRECON, ex-Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has tipped Arsenal to finish above Tottenham this season. Spurs finished last season in fine form, with Antonio Conte’s side thrashing Norwich City 5-0 on the final day of the season in order to seal a fourth-placed finish at the expense of North London rivals Arsenal (BBC). Following an extra capital increase worth £150 million (The Athletic), the Lilywhites have appeased Conte’s demands thus far in the transfer market, recently adding their sixth summer signing in the shape of wing-back Djed Spence (Football.London).
Conte will now be looking to continue improving Spurs and has the chance to lead them to a seventh consecutive finish above Arsenal in the upcoming Premier League season (Metro). Former Arsenal defender Ray Parlour admitted that he thought Spurs would once again be able to secure the coveted fourth spot (Metro). However, Johnson told GGRECON that he believes Spurs would be boxed off from this year’s Champions League qualification places. Continue reading ” GLEN JOHNSON PREDICTS WHO WILL FINISH IN PREMIER LEAGUE TOP 4 THIS SEASON”
North London side Arsenal might struggle to sign Brazil international Gabriel Jesus from Premier League holders Manchester City this summer according to Glen Johnson. In a chat with Betting Odds, Ex-West Ham United and Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson said the Brazilian attacker will think twice before signing for the Gunners after they missed out on the Champions League ahead of the new season.
Arsenal missed out on Champions League football after losing two of their last three games in the last Premier League campaign. They were massive favourites to secure Champions League football before the losses against Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United away from home. In the end, they were piped to the fourth and final Champions League spot by North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs will join Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League next season as the four English representatives. Continue reading “ARSENAL MIGHT STRUGGLE TO SIGN JESUS”
Chelsea star Reece James is slightly better than his Liverpool counterpart Trent Alexander-Arnold according to Glen Johnson who played for both Chelsea and Liverpool during his career. Glen Johnson won the Premier League title in 2005 as a Chelsea player and he went on to play for Liverpool following his £18m transfer from Portsmouth.
Glen Johnson talked about Trent and James during an exclusive interview with Lord Ping as he said that the Liverpool right-back has a better delivery than the Chelsea right-back, but James is better defensively. Overall, Johnson said he would pick James over Trent if he has to choose one of the two right-back options. Continue reading “JAMES SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN TRENT – JOHNSON”
Ex-Chelsea defender Glen Johnson has urged his former club to sign highly rated West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice ahead ofother Premier League rivals. England international Rice is one of the most sought-after players in the Premier League ahead of this summer’s transfer window. The West Ham United star has seriously been linked with Premier League teams such as Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City over the past months.
Glen Johnson advised Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel to sign Rice ahead of the other interested teams in a chat with Betting Odds as he said that the Englishman can replace Italian player Jorginho in the Chelsea midfield. Jorginho finished in third position behind winner Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski in last year’s Ballon d’Or ranking after winning the Champions League title with Chelsea and the Euro 2020 tournament with Italy. According to Glen Johnson, it’s either Chelsea sign Rice or he goes to one of their rivals. A fee of around £100m has been disclosed in the media as the figure to be offered for Rice if clubs are serious about signing him.
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Ex-Chelsea defender Glen Johnson has named the two players that could step up at Chelsea if club skipper Cesar Azpilicueta leaves next year. Glen Johnson made this known in a chat with Betting Odds as he stated that two players can conveniently replace the Spanish international as club skipper and they are Jorginho and Antonio Rudiger.
On Azpilicueta leaving Chelsea at the end of this season, Glen Johnson said he doesn’t think that Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel would want let him leave the club. Continue reading “POTENTIAL CAPTAIN REPLACEMENTS FOR AZPILICUETA”
Glen Johnson expects a big season from Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku after he returned to the West London club during this summer’s transfer window. Glen Johnson spoke about Lukaku and his expectation for him during a chat with Betting Odds. According to the former Liverpool, West Ham United and Chelsea right-back, the Belgian international has what it takes to have a very good season on his return to Stamford Bridge.
Retired England international Glen Johnson said Lukaku has already hit the ground running and he expects him to maintain that form throughout the course of what would be a long and hard season in the Premier League. Continue reading “JOHNSON TIPS LUKAKU FOR BIG SEASON”
Former Chelsea, Portsmouth and West Ham United defender Glen Johnson believes that the Manchester City fixture is perfect for Tottenham Hotspur to start their season. North London giants Spurs start the new Premier League campaign with a tough game against defending champions Manchester City but Glen Johnson believes that the game gives the North Londoners to prove that they are ready to achieve big things this season after a largely disappointing campaign last season.
Glen Johnson spoke to Sky Sports about the fixtures for the new season shortly after they were revealed last month. According to him, the Manchester City game is a perfect opportunity for the Spurs players show that they are ready to improve on the disappointing seventh position from last season.
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Ex-Chelsea defender Glen Johnson has no one to blame for the exit of Frank Lampard at the club earlier this year except the Chelsea players. Glen Johnson slammed the Chelsea players for the decision to sack Lampard as their manager in January while he was speaking to CheltenhamGuides.com.
Glen Johnson said Lampard could have also achieved similar results as his successor Thomas Tuchel if not for the players. The former Liverpool, Chelsea and West Ham United right-back wondered how the players could perform well for the new manager.
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Glen Johnson believes confidence is the only problem that Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has as he backed him to return to his best very soon. Trent has been in the spotlight for a few weeks after he was snubbed by England manager Gareth Southgate ahead of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers last month.
The Liverpool player was missing as England began their World Cup qualifying campaign with three wins from as many games. Without Trent in his squad, Southgate guided England to home victories over Andorra and Poland with an away victory at Albania in between those two home matches.
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Former Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson has backed the starting XI named by Reds boss JurgenKlopp for the shock defeat to Burnley in their last Premier League game at Anfield on Thursday. Glen Johnson told Sky Sports that Klopp was right to make wholesale changes to his team as the players are mentally tired.
The Liverpool manager surprised a lot of people by leavingout star attackers like Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino from the starting line-up for the Burnley game at home on Thursday night. In the end, the many changes to the starting XI didn’t pay off for Klopp as he saw his team lose at home in the league for the first time in almost four years. Continue reading “LIVERPOOL ARE MENTALLY TIRED – GLEN JOHNSON”