It has been 100 days since the horn signaled the match between Leicester and Aston Villa at King Power Stadium, on 9/3. It feels like fans have to wait longer than that. Players from both teams try not to shake hands, following safety recommendations between pandemics.
However, few viewers think they have to wait until mid-June to see the Nike Merlin ball roll back on the English grass. There are people who want to end the season immediately, whether to cancel all results or consider the current scoreboard as the final result. But, the Premier League is still inviolable.
The tournament will re-export with empty stands at Villa Park and Etihad today. The football atmosphere has changed dramatically since being interrupted.
Leicester’s 4-0 victory over Aston Villa is the 288th match this season. You may have forgotten, the 287th match was a Manchester derby. The Great War at Old Trafford closed with a 35-meter shot from Scott McTominay, following a mistake from goalkeeper Ederson.
The match 286, which took place the day before, saw Chelsea destroy Everton 4-0. Frank Lampard’s students played overwhelmingly, thanks to the inspiration of young talents Billy Gilmour and Mason Mount.
The 279 match was Liverpool’s comeback against the Bournemouth guest, helping Jurgen Klopp’s teachers create a 25-point gap from the second-placed Man City group. The first championship in 30 years is just a few days away from Liverpool. They thought so.
The season is also remembered by the dots from Liverpool’s relentless efforts, the peak performance of Kevin De Bruyne, Man Utd’s 4-0 victory over Chelsea in the opening round,
phenomena like Leicester, Sheffield United, stars like Tammy Abraham, Wilfred Ndidi, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Marcus Rashford, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Adama Traore, Gabriel Martinelli, Dwight McNeil or mid-line generals at Arsenal, Everton, Tottenham, West Ham and Watford.
Remember the match that ended 9-0? Which player pretends to be a snowman driving a Lamborghini into a home? Remember the endless debate about the pros and cons of VAR?
Liverpool fans probably think that the championship race this season is not a problem. They beat Norwich 4-1 in the first match of the season, on an unusually cold Friday night. Since then, they have won 26 more games, drew one and only lost one match against Watford in late February. But Liverpool’s journey was not easy.