WRIGHT-PHILIPS PREDICTS PREMIER LEAGUE TOP FOUR

Former Manchester City and Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Philips has predicted the four teams that would qualify for next season’s Champions League. Shaun Wright-Philips made his prediction for the Premier League top four in a chat with popular English media outlet Metro. According to the retired England national team star, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea would be joined by West Ham United in the top four.

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Shaun Wright-Philips backed  West Ham United for the fourth and final spot for Champions League qualification ahead of more popular teams like Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
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CHELSEA TIPPED FOR PREMIER LEAGUE GLORY

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Shaun Wright-Phillips is certain that both Chelsea and Manchester City will fight for the first title this season. Shaun Wright-Phillips represented the two Premier League teams during his career but he’s tipping Chelsea to beat holders Manchester City to the title. He made this known in an interview with the Metro. According to him, Chelsea have shown that they can secure big wins without having to play well.


England international Shaun Wright-Phillips went on to state what has changed since Thomas Tuchel replaced club legend Frank Lampard as the Chelsea manager. He said that the Chelsea attack was menacing under Lampard but his team was conceding too many goals. Tuchel has been able to tighten up that defence though the attack is not as free-scoring like it was under Lampard. (more…)

WRIGHT-PHILLIPS SPEAKS ON WHITE, VARANE COMPARISON

Shaun Wright-Phillips has had his say on two defenders who made respective big money moves to Premier League teams this summer. The former Chelsea and Manchester City talked to TalkSPORT about England international Ben White and French defender Raphael Varane.

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White became an Arsenal player this summer following a £50m transfer from fellow Premier League team Brighton and Hove Albion. He played in the Premier League for one season in the colours of the Seagulls before moving to Arsenal. For French World Cup winner Varane, he left Real Madrid to sign for Manchester United this summer in a deal that could rise to the £41m.
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WRIGHT-PHILLIPS ADVISES SOUTHGATE ON EURO 2020

Former England national team player Shaun Wright-Phillips has advised manager Gareth Southgate on what he must do to achieve success at Euro 2020. Shaun Wright-Phillips spoke to Sportsmail about England, Southgate and Euro 2020.

Shaun Wright-Phillips knows all about England and what it takes to play at a major tournament after playing 36 times for the Three Lions. The former Chelsea and Manchester City winger was part of the England squad to the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament on South African soil. England were knocked out of the tournament by Germany at the round of 16 stage.
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WRIGHT-PHILLIPS CELEBRATES WIN IN BIZARRE FASHION

Ex-England international Shaun Wright-Phillips has shown that his allegiance lies with Premier League champions Manchester City having come through the club’s academy before playing for the first team for several years at a time when the club was not a major force in English football and European football.

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Shaun Wright-Phillips spent the majority of his time at Manchester City in the era just before the arrival of the present rich owners. The club is currently owned by Shiekh Mansour under the umbrella of the City Football Group.
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WRIGHT-PHILLIPS REFLECTS ON DRAMATIC TITLE WIN

Ex-Chelsea and Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has reflected on the dramatic Premier League title won by the Citizens at the end of the 2011/12 season. Manchester City secured their maiden Premier League title that season after a 3-2 comeback win at home to Queens Park Rangers (QPR).

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Manchester City led 1-0 and trailed 2-1 before they eventually won the game thanks to the last gasp strike from Sergio Aguero. That Aguero goal ensured that City finished ahead of city rivals Manchester United to end their title drought spanning almost five decades.
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WHEN DID MANCHESTER POWER SHIFT HAPPEN?

Former Premier League player Shaun Wright-Phillips has revealed when the Manchester power shift happened. He made this known in a chat with The Sun. According to the former Chelsea and Manchester City winger, the power shift from Manchester United to Manchester City happened when the Red Devils were beaten in the 2011 FA Cup semi-finals. Manchester City legend Yaya Toure scored the only goal of the game to lead the Citizens to a slender 1-0 win over Manchester United. Shaun Wright-Phillips said that match was the beginning of the Manchester City dominance till this day. Manchester City have been the dominant force in Manchester at the expense of Manchester United for over a decade.


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WRIGHT-PHILLIPS CRITICISES WEST HAM SIGNING

Ex-Chelsea and Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has criticised new West Ham United player Jesse Lingard after his penalty antics during the win over bottom team Sheffield United on Monday night in the Premier League. Shaun Wright-Phillips was on Premier League TV in the company of Alan Shearer for the game between West Ham United and Sheffield United at the London Stadium and for the game between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge.

Jesse Lingard created a little scene when he won a penalty towards the end of the first half. The Manchester United loanee wanted to take the penalty he had won before he was stopped by the captain for the day, Declan Rice who also doubles as the designated penalty taker. Long serving player Mark Noble is the West Ham United but he’s not a regular in the starting XI. In his place, vice-captain Declan Rice is always the captain during games in the Premier League. In the end, Jesse Lingard left the penalty for Declan Rice, who scored to give his team a 1-0 lead at the break. (more…)

WHY WRIGHT-PHILLIPS CRITICISED CHELSEA PLAYER

It’s safe to say that Ex-Premier League winger Shaun Wright-Phillips is not a big fan of Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma after his display during the defeat to Manchester City in the league earlier this month. French international Kurt Zouma has not regained his place in the Chelsea team after that Manchester City game to suggest that Shaun Wright-Phillips was right to call him out on his performance during the Premier League clash with the Citizens at Stamford Bridge. Since that Manchester City game, Chelsea have played two Premier League matches and Kurt Zouma has started both on the bench. Blues boss Frank Lampard has preferred German national team player Antonio Rudiger in his starting XI ahead of Kurt Zouma.


Shaun Wright-Phillips played for both Chelsea and Manchester City during his football career. The ex-Three Lions of England player won the Premier League and FA Cup titles during his time at Chelsea. Shaun Wright-Phillips talked about the league game between Chelsea and Manchester City while he was on Premier League TV as he accused Kurt Zouma and his Chelsea teammates of getting bullied by the Manchester City players in the first half. He cited an example where the little figure of Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden brushed off Kurt Zouma off the ball easily in the first half which saw Chelsea concede three goals without any reply. (more…)

CHELSEA MOVE DRAINED ME EMOTIONALLY – WRIGHT-PHILIPS

 

Ex-England international winger Shaun Wright-Philips has revealed how his big money move to Chelsea left him with an emotional breakdown. He told FourFourTwo that he was reluctant to leave Manchester City at that time having thought that he would spend the rest of his career with the Citizens.


Shaun Wright-Philips later found out that Manchester City had no choice but to sell him to Chelsea. He left the club for Stamford Bridge shortly after the Blues ended their Premier League title drought under Jose Mourinho in 2005. Chelsea paid £21m to sign him from their fellow Premier League team.
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