This weekend, Chelsea will play Manchester City in the Premier League, and they might suffer a serious setback.
In their most recent league game, Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspur in a thrilling victory. However, during the match, England international Raheem Sterling seemed to launch a missile back into the crowd. The incident was captured on camera and shared on Chelsea’s tik tok.
The FA may choose to ban Sterling in addition to Tottenham star Richarlison, who was previously suspended for one game for a similar incident.
Given his performance against Tottenham, a ban would force him to miss the Manchester City match, which would be a huge setback for the Blues. Chelsea will try to build on their victory over Tottenham despite their lackluster Premier League debut.
They really don’t need to lose a vital player in a crucial matchup with Manchester City.
Chelsea cannot afford to be in a similar position this season after missing out on Champions League qualification the previous one. The summer transfer window saw Mauricio Pochettino receive a lot of support, and Chelsea is anticipated to contend for trophies and place among the top four.
For the forthcoming matchup with Manchester City, the Blues will be hoping that Sterling can avoid a suspension. His flair, experience, and goal-scoring prowess will be crucial against the reigning champions.
‘People don’t understand’ – Danny Rose says old Spurs teammate was so underrated
According to Danny Rose, those outside of Tottenham were unaware of the significance of Moussa Sissoko’s role during his N17 years.
Sissoko was signed by Tottenham in the summer of 2016 as a replacement for Wilfried Zaha, so it’s safe to say that fans were not overly excited by his arrival.
For his first few seasons at the North London club, the Frenchman was almost considered a bit of a joke by some sections of the fan base and struggled to get regular game time.
Nevertheless, Sissoko won over the supporters of the Spurs during the 2018–19 campaign after being moved to central midfield. Sissoko and Harry Winks, a former Newcastle player, helped lead the Lilywhites to the Champions League final.
He remained a vital member of the Tottenham team under Jose Mourinho, eventually departing in 2021 to sign with Watford.
Moussa Sissoko was underrated at Tottenham
Rose praised the 34-year-old’s influence in the Tottenham locker room and implied that his defensive efforts were frequently overlooked.
“Moussa Sissoko would be another one,” the former Tottenham left-back stated on the Official Tottenham Hotspur Podcast. The significance of his presence in the dressing room is often overlooked. He was never unhappy, and he never complained.
He was so selfless as to play down the right, allowing Tripps or Serge to advance. Each season, he was available for 60–70 games. I don’t believe he received the credit he earned.
Sissoko had a rough first few years at Tottenham and had to overcome a great deal of unpopularity before he could win over the supporters.
In a situation like this, most players would have chosen to leave the team and try their luck somewhere else, but the Frenchman proved he was a fighter, and as a result, he became a cult hero at the club.