The Premier League begins with seven Colombians and with changes in the management of the VAR

The Premier League will begin on August 13 and will have seven Colombian players who will seek to be protagonists in their different clubs. The start of this important European league also comes with news in the use of VAR in order to make the game more fluid.

Among the main ones are the off-games that will no longer be ‘millimetric’, but will “have thick stripes, and if they touch, the player will be enabled, it will give a benefit to the attacker. Another change there are the slight contacts that are whistled as a foul, here what the organization seeks is that the judges no longer seek contact with slow motion and allow normal friction of the game.

The other relevant case is that of the hands where two modifications were announced: the first is how to interpret whether a hand is voluntary or accidental and the second is for situations where there is a hand in a play that ends in a goal. Here, in case the goal is scored by the same man who touched it with his hand, it will be disallowed, but if a player touches the ball with his arm and instantly a teammate converts, the goal will be valid.

Premier League start

The League of England will start engines next Friday, August 13 with the commitment that Brentford and Arsenal will play at the Community Stadium. There will be 20 teams that fight for the championship in 38 days that will run until May 2022.

Favorites to title:

The most competitive league in Europe will have reigning champions Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea as the main title contenders. A step lower appear Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester.

Colombian footballers in the League:

Steven Alzate (Brighton)

The left winger will play his second season in the English first division. In the previous campaign he played 15 games and scored one goal.

Yerry Mina (Everton)

The defender is in his fourth season with the Toffees. The Colombian arrived in 2018 after the World Cup in Russia and has 66 games and 5 goals.

James Rodriguez (Everton)

The midfielder will play his second season in England after leaving Real Madrid. The Colombian played 23 games in his first campaign and scored 6 goals. James had some injuries that took him away from the courts and from his best level.

Dávinson Sánchez (Tottenham)

The defender hopes to regain his level this season as in the previous season he was one of the players who received the most criticism for his performance on the court. For the Colombian it will be his fifth year in England where he has 101 Premier League games and one goal.

Juan Camilo Hernández (Watford)

It will be the forward’s first season in England after passing through several Spanish football teams. The Colombian comes from playing in Getafe, Mallorca, and Huesca. In Spain he played 109 games and scored 27 goals.

Yerson Mosquera (Wolverhampton)

It will be the first season for the defender who left Atlético Nacional. The 20-year-old Colombian had a very good season with the purslane team, which is why they became interested in European football.

Ian Carlo Poveda (Leeds United)

The midfielder will play his second season with the team led by Argentine Marcelo Bielsa. In the previous campaign he played 14 games and scored one goal.

Important matches of the first date:

saturday august 14

Manchester United vs. Leeds United

Burnley vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Everton vs. Southampton

Leicester City vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

Watford vs. Aston Villa

Sunday 08/15/2021

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City

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