Which Spider-Verse characters appear in 'No Way Home'? What's next for Peter Parker? Your burning 'Spider-Man' questions answered (spoilers!)

Warning: this post contains huge spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Tobey Maguire didn't speak ... After ... (Author: Gardener)

Which Spider-VerseBut there was no way all three Spider-Men would miss teaming up for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Halfway through the Wall-Crawler's third Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure, the Jon Watts-directed film stages the ultimate Spider-Verse crossover by having the trio of actors who have worn Spidey's mask over the past two decades in the same Bringing frames together. This is how the Spider-Man meeting works: With the Dutch Peter Parker from the network after the tragic death of Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) by the universe hopping villain Norman Osborn alias the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), his The Scooby Gang cohorts MJ (Zendaya) and Ned (Jacob Batalon) do their best to find him. After acquiring Doctor Strange's Sling Ring, Ned has mastered the art of opening portals wherever he wants. And where he wants to go right now is where Peter is right now. Spider-Man (Tom Holland) speeds away from Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina) in Spider-Man: No Way Home. "Find Peter Parker," says Ned, and forms a portal with the sling ring. In fact, on the other side of that yawning portal is a guy in a Spider-Man costume. But it's not the Peter that Ned and MJ know and love - it's the terrified Parker of 38-year-old Garfield from the movies The Amazing Spider-Man. "I'm Peter Parker in my world," he told the two high school graduates with sagging chins. After failing the first time, Ned follows ancient advice to try, to try again. In fact, another Peter Parker steps through a portal - and this is the O. That's right, almost 15 years after he retired from the superhero game in Spider-Man 3 in 2007, the now 46-year-old Tobey Maguire reappears in this vintage suit from the early 2000s. And he knows intuitively that the newest wall crawler needs serious help. Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man. The third time is the attraction when MJ instructs Ned to use the sling ring to open a portal to the roof of their high school, where Peter retires earlier in the film. And this is where the so-called Spider Bros have their big heart-to-heart. After Peter of Holland insists that neither of them understand the loss he has just suffered, both Maguire and Garfield pay tribute to the fallen as they advance their journey. For Maguire it was Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson) and for Garfield it was Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), whom he demonstratively refers to as "My MJ". He also says that Gwen's death made him "angry" and "bitter" to the point where he wasn't sure how to get on with superhero or civilian life. That is fate that both Spider-Men want to make sure Hollands Peter avoids. To that end, they help him orchestrate the final battle against the quintet of villains who have moved into the MCU. Spider-Villain's Battle Royale goes down on the Statue of Liberty, recently reconstructed to lift an oversized replica of Captain America's shield. (Liberty Island, of course, was also the location of the climax of the battle from the very first X-Men movie, but sadly, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine doesn't come around to help the Spider-Boys.) Tobey Maguire as a wall crawler in Spider- Man 2 from 2004. (Photo by Columbia / Courtesy Everett Collection) For example, Maguire complains about back pain - a sneaky reference to the Spider-Man franchise actor's near-shot after claiming a back injury to have. Both Holland and Garfield keep marveling at Maguire's famously divisive "organic" webbing, wondering how exactly his body produces this sticky stuff. They also wonder if he ever ran out of webbing, which allows Maguire to reference the popular "Spider-Man No More" story from Spider-Man 2. Not only does Maguire make a point of calling him "amazing" multiple times, but Garfield's Peter redeems himself in his own eyes by saving MJ from a high fall - the same fall that killed Gwen. At the same time as getting to know each other personally, the Spider Bros must also learn to fight the fearsome five together. Holland in the climate battle for the Statue of Liberty in Spider-Man: No Way Home. (Photo: Sony Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection) But as thick-skinned Spidey jokes with his new friends, "I've been stabbed once before." The last we see of the Spider Bros, they share a three-way hug before Maguire and Garfield are teleported back to their respective realities - knowing they are no longer alone in the larger Spider-Verse. As for the MCU corner of the Spider-Verse ... Here are some of our answers to your burning questions about where things stand at the end of No Way Home. He may not be tied to MIT by the end of No Way Home, but Peter is definitely graduating into adulthood. To see the effects of Dr. To undo Strand's multi-universal spell, the high school graduate asks the wizard to collectively make the world forget he is Spider-Man. And unlike at the beginning of the film, when he tries to add a few exceptions to this request - and thereby caused this chaos in the first place - he really means everyone this time. At the end of the film, Peter is a non-person to everyone in his life, including MJ, Ned, Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), and even Strange himself. To this end, Peter rents a tiny Manhattan apartment and replaces his Stark Industries-made Spider -Equipment through a self-sewn outfit that could come straight from the comic pages. That's only appropriate since he's now returned to his comic book roots as New York's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and dedicated himself to fighting crime at the street level rather than playing around with Infinity Stones and magic. Franchise co-producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal have already talked about bringing 25-year-old Holland back for another trilogy, and these films could fast-forward the timeline to a Spidey in his twenties who did both bills and pay Fighting evil has people to do. just like his big brother Tobey Maguire. Spider-Man (Holland) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) in Spider-Man: No Way Home. (Photo by Matt Kennedy / © Sony Pictures Releasing / © Marvel Entertainment / courtesy Everett Collection) Let's stop referring to Stephen Strange as the Sorcerer Supreme for now. In a bombshell reveal earlier in No Way Home, it is revealed that his wizarding partner Wong (Benedict Wong) is the wizard who rose to that title after Thanos' snapping of fingers blew Strange into nonexistence for five years. So right now it's just old Doctor Strange - although his life will be anything but easy. That's because the No Way Home post-credits scene isn't a single scene; It's a full teaser trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, directed by none other than Sam Raimi, who directed all three of Maguire's Spidey adventures. After Stephen already broke the multiverse barrier in the course of this film, Stephen's next adventure seems to completely blow it up and he will need additional help fixing things up. And where there is a multiverse, there will obviously be several non-supreme wizards. We see teasing glimpses of various Stephen Stranges from other realities, some of which seem like the less friendly guys you wouldn't love to house calls. Just like Venom, we grin at the thought of Hardy messing with Spider-Man after the events of Venom: Let There Be Carnage and No Way Home. (Photo: Sony Pictures Releasing / © Marvel Entertainment / courtesy Everett Collection) (Photo: Sony Pictures Releasing / © Marvel Entertainment / courtesy Everett Collection) Topher Grace's Venom from Spider-Man 3 is nowhere to be found in No Way Home. But another version of Spider-Man who hates alien symbiotes has its own off-screen MCU mishaps. A post-credits sequence from Venom: Let There Be Carnage transported the strange couple Eddie Brock and Venom (both played by Tom Hardy) from a shabby motel room in their reality to a deluxe beachfront hotel room on mainline Marvel continuity. where he sees a news report about Spider-Man on his TV screen. Now No Way Home features a mid-credits scene that shows us what he's up to while Peter meets the Spider Bros. "Maybe I should go to New York," he says after hearing about Spider-Man's exploits. He also wonders why an almighty alien like Thanos would be so interested in a pile of rocks. However, those hoping for an instant Spider-Man / Venom brawl will be disappointed: the scene ends with Brock being relegated back to his own dimension. But don't be surprised if Holland and Hardy meet face to face in the future. "I hope and strong to be eagerly pushing for that potential with both hands and would do anything to achieve it," remarked the Venom star in a recent interview about the chances of another Spider-Verse crossover. We can't wait to see the carnage that could happen when Spidey and Venom meet. Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently in theaters.


Your indispensable guide to the Spider-Man villains before No Way Home

To get the most out of the latest Spidey escapade, you need to know where we left off on Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Electro, Sandman and the Lizard. (Author: Gardener)

SpideySpider-Man: No Way Home will bring the action of the Marvel Cinematic Universe back to US theaters on Friday. Tom Holland's hero prepares to take on a group of classic villains. We've previously seen these villains in the films where Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield played Spidey, suggesting the multiversal plot of No Way Home. The fates of the villains in their previous battles with Peter Parker's heroic alter ego could influence their actions in No Way Home. So let's take a look at where all of the villains from the previous Spidey films ended up. This article contains SPOILERS for all previous live-action Spidey movies and a recently released non-Spidey movie, but we'll add a warning before we dive into that. In 2002, Spider-Man, the first in the trilogy starring Tobey Maguire, stressed scientist Norman Osborn (Willem Dafoe) tests an experimental performance-enhancing chemical on himself. He puts on a shiny, armored flight suit and gets on a glider to terrorize New York City. Osborn kills anyone who gets in his way and tries to convince Spidey to join him, but takes the hero's rejection of the Alliance personally. He finds out Spidey's identity (the worst-kept secret in superhero films), then attacks his Aunt May and kidnaps his girlfriend Mary Jane Watson and threatens to murder her. After Norman is overwhelmed by our hero, he pretends to ask Peter for help to overcome the goblin personality while he secretly prepares to impale him with his glider. Peter evades at the last second and the goblin is impaled by the step. After a fusion energy project went wrong in Spider-Man 2 from 2004, nuclear scientist Otto Octavius ​​(Alfred Molina) ends up with a series of artificially intelligent robotic tentacles fused into his spine and earns the tabloid nickname "Doctor Octopus ". Not only is the tentacle's stupid, delicate inhibitor chip smashed, but Doc Ock's wife also dies in the fusion accident. Despite developing an emotional bond with Peter, Doc Ock kidnaps Mary Jane (again) and challenges him to find Spider-Man. During his extreme villain (and Manhattan-threatening) attempt to recreate the sun in a waterfront laboratory, Doc Ock learns that Peter and Spidey are actually the same guy (wowsers) and is persuaded to act for the common good. He overcomes the influence of the tentacles and sacrifices himself by forcing the experiment to sink into the river and save the city. Status: Dead and Redeemed. Flint Marko (Thomas Haden Church) is one of three villains in 2007 Spider-Man 3 to pay for medical treatment for his sick daughter. Peter learns that Marko was the guy who killed his beloved Uncle Ben (a controversial change from Spidey's comic book origins) and used his new alien suit-enhanced powers to absolutely beat the villain. During their last fight, Marko absorbs loads of sand from a construction site to get super big and scolds poor Peter. However, as the fight progresses, he learns the hero's true identity (as every villain must) and relaxes. He explains that Ben's death was an accident and deserves Peter's forgiveness, then turns to sand and blows in the wind. Status: Alive and Redeemed. The second of Spider-Man 3's villainous trio is Peter's sleazy rival photographer Eddie Brock (Topher Grace), who fakes an incriminating shot of Spidey like a big idiot. Peter, who is under the vicious influence of the alien symbiote who has turned his costume into a capricious black, exposes Brock and lets him fire. Peter rejects the symbiote and he finds Brock, which permeates him with Spidey's powers and the awareness of his dual identity. (Peter is Spider-Man ?!) He teams up with Sandman and kidnaps Mary Jane (sighs again). Peter exploits the symbiote's weak sound, separates him from Brock and hurls a bomb at the alien. A desperate Brock jumps into the symbiote's embrace to reconnect with him, but the pair are vaporized together. Status: Dead and a few mean ones to their fiery end. Spider-Man 3 villain # 3 is Peter's pal Harry Osborn (James Franco), who was completely twisted by the emotional abuse and death of his father Norman. He follows in his father's footsteps when he finds out his friend is really Spidey (gee golly), puts on a paintball mask and flies around on a snowboard-like glider. Harry is haunted by visions from his late father who urge him on a misguided revenge mission against Spidey (and providing an apology for Willem Dafoe to devour even more landscapes, jasssss). After a few nasty fights with the wall crawler, Harry turns around and helps his buddy save Mary Jane from Sandman and Venom. While he pushes Spidey out of harm's way during the fight, he is impaled by Venom on his own glider - much like his father's death, but more in an act of victim than a devious attempted murder. He and Peter forgive each other before Harry dies. Status: dead and redeemed in the most comprehensive emotional arc of the trilogy. When The Amazing Spider-Man rebooted in 2012, Andrew Garfield took over the role of Peter and had to fight a tall, mean reptilian man. His one-armed mentor Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) uses lizard DNA to create a regeneration serum that will restore his lost limb, but also turn him into the angry lizard. In his scaly new form, he joins Peter and Spider-Man (oh oh!) And is determined to eradicate humanity's weaknesses by turning everyone into lizards - a plan that is somehow sillier than the sun on the Manhattan shore to recreate. Peter and his girlfriend Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) stop his insidious conspiracy and restore Connors to normal, but not before the lizard kills Gwen's father. Status: Alive and admitted to a mental hospital. Sleazy nerdy electrical engineer Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx) is the first of the two great villains in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from 2014. As Electro, Dillon takes offense with Spidey after causing a power outage in Times Square and the Web Slinger stops him. Spidey confronts the villain and gives Gwen (the real hero of these films) the chance to reactivate the grid and electro-overload, causing him to explode. Status: Seemingly dead, but felt like it could spark back into the world via a loose cable or a defective socket. Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) from this universe is the second main villain of Amazing Spider-Man 2. He dies of a hereditary disease and seeks Spidey's blood to heal himself, but our hero refuses for fear of side effects. But the chic flight suit stabilizes his stamina and he takes off with an underestimated villain cackle on his glider. When he finds out his pal Peter Spidey is (what ?!) Harry is beaten, but Gwen dies (in a way that reflects her comic death). Status: Alive and locked away, but determined to continue his life as a supervillain. In Spider-Man: Homecoming from 2017, the first Spidey film set in the MCU, Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) lost his living as a salvage worker when Damage Control stepped in to help clean up the first after the Battle of New York Take over Avengers Films. Quite bitter because it was partly owned by Tony Stark, Toomes turns to a criminal life. He and his squad create a flying exo suit with alien technology stolen from battle, and he becomes Vulture. He continues to steal fancy advanced weapons to sell on the black market, which is where he gets noticed by Spidey (now played by Tom Holland). When Peter Toomes' daughter takes Liz to the homecoming dance, the villain finds out his identity and threatens the teenager. That doesn't stop Spidey from stopping Toomes' plan to steal a bunch of Stark technology. After their final fight takes an explosive turn, the net slinger saves the villain's life and leaves him to the authorities. Status: Alive and locked up. Didn't reveal Spidey's identity in the Slammer, suggesting a skewed kind of honor, and his cameo in the first Morbius trailer suggests we'll see him again. Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal) was originally featured as a hero from a parallel reality in 2019's Spider-Man: Far From Home, but actually led a team of bitter ex-Stark employees who used combat drones and hologram technology to try and get the Create illusion of superpowers. Mysterio wants Stark's tech to improve his game and learns that Tony has given Spidey access to a fancy security system. He stages a series of attacks to get close to our hero (learning his identity, OMG) and convinces him to give up the technology. The villain's arrogance results in his being fatally shot in his final fight with Spidey, but he manages to record a video that reveals the hero's identity to the world before he dies. Status: Apparently dead, but he is (or was) an illusionist. The version of the character that starred in Venom from 2018 and this year's Venom: Let There Be Carnage isn't linked to Spidey, but the latter's mid-credits scene suggests that this will be corrected soon. After Carnage dies, Eddie Brock and Venom (Tom Hardy) go on vacation. The symbiote offers Brock "a foretaste" of the collective knowledge of the symbiotic crush, but thereby transports the couple into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You see Peter's identity revealed on TV (thank you, Mysterio) and recognize the Wall Crawler. "That kerlyyyy," says Venom, licking the picture off Peter's face and leaving a streak of drool on the screen. Status: Alive and fascinated by Spidey. Given the symbiotic crush, it's possible that this version of Venom has the memories of those in Spider-Man 3 and holds a grudge against the Peter of every universe. We've looked at the main villains from Spidey's 19 year film history, but there are a few other antagonists worth highlighting. A new version of the character (or the universe-hopping original, as both are played by Simmons) appears in the MCU and uses Mysterio's recording to reveal the hero's identity to the world. Garfield's films included another version of Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), who appears super mean before dying of the disease that afflicted his son Harry, and an exaggerated version of the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) who looked like he was he close to being beaten up in the final moments of Amazing Spider-Man 2. There's also the mysterious gentleman (aka Gustav Fiers, played by the late Michael Massee) who seemed to be gathering villains to start the Sinister Six for a canceled sequel. That suggests that the basement contains extremely recognizable rogue technology like the Vulture's Wings and Doc Ock's Tentacles, though neither were established in this universe. Homecoming shows two versions of the Shocker (Logan Marshall-Green and Bokeem Woodbine) and the Tinkerer (Michael Chernus), along with Mac Gargan (Michael Mando), who is scarred and imprisoned after an encounter with Spidey and becomes a scorpion in the comics.


Browns, Rams, and Washington devastated by COVID, plus week 15 picks and a recap of the Chiefs' wild OT victory

Here's everything you need to know about the NFL for December 17th (Author: Gardener)

Browns11/28/2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) leaves the field in the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. If there is one coach in the NFL who is totally and totally acceptance of analysis, it's definitely Staley, and analysis has largely worked in his favor this year. However, many Chargers fans weren't happy with Staley after his team lost 34:28 overtime to the Chiefs. The Chargers failed on three different fourth downs in the game and these all came into situations where they could easily have scored a field goal instead. After the game, the internet was basically split over whether they loved Staley's coaching style or hated him. Some people thought he was costing his team the game while others simply pointed out that every fourth failure he made the right decision, even if he didn't get the result he wanted. The Chargers already have an analyst and right now I feel they need a common sense person too. I agreed to two of Staley's three fourth down calls, but I would probably have taken the points before half time (The Chargers tried the fourth down from the 1 and failed in the final game of the first half). We're going to learn more about the Chargers' loss to the Chiefs and take a look at the COVID outbreak that devastated the NFL this week, so let's get to the overview. Remember, your job this weekend is to get as many people you know to sign up for the newsletter. In one of the wildest games you will ever see, the Chief and Chargers went blow after blow before Patrick Mahomes called the game with a 34-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce in overtime. The only thing wilder than the game was the podcast I recorded with Ryan Wilson and Will Brinson afterwards. We haven't seen a game in the first 14 weeks of the season where the Chiefs' three biggest offensive stars were all on the same side, but that all changed on Thursday when Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Kelce all came out big for Kansas City. Mahomes threw for a season high of 410 yards and that includes throwing for 197 yards and three touchdowns over the last 9:30 of the game, plus overtime. At the end of Hill, he caught 12 passes for 148 yards and one touchdown, including a 1-yard mid-fourth quarter score that tied the game at 21. Of course, the star of the game was Kelce, who caught 10 passes for a career high 191 yards. The first came in at 1:16 to play and was the game at 28. The second was a 34 yard walk-off TD in overtime who won the game for Kansas City. After fighting for a good part of the year, the Chiefs offense may finally be back. * Chargers Offensive Sputters within the 5 yard line of Kansas City. If you're wondering why the Chargers lost this game, one big reason is because they scored ZERO points on THREE different possessions within the 5 yard line of Kansas City. On their first drive of the game, the Chargers were hit with a fourth and a goal from the 5. Josh Kelley lost a fumble while attempting a goal-line jump from the 1-yard line (it was possibly the worst goal-line jump ever and you can by clicking here). Although their offense moved the ball at will - they didn't punt until there were only 25 seconds in play - they kept shooting each other in the foot. On their first nine ball possession, they had three failed fourth downs, one interception and one lost fumble. * The Chiefs basically finished AFC West in victory. With the win, the Chiefs didn't officially win AFC West, but in every way the race feels like it's over. The Chiefs are two games ahead in just three weeks, which means they win the division by a 2-1 in the last three weeks. If the Chargers lose at any point in the past three weeks, the Chiefs would only have to win one game to claim victory. The Chargers are currently fifth in the AFC, but they could actually drop out of the top 7 depending on how other games turn out this weekend. Click here to listen to or watch today's episode on YouTube. (Seriously, you can WATCH the podcast.) You can also check out our food stalls from the game by clicking here. After recapping the Chiefs-Chargers game, Brinson politely asked me and Ryan Wilson to leave so he could bring RJ White and Pete Prisco for a discussion of their best bets for week 15, the best bets for every single game, and we will Below are three of the tips to cover each person. Pete Prisco (2-1 last week in the picks featured here) Will Brinson (1-2 last week in the picks featured here) White (1-2 last week in the picks featured here) If it hits, this parlay would be $ 595 to win $ 100 bet. To hear what the rest of the best bets for week 15 are - and there are a few - click here so you can listen to the full episode of the podcast. You can also watch the trio share their tips on YouTube by clicking here. This is the last newsletter of the week, which means I feel morally obligated to cram as many tips into this space as possible. With that in mind, we have some 15 week picks to come and those will come from Tom Fornelli, Tyler Sullivan, Jordan Dajani along with CBS Sports NFL insiders Jason La Canfora and Jonathan Jones. In terms of COVID, it's been an ugly week for the NFL and if you want to know how ugly, more than 100 players have been put on the COVID list since Monday. With so many players on the COVID list, the NFL has changed their protocols to make it actually easier for a player to get back on the field after a positive test. * A positive test will bring you back to the field. Any vaccinated player who tested positive and also asymptomatic can now return to the field of play after just one negative test. Previously, in this situation, a player had to record two positive tests performed at least 24 hours apart. * It is possible to go back to the field while you still have COVID. A quarantined player can return to the team if their CT score is 35 or higher. When a player is tested, their viral load is measured by their cycle threshold (or CT score), and research has shown that someone who registers 35 or above may still test positive for COVID even though they are not infectious. * All teams must follow intensive protocols. For the remainder of Week 15, all 32 teams must follow the league's intensive protocol rules. If the outbreak continues into the next week, you can bet that the intense logs will continue. * Some teams are tested daily. If you've followed the Browns' situation, you may have noticed that they seem to have a few new positive results every day, and that's because they are being tested every day. While intensive protocols require that every player on every team be tested on a daily basis, not every team is required to follow this part of the protocol. Only the teams that were in the intensive protocols before Thursday will need to continue with the daily testing. Speaking of three teams, it's getting ugly and we'll give you an idea of ​​how ugly right now. With COVID ravaging the NFL right now, there are no teams hit harder than the Browns, Rams and Washington, who all have 20 or more players on the COVID list. Here is a quick look at the situation of the individual teams at the beginning of the weekend: Roger Goodell made it clear this week that the NFL is not planning any postponements and from Friday noon it seems this despite the alarming number of. still being the case for players who tested positive for COVID. If you want to know who tested positive for COVID this week, then by all means click here to check out our COVID tracker. It's been 24 busy hours in the NFL and since it's nearly impossible to keep track of everything that has happened, especially when it comes to COVID, I've put together a round-up for you.


Jurgen Klopp adapts Liverpool to make the most of Trent Alexander-Arnold's skills

The England international has proven to be a valuable asset to the Reds in various areas of the pitch. (Author: Gardener)

Jurgen KloppLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has announced that Trent Alexander-Arnold's continued development means he had to tweak the team's style of play to get the most out of the defender's skills. The right-back scored his second goal of the season in a 3-1 win over Newcastle, adding to his seven Premier League assists. He already hit his submission of 36 games last season and is well on the way to beating his best of 13 in the 2019-20 title-winning season. It has been noticed that the England international has often switched inside to become a auxiliary field player rather than hugging the sideline this season and this has added dimension to his - and Liverpool - game. We adapt our game to his abilities, he brings his abilities into our various plans, ”said Klopp. “He obviously plays more positions on the pitch than he did at the beginning, because he's just a much more mature player. “It wasn't his best game last night - it was one of his best goals, yes - but that's completely normal. Alexander-Arnold is also halfway to his best 2019-20 scorer season, but Klopp insists on improving his skills in front of goal - Chelsea colleague Reece James already has four in his name - isn't really a priority . The Liverpool manager believes the 23-year-old will be better served developing his all-round game than trying to repeat his 25-yard thunderbolt against Newcastle. "It's part of the game and part of the things he wants to improve, but I don't think he gets up in the morning and thinks, 'How can I score the next goal?'" He added before the trip to Tottenham on Sunday added. “It's about improving his game and there is enough space and time for him to improve his game in so many parts: reading situations better, handling situations better, so many parts of the game he can improve and he already is a world class player. “It's not like he is in the position in the left half-space where he scored yesterday's goal 20 times per game. "But scoring points from there is of course something he may have to wait five years for because it's just not his position."


Chelsea's Havertz negative as Tuchel calls the COVID situation a lottery

Tuchel says the COVID situation at Chelsea is a lottery (Author: Gardener)

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Preview: Wolves versus Chelsea

Chelsey travels to Molineux on Sunday afternoon to face Wolves in the Premier League. (Author: Gardener)

ChelseaChelsea travel to Molineux on Sunday afternoon to face Wolves in the Premier League. It's the last league game for both teams before Christmas and both want to give their fans the perfect Christmas present. Thomas Tuchel and Bruno Lage hope for more luck in front of goal, as both fight in the front field to exploit their chances. Wolves struggle to score goals. Two goals in their last seven games have meant they have only won two games, drawn two and lost the other three during that period. They come into this festive game after a narrow 1-0 away win against Brighton on Wednesday night thanks to the goal from Roman Saiss at halftime. Chelsea haven't conceded a goal in their last six games, a worrying statistic for Tuchel, with the Blues settling for a 1-1 draw with Everton on Thursday. They have conceded 11 goals in their last six games in all competitions, dropped to third in the Premier League and are now four points behind Manchester City in first place. Yerson Mosquero and Fabio Silva returned positive lateral flow tests to the hosts and are now waiting for their PCR results so they will not be available over the weekend. Chelsea have growing concerns about Sunday's selection. Kai Havertz is expected to return after illness, while Mateo Kovacic and N'Golo Kante could start in midfield due to the selection crisis. The latter two haven't been good enough in the past few weeks, which reflects the results and clean sheet record that have meant the Blues haven't kept one in their last six games. The return of N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic, albeit not in the timeframe Tuchel likely would have wished for, will give the guests a massive boost, but Chelsea will have to put their shooting shoes back on. Too many chances have been lost and punished in the last few games. Kai Havertz could return to the team after an illness and Mason Mount will likely be the man who'll get the visitors on all three points if they want to prevail in the last league game before Christmas.


Tuchel admits Chelsea might be forced to start Kovacic and Kante against the Wolves

Kovacic has not played since the end of October due to a thigh strain, with Kante not playing since the end of November. (Author: Gardener)

KanteThomas Tuchel has admitted that Chelsea could be forced into the "insane" situation of starting Mateo Kovacic and N'Golo Kante in Sunday's Premier League trip to the Wolves. Croatian midfielder Kovacic returned to training on Friday after isolation due to Covid-19, while Kante was back on the bench after suffering knee problems in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Everton. Kovacic has not played since the end of October due to a thigh strain, with Kante not playing since the end of November. Ruben Loftus-Cheek sustained an injury in the Everton draw, while Jorginho's ongoing back problems leave him in doubt for the Wolves trip as well. And blues boss Tuchel admitted that he could be forced to deploy Kovacic and Kante early due to injury problems and Covid 19 concerns. Kai Havertz has tested negative for Covid and has returned to training in a rare surge for the Blues, who will continue to miss Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi at Wolves due to coronavirus isolation. "Mateo had his first day of training today," said Tuchel. "If you want my honest opinion, we have another doubt about Jorginho for Sunday because he is in pain." We have Ruben Loftus-Cheek in doubt because he is in pain. "I don't know if it is possible, that they play on Sunday. "So we might start with N'Golo and Mateo. I don't know, but maybe we have to." Maybe we're forced to do the crazy things we normally wouldn't. Chelsea slipped Four points behind Manchester City in the title race, thanks to the draw on Thursday against Everton. Chelsea have only won three out of the last seven league games and are eager to get back on top form. Ben Chilwell is also isolating himself after a positive Covid test, The negative tests by Germany striker Havertz should strengthen Tuchel's flimsy resources at Wolves - but the Chelsea boss admitted that the daily test round n leave a nervous training ground atmosphere. "At the moment there are no more positive results," said Tuchel. “We are happy at the moment that Kai has given more than one negative result. So he's back in training and let's see. “Of course we'd like to play in with all the players.” But at the moment it doesn't make sense for me to think about whether it is better to postpone. It's just not my choice, it's from the Premier League. “If the Premier League decides that this game is postponed, we'll look into it and deal with the situation. "When they say we're playing we'll focus on the guys who are here and we might end up with N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic from the start."


Thomas Tuchel is happy to have played against Everton despite COVID concerns

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has announced that despite recent concerns over COVID-19 cases, he was happy to face Everton on Thursday night. (Author: Gardener)

Thomas TuchelChelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has announced that despite recent concerns over COVID-19 cases, he was happy to face Everton on Thursday night. The Blues parted 1-1 with the Toffees, with Mason Mount and Jarrad Branthwaite both meeting for their respective teams. Questions were raised as to whether or not the game was still going to take place, as it turned out that three Chelsea players tested positive and therefore had to miss the game. Speaking to the media after the disappointing draw, Tuchel was pleased that the game was still going on as the blues enter a busy festival season where postponed games would not be a welcome sight. We love to work hard and play hard as a team. I was happy with the team on the field and it was good enough to win the game. ”Mount scored the goal for Chelsea in the 70th minute before Branthwaite equalized just four minutes later to break the points at Stamford Ensuring Bridge Clubs across the Premier League are announcing a high number of positive tests in their squads, with many games being postponed in the last few days and before the weekend's game round.


UEFA Nations League group draws reveal the fates of Chelsea stars in Group 3

Some Chelsea players can now see who they will be up against in their country's next UEFA Nations League tournament. (Author: Gardener)

ChelseaSome Chelsea players can now see who they will be up against in their country's next UEFA Nations League tournament. Some Chelsea players can now see who they will be up against in their country's next UEFA Nations League tournament. The group stage draw was held on Thursday evening, with the first games scheduled to take place next June. UEFA has announced that Italy, Germany, England and Hungary will face each other in Group 3 of League A of the competition. The latter will meet the German again, who previously won 2-0 at Wembley Stadium on the way to the final in the summer. This means that Kai Havertz, Antonio Rüdiger and Timo Werner will play against the English team from Mason Mount, Reece James and Ben Chilwell and against the Italians from Jorginho and Emerson Palmieri. While these players may not be guaranteed a start in the competition scheduled for next June, their countries will compete against each other in the group stage. Italy has yet to qualify for the tournament and could be out.


Thomas Tuchel is not concerned about Chelsea's form despite recent bouts

Thomas Tuchel does not press the panic button at Chelsea, although the Blues lose more points after a 1-1 draw with Everton in the Premier League. (Author: Gardener)

Thomas TuchelThomas Tuchel does not press the panic button at Chelsea, although the Blues lose more points after a 1-1 draw with Everton in the Premier League. The frustrations continued at Stamford Bridge Thursday night when Jarrad Branthwaite equalized for the visitors in the 74th minute, just four minutes after Mason Mount put the hosts in front. It was a performance booed by some West London spectators, but Tuchel remained somewhat positive, insisting that if his side were "completely out of shape" he would only worry. "I would be more concerned if we were completely out of shape, conceded the first goal and then struggled to come back," the Chelsea manager told reporters after the game. "I'd worry more, although it might be easier to analyze. If you look at this, West Ham, I've seen teams have huge problems. Then you can move on." Chelsea have been hit by injuries and Covid-19 problems after Callum Hudson-Odoi, Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner were absent on Thursday for positive tests. Mateo Kovacic and Ben Chilwell are also absent due to Covid-19. Lukaku released an update after his isolation phase began earlier this week. "A few days ago I tested positive for Covid," wrote Lukaku on Instagram. "I feel fine now and am isolated for the next few days ...