Come Sunday, Jose Mourinho will be on the verge of creating history at Wembley Stadium. If he manages to beat Southampton in the EFL Cup final, Mourinho will be the first United manager to win a major trophy in his debut season at Old Trafford.
But while a victory tomorrow will be a personal accolade for Mourinho, it is a Manchester United fan who has emerged as the real winner before the clash has even taken place.
For a long time now, Liverpool’s Twitter bio had described itself as: “The official worldwide account of Liverpool FC, England’s most successful club with 41 major honours.”
But after @MourinhoMindset pointed out that Liverpool will have to change their bio if United win on Sunday, as the victory will see them surpass their rival’s trophy count, Liverpool took less than a day to delete their claim of England’s most successful club.
Check out this display of absolute savagery from the United fan below –
The fact that Mesut Ozil has a new girlfriend in his life isn’t much of a mystery, as he has already been spotted going out with her in London. The only mysterious element to the Arsenal man’s latest love interest is the fact that no one knew who she was, even if they found her extremely attractive.
However, the creative midfielder has once again been spotted with this lady and now her identity is clear; named Amine Gulse, she’s a former Miss World Turkey.
Indeed, the capital city of Turkey is where the two were recently spotted during their latest rendezvous, which was at a shisha bar in Istanbul.
The relationship between strikers and midfielders requires the midfielders backing up their team-mates up front, but in a clear exchange of roles during Chelsea training today, striker Diego Costa had midfielder Eden Hazard covered in the box: quite literally!
Costa somehow ended up with a cardboard box during Chelsea’s training session at Cobham today and, sticking true to his shenanigans, the striker employed the help of teammates Matic and Alonso to trap Hazard’s head in the box.
While a smart Victor Moses had the presence of mind to stay away from the striker, an unaware Pedro couldn’t save himself from falling prey to Costa’s hilarious antics.
Manager Antonio Conte was also amused with these hilarious events and will be hoping his side display the same enthusiasm and excitement on Saturday when Chelsea host Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.
Check out the hilarious video of Costa’s antics below –
Manchester United progressed to the last sixteen of the Europa League after a 4-0 aggregate win over St. Etienne. Having a 3 goal lead going into the game thanks to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat-trick in the first leg, the onus was on the French club to force the issue but United’s 1-0 win was enough to get the job done.
Whilst the win seems comfortable in retrospect, United weren’t complacent during the game. They were largely disciplined and figuratively put the ball in St. Etienne’s court, forcing them to break them down. The win wasn’t flashy, but it was a hard-working performance nonetheless.
One such instance came early in the game from the unlikeliest of sources in Michael Carrick. The aging midfielder has been in fine form this season, but showed a burst of pace many didn’t know he possessed whilst tracking back in order to prevent a potential counterattack by the opposition.
See Carrick turn the clock back and out-sprint everyone here:
In recent years, Liverpool’s transfer strategy has revolved largely around scouting for potential young talent and then giving them a chance in the first team.
This strategy has remained in place since Jurgen Klopp took over, with the German favouring young players who were willing to give their all for the team. It was this strategy that led them to sign Marko Grujic; dubbed “the next Matic” by many, the signing of the young Serbian was a coup for the Anfield side.
However, his time at the club has been largely marred by injuries, leading to him becoming an afterthought in the short-term. This made it all the more surprising to see the youngster suddenly back in training alongside Liverpool’s first-team squad. See a video of Grujic in training here:
The love Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez devotes to dogs is very widely known in the football world, so much so that the striker’s affection with his four-legged friends even made it to the newspapers previously.
And this love for canines took another turn in Alexis’ gym today as the Chilean uploaded a video of himself using the popular ‘dog filter’ that comes with a long wagging tongue as well.
In his video, a topless Sanchez in the gym can be seen spinning around to a Spanish song in the background with big dog ears donning his head.
Arsenal will surely need this enthusiasm of Alexis Sanchez to reflect in their upcoming days as well, as the Gunners will next face a crucial Premier League test against Liverpool before hosting Bayern following their 5-1 drubbing in the first leg.
Check out Alexis Sanchez’s video with the dog filter below!
It would be safe to say that if things keep moving ahead as they are now, Chelsea are clearly on course to win the Premier League title this season.
Since Antonio Conte’s arrival at the club, it seems that Chelsea have completely reinvented themselves into a footballing machine that can adapt to any given situation.
Minus a few glitches along the way, Chelsea have firmly established themselves on the top now, and on the opposite end of their winning momentum have been London derby rivals Arsenal.
Wenger’s men began the season on promising terms, but their prospects have only grown bleak with a big Champions League first-leg defeat to Bayern and their chances at having a legitimate shot at the PL title appearing gloomy.
It is perhaps this situation that coincidently resulted into a funny moment for manager Conte during his media interaction before Chelsea’s game against Swansea City tomorrow.
Check out the tweet describing what happened at the presser below!
Conte says his favourite films are comedies. A voice from the audience asks if he likes watching Arsenal then. Conte laughs.
Tottenham Hotspur suffered a shocking European exit following a 2-2 draw against Gent last night, which saw the Belgian side move ahead 3-2 on aggregate after their 1-0 victory in the first leg.
After Christian Eriksen’s goal opened the game for Tottenham in the 10th minute to make the aggregate score 1-1, Harry Kane blew up that crucial equalizer with an own goal just ten minutes later.
Although Wanyama pulled off another goal in the second half, Gent also managed to score one for themselves, mainly because of the fact that Tottenham had been playing with 10 men for almost an hour due to Dele Alli’s foolish red card.
For the Tottenham faithful, it was the way Spurs played that was a bigger disappointment that the loss itself, and one fan who appeared on TalkSport (see below) minced no words to make his disappointment felt.
The angry fan thrashed the club for signing Sissoko and Janssen, and also criticized “star players” Kane and Alli for their shoddy performances. Check out the rant below!
Arsenal’s alleged new kits for the next season have leaked online and the mixed reactions by fans are making it very difficult to gauge their opinions.
The club has decided to continue their iconic red and white home shirt, but it appears that new kit manufacturers Puma will introduce a much darker shade of red, which had also previously been reported in December last year.
One massive change, however, is that is that Arsenal will ditch their traditional yellow away kit, which is all set to be replaced with a turquoise design similar to what keepers Petr Cech and David Ospina wear in the goal.
The most noticeable difference (that has also drawn major flak from the fans) is the third black kit with pink overtones.
Notwithstanding the fact that the leak’s lack veracity is questionable without any official backing from the club, check out what Arsenal’s new kits (courtesy of @ArsenalFanTV) will look like next season!
Newcastle United reclaimed the top spot on the Championship table with a hard-earned 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday.
Yoan Gouffran opened the score for Newcastle before half time with a strategically placed kick just four yards away from the goal.
An unfortunate own goal by Villa’s Henri Lansbury following commotion in the defence resulted in a second goal for the Rafa Benitez-led side.
While Newcastle suffered a major setback in the first half after the Championship’s top scorer Dwight Gayle had to leave the pitch due to recurrence of his injury, the unfortunate event provided an opportunity for Aleksandar Mitrovic to come into the game.
The Serbian made a big impact with his arrival and provided the crucial assist to Gouffran. And apart from his contribution, an overtly enthusiastic Mitrovic also celebrated the goal by thrashing defender Paul Dummett’s head in sheer excitement, a clipping of which can be seen below.