While it was goals galore once again at Old Trafford for Manchester United on Saturday, the biggest talking point of the 4-1 win over Newcastle United was perhaps the return of Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The 36-year-old striker who suffered a career-threatening injury last year made his long-awaited comeback when he came off for Martial in the second half.
Ecstatic as the fans were, Mourinho echoed a similar sentiment at Ibra’s return with the Manchester United manager touching up the subject in his post-match presser.
And United fans will surely love the way Mou addressed Ibra as he was noted referring to the striker as ‘Big I’. Check out the video below –
Fresh from the euphoria of qualifying for the World Cup with Sweden, Mikael Lustig became the latest Celtic player to join the likes of Scott Sinclair, Moussa Dembele and Stuart Armstrong in having an own tune sung to him by the Celtic fans.
The tune, a rendition of the popular 90’s hit ‘Whole Again’ by English pop band Atomic Kitten debuted in the Hoops’ 1-0 victory over Ross County with the raucous Celtic support belting out the chant to their long serving Swede defender.
Cringe as the song maybe for some, the tribute serves as a reflection of Lustig’s contributions to Celtic over the past six years in which time Celtic have enjoyed an unparalleled level of domestic dominance.
Looking back on when we first met
I cannot escape but I cannot forget
Lustig you’re the one
You still turn me on
You can make me whole again
And it seems the main man himself absolutely loves his song as the Swede was seen liking an Instagram post featuring the chant. Check out a screenshot of his like below –
Following the brutal 2-0 loss against arch rivals Arsenal yesterday, Spurs fans has something to look forward to on Sunday as famous rapper and seven time Grammy Award winner Kendrick Lamar was spotted sporting a Nike shirt with the Tottenham logo emblazoned on it.
The world famous rapper chose to wear the outfit while attending the Variety Hitmakers Luncheon in California.
The question remains whether the rapper is actually a fan of the club or his choice of attire has something to do with the fact that his sponsors Nike also happen to be the new kit manufacturers for the North London side.
While the general connotation is that soccer loving Americans prefer more famous football teams such as Manchester United, Barcelona or Real Madrid, knowing that the “greatest rapper alive” is a fan of Tottenham would surely elate their supporters.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City, the Football Factory at Legends Bar offers something that few Americans care to enjoy: a place to enjoy football or, as the Americans call it, soccer matches with fellow footy fans.
Saturday’s match between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion saw the bar being graced by the presence of none other than the Russian billionaire and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
Local Chelsea fans, who have dubbed themselves the New York Blues, were thrilled to watch the game with the man who owns their favourite team, and took turns clicking photographs with him.
Chelsea beating West Brom by a whopping 4-0 margin turned out to be the perfect icing on the cake for The Blues fans gathered for the event.
Star striker Alvaro Morata has had his fair share of detractors since his arrival at Chelsea, but he let his feet do all the talking during the 4-0 win against West Bromwich Albion earlier today.
After opening the scoring for the Blues early in the first half, he was involved in Eden Hazard’s second goal with a brilliant assist.
Cesc Fàbregas’ powerful pass found Morata’s feet, who, with the deftest of touches, flicked the ball backwards onto a rushing Hazard’s path, who slotted it past the goalkeeper before the defenders even realised what was happening.
Football at its best, check out the assist from Morata below –
It is highly advised for a referee to almost always remain inconspicuous in the game of football. Emphasis on the word ‘almost,’ because one small but potentially game-changing mistake, and a referee could soon become one of the most hated people in the world.
Mike Dean, the referee during Arsenal’s 2-0 win v Tottenham earlier today, would have definitely preferred to remain inconspicuous. The referee faced the wrath of Spurs fans as both the Arsenal goals looked a tad offisde.
And not just the fans, even Tottenham assistant boss Jesús Pérez waited for Dean in the tunnel at half-time to give him a piece of his mind.
Predicting football match results is a fervent pursuit for some, a monetary endeavour for others, and just plain old fun for many. Some, however, take this enterprise into the realms of hyperbole, such as Hollywood star and effervescent comedian Will Ferrell in this week’s Premier League predictions.
A known Chelsea fan, Ferrell has made his predictions known for this week’s upcoming Premier League matches for BBC Sport, alongside expert Mark Lawrenson.
His 5-5 prediction for Burnley vs. Swansea might seem a tad far-fetched to many, especially considering the kind of football both the teams play. While predicting a Leicester win over high flying Manchester City would surely set tongues wagging if the result ever comes to fruition.
But a prediction that would set many a Magpie fan heart aflutter would be his bombastic 10-0 for Newcastle over perennial favourites Manchester United.
The Newcastle supporters would be nothing short of euphoric if they manage to win against the Red Devils by any margin, but a 10-0 scoreline would unquestionably establish bragging rights for eons to come.
Check out all the predictions from Will Ferrell below –