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.
In terms of total goals scored, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has scored 6 this season, his highest seasonal tally yet since he joined Arsenal in 2011. But on-field goal scoring prowess aside, the player managed to score a stunner off the field as well last night.
Chamberlain’s new girlfriend Perrie Edwards’ band Little Mix won the Brit Award in the Best British Single category for their song ‘Shout Out To My Ex.’
The couple had been striving hard to keep their rumoured relationship under the wraps, until Perrie recently went public by uploading an Instagram picture of her sharing a romantic moment with the Arsenal midfielder in the backdrop of the iconic Eiffel Tower.
And as if Perrie was really sending a shout out to her ex, as the singer smacked Alex with a kiss when her band was invited onto the stage to accept the award, a clipping of which can be seen below.
Video: Oxlade-Chamberlain & Edwards kiss as Little Mix are named winners of the ‘Best British Single’ BRIT award. pic.twitter.com/PbcNEiWkYW
Paul Pogba didn’t have the best of the starts to his new life at Manchester United. After arriving from Juventus for a world record fee last summer, he faced heavy criticism and doubt over his ability to justify the €105 million price tag.
Slowly but surely though, the Frenchman has been proving the doubters wrong. Pogba has now solidified his position in United’s midfield and is again playing at the same level which made the media tout him as the next “Greatest of All time.”
His supreme talents were on full display in United’s Europa League round of 32 match against St. Etienne last night. The Red Devils never needed to shift into the second gear during their 1-0 away win at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Pogba was once again the dominant figure in midfield and yet again, he grabbed the headlines when in the 83rd minute of the game he produced an absolutely beautiful piece of skill.
The Frenchman bounced the ball on the ground before turning and watching it shoot over the head of his marker. Playground skills from Pogba, watch it below!
Celtic Football Club will celebrate their 130th year of existence this year. With accolades of 47 domestic titles, 36 Scottish Cup trophies, and one Europa League and Champions League title each, Celtic is undoubtedly one of the biggest football clubs in Europe.
With such a glorious history, it is only right for the Hoops to have to their name an arena that befits the club’s stature. Scotland’s largest football stadium Celtic Park is now all set to be complimented with a major makeover.
Celtic has submitted an application to Glasgow City Council with a proposal to construct a new hotel, a massive retail store, ticketing facility and club museum.
The masterplan of the expansion project, the club stated, is only the first stage of the process and its aim is to be a huge positive step for the club and its supporters.
Check out an artist’s interpretation of what Celtic’s amazing expansion project will look like!
It would be safe to say that Radamel Falcao’s loan spell at Manchester United was a complete waste with United paying £6 million for the one year loan, and Falcao earned £265,000 per week. In return, the Colombian provided a return of just four goals in 29 appearances for the club that season.
Two years later, “El Tigre” is back to his best. Scoring 24 goals in 29 games across all competitions for AS Monaco, once again he is one of the leading goalscorers in Europe.
The Red Devils certainly don’t remember his time at the club very fondly because of obvious reasons, and even the player himself must have nightmarish memories of that year. He went through one of the worst forms of his career and was even demoted to the U-21 team.
But it looks like Falcao does not harbour any hard feelings towards the club or the fans as evident from the fact that he was seen signing a Man Utd shirt after landing in Manchester prior to the Champions League outing. Or it may be that he just wants to frustrate the Citizens by favouring their cross-town rivals.