If things pan out as per Garry Monk’s plans, Leeds are clearly on course to stage a return to the Premier League, and there are no two opinions on the fact that striker Chris Wood has been instrumental in this.
The New Zealand international has emerged as the division’s top scorer with 24 goals bagged in this campaign, which include 13 goals from his last 12 games.
The prolific striker is responsible for roughly half of his side’s total goal tally of 52, and boasts of the highest conversion rate (33%) amongst all players in the Championship.
Wood has been a crucial member of Garry Monk’s squad, and possesses immense ability and natural instinct to score valuable goals with the help of his superior and clinical finishing techniques.
And thanks to Squawka’s Kevin Blundell, the importance of Chris Wood to Leeds United this season is greatly reinforced by the following stat –
@LUFCDATA If Chris Wood was the only player allowed to scored for @lufc this season, they’d still be 16th! Hope you’re good man.
Chelsea’s resounding form and an almost secured assurance of their seventh Premier League title this season has probably provided some leeway to players for focusing more attention towards themselves.
Perhaps that’s why striker Michy Batshuayi was spotted displaying his unique fashion sense during training for his national side today.
The Belgian has been known to make bold style statements previously, and once even took it to the extent of dressing up as cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants in a bizarre tribute to a popular singer.
Check out Michy’s attire grabbing eyeballs after Belgium team training today –
It’s no secret that Arsenal’s consistent poor performances this season have prompted Gooners to take matters in their own hands and call for Arsene Wenger’s resignation.
From raising angry chants and banners, to even flying a plane with a clear message during their last game, Arsenal fans have left no stone unturned in letting their disappointment towards the Frenchman known to the club’s management.
It’s undoubtedly one of the most annoying things we encounter on the internet. You click on a link you wish to access but instead of taking you there, the internet tells you that the page simply doesn’t exist.
If a web user faces a 404 message, there is a chance that he/she won’t stick around long enough to see the rest of the website. But that’s certainly not the case with the official Leeds United website.
No player would like to see his crucial goal-scoring effort being painfully denied by goal-line technology, but Leeds have managed to find humour in this as well.
If you ever happen to come across a 404 error message while accessing the official website of Leeds, you will find your efforts being negated with a picture of a ball just falling short of crossing the goal line.
Check out a screenshot of Leeds’ hilarious 404 message below –
Newcastle United’s commitment towards building a reliable pool of young talent bore fruits one again, as the club’s U-23 squad beat West Ham on Saturday.
The two clubs had faced off in a league encounter at St. James’ Park on Monday last week, but while that ended in a dull 0-0 draw, this Premier League Cup game saw the Magpies secure a thrilling 3-2 victory.
The Hammers went into the break with a goal by Fletcher, but their lead was short-lived after Charman equalized for Newcastle.
Thanks to their captain, West Ham did manage to restore their lead soon and hoped to secure a win, but a young Toon winger clearly had other plans.
Newcastle’s Sammy Ameobi went on to equalize the game for his side by stylishly curling in a goal from 18 yards.
The 24 year-old snatched a win for Newcastle during injury time with a screamer from outside the box that placed the Magpies in the next round of the tournament.
It would be an understatement to describe Chelsea simply with mere adjectives referring to their sublime form this season.
Chelsea decided to repose faith in Antonio Conte to erase painful memories of the previous season and restore their past glory, and the Italian manager has more than lived up to their expectations.
Chelsea are almost assured of their sixth Premier League title with 10 points separating them from their nearest rivals, despite ten games still left to play.
It can be safe to say that the only title left to fight for is to decide which team will emerge as the best from the rest, and the acceptance of this fact has made managers of other clubs heap praise on the Blues.
And jumping on the bandwagon this time was Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who had the following to say in praise of Chelsea’s form this season –
Klopp: “There’s one outstanding side this season – and they will deserve to be champions.”
And it wasn’t just the visiting team that went mad after the late goal, as a fan decided to join Jesse Lingard and his team-mates for their celebration.
Unfortunately for the pitch invader, though, celebrations were short-lived, as guards nearby absolutely rammed into him and took him away when he tried coming back to the stands, all of which happened amidst wild cheers from the spectators.