Manchester United fans never got a chance to see summer signing Victor Lindelof in action ever since he made his debut during last month’s UEFA Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid.
The 23-year-old’s signing from Benfica was seen to be a bid to accommodate him in Jose Mourinho’s defensive lineup.
Two months down the lane, the defender is yet to cement his place as a regular member of the team and is still awaiting his first Premier League match.
Far away in Sweden’s national team, however, Lindelof’s story is quite different.
During the Swedes’ 4-0 World Cup qualifier victory over Belarus, not only did the player get to start the game, but he also played a major role in ensuring a clean sheet.
In one particular instance during the game, Lindelof justified his £30 million price tag by producing a defence-splitting pass that eventually ended up resulting in his side’s third goal of the night.
Watch Lindelof’s sensational pass below –
Although Slaven Bilic did manage to find some good signings like Javier Hernandez this summer, West Ham’s larger narrative was dominated by the failure to land much-awaited players that the fans were hoping to see at the club.
For example, not only did Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho’s transfer bid to West Ham reportedly fail at the last moment, it also caused embarrassment when Lisbon officials denied receiving any proposal from the Hammers.
All this internal mess, coupled with West Ham’s dismal start to the season placing them dead last on the table, has naturally angered fans. And the club’s media team has only made matters worse.
West Ham’s website displayed an advertisement promoting an e-payments company, which actually ended up softly mocking the club’s transfer business efforts.
Check out a screenshot of the ad (via @westham009) below –
Philippe Coutinho’s transfer saga was so dominating that it largely clouded Liverpool’s efforts during the summer transfer window that ended this week.
Manager Jurgen Klopp’s shrewd planning helped the Reds successfully land the likes of Mohamed Salah, Andrew Robertson and Dominic Solanke, along with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on deadline day.
These additions to the team have drastically augmented Liverpool’s overall depth and Klopp can effectively put up two complete, match-winning squads with all the players at his disposal.
Check out Liverpool’s strong Starting XI and Substitute XI lineups (via Reddit user BadBoi117)below –
A Spurs fan recently shared pictures of what appears to be their new third kit on sale all the way in Guadalajara, Mexico!
There have been no announcements yet from the club regarding any official launch, but if this picture is to believed, the shirts will be purple in colour along with some camouflage pattern.
Tottenham switched their kit suppliers from Under Armour to Nike this year and also incorporated a newly designed crest, both of which are visible in this shirt.
Check out Spurs’ supposed third kit on sale (via Reddit user prri) below –
Spain secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Italy during the ongoing World Cup qualifiers in Santiago Bernabeu last night.
Manchester United fans thoroughly enjoyed the game for a moment of brilliance involving two Red Devils, albeit while playing on opposite sides yesterday.
The 21st minute of the game saw United’s Azzurri full back Matteo Darmian racing down the right flank before slinging in a perfect cross towards Andrea Belotti, who met the ball brilliantly with his head.
The ball was beautifully moving in the direction of the goal when United goalkeeper David De Gea produced a stunning reflex save to deny the Italians.
Watch the entire moment below –
Thursday’s transfer deadline day culminated a very hectic summer that Leeds United, under manager Thomas Christiansen, spent reinforcing the squad.
Out of all the new additions in the squad, one of the players that seems to have grabbed the fans’ attention is the 25-year-old winger Ezgjan Alioski.
The Macedonian had become the Peacocks’ ninth summer signing by joining the club for an undisclosed fee from FC Lugano earlier in July.
Barely a month at Elland Road and Alioski already seems to have become a fan-favourite with his cameo appearances.
And the player showed he’s fully involved with the club as well, after addressing Leeds fans in Tel Aviv with a cheerful “MOT” before Macedonia’s qualifier against Israel on Sunday.
Watch Alioski’s message to Leeds fans below –
A difficult summer for Chelsea ended on a good note when they managed to land two last-minute signings on deadline day.
Along with Premier League champion Danny Drinkwater, the Blues also brought to Stamford Bridge former Torino defender Davide Zappacosta for a £25million fee.
Largely unheard of in England, Zappacosta has actually been a trusted member of current manager and Italian compatriot Antonio Conte’s national squad previously.
Joining the player in London will be his 23-year old girlfriend Morena Urzini, the latest addition to an otherwise already impressive Chelsea WAGs FC.
Urzini works at an electronics shop in Avellino, a small Italian city where the couple first met during Zappacosta’s days as a player there.
Check out a pictures (via Twitter) below –
Good planning and spending strategies in the summer transfer window have ensured that, despite outgoings, Leeds United will be adequately reinforced to meet the challenges 2017/18 season will pose.
One such signing is Jay-Roy Grot, whose 20-minute long performance during Leeds’ 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest proved just what the young player is capable of doing.
The massive 6-foot-4-inch-tall teenager terrorized his opponents using his sheer size, proving that not every foreign player needs time to settle down in England.
One would assume that a man of such proportions would find it difficult to be quick on his feet, but Grot managed to prove everybody wrong in that respect as well. Check out the clip below –
It’s that time of the year again when international fixtures temporarily takes precedence over domestic football, and Thursday’s Group H game between Cyprus and Bosnia turned out to be a very entertaining one.
The Cypriots rallied back from a big two-goal deficit to close the match with a memorable 3-2 victory over the Bosnians.
Many Arsenal fans must have taken some keen interest in the match, as starting in the Bosnian lineup was new signing Sead Kolasinac.
The former Schalke man was surprisingly left out during Arsenal’s loss against Liverpool last Sunday, and he proved just why that wasn’t Arsene Wenger’s best decision.
Setting up a brilliant assist for Edin Visca after completing a long run along the left flank, Kolasinac proved just how good he can be when allowed to play in the right position.
Check out Kolasinac’s assist below –
Comodaspurr! Cam on sporz! Come on yew a spur!
For a club whose fans were highly critical of the inactivity during the entire summer, Tottenham surely did a great job with some shrewd signings before the end of the window.
After completing Argentine defender Juan Foyth’s move from Estudiantes, Mauricio Pochettino managed to land ex-Swansea striker Fernando Llorente and PSG’s Serge Aurier in a big last-day coup that left fans excited.
Llorente brings along with him a lot of experience in a young Spurs team, while Aurier will be an ideal replacement for Kyle Walker, and 19-year old Foyth is touted to play a big part in the club’s future.
The trio have already become a hit, albeit for all the wrong reasons as Spurs fans noticed their inability to say “Come on you Spurs” properly during their unveiling.
Not the kind of mistake they would have wanted to make. Check out the brilliant compilation from @Simply_Spurs below –