Fulham were painfully denied a place in the play-off zone after a late Blackburn equalizer yesterday, which is exactly what they also subjected Leeds United to during a 1-1 draw last week.
But results aside, the trips to Craven Cottage undertaken by Blackburn and Leeds are going viral for a totally different reason altogether, as there appeared to be a stark contrast in the number of visiting supporters during the two games.
Leeds have always been proud to boast of some of the best fan support on the road, and that was evident with the 7,000 supporters who travelled to west London.
Just a week later, relegation-threatened Blackburn stalled Fulham’s bid for a play-off spot last night but, unfortunately, they had just a handful fans cheering them on.
Courtesy of @DirtyLeedsFC, check out the massive difference between the presence of Leeds and Blackburn fans at Fulham below –
The fight for supremacy amongst the top clubs on the Premier League table could turn into a full-blown war between Manchester City and Liverpool on Sunday.
The Reds will travel to Manchester knowing fully well that a victory will place them not only above their rivals but possibly above even Tottenham on the second spot.
Manchester City, on the other hand, will be hoping to win despite another game yet to play, as Liverpool are currently breathing down their necks by trailing with just one point.
While Jurgen Klopp’s side will have to play without the services of Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge, the manager can count on Roberto Firmino again.
The Brazilian missed last week’s 2-1 win over Burnley after picking up an injury during Liverpool’s big 3-1 mauling of Arsenal earlier this month, but was back in training with hopes of playing against Pep Guardiola’s side.
Check out a picture of Firmino during Liverpool training –
Manchester United’s FA Cup dreams might have ended following their 1-0 loss to Chelsea last night, but rumours of their new kits are still going strong.
A draft of the club’s possible new home jersey for the next season was released by footyheadlines.com and it’s surely going to bring smiles to United fans’ faces.
The iconic red shirt designed by Adidas will feature the usual three white stripes along the shoulders and even don smart buttons on top.
The new home shirt will be complimented with sponsor Chevrolet’s logo and will feature white shorts this time along with black socks.
The 2017-18 kit is officially expected to be released by the club in July this year and might cost the same amount as the current one.
Check out the design of United’s home kit for next season below –
Everton star Romelu Lukaku’s agent had previously gone on record to state that the Belgian international’s decision to sign a new lucrative deal with the club was “99.99%” confirmed, but it seems that the 0.1% chance has triumphed after all.
In an extraordinary turn of events, Lukaku informed Everton after a routine training session that he won’t be signing a new deal which could have seen him become the club’s first player to draw wages of £100,000 a week.
Meanwhile, a few hundred miles to the east at Manchester, one player who does seem to be connected with a big money signing is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Swede’s year-long contract with United expires in the summer, and rumours are running rife with suggestions that Zlatan might end up making a huge move to MLS side LA Galaxy.
Putting two and two together, this is turning out to be much more than a coincidence for many fans who believe that Lukaku could wreck absolute havoc as Zlatan’s replacement at Old Trafford.
Check out the best Tweets below:
Although calls for Arsene Wenger’s exit from Arsenal have been common phenomena for the past few seasons, Gooners have never voiced their opinions as strongly as they are doing this time.
While there also exist some fans who are still not ready to let Wenger go, ex-Liverpool star Jamie Carragher presented a strong opposing view recently.
Carragher heaped praise on Wenger for his 20 year-long contribution to English football, but rightly pointed out that this popular opinion might change if he stays at the club any longer.
The former defender also claimed that Wenger’s exit won’t bring Arsenal tumbling down because “they won before he arrived and they will win again in the future.”
Countering supporters who refer to the Frenchman’s legacy while making a case for his continuation, Carragher argued that, past glory aside, Arsenal’s current sorry state of affairs should prompt Wenger to leave himself, because “nobody in football wants to receive sympathy.”
Check out what Carragher had to say about Wenger –
Will the house come tumbling down without Wenger? No. They won before he arrived and they will win again in the future. What a job this will be for someone with new ideas.
Foreseeability and accuracy have always remained hallmarks of good midfielders, and it seems that Tottenham’s Harry Winks is going to be a promising player in this regard.
With a total of 31 appearances this season, Winks has slowly established himself as a reliable member of manager Pochettino’s squad, and is touted to be Tottenham’s next big project.
The 21 year-old is a product of Tottenham’s talent-laden academy and signed a contract extension last month that will secure his future with the club until 2022.
The player’s amazing credentials during Tottenham’s 6-0 thrashing of Millwall on Sunday only reinforce his claim as somebody who can match the likes of German maestro Toni Kroos someday.
Out of total 99 passes, Winks boasted of incredible passing accuracy of 98%, and the same went for long passes wherein the young midfielder showed ability to complete 10 out of his 12 long balls accurately.
Check out Winks’ impressive stats in detail below –
During press conferences, Jose Mourinho is known to be very aggressive with his firebrand jibes, while Antonio Conte is calm and defensive. On field, though, the story appears to be exactly the opposite.
Manchester United and Chelsea will face off in a mouth-watering FA Cup quarter-final draw at Stamford Bridge tonight, and the game is already changing popular perceptions of the two giants.
Ever since Conte joined the Premier League, the Italian has gained reputation as a manager who likes to play overtly defensive football.
Mourinho’s arrival, on the other hand, was touted to be a new era at Manchester United that would be marked with a purely attacking mindset.
An article in The Times, however, has revealed that with 57 goals, Chelsea are behind only Liverpool (60) in terms of most goals scored by all teams this season. Meanwhile, United with 39 goals are actually chasing their second-lowest seasonal goal tally since 1990.
Check out an extract of the article below –
Things were always expected to be tense during Tottenham’s FA Cup tie with Millwall at White Hart Lane today, but nobody would have imagined them get this bad.
Clashes between fans had begun violently even before the game began, forcing the police to use riot control gear and make arrests outside the stadium.
The game itself took an ugly turn when a section of Millwall supporters subjected Tottenham striker Heung-min Son to horrific racial abuse during the quarter-final encounter.
The South Korean star was targeted with a series racist chants, which included “DVD” and “he’s selling three for a fiver” by some travelling fans.
But while Millwall could face sanctions for the disgusting behaviour of their fans, the 24 year old striker responded with a sensational hat trick that was enough to shut down the away end of the stadium.
Check out some of the best reactions of Tottenham fans to Son’s response to the racial slurs –
Tottenham thrashed Millwall 6-0 to advance to the semi-final of the FA Cup at White Hart Lane today, but clashes between fans had erupted even before the game began.
Previous incidents of vandalism at White Hart Lane and expectations of clashes between fans had prompted Tottenham to issue less tickets to the visiting fans, and all fears came true before kick off.
Armies of angry (and even tipsy) supporters were seen clashing with each other, forcing police in riot control gear to take control of the situation outside Tottenham’s stadium.
Fans were seen hurling beer and exchanging abusive words, while a lot of them even violently grappled with the police, for which the authorities had to respond with force and arrests.
Clashes aside, a section of away fans had even subjected Tottenham striker Heung-min Son to disgraceful racist chants during the game.
Check out pictures of ugly scenes that erupted before the game below –
It was in 2011 that Luiz Suarez left Ajax to arrive at Liverpool, and within just five years he proved that his £22.8 million price tag was probably the best business the club had ever done.
Ever since his Liverpool days and ever before that, the supremely gifted player has established himself as one of the best strikers in the world today.
Hence, it wasn’t surprising to see him make a big money move to Barcelona, where along with team mates Lionel Messi and Neymar, the Uruguayan has only gone from strength to strength as the Blaugrana hitman.
But despite finding a new home in Spain in 2014, it appears that Suarez and his family still miss their old one a lot.
Suarez took to Instagram to upload a picture with his family recently, and his old fans from Merseyside were thrilled to find his daughter Delfina wearing a Liverpool jersey sporting her name on the back.
Check out the picture below –