Serbian striker Alexander Mitrovic really has been a joy to watch for those associated with Newcastle United in recent times.
While he may not boast a scoring pedigree akin to that of Gayle or other top leading strikers in the division, he certainly more than makes up for his lack of skill and finishing ability with his unbridled passion and love for the club and its supporters.
The Serbian remains ever ready to commit his whole for Newcastle’s cause and it is this particular aspect of the footballer that has seen him establish himself as a cult hero among the Toon faithful.
With the club facing an injury crisis ahead of the FA cup replay against Birmingham, the striker’s unreal passion and hunger for the club and the game showed itself once more as manager Rafa Benitez revealed that the player jokingly offered to play despite just haven taken out his stitches.
It is fairly safe to say, Dimitri Payet’s blatant disloyalty towards West Ham United hasn’t been well received by those associated with the club and football fans in general.
Having only just signed a £125,000 deal with West Ham last year, the one-man strike carried out by the Frenchman for not being granted a transfer to Marseille has captured headlines in recent weeks with the midfielder facing severe criticisms for his apparent lack of respect and loyalty.
In addition to having his Wikipedia page wrecked by Hammers fans, the midfielder was on the receiving end of several boos from the fans during West Ham’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The French international also came under fire from an unlikely source in YouTube stalwart TrueGeordie. The Newcastle United fan famous for his rants, did not hold back and blasted Payet in his latest recording going rather brutally.
Definitely NSFW video, check it out below!
Fresh from signing a new long term contract that will seem him tied to the Gunners until 2021, Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin had more good news for the Arsenal fans with an early recovery from the hamstring injury sustained in the 3-3 draw over Bournemouth at the start of the year.
The midfielder was originally believed to be set for a four week lay-off on the sidelines but with news emerging Tuesday of an early recovery from his injury, the Frenchman could very well feature on Sunday with Arsenal taking on Burnley.
With Coquelin being an important performer for Arsenal in recent times, fans were no doubt ecstatic as well as impressed at the Frenchman’s early return from injury.
Check out the best reactions to Coquelin’s early return below:
Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera has consistently been one of the better performers for Manchester United in recent times. While the Basque midfielder may certainly not fit into the mould of a superstar footballer in the likes of a Pogba or a Neymar, Herrera has become somewhat of a cult hero at Manchester United owing to his impressive performances coupled with his intense passion for the club.
The midfielder’s deep allegiance was on full display yet again as he put in an ever impressive and tireless shift in the recent Manchester United-Liverpool derby.
While the likes of Pogba and Carrick floundered, Herrera kept Man United ticking in the middle of the park with his ever dynamic and clever play on and off the ball.
The midfielder at one instance sliced open the entire Liverpool midfield as he executed a sublime through pass taking out three Liverpool players in the process .
Check out the brilliant pass from the Spaniard below:
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late goal six minutes from time salvaged United a share of spoils as the Manchester United-Liverpool derby ended in yet another stale-mate following the 0-0 reverse fixture earlier in the season.
With third place Liverpool chasing leaders Chelsea and United also in contention a top four spot, the match was supposedly a big six-pointer for both clubs. There was more than just bragging rights at stake as both sides gave their utmost best to gain a sizeable advantage in the league standings.
The match eventually finished level at 1-1 as Ibrahimovic’s late goal cancelled out a James Milner penalty in the first half.
Still riled in the aftermath of the draw, the Liverpool manager when fielding questions on a post match interview, lashed out a x-rated rant when asked about his side’s title chances after the draw at Old Trafford.
Check out the x-rated reply from Klopp below:
While not being one of the more stellar names in the team-sheet, Belgian midfielder Moussa Dembele has often been an unsung hero for Tottenham with his commanding displays in the middle of the park.
The midfielder seems to have picked it up where he left off last season with his performances being a crucial aspect of Tottenham’s recent successes.
Dembele’s contribution to the team also seems to have got due attention from fans in recent times with a fan making a brilliant flow chart to describe Dembele’s playstyle.
The flow chart (below) just about sums up the Belgian’s playing style with striking references to his superb dribbling skills, his poor right foot and shooting skills as well as his tendency to draw fouls in from the opposition.
Check out the brilliant flow chart below:
Tottenham recorded yet another astounding victory as they triumphed 4-0 over a hapless West Brom at White Hart Lane on Saturday to move to second in the league standings.
A terrific hat-trick from striker Harry Kane along with a Gareth McAuley own goal ensured that Pochettino’s men endured a comfortable evening at home to stretch their unbeaten run to six matches in the league.
While it was Kane who walked home with the plaudits and the match ball, Dele Alli’s performance on the night proved just as spectacular. The midfielder proved to be a constant menace to the Baggies defence who simply could not live with his trickery and pace.
Fresh from scoring a brace against Chelsea, confidence was certainly sky high in the youngster as he casually destroyed Jonas Olsson at walking pace with a cheeky back-heeled nutmeg on Swedish veteran.
Check out the moment below!