At Arsenal, the emphasis on developing the next generation is apparent in the club’s readiness to give youth a chance and the club may have found its next gem in Kelechi Nwakali.
The young forward, currently on loan at MVV Maastricht, led Nigeria’s U-17 side to World Cup glory and if recent form is an indication, his development is bound to impress the hierarchy at Arsenal and the fans alike.
Maastricht’s recent 2-0 league win over Helmond featured an amazing overall performance from Nwakali, consisting of outrageous skills and a superb assist. Check out his performance highlights below:
Despite being amongst the best sides the Premier League has to offer, both Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur come into their highly anticipated game this weekend in very different runs of form.
Whilst Spurs have looked like a well-oiled machine in recent weeks, City have looked like a side struggling for fresh ideas.
It’s a unique situation for Pep Guardiola, who has never had to face such adversity in his managerial career until now. With Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Pep was used to being the hunter; as of now, his Manchester City side are the hunted ones.
And if statistics are to be believed, it won’t get better for them, at least not this weekend. A Spurs fan account on Twitter recently put two and two together and attempted to make four, literally.
According to the analysis that uses two key stats pertaining to both City and Tottenham, the North London side are currently poised to score at least four goals against the Citizens!
Check out how the numbers add up below:
English club’s fan following around the world and in Asia particularly is well known with clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea all having dedicated fanbases in the region.
Amazingly, it isn’t only the “big” clubs that can boast having fans around the continent.
A Newcastle fan recently met a South Korean international who, in an amazing display of support, had traveled 5000 miles to see the Toon play the FA Cup game against Birmingham City last night.
Check out the tweet here:
Despite the ending of their winning streak to rivals Tottenham, Chelsea still look firm favourites to lift the Premier League trophy at the end of this season. After finishing 10th last season, the Blues have experienced a stunning turnaround under Antonio Conte, who has breathed fresh life into the squad.
Not only are the tactics being used extremely sound, but Conte has done his absolute best to bring out the best of all his players. This has resulted in much-maligned talents like Pedro, Willian and Gary Cahill producing consistently good performances week in and week out.
However, the Italian also has extremely high expectations from his players. This was one of several topics discussed by the current Chelsea manager during a Sky Sports interview with Thierry Henry.
During the talk, Conte remarked that he’s willing to ‘kill’ a player if he perceives a lack of commitment, prompting a laugh from Henry. However, Conte’s steely demeanour remained, leaving one to wonder the validity of his words!
Check out the bit from his interview below:
The Super Sunday encounter between Manchester City and Everton turned out to be a historic game as it ended in the heaviest defeat of Pep Guardiola’s managerial career so far.
The tactical shrewdness displayed by Ronald Koeman was excellent and his former team-mate had no reply to the onslaught of goals produced by Everton.
Everton youngster Tom Davies made his full debut on the day and whilst many would term this a baptism by fire, the youngster came out strong and delivered a performance to remember. His excellent overall performance was capped off by an absolutely superb goal.
There was, however, a small yet amazing moment many might have missed after the goal.
Mason Holgate, who himself had slotted into the 3-man defence comfortably, watched eagerly as his youth side team-mate struck home the goal and then celebrated it with some epic skips. See the celebration you might have missed here:
To say that Andros Townsend has had a topsy-turvy career would be quite the understatement. The England international, who’s yet to kick into next gear, has been a permanent member of three Premier League clubs already, whilst having spent time on loan at several other English sides.
His move to Crystal Palace happened this summer when the club triggered his release clause after Newcastle United’s relegation. Despite being handed the no. 10 jersey, the winger has yet to cement himself as a regular in the first XI. This has seemingly led Townsend to a desire to leave for his old stomping ground it appears.
And to add fuel to the rumors circulating, Townsend liked a tweet from a Newcastle fan asking whether or not fans would like to see the winger make a return to SJP.
Check out the Twitter activity below:
The first managerial meeting between former team mates and good friends Ronald Koeman and Pep Guardiola ended on an extremely sour note for the latter. Koeman’s Everton thoroughly outclassed Guardiola’s Manchester City on the day, so much so that the 4-0 thrashing was the worst ever loss of Pep’s managerial career.
The best part about the victory from Everton’s perspective was the successful debuts of youngsters Tom Davies and Ademola Lookman. Both managed to score absolute worldies on debut; Davies chipped Bravo for Everton’s third and Lookman came off the bench to convert a chance most top-level players would be proud of.
Amazingly, one Everton fan managed to predict exactly how the latter goal would come about. Tweeting out the sequence before the goal almost exactly how it happened, the tweet was retweeted over four thousand times, with many shocked at just how well the fan managed to get the sequence of play right.
Check out the prediction here: