It was hailed as a masterstroke when Jurgen Klopp signed Naby Keita from RB Leipzig for next season. And the Guinean duly justified his reputation this weekend when he delivered a fantastic assist for his team against Borussia Monchengladbach.
Keita received the ball in a deeper position and drove forward with intent. Spotting a teammate in space, the number 8 picked out the perfect through ball to beat the offside trap leading to a goal
Keita will join what is already a devastating attacking line up at Anfield and if his recent form is anything to go by, he looks to be the perfect fit for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Absolutely disgraceful crowd management at Wembley
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse for Tottenham fans at Wembley, it did. During their match against Swansea, an unexpected event took place when stewards at the national team stadium took down a Spurs fan for standing up.
The seat occupant was dragged away from scene by ground units and ousted from the stadium. The surrounding home section appealed to the authorities for their dismal behaviour but their complaints fell on deaf ears.
Football often seems to get the better of spectators with emotions overflowing at every sharp turn of events but to mitigate them with an iron hand is surely unwarranted, especially at Wembley which is regarded as one of the best places to watch the game.
Newcastle recorded their third win on the trot, beating Stoke City 2-1, thanks to some world class reflexes from their goalkeeper.
The Magpies led through Christian Atsu’s first half strike only to be pegged back by Stoke. With the contest poised at 1-1, Xherdan Shaqiri delivered in a wicked cross towards the unmarked Diouf.
The former Manchester United forward duly obliged with a cracking header, only to be denied by a strong right hand from Rob Elliot.
The Irish international stretched to parry away what looked to be certain goal by the away side. In the end it proved to be an extremely crucial moment as Newcastle collected all three points against the Potters.
Millwall ended Leeds United’s unbeaten streak in the Championship on Saturday, registering a 1-0 victory against the league leaders.
Leeds went into the match knowing that a defeat won’t change their position at the helm and it showed in their supporters enjoying the occasion. One fan in particular was caught by cameras, throwing all kinds of shapes to the song being played out by the stadium speakers.
A hilarious display of some not-so-subtle footballing passion, the Leeds fan made the most of his time in the spotlight. Check out the clip below –
It seems everyone is having a dig at Arsenal these days!!
Arsenal fans have lately come under a lot of fire from different sections of the footballing world. From North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur to Europa League opponents FC Cologne and now Chelsea, the Gooners just can’t seem to catch a break from being trolled over and over again.
In the latest incident, CFC TV host Sophie Rose went on a trolling spree around the Emirates asking the Arsenal fans just where Arsenal’s European Cup trophy was, prompting a series of blank puzzled responses from the Gooners. Arsenal for the record have never once won the European Cup or the Champions League as it is called now.
Needless to say, Rose, the brunette Chelsea superfan got close to savage as one possibly could with the incident. Check out the video below –
Apart from once being the world’s most expensive player, another big thing Paul Pogba’s name is synonymous with is his style of celebrating goals. The Frenchman started a trend of sorts after he started dishing dabs out after each goal.
So powerful was its influence that even teammate Jesse Lingard fell prey to it, and before fans could realize it, both Pogba and Lingard made it a routine to celebrate goals this way, together.
In fact, the (in)famous “double dab” can now even be found adorned in the walls of Manchester United’s academy.
Needless to say, the verdict is still out as far as fan support for this picture is concerned; a few supporters said they can live with it, while most wanted to burn it down.
Via @utdreport, check out the double dab on display at Carrington below –
Matchday 5 of the English Premier League sees Arsenal take on Chelsea in what promises to be a fiercely contested derby between the two London giants at Stamford Bridge.
Despite Chelsea being labelled favourites for the tie, Wenger has overseen victories in the last two outings against Chelsea that delivered the FA Cup and the Community Shield and another victory could surely relieve the pressure that is beginning to build so early into the season.
For all the seriousness in the Arsenal camp, it seems like an entirely different story for Conte and Chelsea if their latest training drills are anything to go by.
In what can only be described as a most unusual training drill, the Chelsea players were spotted training (or rather playing) around with blue medicine balls and resistance bands with the likes of Alonso, Hazard, Kante and David Luiz all involved.
Celtic came away with another routine victory against Ross County, beating them 4-0 on Saturday. Although much of the plaudits were given to their attacking display, it was Craig Gordon in goal who produced the moment of the match.
Parrying away a low shot which came after a rare foray forward from the visitors, the Scottish international got back up to make another save from the onrushing attacker.
All in all it was an incredible display of speed and agility from Gordon as his efforts were rewarded with a clean sheet. Check out the sharp moves from the Celtic goalkeeper below –
Come Sunday, fans will be treated to yet another highly sought-after and exciting clash as the Blues will host the Gunners at Stamford Bridge.
Relegation to the Europa League and a poor start to the current season shows just how badly Arsenal fares when compared to defending champions Chelsea, and the same sentiments were expressed by Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, when he came up with his version of a combined XI team ahead of the match.
The former Arsenal midfielder managed to fit in just ONE player from Arsene Wenger’s squad, citing the manager’s current predicaments as justification for the same.