Olivier Giroud certainly raised some eyebrows when the Frenchman moved to join Antonio Conte at Chelsea in January after spending 6 years at the Emirates.
The 31-year-old’s decision now seems justified as he struck his 4th goal in Chelsea blue after scoring from a brilliant solo effort during the FA Cup clash against Southampton.
The Frenchman received the ball from Eden Hazard, outmuscled and dribbled past three defenders before calmly poking the ball past flailing keeper Alex McCarthy to take Chelsea into the lead just 30 seconds after the restart at Wembley.
Fast gaining a reputation for scoring breathtaking goals, the brilliant solo goal from Giroud looked to be a bit too much for for the Southampton players to bear it seems as a brilliant photo from the game shows 3 Saints player on the ground as the Frenchman went celebrating his goal.
Epicness caught on camera and certainly a contender for one of the images of this season’s FA Cup. Check out the photo here:
Paul Heckingbottom helped push his former club closer to relegation as his Leeds side beat Barnsley 2-1 at Elland Road, ending a disastrous 5 game barren run with the result providing some much needed relief for the home supporters.
Goals from Tom Pearce and Ezgjan Alioski ensured that all 3 points were in the bag at the end of 90 minutes.
Tom Pearce was especially brilliant for Leeds as the 20-year-old was solid at the back and capitalized on some loose defending by the Tykes before unleashing a left-footed strike to score his first senior goal for the club.
Following the full time whistle, the left-back was seen interacting with a bunch of academy youngsters on the sidelines as his teammates were off celebrating the win.
Given how the left-back rose through the ranks at Elland Road before being promoted to the first team, the gesture delighted supporters who praised the youngster for staying true to his roots on Twitter.
Brilliant gesture and a well deserved goal for Pearce. Check out the moment here:
Chelsea reached their second consecutive FA cup final after goals from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata defeated Southampton 2-0 on Sunday.
The win offers some respite in an otherwise disappointing season where the Blues look all but out of the race for the top-4 spots in the Premier League and have already been eliminated from the Champions League.
One of the catalyst for the win was main man Eden Hazard, who gave an amazing display of his immaculate skill and talent with a wonderful performance consisting of five key passes and nine successful dribbles.
The Belgian maestro produced one of the best moments of the match when he used his incredible technique to produce a filthy rabona cross for Victor Moses.
Check out the skills from Hazard below –
Norwich City star James Maddison has been stealing the Premier League interest for a while now with clubs like Manchester City, Huddersfield, Spurs and Liverpool with their eyes on the starlet.
Tottenham were reportedly leading the race ahead of the other English clubs in order to get hold of the scintillating Norwich midfielder.
Though, recent emergence of Maddison’s old tweets, expressing his feeling of repugnance towards Tottenham, might make the move a bit awkward now for all the parties involved.
On one hand some Tottenham aficionados are ready to overlook these loathsome comments made by a teenager, while on a contradictory note, most devotees have grown frenzy after scrutinizing his sophomoric tweets, asking for his name to be crossed off the list.
Check out screenshots of the now deleted tweets below –
Another juicy showdown between Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho will take place this season as Chelsea face Manchester United in the FA Cup final on May 19 after defeating Southampton 2-0 on Sunday.
Olivier Giroud took the Blues up early into the second half with an exquisite bit of footwork, before Morata came on to finish off the Saints with a brilliant header.
While the cross was swung in from the wing, cameras managed to capture a very eager looking Antonio Conte trying to head the ball in just before Morata scored the goal.
Conte’s gesture on the sidelines delighted Blues fan who were full of praise for the passionate Italian. Check out the incident below –
Manchester United booked their place in the final of this year’s FA Cup after getting the better of Mauricio Pochetino’s Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.
Jose Mourinho’s side conceded an early goal but fought hard to come back and secure a deserved 2-1 victory on Saturday.
While the Red Devils attack gathered all the headlines for the comeback, the rearguard deserves much credit for keeping the formidable Spurs at bay.
Smalling and Jones especially stood out for their display against Harry Kane & co. and a clip doing the rounds online really captures the essence of their performance on the weekend.
The defensive duo looked like they were sent on a mission by Jose Mourinho and celebrated getting the job done with a brilliant display of passion after Chris Smalling thwarted a Spurs attack during the last few seconds of the game.
Check out the clip here:
Leeds United gave their fans some much needed relief after getting their first win in 5 matches against a Barnsley side fighting for survival.
The Whites moved to 12th in the table in a season where they have struggled to match their performances of the 2016-17 season when they narrowly missed out on the play-off spots.
A much needed win for the side and celebrated quite aptly by star defender Pontus Jansson. The Swedish centre-back has been a regular since arriving at the club and has already developed an incredible rapport with the Whites faithful.
After the win against the Tykes on Saturday, the Leeds man was seen having a rather fulfilling moment with a few Swedish fans who had traveled all the way to support their favourite star at Elland Road.
Check out the incident below-
Sam Allardyce is definitely no stranger to criticism , with supporters often getting frustrated with his perceived ‘negative’ style of play.
The veteran manager has failed to impress the fans so far into his career at Merseyside, with Blues fans constantly venting out their fury at his lacklustre tactics.
Discontent Everton fans seemed to relate to a particular Hammers fan, after an interview he gave to cameras outside Goodison Park went viral recently.
Although the video was shot way back in November, the fan seemed pretty confident that Big Sam was not the right man for the Merseysiders, recalling how the 63-year-old fell out with the Hammers support.
Still sore at Big Sam for his shortcomings at the East London club, the fan brutally took out the former England boss, even describing the decision to appoint him as a “step down” for the Merseyside club.
Spot on? Many Everton fans seemed to think so. Check out the clip here:
Rangers Football Club announced on Friday that the new technical kit supplier for next season will be Hummel, who have been appointed on an initial three year agreement.
The deal is believed to be worth around £10 million in total and represents a new direction for the Glasgow club who have had Puma, Umbro, Diadora and Nike as kit manufacturers in the past.
Following the announcement, many concepts kit has been spotted on the internet which has got Gers fans pretty excited.
An orange colored top has especially caught the eye of many supporters on Twitter, who seemed to have been impressed by the vibrant and fresh look of the top.
A welcome change for Gers fans? Check out the top below:
New Nike kits for the 2018/19 season have been leaked online by esvaphane.com, with the designs dividing opinions amongst the Spurs supporters.
Designs of the expected third kit especially split the opinions of many fans as many seemed uneasy about having a teal colored alternate kit on Twitter.
While the home and away kits follow suit from this season’s color scheme, Nike has apparently decided to shake things up with the club’s third kit as it features a color never before seen on a Spurs shirt before.
The general reaction from Spurs supporters is that of disappointment, with many unhappy with Nike as the club looks set to wear these shirts for their first season at the new stadium.
Looks like the love hate relationship between Spurs fans and the sportswear giants is set to continue. Check out snaps of the kits here :