Leeds United continued their dominating performance in the EFL Championship as they absolutely destroyed Norwich City on Saturday. With this win, Bielsa’s side are now back at the top of the Championship table with 13 points to their name.
One of the key players behind Saturday’s impressive win against Norwich was undoubtedly Kalvin Phillips. After a poor show in the last game against Swansea City, Phillips managed to turn things around on Saturday with a brilliant performance that was thoroughly admired by the fans.
The midfielder was outstanding throughout the match, as evident by his stats from Saturday’s game. Phillips capped off his brilliant performance with a stunning defensive block just a few minutes before the referee blew the final whistle.
Norwich’s desperate attempts to salvage something from the game with a late goal were shattered brutally as Phillips pulled off a sumptuous block right in front of his goal
Go ahead and check out the stunning defensive block by Phillips down below –
It’s no secret that the social media activity of football stars is a topic of huge interest among the fans and even the smallest of activities by footballers gets scrutinized heavily.
Roberto Firmino is currently one of the most promising forwards in the game and it was very recently that the Liverpool hotshot made an Instagram post to celebrate his daughter’s birthday. While there were over a thousand comments on the Brazilian’s Instagram post, the one that stood out the most was the comment by one of the hottest forwards in the game at present, Antoine Griezmann.
The French World Cup hero posted a comment with a series of smiley beneath Firmino’s picture which got a few fans to jokingly start speculations regarding his transfer to Anfield.
While the speculations obviously do not have any concrete evidence to back itself up, it’s still quite nice to see the two hotshots interacting on Social Media.
Check out a screenshot of Griezmann’s comment on Firmino’s post below –
Liverpool continued their winning streak with a 1-0 victory against Brighton at Anfield on Saturday.
With the Reds not as brilliant as they were during the first two matches, Gini Wijnaldum stood out from the rest with a tireless performance that really deserves to be singled out.
The Dutchman performed incredibly throughout the game and even pulled off a magnificent keepy-uppy while dribbling through the opponent’s defense. Wijnaldum controlled the ball with incredible composure as he breezed past two Brighton defenders without even letting the ball hit the ground.
While the Dutchman was stopped in his tracks with the help of a foul, the remarkable keepy-uppy which he maintained for a few seconds was indeed a feast for the eyes.
Check out the clip below –
Football Kits are much hyped about prior to the start of every new season. These kits almost serve as an identity that fans wear with pride when they visit the stadiums to cheer for their favorite team.
While Liverpool’s home kit will always rock the red design, the away kit is often up for experimentation with colors. So if you happen to be a Liverpool fan, then you must check out this stunning concept away kit that just popped up on Twitter.
Graphic designer FFX dropped this amazing concept away kit on his official Twitter handle and we can’t help but appreciate the bold & classy design it features. The combination of black and gold in itself is probably one of the most attractive features of the design.
The Standard Chartered logo along with the club crest and the Adidas logo sharply contrasts the black background, giving a very unique look to the kit. It would indeed be pretty amazing if we actually got to see the Reds rocking this design in the future.
Go ahead and check out this amazing concept kit down below –
The clash between Arsenal and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last Saturday saw a lot of intense moments throughout the game. Both the Premier League giants were fully charged and ready to do whatever it takes to win the first derby of the new season.
Thus, it doesn’t really come as a surprise that a such a high-intensity clash had a few moments of conflict between the players of the opposing teams.
Antonio Rudiger became the aggressor on Saturday when the Blues’ defender was seen trying to stir up a fight with Arsenal new boy Mattéo Guendouzi.
Rudiger’s hostile behavior was immediately replied to by another one of Gunners’ new signing as Sokratis Papastathopoulos aggressively shoved the Chelsea defender away, putting an end to the whole ordeal.
It was definitely a proud sight for Arsenal fans seeing the new signing sticking up for his teammate.
A video of this little scrimmage landed on Twitter and you check it out down below –
Being regarded as one of the classiest men in the world of football, Mauricio Pochettino is absolutely adored by Tottenham fans and the Argentine proved his class once again with an amazing gesture towards a fan who was recently diagnosed with brain tumor.
The fanbase forms an integral part of any football club and a strong attachment with the fans go a long way in fostering a healthy overall atmosphere at the club.
So when Pochettino learned about the unfortunate situation of a lifelong Tottenham fan who is battling brain tumor, he wasted no time in sending out a heartwarming letter to the fan expressing his best wishes on behalf of the entire club.
A picture of the letter from Pochettino made its way on Twitter and we can’t help but admire this beautiful act of kindness from the Tottenham boss.
Check out the letter below –
Ever since Unai Emery took charge of the Gunners, Arsenal fans have been pretty hopeful regarding the prospects of their club in the near future. The new Gunners boss signed a set of talented players during the recently concluded summer transfer window and completely revamped Arsenal’s style of play in hopes of getting the Gunners back to where they belong.
The tactics employed by the new boss has been praised by fans & pundits alike and it seems even opposition managers are quite impressed by Emery as evident from Man City boss Pep Guardiola’s comments during a recent interview.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Guardiola was seen admiring Emery’s tactics and the sheer devotion with which the Gunners boss handles his team.
Guardiola referred to Emery as a “work ethic” guy and said that it would be a challenge for him to take on Emery’s squad when the two Premier League giants face-off for the second time.
Go ahead and check out what Emery said about the new Gunners boss down below –
It was only last week that the Tottenham star Dele Alli sparked a raging trend on social media with his unique celebration after the goal against Newcastle United. The `Dele Alli Challenge’, as it is being called, has since become a fad among football stars across the globe with several videos of the challenge doing the rounds on social media.
It now seems that the `Dele Alli Challenge’ has surpassed the realm of football and spread to other sports, cricket to be exact, with an Indian cricketer nailing the unique celebration during a test match against England at Trent Bridge.
KL Rahul, the top-order Indian batsman, performed the challenge with sheer perfection after dismissing Joe Root of England with a beautiful catch at the slips.
Check out the video below –
The Whites managed to continue their winning streak in the EFL Championship with a 2-0 victory over Rotherham United on Saturday. Bielsa’s side now sit comfortably in the second spot in the league table after the win at Elland Road.
Just as the referee blew the full-time whistle to conclude Saturday’s match, Elland Road witnessed a spectacular shot from the new boy Lewis Baker, which struck the insides of the net but failed to bear any fruit as the match had already ended.
The English midfielder, who is currently on a season-long loan from Chelsea, curled the ball from over 20 yards away with an amazing precision shot.
Baker’s brilliant finish on Saturday may not have made any difference for the Whites, but it surely proved the fact that he is more than capable of pulling off some incredible stunners.
Go ahead a take a look at the brilliant finish by Lewis Baker in the video below –
If you happen to be a Chelsea fan, this is something you would not want to miss out on as an absolute class photo of Eden Hazard from Saturday’s clash against Arsenal has dropped online and doing the rounds among Chelsea fans.
The Belgian who is known for wreaking havoc on the opposing defences appears in this amazing picture, standing like the maestro he is with an aura of epicness about him.
Hazard proved too hot for the Gunners’ to handle on Saturday as the Belgian cut through Arsenal’s defence like a hot knife through butter and played a beautiful grounded cross leading to the third & final goal for the Blues.
The picture down below captures a moment from the match with Hazard in possession of the ball, looking absolutely ready to send the Gunners’ defence into cold sweat.
Kudos to the photographer who took the photo, check it out below –