While it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Willian at Stamford Bridge lately, the Brazilian looked close to his best again during Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday yesterday.
Following his arrival from Juventus on loan, Gonzalo Higuain stole much of the limelight before the kick-off but all eyes soon turned to Willian & Callum Hudson-Odoi with the youngster destroying the opposition with his dribbling prowess and the Brazilian fully deserving his brace.
While getting on the scoreboard was impressive in itself, it’s the flair with which the 30-year-old went about his business that really stood out, such as this incident where he absolutely took an opposition defender to town with a sick elastico after sublimely controlling a cross near the Sheffield box.
That’s how to mamba! Check out the filthy bit of skill from Willian here:
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has received much love and appreciation from fans after they won 2-1 against Rotherham United at the New York Stadium. Fans were ecstatic with his display of passion inside the technical area in the last game.
This image of a “levitating” Bielsa has earned a lot of affection from Leeds fans. Some of their responses to this image are worth looking at:
Having delivered some spectacular results this season till now, Bielsa has the fans behind him.
After the ‘Spygate’ fiasco, where he received a lot of criticism from the footballing community on written and unwritten limits of ethics, the fans had his back.
Leeds United have been like a breath of fresh air in this cruel world of sports management full of mid-season sackings & social media melodrama and the reaction for this photo just sums up the kind of love fans share for their manager.
Rangers received a blow to their title aspirations as they lost 2-1 against Kilmarnock to fall down to the third place in the SPFL points table.
With a win, they could’ve gone level on points with Celtic, who still have a game in hand but they ended up conceding the second spot to the team they lost to on the night.
Gerrard’s men were quick to take the lead via Jermain Defoe but slipped up later on as the home team answered back with two goals to secure 3 points.
The winner coincidentally was scored by future Rangers player Jordan Jones. The Northern Irish winger, who signed a pre-contract with Rangers as his contract with Kilmarnock ends this summer, pounced on Rangers’ defensive frailties.
The result was thoroughly enjoyed by the Celtic supporters and it seems one of them took to Wikipedia to edit Jordan Jones’s official page after the game got over.
Jones will probably have to work twice as hard to win over his new fans if this result proves to be the difference between Rangers and Celtic.
Timothy Weah has had an enjoyable start to his Celtic loan spell after scoring 2 goals in 2 games coming off the bench. The 18-year-old on loan from PSG is one of the brightest young talents around and he hasn’t failed to show it in his small cameos for Celtic.
The USNMT star is the son of former Ballon D’or winner George Weah and he would hope to follow his father’s footsteps and replicate his success.
His start at Celtic is a step forward and Celtic fans will hope their loanee would help them secure another league title.
Weah has come off as a lively presence both on and off the field and his comment on Oliver Burke’s Instagram post shows that the American international has taken to life at Celtic like duck to water.
Liverpool have had a hard-fought start to the year having conceded 5 goals in 3 league games. After their defeat against Manchester City, the Reds bounced back to win the games against Brighton and Palace.
While the win against Brighton was a display of sturdy defense, their win against Crystal Palace at Anfield was a fine display of attack with a stroke of luck.
While there were goals with an element of luck, the goal which eventually secured the win was definitely a thing of beauty.
Mane’s run down the left wing and then the finish in the bottom corner was the consequence of a magnificent Alisson throw.
The Brazilian released the long ball to Robertson who was near the half way line and the Scot managed to play a pass to Mane leading up to the goal.
Alisson has truly been a revelation for the Reds. Having already impressed with his crucial saves and distribution with his feet (and hands), the Brazilian gave a fine display of his attacking ability with this pinpoint long through at the feet of his fullback, much to the liking of fans and his manager.
Check out the throw in all of its awesomeness as provided by the official TUNNEL CAM video below, the moment comes at the 08.52 mark –
Manchester United have found a wealth of form since the sacking of Jose Mourinho. Ole Gunnar Solskjær has now equalled Guardiola and Ancelotti’s record of 6 consecutive league wins since being brought in after United’s loss to Liverpool.
The scintillating form has seen them close down the gap and find themselves back in the fight for a top 4 spot in the Premier League.
The good form has visibly reflected on the overall atmosphere at the club, as was seen at United’s gala dinner last night.
Manchester United stars were at the United for UNICEF gala dinner with their stunning significant others.
The spotlight which is usually on the football players, was however stolen by their stunning ladies who rocked the red carpet yesterday.
English football has had a controversial yet entertaining start to 2019 with the spygate controversy, which refuses to die down. After having been accused of spying on a Derby training session, Marcelo Bielsa confessed in their pre-match press conference that he did indeed send a scout.
Since then, he’s come under a lot of pressure from various Championship clubs who probably want the FA to impose a points deduction.
However, the Argentine hasn’t budged and defended his spying antics by playing down its importance altogether.
In an hour long press conference, Bielsa dissected Derby’s whole squad, season and tactics down to detail just before their FA Cup replay against Southampton.
Leeds, who continue to face criticism, do find someone respite in a few opinions and one of them is Danny Mills’. Mills rubbished the spygate controversy by putting forth his thoughts on how Derby should not be complaining about someone looking over their training sessions.
His view was wholesomely agreed to by Leeds fans who continue to enjoy the savage onslaught by Bielsa amidst of a supposed crisis.
Check out the video of Danny Mills ending the spygate controversy on Sky Sports below –
Premier League is one of the most hotly contested leagues in the world and the intense battle for the top 4 spots along with classic rivalries brings in a huge audience from around the globe.
The latest addition to the classic rivalries has been City-Liverpool, who are going head to head for the Premier League title. After countless injuries and minor blips, one can almost consider Spurs to fight for a top 4 spot more than the title.
Since the beginning of last season, City and Liverpool have faced off 6 times with an aggregate of 11-10. Manchester City, coming at the back of a record breaking season, face a battle in defense of their title as Liverpool have made their best ever start to a league campaign, losing only once meanwhile.
The rampaging form of the Reds has clearly started irking some City fans as can be seen with this batshit theory that came up on Twitter.
Waiting for the leaders to slip up, this fan came up with a bizarre claim that the goalposts at the Kop end have a protective vibration mechanism which leads to the keepers making mistakes.
Using the Pickford and Speroni errors as an evidence, this particular fan has definitely taken conspiracy theories to the next level.
Check out the tweet below –
I want the Premier League to check and monitor the goal at the Kop end, the Goal must have some sort of Shield, or a bouncing vibration mechanism, which makes the goalkeepers prone to mistakes. There is something fishy going on and it’s pissing me right off! 🤬 pic.twitter.com/QlEEyUAkpV