11 things we loved this week: De Gea, Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahimovic & more
We enjoyed some season highlights from Liverpool and Manchester United players this week, while Everton and Burnley’s managers also made us smile.
As we now enter the final straight of the season, we’ve been spoilt for football this week, with Premier League fixtures taking place every evening.
There has also been plenty going on around the continent, and we’ve compiled some of the best of the action on and off the pitch.
Big Sean has got that Friday feeling.
“The rave scene was a big era for me.” 😎🕺
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) April 19, 2018
The Liverpool youngster has been tipped for a future in midfield, and you can understand why after watching this compilation of some of his best passes.
Ibrahimovic has been in Hollywood one month and he’s already appearing on Jimmy Kimmel.
The Bayern Munich defender proved he knows the score when he was asked whether Michy Batshuayi or Bejamin Mendy is the king of Twitter.
— Mats Hummels (@matshummels) April 16, 2018
David De Gea
The goalkeeper was named in the PFA Team of the Year this week, and the stats truly underline his importance to Manchester United.
14 – @D_DeGea has conceded 24 league goals this season (excl. OGs), but based on Opta xG data for shots on target faced, the average keeper would've been expected to concede 38 goals. This is the biggest differential by a PL goalkeeper in 2017-18. Exceptional. #pfaawards pic.twitter.com/juoFcAuWUu
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 18, 2018
Okay, we completely didn’t realise he had been appointed at Deportivo, but it unsurprisingly turns out Seedorf is still cool as f*ck.
Clarence Seedorf😎😎 pic.twitter.com/g3APXDcEly
— Planet Football (@planetfutebol) April 17, 2018
We can’t stop watching this gif. Now read Benedict O’Neill on the blonde prince’s brilliance.
— Planet Football (@planetfutebol) April 18, 2018
Who are they? Well, they’ve just been promoted to League One for the first time in their history, and it seems like Scott Brown enjoyed the party.
Lost my phone house keys and car keys don’t remember getting home still in my kit😂 want to do it all again, couldn’t be any prouder lads staff fans everyone associated with Accrington Stanley enjoy this momement you all deserve it 😘😘
— Scott Brown (@scottbrown85) April 18, 2018
A 93rd-minute bicycle kick to put AEK Athens into the final of the Greek Cup? Absolutely yes please.
We will never tire of watching a goalkeeper get chipped.
It’s Big Sam’s world and we’re just living in it.
Allardyce asked: "How many marks would you give yourself?"
"Piss off! 11!"
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) April 19, 2018