11 things we loved this weekend: Kante, Babel, Kane, Suarez, Batshuayi & more

Quick Reads

Tottenham and Chelsea players grabbed our attention over the weekend, alongside former Liverpool and Arsenal men.

There are few who enjoy the international break, but the Nations League has already offered some brilliant moments so far.

Here is our pick of the action on and off the field, with a shout out to one very sweary Scotsman in the Scottish Football League.

Harry Kane

We all get a bit nervous before a big game. Five-year-old England mascot Ben Williams is no different. Thankfully he had Kane by his side.


Just watch and listen in all its glory. (Maybe with your headphones on if you’re at work.)

Ryan Babel

Yes, he still plays football.

N’Golo Kante

The France national side, along with 80,000 supporters at the Stade De France, serenade Kante. Magic.

Michy Batshuayi

When footballs aren’t ricocheting off the post and into his face, the Chelsea striker can get on the scoresheet for his national side. Batshuayi’s brace against Scotland saw him notch up this decent record.

Luis Suárez

Question marks over Guillermo Ochoa’s position in goal for the free-kick, but the rest is pure class from the former Liverpool striker.

Olivier Giroud 

There’s a reason Didier Deschamps sticks with Giroud: the striker keep on scoring goals. He’s now France’s third highest top-scorer, surpassing Zinedine Zidane.

Christian Eriksen

The Dane’s brace saw off Wales. This one is the pick of the bunch. A kiss off the post and in. Lovely.

Kylian Mbappé

The teenage sensation strikes again.

Wesley Sneijder

This video tribute was played at half-time to the veteran midfielder.

Marcos Pizzelli

Unlike his team-mates, he’s not a fan of scoring by tika-taka style.

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