11 things we loved this weekend: Martial, Ndombele, Ozil, Suarez & more

Quick Reads

The gap in between Christmas and New Year can often feel like a bit of a slog, but football provided plenty of entertainment this weekend as it descended into a post-festivities delirium.

Chelsea secured a dramatic victory at Arsenal, Rangers beat Celtic in a typically fiery encounter and Leeds United went batsh*t crazy for a change. And that was just the start.

We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.

Tanguy Ndombele

More rabona crosses please, mate.

Ashley Fletcher


Mesut Ozil


Luis Suarez

In a farewell match for Diego Forlan, Suarez went in goal for the second half and was surprisingly good. (Admittedly the game did finish 6-6.)

John Acres

That awkward moment you get cramp while broadcasting live on the BBC.

Anthony Martial

Manchester United’s main man right now.

Steven Gerrard

Reckon he enjoyed that?


For all the talk of Chelsea’s young players under Frank Lampard, one of their older heads is leading the way.

Troy Deeney

We can’t help but love his sh*thousery.

Poland’s Ekstraklasa

The greatest league in the world bar none – and this is just from the first half of this season.

Juanmi Callejon

After Jose Callejon’s brother scored in his final match for Bolivar, a young fan cried while begging him to stay. Juanmi burst into tears and gave him his shirt. Now we’re crying.

Leeds United & Marcelo Bielsa

They’re actually going to kill off our Rob by the end of the season. It’s going to be great to watch.

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