TAKE MY MONEY, CHELSEA
Frank Lampard's Chelsea side comfortably progressed to the next round of the FA cup this weekend after a 2-0 win at home to Nottingham Forest, but their attire generated just as much chat as the result. To pay homage to their FA Cup win against Leeds 50 years ago, the club teamed with Nike to produce a stunning, new blue kit with the retro yellow socks like the one which was worn in the replay of the 1970 final. It certainly is a cracker.
That shirt— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) January 5, 2020
Chelsea are wearing a special kit to celebrate winning the #FACup for the first time.
Several members of that 1970 FA Cup winning squad are at Stamford Bridge too. pic.twitter.com/vP6lJwZhdg
Malmo fans really, really dont like former hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic anymore. After their former player announced he would be purchasing a stake in their rivals, Hammarby, they responded by vandalising a statue in tribute to the Swede which was situated outside their stadium. Now, the Malmo ultras have taken things one step further and have actually toppled the statue down completely. Dare to topple Zlatan, more like.
Someone has taken down Zlatan Ibrahimovics statue in Malmö. They also put a Sweden shirt over the head of the statue. pic.twitter.com/Awqzxi731s— (@SwedeStats) January 5, 2020
500 APPEARANCES FOR NAVAS
Sevilla may have only managed a 1-1 draw at home to Athletic, but it was still a memorable occasion for Jesus Navas as the Spaniard made his 500th appearance for the Andalusian side. Apart from a spell at Manchester City in between, he has been a stalwart for Sevilla over the past decade, and was honoured with a commemorative plaque and shirt before the match by club president Jose Castro.
A momentous landmark for Jesús Navas tonight!— La Liga Lowdown (@LaLigaLowdown) January 3, 2020
appearances for Sevilla
5885 days after making his debut against Espanyol at Montjuïc, he reaches this colossal figure
An undisputed Sevilla legend #LLL
The Derby of Thessaloniki between Aris and PAOK was a typically subdued affair pre-match with both sets of fans and players exchanging gentlemanly pleasantries. Nah, not really, but who wants that anyway? What we want, is the most outrageous pyro of the decade...
ARIS - PAOK, complete chaos! 04.01.2020 pic.twitter.com/fycIRHMQ4C— Ultras District (@UltrasDistrict) January 5, 2020
THE FRENCH ASSEMBLY LINE KEEPS ON MOVING
Football in France returned after a short winter break with the Coupe de France, pitting elite teams against lower league teams once again. This presented opportunities for some unknown faces to feature for the bigger clubs, with two in particular impressing. 16-year-old Rayan Cherki came on to score for Lyon in the 7-0 drubbing of Bourg Peronnas, while PSG introduced the world to 17-year-old Adil Aouchiche, who has been tipped for big, big things with the Parisiens.
I missed this yesterday, but my boy Rayan Cherki became the youngest player to score for Lyon, at only 16 years and 140 days. His first ever professional goal comes faster than those of Bernard Lacombe, Hatem Ben Arfa or Karim Benzema. Talent.— Muddassir Hussain (@muddassirjourno) January 5, 2020