The Premier League never disappoints. The action is always fascinating, but the response on social media is what makes it even better.
The Head Pat
What's worse than losing to your old club?— 90min (@90min_Football) December 5, 2019
Losing and then being patted on the head by the new manager. pic.twitter.com/HUFaKBFP5e
José Mourinho returned to Old Trafford, only to get sent packing as Manchester United cruised to a 2-1 win. That was bad enough, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made things infinitely worse by patting Mourinho's head at the end of the game.
Is Mourinho one of the greatest managers of all time, or is he a toddler who has just managed to write his own name with only three spelling mistakes?
girls can be obsessed with football too. solskjaer patting mourinho’s head after outwitting him for 90 mins at Old Trafford is a turnon only football can provide. https://t.co/niAcApwjvs— Anna Maria (@AnnaMariaMUFC) December 4, 2019
Ole alpha-ing Jose - Glitch in the Matrix Alert pic.twitter.com/aQQpYPk8K1— Across the Pond (@acrossthepond) December 4, 2019
Solskjaer's pat on the head to Mourinho is up there with Mourinho's shaking hands with opposing managers with 5 minutes to go. Disrespectful banter at it's best — Damien Hanrahan (@HannaBergkamp) December 5, 2019
You've got to love Solskjaer acting like everything is alright at Old Trafford these days. The only thing that mattered was getting one over on Mourinho, and that deserves infinite respect.
The absolute scenes when Pep Guardiola returns the favour on Saturday.
So, we're all in agreement that Everton are pretty rubbish these days? Good.
Marco Silva paid the price for all of that. The Portuguese boss was unceremoniously relieved of his duties after his side were mercilessly picked apart by Liverpool, but that was only the latest in a loooooooong line of disappointing results.
Fans were divided about the decision, but the entire world came together to celebrate the possible return of one man - David Moyes.
Silva sacked, but knowing Moyes will come in pic.twitter.com/ODBv8dJOGn— ŞΔM (@SamG_9) December 5, 2019
Admit it, you absolutely want to see Moyes back in business. Well, unless you're an Everton fan.
But come on, Toffees. Just take one for the team and bring him home.
David Moyes average win % at Sociedad, Sunderland and West Ham: 25.4%— Rob Hemingway (@rob_hemingway) December 6, 2019
So if he'd been i/c of Everton for their 15 games this season, he'd have four wins (and that's generous, I've rounded up) i.e. no better than Silva.
And that's without his reactive, dour style and persona... pic.twitter.com/mYgh2Z2rd3
Arsenal fans hated Unai Emery. He was seen as the man dragging this legendary club down, so his departure was one of the happiest days in recent memory for the Gunners (even if that's not saying much).
Here we are, two games later, and things somehow seem even worse.
Arsenal fans taking Ljungberg out of the club pic.twitter.com/Qr0gdJjCSo— Reagan Tinka (@EasyMoneySnipa6) December 5, 2019
Maybe, just maybe, Emery wasn't the problem...
Arsenal are hovering perilously close to the relegation zone, and their tricky run of fixtures suggests that the fear and anxiety is not going anywhere anytime soon.
The Ban Is Over
Chelsea can sign players in January. FIFA is in the mud. Let's ruin football again booiiiissss pic.twitter.com/34pjDMH9ju— Istiaq Partho (@Partho_09) December 6, 2019
Chelsea are back baybeeeeee.
The Blues saw their transfer ban reduced (and lifted) after being found to have committed less than half of the breaches which FIFA punished them for.
Chelsea fans to rival fans after transfer ban is lifted pic.twitter.com/PaBk1CN3CA— Laser (@eQlenam) December 5, 2019
Hearing this Gargantuan Establishment of Chelsea Football Club has been unchained... We are in to ruin the market again. Be afraid— KanteNation (@sethaadusei) December 6, 2019
YEEESSSS!!!!! TRANSFER BAN IS OVER!!!!— Younes H-Hamou (@youneshh) December 6, 2019
I don't think everyone is ready! Chelsea are back!! Step aside Man City, the OG's are back in town. Time to ruin football again! #RuiningFootballSince2004 pic.twitter.com/3ySKG5pKz2
Jadon Sancho? Go on then.
Ben Chilwell? Of course.
Timo Werner? It'd be rude not to.
Kai Havertz? Well, if you insist.
Abramovich to Marina this coming transfer window pic.twitter.com/NovNL0NwQS— Deepansh Sood (@deep_sood9) December 6, 2019
He just loves a big game doesn’t he pic.twitter.com/ZDwnodZqFE— Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) December 4, 2019
Is there anything Divock Origi can't do?
The Belgian played a starring role in the Reds' 5-2 win over Everton, continuing his ludicrous record in Merseyside derbies. The man scores goals.
You see Origi,I see the GOAT. pic.twitter.com/i2oOUOBEXr— TOLUWALASE(FCA-iv)PhD,LLB,NIM,NSE,Esq (@firstclassjerry) October 30, 2019
Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona— MB (@MrBoywunder) December 5, 2019
Liverpool 5-2 Everton
Shaqiri - Origi - Mane when they start together pic.twitter.com/1wm10Ob93E
It feels like Origi pops off the bench two or three times a season to drop an absolute 11/10 performance, and we've had the first one already.
The question is - who's next?