'Love him': Some Chelsea fans spotted what Armanda Broja did to the Tottenham supporters last night
Chelsea supporters on social media thoroughly enjoyed Armando Broja’s celebration against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.
The young striker played a key role in Southampton’s late comeback that saw them overturn Spurs’ 2-1 lead with ten minutes remaining.
Broja the Blue in Southampton’s colours
Broja equalised for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side midway through the first half after Jan Bednarek’s own goal sent the Londoners in front.
He stabbed the ball past Hugo Lloris with an instinctive finish that was taken without a touch, in front of the end packed full of home fans.
Clearly, the blue blood of Cobham coursed through his veins at that point, as he eagerly rejoiced his leveller to the chorus of several thousand disgruntled Tottenham followers.
This will have hurt those cheering for Antonio Conte’s men even more considering the Albian international was once on their books as a youth player.
Chelsea enthusiasts meanwhile soaked up this scene of Spurs disappointment behind their computer screens.
Here’s how they reacted to Broja’s taunting of their capital city rivals on Twitter:
Our future number 9 💙💙— Marcus💙 (@marcus_rks) February 9, 2022
Proper chels— CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE (@CFC__Sam04) February 9, 2022
Everybody wants a slice of Armando
Broja’s effort not only instigated rage amongst a majority of the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, but it also helped Southampton on their way to a brilliant result.
Son Heung-min did restore Spurs’ lead after the interval, but two goals from Mohamed Elyounoussi and Che Adams in the final flourishes of the tie ensured victory for the Saints.
Hasenhuttl’s forwards were a problem for Conte’s defenders all evening, with Broja doing an excellent job on Davinson Sanchez.
It is clear to see why the south coast club are so eager to turn his loan deal into a permanent one.
They are not alone in wanting to steal him from Chelsea, however, as a number of Premier League suitors reportedly circled the 20-year-old’s signature last month.
Of course, the Blues might decide to reject all outside offers and reclaim their Cobham academy graduate.
Can you blame them; Mason Mount is the only one of Thomas Tuchel’s attackers to have outscored Broja in the league this season.
A possible replacement for Romelu Lukaku, we hear you ask…