Michael Ballack may have spent only 4 seasons at Chelsea, but he made a lasting impact on the fans with his class both on and off the field. He recently joined both Twitter and Instagram, and it appears he still harbours a special place in his heart for the London side.
The German regularly posts tweets professing his happiness whenever Chelsea win and a recent Instagram post will have only increased his goodwill with the fans even more..
Tahith Chong was making waves in the football world well before he earned himself a move to Manchester United. The youngster was considered the cream of his batch whilst at Feyenoord, no mean feat considering the number of quality youth players the club produces.
And with a summer move to Manchester United completed this year, it appears the 16-year old striker is not slowing down any time soon.
United’s Instagram recently released a video of Chong pulling off a dummy so slick that even experienced pros would fall for it with ease.
It really is that good, see it for yourself below:
Alexis Sanchez picked up a knock whilst training with the Chile national team and didn’t play any role in the side’s World Cup qualifier against Colombia. However, quite unsurprisingly, this doesn’t appear to have deterred the forward in the least.
Sanchez was seen doing some light training on Sunday, although his right thigh had a very noticeable bandage around it. The decision is sure to annoy Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, whose call for medical access to the player was recently denied.
With Chile currently outside the automatic qualification spots, it seems Juan Antonio Pizzi is willing to risk playing the forward, even if not for the full duration of the game.
Thibaut Courtois, like many of his peers, has experienced a resurgence of form under Antonio Conte. He looks more assured in front of goal and has been an underrated aspect of Chelsea’s solid defence this season.
That hasn’t stopped the persistent flow of rumours linking him with a move away from the club. However, if Chelsea’s official Instagram is anything to go by, it appears that Courtois is clearly enjoying his time at the Bridge.
His normally stoic demeanour is replaced with sheer delight as he celebrates one of Chelsea’s goals against United, first with a jubilant run then group-hugging the Blues faithful.
Check out the video via Chelsea official Instagram below:
The mannequin challenge is a viral internet video trend that started earlier this year. It features people frozen in a particular position whilst the video is recorded, with some music playing in the background.
The challenge has been taken up by a number of professional sports teams already and now Leeds United have joined in on the act as well.
The Leeds marketing team seems to have done a wonderful job here by pulling off the mannequin challenge whilst simultaneously highlighting the kind of scenes one would expect to see in a football team’s dressing room.
From the light-hearted to the serious, this video has it all. Check out their excellent #MannequinChallenge below:
When Bastian Schweinsteiger was recently allowed to train with United’s first team, suspicions arose that it was a move done purely to let the midfielder get into better shape before a potential January move.
A recent lunch meeting attended by the German midfielder will fuel the flames of those rumours even more. That’s because Schweinsteiger’s four-hour lunch meeting was with none other than Chicago Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic.
A move to the MLS would suit Schweinsteiger at this stage of his career. However, with no official confirmations made just yet, fans will just have to wait and watch.
See more pictures of the Schweinsteiger and Paunovic outside the restaurant below:
David Luiz has been an absolute revelation since his return to Chelsea, becoming a key part of Antonio Conte’s side. During his first spell at the Blues, Luiz became a cult hero among sections of the Stamford Bridge faithful for his goofy antics.
Chelsea TV presenter Lee Parker found out the hard way that Luiz hasn’t lost his childish sense of humour just yet. Whilst Parker was reporting live from Cobham, the Brazilian defender sneaked up on him and presented him with a massive bear-hug from behind.
It clearly terrified the presenter, although it must be said that he took it in his stride quite well!