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Chelsea’s initiation videos the pick of our pre-season roundup

| 01.08.2014

Pre-season tours of America are in full swing for many clubs, but for those unlucky enough to be spending their summer warm-ups in less glamourous climbs, there’s still plenty of social media interaction to mask the fact their players hate not being in LA or somewhere.

Here’s the roundup:

Southampton fans need not panic about all the players swapping St Mary’s for frankly anywhere, because James Ward-Prowse is going to do this all season:

While Saints followers pray for Ward-Prowse thunderbolts, the Hull faithful will hope Tom Huddlestone recovers from this penalty miss and rebound fail like Jason Puncheon did for Crystal Palace. The former Spur was so devastated, he couldn’t even spell-check his apology tweet:

This season, it won’t be just eye-catching players who will come to the Premier League off the back of the World Cup, because the referees vanishing foam will be here too. Sitting right on the very edge of developing stories as ever, Sky Sports News decided to test the spray out live. Kind of:

In Arsenal news, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can control a ball:

Joel Campbell can skin Nacho Monreal:

And Theo Walcott likes Alexis Sanchez:

Elsewhere in London, Chelsea have made some signings. Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Filipe Luis all had their initiation songs filmed, none are particularly tuneful:



Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.