I always wonder just how much many of our players actually run (at least part of) their own Twitter and other social media accounts. In some cases, it’s obvious, such as with Michy Batshuayi’s Twitter or Cesc Fàbregas’s Instagram. Other times, it’s a bit less clear, such as with Kanté’s robotic tweets (that said, the man’s obviously a machine) or with the types of match preview posts that show up on Willian’s Instagram.
We do see players on their phones in dressing rooms, though whether they’re checking Twitter (I hope not, for their own sake) or just answering texts, we’ll probably never know.
In any case, here are a few celebratory posts about Saturday’s massive win at the Etihad, starting off with man of the hour himself,
Diego Costa Cesc Fàbregas.
Oh boy, i've missed this feeling! Let's keep it up! pic.twitter.com/9YHHUj8ixm— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) December 3, 2016
And what a feeling it is. I think we can all agree this one’s from Cesc himself. He’s had plenty of time to practice his social media skills, but on Saturday, he also reminded us of his tremendous ability to pick a pass ... and to be a sneaky little ... instigator. The man who once punched a bus, threw a pizza, fought with Mikel/Lampard, and hit a dude in the head with a 50-yard ball, fell over some advertising hoardings today after being repeatedly grabbed by the neck.
What’s a really nice way to say sh*thead? Love it.
Next up, we have Azpilicueta’s tweet, complete with proper tags and a professional photo.
A great team fights until the end together! #3points pic.twitter.com/jmIqW4X7pm— César Azpilicueta (@CesarAzpi) December 3, 2016
Alonso got into the tweeters with a swell “up arrow TOP” emoji. TOP!
Massive win today to stay at the of the #PremierLeague ! #CFC #MCICHE @ChelseaFC pic.twitter.com/AafjnAZCNX— Marcos Alonso (@marcosalonso03) December 3, 2016
Not to be outdone, Thibaut posted three pictures in his tweet, one less than the number of saves he made. Courtois has really been working hard on his celebration game in recent weeks and he had another great little run-about in this one, perhaps forgetting that there were no Chelsea fans sitting behind him...
Massive win today! One team together!⚽️ ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/KKGDzJezlR— Thibaut Courtois (@thibautcourtois) December 3, 2016
We should not forget about Victor Moses, once again putting in a vital, if tad bit more defensive shift today. With Moses on one flank and Jesus on the other, it was quite a providential occasion, as I’m sure Courtois’s crossbar could relate.
We keep marching on! Our fans were amazing thanks for the incredible support. Keep the blue flag flying high #CFC pic.twitter.com/nczXu5UEVZ— Victor Moses (@VictorMoses) December 3, 2016
John Terry, watching from the stands alongside the rest of the traveling contingent, did his Insta thing as usual.
As he often does, Willian posted a Bible verse, Corinthians 2:9 — “‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived: the things God has prepared for those who love him.”
And then there’s Michy, who’s in a class of his own when it comes to these things.
The clique #CFC pic.twitter.com/USH2OVKng1— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) December 3, 2016
And then he proceeded to poke fun at Cahill’s own goal.
@That_Wog you mean more own goals ??— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) December 3, 2016
All’s well that ends well, right?
@i_kanteven lol no!!! its just joke after we won today, we can only have love for the captain today ☺☺ <3— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) December 3, 2016
Love, and only love. What a great day!