A very quiet week on Premier League Twitter, with most players selling their accounts to EA Sports in exchange for an advance copy of the hottest ticket in town, FIFA 16.
The game’s release was celebrated in the UK with a tournament which saw eight Premiership legends battle it out on the Xbox for the highly unofficial Celebrity Cup. Read the full Spinoff coverage of the final here.
Premier League Flight Risk of the Week
Watford’s two-goal hero against Newcastle Odion Ighalo was allowed to visit the cockpit on the flight home. This sets a dangerous precedent if you ask me. What if he scores a hat trick this weekend? Will he get to push one of the buttons?
— JUDE (@ighalojude) September 20, 2015
Premier League Tile-based Game of the Week
West Ham appears to have gone mad for Rummikub this week. They can’t get enough of the tile-based numbers game, playing it on the team bus and even at home. Could this have been the secret of their success over table-topping Manchester City last weekend?
Road to Leicester! Capital One Cup time! Improving my Rummikub skills. pic.twitter.com/HNU27uj5OI
— Pedro Mba Obiang (@Obiang14) September 21, 2015
— Mauro Zarate (@mau_zeta) September 20, 2015
Premier League Dads of the Week
One man who didn’t have time for Rummikub was West Ham goalkeeper Adrian, who was too busy learning how to be a dad. The title of the book translates to ‘Help! New Fathers’ and the speech bubble “So now what can we do?”
— Adrián San Miguel (@AdriSanMiguel) September 21, 2015
Premier League mixtape of the week
After FIFA 16, by far the biggest release of the Premier League week was the surprise Future and Drake mixtape What a Time to Be Alive.
Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive #BIGGGG ALBUM ????
— Ashley Young (@youngy18) September 21, 2015
— Chuba Akpom (@cakpom) September 21, 2015
30 for 30… Only track worth getting out of bed for, what a time to be alive ????
— Tyrone Mings (@OfficialTM_3) September 21, 2015
Future has worn an Arsenal shirt on at least one occasion so the love is definitely mutual.
Premier League / TV crossover of the Week
Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs visited an exact replica of the Friends set this week for some reason. Could Arsene Wenger be about to make his long-awaited TV directorial debut, remaking the show with Arsenal players as cast members? Olivier Giroud is so Ross.
— Kieran Gibbs (@KieranGibbs) September 24, 2015
Will Odion Ighalo score a Lewandowski-style 5-for this weekend and get to fly the plane home? There’s only one way to find out. Watch every game live or on demand at Premier League Pass.
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