It’s not often that Premier League footballers get overshadowed, but that’s what happened at Stamford Bridge last week.
Chelsea stars Frank Lampard and Fernando Torres would be a big draw for a photographer on their own, but add in global pop star Justin Bieber and the snappers will go crazy, oh, and Radio 1 DJ Reggie Yates.
On the pitch it’s been quite a struggle for this Chelsea pair. Torres can’t find the back of the net for love nor money, while Lampard has had to make do with a place on the bench.
Bieber on the other hand is taking the world by storm and any appearance he makes is followed by hoards of screaming teenage girls, something Fernando and Frank don’t quite get.
Here is a true meeting of stars: Torres and Bieber, with a handshake commemorating the event.
What do you think is being said between the pair? Maybe Justin’s giving Fernando some friendly football advice!
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