Best of the Week's Chelsea Tweets, Viral Clips and GIFs

Joe KrishnanContributor IJuly 30, 2013

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JULY 25:  Fans watch the match during the match between Chelsea and Indonesia All-Stars at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on July 25, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia.  (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
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Social media is such a powerful tool, and while some of Chelsea's most key players aren't officially on platforms such as Twitter or Facebook, there is still some entertainment to take from the ones who are.

The likes of David Luiz, Ashley Cole and Andre Schurrle are all registered to the popular Twitter and regularly post pictures and tweets that give a unique insight into the life of a footballer. 

Here, we gather up some of the best clips and digital offerings that Chelsea have offered us in the past week.


PICTURE: Andre Schurrle - 26th July


After moving from Bayer Leverkusen for an £18 million fee last month, Andre Schurrle is finally getting acquainted to life in London, it seems. 

It's not unusual for the club to put up a player in a hotel while they look for a new home, although the German would have had to put those plans on hold, having been touring with his new employers in Asia.

Now back in England, the 22-year-old posted a picture of himself on the balcony of his new flat, presumably based around Docklands where most Chelsea players reside. 

And it seems that the former Mainz forward is content with his new surroundings, capturing an impressive image of the city just as the sun goes down and posting it via his official Twitter account.

He's settled into his new home, and with the Premier League season just three weeks away, we'd like to see what Schurrle can do in 2013-14.


VIDEO: Highlights - BNI Indonesia 1-8 Chelsea


On their first visit to Jakarta, Chelsea ran riot against some of the best players in the Indonesian league by smashing eight past their opponents.

Romelu Lukaku and Ramires both bagged themselves a brace, while Bertrand Traore, Demba Ba, John Terry and Eden Hazard were also on the scoresheet as the Blues ran riot in the final game of their Asian tour.

The video above shows you full highlights in case you missed it, and it's easy to see from this performance why the Blues are looking like title contenders under Jose Mourinho.


GIF: Kevin De Bruyne's stunning strike vs. Malaysia XI


His first goal in a Chelsea shirt is one that young Kevin De Bruyne is unlikely to forget in a hurry after smashing home a wonderful goal against the Malaysian XI in Kuala Lumpur.

Started off by a route-one ball from Mark Schwarzer, the veteran's lofted pass up-field found Romelu Lukaku. The powerful striker judged the flight of the ball brilliantly and superbly flicked the ball into the 22-year-old's path.

Under pressure from two defenders, De Bruyne smashed it home first time on the volley from 20 yards, into the top corner. The goal came at a price, as the former Genk winger was forced off due to injury, but it was a fantastic goal nonetheless.


PICTURE: Romelu Lukaku on tour


It's been a fruitful preseason for young Romelu Lukaku, who has all but confirmed he will be challenging for the spot of the main striker for Chelsea next season.

Having played a part in all three games in Asia, the Belgian has netted four times in three games, continuing the excellent form from last season on loan at West Brom.

The 20-year-old has decided to put together a four-frame photo of his memories from the tour, including one with him holding the trophy the Blues won against the Singha All-Stars.


VIDEO: Chelsea's official round-up of the Asia tour


After three wins from three games with 12 goals scored, Chelsea leave Asia knowing their global appeal is bigger than ever. A first trip to Indonesia provided many highs, while returning to Thailand and Malaysia is always a morale booster.

But as well as impressing on the pitch, Chelsea's appeal to fans in the Far East is growing by the day, and the video above shows how popular the West London club are.

As a bonus for our readers, you can watch Chelsea's own clips put together, from their official YouTube page, of the Asia tour which includes some exclusive footage.

A recommended viewing, with some decent sounds to it as well.