HOLLYWOOD AT THE HOTEL
It was a busy day at the team hotel in Seattle on Thursday, as Hollywood stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis dropped by to meet the Chelsea players, while John Mikel Obi and Romelu Lukaku entertained fans via our official Facebook page.
John Mikel Obi and Romelu Lukaku joined Chelsea TV host Gigi Salmon in Seattle on Thursday afternoon to chat about our American tour and answer questions submitted by fans via our official Facebook page.
More than 1,300 questions were submitted, and they were whittled down to a few select topics for the pair to discuss, which they did in the US sunshine with the picturesque Elliott Bay in the background.
Mikel discussed his recent sign-up to Twitter, his goal drought that has lasted more than 200 club games and just how much he loves life in London.
Lukaku, meanwhile, expressed his view that he is far stronger than his Nigerian team-mate, and would prove it in front of the Chelsea TV cameras at Friday's training session, our last in Seattle before moving on to New York.
The Belgian striker also spoke about his two-goal haul against the Sounders on Wednesday evening, and the prospect of facing one of his heroes, Thierry Henry, in next week's game against the MLS All-Stars in Philadelphia.
Meanwhile downstairs in the hotel restaurant, two very special guests dropped by to meet the squad and have their picture taken with the European Cup.
Hollywood A-listers Ferrell, a Chelsea fan, and Galifianakis are starring in new movie The Campaign, and were in Seattle to promote it, but couldn't resist dropping by to meet the Blues. Galifianakis admitted he was far too shy to speak with the players, but Ferrell chatted at length with Frank Lampard about Chelsea and his recent appearance at Soccer Aid, where he was a team-mate of Chelsea ambassador Graeme Le Saux.