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Two Arsenal and Chelsea fans in India have received a once in a lifetime prize, as the Barclays Premier League trophy visited the country.

The ‘Barclays Home Win’ competition was launched to celebrate the company’s renewed sponsorship of the Premier League until 2013, with a fan from every club receiving the opportunity to have the trophy visit them wherever they are in the world.

Arsenal fan Suhas Sreedhara, who lives in Mysore, Karnataka, chose to have the trophy visit him in his apartment. After enjoying the trophy with friends, family and his neighbours, Suras took the trophy to the spectacular Mysore Palace, and the Gunners fan was clearly delighted with his prize.

"It was a great honour to host the Barclays Premier League trophy at my apartment with all my friends and family. To be one of only two Indian fans to win it makes me really proud,” he said.

Chelsea fan Yorrick Pinto was the other Indian fan to have the famous trophy visit him in his home in the Andheri area of Mumbai.

Like Suhas, Yorrick chose to enjoy the prize with his friends and family, showcasing the trophy in his local neighbourhood, and he revealed his pride at hosting the prize that his favourite team won back in May.

"I couldn't believe when I was told that I'd won. I watch Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League whenever I can and to be the first Indian home to host the Barclays Premier League trophy makes us all very proud,” he said.

As well as visiting India, the trophy has already toured the UK and USA, and is due to visit winners in Bangalore, Indonesia, Singapore, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and New Zealand.


Arsenal fan Suhas Sreedhara with the trophy outside the spectacular Mysore Palace



Suha showcases
the Premier League trophy alongside his own rather impressive collection


Suha and his fellow Gunners fans get closer to the Premier League trophy than their side's players have in the past five years


Chelsea fan Yorrick Pinto takes the trophy out into his local neighbourhood


Yorrick will be hoping that he's not the only one in a Chelsea shirt to lift the Premier League trophy this season


Yorrick revealed his pride at being one of the first two Indians to host the Premier League trophy


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