Word on the Tweet: Chelsea star Mata readies himself for Sparta Prague clash with game of ping-pong

The Spanish playmaker took on Blues team-mates and countryman Oriol Romeu, while Rio Ferdinand and Lukas Podolski shared their thoughts on Arsenal's 3-1 loss against Bayern Munich
Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata has been gearing up for the Blues’ Europa League clash with Sparta Prague in unorthodox fashion, taking on team-mate Oriol Romeu in a game of table tennis.

Elsewhere, Blackburn’s David Goodwillie has been pretending to be a certain famous rapper on a trip to Starbucks, while Rio Ferdinand and Lukas Podolski react to Bayern Munich’s 3-1 win against Arsenal.

Ping-pong, coffee and Champions League fallout. What more could you ask for? Read all that and more in Goal.com’s latest offering of Word on the Tweet.

"Ping-Pong is back. #ihavetobeatOriol"
Chelsea’s immaculately bearded superstar Juan Mata takes on Blues team-mate and countryman Oriol Romeu in a game of table tennis. Couldn’t you have challenged someone who isn’t, you know, injured, Juan?…

"I love that in Starbucks they ask for a name... And for that few moment u can be that name ! I was 50 cent today"
Given that “Fiddy” has been shot nine times, in the future Blackburn striker David Goodwillie might want to pretend to be a music star who is a little less dangerous, like Cliff Richard.

"Right am starting this homeland season1 heard good things from the lads don’t me down"
SAUL DIES! Only joking, he doesn’t really. Norwich winger Robert Snodgrass is a little late to the Homeland party.

"WBA player of the month :) I want to thank all my teammates and of course the fans who voted for me. I dedicate this to my parents and my brother #buzzin"
West Brom’s on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates being voted the Baggies’ Player of the Month. His prize? Some bubbly from the club shop.

"Finally finished all my education, never have to do it again!!"
Southampton’s 17-year-old defender Luke Shaw makes the entire world feel old yet again – he wasn’t even born when The Lion King was released. Yeah, really.

"Very upset about the result last night, we now must stay focus. Another important match on Saturday. #Gunner4Life"
A week on from the fun and games of Lukas Podolski’s #learninglondon black cab tour, the Arsenal striker is feeling decidedly less merry after defeat against Bayern Munich.

"I have nothing against Arsenal or the fans…only @piersmorgan aka Mrs Doubtfire aka #chins when I have to give his bellies a cheeky wobble"
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand twists the knife on Arsenal fan Piers Morgan, who watched his side lose, again, on Tuesday night.

"Just landed in Ukraine. Training session later tonight in the stadium in preparation for tomorrow’s game vs Kahrkiv."
Tim Krul and the rest of the Newcastle team touch down in Ukraine’s second city ahead of the Europa League second-leg clash with Metalist Kharkiv.