FOOTIE TWEETS: Ba celebrates Chelsea win; Spurs stars up for top four battle; Bruno Gomes drops Man Utd hint

Brad Davies reviews the reaction of Premier League stars on Twitter to a big weekend of action.

Brad Davies reviews the reaction of Premier League stars on Twitter to a big weekend of action.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea all recorded victories over the weekend to keep the race for places in next season's Champions League well and truly alive.

It seems Chelsea, may have had a bit of extra help in beating Manchester United on Sunday, striker Demba Ba putting his side's late victory down to divine intervention:"It was a hard battle, but thanks God, one goal difference was enough today!"

It was a good weekend for Jan Vertonghen, his current employers back on the winners list and his former employers taking out the Eredivisie title: "Big 3 points yesterday! Thx for the support! Now waiting for Ajax to become champion today! #beautifulday."

The Blues and Spurs now turn their attentions to their midweek clash, which will go a long way to deciding who grabs a top four spot and two of the biggest stars of the clash were already looking ahead.

Eden Hazard: "Very important win now our focus is on wednesday. #cfc"

Gareth Bale: "Great result today. We're still in the hunt for top four. Wednesday will be huge #downtothewire"

Down south In the relegation battle, Villa's late season renaissance continued, Brad Guzan praising Gabby Agbonlahor's double along with some good fortune: "Another great result! gabby had 2 great finishes and a bit lucky at the end! #utv #3points."

Watching from abroad, a couple of former Premier Leaguers had their eyes on the future, one showing off his potential management chops and the other talking his up.

Tim Cahill, taking more than a passing interest in the Merseyside Derby proved just how well he knows David Moyes and his old side: "Next sub for Everton will be around the 70th min. Jelevic. Come on the Blues #derbyday"

And then, sure enough: "Hahaha Jelevic on. Yesssss. This has been my club for 8-9 years. I'm just in manager mode and had the gut feeling. #COYB"

Speaking of 8 or 9 years, Joey Barton reckons that's about how long he's still got left before he hangs up his boots: "Yes, for those of you asking I will almost certainly manage when I stop playing. Reckon I've got about 8/9 years left at the top!"

As he tends to do, he continued: "Football is a simple game complicated by fools and people stealing livings."

Eventually he was kind enough to let us in on the secrets of management: "To be a top manager you need brains and balls. I have both in abundance. Watch this space."

Lastly, after knocking in a lazy 7 goals along with 2 assists in Deportivo Brasil's recent 12-0 under 17 cup victory, Manchester United starlet in waiting, Bruno Gomes left this message to his fans:

"Guys, I will not play the next four rounds of the Paulista sub 17, because of a trip to Europe. May 30 will be back! Bye bye."

With form and potential like his, it won't be long before he's on a one way ticket out of Brazil.

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