Premier League fans will be welcomed back by a massive clash between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. This only means we have survived the dreaded international break. Other top Leagues including La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 will return too. Today, we want to look at the five most unexpected friendships in sports and entertainment.

5. Pele & Mick Hucknall

Brazil football legend Pele is a close friend of legendary singer Mick Hucknall. The two met in 1985 and the bond remains strong to date. The Simply Red singer has performed in several events held in different Cities in honour of the 3 times World Cup winner.

4. Lineker & Willie Thorne

BBC MOTD host Gary Lineker is a close friend to legendary English professional snooker star Willie Thorne. The former England, Tottenham and Barcelona striker is a popular figure especially on Twitter these days. You would expect him to be close to other soccer stars but his closest confidant is Thorne who is currently a commentator.

3. Hart & 50 Cent

England goalkeeper Joe Hart is a close friend to American pop star 50 Cent. It is not clear whether they met at the ‘Famous Candy shop’ but the two have kept a close relationship for years. The superstar might entertain Turf Moor crowd soon in honour of his friend.

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