7 of the greatest Premier League bromances this season


When it comes to football, the word romance is usually reserved for the FA Cup.

Bromance, on the other hand, is all around us, everywhere you look - as these Premier League chums prove...

1. Dele Alli and Eric Dier

If you want football's number one bromance, look no further than Dier and Alli. They've been the talk of the Premier League all season. The pair are constantly trying to embarrass each other on Twitter and Instagram, and they're always together in training. And we particularly like the fact that if you put their surnames together they form the name of this Premier League legend...

2. Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford

Coming up on the rails behind Alli and Dier are these two United chums. And honestly, anyone who uses their day off to go to Thorpe Park is all right by us. Not 100% sure what the white gloves are all about, but we're going to assume it's a symbol that they're part of a super best friends club or something.

3. Mesut Ozil and Mathieu Flamini

Ozil and Flamini were very much last season's Alli and Dier - they clearly forge strong friendships in north London - but the bond seems to be as strong as ever. If you want to know just how strong, this might give you a clue...

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4. Christian Fuchs and Shinji Okazaki

Fuchs has been everyone's best friend this season with his domination of Twitter and his surname-based catchphrase. None given. We're going for his friendship with Okazaki as the best though, just because it's a glorious meeting of cultures from two humans who seem like the most important thing in their lives is having fun. We'd happily share a pizza with these two.

5. Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph

Clichy was down in the dumps after his pal Joleon Lescott left the club, but - look away, Joleon - the Frenchman has a new BFF. He and former Leeds midfielder Delph are such good chums they even get injured at the same time to make sure they can hang out more. That's the rumour anyway.

6. Jurgen Klopp and Jordon Ibe

As a player, if you're gonna have a bromance, it might as well be with the manager. That seems to be good sense if nothing else. Ibe was seen joking around with new Liverpool boss Klopp on the training ground, and then got this embrace when he score the winner in a Europa League game at Rubin Kazan. We can't blame him for loving Klopp - everybody loves Klopp.

7. Leicester and the Carolina Panthers

Leicester are the sporting equivalent of someone who's won the lottery and suddenly everyone wants to be their best friend. Who wouldn't want to be associated with the most unexpected success story of all time? When it comes to the NFL's Carolina Panthers though, the love seems to be very much mutual. Success attracts success, after all.