Baseball legend and former New York Yankees player CC Sabathia is a huge fan of London-based football team Chelsea. Sabathia attended the Premier League game between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge in London on Sunday.

ADVERTISING

The article continues below this ad

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea beat Tottenham 2-0 to strengthen their position in the top four of the table. Star midfielder Hakim Ziyech opened the account for the Blues, while Brazil defender Thiago Silva sealed the game with his 55th-minute goal against rivals Spurs.

ADVERTISING

The article continues below this ad

Ziyech was named man of the match for his magnificent long-range goal. And the Blues collected the three points of the match. It was Chelsea’s fourth straight win against Hotspur in all competitions, while Spurs suffered their first Premier League defeat since late October last year.

CC Sabathia swaps jerseys with Romelu Lukaku

Seeing your favorite team win the game is what every fan wants. It’s no secret that former baseball pitcher and New York Yankees legend CC Sabathia is a huge Chelsea fan.

DIVE DEEPER

This New York Yankees assistant didn’t want to become general manager – here’s why?

3 days ago

He was in the stands during the London Derby match at Stamford Bridge in London. After the game when Chelsea crushed arch-rivals Tottenham. Sabathia has swapped shirts with star Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku. Both posed for a photo, holding each other’s signed jerseys.

Notably, Lukaku started the game and played the full 90 minutes for Chelsea. However, the Belgian striker failed to leave an impression for the Blues. Recently, Lukaku had also made some controversial statements regarding his relationship with his current club and manager, Thomas Tuchel.

ADVERTISING

The article continues below this ad

CC Sabathia in MLB

The 41-year-old Yankees legend bid farewell to Major League Baseball after the 2019 season. Sabathia made his Major League Baseball debut with the Cleveland Guardians (then Cleveland Indians) in 2001. During his 19 years in MLB, Sabathia played for the Cleveland Guardians (2001-2008), Milwaukee Brewers (2008) and New York Yankees (2009-2019). ).

ADVERTISING

The article continues below this ad

WATCH THIS STORY: The MLB stars who have been on both sides of the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox rivalry

With 251 career wins, Sabathia is tied with the legendary Bob Gibson for the second most wins by a black pitcher in major league history. The six-time All-Star Yankees legend also won the American League’s Cy Young Award in 2007 and helped the New York Yankees win the World Series in the 2009 season.