Chelsea player Mason Mount’s “Shoutout to Kerala Blues” picture with UK based Vinay Menon at Club World Cup is viral – UKMALAYALEE

Chelsea player Mason Mount’s “Shoutout to Kerala Blues” picture with UK based Vinay Menon at Club World Cup is viral

Sunday 13 February 2022 9:56 PM UTC

By A Staff Reporter

ABU DHABI Feb 14: Chelsea Football Club claimed the only international silverware it was missing from its trophy case, winning the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup 2-1 after extra time against Palmeiras on Saturday 12th February.

Other than the team’s big win, the Chelsea supporters and football lovers in UAE and India have one more thing to be proud of. The European champions and FIFA Club World Cup have an Indian presence at their club.

The person in the limelight now is a Malayalee named Vinay Menon, who is a Wellness Consultant at the club since 2009.

Mason Tony Mount, who is part of the Chelsea Football Club and the England national team was also part of the Chelsea team that beat Palmeiras on Saturday. After the match Mason Mount posted a picture of him with Vinay Menon on his Instagram timeline titled “Shoutout to the Kerala Blues”. Mason has posted the picture on his Instagram timeline pictures which has by now received thousands of acknowledgements.


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UAE hosts a huge Malayalee population and there was a presence of the Chelsea Football Club supporters Kerala who too who turned up with a huge poster in support of the club.

Vinay Menon moved to London to work for Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea Football Club as wellness consultant and mind strategist. Vinay Menon, born in Cherai in Kochi, lives with his wife Flomny Menon and son Abhay in London.

The journey of Vinay from a Kerala village boy to be the wellness consultant and mind strategist for Chelsea football Club in London is now a book titled Cherai to Chelsea. Click to Know More About Chelsea to Cherai on Amazon.

The book is penned by his wife Prof Flomny Menon who has walked with him and has experienced the ups and down in their lives. Prof Flomny Menon Prof Flomny Menon is a motivational speaker, a professor in Holistic Leadership and CEO of FA Innovations UK and has a Doctorate in Business Administration.

Vinay Menon is the grandson of an experienced Yoga guru from Kerala who completed a physical education degree from Calicut University before moving on to achieving big things abroad.

He then took an M.Phil in sports psychology and joined for Yoga Studies at the Pondicherry University.

The grandson of a Yoga guru from Kerala, he runs an Adhyatma Vidhya programme, which helps players focus on themselves and develop mental strength. The strength of such a programme is probably realised most when the team registers a come-from-behind win at Stamford Bridge.

Vinay Menon with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during one of his trips in Kerala.

Armed with an MPhil in Sports Psychology and a degree in physical education from Calicut University, Vinay Menon has been really creative in his approach at the London club. By developing a programme called ARFA — which stands for Awareness, Recovery, Focus, Achievement — he aims to channelise his subject’s negativity into something constructive and positive.

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