John Terry and Luis Suarez - Just can't help themselves!

For better or for worse, the Chelsea and Liverpool players are always close to hitting the front and back pages dues to their actions on and off the pitch.

They could not be more different in terms of playing style and background, but Luis Suarez and John Terry certainly have one thing in common, they cannot stop themselves provoking the kind of coverage in a weekend most players would be able to avoid in their entire career.

Over the past week between them the pair have notched up three goals and one assist, but it is their more questionable actions that have been the subject of interest. Terry might baulk at being lumped in with Suarez in a week where the Uruguayan bit someone, but both have been convicted of far worse things than a nibble on Branslav Ivanovic in the past.

For Terry, the lowlight of this week has been the controversy about refusing to shake David Bernstein's hand over the FA chairman's role in stripping the defender of the England captaincy following allegations he had racially abused Anton Ferdinand.

Terry also mentioned that Bernstein had spoken against him in the subsequent court case, although this must have been a mistake as Bernstein did not appear at either the court case or the FA disciplinary hearing.

With Terry picking up plenty of coverage for his brace and the handshake snub midweek, it was Luis Suarez that dominated the coverage after Sunday's match, after he bit Ivanovic during Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Chelsea. Suarez also scored a dramatic late equaliser and set up Daniel Sturridge's goal for the home side, and indeed gave away a penalty after handballing a corner.

Liverpool have once again found themselves having to defend their star player, who could easily now face a ban that stops him playing again this season. Whether Liverpool decide his brilliance on the pitch is worth the trouble he brings off it will be a key question this summer, with big clubs like Bayern Munich reportedly sniffing around Suarez despite his chequered past.

Such a newsworthy seven days is unusual even by Suarez and Terry's standards, but last week has shown once again that the pair are never going to be far away from making the headlines.

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