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29th May 2023

Chelsea criticised for mocking Leeds’ relegation to the Championship

Callum Boyle


‘This is now the level of Chelsea’

Chelsea have been criticised by fans on social media after appearing to mock Leeds United’s relegation to the Championship.

Leeds’ three-year stay in the top flight came to an end on Sunday after they were beaten 4-1 by Tottenham Hotspur on the final day to leave them in 19th place.

For Chelsea it’s been just as disappointing as they recorded a bottom half finish, drawing 1-1 with Newcastle United in a season where they have had four different managers at the helm.

After the full time whistle and Leeds’ relegation was confirmed, the Blues’ social media team took the opportunity to respond to a tweet written earlier in the season by Leeds.

When the two met at Elland Road – where Leeds won 3-0 – the Chelsea admin tweeted: “starting to assert ourselves!” before Leeds scored three quick-fire goals, prompting the Yorkshire club to respond with: “Life comes at you fast”.

In response to that very tweet, Chelsea replied: “It certainly does,” but it appeared to not have the desired effect, with many instead opting to laugh at the two-time European champions rather than with them.

One user wrote: “This is now the level of Chelsea.”

Another tweeted: “From winning the champions league to beefing with relegation teams. This Chelsea downfall is lovely.”

“Nothing to see here. Just Chelsea, a club who’ve won once under their 4th manager of the season, finishing 12th having spent over £500m… giving shade to Leeds United for beating them back in August. How the mighty have fallen. Literally,” tweeted a third.

A fourth said: “Point scoring over a side that has just been relegated when you’ve had your worst ever Premier League season and finished 12th… Wow!”

“Chelsea can’t win a game so they’ve resorted to trying to win at Twitter against teams who’ve been relegated,” said a fifth.

The Blues are set to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager this week, with the former Spurs and Paris Saint-Germain boss reportedly signing a three-year deal to take charge at Stamford Bridge next season.