Chelsea’s Twitter account posted a brutal tweet after Leeds United were demoted to the Championship after being thrashed 4-1 by Tottenham on the last day of the Premier League season.
A brace from Harry Kane, along with goals from Pedro Porro and Lucas Moura was enough to thrash Sam Allardyce’s side.
Chelsea ended the campaign on a slightly better note, playing a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge.
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But it has been a very bad season for the five-time Premier League champions, with the West London side finishing 12th overall.
The throwback to Leeds United’s savage tweet
Signs of what was to come at the Blues this season could be traced back to when they were well beaten 3-0 by Leeds at the start of the campaign.
The two teams have had a hostile rivalry historically, After beating Chelsea back in August 2022, the Leeds admin saw a chance to mock the Blues.
After a tweet that read, “Starting to assert ourselves,” Chelsea’s Twitter account then announced they had conceded two goals.
???? Life comes at you fast! pic.twitter.com/M1McMIHL3E
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 21, 2022
The Leeds Twitter account sent out their own post, captioned: “Life comes at you fast.” Likes and retweets flooded in, with fans loving the comment at Chelsea’s expense.
But Chelsea’s Twitter admin kept the receipts. After Leeds’ relegation from the English top-flight was confirmed, the Blues got revenge for that tweet nine months ago.
Quoting the comment from Leeds’ account, Chelsea shared their own post with the short caption saying: “It certainly does.”
It certainly does. https://t.co/FlzA9pL0DM
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 28, 2023
Having only been promoted back to the Premier League three years ago, supporters at Elland Road were left angry after the thrashing by Spurs, they released a statement following the match, apologising to fans for their failures
“Everyone connected with Leeds United is deeply disappointed by the club’s relegation back to the Sky Bet Championship, after three seasons in the Premier League,” they wrote on the club’s website.
“Relegation is painful, and we apologise to our fanbase that the performances this season have not seen the club consolidate our status as we had all hoped.
“However, Leeds United remains in a strong position to build a team that can challenge for promotion from the Championship next season.
“We know things have not been good enough, we know we have to improve, but please be assured that behind the scenes we have worked hard to ensure that the past will not be repeated. Our focus is now on how we get straight back to the Premier League.
“Thank you for your unwavering support for the players and the badge, our objective is to continue to build the club into the one you deserve.”