For the first time this season, Chelsea’s fans outshone Jose Mourinho’s players on Monday night.
Granted, Mourinho’s men were dreadful in their 3-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion, but the Blues fans, who have come in for a lot of criticism this season, deserve a lot of credit.
The travelling supporters maintained a chant of “We’ve won the league” for much of the second half, remaining in high spirits, despite watching their side get torn apart by Tony Pulis’s rampant Baggies.
Sure, it is easy to be positive when you’ve just been crowned champions. Nevertheless, credit must go where credit is due.
Chelsea fans have seen their reputation plummet to new lows in the past 12 months.
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In November manager Mourinho told talkSPORT: “At this moment it’s difficult for us to play at home though, because playing here is like playing in an empty stadium.”
Then, things took a nasty twist with that awful incident involving a handful of Chelsea Brits abroad on the Paris Metro.
Blues fans came in for further criticism earlier this month, as the football world cringed as one at the sight of grown men holding up laminated Steven Gerrard slip signs.
Gerrard was then applauded by the Stamford Bridge faithful, but that did not save them from Stevie’s sharp tongue…
However, the away section was rocking last night and Mourinho’s appreciation was very evident.
So, in conclusion, Chelsea do have great supporters, but only when they’ve just won a major trophy.