Chelsea fans have never been universally popular, but they won’t have done themselves any favours after a chant was heard from the away end of the John Smith’s Stadium as they were beating Huddersfield on Tuesday evening.
The Blues ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Tiemoue Bakayoko, Pedro and Willian to ensure a recovery from the disappointing defeat at West Ham on Saturday.
But that wasn’t what caught the eye, or ear, of many journalists at the game, who reported the visiting section chanting “champions of England, you’ll never sing that.”
'Champions of England, you'll never sing that', sing the Chelsea fans to Huddersfield who won their first league title 31 years before Chelsea— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) 12 December 2017
Antonio Conte did of course lead Chelsea to the Premier League title last season, their fifth of the modern era, while Huddersfield were returning to the top flight via the Championship playoffs.
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Little did their fans know, Huddersfield have won the top crown in England three times, the first of which came over 30 years before Chelsea won their first in the 1950s.
That title remained the only one to Chelsea’s name until Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003. This didn’t help the stereotype that their supporters believe that was when the club was founded.
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