WATCH: Chelsea are getting rightly pilloried for their pre-game Crystal Palace video
Even if they hadn't been beaten by Palace, this still would have been a classless move...
Crystal Palace have had an awful start to the season, losing their first seven games, failing to score a single goal and losing their manager Frank De Boer just two months into the new season.
True as all of those things may be, it was a supreme show of arrogance from last year's Premier League champions Chelsea to stick them all in a video, put it online and expect that karma wouldn't catch up with them. Not only did the video include the details of Palace's difficult start, but it also included a particularly harsh graphic of Roy Hodgson in distress (something the internet has been flooded with since his stints as manager of Liverpool and England).
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 14, 2017
Palace beat Chelsea 2-1 this afternoon after a Wilfried Zaha goal did enough to knock Chelsea out of the top four. Many took to Twitter after the result to point out just why Chelsea shouldn't have been so quick to highlight their opponent's record-breaking start to the season...
Should really not show these stats..if it backfires it'll be embarassing..stop showing off
— Sgt. Pepper (@azuansyakirin17) October 14, 2017
All you need to know after today’s game pic.twitter.com/mY5ZB9GZ6U
— Bailey (@BaileyCPFC_) October 14, 2017
— Irena Habsi (@irenahabsi) October 14, 2017
— 🕺🏻 (@quornst4r) October 14, 2017
— Zaha FC (@standinthesun) October 14, 2017
Maybe next time they should just stick to posting the team line-up.