Chelsea have surprisingly deleted a tweet related to Florent Malouda’s dream five-a-side team - possibly after receiving a long list of replies, many from Arsenal fans, which simply contained one word: “boring”.
Much has been made of the Gunners’ faithful chanting “Boring, boring Chelsea” during the second half of the 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon - an accusation that those associated with the Blues have batted away.
Whether the endless string of ‘boring’ replies had anything to do with Chelsea deleting the tweet in question is currently unconfirmed, but it’s difficult to imagine this was merely a coincidence.
Jose Mourinho hit back at the ‘boring’ jibes in the aftermath of Sunday’s draw. Not one to pass up the opportunity to take a sly dig at Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, the revered Portuguese coach cheekily suggested the Gunners’ faithful may have been singing about their own club.
"I think boring is 10 years without a title - that's boring,” Mourinho was quoted as saying by BBC Sport. “If you support a club and you wait, wait, wait for so many years without a Premier League title, then that's boring.
"Maybe Arsenal's fans were not singing to us. When you want to win the game and you take your striker Olivier Giroud off maybe they want more, maybe they want Giroud and Theo Walcott up front."
Chelsea players hit back at Arsenal fans
The Chelsea players have also had their say, with captain John Terry claiming teams who play possession-based “tippy-tippy football” - another reference to Arsenal - were never going to win titles.
"Possession and tippy-tappy football's great, but if you are not winning games you're not going to win the league,” the former England captain was quoted as saying by the Mirror. "We are definitely not boring and if we do go on to win it, nobody's going to remember the performances when, perhaps, it's not been that exciting.”
Terry was also involved in an Instagram video, uploaded by Didier Drogba, which showed several members of Mourinho’s squad heading the ball to one another whilst sitting around a table. It was accompanied by a caption which read: “Boring boring chelseaaa!!!!!” followed by six crying-with-laughter emojis.
Chelsea are deserved champions
Chelsea, under the management of Mourinho, know how to grind out a result and are very strong defensively.
They will finish the current season as deserved Premier League champions and it’s down to the likes of Arsene Wenger, Louis van Gaal and Manuel Pellegrini to come up with new ways to stop the Mourinho-managed machine next season.
Are Chelsea a boring team to watch - or are Arsenal fans just a bit jealous? Have your say in the comments below!