Chelsea's poor season is absurd for one Twitter user called Chelsea

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Chelsea's season has been nothing short of a disaster. The Blues find themselves marooned in a relegation battle just seven months after winning their third Premier League trophy.

Jose Mourinho was given his marching orders following the defeat to Leicester City but the result against Watford showed a change of manager was not going to end their struggles. 

Given all of their problems, spare a thought for 26-year-old graphic designer Chelsea LaSalle from San Francisco. Why? Because she is the owner of the Twitter handle @Chelsea.


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The football club use @ChelseaFC, however, not all of their 'fans' realise this and the fashion blogger, who is not much of a football fan, is bombarded with tweets about the club from west London.

Although, Chelsea did tell Mashable that the constant barrage of tweets means she is always up to date with the latest news from Stamford Bridge. 

This is not a new occurrence. Chelsea has held the single-word handle since 2008 and the humorous altercations mean she has no desire to relinquish control. Here are some examples of the tweets she receives.

However, she did admit there is a sinister side that includes abuse from sexist users accusing her of holding the handle for selfish motives. 

Despite Chelsea - the football club - having a poor start to the season, the abuse has diminished compared to years gone by.

In fact, Chelsea - the graphic designer - believes confused fans are usually just amazed to find out the person behind the handle is a girl.

Of course, this is not the first time Twitter users have targetted the wrong person. Sir Chris Hoy famously told Tottenham Hotspur fans to stop mistaking him for referee Chris Foy in 2011. While a woman with the handle @theashes was subject to a lot of tweets from cricket fans over the summer.

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