Chelsea: Craig Burley slams Tuchel's side for celebrations after Palmeiras win

Chelsea were crowned champions of the world on Saturday afternoon after defeating Palmeiras in the Club World Cup final.

Kai Havertz was coolness personified as his 117th minute penalty gave the Blues a 2-1 victory.

Chelsea were delighted after becoming world champions and their players celebrated wildly on the pitch and in the dressing room after the game.

Craig Burley has gone in hard on Chelsea for their celebrations.

Burley, who played for Chelsea between 1989-1997, went on an astonishing rant on ESPN where he slated his former club.

“I get it they’re off playing in it but I don’t watch this competition, I think it’s a nonsense,” he said.

“They’re off salivating about winning it. You’ve got Romelu Lukaku scoring a good header, you’ve got Kai Havertz scoring a penalty. Do it when it matters!

“Alright Havertz scored in Champions League Final but as they’re off celebrating like they’ve won the World Cup, City have racked up a 16-point lead on Chelsea where it really matters – in the Premier League – the big competition for them.

“And they’re off celebrating out there like they’re the greatest thing since sliced bread. Meanwhile they’re getting their backside booted all over the place by City. It’s embarrassing.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 12: Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea lifts the FIFA Club World Cup trophy following victory in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021 Final match between Chelsea and Palmeiras at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium on February 12, 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

“The Champions League Final is fine, winning the Premier League is fine but the Club World Cup is nonsense. It’s a showpiece event, it’s a plastic trophy.

“I don’t buy a £100m striker to win the b***** Club World Cup. I buy them to challenge City and Liverpool in the Premier League [but] they haven’t done it.

“They’re 16 points behind, they haven’t got a chance of winning it this year and the way they’re playing they don’t have a chance next year.

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“So spare me this plastic fans, plastic cup, Club World Cup nonsense. Your bread and butter is the Premier League and City are whipping your backsides.”

Burley is then accused of being bitter after leaving the club in 1997. He was brutal in his response.

He replied: “Let me tell you something. Half of these Chelsea fans weren’t even Chelsea fans in 1997. They’ve jumped on the Roman Abramovich bandwagon. They won’t even be able to name players from the 80s and 90s. Trust me.”

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