Leeds United fans know all about Raphinha after a match-winning display from their new winger last weekend.
And Chelsea fans know all about him now after a tweet from the Premier League saying that his “clever movement could hold the key for Leeds against Chelsea.”
In the accompanying article it said, “Raphinha has looked incredibly sharp during his first two Premier League starts.
“If Chelsea do not close Raphinha down, he can deny the Blues a win that would send them top of the table.”
Very sound advice we’d say.
However, rather than take the warning, the majority of Chelsea fans seemed to be triggered by the tweet from the Premier League.
— Premier League (@premierleague) December 3, 2020
Blues fans swamped the replies with boasts of what they’re going to do Leeds on Saturday evening, but we’re not entirely sure a lot of them have seen Marcelo Bielsa’s side in action.
There were more than a few references to Leeds parking the bus at Stamford Bridge, so let’s just make it very clear – Bielsa doesn’t have a bus and certainly doesn’t know how to park one.
Whatever the result, Leeds will attack tonight and Raphinha will be an integral part of that.
Our guess is that by 10pm tonight, these Chelsea fans will have a very different view of the winger and of Leeds. Every other team who’s played them this season has come away with a lot of respect for Bielsa’s side.
Either way, we really hope Frank and his players are taking Leeds as lightly as these fans, although we rather expect not.
After all, he does analysis too.
This is what many some Chelsea fans made of the Premier League tweet ahead of kick-off:
Even son was lost against Chelsea not to talk of raphinha my ass
— King Bobby 👑 (@bobbyfj96) December 3, 2020
Leeds has no chance against Chelsea….they are so open at the back .. Chelsea will score 4+ goals
— Johnny smarter (@johnysmarter254) December 3, 2020
Chelsea rested silva, zouma, chilwell, james, mount, ziyech, werner, tammy, kante only to face leeds so you still think leeds can stop Chelsea?? RIP LEEDS, you are not facing arsenal park the bus, you are going to face- the most dangerous team in pl atm
— shuvam shrestha (@shuvamshresth10) December 3, 2020
Kanté will show you how dizzy your Raphinha is.
— Xolani Radebe (@_xolaniradebe) December 3, 2020
Nah we’re gonna spank them. Bielsa probably camping at Cobham all week just to get spanked
— M¡|£$ (@Miles_of_Chels) December 3, 2020
We’re putting 4 past them btw
— ☃️𝑱𝒊𝒎𝒎𝒚 (@CFCJIMMY14) December 3, 2020
I won't be shocked if Bielsa parks the bus 😂😭
— Rayo (@Chelsea_fcz) December 3, 2020
Rest in peace Leeds
— ♡´`♡ (@Rotich_CFC) December 3, 2020
— GillyGoat™️ (@CFC_Gilly) December 3, 2020
Kante where are you?
Come with ur own keys
— CFCZED 🌊 (@CFCZED1) December 3, 2020
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