The Blues finished the season in 12th but still made sure to mock Leeds following their relegation.

Chelsea wrapped up their horrible 2022/23 season with a respectable draw as the London giants picked up a point at home to Newcastle, drawing 1-1 with Eddie Howe's high-flying side. However, that result did little for the Blues as Lampard's men finished the Premier League campaign in 12th, behind fellow London clubs Arsenal, Tottenham, Brentford, Fulham, and even Crystal Palace.

Yet despite this embarrassing season, Chelsea found time to aim a dig at another English club. That side is Leeds, who suffered relegation on the final day, with the two-time UEFA Champions League winners taking to Twitter to mock the Whites following their painful return to the Championship. 

Sam Allardyce's side entered the final round needing a win against Spurs and slip-ups from Everton and Leicester in order to remain in the English top-flight. Unfortunately for them, that did not occur, as Jack Harrison and Co. fell to a 4-1 defeat and have thus bid farewell to the Premier League.

Chelsea made sure to rub salt in Leeds' wounds and while the classiness of their Tweet can be debated, one thing is unquestionable: this was not unprovoked. This whole back-and-forth stems from a tweet Leeds posted back in August in which they poked fun at the Blues after beating Sterling and Co., then coached by Thomas Tuchel, 3-0.

However, while the Stamford Bridge faithful enjoyed this dig, it garnered a negative reaction from the wider football fan base. Supporters of rival clubs flocked to Twitter to tear Chelsea apart for beefing with a relegated club when they have issues of their own.

Despite spending over $600M in less than a year, the London giants went from competing for UEFA Champions League titles to finishing outside of the top half of the table. The club is currently manager-less, though Mauricio Pochettino's arrival is a formality, and the team will need to offload a ton of players in order to balance the books and stay on the right side of FFP. Check out the best tweets in response to the Blues' dig at Leeds.

One thing that might be lost on many is the historic rivalry between these two clubs, as was pointed out by Chelsea fans. Regardless, we will let you be the judges as to whether this was an acceptable or uncalled for move.