‘Show us some respect’: Some Chelsea fans react to comments from £33m Villa player

Aston Villa player Ollie Watkins claims Jack Grealish joined the best club in the world this summer following his move to Manchester City – and some Chelsea fans on Twitter have responded to his comments. 

Grealish, 25, left boyhood club Villa during this window to link up with Premier League champions Man City at the Etihad Stadium. The England international will be looking to take the next step in his career under the guidance of manager Pep Guardiola. 

For £33million Villa forward Watkins, he reckons his ex-teammate has joined the world’s best.

“I’m not surprised that he (Grealish) has been bought by the best team in the world right now,” Watkins said.

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A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media aren’t buying into Watkins’ claims in the slightest, though.

In fairness, the Blues beat Man City in last season’s Champions League final to earn the crown of European champions. Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel also has Guardiola’s number right now in their individual battles.

However, Man City steamrolled towards the league crown last season and are stacked with superstars all over the pitch.

The defending league champions probably do have their noses ahead right now, but the Blues are closing the gap. As a result, some fans have mocked Watkins.

Here are some Chelsea fans reacting to Watkins’ comment:


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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.