Pat Nevin explains Chelsea fans' high-pitched squealing at Leeds' Diego Llorente

Pat Nevin said he liked how the match-going Chelsea fans jeered Leeds United’s Diego Llorente on Saturday.

The Blues played their first game in front of the Stamford Bridge crowd this season at the weekend, and it was brilliant to see the fans in the stands again.

There were very interesting moments in the game when the fans kept making a lot of noise every time the ball went to Leeds defender Llorente.

According to Nevin, it all started because supporters were unimpressed with the centre-back’s high-pitched noise when he fell.

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Writing on his column for Chelsea’s official website, Nevin said he often had to put up with “blood-curdling screams of feigned pain” from some players.

He had no choice because, unlike some supporters who could hear fake crowd noise on TV, he was co-commenting the games.

The former Blues winger certainly enjoyed the presence of 2000-strong Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge at the weekend.

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“When Leeds substitute Diego Llorente made a noise so high-pitched that it caused mayhem all the way over in Battersea Dogs’ Home, the Blues supporters weren’t having it,” he explained.

“For the rest of the game, they reminded him of his screeching every time he touched the ball.

“There are a hundred reasons why I want the fans back in the stadiums, but that humour is right up there with my favourites.”

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Nevin argued that, without fans in the stands, there have been a lot of players “up to those tricks” lately.

“Happily the fans will start to police that,” he added.

“Well they will at the Bridge anyway.”

A Chelsea fan who loves football statistics. Studied sports journalism at the University of Sunderland.