Chelsea players slammed for celebrating ”nonsense” club world cup


Former Chelsea player Craig Burley has come that hard on the club’s players over the way they celebrated their victory in the FIFA Club World cup in Abu Dhabi over the weekend.

According to Burley, Chelsea players ’embarrassed’ themselves by celebrating a ‘nonsense’ Club World Cup victory over Brazil side Palmeiras while Manchester City are close to winning the Premier League title.

Burley said the Blues are ‘salivating’ over their win in Abu Dhabi while Manchester City and Liverpool are battling for a more prestigious EPL title.  

Romelu Lukaku and Kai Havertz scored for the Blues to defeat the South American side 2-1 while Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City beat Norwich and Brentford to extend their lead over the Blues to 16 points.

“I get it they’re off playing in it but I don’t watch this competition, I think it’s nonsense,” Burley told ESPN. “They’re off salivating about winning it. you’ve got Lukaku scoring a good header, you’ve got Havertz scoring a penalty. Do it when it matters!

“They’re off celebrating like they’ve won the World Cup, City have racked up a 16-point lead on Chelsea. “And they’re off celebrating out there like they’re the greatest thing since sliced bread. It’s embarrassing.

“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 bloody Club World Cup.

“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. “So spare me this plastic fans, plastic cup, Club World Cup nonsense.”

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  1. I used to rate Craig as a player, but this just reeks of jealously and he should keep is ill advised opinions to himself. I'm sure he would have been right in there with them if he had ever made it to final.

  2. When sports people don't celebrate a win, that's when they have lost the hunger for the game, something Burley obviously doesn't understand. Probably why he never really made it as a player.