Chelsea beat Leicester 2-1 on Saturday with a solid team performance that was well supported throughout by Blues fans who made the journey to the Midlands.
One notable song sung for the first time was about Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, who had opened the scoring for Chelsea with his third goal in the Premier League. The version which was clearly heard on TV cameras as the time was the following:
"ALVARO WHOAH-OH-OH HE CAME FROM REAL MADRID, TO PLAY AT STAMFORD BRIDGE" rings out round the King Power… great noise from the away fans!
— Chelsea News App (@CFCNewsApp) September 9, 2017
But another version, with the reference to Stamford Bridge changed to refer to Tottenham Hotspurs’ nickname, was also heard at the King Power. This lead to an immediate reaction from Chelsea, who condemned the singing of the song, as well as from Morata himself not long after:
Since I arrived, I have been able to feel your support every single day, you are amazing and I'd like to ask you to please respect everyone!
— Álvaro Morata (@AlvaroMorata) September 9, 2017
The FA has now launched an investigation into the singing.
While we hope that the version seen above can continue, we sincerely hope that fans who were singing the other song will understand that vast majority of the fanbase finds it offensive, unnecessary and unfunny. Chelsea fans do not have the best reputation, and we should try our hardest not to tarnish it further.