Chelsea star forced to delete controversial tweet

Trevoh Chalobah deleted his Twitter post in which he praised Declan Rice after receiving heavy backlash from Chelsea supporters.

Following West Ham’s 4-1 victory over Leicester City on Monday evening, Rice posted a celebratory message to his followers on Twitter.

Chalobah took the opportunity to praise Rice’s performance as he quoted the West Ham midfielder’s message and wrote: ‘Big player.’

However, some Chelsea fans were unhappy with the timing of Chalobah’s tweet as West Ham’s win meant that they knocked Thomas Tuchel’s side off top spot in the Premier League.

Other Chelsea supporters were unhappy that Chalobah was openly praising a rival player, while some fans went as far as telling the 22-year-old to leave Stamford Bridge.

Chalobah subsequently deleted the tweet which has now sparked an outpouring of support from Chelsea fans who recognised that the defender was simply praising his friend.

Rice, Chalobah and Mason Mount all played together at Chelsea’s academy before Rice was released at the age of 14 and joined West Ham.