Less L’s than Chelsea: Famous Welsh village gets paired with Premier League giants

A sign of the times...


It’s officially Chelsea’s worst-ever Premier League season – where they’ve even clocked up more ‘L’s’ than the famous Welsh village of ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’.

The Blues are up to a total of 16 losses in the current Premier League season following last night’s miserable 4-1 pasting at Manchester United.

Although it’s recognised for having the longest place name in the United Kingdom, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll (as it’s known for short) boasts a grand total of just 11 Ls by comparison.

And so it’s well overdue the two were paired together!

Locals noticed their town sign, which famously features four Ls in a row – not a patch on Chelsea’s six succesive losses earlier in the campaign – had been tampered with overnight.

They were shocked to learn the news that the place they call home had been very unofficially ‘twinned’ with the West London club, when they woke to find the famous sign erected to greet visitors and tourists alike.

It looks likely to get worse this weekend when Chelsea host Newcastle at Stamford Bridge, with Paddy Power’s number-crunchers making the Toon big favourites to win and inflict defeat No.17 on the Blues.

Not only do they keep losing, Chelsea can’t seem to score many either.

For context, Man City’s star striker Erling Haaland has bagged 37 goals this season – as many as the entire Chelsea squad managed in the same period.

And with football booming in Wales at the moment, with Hollywood A-listers catapulting a certain local club to major success (at least some American investors are successful, eh), we thought Chelsea might benefit from some Welsh magic.

With a population of just 3,000, they might need the support of every single resident of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch come Sunday to avoid another L.

Chin up lads, Potch is en route!

Following a phenomenal reaction to the sign from locals and over one million views to our posts on social media, we’re thinking about launching a formal petition to have our sign made permanent, with the council’s agreement of course.

In the meantime, we intend to make right any unintentional damage caused during its removal, and as a gesture of goodwill to locals for being such good sports, we’ll make a donation towards the upkeep of the flower bed beneath the sign – maybe it could be spent on some poignant blue flowers in memory of a Chelsea season that fans will be keen to forget?”


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