Chelsea have for some reason deleted a highly amusing dig at Monday's FA Cup opponents Man United from their match preview on the club website.
Chelsea are unbeaten in 11 encounters with United in all competitions, but it was United's own unbeaten run in the league which evoked a beautiful little barb at the current FA Cup champions from Chelsea's digital team.
Amidst Chelsea's preview of a match which sees "pride of London versus cock of the North, league leaders against cup holders, Jose Mourinho returning again to the club that sacked him last season," a Blues writer slipped in the following:
Monday's Cup opponents are enjoying a long unbeaten run in the league stretching back to October. It has lifted them all the way from sixth to sixth.
Out of the ballpark.
The inertia of United remaining in sixth position in the league has been a contentious topic amongst United fans ever since their relative recovery following a 4-0 thumping at the Bridge five months ago; unbeaten in 17 league games, draws have continuously hampered United's progress, and they're no nearer the top four now than they were prior to their humiliating defeat to Chelsea in October.
Sadly, with Chelsea's 'sixth to sixth' remark gaining significant traction - and indeed praise - on social media and Reddit Soccer, it has now been deleted. But it did exists, with the Daily Mail in the UK managing to immortalise it before it was 'amended' by the club's editors.
The line 'It has lifted them all the way from sixth to sixth' has now been cut, with the paragraph instead reading: "Monday's Cup opponents are enjoying a long unbeaten run in the league stretching back to October. That last defeat was, of course, the one they endured at the Bridge."
United, however, remain in sixth, and will still be there regardless of what happens on Monday night during The Return II.