We wouldn't be surprised if Barcelona's web editor has found himself in a spot of bother this morning after the official website for the Catalan club removed a more-than-slightly bitter note to mark midfielder Cesc Fábregas' transfer to Chelsea.

After two fairly run-of-the-mill paragraphs to mark his achievements at the Nou Camp, the note takes an inexplicably odd turn and criticises their former midfielder.

It read: "...despite glowing starts to each campaign, Cesc's contributions to the cause gradually decreased as each season drew to a close. From being someone who joined in wit the attack, supplying and scoring goals, the magic tended to fade later on in each season. He only scored one, six and one in the last 24 games of each season. For some reason, he was never as good in the second half of the season as the first."

The post was quickly and quietly removed after fans of both Barcelona and Chelsea described it as "genuinely incredible" and "pathetic."

It comes in harsh contrast to Fábregas' parting comments on his official Facebook page, where he said: "I would like to thank everyone at FC Barcelona where I enjoyed 3 wonderful years. It was my childhood club and I will always be proud and honoured that I had a chance to play for such a great team.."

Whichever way you look at it, Fábregas alongside Hazard, Oscar et al at the Bridge next season is a scary proposition for Premiership defenders.