Manchester City dismissed the Blues with ease at Stamford Bridge after a Sergio Aguero hat-trick - and the Match of the Day host couldn't help but joke at their expense on social media.
He tweeted during Manchester City's easy victory:
I think if Chelsea had not let De Bruyne go they may have qualified for next season's Europa League.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 16, 2016
It really is a sorry state of affairs for Chelsea right now. How could last season's Premier League champions sink so low this time around?
There are a variety of factors, of course. The players were overworked, Jose Mourinho made mistakes and Guus Hiddink hasn't been given the incentive to take the club forward - just to ensure they stayed up...
Some players have been found out and others have been found wanting. As for Manchester City and De Bruyne, however, it's looking like a very strong end to a season that, at one point, promised nothing but disappointment.