Fans think Aston Villa striker Jhon Duran is dreaming of a move to Chelsea after spotting his frequent likes of posts relating to the Blues on social media.

Duran was the recent super-sub in Villa’s 3-3 draw against Liverpool after scoring twice during a brief cameo performance to put Unai Emery’s side on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League.

Their top-four triumph was secured the following evening after Tottenham’s defeat against title-chasing Manchester City confirmed Villa’s place amongst European football’s elite next season.

Most would expect to see the majority of Duran’s social media engagement to focus on Villa posts, however, Chelsea appear to be the 20-year-old’s favourite club.

Duran has struggled for regular minutes during his first full season at the Midlands club after joining in an £18m deal from MLS side Chicago Fire in January 2023.

Fans think Aston Villa striker Jhon Duran is dreaming of a move to Chelsea

Duran recently scored twice off the bench in Villa's 3-3 home draw against Liverpool

Duran recently scored twice off the bench in Villa’s 3-3 home draw against Liverpool

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And avid social media followers of the Colombian have revealed his boyhood support for Chelsea who have made a habit of recruiting top youngsters in recent transfer windows.

Scrolling through Duran’s likes from his official X page, you see plenty of posts from Chelsea’s account and Blues fans profiles, with some even discussing a possible move to Stamford Bridge.

One of the posts that Duran has interacted with from a Chelsea supporter account asks for opinions from other fans on the Villa striker’s potential.

Other interactions largely focus on posts discussing stats and performances of Duran in the Premier League with Villa this season.

Duran has scored eight goals in 36 appearances under Emery this season, but has mainly played in a support role to England’s Ollie Watkins who has been one of the top-flight’s best performers.

Fans found it hilarious after Duran’s X interactions went viral, with one post reading: ‘Didn’t know he loved the Blue side this much.’

Fans think Duran wants to join Mauricio Pochettino's Chelsea side after spotting his social media activity

Fans think Duran wants to join Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea side after spotting his social media activity

Another added: ‘There’s no player who wouldn’t love to play for the mighty Chelsea.’ However, many supporters warned Duran against trying to secure a move to Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea.

One Villa supporter said: ‘A lot of young players signed for Chelsea and became flops, he better go to a club with future and not Chelsea.’

‘Trust me bro no one wants to fight for mid table,’ said another fan in response to the London club’s struggles this season.  

Meanwhile, the Colombian rising talent was recently playfully described by Villa captain John McGinn as a ‘bit of a nut’ and a ‘nightmare’ after his goalscoring performance against Liverpool.

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