Chelsea were turned over by Manchester United on Sunday afternoon in an embarrassing 4-0 defeat.
At least that’s how you would look at it if you didn’t watch the game.
The reality of course, was very different. Chelsea controlled large parts of the match and were very unlucky not to have scored 4 or 5 by half time.
But it was United who took their chances and capitalised on silly Chelsea mistakes, some by their own captain Cesar Azpilicueta, who had a poor game alongside Pedro.
It was the youngsters who came under criticism after the game from Jose Mourinho at least, who ignored the poor performances from other seniors to single out players like Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, and Andreas Christensen, as reported here by TalkSport.
However, Azpilicueta was quick to defend the young players, and in an interview on the Chelsea FC website, he claimed it was the right approach to use the young players:
“We trust in them and they are here because they deserve to be here.
“They are fighting in every training session and now we have a massive opportunity to create a fantastic group.
“Everyone would like to start the season in a better way but we have to learn from every game and come back stronger.”