Chelsea battled hard against Newcastle today, but ended up losing to a last minute goal.
It wasn’t what we deserved frankly. We dominated the game and created all of the chances, and it was just some sloppy defending that cost us dearly at the end.
There were actually some impressive performances on the pitch, especially from Reece James, who earned huge plaudits for another aggressive performance from right back.
As always, we collected the hottest takes from Twitter to sum up how we thought each player played. As you might expect, they’re pretty negative overall, and there’ some pretty spicy ones in there too. Some have totally run out of patience with some of these players.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is quite simply not good enough.
A bang average goalkeeper with glass wrists and who should be nowhere near a team aspiring for top 4.
Crazy to think how much Chelsea paid for him.
— EiF (@EiFSoccer) January 18, 2020
Reece James is easily the best talent in this Chelsea team, it's not even an exaggeration. How can I right back get me this gassed, unbelievable player man
— Mod (@CFCMod_) January 18, 2020
James & Christensen again we’re brilliant & only ones that showed any quality or calmness
— DonkeysOut (@CarvalhoJTElite) January 18, 2020
Ha, and there are still people that genuinely believe that Rüdiger's our best CB at the club.
And there are those that think we don't need any signings this month. Tell you what, the attacking options we had coming off that bench were truly pathetic. We need a signing, end off.
— Jimmy Funnell (@JimmyFunnellCFC) January 18, 2020
You know its mad when Azpilicueta is the one who's taking the most shots lol defensively we're super exposed. Also, wasting chances all over the place. We have no steel at all. We're super soft everywhere…it just doesn't feel secure watching us play
— Younes H-Hamou (@youneshh) January 18, 2020
Jorginho being Mr Ball Progression is the greatest myth ever told. Willian, Mount and Reece have to baby sit him to get the ball forward.
— #8 (@MedianoEra) January 18, 2020
Chelsea have had almost 75 percent possession, so what are you saying? Kante should run around disposing his teammates? https://t.co/oT2d7vbdSq
— Daniel Tiluk (@danieltiluk) January 18, 2020
If Mount starts against Arsenal then Lampard should be sacked immediately for placing personal interests above the club’s best interests.
— TR (@TacticalRole) January 18, 2020
Willian fitting into Eden Hazard’s boots as our club’s number 10 https://t.co/9wIgf32BHL
— Hale (@CFCHale) January 18, 2020
Another game, and more assists robbed from Hudson-Odoi and Reece James.
— Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsSport) January 18, 2020
Tammy Abraham isn’t good enough and never will be.
— ! (@GoaIKepa) January 18, 2020