Chelsea have just been beaten 4-1 by Bayern Munich, 7-1 on aggregate, as part of a comprehensive footballing education given to Frank Lampard’s team by the Germans.
Robert Lewandoswki and co. showed no mercy, shredding the Blues’ midfield and defence time and again as they cruised to another easy win.
The fact they were so fresh, and had so much quality on the bench, didn’t help either, as Chelsea looked entirely helpless in the face of a ruthless Munich side.
There were still some unacceptably bad moments in the team’s defending, and fans on Twitter weren’t happy about some of the play from their players on the field, as you can see in the Tweets embedded here:
Excluding the January 2016 window, is Emerson the worst January signing we have made in the last 5 years?? For me, the answer is clear.
— Helgi Llozana 🏆 (@HLlozana) August 8, 2020
Need to buy some Defenders a keeper or two and some midfielders.
Barkley hands out wide complaining as his guy runs past him and heads in from 2 yards whilst Ross is stood still 16 yards away.
Shame to not have given some kids a chance to play tbh, only 1 sub.
— __ (@tocfcws) August 8, 2020
That's the standard, right there. Let the changes begin.
— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) August 8, 2020
You know there was a time I mocked Arsenal for losing and embarrassing themselves by a substantial goal difference on aggregate to Bayern Munich. We’ve pretty much equalised that….#CFC #ChelseaFC #bayernchelsea
— Vialli's Chelsea FC (@VialliChelseaFC) August 8, 2020
Wow, Emerson has been pretty shocking this evening
I do get that, this games been a training game in the end, defensive discipline doesnt matter, but if he was hoping to prove Frank wrong tonight, don't think it worked
— NiiNiiFC-BlueLionsTV (@NiiNiiFC) August 8, 2020
Outthought outsmarted outfought outclassed
A gulf in quality is vast both on and off the pitch
We don’t belong at this level, not with this group of players anyway
— Danny ⏺ (@dannydoes) August 8, 2020
#CFC go out of the last 16 of the Champions League 7-1 on aggregate. The tie hasn't really told us anything we didn't already know. The squad needs work, the transfer window will be used to improve it. Bayern are a different level. #BAYCHE
— Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) August 8, 2020
And now the work starts.
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) August 8, 2020
Well, there you go. Bayern just brilliant, Chelsea have a raw and flawed team that probably could have done with a season in the Europa League battering Cypriots rather than being fed to the lions like that.
— Will Faulks (@willfaulks) August 8, 2020
hello fridgeful of beer
— Dávid Pásztor (@D_Peezy) August 8, 2020
a complete drubbing
— amadí ¨̮ (@amadoit__) August 8, 2020