Some Chelsea fans have reacted critically following the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool today, Andreas Christensen being sent off effectively killed the game for the Blues.
Christensen was shown a straight red card after a VAR review right on the stroke of halftime, the Danish centre-back reckless brought down Sadio Mane and was duly punished.
This gifted Liverpool the platform to take over the encounter, with Mane bagging the game-winning brace in the opening 10 minutes of the second-half.
We had the chance to pull one back from the spot when Timo Werner was brought down by Thiago, Jorginho’s usually flawless hop-skip effort was saved by Alisson though.
Here’s how some of the Blues faithful reacted to that performance:
Wrong lineup. The loss is Lampard’s fault. Should’ve started Giroud for his holdup and linkup play, gives us a get out option. CHO getting no minutes is shocking. Players out of position. Lampard’s fault and get Kepa out of my club. Disgraceful.
— (@TimoTalent) September 20, 2020
I’m sorry but questions have to be asked as to why he picked Kepa today. Totally unforgiveable as we all know what he’s like. Should be Kepa’s last game. Apart from that, we don’t have all our players, so weren’t expected to win but still a bad performance. Onto the next, UTB
— Noah Robson (@n0ahr24) September 20, 2020
Sack Lampard his a big fraud and let his son mount follow him back to championship. No football tactics.We have the players frank jx can’t make good uses of them depending on his son mount thinking his messi. we are playing worst than last seasonwe will see if full squad is set
— CP (@Cp10_Cfc) September 20, 2020
– Only saving grace for us is that we are no where near playing our best team!
– Kepa should not be in the squad let alone on the pitch! Mendy should have been signed straight after Brighton and be our number 1
– Silva needed in this back line
FOLLOW FOR FOLLOW
— JM (@LeftyJM) September 20, 2020
Things to take from the game:
Tomori was brilliant, did what he needed to do
Werner looked good
Kante had a great game
New keeper and ziyech/pulisic very much needed
— . (@sidemen13) September 20, 2020
If kepa ever starts again in a chelsea I quit football
— Samuel Njuguna (@njuguna_sam_) September 20, 2020
All I’m asking is why did Mount play the full 90 minutes? It’s a joke
— Hałe (@CFCHale) September 20, 2020
Today’s match showed clearly that the defenders that played last season are still very much lax at the back, we need the likes of Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva to be available as soon as possible.
An individual error from Christensen knocked the wind out of our sails and handed Liverpool the perfect opportunity to take control of the game, something that the champions made no mistake of.
Once again, it’s clear that some supporters are disappointed by the team selection and substitutions, particularly that Callum Hudson-Odoi was left on the bench.
This was a serious reminder that we need more experienced and cool heads at the back if we want to become challengers for the title anytime soon.