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‘A complete liability’, ‘Sell him’ – Chelsea fans slam £58.5m-rated star after United defeat

The Chelsea supporters were feeling thoroughly miserable in the Transfer Tavern yesterday evening after their side lost 2-1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford and dropped out of the top-four for the first time since mid-October.

Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho went head to head yesterday for a crucial fixture in the race for the top-four. The Portuguese manager came out on top despite the fact his side were far less convincing throughout proceedings. Willian fired Chelsea into a deserved lead after 32 minutes when his shot squeezed past David De Gea at the near post, but The Blues could, and should have been in front much earlier in the match.

Less than 4 minutes after the game had got underway, Marcos Alonso found himself in space on the left-side of United’s penalty area, and his fizzed ball across the face of goal was met by Alvaro Morata (valued at £58.5 million by Transfermarkt) on the 6-yard-line, but the Spaniard failed to capitalise on a golden opportunity as his volley crashed against the bar.

The chance was not only a huge moment in the context of the respective side’s ambitions for the season, but also in Morata’s Chelsea career which has been on a downward trajectory in recent months. It was a genuine opportunity for the Spaniard to redeem himself for his lacklustre form of late, and the fact he failed to score has served to further tarnish his reputation amongst The Blues faithful.

In the aftermath of proceedings, the Chelsea fans took to Twitter to lambaste Morata for his failure to score yesterday and for his overall performance at the spearhead of their attack.

Here’s what a handful of the supporters have had to say about Morata on Twitter since his performance against United…

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