The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are at a loss for words after their side’s dismal display against Bournemouth. Though the Blues were clear favourites heading into the game, especially given their recent fine run of form, the Blues were outplayed and outclassed throughout the 90 minutes – and the Cherries were good value for their win as a result.
Nobody in a blue shirt really covered themselves in glory, with a flurry of stars not performing as they have in recent weeks. New signing Ross Barkley looked poor before being hauled off by Antonio Conte, whilst the likes of Pedro and Tiemoue Bakayoko also struggled to make an impact.
However, the player that is drawing the ire of most Chelsea fans is Gary Cahill. The Englishman, who is a regular at Stamford Bridge, was at fault for more than one of Bournemouth’s goals – having been exploited by the likes of Callum Wilson and his Bournemouth teammates.
Chelsea fans have taken to Twitter en masse to talk about the game, and Cahill has been a focal point in their discussions. Indeed, it appears as though supporters have well and truly had enough of the Englishman – with one fan demanding that Chelsea ‘sell him’.
Take a look at what else has been said below…
— Dirk Huelsermann (@dhuelsermann) January 31, 2018
— Damilare Samuel Tell (@damilare_tell) February 1, 2018
Performance was bad from all the team, but Cahill & Bakayoko were the worst. Cahill shouldn't play in middle coz he's often out of position & too slow.
Bakayoko seems to have lost focus for the past 3-4 months.
We are literally depending on Kante & Hazard.#CFC
— Moeses (@Chelsea_Tuti) February 1, 2018
— wilson abrokwah (@wilsonabrokwah) February 1, 2018
Only thing I cannot defend #Conte for is continuously playing Gary Cahill, the amount of points he has cost #CFC over the last 7 seasons is unacceptable. He'll go down as a club legend for Munich in 2012 & winning two titles, but his time has been up for 3-4 seasons now at least
— Ross Mellett (@mossy_mellett) February 1, 2018
Cahill’s time is up, not good enough. Bring Zouma back. Replace Baka. #cfc
— Jai D (@jdawwwgy) January 31, 2018
Luiz needs to play again with the Christensen injury. Cahill sucks in the middle of the back 3, he's a disaster #CFC
— D-Scott (@therealDScott) January 31, 2018
— Victon (@OmwengaVicton) January 31, 2018
Same as with Mourinho and Ivanovic. Conte needs to drop Cahill and Alonso. Obvious Weak links that every team exploits. #cfc
— Airblue (@_Airblue17) January 31, 2018
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