Saturday wasn’t a great day for Chelsea. The Blues were in action in the Premier League, kicking off Matchday 16 in the English top-flight with Saturday’s early trip to Everton.
This game came straight after the Toffees sacked Marco Silva. The Merseyside outfit were in the relegation zone heading into this tie and were hoping for interim boss Duncan Ferguson to pull off a remarkable win over the Blues.
And that’s exactly what they did. Everton came away with an impressive 3-1 win over Lampard’s crew, with goals from Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin (2) sealing the win. It was a respectable performance from the home side but horrible defending and an error from Kepa all but cost them the game.
After the final whistle, Chelsea fans took to social media with their express their disappointment with the team’s performance. One player, however, was singled out for praise and that was Mateo Kovacic.
The Croatian got his name on the scoresheet, scoring the London giants only goal of the game to make it 2-1 and hand them a lifeline before conceding the third. However, it was his overall energy and performance in the middle of the park that impressed the fans. Check out the best tweets below.
Loved Kante (as usual) and Kovacic today— Advil (@AtAdil16) December 7, 2019
FT THOUGHTS:-— Aaradhya (@AaradhyaCFC) December 7, 2019
-Willian and Mount dreadful in the final 3rd
-Jorginho void is a big one
-Kovacic world class yet again
-Kante off today
-RJ and Azpi poor today as well
-Jan Splash plis
-On to Lille. #EVECHE #CFC #Chelsea
Kante and Kovacic don’t deserve to be on the losing side— Genie (@GenieDons) December 7, 2019
Kepa -5— ابو ﻧﺎﻳﻠﺔ (@KadAh_King) December 7, 2019
I thinks today’s @ChelseaFC performance from the boys shows they are not up for the fight. They thought they had a year of easy living because of the ban. Now it’s lifted they are shaking in their boots. No bottle from anyone (except kovacic) they need to fix up ASAP #chelsea— M-H (@Mus__Hassan) December 7, 2019
Mateo Kovacic is undoubtedly one of the most entertaining players to watch in world football.— EiF (@EiFSoccer) December 7, 2019
The Croatian is poetry in motion and taking the ball away from him is damn near impossible.
- Lampard got it wrong.— Don (@CFCDon) December 7, 2019
- Kepa been shit.
- Andreass been shit.
- Zouma been shit.
- Willian same old Willian.
- Mount useless.
Can only talk positively for Kovacic.
We can't play Lille like this and expect to qualify on Tuesday.
Some facts..— Con (@ConnCFC) December 7, 2019
1). Chelsea are in desperate need of a new LB & CB
2). JORGINHO HAS TO PLAY
3). Kovacic is truly world class and deserves to hold his head up after today
4). Get Kepa a new goalkeeper coach
5). Chelsea’s defence looks stronger with Tomori
6). January needed