Chelsea were outplayed by Liverpool for most of the 90 minutes in tonight’s game between the two rivals. The hosts weren’t great all over the park but two players came in for most of the criticism.
Antonio Conte’s side were poor for most the match with Diego Costa’s goal not long after the hour mark one of the few good attacking moves, and there was even less good defensive work.
With no John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic took the captain’s armband and he was nothing short of dreadful. The full back was also lucky to stay on the pitch in the first half. Midfielder Oscar was similarly terrible, with my flatmate enquiring halfway through the game if he was on the pitch.
Chelsea twitter did not react too kindly to the pairs’ performances:
Ivanovic attempting to defend by putting his arse in the way of everything. He has got a massive arse, but it wouldn't be my no.1 tactic.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 16, 2016
Cahill and Ivanovic get paid to play football. Don't let your dreams be dreams.
— Jàmie (@JamieCopeCFC) September 16, 2016
Did anyone see Ivanovic pulling Coutinho's shirt there? The man is so far out of his depth. To think he's wearing armband today. Atrocious.
— Zarár. (@TacticallyInept) September 16, 2016
there was actually one point in my life when I thought Oscar > Coutinho I want to apologise to my friends..family..followers & Coutinho
— ㅤ (@TrapHouseFu) September 16, 2016
Oscar over Fabregas ???????????
— jeff (@RJH_32) September 16, 2016
Matic Oscar Ivanovic very useless
— Augustine.O.Onyango (@AugustineOdari) September 16, 2016