The Frank Lampard era began with an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men downed the Blues 4-0.
Marcus Rashford netted a brace which was kickstarted by a penalty before Anthony Martial and summer signing Daniel James made it four to forget.
A number of Chelsea fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts with captain Cesar Azpilicueta receiving the brunt of the criticism following his post-match comments.
One supporter asked the club to take the captaincy from him whilst others claimed the 29-year-old needed to ‘retire or be benched’ following a shocking performance.
Another member of the Stamford Bridge faithful labelled him an ‘absolutely shocking player’ and one fan believes during matches his leadership is non-existent and his performances are lacking.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Take the captaincy from him. Since he started captaining the the team how many apologies has he rendered?
Besides he's past it and James should be given a chance.
You can't be playing these so called experienced players and still be trashed. ????????????????????????
— Nana Carsley (@Carsley_1) August 12, 2019
— Ronnie (@WillianStinks) August 12, 2019
Azpi is finished
— ????????????????? (@SW3CareFree) August 12, 2019
Get him benched.
— ????? ?? (@dannydoes) August 12, 2019
As usual Azpi is saying the right things after the match and acting like a leader. But during matches his leadership is non-existent and performances are lacking.
— Dan Panda (@cozierpanda) August 12, 2019
Captain btw. Absolutely shocking player
— N’Golo (@KanteCFC_) August 12, 2019
He says this pretty much every time we lose. His performances never really improve. Honestly can’t wait for Reece to return!????
— chels_fan_fc (@chels_fan_fc) August 12, 2019
You need to retire or be benched. Reece James needs to replace you and Rudiger should be our captain
— Christian Pulisic’s Lover (@therealdollypee) August 12, 2019