To boo or not to boo?
There was some debate after the game over whether or not the Chelsea players were booed off the pitch at full-time or not.
At the break, there was some definite booing, aimed at both referee Craig Pawson and the Blues players who had something of a shocker to go 3-0 down.
However, full-time was different. The Blues had put a lot of effort to get back into the game, with Alvaro Morata being the catalyst, and that was massively appreciated by the fans at full-time.
There were boos, but they were directed at the referee as he walked off the pitch, while the Chelsea players were greeted with applause.
Booed off…….apparently…. pic.twitter.com/2o2Tn1FSUu
— Mr Chelsea ™ (@MrNH11) August 12, 2017
Michy Batshuayi had a bit of a shocker yesterday, where nothing really stuck for him and he didn’t have a great effect on the game.
However, some players would shy away from the spotlight and hide after a defeat like that, but not Michy and that is why the Chelsea fans have taken to him so well.
The 23-year-old is obviously working hard on his game, but to see him come out on social media and really front up to it was impressive and goes a long way to win over supporters.
Terrible performance today & a lot of things to work on, i wont hide… but its just day one & the journey to the title is long 💪
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) August 12, 2017
Cesc’s misplaced anger
Antonio Conte spoke after the game about the Chelsea players losing their composure after the sending off of Gary Cahill early in the game, and that was no more so than Cesc Fabregas.
The Spaniard picked up a rather foolish yellow card for dissent, while his second yellow card is probably one every day of the week.
His reaction was one of utter astonishment, but it seemed a little misguided and the over the top response may have just been hyped due to the overall view of the referee’s performance.
Morata’s offside goal
For however shocking the Blues were in the first half, they really did battle hard in the second to try to get back into the game and they came agonisingly close through Andreas Christensen.
However, it was ruled out for offside as Morata got the final touch on the ball on its way into the net. It may not have been going in, and to be honest you can’t really blame the Spaniard for not getting the point.
The only real reason Chelsea got back into the game was due to his superb play when coming off the bench, but the Blues were moments away from getting back into the game.