Chelsea fans took to Twitter to slaughter Gary Cahill for his first-half display in their Champions League clash against Roma.
Two goals from Stephan El Shaarawy put the Italian club 2-0 up at half-time of the showdown in Rome to give the visitors a mountain to climb in the second period.
Cahill returned to the Chelsea starting XI after being omitted at the weekend when they secured a 1-0 Premier League win against Bournemouth.
The England international was selected on the right side of a three-man defence that also included David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger, flanked by wing-back pair Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso.
Cahill was not directly at fault for either of El Shaarawy’s goals, which came after 42 seconds through a brilliant strike and then an opportunist goal after a Rudiger error.
But Chelsea fans took to social media en masse to lay into their 31-year-old most senior central defender.
We have rounded up some of the best tweets:
Gary Cahill is actually a millionaire and must be the worst defender ive ever seen
— Sam Matthews (@sammatthews46) October 31, 2017
we don’t play cahill, we keep a clean sheet. we play cahill and we concede.
coincidence? i think not
— koby¹⁷ (@SimplyMount) October 31, 2017
Cahill ain't at fault just de stabilises the defence completely
— IconicMusonda (@IconicMusonda) October 31, 2017
tell me why Gary Cahill is playing on the right side
— chepe (@brackstrider) October 31, 2017
Back five producing a solid performance on Saturday was dismantled to accommodate Gary Cahill. Let that sink in.
— Ad Wojtkowiak (@AdWojtkowiak) October 31, 2017
Surely he’s being pressured to play Cahill….. he can’t willingly select him. 100% clean sheet ratio without him.
— brad (@ChelseaCentric) October 31, 2017
No clue why Conte seems intent on Cahill over Christensen. And what Rudiger was doing I’ll never know. Horrid.
— Ryan Drury (@CKNX_Drury) October 31, 2017
Didn’t play Cahill on Saturday & we didn’t concede, playing him tonight and we concede 2 🙃
— Aaron Wyn (@AaronWyn) October 31, 2017
Each time Cahill start all these is normal. Lol
— DAN (@_mrdj) October 31, 2017
Cahill is our worst captain ever ffs
— Jays Snocky (@JaySnocky) October 31, 2017