Frank Lampard’s honeymoon period as Chelsea manager is over.
Their 3-1 loss to Everton on Saturday all but confirmed as much, with Lampard’s men now having won just one of their last five games in all competitions.
Where Are They Now: Chelsea edition. Do you know where all these Blues stars have ended up?
And, naturally, a number of supporters were disappointed with the performance in general, letting the club have it in the replies to their tweet announcing the full-time result.
— Ash (@Ashpilicueta) December 7, 2019
I'm breathing through the wound 💔💔😭 https://t.co/qb7qgkng1e
— Chelsea Babe 💙💙 (@Boitumelo_MB) December 7, 2019
I don't even know how to describe this game..
The worst performance from us this season… https://t.co/W8TXdSPlat
— SANJO (@SANJO01843618) December 7, 2019
However, there always has to be something of a scapegoat, such is the nature of football fandom.
And on Saturday, it was Mason Mount who faced the wrath of a number of fans.
The young England international has now scored twice and provided just one assist in his last 10 games in the Premier League.
And supporters were quick to pile on the 20-year-old on social media.
Im going to say it because I know certain accounts will never say it…
Mason Mount might be a hard worker, but he is painfully average footballer overall. No disrespect to him whatsoever, its just a fact.
— Lav (@LavCFC) November 30, 2019
I've said it before and I'll say it again,Mason Mount is completely useless.His decision making inthe final third is poor,slows down the play and always hides when needed most.When will our fans stop defending this guy because he comes from the academy smh?
— CFC Abz (@Primeballack13) December 7, 2019
My thoughts on that joke of a game:
• Lampard got a few things wrong today with the team selection.
• Zouma and AC are not good enough.
• Tomori should have played.
• Kovacic. Wondergoal. 👏🏽
• Kante isn’t the same.
• Mount was garbage.
• I’m so, extremely over Kepa.
— CFC𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘇𝘀 (@CFCTrenzs_) December 7, 2019
Good on you for pointing out Mount, he was god awful.
— Pys (@CFCPys) December 7, 2019
Absolutely embarrassing!! 3 losses in 4!
This is not the job for Frank!
Kepa out! Apz out! Zouma out! Christensen out! Alonso out! Barkley out!
Abraham not good enough, Mount not good enough!
— Natalie Anne C (@Natalie29190) December 7, 2019
This is a terrible loss 🤢😵😤 mason mount truly had a bad day at work !!
— 🇳🇬 Mount Babe (@DebbieCFC_) December 7, 2019
One has to feel that Mount needs the room to grow and improve and that, given his age, he will undergo peaks and troughs.
On Saturday, it was a trough; but he and Lampard will be hoping that a peak comes on Tuesday against Lille in the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Chelsea should reignite their interest in one player.