Chelsea suffered their fourth lost in five English Premier League matches on Sunday after falling to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City.
The trip to the Etihad Stadium was always going to be a difficult one for Antonio Conte’s side and that was reflected in the tactics of the Italian manager, setting up negatively in an effort to stop City’s main attacking threats.
Pep Guardiola’s team persevered though and got ahead in the match thanks to Bernardo Silva, who netted just after the break.
Despite going behind, the Blues never looked like scoring, failing to register a single shot on target throughout the 90 minutes, with ‘false nine’ Eden Hazard looking isolated in attack.
Much of their problem was the struggle to get to grips with the match in the midfield, with the likes of Cesc Fabregas simply not at the races.
Fans were left fuming with the performance of the Spaniard, with many believing he now needs to leave the club this summer.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
The only quality Fabregas has is Passing. And that is why he is in the team.
— Chelsea Guy (@iChelseaGuy) March 4, 2018
— BLUEShiraj (@rushiraj07) March 4, 2018
Pedro, Fabregas need to go #CFC
— Amon Kimeli (@arap_chief) March 4, 2018
I wanna know Fabregas's successful passes to Courtois….and his total successful passes to any of our front 3. The guy passes for fun, yet just seems to have been told to look backwards! #CFC
— Robert Dawson (@trebornoswad) March 4, 2018
We have parked the bus. We have been poor when we get the ball. Particularly Fabregas. You expect better from him! Hazard wasted up top! #cfc
— Sam Davey (@Stepoversam) March 4, 2018
I don’t believe that there is no academy player that can’t do the same job as fabregas or better. Maybe a certain RLC…..Oh Wait! #CFC
— Mark-James Payne (@MJPayne86) March 4, 2018
— Adam freemotion (@CiscoWorlds) March 4, 2018
What is going on with Fabregas shocking #CFC
— Michael (@iyekekm22) March 4, 2018
— TAGBOR John Carl® (@Bra_JayCee) March 4, 2018
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