Chelsea have endured a mixed set of pre-season results so far, but their latest victory against Barcelona in Japan will create a real sense of optimism at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues executed their tactics wonderfully as they pressed the Catalans into making mistakes, with the first goal, scored by Tammy Abraham, coming from Sergio Busquets being dispossessed by Jorginho.
Frank Lampard’s men secured an impressive victory against a side that included the likes of Gerard Pique, Ousmane Dembele and new summer-signing Antoine Griezmann, which will be a huge boost for the side.
One of Chelsea’s starting XI was the ever-reliable Cesar Azpilicueta, who’s about to enter his eighth season at the club and captained his side through the pre-season win. Despite enjoying many years with the Londoners, fans saw something about their defender they weren’t used to seeing.
The Spaniard has grown a beard in his spell away from football, and Chelsea fans weren’t convinced by the sudden change in look and, of course, couldn’t help but comment on it via Twitter…
Fitness Level ?
Captain Dave !Skipper!
— NG (@abualdomancini) July 23, 2019
Shave your beard man,,
— Thiongo Erick?? (@thiongo_erick) July 24, 2019
?????? …also…please shave..gracias???
— ?⚽Goldieloxx1??⚽? (@goldieloxx1) July 23, 2019
Always my captain. Just shave your beard please?
— Hezrone Kanyala (@Hezronek) July 24, 2019
Bro, have a shave.
— SURAJ ??? (@OlayinkaSuraj) July 24, 2019
Whats with the beard tho???
— That Classic Man!?? (@Brave_Xpensive) July 23, 2019
shave your beard??
— Ngolobaby (@Masakishelly) July 23, 2019