It may be early in Frank Lampard’s Chelsea tenure but their display against Manchester United was rather alarming.
The Blues started brightly, hitting the post through Tammy Abraham, but defensively they were all over the place.
The tone for a difficult afternoon was set by Kurt Zouma after his clumsy tackle saw him gave away a penalty which was then dispatched by Marcus Rashford.
Zouma was particularly poor and as a result, he came under fire from Chelsea fans on Twitter. His display was labelled terrible and woeful whilst one individual said he wasn’t good enough for the Blues.
A further supporter said that the 24-year-old would be the weakest link in Lampard’s team this term.
The Frenchman had a day to forget as Chelsea shipped four goals in their opening match of the campaign in an afternoon that the London outfit will want to write off quickly.
Zouma spent last season on loan at Everton but upon returning to the Chelsea side looked incredibly out of his depth. Not only did he give away a penalty but he also picked up a yellow card.
Here’s some of the reaction.
Zouma is very clumsy in his approach. He is going to be our weakest link in this young team.
— Stephen Ughagwu (@reco49ers) August 11, 2019
zouma is simply not good enough on the deck to start for chelsea…as he just showed.
— David Williams (@dbwhew7) August 11, 2019
Zouma is terrible and Lampard really doesn’t have tactics cuz I’ve but seen a change in Chelsea’s pattern of playing this second half
— Promise?? (@nenye_austen) August 11, 2019
Zouma looking very uncomfortable on the ball and then dives in for a terrible challenge for the penalty, maybe he has been overhyped?
— CFC Ewan (@CFC_Ewan) August 11, 2019
Zouma continues his preseason form #Terrible
— Tii (@TifaCFC) August 11, 2019
Said it all pre season. Kurt Zouma is awful and not up to standard. Gonna be a long season at the back for us.
— Sam (@CFCSam91) August 11, 2019
Didn’t wanna talk too much before the game but Zouma & Christensen really are an awful CB pairing. There’s a reason neither got a sniff under Sarri
— Anton Santos (@AntonSantos92) August 11, 2019
zouma has been woeful this game I’m not even lying
— The Philistine Polyhistor. (@zzziiccco) August 11, 2019