Lots of Chelsea fans have taken to Twitter to slam Cesar Azpilicueta following the shock 2-2 draw with Sheffield United.
The Blues went two goals ahead thanks to another double from Tammy Abraham, although they were left with just a point to show for their efforts after a goal from Callum Robinson and a late own goal from Kurt Zouma.
Both of the Blades’ strikes were created down their left flank, the side patrolled by Azpilicueta, whilst the Spaniard also gave the ball away 20 times, far more than any other player on the pitch.
With Reece James now back at the club following an excellent season on loan with Wigan last term – the 19-year-old was named in the Championship Team of the Season – a few fans below have called for the academy graduate to replace Azpilicueta when he returns to full fitness.
It is quite evident that the Blues supporters on Twitter think the former Marseille full-back is finished.
Let’s take a look at their harsh words for the 30-year-old…
Azpilicueta ruined again. They tried to say this man was world class. Nothing but a system player, given a career by Mourinho & Conte.
— Un Prophète (@mediocentr0) August 31, 2019
Azpi was world class. Sadly, he’s no longer physically capable of playing as a fullback anymore.
— Khai (@G8ggles) August 31, 2019
He was world class at one stage.. pub player now.
— James (@JC94CFC) August 31, 2019
Sheffield United attacked Azpilicueta all game, both the goals came down his side, he also gave away possession 20 times, 3x more than any other player on the pitch.
I’m sick of watching his decline.
Give me Reece James. Now. pic.twitter.com/oCO0BQ7Wh2
— Pys (@CFCPys) August 31, 2019
He’s been at fault for nearly every goal conceded since the Utd game
— Rhys (@rcostello9) August 31, 2019
I would like next game to see him on bench ,,serously pic.twitter.com/FVSpytqzgO
— Lubowa Simon (@Lubowa89789121) August 31, 2019
This has nothing to do with overrating Reece James or underrating him. He simply can’t do any worse than Azpilicueta. It’s reached that stage.
— َ (@J5Edition) August 31, 2019
Another game, another horrendous Azpilicueta mistake resulting in a goal for the opposition.
Sad to see how a once great defender has been so poor to start off the season. Safe to say that if things don’t change, the Chelsea captain should be benched once Reece James is fit. https://t.co/Into3Ql6vc
— EiF (@EiFSoccer) August 31, 2019