Alvaro Morata scored his first goal for over a month to secure all three points for Chelsea against Manchester United on Sunday.
The Red Devils struggled to create many chances until the Blues found themselves ahead and despite a spirited late showing from Marcus Rashford, who went close on a couple of occasions, they couldn’t find a way back into the game.
Jose Mourinho has now lost in three successive matches at Stamford Bridge since taking the United job and the latest defeat against his former side leaves them eight points adrift of league leaders Manchester City, who won again this afternoon.
Fans were of course frustrated with the result and much of their anger was directed at midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, a player who just couldn’t do anything to test the Chelsea defence whatsoever.
After a strong start to the season his form has dipped massively and supporters are calling for him to benched or even sold in January.
They took to Twitter after the match to share their thoughts on his performance…
I'm going to mount on a serious campaign against Mkhitaryan playing.
Clear as day been stealing a living from #mufc for sometime now
— Wayne Mmbaya (@FinallyMmbaya) November 5, 2017
Mkhitaryan deserve to be benched in the next game, been awful since the last quarter of September #mufc
— Lucky Sizwe (@Luckybiyela) November 5, 2017
— ClaiveTheeOne (@claivewafula) November 5, 2017
Mkhitaryan & Ander supposed to be our creative midfielders, poor most games, Young has created more than the two together #mufc
— Doon (@Doon1976) November 5, 2017
Mkhitaryan looks like he needs a break, he needs some time off, completely useless as it stands and well out of form. #MUFC
— Ste (@mufcstemanc) November 5, 2017
We simply don’t have a number 10. Mkhitaryan has been missing for weeks. #mufc
— Hamza Ayub (@hamza_ayub1) November 5, 2017
And what is up with Mkhitaryan? I actually feel sorry for him. No seriously, I don't think he even realizes how poor he was. #MUFC
— Robel Birhane (@robelbtareke) November 5, 2017
Mkhitaryan the myth . when are some of these players gunna step up in the big games, a lot are squad players at best. 😩 #mufc
— S.G (@gates1987) November 5, 2017
Mkhitaryan is going to have step things up a bit or he'll go the same way as Kagawa. #MUFC
— Osaka (@redosaka) November 5, 2017
— Anibaba ayodeji (@Iam_MarskiD) November 5, 2017