Chelsea fans slam Cesc Fabregas after shock Burnley defeat

Premier League holders Chelsea suffered a shock 3-2 home defeat by Burnley at Stamford Bridge on the opening day of the new campaign, and Blues fans were not pleased with the performance of midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

Antonio Conte would have wanted his team to get their title defence off to a positive start against the Clarets even though the likes of Eden Hazard, Pedro and new boy Tiemoue Bakayoko were missing from the starting line-up through injury.

Fabregas started alongside N’Golo Kante in the middle of the park following Nemanja Matic’s summer exit to Manchester United, but Gary Cahill’s 14th-minute red card saw the hosts spiral out of control and they trailed 3-0 at the break.

Substitute Alvaro Morata gave them hope of an unlikely comeback in the second-half but then Fabregas picked up a second yellow for a challenge on Jack Cork having earlier been booked for sarcastically clapping the referee, which all but ended their hopes of securing a point even though David Luiz did score a second late on.

Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the showing of the Spaniard via social media, and they slammed his performance with some even describing him as “the worst player on the pitch”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…