Life at Wembley Stadium this season didn’t get off to the best of starts for Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday as they fell to a 2-1 defeat against potential title rivals Chelsea.
The Blues deserved their victory with Spurs not quite looking like themselves for most of the 90 minutes, only managing to get their goal from a set-piece and an own goal from Michy Batshuayi.
After a comfortable opening day win away to Newcastle, it’s back to the drawing board for Mauricio Pochettino, who’ll have to address some key deficiencies in the team if they are to be as consistent as last season.
One of the main areas supporters want to see improvement in is at right-back. After the sale of Kyle Walker to Manchester City, fans were hoping Kieran Trippier would be the man to step up and fill his boots this season but they’ve been left unimpressed by his performance against Chelsea.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his showing at Wembley…
Trippier was awful. Can't beat his man, everything sideways/backwards. If Poch doesn't want to sign a new right-back, at least play KWP!
— Ewan Roberts (@EwanRoberts) August 20, 2017
Sorry but no one try and convince me trippier is as good as walker. I'm not having it. Never will.
— Paul (@paulyboym1) August 20, 2017
Our fanbase is brain dead at times, everyone who said Trippier > Walker needs to be kept out the gene pool
— Kene (@thfcKene) August 20, 2017
Going from Walker & Rose to Trippier & Davies has to be the spursiest thing we've ever done. And we've done some spursy shit over the years
— Andrew Labib (@Andrew_Labib) August 20, 2017
Reality check for some fans in about 10 games time who will finally realise that Trippier is nowhere near as good as Walker.
— Luke Herbert (@lukeherbert) August 20, 2017
I'm not confident having Trippier as our fullback all season
— Owen (@ThfcOwen) August 20, 2017
If you think Trippier is good enough then you really need to have a word. Aurier needed ASAP.
— Ryan Male (@RyanMale100) August 20, 2017
When you watch him live Trippier really isn't that good #thfc
— Toby Hyde (@TobyHyde25) August 20, 2017