Chelsea supporters fear their “managerless” team are “actually finished” after a clip of Kepa Arrizabalaga during Brighton defeat went viral.
Interim manager Frank Lampard yesterday suffered his third defeat out of three since taking over from Graham Potter until the end of the campaign.
The West London side were completely outplayed by Brighton at Stamford Bridge.
Conor Gallagher’s deflected strike gave them an undeserved lead but Danny Welbeck’s header and a suoerb strike from Julio Enciso secured a 2-1 victory for the Seagulls, who completed the double over Chelsea.
And a video from the 27th minute had many fans concerned about the lack of leadership and tactics under Frank Lampard.
As Brighton player Joel Veltman received treatment for an injury, captain Arrizabalaga called together his team-mates.
And the goalkeeper, the only Chelsea star to walk away from any credit yesterday, appears to be giving out some instructions to Trevoh Chalobah, Zakaria and Wesley Fofana.
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Raheem Sterling also joined in the conversation to add his input. Christian Pulisic arrives on the scene while Benoit Badiashile stands nearby but does not get involved.
The team meeting failed to have the desired effect though as Chelsea, leading at the time, succumbed to their 12th Premier League defeat of the campaign.
And Chelsea fans on Twitter could not believe what they were seeing. One said: “Nah we might actually be finished our players are giving themselves tactics.”
If this was Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell, Or anyone of the home favourites, the praise would be unreal.
But it’s Kepa and people are throwing jokes.
The reality is Kepa played under Sarri, Tuchel and Potter.
He knows Lampard is out of his depth. pic.twitter.com/DbOhPU4iPs
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Another wrote: “We are managerless.” A third added: “This ridiculous and it’s a shame on the manager.”
Another typed: “You know its bad when Kepa is giving out the tactics.”
Another user commented: “Kepa Arrizabalaga as a player/Manager until the end of the season, who says no?”
Brighton supporters taunted Lampard and his predecessor Graham Potter, who left the Amex for Stamford Bridge in September.
The jubilant away fans labelled the temporary Chelsea boss as a “s*** Graham Potter” and chanted: “You’re getting sacked in the morning.”