Chelsea were embarrassingly held to a goalless draw against Fulham on Friday but would suffer more humiliation on Twitter after the match.
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Though Chelsea trailed the Cottagers in the league table, it was expected that the west London side would beat their local rivals, especially since they had home advantage.
Also, the Blues were packed with the new expensive signings, including the £107million World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez.
But while they came very close several times, Chelsea were unable to break the deadlock with Fulham’s defence putting in a superb performance, with right-back Kenny Tete looking impressive.
Tete was eventually named player of the match for his display, and Fulham’s social media admin couldn’t help but rub it in the faces of his rivals.
Just after kick-off, Chelsea had tweeted an image of Reece James, who was making his first start of the year after a knee injury, with the caption: ‘Built different, one of our own. Reply with a better RB.’
Though replies had been disabled, Fulham responded on Saturday morning through a quote tweet with a picture of Tete with his player of the match trophy.
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) February 4, 2023
It was then accompanied with the caption: ‘You come at the King, you best not miss.’
Tete’s award was well deserved as he pocketed players like Mykhailo Mudryk, Noni Madueke and Raheem Sterling at various points during the match.
Between them, the Chelsea trio didn’t manage a single shot until injury time, achieved zero crosses, zero successful dribbles and all lost 10 of 12 ground and aerial duels to the 27-year-old.
Fulham have exceeded expectations so far this campaign to rise up to sixth in the league table at the time of writing, and are now looking ahead to their FA Cup fourth-round replay against Sunderland on Wednesday.
Meanwhile Chelsea are currently languishing down in ninth and now face a trip to fellow London club West Ham next Saturday.