Chelsea’s supporters have flooded to social media this afternoon to call for Andreas Christensen to permanently replace David Luiz in their side’s backline, on the back of the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Chelsea vs Wolves
Maurizio Sarri’s men welcomed Wolves to Stamford Bridge a short time ago, for a Premier League clash.
Chelsea headed into proceedings on an improved run of form of late, having picked up 3 straight wins across all competitions.
The Blues, though, still sat in 6th-place in the Premier League table before kick-off this afternoon, a point adrift of Arsenal, and 2 adrift of Manchester United, ahead of the meeting between the sides this evening.
Chelsea’s push to reclaim their place in the English top-flight’s top-4, though, took a major blow over the course of the last 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge.
A largely-underwhelming showing on the part of the capital giants eventually culminated in a 1-1 stalemate.
Raul Jimenez put Wolves in front 10 minutes into the second-half, on the back of a sumptuous exchange with attacking partner Diogo Jota.
1 – Raul Jimenez scored with Wolves’ first shot against Chelsea in this match – him and Diogo Jota have combined for each of Wolves’ last three Premier League goals. Breakthrough. #CHEWOL
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 10, 2019
Just when it looked as though the visitors were set to escape from London with a smash-and-grab 3 points, though, an injury-time moment of individual brilliance from Eden Hazard saw the Belgian pick out the bottom corner of Rui Patricio’s goal to secure a share of the spoils for Chelsea.
In the aftermath of their side’s disappointing performance this afternoon, Chelsea’s supporters have since made their frustrations with a number of the club’s players clear.
The likes of Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho and Emerson failed to impress, amid a disjointed team showing.
However, none of the Blues’ stars have been singled out for heavier criticism than centre-half David Luiz.
In the buildup to Wolves’ opener, the Brazilian’s lack of defensive awareness was laid bare for the umpteenth time this season, as Luiz was simply bypassed on the halfway-line, leaving defensive partner Antonio Rudiger in an unenviable position:
Wolves take the lead at Chelsea!
It’s Raúl Jiménez with his 12th Premier League goal of the season. pic.twitter.com/tiJTNipgUd
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 10, 2019
And the experienced stopper’s latest slip-up has since seen fans of Chelsea flood to Twitter to call for Andreas Christensen to replace Luiz in their side’s backline moving forward:
I love David but Christensen > Luiz.
— Of Royalty (@DibasRSA) March 10, 2019
Here’s the issue. Luiz’s individual mistakes have cost Chelsea on far too many occasions. Instead of dropping him and having Christensen get used to the system Sarri makes him the captain. Baffling. #CHEWOL
— Aditya Kaul (@data_es_bueno) March 10, 2019
Luiz is atrocious, Christensen needs to start over him. He has been consistenly shit defensively the whole season
— Dodidor (@nicememe69_) March 10, 2019
Christensen should just replace to Luiz permanently…#CHEWOL
— Jwayne (@JevonWayne10) March 10, 2019
Can Christensen start ahead of Luiz?
— Ore OG! 🧠🚀 (@OgundipeOre) March 10, 2019
This is why Christensen should start more often over David Luiz
— Jairo 🎧 (@___jairo) March 10, 2019
— RubenFTBL (@RubenReflex) March 10, 2019
Get Christensen on. Luiz should be permanently benched for that.
— Gabe Henderson (@GabeHJournalist) March 10, 2019
Enough is enough Luiz needs dropping for Christensen permanently now
— // (@SarriEdition) March 10, 2019