Chelsea fans react angrily to an underwhelming performance vs Arsenal

The fanbase of Premier League champions Chelsea have this afternoon reacted angrily to the thoroughly disappointing performance of their side during their defeat to fierce rivals Arsenal in the Community Shield.

Showdown

The annual match played out between the winners of last season’s Premier League and FA Cup titles kicked off from Wembley this afternoon, with the first silverware of the English season up for grabs.

Chelsea headed into proceedings as clear favourites, with the lineup deployed by Gunners boss Arsene some way short of full strength.

Arsenal were without the likes of Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Shkodran Mustafi and Gabriel.

Chelsea, meanwhile, were without Eden Hazard and the soon-to-be departed Diego Costa, though the starting XIs certainly looked to favour the Blues.

Gunners victory

Nevertheless, an impressive display from Arsene Wenger’s side saw the Emirates outfit come back from a goal down to eventually emerge with a fully-deserved victory on penalties.

While fans of the Gunners were ecstatic, their Chelsea counterparts were shell-shocked.

A lethargic, uninspiring performance from their side had supporters of the Premier League champions calling into question the direction of their club ahead of next season, with some of the best social media reaction below:

In addition, a number of fans, both of Chelsea and otherwise, were quick to point to the poor performance and woeful penalty of big-money arrival Alvaro Morata.

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