Antonio Conte

Chelsea fans turn on one player vs Everton

Supporters of Chelsea have taken to social media this afternoon to slate one player, following the first-half of their clash with Everton.

Matchup

The two sides are currently locked in action at Goodison Park, with the hosts coming into proceedings on the back of a remarkable upturn in form over recent weeks.

The Toffees endured a nightmare start to the campaign and were considered as being involved in a genuine relegation battle up to a few weeks ago, when Sam Allardyce replaced caretaker boss David Unsworth at the helm for the Merseysiders.

However, they have since earned 5 wins and a draw from their last 6 outings, with Allardyce having introduced some much-needed steel to the defensive ranks of the club.

Chelsea, meanwhile, needed a last-gasp Alvaro Morata winner to put a plucky Bournemouth side to the sword in the Carabao Cup during the week, with the Blues’ win their 3rd straight following a surprise loss to West Ham two weeks ago.

Teams

The starting lineups for today’s clash were released an hour prior to kick-off, with one glaring omission for the home side.

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The player in question came in the form of Wayne Rooney, who was not even included in the Toffees squad due to illness:

Alvaro Morata, meanwhile, missed out through suspension for visitors Chelsea, meaning the attacking trident of Willian, Pedro and Eden Hazard continued up top for the Blues:

Slated

The first-half saw Chelsea on top, though Everton’s stubbornness at the back was on show once again.

Morata’s absence was keenly felt for the visitors, with Chelsea’s fans having come out in force to to slate one of those tasked with replacing the attacking output of the Spaniard.

That player was Willian, who persistently gave the ball away over the opening 45 minutes: