Chelsea 0 – Bournemouth 3
One of the surprise Premier League results of the season took place at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.
After a transfer window which saw Chelsea boss Antonio Conte constantly complaining, the Blues were well beaten 3-0 by relegation strugglers Bournemouth.
Eddie Howe described it as one of the best results of his career, thanks to goals from Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and Nathan Ake.
The third goal was particularly galling for Chelsea, since it killed off the game and came from a player ditched by Antonio Conte.
Tiemoue Bakayoko in the firing line
Chelsea fans have taken the defeat badly and one player is taking fearful abuse on social media: Tiemoue Bakayoko.
The French central midfielder arrived at Chelsea to some fanfare from Monaco but has failed to live up to his performances in the Champions League last season.
Bakayoko was caught dawdling for the first Bournemouth goal and surprisingly played the full 90 minutes.
Since the Premier League loss, Bakayoko has been receiving plenty of negative aggressive messages on Instagram.
This has been noticed on Chelsea Reddit:
Bakayoko compared unfavourably to Matic & Obi Mikel
Bakayoko has not posted anything new on Instagram since the Bournemouth defeat but plenty of the comments on his most recent post are very harsh.
They include (and these are the ones with no swear words):
“please go back monaco bro,,, matic better than you..”
“Change your career plz”
“Even Mikel obi is better than you”
“Bro go into farming, leave our Beloved club Chelsea please”
“Leave my club PLEASE”
Quite why any Chelsea fans think this will help Bakayoko pick up form, is beyond us.
Chelsea are next in action on Monday night when they play at Watford in the Premier League.
Tiemoue Bakayoko’s most recent Instagram post is below.