Ba, Eachran & more: Twitter reacts as Chelsea beat Fulham in derby
Demba Ba and Josh McEachran both tweet their thoughts after Chelsea are 2-0 winners against Fulham in the west London derby
John Obi Mikel scored his first Chelsea goal in 269 appearances as the Blues were 2-0 winners against Fulham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Brazil international Oscar opened the scoring just after half-time with a close-range finish before Mikel sealed three points with a late strike from a Chelsea corner.
Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to the west London derby.
San Jose Earthquakes defender Jordan Stewart (@jordanstewart3) enjoys Oscar’s goal: “Powwwwwwwwww! #Oscar”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) think it’s madness that Chelsea are supposedly in crisis: “If Chelsea win this game, they would possibly be the first club ever to be in a crisis whilst going top of the league table.”
Watford midfielder Josh McEachran (@JMcEachran20) is thrilled to see his former team-mate net: “Hahahahaha yes Obi!!!!!!!”
Spurs chairman Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) is looking forward to another Mourinho special: “Jose safe from the sack tonight Chelsea 2-0 up. Can’t wait for his post match interview. Sure to be full of normal arrogant banter. #eggs”
And the Special One doesn’t disappoint, as former Lleyton Orient manager Troy Townsend (@Towno10) alludes to: “Mourinho has just blown away Jamie Redknapp #Oscar #Mata debate.
Chelsea striker Demba Ba (@dembabafoot) congratulates the Blues’ not-so prolific goal-scorer: “Good win boys. Congrats Obi….after 268 appearances lol. Tomorrow will be a good a happy day at Cobham.”
Ex-Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (@morriskid) is delighted with the win: “So is that us top of the league??? #Badoof”
Norwich midfielder Anthony Pilkington (@Pilkington_11) can’t fathom why Juan Mata is still on the bench: “I think Mourinho is one of the greatest managers there has been but I cant understand the treatment of Juan Mata #Crazy”
Finally, Romelu Lukaku (@RomeluLukaku9) did spares the blushes of Chelsea’s strikers – but did score for Everton: “Thank you for the support on to the next game!! #efc #toffees”