Melchiot, Bullard and more: Twitter reacts as Stoke beat Chelsea 1-0

Mario Melchiot and Jimmy Bullard both tweet their thoughts as Chelsea are beaten 1-0 by Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium

Chelsea slumped to a third successive Premier League defeat as Marko Arnautovic secured a 1-0 victory for Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

With Jose Mourinho absent as he served his one-game stadium ban, it was left to his backroom staff to oversee the Premier League clash for the Blues from the dugout.

After a goalless first half, Marko Arnautovic fired home in the 53rd minute to give the home side the lead.

Chelsea brought on the likes of Cesc Fabregas as they searched for an equaliser, but the west Londoners were unable to find a breakthrough.

The result inevitably prompted plenty of activity on social media – and here are some of our favourite updates.

Gary Lineker can’t help but poke some fun at Jose Mourinho:

Jimmy Bullard is shocked by Chelsea’s decline:

Piers Morgan follows Lineker’s lead:

Mario Melchiot runs the rule over the result:

Rodney Marsh fears the worst for the Special One:

And that just leaves Trevor Nelson to have the final say:

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