Ferdinand, Melchiot and more: Twitter reacts as Chelsea suffer Bournemouth shock

Rio Ferdinand and Mario Melchiot take to Twitter after Chelsea lose 1-0 to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea slumped to their eighth Premier League defeat of the season after a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Cherries wasted three superb chances in the first half to take the lead against the defending Premier League champions, but returning Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois made a string of impressive saves.

Chelsea pushed for a winner in the second half and Jose Mourinho brought on controversial striker Diego Costa, but the Spain international couldn’t inspire a winner for the west London side and narrowly avoided a second yellow card.

And Bournemouth substitute Glenn Murray netted a 82nd-minute winner to condemn Chelsea to their fourth home Premier League defeat of the season.

Here is the pick of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Chelsea’s stalemate with Bournemouth.

Former Blues midfielder Jody Morris praises the visitors:

Mario Melchiot believes the west London side should have a penalty after a Bournemouth player appears to handle the ball:

However, Chelsea are getting no sympathy from Rodney Marsh:

Stan Collymore keeps his tweet short and sweet after Bournemouth take the lead:

But this Aston Villa legend is in disbelief:

Former Arsenal man Emmanuel Frimpong can only laugh:

Finally, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand isn’t impressed with the defending:

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