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:
Bournemouth been very good here…fair play
— Jody Morris (@morriskid) December 5, 2015
Mario Melchiot believes the west London side should have a penalty after a Bournemouth player appears to handle the ball:
— Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) December 5, 2015
However, Chelsea are getting no sympathy from Rodney Marsh:
Mourinho's right – Referees definitely treat Costa differently than other players….
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) December 5, 2015
Stan Collymore keeps his tweet short and sweet after Bournemouth take the lead:
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) December 5, 2015
But this Aston Villa legend is in disbelief:
Wow……. #Bournemouth 😨
— Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) December 5, 2015
Former Arsenal man Emmanuel Frimpong can only laugh:
— I AM FRIMPONG (@IAMFRIMPONG26) December 5, 2015
Finally, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand isn’t impressed with the defending:
How many crosses have come in the box (near post)today and not 1 player has run across the front post?? Unreal.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) December 5, 2015