Lineker and more: Twitter reacts as Chelsea storm into lead in front of Hiddink

Gary Lineker leads the Twitter reaction as Chelsea storm into an early 2-0 lead against Sunderland

Branislav Ivanovic and Pedro Rodriguez scored inside the opening 13 minutes at Old Trafford as Chelsea made an emphatic start to life without Jose Mourinho against Sunderland on Saturday afternoon.

The Chelsea right-back scored his first goal of the season to break the deadlock in the fifth minute in west London as the Blues adjusted to the start of a new era after the club terminated Jose Mourinho’s contract on Thursday.

Summer signing Pedro added a second to put the defending champions firmly in charge against their fellow strugglers at The Bridge in front of caretaker manager Guus Hiddink.

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Chelsea’s impressive start at The Bridge.

One Chelsea supporter isn’t happy with three Blues players after Mourinho’s sacking:

However, Don Hutchinson has a message for the lady who is seemingly responsible for the banner:

Dan Walker takes to Twitter after Ivanovic finds the back of the net:

Former Blues midfielder Jody Morris is thrilled to see Pedro double their lead:

Gary Lineker can’t resist a trademark sarcastic tweet:

Finally, former USA international Alexis Lalas has his say on criticism of the Chelsea players:

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Michael Owen
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