Chelsea beat Hull 2-1 in the FA Cup tonight, but it wasn’t easy by any means.
The Blues had to battle very hard for the win in the end, with the whole game hinging on a late corner for the home side.
In the end Frank Lampard’s team held on, but they made things way more difficult for themselves by missing countless chances in the first half. It’s the same old story we’ve seen time and time again recently, and we wouldn’t have been let off the hook against anyone better than a mediocre Championship team.
We will certainly have to step things up big time against Leicester next weekend.
As always, we collected some opinions from watching fans on Twitter on the performance of each Chelsea player. Only the “Fabregas-esque” Mateo Kovacic was given almost universal praise.
You can see what the fans made of it all in the Tweets embedded below:
38-year-old Willy Caballero, wearing tights. pic.twitter.com/vykx3uKFoD
— Sam James (@SamJames_14) January 25, 2020
All rise for the worst effort to say “Azpilicueta” since he arrived on English shores in 2012. pic.twitter.com/Kd1VuaFPPs
— Joe Patch (@boringJoePatch) January 25, 2020
He’s good, but he’s inconsistent, you don’t know what you’ll receive from Zouma.
— Pys (@CFCPys) January 25, 2020
Mate I have missed Tomori
— Jessie Lou (@TimminsJessie) January 25, 2020
if marcos Alonso had a bit of speed he’d be a quality striker
— tammy (@husseinbosingwa) January 25, 2020
Kovacic with a Fabregas-esque pass!
— SugarbeltDON (@amiranture_254) January 25, 2020
Him and Barkley were the worst players out there today. https://t.co/YXMSzBGowe
— OC Blues (@OCBlues3) January 25, 2020
Tell you who doesn’t need to start Mason Mount, no good enough for this team especially when Ruben gets back
— Stewart Hopkins (@StewartHopkin18) January 25, 2020
Hudson-Odoi has already outdone Ronaldo and Messi’s legacy.