Pundit says player Chelsea tried to sign is reason Reece James got sent off yesterday

Chelsea’s rollercoaster season continued yesterday with a thrashing against Newcastle United.

The Blues were dreadful in the second half and handed the game on a plate to The Toon by folding over and throwing away all their hard work in recent matches and performances such as Manchester City. It seems to be two steps forward and three steps back.

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Captain Reece James didn’t help his side at all, and in fact, fully let them down by getting sent off in the second half after getting frustrated and losing his head. Not what you want from your captain but it was a sign of how the game went in the second half.

Pundit Alan Shearer has suggested that it was a player Chelsea actually tried to sign recently, Anthony Gordon, who caused James so many problems that it led to him getting frustrated and getting sent off.

“Chelsea were terrible in the second half. I think Newcastle made them play terrible by the way they pressed,” Shearer told BBC Radio 5 Live (5:18pm, 25 November as cited by The Chelsea Chronicle).

“Gordon seems to be really enjoying his time in Newcastle and thought he was really great and caused James loads of problems. James got frustrated and that’s what led to him being sent off.”

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