Two footballing legends have been discussing Chelsea’s defeat at Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon as the fallout and reactions continue.
It was a very bad day in the office for Chelsea on Saturday and they were terrible against a team who were missing some key players through injuries and at the time, were only four points above Chelsea in the league.
Mauricio Pochettino described it as Chelsea’s worst performance of the season and it’s certainly up there. But unfortunately it is not the only one that could qualify as the worst this season.
Captain Reece James let the fans, his team mates, and his coaches down by getting sent off for a second booking, and it is him who Chelsea legend Eidur Gudjohnsen, and Liverpool legend Steve McManaman, are pointing their blame at after the game.
In words picked up by HITC, Gudjohnsen said: “When you thought they would have an uphill battle 3-1 down, on a yellow card, your captain, he did let them down a little bit I thought.”
McManaman added: “When you are on a yellow card, you just don’t touch. They are 3-1 down when this happens. The game is almost gone. That effectively ended the game.
“It’s really poor. He has been injured and he has just come back. He is the skipper and he does that. When they have a bad day, they have a really bad day.”