Chelsea supporters were understandably furious with the team’s defending in the 3-2 defeat to West Ham last night, and there has been an inquest online as to who is to blame.
Antonio Rudiger was certainly at fault for the Hammers’ winning goal, along with Marcos Alonso, while neither Andreas Christensen nor Cesar Azpilicueta covered themselves in glory for the other two goals that were conceded either.
Supporters on Twitter have been debating whether Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori should come back into the team for the final six games of the season:
They will do the same thing
— Shades Of BuBu (@Eddy_wisdom) July 1, 2020
Best we have i guess 😅
— FINNS📺 (@TVFINNN) July 1, 2020
Even these two are terrible.. can’t trust a single CB in our team
— BC (@bcxovo) July 1, 2020
Rudiger and Christensen in disguise! 😩
— Mazola J. Molefe (@superjourno) July 2, 2020
Zouma is as bad.
Tomori alongside a new signing… Preferably someone that can defend. Cahill would still be first choice if we hadn't made the stupid decision to let him go
— Woodsy (@chriswoods84) July 1, 2020
This isn’t the answer, need to focus on the defence in the window, the ones we have rn aren’t good enough.
— Ben 🥶™ (@_CFCBen) July 1, 2020
Tomori makes alot of mistakes and he's weaker than Christensen also not good with the ball at his feet but atleast he can defend better than Rudiger
— daniel mkongwa (@dmkodabest) July 1, 2020
Inconsistency at the back is too much to bear this season. Let’s get a good deal for a quality defender for next season. Can’t be complaining abuh the same thing time and time again. 😪
— 刘德华 (@Big_sarz) July 1, 2020
I mean not defending Rudiger and Christensen but how the hell do you expect us to be good at the back if you’re changing the CB pairing every game.
— TIMO TIME ⚡️🏆 (@Airjordyy) July 1, 2020
We need at least 1 quality cb or we cant challenge for titles. Simple as
— Shaun Cassar (@scassar04) July 1, 2020
Zouma did very little wrong against Leicester in the FA Cup and the Frenchman certainly merits another chance in upcoming games, ahead of Andreas Christensen.
In terms of Tomori, it’s unlikely that we’ll see him against Watford on Saturday. The 22-year-old has been out with a muscular injury since the restart and even if he were fit, he would be very rusty.
Either way, manager Frank Lampard will surely know now that the club’s next priority in the transfer market will be to sign a competent, experienced centre-half.