Chelsea fell to a 4-2 aggregate defeat against Ligue 1 giants PSG on Wednesday, with Belgian Eden Hazard once again putting in a disappointing performance.
The 2014-15 Player of the Year has had a season to forget, and his poor form continued as Chelsea lost to PSG in the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie on Wednesday.
Apart from his performance, what attracted the ire of the Blues’ faithful was his decision to swap shirts with former Real Madrid and Manchester United attacker Angel di Maria at half-time.
Meanwhile, Chelsea fans were also unhappy with the team’s defending, with the usually reliable Cesar Azpilicueta culpable for PSG’s second goal in the game. Gary Cahill and Kenedy were arguably at fault for the first goal, with the Englishman letting Zlatan Ibrahimovic run free and then finding himself in a no man’s land to defend the incoming cross.
Here are the best reactions from the game:
Hazard probably finding out from the PSG players when he needs to report for pre-season training.
— Darren Lewis (@MirrorDarren) March 9, 2016
Hazard can do one, bottled it once again. No idea how we let them score identical goals, awful defending
— Ollie Glanvill (@ollie_glanvill) March 9, 2016
Maybe Hazard will turn up in a big European game, maybe, one day – definitely won’t be playing for us though.
— ParkedTheBus (@ParkedTheBus) March 9, 2016
Hazard has played like a man whose mind is elsewhere for 95% of the season.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) March 9, 2016
We’ll be lucky to get £40m for Hazard.
— Thibauted (@Thibauted) March 9, 2016
The state of Hazard..the fact that there are people who’re satisfied with his performance shows how the standards have fallen. Pathetic.
— Mourinholic (@Mourinholic) March 9, 2016
Thoroughly convinced Hazard will never score from open play ever again.
— #TraoreDaily (@CarefreeDaily) March 9, 2016
Hazard swaps shirts with Di Maria at half time. When Balotelli did it against Madrid, the Liverpool Echo almost called for public flogging.
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) March 9, 2016
Hazard cannot wait to get his snakey self into a PSG shirt can he?
— David (@TekkaBooSon) March 9, 2016
Didn’t know Azpilicueta suffered from a mild case of narcolepsy. What a terrible time for it to surface..
— Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) March 9, 2016
Azpilicueta’s error aside, the pass from Motta made that goal. pic.twitter.com/syV2hcljSf
— Priya Ramesh (@Priya8Ramesh) March 9, 2016
Two bad gosls conceded -Cahill at sea for 1st and Dave asleep for the 2nd – too sloppy by half.
— ROB (@1RobBeasley) March 9, 2016
Cahill and Kenedy poor.
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) March 9, 2016