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X reacts as Chelsea suffer seventh defeat of the season against Everton

Another week, another Chelsea defeat.

On Sunday, the Blues suffered their seventh loss of the 2023/24 Premier League season so far, falling to an in-form Everton side at Goodison Park thanks to second-half goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure and Lewis Dobbin.

Here’s how X reacted to all the action on Sunday…

After yet another disappointing result in midweek, Mauricio Pochettino expectedly made a number of changes to the starting lineup that was beaten by Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Armando Broja’s inclusion ahead of summer signing Nicolas Jackson was the biggest talking point surrounding Pochettino’s changes and it was a decision that went down well with Chelsea fans on X.

One change that wasn’t so welcome was one Pochettino was forced into midway through the first half.

Once again, Chelsea captain Reece James was forced off with another hamstring, being replaced by Levi Colwill.

Chelsea fans are notably worried about the wing-back’s future career prospects with James now set for his 17th spell on the sidelines at just 24 years of age.

Unfortunately for neutrals, team selection and James’ injury were the only notable talking points of the opening 45 minutes.

The first half at Goodison Park, while hard fought, was rather bogged down in a midfield battle – one which Moises Caicedo was impressing in.

Business thankfully began to pick up a bit at the start of the second half, with Dwight McNeil forcing Robert Sanchez into the first notable save of the game in the 50th minute.

Buoyed by creating that chance, Everton stormed up the field five minutes later and took a deserved lead through Abdoulaye Doucoure.

The Mali midfielder reacted first after Sanchez made yet another brilliant save to deny Dominic Calvert-Lewin to fire the Toffees into a 1-0 lead.

While Chelsea were expected to spark into life after going behind, it didn’t really happen.

The Blues continued to look rather toothless in the final third thereafter, rarely forcing Jordan Pickford into any notable saves.

As expected, this upset Chelsea fans quite a bit…

Things went from bad to worse for Chelsea in the final ten minutes of the game when their starting goalkeeper Robert Sanchez hobbled off with an injury.

And then it went from worse to the absolute worst in the 92nd minute when youngster Lewis Dobbin made it 2-0 to Everton.

The 20-year-old scored his first ever Premier League goal to condemn the visitors to their seventh defeat of the season already, thumping a low volley into the bottom right corner of the net.

Cue the Chelsea meltdown on X…


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