Five Chelsea Players Who Flopped In Their Loss To West Ham On Wednesday

Chelsea’s winning run ended on Wednesday night when West Ham celebrated a shocking victory over Frank Lampard's team at London Stadium. The Blues played badly throughout the showdown and conceded late, hampering their chances of finishing in the Premier League top 4.

Sports Central will now take a look at the five Chelsea players who are clearly not up to the game.

Kepa Arrizabalaga

Chelsea has seen Kepa Arrizabalaga improve in the past few weeks, but the same old mistakes crept into hisr game against West Ham.

He was fortunate enough to be safe when Tomas Soucek’s goal was disallowed by VAR early on at the London Stadium. But when Soucek found the net, Kepa was nowhere to be found, as it was not properly organized in the area and was floating on delivery.

Chelsea paid £72 million for Kepa, which means there shouldn't be any errors in their game at the moment.

However, this is not the case. And if he continues like this, the Spanish international could find his future coming to an end at Stamford Bridge.

Andreas Christensen

Andreas Christensen has fought for consistency this season at Chelsea.

He was poor at the London stadium, and West Ham striker Michail Antonio harassed him all night.

He was guilty of dying out at crucial moments in the showdown, and while there is a player there, he’s certainly not John Terry.

Chelsea are expected to sign a new central defender when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season. And Christensen could be sacrificed if Lampard manages to get another star through at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Rudiger

Antonio Rüdiger has been a loyal asset to Chelsea since signing from Roma in the summer of 2017, but he looked as pale as Christensen compared to the defenders of yesterday's blues.
Again, he was another player intimidated and bruised by Antonio on the night.

He looked uncomfortable and his failure to cut the ball before Antonio's goal cost the Blues a lot.

Rüdiger should still be at Chelsea next season.

But fans no doubt hope that Lampard signs an upgrade because the German international is not good enough.

Marcos Alonso

It was a terrible night for the Chelsea star.

Marcos Alonso was once a crucial player for the Blues, especially when Antonio Conte was in-charge. But the Spaniard's stock have fallen woefully in the past two years, and his failure to return back for West Ham's winning goal has been horrible.

If he had returned with enthusiasm, he could have prevented Andriy Yarmolenko from giving the Hammers three points.

And Alonso deserved the devastating criticism he had received from Sky Sports expert Gary Neville for comment.

Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham was on fire at the start of the season and shone for Chelsea after the departure of Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain.

But the English international has been the shadow of his former self since the restart.

Obviously he cannot start week after week. He's a good team player, but that's it.

There’s a reason why Chelsea spent a lot of money on Timo Werner and that's because the German international has a higher level than anything Lampard currently has on his team.

 

 

 

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