Chelsea fans, this one won’t make for good reading…
Chelsea’s poor form continued today as the Blues lost 3-0 away to Roma in the Champions League
The Italian side opened the scoring in the first minute, after former AC Milan winger Stephan El-Shaarawy hammered a 20-yard volley past Thibaut Courtois.
Champions League video highlights: Manchester United win again and Chelsea given a royal schooling by Roma
The home side then doubled their lead in the 37th minute, after a ball from Radja Nainggolan was poked home by El-Shaarawy to put Chelsea firmly in the passenger seat.
Roma then added a third in the 63rd minute from Argentinian Diego Perotti, as the forward fired home a 25-yard pile-driver to put the result beyond Antonio Conte’s side.
Man of the Match
AS Roma’s Stephan El-Shaarawy beats everyone to this award today, as the Italian international scored two fantastic finishes to give the Serie A giants an almost unassailable lead.
The Italian first strike was almost unstoppable, with his second a class piece of skill to beat Courtois.
This fan sums up the player’s impact on the game perfectly.
The El Shaarawy Effect. pic.twitter.com/knEP9stMRd
— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 31, 2017
Stat of the Match
This from Opta shows how it just wasn’t the Blues’ night.
1 – Chelsea have conceded a goal in the opening minute of a competitive game for the first time since December 1st 2013 (Rodriguez). Shocked pic.twitter.com/SKo1vbrGu9
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 31, 2017
Roma: Allison 7, Florenzi, Fazio 7, Jesus 7, Kolarov 7, Nainggolan 8, De Rossi 7, Strootman 7, El-Shaarawy 9, Perotti 8, Dzeko 7 / Subs: Manolas 6, Gerson 6, Pellegrini 6
Chelsea: Courtois 6, Cahill 6, Luiz 5, Rudiger 6, Azpilicueta 6, Bakayoko 6, Fabregas 6, Alonso 6, Hazard 8, Morata 5, Pedro 6 / Subs: Batshuayi 5, Drinkwater 6, Willian 6
These Blues fans certainly noticed Kante’s absence this evening
A big slap on the face of anyone who doubted Kante’s influence at Chelsea. Premier League POTY for a reason.
— Conteholic (@Conteholic) October 31, 2017
Without Hazard and Kanté we’re just Boreham Wood FC. Let’s be honest. Never have I ever seen a worse midfield than Bakayoko – Fabregas pivot
— Sebastían (@NathansAke) October 31, 2017
This fan sums up the Blues’ performance perfectly
Shambles at the back. Shambles in midfield. Shambles going forward. Other than that, Chelsea playing well.
— Garry Hayes (@garryhayes) October 31, 2017
And this fan summed up a quite scary night for Chelsea’s defence
Halloween has turned to Hallolose for Chelsea ?
— DADDY THE FATHER (@SemilooreAkoni) October 31, 2017