It finally looked as though Chelsea had made their breakthrough in the 70th minute of their clash against Southampton, only for it to be ruled out for offside only moments later.
Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard showed off some excellent skill to get past his man before laying the ball off to Cesc Fabregas. The Spanish playmaker showed off his usual passing prowess by playing the ball into out-of-favour striker Albaro Morata who put the ball into the back of the net.
The referee then broke Chelsea fans’ hearts by disallowing the goal for offside. At a first look it seemed as though Morata was just onside so the Blues may have found themselves on the wrong end of a decision this evening.
Check out fan reaction to the decision to disallow the goal below:
He was born offside
— @official_slen (@djnelcraze) January 2, 2019
Is anybody surprised, ref just saw it was Morata and knew it was gonna be offside
— aufizz (@aufizz) January 2, 2019
Can we please teach Morata the offside rule
— BJ (@BJ_HAZARD) January 2, 2019
This is why fab should always start
— TEA (@TEA82033600) January 2, 2019
wow fabregas is the player we needed for creativity
— Jason Patrick Gomez (@GomezJason27) January 2, 2019
King of offside?
— halwin esa (@halwinesa_) January 2, 2019
That’s Morata for you
— (Retired) Brigadier General (@BlackPriide) January 2, 2019
awful in attack as usual
— david (@fairhillflyer) January 2, 2019
We need fabregas to play …this jorginho has no forward passes at all
— Ojaystixx (@ojaystixx4real) January 2, 2019
The Blues have been disappointing this evening against a side that are battling with relegation. Chelsea have been dismal recently and it’s extremely surprising to see them drop off so much after what was such a emphatic start to the season.