Chelsea subs are being blamed for a disappointing Stamford Bridge tie for obvious reasons.
Chelsea subs blamed for disappointing Stamford Bridge draw for more obvious reasons
Chelsea fans are reflecting on two points dropped in excruciating circumstances.
The Blues were cruising at 2-0 until Robert Sanchez handed the ball away carelessly, allowing the Gunners back into the game. They quickly added a second, and supporters were quick to point fingers.
It’s just too easy to blame Sanchez for everything; people want someone else to blame.
Mauricio Pochettino’s replacements were one thing they agreed on. Nicolas Jackson replaced Mykhailo Mudryk after 64 minutes. Raheem Sterling was replaced by Noni Madueke in the 84th minute, while Reece James was also substituted for Cole Palmer. Many supporters believed that when our initial trident broke, we lost our offensive threat.
We’re inclined to agree they didn’t help – but you can’t deny that we were on our way to triumph until an individual misstep changed everything. Before that, no one was doubting the subs.