Criticism has once again been directed at Michail Antonio Conte.
Chelsea suffered a 1-4 defeat to Manchester United in the 32nd round of the 2022-23 English Premier League (EPL) at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, at 4 a.m. (local time) on 26 April. Failing to pick up a point, Chelsea remained in 12th place.
Motivation was hard to come by for Chelsea. With European qualification already out of the question and a mid-table finish confirmed, there was no strong desire to pick up the three points. United, on the other hand, desperately needed the points to secure their place in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
The difference in aspirations soon translated into results. Chelsea dominated possession, but never felt like they were in control of the game. Instead, United took the lead through Casemiro in the sixth minute of the first half and sealed the win with a goal from Anthony Martial in first-half stoppage time.
The flow continued in the second half. Chelsea brought on Joao Felix and Christian Pulisic to bolster their attack, but United responded by introducing Tyrrell Malacia, Alejandro Garnacho and Fred. The substitutions paid off for United. Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford scored a brace and Chelsea’s hopes of a comeback were dashed. Felix grabbed a late consolation goal, but it was too little too late to change the outcome of the game.먹튀검증
The fans were furious. Their anger was soon directed at Mourinho, who was silenced ‘again’. Since arriving at Chelsea last winter for a staggering €100 million with options, Mourinho has struggled for form. In 17 appearances so far, including cup competitions, he hasn’t scored a goal and has just two assists to his name. His lacklustre performances have prevented him from cementing his place in the first team.
His poor form continued in this game. He had two shots on goal, but none on target. His dribbling and passing were good, but that’s about it. He was substituted for Pulisic early in the second half and left the field.
I heard some bitter words. “We have to agree that Mudrikh is the worst signing of the season,” one fan criticised, according to British outlet Sport Kida. “Moudrique, it’s time to pack up and leave,” another wrote. “What the hell did he do?”, “I liked Pulisic better when he came on in the second half”, and “Mourinho is terrible” were some of the other negative reactions.