“Pochettino should just beach him”, ” Players makes mistakes because of him”, “ get him off the pitch” – Chelsea fans word 21-year-old Chelsea man for his bad performance in 3-1 win over Crystal Palace
Chelsea fans expressed their disappointment with 21-year-old Noni Madueke’s performance in the team’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace. Despite the victory that propelled Chelsea to 10th place in the Premier League, fans were critical of Madueke’s contribution during the match.
After facing consecutive defeats against Liverpool and Wolves, Chelsea aimed to avoid a third straight league loss and managed to secure the win at Selhurst Park. Mauricio Pochettino, the Chelsea manager, stuck with the lineup that had defeated Aston Villa in the FA Cup Fourth Round replay, making only one change with Thiago Silva starting the game.
Madueke, an England U-21 international, started in the frontline alongside Nicolas Jackson and Cole Palmer. However, fans were not impressed with Madueke’s performance, especially considering his lackluster showing compared to his previous match where he provided a fine assist against Villa.
Despite the disappointment, Chelsea fans took to various platforms to express their thoughts on Madueke’s performance, with some labeling him as a “really, really stupid player” and attributing mistakes to him. It seems the fans expected more from the 21-year-old in the Crystal Palace game and were not satisfied with his contribution on the field.
“All on Madueke. The more and more we get to watch of him, the clearer it becomes he’s not Chelsea level,” a fan wrote.
“Madueke is really, really stupid,” another user chimed in.
Here are a few more reactions from X:
@Chels_HQ: Nkunku for Madueke was the change that actually changed the game. Freed up Palmer and let him do his magic.
@DinoCFC: All on Madueke. The more and more we get to watch of him the clearer it becomes he’s not Chelsea level.
@Eaziwest10: Madueke is taken off and suddenly we start putting shots away
@attacthespace: madueke back to being the worst winger thats ever come out of n17
@CFCMod_: Madueke that was hilarious, bro ran all the way down the wings, fought hard to make it to the box, cut back and passed it back ????
@_beckyy2: Madueke losing the ball isn’t even the main problem, players make mistakes, you move on. Don’t let it distract from 78% possession, 0 shots and a tempo that my 80 year grandad could outrun.
@SebC__: Madueke is useless. Get him off the pitch
@TheChelseaWay: Madueke is really, really stupid.
@khalzb: Madueke pisses me off man, why does he take 10 years to release the ball and it’s not the first time he’s done it this game
At half-time, Christopher Nkunku, who has scored twice in 12 league appearances this season, took Madueke’s place in attack, and the change sparked new life into the Blues.