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27th Oct 2015

Twitter reacts as Chelsea crash out of League Cup at Stoke

Simon Lloyd

After enduring another nightmarish afternoon at the hands of West Ham at the weekend, Chelsea must have been dreading a Tuesday night visit to Stoke.

The Britannia Stadium is never the ideal venue to bounce back after a disappointing result, even if the home side entered the Capital One Cup tie having also lost at the weekend – at home to Watford.

Having controlled the first half, Chelsea fell behind to a terrific strike from Jonathan Walters seven minutes after the break.

Inevitably, the Twitter vultures were soon circling Jose Mourinho.

A sentiment echoed by the Stoke fans…

Regardless of what seemed like another defeat, not everyone was happy with the idea of Mourinho getting the sack.

Others suggested reasons as to why Chelsea were in yet another concerning position.

But surely Chelsea weren’t going to lose this in full time, were they?

Of course they weren’t…

Loic Remy’s equaliser was followed by a Phil Bardsley red card. Extra time against ten men would surely see the holders advance.

But after half an hour, the scores remained tied. To penalties it went, and after nine were converted up stepped the reigning¬†PFA Player of the Year to take it to sudden death…

And after recently being dropped by Mourinho, the significance of Hazard’s crucial miss wasn’t lost on everyone.

With the pressure already heaped on Jose Mourinho following the disastrous start to Chelsea’s title defence campaign, speculation over how long he’ll be sticking around isn’t going to go away after this result.