After qualifying as second from the Champions League Group C, Chelsea only had three options for the second round – Barcelona, Besiktas and PSG.
Unsurprisingly, Chelsea were picked against Barcelona in the Champions League second round.
Chelsea fans have blamed former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso for intentionally picking Barcelona to play against Chelsea in order to protect his former club, Bayern Munich, who were the only second place team left after the Blues.
His other club Liverpool also gained a favourable draw, and fans took to Twitter to share their unhappiness.
So Xabi Alonso, sees the balls being picked out of the clubs and knows exactly which one is Barca, that seems fair… #ChampionsLeague
— josh t (@jrt17a) December 11, 2017
The guy smiling before #Barcelona was drawn, he remembered which ball he put in and Alonso knew he was picking it…. rewind and watch it again everyone… the #UCL is so fixed. Every year. 😂 #cfcbar #cfc
— Dan Green (@Dan_Green_UK) December 11, 2017
Look at City’s safe passage. Alonso could have easily picked Besiktas but he went for Barcelona. I don’t understand?
— Lions den (@DDashazz) December 11, 2017
— Kantinho (@Kantedinho) December 11, 2017
Xabi knew that was Barca, 100%
— George Whitehouse (@geordiew123) December 11, 2017
Xabi Alonso hates Chelsea.. He paired Chelsea with barca that bastard
— Lord-Odi (@Thee_Black_Wolf) December 11, 2017
Xabi Alonso’s cheeky smile when we drew Barca 😭😭
— G△GE (@1XGAGE) December 11, 2017