This Is Why Chelsea Fans Are Blaming Jorginho

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Chelsea were beaten by Liverpool 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening, and it’s a game that the Blues lost simply because of poor defending.

Two first-half set-piece goals was all Jurgen Klopp’s side needed to take all three points at Stamford Bridge.

For the first goal just after 13 minutes, Mohamed Salah rolled the ball to Trent Alexander-Arnold from a free kick, who just fired a shot from outside the box that went past Kepa Arrizabalaga into the corner of the net.

TV replays showed that Jorginho was slow to react to the shot and even turned his back as Alexander-Arnold fired home.

“If Jorginho jumped up instead of cowering down he might’ve just blocked that,” one Chelsea fan said.

“I’m sorry Jorginho but isn’t the whole point of trying to block a shot is to make yourself as big as possible?” another Blues fan added.

“Jorginho running out to block the free-kick there, then making himself as small as possible,” one wrote.

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes that Blues legend John Terry would have blocked that shot, and Frank Lampard was also critical of his team’s defending.

Speaking after a second consecutive home defeat, Lampard told Sky Sports: “We didn’t deserve to lose, possibly could have won.

“The free kick is a ridiculous goal fair play to that, the cross Firmino shouldn’t have a free header, obviously.

“We work on how we can defend, we know they have threats.

“But it’s not as if it’s Virgil van Dijk coming in and jumping on the run, it’s Roberto Firmino and is actually a free header.

“We have to mark better in the area.

“When the ball comes in your area you can’t have people stroll in and head it, that’s the message of the day.”

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