Liverpool’s UEFA Supercup opponents Chelsea have suffered a nightmare start to the season against Manchester United.
Frank Lampard’s side were in the game for 60 minutes, but proceeded to capitulate defensively and fall to a 4-0 drubbing.
With Wednesday’s clash in Istanbul looming, there’s little the new manager can do in the short-term to address his side’s evident frailties.
And that has left some supporters expecting our considerably more ruthless frontline to run riot.
If Chelsea defend like this on Wednesday, #LFC could genuinely get double figures.
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) August 11, 2019
Wednesday could be fun.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) August 11, 2019
— Martin ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@Turner_LFC) August 11, 2019
Chelsea’s next match:
— Football Mumble (@football_mumble) August 11, 2019
If we don’t destroy Chelsea on Wednesday…
— Samuel (@SamueILFC) August 11, 2019
However, not all fans are dismissing the Blues’ chances.
They offered a variety of reasons to expect an improvement, including the return of key personnel…
Unfortunately Kante will probably start and Rudiger could be back as well. https://t.co/ndqf1VG74O
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) August 11, 2019
…their determination to respond
— FantasticFirmino9 (@MPBFirmino9) August 11, 2019
…and the inevitable change in their approach.
Unfortunately Chelsea won't defend like this on Wednesday.
— Chris 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 (@ChrisUnbearable) August 11, 2019
Chelsea underestimated United – can't say I blame them!
Will be more focussed on Wednesday
— gianicos ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@gianicos) August 11, 2019
Chelsea are good. Just so unlucky.
— TheTrueKopite⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@KopiteTrue) August 11, 2019
It’s difficult to imagine they will be quite as vulnerable in midweek, having learned some harsh lessons. But still, if Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane were watching that, they’d probably have been thinking about taking home a match ball.