Chelsea fans fume as £70m Havertz is taken OFF at half-time but Mount stays on after Christensen red vs Liverpool
CHELSEA fans fumed as record buy Kai Havertz was hauled off and Mason Mount left on in an emergency reshuffle during the 2-0 home loss to Liverpool.
One supporter even claimed boss Frank Lampard would be sacked after replacing "only creative outlet" Havertz with defender Fikayo Tomori at half-time – following Andreas Christensen's 45th minute red card.
Sadio Mane promptly clinched victory for Jurgen Klopp's Premier League champions with a double soon after the break- first a brilliant team goal, then the striker punishing an horrendous blunder by Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
But it was Lampard's faith in England midfielder Mount, especially at the expense of £70milion Germany attacker Havertz, that irked many fans on social media.
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When one labelled his decision an "absolute disgrace" another supporter responded: "Frank Lampard has taken off record signing Kai Havertz, the only creative outlet, in favour of keeping Mason Mount on who has been a ghost for the last 2 games, I have seen it all, I am sick of this."
Another claimed: "Lampard will be sacked. Mark this tweet."
And many simply asked: "Why Havertz and not Mount?"
Typical verdicts included: "Shambles" … "Disgraceful" … and "Unbelievable".
In contrast, Liverpool's own half-time substitute Thiago Alcantara made a huge impact, clicking instantly in the centre of midfield, with simple passes to link the visitors' play.
And while the Reds made it two wins in two matches, Chelsea's first dropped points of the new season underlined doubts over their defending.
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