Chelsea fans have demanded boss Frank Lampard sells four players this summer following last night’s 3-2 London derby defeat against West Ham which could damage their Champions League aspirations.
Andriy Yarmolenko scored a last-minute winner for the hosts to stop Chelsea moving up to third in the table.
Just three points now separates Leicester, Chelsea, Manchester United and Wolves, who are all fighting to finish in the top four.
Lampard has one eye on next season as he looks to close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City.
The Blues have already signed Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner and have one eye on Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz.
However, fans want Lampard to take a step back and work on fixing the defence instead of adding more firepower.
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Chelsea supporters were fuming with the loss to West Ham and singled out Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcos Alonso, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen for particular criticism.
“Kepa, Rudiger and Christensen need to leave Chelsea,” one fan wrote. “The only positive player yesterday was Willian and Pulisic.
“Chelsea need defenders that can defend, not defenders that keep frustrating the efforts of the forwards just because they can’t be responsible at their end.”
Another person added: “If I was Lampard I would be pushing to get rid of Alonso, Kepa and Rudiger, 3 very poor players.
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“Chelsea need to stop looking at forwards and fix our back line. West Ham are a joke and have no business beating us sort out the defence ASAP.”
A third user said: “If you are still saying Kepa deserves a second chance after yesterday, there is clearly something wrong with you, he is not Chelsea quality, we need a new GK this summer, time to get rid of deadwood and make this club great again.”
While a further fan commented: “Chelsea needs to sell Rudiger and get a better cb and lb.”
The three defenders came under the most fire with one person writing: “I don’t count Alonso as a player to continue at Chelsea his play is awful, but when Christensen made the mistake why can’t Rudiger be tactical enough to play that guy offside?
“Don’t u know about CB covering for player errors?”
And another said: “How did this guy Rudiger became a footballer and to even wear a Chelsea shirt.
“Alonso and Christensen are all gibberish, if Chelsea wanna make top four or even be in competition next season, just let them go.”
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