Chelsea fans have not been impressed with the performances of their new centre-back pairing of Gary Cahill and David Luiz as the duo were at the heart of all three of Arsenal’s goals in the Gunners’ first-half rout of the Blues at the Emirates on Saturday evening.
Cahill and Luiz were not helped by Branislav Ivanovic, who looked equally inept in an awful start to the London derby for Antonio Conte’s side.
Cahill gifted Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal the lead for the Gunners’ first goal, before the entire Chelsea defence stood flat footed for Theo Walcott’s second, with the calamity of errors continuing just before half time when Sanchez combined with Mesut Ozil to bamboozle Cahill and Luiz and make it 3-0.
Chelsea fans were understandably unimpressed with their new look defensive pairing as a result, and went after the duo on Twitter.
Gary Cahill can back pedal the whole way back to Bolton. And take Ivanovic with him. Shambles #joke
— Conal Murnin (@conalmurnin_) September 24, 2016
Lol David Luiz and Gary Cahill at the back is just a thrashing waiting to happen
— Big Virgil (@pirelli_kamz) September 24, 2016
Gary Cahill and David Luiz is the worst center back combo since Gary Cahill and David Luiz.
— 𓌳 (@Calciodiction) September 24, 2016
Conte has went from having Bonucci, Chiellini and Barzagli at the back to Gary Cahill and David Luiz pic.twitter.com/Da9atTSDaz
— 8Fact Football (@8Fact_Footballl) September 24, 2016
Luiz has actually been OK since he's been back (no goals really his fault) but if he made as many mistakes as Cahill this season? Imagine.
— • (@l3ahpar) September 24, 2016
Gary Cahill: Has committed more errors that have led to an opposition goal (2) than any other Premier League player this season #AFCvCFC
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 24, 2016
Jack O’Toole, Pundit Arena