Last night Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona, despite a spirited defensive performance from Emma Hayes’ Blues.
Overall, the Chelsea fanbase was unhappy, but some were willing to accept defeat. They believed that their team put in a strong performance and should have no regrets.
Others were more scathing – they thought Hayes’ setup was too negative and that they should have been more cut-throat with their attacking approach.
Definitely proud of the team but seriously we should have won the tie. Barcelona wasn’t great and this was the perfect chance to capitalise on such a great team.
We go again next season though 💙
— Janty (@CFC_Janty) April 27, 2023
Didnt deserve to go through. Poor performance. That referee is just a disgrace. That Barca player sat on the ground for 4 minutes alone & they added 4 min
— Newton (@arjun_cfc) April 27, 2023
Proud of the team. 💙
— London Is Blue Podcast ⭐️⭐️ (@LondonBluePod) April 27, 2023
Refused to play until it was too late. This was a winnable tie, Barca are grossly overrated. This is on Emma for more reasons than I can count.
— Dr. Faustus (@Small_sam) April 27, 2023
Made the Club proud! Great #UWCL run! 👏
— Robert Błaszczak (@RobertBlaszczak) April 27, 2023
No u shouldn’t be proud, horrible performance by Chelsea, time waisting since the first minute
— 𝑀🥷🏽 (@fcbmox) April 27, 2023
In the game against Barcelona, Chelsea began the game a goal down on aggregate, after they lost the first leg by a score of 1-0. Nevertheless, the Blues stuck to their defensive game plan and hoped to hit the Catalonian giants on the counter.
This somewhat backfired – after a tepid first half, it was Barcelona who struck first with a goal from Caroline Graham Hansen, after a counterattack of their own.
Following this, Chelsea began to commit numbers forward. They equalised just four minutes later thanks to Guro Reiten, following a jinking run from Sam Kerr, but the Blues could not find the all-important second goal. As a result, Chelsea’s quest for Champions League gold continues.