Chelsea have been long from their best during the Saturday afternoon’s FA Cup Third Round tie against Preston North End.
The Blues, who are hosting Ryan Lowe’s Preston at Stamford Bridge, are understandably the game’s favourites.
Despite home team being 25 places higher in the English pyramid, the Championship outfit have currently been putting in a solid first-half performance.
Even though neither side has broken the deadlock after the first 45 minutes, Preston North End have done themselves proud. However, sparking the fury of one Chelsea-focused journalist, the Blues’ latest poor display is ‘criminal’.
Taking to X just before the half-time break, Simon Phillips, who boasts nearly half a million followers, said: “Preston come to The Bridge and have THIS much time on the ball is criminal from us, criminal from Poch.”
If Chelsea should fail leave from this tie victorious, surely the pressure will start to Mount on Mauricio Pochettino, Who is still currently fighting convince his fans that his spurs are worth forgiving.