César Azpilicueta confronts his own club’s fan at full time while Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale hilariously mocks Chelsea supporters.
The Blues captain was involved in an angry exchange following a 4-2 defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday night – and footage from the stands has since emerged online.
Shortly after the final whistle, the Spanish defender was heading towards Stamford Bridge’s West Stand when he spotted one supporter who appeared to be making a gesture towards the full-back.
Azpilicueta then walked over to the fan to confront him with the fan seemingly regretting his gesture soon after…
César Azpilicueta approaches Chelsea fans following their 4-2 defeat to Arsenal 😳 pic.twitter.com/cmeOjwcZvA
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Azpilicueta beefing his own fans at FT 💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/kuG1Xfw0Y4
— TEJ (@sartejt) April 20, 2022
Meanwhile in the same game, Aaron Ramsdale has been called a ‘top tier rattler’ after he was caught on camera waving at Chelsea fans after Arsenal’s fourth goal.
Footage shows him giving it to the Blues support behind his goal at Stamford Bridge when Bukayo Saka converted from the spot.
Despite conceding two goals on the night, Ramsdale would have been left feeling thrilled as Arsenal put in one of their best performances of the season to earn three points against the reigning European champions.
Gunners’ former academy players got in on the goal action with Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe and Saka putting four past the Blues in what was an exciting game especially for a neutral.
Ramsdale waving at the Chelsea fans when Saka scored his own. The biggest shithouse going. 😂pic.twitter.com/k30M31Hezq
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Chelsea found a response as Timo Werner’s deflected strike and Cesar Azpilicueta’s low finish sent the sides in level at the interval, only to collapse again in the second half and concede twice in the second half.
Chelsea: Mendy (6), Alonso (6), Christensen (4), Kante (6), Lukaku (5), Werner (7), Loftus-Cheek (7), Mount (6), James (6), Azpilicueta (5), Sarr (5).
Subs: Silva (6), Havertz (6), Ziyech (n/a).
Arsenal: Ramsdale (6), White (7), Gabriel (7), Saka (8), Odegaard (6), Smith Rowe (7), Holding (7), Tavares (6), Elneny (8), Nketiah (8), Xhaka (8).
Subs: Martinelli (6), Cedric Soares (n/a), Lacazette (n/a).
Man of the match: Eddie Nketiah
Asked about Azpilicueta’s exchange with the supporter, Tuchel replied: “I was not part of it, I saw it, but, honestly, I can also understand the fan.
“It was a totally wild and open game in the first half, already at 2-2 after we came back twice. We had a good start but again gave the first goal away, which is impossible to do these things in consecutive matches. But we’re doing it. We came back twice and we scored another two in the second half, unfortunately for the wrong side.
“It’s a level of mistakes, the number of mistakes in consecutive games here at home, it’s impossible at this kind of level. You don’t see this. It’s simply impossible, but we’re doing this at the moment and you cannot win football games like this. It’s not about individual players. A defensive performance is a team performance and an offensive performance is a team performance.
“You need to have the tactics right, which is doubtful I had this right, and you need the team selection right, again it’s doubtful I had this right. Then it’s a game for the players. They get full praise when they do it, when they did it for the last three matches. And they have to face the reality that it’s impossible to win matches if you make this amount of mistakes of this calibre. It’s simply impossible. I don’t see it in any other matches but I see it now in consecutive matches of our games and it has to stop.”
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta: “I said to the players, if you want to be playing Champions League football, you have to go these stadiums and beat the top teams. So they have done it and I’m really proud of them, but I’m more proud of how we’ve reacted as a group in the past weeks. That gives me more energy to be here.
“What I love is the spirit of these players. When you lose matches, you get punished, you get criticised but for these players I don’t care because it’s so worth it. They are phenomenal people and as a group they are really growing. To win a London derby away from home and how we did it, I am really happy.”
Twitter users reacted as Azpilicueta confronts his own club’s fan while Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale mocks Chelsea supporters…
@FreshPrinceAFC: He might still make the occasional mistake but you cannot replace this, elite elite elite
@muideentemitop: As much as we enjoy this he should also stick to improve more on his positioning and self awareness
@EddieLongbridge: “Shut up Ramsdale” 🤣
@Yasuke1886: Love this savage side of Ramsdale
@tedbratby: His shithousery is unmatched i love him
@MrKCstyle: You can imagine the abuse he received the whole match. I love Ramsdale.
@D09Serena: Cocky little twat
@afc_socials: 😘😘😘😘 my goalkeeper 😘😘😘😘
@lamek1233458: I FUCKING LOVE THAT MAN😭😭😭😭😭
@parrisgra5: 🤣🤣🤣 Roman’s dirty money 2 Hale End 4
@Vinnie71324649: Cmon azpi not like this
@Goggs1987: Haha that boy shat it
@michael__doran: Absolutely bottled it 😂
@PapiiKennyy7: Chelsea is done and dusted! 😂😂😂😂😂
@unoitmakessense: Fair play to the fan. The players need to be told they let the fans down tonight.
@PaddyArsenal: Azpilicueta arguing with the Chelsea fans hahahahaha
@Lampxrd: Azpilicueta has no right to be acting up after a loss and performance like that.