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Lampard and Cucurella trolled by Brighton fans in cheeky chants with Chelsea embarrassed again

Frank Lampard and Marc Cucurella were trolled by Brighton fans in their cheeky chants with Chelsea embarrassed again.

Julio Enciso, 19, scored the winning goal as the Seagulls beat the Blues in the Premier League on Saturday, Frank Lampard’s first match at home since being reappointed as the hosts’ temporary manager.

The Paraguayan blasted a 35-yard shot into the top right corner to help Brighton’s European qualification push.

Danny Welbeck got the leveller at Stamford Bridge, after Conor Gallagher’s deflected goal had given Chelsea the lead.

Brighton remain seventh in the table, with Chelsea sitting 11th, and the Stamford Bridge faithful are now turning on their own with Todd Boehly finding himself being confronted by the home fans.

Boehly was sat in his usual director’s seat, but fans sat directly above him vocalised their anger. Boehly appeared to throw his arms in the air as a fan yelled at him as Chelsea’s poor season continued.

Boehly has been at the club for a year now, having bought them from Roman Abramovich. However, despite spending more than £600m to recruit new players, nothing is working out as planned. Frank Lampard is currently in charge of the club as interim with Boehly looking for his third permanent coach.

Boehly’s decision-making is being questioned throughout his time at the top. His predecessor was brutal in sacking managers and invested huge amounts of money, but this is worse than ever before.


He was accused before of being a “football manager”, as he had spent a lot of money to bring in Wesley Fofana and Raheem Sterling, along with Marc Cucurella. 

He replaced Thomas Tuchel with Graham Potter just weeks into the new season, citing “a long-term vision” that didn’t work.

The club is now looking for a permanent manager with Julian Nagelsmann or Mauricio Pochettino thought to be two of the possible candidates. 

Gary Neville took a shot at the American who, despite his success in his native country, hasn’t adapted to being a club owner.

He said on The Overlap: “You’ve still got two months of the season to go, you’ve got to do it properly. I don’t think Chelsea can afford just to leave Graham Potter’s No 2 in until the end of the season. They had to do something. They obviously can’t get the man that they want. Whether it be Nagelsmann, (Mauricio) Pochettino or whoever. The guy Boehly is having an absolute nightmare. It’s not going well at all.”

Chelsea’s owner was left red faced in midweek after he claimed the Blues would beat Real Madrid 3-0 before they being defeated 2-0 by the La Liga giants.

The club are now set for a season without European football with Boehly set to invest again this summer amid mounting questions about his stewardship.

Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi to BBC Sport: “It’s an amazing day for us. The result, the performance. This game gives more energy, more confidence, more enthusiasm to finish the season in the best way. Now we have to prepare for the semi-final. We’d like to play the final. To do that we’ll have to win.”

On more injuries: “We’re losing too many players. I’m very lucky to be a coach of Brighton. We have many solutions. We can change position of a lot of players. We believe in ourself.

“Julio Enciso played a fantastic game until the goal and then he finished the game. It’s not a surprise. He’s a good guy. He has to progress and improve in his mentality – to explain to him the importance of the last 10 minutes. If we conceded a goal then his goal is not important like if you win. The important thing is to have the confidence from your team-mates. I don’t like if you score and then you finish the game. You have to think about the team.”

On the FA Cup semi-final: “We are a serious team with serious players. Nothing changes. We work a normal week. We would like to make our fans happy.”


Chelsea manager Frank Lampard speaking to BBC MOTD: “[It’s] difficult because the scoreline doesn’t flatter them, they could have scored more goals. [Brighton] are a very good team first and foremost, they have been working together for a long time and now with the coach and the ideas and the energy and the connection within the team is so good and that’s why they are where they are and we’re not that.

“To get to that will take time, but the first things on the ladder are the basics that we got wrong today. And that can’t be right for us, we have to address that very quickly, because that’s not a Chelsea performance.

“Some of our changes were forced, we needed to spread the minutes. We should have a squad where people are chomping at the bit to make impressions. So we were by no means taking it lightly. This is my first home game on my return so there is no way I would do that. But the result is what it is.

“There is only one way out and that’s to work. Because you come against a team like Brighton who are so good in possession the work side of the game is the crucial one. But for me the level today wasn’t good enough.

“They could have scored more. Kepa [Arrizabalaga] was fantastic. Connor Gallagher was another who gave every drop individually. But collectively, as a group, we have to accept it. We have to accept what needs to be done to play for this club and try to win games.

“I’ve been at the club nine days, I don’t like what I saw today. I’m not going to try and dress that up in any way. We have to be really honest about that. There should be a feeling when you play for Chelsea of pride involved. We have to do more for Tuesday.

“To get there, there needs to be a new energy. That needs to come back.

“At the moment we’re not in the perfect place. In football you can change the narrative very quickly. We’ll have to have a big desire to do that and it will be a different game.

“It’s not about the club I played for, it’s a different era, even after the time I was manager, other managers have been here and seen success. It’s Chelsea football club, it’s bigger than all of us. We’re not where we want to be, but we have to work like we want to be there tomorrow.”

Twitter users reacted as Lampard and Cucurella were trolled by Brighton fans in cheeky chants with Chelsea embarrassed again…

@CFCstian: theyre not wrong tbh

@IamJayL: Brighton Fans – Fair Play 🤣🤣🤣 I would of sung along. £60M in the back Cucurella is fucking wank 🤣🤣🤣

@RezyYaowa: Wouldn’t be surprised if we boo’ed him too.

@RJones1905: Decent tunes and not half wrong

@PaterAmore: Did the chelsea fans join in on the singing?

@JarheadSteve: We’ve been the much better side and should’ve scored at least one more, Do need to stop giving ball away too often! #BHAFC 🔵⚪ Our fans are in great voice Come On Albion👊💯

@gooner424: Chants of “can we play you every week” and “sacked in the morning” from the #BHAFC away supporters. They’re having a lovely time. #CFC

@Thechelseaboy94: Fully deserved win for you guys, absolutely battered all game. Good luck for rest of season hope you get top 4 & FA cup👍🏻

@BenBelcher76: It’s good to get the 3 points, but let’s not get carried away; we should be smashing insignificant teams like Chelsea.

@Thebmorebomber: This team is such a joy to watch. The passing, pressing, hustle, big time goals, and determination every match is 🔥

@jems_lou: Special scenes, special manager, special team. What a time to be an Albion fan.

@louisehersee: Our fans were outstanding, couldn’t hear Chelsea AT ALL #bhafc

@Paulsteve1970: Why would any current player want to leave this club? Absolute scenes

@jcfersa: Great win. A team with a lot of personality and hierarchy. Today they also did not see a very clear penalty hand, you have to fight against everything and everyone. It’s beautiful to watch Brighton play.

@JamesDoughton: I’m a Fulham fan but I do love the Brighton supporters 🙌🙌🙌

@BlackScarfMarc: Brighton fans singing to Lampard “You’re getting sacked in the morning” 😂 Thing is it wouldn’t surprise us with that shit show of a circus.

@RabbitohJag: Fulham and Brighton have gotten like, 6 managers sacked this season

May have taken:
A plethora of staff
and undoubtebly coming back to try take Moises and Alexis in the summer
but we took 6 points and upgraded on Graham and Cucu so cheers ig lads x
#bhafc #cfc

@wearebrighton: Potter. Reid. Hamberg. Bruno. Roberts. Macaulay. Winstanley. Cucurella. It’s Brighton’s world, Chelsea are just living in it #BHAFC

@BhafcTY: “The premier leagues corrupt” was the best chant yesterday #BHAFC

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