Fans were left in stitches at what Bobby Reid tried to do with Edouard Mendy’s gloves as they got ready for an incoming corner kick.
Chelsea produced another confident performance as they beat their West London rivals Fulham in their Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon.
Thomas Tuchel’s side took the lead in the 10th minute through Kai Havertz and would grab his second five minutes after the restart to double Chelsea’s advantage.
There were no further goals as the Blues cruised to another three points and Senegalese international Mendy made three saves and to earn his 16th clean sheet of the season.
He managed to do so despite being on the wrong end of some annoying but hilarious tactics from the Fulham player.
The Cottagers were given a corner in the 57th minute and Reid decided he was going to do something rather unusual to put Mendy off.
Instead of just trying to work out where to position himself, he instead tried to both Mendy who in turn then attempt to block him from getting the ball, so Reid made sure of himself to unsettle Chelsea man by going at his gloves.
Mendy as can be seen in the video below wasn’t fazed, though, the corner would eventually amount to nothing. Still, you can’t fault Reid for his efforts…
Bobby Reid trying to undo Mendys gloves 😭
— Football Shithousery (@FootyRustling) May 2, 2021
Chelsea: Mendy (7), Zouma (7), Silva (7), Christensen (7), James (6), Gilmour (6), Havertz (8), Chilwell (6), Mount (8), Ziyech (7), Werner (7).
Subs: Abraham (5), Kante (5), Alonso (n/a).
Fulham: Areola (7), Aina (6), Andersen (7), Adarabioyo (6), Robinson (7), Lemina (7), Anguissa (6), Lookman (6), Cavaleiro (6), Decordova-Reid (6), Maja (6).
Subs: Mitrovic (n/a), Onomah (5), Carvalho (5).
Man of the Match: Kai Havertz
Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel: “We knew Fulham gives everyone a hard time.
“They make you under-perform, and they make you suffer. You cannot get confused with the table.
“That’s why I have the highest respect for what we did today. It was tough for us, but we hang in the game.
“We could decide the match earlier, but it was a tough and a very important win.
“We were spot on. It was what we demanded from ourselves. We showed the pride we are capable of – to do it in between two big games. I’m beyond happy that we did it.
“There was no lack of concentration. We had some trouble which everyone against this Fulham side has but there was no lack of concentration and that was key.”
Fulham manager Scott Parker: “Of course we’ve not got a positive result but in terms of attitude and desire we got that.
“And I got a performance. We’ve seen what this team are about, and we put our stamp on it.
“Of course, overall, that quality from Chelsea came through in the two goals. But honestly, I’m nothing but proud of my team.
“In the last few weeks they have been some disappointing performances.
“I understand the questions, but you take every game as it is. You need a performance and I got that today.
“But, like a few times this year, we’ve fallen short and this was one of them moments.”
As mentioned, fans were left in stitches at what Bobby Reid tried to do with Mendy’s gloves…
@Conor_Est_1905:Don’t think there’s any law to say he can’t do that so FairPlay. Quite smart tbh
@CooperDa_: “Unsporting behaviour” probably covers it
@zufariblue: This is funny but also quite tragic that he feels that’s the only way he can influence a football match
@antrobinson23: @rowpro @JasonVowels @dullan1996 this is next level shithousery
@LucaM_FFC: My winger 😂
@CallumReay10: Fantastic stuff
@Jay13Silva: This cracked me up 😂😂😂😂
@peter_hughes12: I fucking love that 😂
@ListMist10: Wtf 😭😭😭
@IncredibleTwat: But hey @FA, how is this okay?
@bodwez: When you’re already down you might as well fuck around
@DamanPeel: This is proper shithousery 🤣
@SimeyP93: Genius Bobby 🇯🇲😎
@Barry_Rooney: Why have I never done this 🤣🤣🤣
@akshaynain17: Elite shithousery
@DOC70R: Sly digs in the ribs. Fingers pushed into armpits… Ah, the joys.
@AdamFFC: if we wasn’t so shit I’d find it funny
@CalumHoward: Mega. Love that.
@DJstormGG: Mendy should of slapped him his hands are like fucking shovels
@JonDBells: This is genius. Love how Mendy just tolerates
@C_Lioneye: Got to respect the commitment to the shithousery
@BriersGary: That’s class.
@Realchris50: Lmao i rate this
@ConJClancy: This is one of the most Sunday League things I’ve ever seen.
@encyclodeezy: Hilarious lol