The signing of the summer they said. Ten points a season they said. The reason Arsenal will win the title they said.
What they didn’t say is that pre-season means f*ck all, and that the talking needs to be done on the opening day of the season, and when you look at ‘star man’ Petr Cech, there are more questions than answers after West Ham’s opening goal.
Cech made a terrible error when trying to save his side during West Ham’s set play – and not only did he misjudge his positioning, he also failed to bring the organisation to the defence that many people claimed he would, with the Arsenal line questionable at best for the first goal.
That was bad enough, but then came the second error and second goal. With that in mind, here are some of the very best reactions from the Twitter community…
Chelsea fans were loving it…
Cech in pre-season: 3 games, 3 trophies.
Cech in Premier League: 2 shots, 2 goals conceded.
— Conteholic (@Conteholic) August 9, 2015
Can hear Mourinho laughing from here.
— trickyfred (@Trickyfred) August 9, 2015
Petr Cech has already forgotten everything defensively valuable he ever learned whilst under Mourinho. pic.twitter.com/fjYcvsu2JA
— Marathonbet (@marathonbet) August 9, 2015
Oh the shade…
Why are Chelsea fans going on like that goal was Petr Cech's fault?
Your goalkeeper cost you 2 points yesterday
— 80's Classic Music (@80sClassicMusic) August 9, 2015
FAIR PLAY TO JOSE, HE'S FLOGGED THE ARSENAL A LAME BEACH GYPO DONKEY AND CONVINCED THEM IT WAS SEABISCUIT
— NEO (@VEGAN_NEO) August 9, 2015
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) August 9, 2015
Petr Cech is used to Quality Defenders dropping back/tracking back , I don't blame Cech
— OŽE AKHIGBE (@osereime) August 9, 2015
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) August 9, 2015
Then came the second…
— ChelseaFansChannel (@ChelseaFansYT) August 9, 2015
Remember when Petr Cech was gonna win Arsenal the league
— Ü (@ThoseScouseLads) August 9, 2015
And then there are some people who have memories that last longer than a second…
Show some respect for Petr Cech, you bunch of hopeless delusionals.
— ( ͡ ͡° ͜ ʖ ͡ ͡°) (@RockyLiew) August 9, 2015
Cech won't make many more errors like that, but just shows it won't be easy going from Terry-Cahill protection to Mertesacker-Koscielny..
— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) August 9, 2015
Of course Spurs fans were loving it…
Who's the best goalkeeper? RT for Kane, Fav for Cech. pic.twitter.com/TpICKDxnvb
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) August 9, 2015