During Chelsea's 2-1 loss to Brighton on Saturday, goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was seen 'giving out tactics' which prompted a swift reaction from fans.
The Blues have now fallen to three consecutive defeats in all competitions after in-form Brighton completed an impressive comeback on a sunny afternoon in West London.
Conor Gallagher opened the scoring after some great play from Mykhailo Mudryk, but the Seagulls managed to secure all three points thanks to goals from Danny Welbeck and Julio Enciso.
Brighton, who sit seventh in the Premier League ladder, inched closer to the European spots while Frank Lampard's side lag behind in mid-table after some dismal form.
Chelsea showed some signs of positivity early on, but a particular moment in the 26th minute involving captain Kepa Arrizabalaga drew attention from some supporters. Images showed the Spaniard giving instructions to Wesley Fofana, Trevoh Chalobah, and Denis Zakaria, with Raheem Sterling joining in later.
The commentator remarked on Kepa's display of experience and authority in organizing Chelsea's defense. Kepa's actions during the first half elicited reactions from fans on social media.
One commented on the clip, saying: "Tears. Chalobah and Zakaria can’t believe who’s trying to give them instructions," while another wrote: "Kepa is actually our manager. The 2019 memes have come true."
A third said: "This is embarrassing.. Kepa is our manager. WE’RE FINISHED," and a fourth noted: "You know it's bad when Kepa is giving out the tactics."
A fifth added: "He is not new to this."
Kepa, of course, made headlines in 2019 when he defied manager Maurizio Sarri's attempt to substitute him during Chelsea's Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City.
It was later branded "a big misunderstanding" by the Spanish goalkeeper, who apologised for the incident, but plenty of fans poked fun at the Wembley moment.
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