October 5, 2023

Reports have detailed how Chelsea’s vice-captain, Ben Chilwell, responded to being booed by his own fans following the team’s 0-0 draw with Bournemouth.

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According to Football London, the England international showed a gesture of apology by raising his hands after the traveling supporters expressed their disappointment towards him. Chilwell’s absence from the starting XI came as a surprise, as manager Mauricio Pochettino opted to start Mykhailo Mudryk on the left flank in search of an attacking spark.

Mudryk, the Ukrainian international, had an impressive first half, creating several scoring opportunities that Chelsea, once again, failed to capitalize on. The match saw chances for Conor Gallagher, Cole Palmer, Raheem Sterling, and Levi Colwill, but the team struggled to find the back of the net throughout the 90 minutes.

Pochettino made substitutions late in the game in an attempt to secure a late victory, with Chilwell being one of the players brought on from the bench. Although he delivered an excellent late cross for Nicolas Jackson, the latter couldn’t react quickly enough to head the ball home.

However, Chilwell became a target of frustration for Chelsea fans who had made the journey to support the team, and they expressed their disappointment after the final whistle. It has now been reported that the vice-captain took responsibility for the criticism and offered his apologies, acknowledging his role in what has been a challenging start to the season for the club.

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Chelsea currently has only five points from their first five games of the season, and finding a winning formula is crucial to avoid falling too far behind in the competition. The team has six days to prepare for their next Premier League match against Aston Villa, which is scheduled for next Sunday.

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