Azpilicueta angrily confronts Chelsea fan after defeat by Arsenal

Cesar Azpilicueta angrily confronts Chelsea fan at full time following defeat by Arsenal… with supporter appearing to bemoan lack of fight shown by Thomas Tuchel’s men in shock defeat at Stamford Bridge

  • Cesar Azpilicueta scored but also gave away a penalty in Chelsea’s defeat 
  • Azpilicueta took exception to something said by Blues fan after full time 
  • The Spaniard appeared to criticise the fan for clapping at him saracastically 
  • Blues defender appeared to win argument following shock defeat by Arsenal 

A furious Cesar Azpilicueta was involved in an ugly confrontation with a Chelsea supporter following their shock 4-2 defeat at home to Arsenal.

The Spain international endured mixed fortunes at Stamford Bridge, scoring the Blues’ second to draw the game level at 2-2 before conceding a stoppage-time penalty which Bukayo Saka converted.

And after referee Jon Moss blew the full-time whistle, the 32-year-old defender appeared to clash with a home fan and seemed to take umbrage at something he had said.

A furious Cesar Azpilicueta was involved in an ugly confrontation with a Chelsea supporter

Initially, Spaniard Azpilicueta put his arms out as the fan made gestures in his direction

He appeared to walk away from situation but eventually went to confront the fan in the stands

Initially, Azpilicueta put his arms out as the fan made gestures in his direction, seeming to imply Chelsea should have shown more fight.

Despite pointing at the fan and gesturing towards him, the club captain appeared to be walking away from the situation, but then changed direction to confront the fan.

Azpilicueta then appeared to berate the supporter for appearing to applaud sarcastically in his direction, with the fan then reacting by continuing the argument with the Spaniard.

Azpilicueta berated the fan who then appeared to apologise by holding his hands up to him

The fan then appeared to accept what Azpilicueta had said by holding his thumbs up

However, the fan then appeared to give in and subsequently held his hands up in apology followed by a thumbs up to the defender. 

Meanwhile, fellow Chelsea fans in the section of Stamford Bridge had gathered around the arguing pair and seemed to offer their thanks and support to Azpilicueta.    

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel however insists he could see both sides of the argument, saying: ‘I was not part of it. I saw it but honestly I can also understand the fan.’

Azpilicueta had a mixed night at Stamford Bridge, scoring the second of Chelsea’s goals

But it did not make the pain of conceding four goals at home for the second Premier League game straight any easier to swallow.

However, the German argued the pitch was partly to blame for the defeat and played a role in Eddie Nketiah’s first goal following Andreas Christensen’s underhit back pass.

‘It is a very difficult pitch we have here,’ Tuchel said. ‘It’s not to our favor. The ball bounces very awkwardly in front of Andreas… We had the same mistake against Real Madrid.’

But he also gave away a stoppage-time penalty after fouling Bukayo Saka inside the box

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