CONOR GALLAGHER appeared to shout at Enzo Fernandez during Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Bournemouth on Sunday.
The Blues slipped to 14th in the Premier League table after dropping points for the fourth time this season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have now lost two, drawn two and won just one game, meaning they sit on five points.
Frustrations clearly got the better of Chelsea as they struggled to break down Bournemouth at the weekend.
And Gallagher, who was named as captain before kick-off, appeared to vent his anger at Fernandez late in the game.
The £107million midfielder was in no rush to leave the pitch when he was substituted in the 81st minute of the match.
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According to Football London, Gallagher told Fernandez to hurry up in a ‘very loud manner’.
Fans in the away end at the Vitality Stadium also expressed their frustration.
Blues boss Pochettino responded to the booing supporters after the match.
He said: “I think the fans know if you invest the type of money people create in the media, okay, it is true, but this is expectation.
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“If you don’t win it is normal that the fans are not happy. But what i can tell the fans is the circumstance, that we cannot change, the reality we cannot change.
“We have too many players [out], of course we are a team that will be strong if we are all together.
“Even Manchester City, Arsenal, all the teams, with a normal circumstance with all the squad fit of course can compete for everything.
“Why is it different for us? Why? It is because of what? We don’t have all the squad available from the beginning of the season.
“What can we do? For me I have nothing to say. The fans can do whatever they want. We know what we need to do, we are strong in our belief.”
Pochettino went on to add: “We have had bad luck. We had 12 injured today, plus Noni [Madueke], [Marc] Cucurella and [Moises] Caicedo. Then we have three-four young guys and two keepers on the bench.
“Okay, am I going to cry, am I going to complain? I need to accept this, the challenge and keep being positive. Of course Bournemouth is a good team and is going to compete.
“Every team is going to compete and be difficult. Fair or not fair that is the circumstance we need to accept and we need to be positive, patient.”
Chelsea return to action on Sunday when they face Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.
Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk