Chelsea fans react to De Bruyne performance against Russia: 'In two years Blues fans will watch him with sadness'

Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne impressed again for Belgium on Sunday, so what did Chelsea fans make of their former player's performance?

Those who had seen former Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne play for Wolfsburg and Belgium last season knew he was set for an impressive World Cup.  And so it is proving, as the 22-year-old continues to prove why he is one of the few players Marc Wilmots will always pick when he is fit and available.

Against Russia, De Bruyne had a pass accuracy of 84.4% but it was his regular attacking threat that impressed the most.  He played 10 forward passes during a tight game against Fabio Capello's side, of which two led to goal-scoring chances for a teammate; he also had two successful dribbles.

  Pass AccuracyKey PassesForward PassesWon Contest
Kevin De Bruyne 84.4% 2 10 2

De Bruyne failed to make his mark at Chelsea and was sold to the Bundesliga outfit back in January.  But almost immediately he set about proving he was good enough to make it at the top level and ended last season with three goals and seven assists.

For Belgium he looks sprightly and a consistent threat, and one wonders how he would have played behind Diego Costa if he had been granted that chance at Stamford Bridge in the future.

But now Chelsea's loss is Wolfsburg's gain, and after Belgium's 1-0 victory over Russia we took to Twitter to see what fans made of De Bruyne's performance.  Below is a selection of what we found:

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