Chelsea fans react on Twitter to Branislav Ivanovic’s performance against Porto

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Chelsea lost 2-1 to Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Chelsea suffered their first defeat of the Champions League season on Tuesday night, falling 2-1 to Portuguese giants Porto at the Estadio Dragao.

With Chelsea’s poor domestic form still haunting them, Jose Mourinho made a number of changes to his side for the game, dropping the likes of Eden Hazard, Nemanja Matic and Oscar, whilst John Terry continued on the bench,

However, for all the underperforming players, there is one who has been the worst of the lot - Branislav Ivanovic.

The Serbian full-back, a central part of Chelsea’s recent successes, has looked completely off his game this season, but he continues to be selected by Jose Mourinho - and was even made captain yesterday.

There is no apparent reason for his continued inclusion, and his performance against Porto did nothing to prove he deserved to be playing.

He was dribbled past for the opening goal, whilst his mistimed clearance allowed Porto to win the corner which led to the second goal, whilst he only won one of 10 attempted tackles, and failed to win a single aerial duel.

Ivanovic, 31, also misplaced 10 passes, and failed to play a single successful cross, with the loss to Porto showing all the weaknesses that have defined his season..

Following the defeat, Chelsea fans took to Twitter to complain about Mourinho continuing to select Ivanovic, saying that he has now been used far too much this season when considering all of his weaknesses.

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