Newcastle United crashed to a heavy defeat this weekend.
Newcastle United had a day to forget on Saturday when they crashed to a 5-1 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Diego Costa opened the scoring before two goals from Pedro and strikes from Willian and Bertrand Traore put the Magpies to the sword.
January signing Andros Townsend netted a late goal for Newcastle but it was a mere consolation as Steve McClaren’s side slipped back into the relegation zone.
Newcastle’s defence came in for understandable criticism after the final whistle but their midfielders also failed to deal with Chelsea’s regular attacks.
Cheick Tiote was tipped to leave Newcastle last month, however he remained and he has started the last two matches including a 1-0 win against West Bromwich Albion that hinted at better things to come.
The Ivory Coast international played for just over an hour against Chelsea yet he failed to inspire his side to a victory.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Newcastle fans thought of Tiote’s latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
The attitude of certain players in our squad is why we are where we are. sissoko, tiote, Colo and even janmaat give up too easily #nufc— Shaun (@ShaunGrey22) February 13, 2016
After spending the entire window trying to sell him and even buying a replacement, why are #NUFC still playing Tiote?— David James Graham (@DavidJG80) February 13, 2016
Steven Taylor should have his contract torn up. Cant even do the basics right. As for tiote he shouldn't have a contract to tare up! #nufc— Chris Pearson (@cpeo26) February 13, 2016
Not sure I've ever seen this bad of a performance by two CBs and a D mid. Colo, Taylor and Tiote have been abysmal. #nufc— Tom Ziemer (@tomziemer) February 13, 2016
Tiote is still on the pitch. Wow. Of all the subs he could have made, this was the worst possible one. #nufc— Adam Matues (@AdamMatues) February 13, 2016