Chelsea were completely outclassed by Manchester City on Sunday when they were beaten 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium but fans were pleased with the performance of one of their stars despite the result.
The Blues would have been looking to come back from a defeat to Manchester United last weekend, however, they failed to put in any sort of challenge.
Antonio Conteâ€™s Chelsea team were brushed aside by Pep Guardiola and looked far from one that has been pushing for a Champions League spot in next yearâ€™s tournament.
The Blues failed to have any chances of note during the whole game, although they had managed to hold the Citizens level.
However, Chelsea’s resistance was finally broken 34 seconds after the restart when Bernardo Silva managed to convert a David Silva cross into the net.
The visitors did not challenge Ederson in the City goal the whole game, as they failed to have a shot on target throughout the 90 minutes.
The Stamford Bridge outfit have now failed to win in their last three matches and will host Crystal Palace next Saturday at home, with fans expecting more of a performance from their stars.
Chelsea supporters took to social media to provide their reactions to the clubâ€™s abysmal display and a number of them took the time to praise Antonio Rudigerâ€™s efforts.
Despite the poor showing in general by the current Premier League champions, fans took to Twitter to find the positives, with the Germany international defender as one of the only individualâ€™s who stood out.
The Chelsea faithful were happy with the former AS Roma manâ€™s display and felt he had continued to improve for the Stamford Bridge outfit.
Here are some of their reactions:
#Azpilicueta#Christensen#Rudiger# you were gallant.the others drained your energy…..
— damola tunde (@dammybt) March 4, 2018
On a plus side, I thought Rudiger had a really good game. Bring on Palace, Iâ€™ll be yelling on the blues from the MHL. Câ€™mon Chels!!
— rymondkife (@osgoodzolalamps) March 4, 2018
Rudiger and Azpi again the only good performers
— frank (@Edennesque) March 4, 2018
— Chad (@ChelseaChadder) March 4, 2018
Rudiger, azpi and willian are the only hungry players on the pitch for us
— oliver (@imnotoliver) March 4, 2018
Rudiger is doing better than Christensen, but no one is mentioning it
— Captain Cahill (@greatstar360) March 4, 2018
Rudiger is our best defender today #MCICHE
— KingðŸ‘‘ (@MKwavey) March 4, 2018
Rudiger hasn't been "terrible" Morata and Bakayoko have. Yet Bakayoko is only 23 and still has plenty of room to improve.
— VinceðŸ“¿ðŸ“¿ðŸ“¿ðŸ’‰ðŸ’‰ðŸ’‰ (@MagicalZola) March 4, 2018
Embarrassing. Afraid to press, Hazard isolated, even when they had the ball nobody could make a decent pass. At times City literally just passed the ball around in the middle of the park like it was a warmup. Rudiger was the only player I liked today.
— John Gonsalves (@dustmanf1) March 4, 2018
On a positive, I think Rudiger had one of his best games defensively today.
— Nyandarua's Finest (@IamSamiSamuel) March 4, 2018