Let's face it, it has not been the best of days for the Chelsea Football Club in the recent past. After facing a crushing 6-0 defeat at the hands of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City a couple of weeks ago, the Blues saw another internal drama take the centre stage when goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga decided to openly dishonour his manager Maurizio Sarri during the Carabao Cup final against the Citizens.
However, it seems as if the Football Gods had had enough fun with the struggling Chelsea FC and decided to provide them with some sort of reimbursement. In came Tottenham Hotspur Right Wing-Back Kieran Trippier.
In an English Premier League match up early this morning, Tottenham Hotspur (EPL Rank 3) went head to head against Chelsea FC (EPL Rank 6) and lost 0-2 to the Blues in spectacular fashion. However, a lot of credit for Chelsea's win must go to the Hotspur defender Trippier who did exactly the opposite of what his job description said he does: defend his side of the goal.
Trippier. pic.twitter.com/bNQmN3aeyK— Busonzio (@Busonzio) February 27, 2019
When the Chelsea forwards decided to make a late-game push for another goal after Pedro's excellent strike in the 57th minute, the ball tumbled down to Trippier with no Blues player in his vicinity. The 28-year-old then decided to pass the ball to his keeper Hugo Lloris (at least that's what we think he wanted to do).
Typical defender move, right?
However, what Trippier did not realise was the fact that Lloris was running right towards him with the net completely unguarded. His skilful and unbelievably accurate shot thus placed the ball right in the bottom left corner of the goal post.
Within microseconds of sending the ball for an own goal, the British footballer had realised what a mess he had created, as his keeper stood still, shaking his head in disbelief.
The fiasco brought forward a five-year-old tweet the footballer had put up.
“Come on Chelsea,” he had said one year before he had signed with Tottenham in 2015.
Hotspur fans and well, fans of football in general were quick to jump on to the glorious internet to roast the unfortunate defender with the best memes they could think of:February 27, 2019
Kieran Trippier has always been a Chelsea fan pic.twitter.com/iFAr2bvwr5— The Futbol Sphere (@TTOFz) February 27, 2019 February 27, 2019
Players that need to leave the club this Summer:
We can't be a top tier contender having these kind of players.
Kieran Trippier: pic.twitter.com/MpWUxGI13n
The internet never forgets…but you know that, right?