By Coral Barry
Chelsea fans took to Twitter to give their verdict on the Blues securing a top-four finish and optimism was hard to find.
Guss Hiddink threw the gauntlet down to his players this week after declaring Chelsea can fight for the final Champions League place despite having a wretched opening half of their Premier League campaign.
His players duly responded by throwing away the lead away twice against West Brom in a 2-2 Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
The Chelsea supporters have endured a dismal season so far and judging from the post-match Twitter reaction, they do not see it getting any better.
— Virginboyay (@ayoadeadewuyi) January 13, 2016
A daunting Task for Chelsea to finish Top Four
— Tomiwa (@AktAkintomide) January 13, 2016
If Chelsea bring back the plastic flags it might be enough to give the players a lift and push us up into the top four #goonthechels
— Kilnbarn FC (@Kilnbarnfc) January 13, 2016
— Tom Evans (@tomevansbkeys) January 13, 2016
This particular fan believes his worst nightmares may be coming true.
Chelsea not finishing in top four is harsh. But Arsenal winning the league is torture. Someone took a huge steaming dump on Chelsea
— Gau (@Gaublueblooded) January 13, 2016
These two have differing opinions on what was needed.
Dear Mr. Mourinho, it was all a big mistake. Please could you come back? We promise not to sack you till you lose a few games again #CFC
— Matthaan (@inexorablyBlue) January 13, 2016
I think it's time for us too go into the transfer market #CFC
— Jamie Cotton (@JamieCotton97) January 13, 2016
Tottenham’s home defeat against Leicester allows Hiddink’s team to narrow the gap on the fourth spot by one point but Chelsea are a distant 12 points off the final Champions League place ahead of their clash against Everton on Saturday.