Neal Maupay Pulled Off The 'Ultimate S**thousery' By Trying To Score From A Drop Ball
Neal Maupay has infuriated Chelsea fans after he attempted to snatch a late winner for Brighton from an uncontested drop ball.
Chelsea took an early first-half lead through skipper Cesar Azpilicueta before Alireza Jahanbakhsh scored a stunning overhead kick deep into the second half.
The Blues were handed a drop ball deep in their half five minutes after Jahanbakhsh's equaliser.
But Maupay, 23, wasted no time to pounce on the moment and charged towards Kepa Arrizabalaga's net with the ball.
Neal Maupay tried to score from a drop ball :joy:#BTAllDayer pic.twitter.com/LTh823vBRd
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 1, 2020
Referee Stuart Attwell immediately blew the whistle and furious Chelsea players swarmed Maupay over his attempts to score from the drop ball.
And the 23-year-old French forward's actions were blasted by Chelsea fans on Twitter, while others praised him for his next-level 's**thousery.'
Got a lot of time for Maupay contesting an uncontested drop ball :joy::joy::joy:
- Blue & Amber Fanzine (@B_and_A_Fanzine) January 1, 2020
So the referee kept on telling Maupay to go away cos it's an uncontested drop ball, Maupay refused, ref told him again, and again, and then Maupay was shocked when the ref booked him, what the fuck did you expect you lemon #BHACHE
- MarkFerg (@MarkFerg_) January 1, 2020
MauPay clearly not understanding the none-contested drop ball rule! Seriously?? What an absolute thick plank! @OfficialBHAFC
- moonpunk (@moonpunk) January 1, 2020
Maupay should get fantasy bonus points for his shithousery at that drop ball! #BRICHE #football
- Jake Busan (@jacobbusan) January 1, 2020
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Maupay thick as shit. What dont you understand about uncontested drop ball. Ref giving soft fouls to brighton. Why refs seem to feel obligated to help smaller teams is bizarre. Taking nothing from that brighton goal though only againat chelsea though fucking shambles 2nd half
- Tactical_playdoh (@TacticalPlaydoh) January 1, 2020
Chelsea's 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium has them five points ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United, who will return to action against Arsenal at 8pm UK time.
Blues boss Frank Lampard said he was "not happy" with his side's performance after they dropped two important points in the race for top four.
"It was frustrating for different reasons," he told BBC Sport.
"In the first half, the game was there to be won. We weren't ruthless enough.
"We got the goal and we had the possession, but we just didn't kill the game off.
"We allowed them to stay in the game. In the end, it was a wonder goal but we were lucky not to lose the game.
"In the end, the tactics matched up for both teams but they were better than us. We have to take that on the chin.
"[The lack of consistency] is a concern. It's something we absolutely have to look at.
"We have to look at the game today. It's a point, but I'm not happy with the performance."
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