Madueke fires back at Chelsea fan on Instagram after FA Cup win

Madueke hits back at Chelsea fan on Instagram after FA Cup win; Stay in your lane bro

Noni Madueke hit back at a fan who criticised his performance in Chelsea’s FA Cup win over Leeds United.

Chelsea beat Leeds 3-2 on Wednesday night with Conor Gallagher firing in the winner in the 90th minute.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side will now face Championship leaders Leicester City in the quarter-finals.

It was hardly the best performance from the Blues however, with a number of players struggling yet again, chief amongst which was Madueke who was hauled off after an hour having made little impact on the game.

Fans were quick to criticise the winger, with several replying to a now-deleted Instagram post by the player.

Some comments included: ‘When will you be consistent’ and ‘Bro you tried today but you need to improve’.

One comment appeared to hit a nerve for Madueke however, with one fan saying: ‘You that can’t even guard or protect the ball when you’re with it.’

The 21-year-old hit back, bizarrely replying: ‘I’m a better footballer than you are a musician.

‘Stay in your lane bro. God bless.’

Madueke signed for Chelsea from PSV just over a year ago in a deal worth £28.5million but has failed to make much of an impression at Stamford Bridge.

The England U21 star has scored just five goals and made one assist in 33 appearances, though after the Leeds win, Pochettino defended Madueke and teammate Mykhailo Mudryk.

Asked if having so many young forwards in the squad was hampering their development, the manager replied: ‘Yes. We need time.

‘It’s a good question because they are young and they need to play if they want to evolve to be ready to play. It’s true in the same competition, we need to compete and win games.

‘That is the competition in the training ground with the players. We have Cole Palmer, Raheem Sterling, we have [Christopher] Nkunku, who is now injured, we had [Armando] Broja, we have Nicolas Jackson.

‘It’s not a place to play with six or seven offensive players. You need to provide a good balance.

‘Good point. Fair enough. Of course, we need to always work for the future to try and provide the balance to the squad and see if these young players can be all together or maybe to have different profiles of players in the squad.’

 

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