Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella was spotted wearing strange boots at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday after tearing off one of his pair.
Following the Blues’ 2–0 win over Bournemouth, Cucurella went to examine the boot only to find that it had been badly damaged when a heavy tackle tore the boot. The 24-year-old limped off the field to get another one.
A club backroom staff immediately provided a shoe replacement, but it was visibly different from the one that was broken.
However, the defender chose to continue playing with the other undamaged boot, meaning that much of the second half was played with two different boots – an orange one and a silver one.
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Meanwhile, Qatar stars Mason Mount and Kai Havertz gave their side an easy lead as Bournemouth fought hard for their resurgence in the game.
“It wasn’t just about the win, we wanted a performance, we wanted to play better than we did. We were not happy with our performance. [before the World Cup]Chelsea boss Graham Potter told Prime Video after his team made a comeback after losing three games before the break.
“We played good attacking football and created some good chances against a side who are doing well. They came back to us in the second half but overall I think we deserved the win.
Regardless of the result, Chelsea have managed to remain in eighth place in the league six points adrift of the Champions League places.