Chelsea fans will still be reeling from that 6-0 thumping against Manchester City eight days ago. They may have bounced back with a 2-1 away win in Malmo in the Europa League on Thursday but the real test comes tonight as they host Manchester United in the FA Cup, and ahead of the game, the Blues have been slating Cesar Azplilicueta.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 17 February 2019
On the Chelsea website, the player chosen to preview the Manchester United clash has been Azpilicueta, and the fans don’t seem to have forgiven the Spaniard for his dreadful performance against Manchester City as he gave away a penalty and looked awful as the Citizens smashed six past them. However, tonight should be a different game despite the Blues’ abuse for the Chelsea captain.
The Spanish defender has the versatility to play anywhere in a back three or back four at Stamford Bridge and has found himself becoming a mainstay of the team no matter who the gaffer has been. However, like the rest of the Chelsea squad, Azpilicueta has fallen victim to losing form and dropping off under Maurizio Sarri, something that he’ll be keen to put right tonight to shut up his critics.
You can read the Blues’ thoughts on Azpilicueta here:
Then try captaining the team tomorrow for once
— Cartman (@Mauritziosarri) February 17, 2019
Get out of this club now
— Pulisic SZN (@Pulisic_SZN) 18 February 2019
That’s what u always say Azpi, but after 90mins you’ll be back apologising to us
— UJean (@Am_UJean) 17 February 2019
Better not get us handed to us tomorrow
— RxbenFTBL (@RubenReflex) February 17, 2019
This is what you say, den boom 6-0
— ArtByDouglas (@0025Douglas) February 17, 2019
I still don't have confidence in his captaining ….. I still want to see the JT type of man in him but he is too quiet
— Simo (@s_i_m_o_n_10) February 17, 2019
your reaction tomorrow would tell..
Don’t tell us rubbish here
— Dablaqboi(@Oyeyipov) 17 February 2019
The Blues hate the fact that they have to face United tonight and will be desperate for Apzilicueta to prove them all wrong with a top performance.