The Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern couldn’t quite believe what they were seeing yesterday evening. Indeed, the punters propping up our bar were venting at Tavern TV as the Blues were played off the park by Manchester City at the Etihad on a wet Manchester evening.
While losing to this City is nothing to be ashamed about, the manner in which Antonio Conte set his side up has invoked the ire of the Blues here in our bar and raised a wider question as to the club’s ambition right now. Seemingly light years behind the Sky Blues, they really are at a crossroads.
Having seen their side shut up shop and not even try to attack, much of the frustration towards the board amongst fans online seems to have subsided and is now solely being directed at Conte for his outlook and intention during the fairly embarrassing match last night.
With that in mind, here’s a closer look at it on Twitter.
CONTE is a complete fool
— Sey (@Sey29123253) March 4, 2018
— Nadir Feroz Juneja (@NadirJuneja) March 4, 2018
He is killing our football
— Agent47 (@El_Gandaf) March 4, 2018
Conte you're so stupid. Those excuses are so silly. How can you say something like that. It's not expected from the one who creates strategies for the team. Your losing mentality isn't what we have. We are winners yet you make us look stupid. Grow up man
— Peter Junior Njovu (@JuniorNjovu) March 4, 2018
Just a shame Conte himself didn't use any part of his own brain.
— Connor Needham (@dnkrz) March 4, 2018
It would have been better if we had lost 4 nil and played good football than today's nonsense called a game
— Adeola Ayodele (@AdeolaAyodele7) March 4, 2018
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Dear hazard, unless they sack him tonight for your sake, leave this club#Conteout
— Olayori Abimbola (@EYourrite) March 4, 2018