Our Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping for a big performance tonight against high-flying Burnley, to continue that winning feeling from their weekend’s comeback victory against the Saints. With the Clarets harbouring ambitions of catching Chelsea, a win for the Blues will put an end to that small glimmer of hope they hold.
The Blues have been on a horrendous run of results this calendar year, having only won four times this year so far in the league. After the Burnley match tonight, Chelsea go into an FA Cup semi-final game against Southampton, where they’ll be hoping to make easier work than they did last weekend.
With that in mind, our regular Blues in the bar think this could shine a light on their dismal season and more importantly Antonio Conte’s reign at the club, with many predicting he will be gone in the summer.
Following the Blues’ slip out of the top-four recently, Conte will be looking at not letting the slide go any further tonight. With that in mind, Conte needs to look at his players and in particular, the ones he’s brought in since he came to the club in 2016, to give him a big performance when the Italian needs it most.
However, with the big semi-final on the horizon, Conte could rest these TWO stars in a bid to save his season…
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