For the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern, a win against Roma on Wednesday is absolutely essential. It has been a tough few weeks for Chelsea fans, with a loss against Crystal Palace on Saturday really disrupting the enthusiasm of those in the pub. Of course, that defeat followed a loss to Man City prior to the international break, and so their Premier League campaign is going pretty poorly at present.
Fortunately, the Champions League has been somewhat of a saving grace so far, with the Blues currently enjoying a 100% record in the competition. A big win against Qarabag on the opening day was crucial, whilst a last-minute winner against Atletico Madrid has put the Blues in the driving seat. Thus, with a tough game against Roma on Wednesday, Chelsea could put themselves in an incredible position in the group with a good result.
A win could see them effectively secure qualification, barring a disaster in the return round of fixtures, and so the importance of this clash cannot be understated.
With regards to his team selection, Antonio Conte needs to make sure that he picks a side that is capable of putting in a workhorse like performance, particularly given the Blues’ recent poor form, and so he shouldn’t be relying on players that are mistake prone. Chelsea simply cannot afford any more mistakes, and this must have an impact on team selection.
With that said, Conte could risk losing against Roma if he picks these 2 Chelsea players – agreed?