‘Could prove to be a masterclass’ – Chelsea fans are delighted with surprise Conte decision ahead of Qarabag clash

The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are piling into the pub ahead of their side’s Champions League clash this evening. A win will see the Blues through to the last 16 of the competition, and so it’s very important fixture for the club.

The talk of the Transfer Tavern today has been all about who Antonio Conte is going to pick in his starting eleven, and around an hour before kick-off, the Italian’s decisions were revealed via the official Chelsea Twitter page. Included within the team are a number of surprises, including the inclusion of David Luiz and the lack of Danny Drinkwater, but Alvaro Morata is the player that has generated the most chatter so far.

The Spaniard has been benched by Conte in favour of the inclusion of Eden Hazard as a false-9, with Conte clearly having one eye on the Blues’ next game against Liverpool at the weekend.

Unsurprisingly, this has had quite the reaction over on Twitter, and it seems as though most fans are delighted. It’s certainly a big call for Antonio Conte, but with so many big games on the horizon, it’s a risk worth taking. This is a sentiment that is being echoed online by most fans.

Take a look at a few responses below…

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