The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have mostly given up hope on the prospect of their side finishing in the top-four this season. The Blues realistically needed to beat Huddersfield on Wednesday night to stand much of a chance of success, but it was not to be.
In truth, Chelsea didn’t ever really look like they were going to win the game, and that will come as the biggest point of frustration for fans.
Fingers can be pointed at any number of figures, and supporters have certainly been pointing blame at the players, but as has often been the case, Antonio Conte has also been taking a lot of the criticism.
In particular, a few of the decisions that he made on Wednesday haven’t gone down too well, with his team selection, in particular, causing division.
Of course, he decided not to play both Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud – despite the fact that both were impressive for Chelsea against Liverpool over the weekend – and so that was just one decision that baffled fans.
Conte has been a figure that has divided opinion over the last few months, and that’s only going to continue, it seems.
Take a look at what the Chelsea supporters on Twitter have been saying below…
Sit Hazard, Courtois, and Giroud in a must win game? Is Conte sacked yet? #CFC
— Todd Smith (@noToddiusBIG) May 9, 2018
What on earth is this lineup.
— Mod (@CFCMod) May 9, 2018
Yeah need a win and eden & giroud arent playing
— Jafar (@Jfrsdq) May 9, 2018
— Hannah R. (@hannahlaylah) May 9, 2018
Moses dropped after his best game in ages.
Giroud dropped when in great form.
Hazard dropped in a must win game.
Courtois dropped after another immense performance.
Not even on the bench
Tell me that Conte isn’t deliberately sabotaging this club. I dare you. #CFC
— nick10469 (@nick10469) May 10, 2018
Bakayoko – solid against Liverpool
Moses – good for last 2/3 games
Hazard – untouchable against Liverpool and our best player
Giroud – in scoring form
Cahill – no denying he’s been solid for weeks
Courtois – no reason to be dropped
How does Conte explain this one???
— ًًً (@TheBeIgian) May 10, 2018
How we didn’t get a winner in 28 mins is beyond me. We had Giroud, Morata, Hazard, Fabregas and Willian on.
I’m sorry but our squad needs an overhaul and we need a manager who plays attacking football! #CFC
— Jannat (@jannatcfc) May 10, 2018
Buzzing for our players to be good and fresh for the Newcastle game. Conte is a disgrace.
— Ben (@TheRebuck) May 9, 2018
Hazard and Giroud on the bench in a must win game. Conte is clueless.
— SCHOLES (@iamscholes) May 9, 2018
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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