Must-win game: 81% of Chelsea fans want Conte to start reliable regular against Newcastle

Though the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern aren’t too confident of securing a top-four finish this season, they’re still hoping that their team picks up a win this weekend.

Anything could happen in the other fixtures, and whilst Brighton are required to beat Liverpool in order for Chelsea to finish in the top four, stranger things have certainly happened this season.

Naturally, then, it’s important that Antonio Conte does everything he can to ensure that his team wins the game, and one player that supporters clearly want to see play is Olivier Giroud.

The French forward has been in good form this season but was replaced by Alvaro Morata when Chelsea took on Huddersfield on Wednesday.

We recently polled fans on who should start against the Magpies between Morata and Giroud, and a whopping 81% of Chelsea fans responded in favour of Giroud – which is a testament to how highly rated he is amongst fans.

In contrast, just 19% of supporters are keen to see Morata play, and so it’s easy to see where the loyalties of the Stamford Bridge faithful lie.

Of course, Giroud has been very reliable for Chelsea this summer, and he picked up the winner for the Blues against Liverpool last weekend. Whether he can do the same later today remains to be seen, but the Chelsea fans are clearly hoping that he gets a chance to do that.

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