The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are desperate for their side to bag a win this weekend. It’s been a tough few weeks for the Blues, and another bad result will make things go from bad to worse.
They’re currently in a real battle for the top four, and given that they’re the reigning Premier League champions, that’s simply not good enough.
A win this weekend, then, is more important than ever. Antonio Conte will have a lot of pressure on his shoulders to get the result that he needs, and it could end up coming down to his team selection.
He has made some questionable choices over the last few weeks and months, and he cannot afford to repeat that against the Eagles.
One player that has been poor over the last few weeks is Pedro. The Spaniard’s form has fluctuated massively since his move to Stamford Bridge, and whilst Antonio Conte clearly rates him very highly – given that he has repeatedly been selected despite his poor form – it might be time for the Italian to give his Spanish winger a rest.
That’s something that Chelsea fans want to see, it seems, given that a whopping 85% of polled fans have called for him to be dropped this weekend. Our landlord recently ran a poll on that very topic, which can be seen below, and it’s clear that Pedro isn’t too popular amongst fans.
Pedro still has a lot to offer this Chelsea team, but his inconsistent form is helping nobody, especially when both Eden Hazard and Willian are impressing. Perhaps an impressive cameo from the bench will give him a boost ahead of Barcelona next week.
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