The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern were disappointed by their side’s failure to record victory at Carrow Road on Saturday evening.
Manchester City’s dominance in the Premier League so far this season has all but ended Antonio Conte’s hopes of retaining the title and forced the Italian to focus his efforts on collecting silverware in cup competitions. The opening weekend of 2018 gave Chelsea the opportunity to strengthen their prospects of claiming silverware this season by progressing to the fourth round of the FA Cup, however, The Blues failed to see off the challenge of the diligent Canaries in East Anglia.
As you would expect, Chelsea were dominant in possession and threatened the Norwich goal throughout proceedings, but in truth, they lacked the conviction and fluidity that was required to open up the Norwich defence.
In the aftermath of the fixture, the Chelsea fans discussed the performance of their side both collectively and individually on Twitter.
Alvaro Morata has take his fair share of criticism on social media since the turn of the New Year – especially after his shocking performance at Arsenal last week – but it seems the Chelsea supporters have diverted their criticism towards their back-up striker Michy Batshuayi following his display at Norwich.
The Belgian striker made only his 7th start of the season on Saturday which could explain his lack of sharpness, however, the supporters on Twitter have been in no mood to make excuses for his performance.
Here’s what the Blues faithful on Twitter had to say about Batshuayi’s performance on Saturday and his future at the club…
Michy Batshuayi needs to leave my club.
We desperately need a new striker.
— Lav (@LavCFC) January 6, 2018
Honestly would take Andy Carrol if that meant I wouldn’t have to watch Michy play again
— Kyrie (@TheIrvingEra) January 6, 2018
He just doesn't make runs.
— akshay chaturvedi (@akshay_2005) January 6, 2018
— Danny o (@Dannyboychelsea) January 6, 2018
He needs to leave..not a Chelsea quality
— Eyezerck delson (@eyezerck) January 8, 2018
He does not deserve more game time. We've seen enough from him. He's not good at all
— Ola'sCube (@Adefola16) January 7, 2018
This season He has taken a step backwards, So far so poor
— Angry Black Man (@direaleast) January 7, 2018